Dept: Petroleum Engineering
Office: BRWN - Brown Petroluem Engineering Building
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Geology (Marietta College,) Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering (University of Wyoming)
Year appointed: 2010
Ben W. Ebenhack is Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Marietta College in Ohio. He teaches courses on Formation Evaluation, Petrophysics, Energy Resources and Utilization and Engineering Ethics and Leadership. In 2008, the Society of Petroleum Engineers selected him as a Distinguished Lecturer, speaking around the world about "Preserving and Extending the Energy Advantage." The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers selected him to receive the 2011 McDonnell Award for service to humanity.
He is also the founder and Chairman of the Board of AHEAD Energy Corporation, a public charity that seeks to assist Developing Countries in their energy transitions – particularly working with schools and hospitals in Africa to develop locally produced energy systems. AHEAD has been involved recently in working with the southern African nations of Moçambique and Uganda.
He formerly held several positions with a multi-national petroleum company. He has particular expertise in Formation Evaluation technologies. He holds BS and MS degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College and the University of Wyoming respectively.
He is the author of the textbook, A Non-technical Guide to Energy Resources: Availability, Use and Impact, from PennWell publishers, in 1994 and authored the "Energy Policy" section of Our Fragile World: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development, UNESCO, 2001 as well as numerous articles and presentations about energy, development and the environment. He has two books under contract with a publisher on Pathways to Sustainable Energy and Valuing Energy.