Senior Research Leader Dr. Srikanta Mishra is one of today’s foremost experts on geosystems modeling, uncertainty quantification and integrated system risk assessment. Srikanta leads reservoir modeling and data analytics activities for the Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Services resource group within Battelle’s Energy & Environment business unit. He joined Battelle in 2010 after a distinguished career in environmental consulting and applied research spanning the fields of petroleum reservoir engineering, carbon dioxide sequestration, nuclear waste disposal and water resource management. In 2013, Srikanta was promoted to Senior Research Leader, the highest technical level for scientists and engineers at Battelle. Srikanta’s team is currently setting up a joint industry project to investigate efficient strategies for improving recovery from the oil-rich Utica shale play in Ohio. Several operators have drilled wells in this region, but have not been able to produce oil at economic rates. If successful, the project could provide a significant boost to oil production in the area. He is also working to bring some of the advanced statistical data mining techniques used for national security and health analytics problems at Battelle to the oil and gas domain.