Prior to joining the Centre, Brian was Professor and CEAS Fellow for Hydrocarbon Energy Resources in the department of Petroleum Engineering at The University of Wyoming.  Wyoming was at the centre of the US coal bed methane boom in the early 1990s and Brian conducted research in CBM/CSG at that time.

He is widely published across many technical areas of petroleum engineering and his new book, The Future of Energy has recently been published. His research interests include wells, well integrity and drilling technology. He has authored three text books including a very highly regarded (by the Society of Petroleum Engineering) reservoir engineering text.

Brian is based in the University of Queensland’s School of Chemical Engineering.