Contact Professor Gioia Falcone

Areas of expertise


Professor Falcone holds a Laurea Summa Cum Laude in environmental-georesources engineering from Sapienza University of Rome, an MSc in petroleum engineering from Imperial College London and a PhD in chemical engineering from Imperial College London.

Until early 2016, Professor Falcone held the Endowed Chair and Professorship in Geothermal Energy Systems at Clausthal University of Technology, Germany, where she was also the Director of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering. She was formerly an assistant and then associate professor in petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University, Chevron Corporation Faculty Fellow and faculty member of the Ocean Drilling and Sustainable Earth Science (ODASES) partnership.

Prior to joining Texas A&M, Professor Falcone worked with Eni-Agip, Enterprise Oil UK, Shell E&P UK and Total E&P UK, covering both offshore and onshore assignments.

Current activities

Professor Falcone is Head of the Geo-Energy Engineering Centre at Cranfield University. Her main interest areas are:

  • Petroleum engineering
  • Geothermal engineering
  • Multiphase flow systems
  • Production optimisation
  • Integrated/Hybrid energy systems
  • Resources and reserves classification
  • Subsea engineering
  • Artificial lift and liquid unloading
  • CO2 transport, boosting and underground injection
Professor Falcone is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). She is also a member of the Bureau of the Expert Group on Resource Classification of the United Nations Commission for Europe (UNECE) and its Renewables Sub-Group, of the International Geothermal Association (IGA) and its Resources and Reserves committee, of the Artificial Lift R&D Council (ALRDC) and of the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC).


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