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Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs, Professor of Energy Resources Engineering, Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and Professor, by courtesy, of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch
My work is about understanding and simulating complicated fluid flow problems. My research focuses on the design of highly accurate and efficient parallel computational methods to predict the performance of enhanced oil recovery methods. I'm particularly interested in gas injection and in-situ combustion processes. These recovery methods are extremely challenging to simulate because of the very strong nonlinearities in the governing equations. Outside petroleum engineering, I'm active in coastal ocean simulation with colleagues from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, yacht research and pterosaur flight mechanics with colleagues from the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, and the design of search algorithms in collaboration with the Library of Congress and colleagues from the Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering.
I teach courses in both energy related topics (reservoir simulation, energy, and the environment) in my department, and mathematics for engineers through the Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME). I also initiated two courses in professional development in our department (presentation skills and teaching assistant training), and a consulting course for graduate students in ICME, which offers expertise in computational methods to the Stanford community and selected industries.
Senior Associate Dean, School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, Stanford (from 2015); Director, Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Stanford (from 2010); Stanford Fellow (2010-2012); Magne Espedal Professor II, Bergen University (2011-2014); Aldo Leopold Fellow (2009); Chair, SIAM Activity group in Geosciences (2007, present, reelected in 2009); Faculty Research Fellow, Clayman Institute (2008); Elected to Council of Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) (2007); organizing committee, 2008 Gordon Conference on Flow in Porous Media; producer, Smart Energy podcast channel; Director, Stanford Yacht Research; Co-director and founder, Stanford Center of Excellence for Computational Algorithms in Digital Stewardship; Editor, Journal of Small Craft Technology; Associate editor, Transport in Porous Media; Reviewer for various journals and organizations including SPE, DoE, NSF, Journal of Computational Physics, Journal of Scientific Computing, Transport in Porous Media, Computational Geosciences; member, SIAM, SPE, KIVI, AGU, and APS
Darryl Wayne Goodson
BioGrowing up as the son of a California based heavy civil contractor, Mr. Goodson operated and understood the equipment utilized to construct projects well before his studies as a civil engineer began. Upon graduation with his B.S.C.E. from Cal State University Fresno in 1978, he took his Dad's advise and went to work for the Guy F. Atkinson Construction Company, one of the largest companies in the nation at the time.
Atkinson pressed Darryl into large project logistical planning making his first field assignment writing the CPM schedules for two nuclear power plants in Washington State. Mr. Goodson worked and learned in a team under Dr. Paul Tiesholtz (Stanford PHd) who some years later would return to Stanford and start CIFE. From power plants, Darryl headed to the jungles of Venezuela to build a structural steel bridge which was an intake structure component on a rock fill dam. While there, he studied for and passed the registration exam to become a Registered Civil Engineer in California. This was followed by a two year stint in Chile where he first lead the field engineering team supporting the construction of a 30 million cy dam with a classic arch gate spillway structure followed by running the night shift concrete operation in the construction of that spillway.
Leaving Chile, Mr. Goodson earned his Masters in Construction Engineering and Management at Stanford University in 1984 and then headed to the Rocky Mountains to build roads and bridges for COP Construction and Washington Construction in Montana. Having reached the project manager level by this time, Mr. Goodson took a position with Granite Construction Company in Orange County, CA just as the Design-Build era in highways began. After running a 16 million cy site development project in Aliso Viejo, CA, Darryl helped estimate and later became Project Manager of the SR-91 Toll Road near Anaheim,CA, the nations first PPP venture.
In 1996, Granite Construction joined Peter Kiewit and Washington Corporation to successfully bid the $1.3 billion I-15 Design Build freeway project in Salt Lake City. Darryl wrote the selected CPM schedule for the project and was named Segment Manager of the $400 million Cottonwood Segment from 48th Street to 123rd Street. With this, Mr. Goodson's days in project management ended as he was moved from Senior Project Manager to Area Manager to Western U.S. Regional Manager to Assistant Division Manager of Granite's Heavy Construction Division between 1998 and 2007. He served as a Vice President and Corporate Officer in his last four years with Granite Construction.
In 2007, Mr. Goodson joined Stacy and Witbeck Inc. of Alameda, CA as a principal and member of the Board of Directors. Stacy and Witbeck was, and is, a leader in heavy civil transit construction nation wide and lead the development and use of CM/GC contracts in the transit industry. During his tenure the company expanded geographically and experienced significant growth completing over $1.2 billion in CM/GC transit contracts in Salt Lake City alone.
In the Spring of 2011, Mr. Goodson walked quietly away from the construction industry to start the family owned Fort Klamath Ranch Ent. LLC in Oregon. Fort Klamath Ranch has interests in timber, Wagyu cattle ranching, White Sturgeon aquaculture and real estate development. Believing in the concept of giving back however, Mr. Goodson began teaching a construction management class at Stanford University in the Fall of 2017. The class offered; CEE240 Project Assessment and Budgeting
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGorle's research focuses on the development of predictive flow simulations to support the design of sustainable buildings and cities. Specific topics of interest are the coupling of large- and small-scale models and experiments to quantify uncertainties related to the variability of boundary conditions, the development of uncertainty quantification methods for low-fidelity models using high-fidelity data, and the use of field measurements to validate and improve computational predictions.