Phaneendra Kondapi, SPE, was appointed director of subsea engineering for the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. He has more than 20 years of experience in the industry including with FMC Technologies and KBR in engineering and consulting projects worldwide. Kondapi has been recognized for his work in designing and developing university-level curriculum in flow assurance and subsea engineering and for his innovative teaching methods. As the KBR adjunct professor of subsea engineering at the University of Houston, Kondapi helped develop the first subsea engineering program in the US. He is the chair of the Offshore Technology Conference Flow Assurance and Subsea Processing steering committees and the SPE Faculty Innovative Teaching Awards Committee. He has previously been chair of the SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section and was a chair of the SPE Flow Assurance: Future State of the Art forum in 2015. In 2013, he received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from Andhra University College of Engineering in India and the SPE Faculty Innovative Teaching Award. Kondapi holds a PhD from Tennessee Technological University, and BS and MS degrees from Andhra University, all in chemical engineering.