Dr. Andrea Ceriani is Associate Professor and the Interim Chair of the Earth Sciences Department at Khalifa University of Science and Technology. He previously served as Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies at the Petroleum Institute. Dr. Ceriani received his Master of Science and PhD degrees from the University of Pavia (Italy) where he was appointed as Assistant Professor in 2005. Dr. Ceriani acts as scientific advisor and consultant in industry-funded research projects for National and International Oil Companies. Dr. Ceriani has published numerous articles in renowned refereed journals and conference proceedings. He also delivered several presentations in international conferences and is the co-author of a few book chapters. Furthermore, he serves as a reviewer for reputable international journals and Governmental Institutions in the area of geosciences. Dr. Ceriani received educational and research awards, including ADNOC R&D Science Lantern Faculty Award and R&D OSC Reward in 2014. He has been in the list of nominees for the Dean of the College of Engineering Teaching Award and the Provost’s Advising Award in 2017.