Elizabeth Barsotti

Career Development Fellow MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Elizabeth Barsotti, SPE, is a career development fellow in the Neurobiology Division at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology; a visiting scientist in the Department of Physiology, Development, and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge; and an affiliated postdoc at Clare Hall College at the University of Cambridge. She holds a PhD degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Wyoming, where she investigated fluid phase behavior and interfacial phenomena in ultratight reservoirs. Barsotti’s expertise includes unconventionals, enhanced oil recovery, and carbon capture and storage. She serves as an associate editor for SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering.

  • Oil is the bedrock on which modern society is built. The primary question remains: How can we continue to produce oil while minimizing its climate-harming byproducts? Thanks to the ingenuity of industry professionals around the world, new technologies are emerging that allow us to achieve this goal.