Viacheslau "Slava" Kudrashou
Office: 104F Vincent Science Center
Dr. Viacheslau Kudrashou joined SRU in Fall 2019 and is currently an Assistant Professor in Petroleum Engineering.
Dr. Kudrashou received his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering in 2012 from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas. He also received his Master's in 2015 and Ph.D. in 2018, both in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. In the course of his graduate research, Viacheslau managed a laboratory working on advanced characterization methods, specializing in XRD (X-Ray Diffraction), SEM-EDS (Scanning Electron Microscope-Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy), ICP-OES (Inductive Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometry), and XRF (X-ray Fluorescence). He initiated multiple industrial collaboration projects and received funding for research proposals in (1) stimulation of SAGD (Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage) wells; and (2) density and viscosity optimization for hydraulic fracturing gel.
Viacheslau is passionate about teaching and instructional design. He is teaching introductory engineering courses, upper petroleum engineering core courses and design courses. Dr. Kudrashou creates project-based courses that include lectures, discussions, hands-on problem solving, and interactive practical exercises to enhance leaning and create student-centered atmosphere in his classroom.
Dr. Kudrashou's research interests include application of chemical and thermal treatment methods for enhanced oil recovery and well stimulation. He is currently working on topics of formation damage, chemical compatibility, and fluid optimization for hydraulic fracturing.
Viacheslau is an active member of SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers). He is involved in work with other professional organizations, such as IADC (International Association of Drilling Contractors), and AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists). He received awards and recognition for his contribution as a technical reviewer, translator, editor, and educator.
Outside of teaching and research, he enjoys outdoor recreational activities, such as camping, kayaking and fishing.