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Office #
Brown 202
MS-Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming (1984); BS-Petroleum Engineering, Marietta College (1976)
Year Appointed
Courses - Fall
  • Energy Conversion Principles
  • Energy & Sustainability

Ben W. Ebenhack is the Benedum Professor and Industry Partners Chair of Petroleum Engineering and Geology at Marietta College. He teaches Formation Evaluation, Petrophysics, Energy Resources, Energy Systems Design, and Engineering Ethics and Leadership. In 2009-10, he served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the Society of Petroleum Engineers, speaking around the world about “Preserving and Extending the Energy Advantage.” With co-author Daniel Martinez, he wrote two books: The Path to More Sustainable Energy Systems and Valuing Energy for Global Needs. He and Martinez are working on Energy Efficiency: Concepts and Calculations now. The AIME and SPE awarded him the 2011 McConnell Award for service to humanity.

He was the founder and past Chairman of the Board of AHEAD Energy Corporation, a public charity that seeks to assist Developing Countries in their energy transitions. He formerly held several positions with a multi-national petroleum company and became the international division head of Formation Evaluation before leaving the company. He holds BS and MS degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College and the University of Wyoming, respectively.

Ebenhack can be available to speak about various topics related to Energy Systems, Energy Transitions and How We Value Energy.