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Cliff Johnston

Cliff Johnston is a Professor of Agronomy and Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and is Director of Enhanced Oil Recovery at Purdue. He works as an entrepreneurial lead for upstream oil and gas projects at Purdue. He currently leads a team of 10 Purdue faculty investigators across the Colleges of Science, Engineering and Agriculture looking for innovative solutions to recover ‘trapped’ oil in a joint industry partnership with Pioneer Oil Company. The goal is to leverage Purdue’s expertise in petroleum characterization, soft materials, mineralogy and rock/fluid/oil interactions, geology, and flow through porous media He serves as a global subject matter expert on rock-fluid interactions for both large and small energy companies.


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