Kimberly Johnston

Associate Dean, Academic and Planning

Schulich School of Engineering

Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning

Schulich School of Engineering

Instructor

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

PhD

University of Calgary

BSc - Chemical Engineering

University of Calgary

Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.210.7305

Location

CNRL Engineering Complex: ENC106

Courses

Behaviour of Liquids, Gases and Solids (ENGG 201)

Engineering Thermodynamics (ENGG 311)

Design for Oil and Gas Engineering I (ENPE 511)

Design for Oil and Gas Engineering II (ENPE 531)

Reservoir Characterization for Field Development (ENCH 698)


Research

Research areas

  • Engineering education
  • Reservoir characterization and optimization
  • Thermodynamic modeling of phase behaviours of petroleum fluid systems

Activities

Engineering education

  • Implementing innovative teaching and learning strategies
  • Enhancing mental health in engineering education

Reservoir characterization and optimization

  • Using capacitance models to optimize recovery

Thermodynamic modeling of the phase behaviours of petroleum fluid systems


Biography

Dr. Kimberly Johnston is the Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning; Academic and Planning) for the Schulich School of Engineering and joined the leadership team in 2018. Dr. Johnston became an academic after completing her PhD in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary in 2017 where she focused her research on the phase behaviour of bitumen solvent systems. Dr. Johnston worked in industry after completing her BSc in Chemical Engineering at the University of Calgary in 2005. She advanced her career with Devon Canada, moving from field engineer to production engineer to reservoir simulation engineer between 2005 and 2011. Today, Dr. Johnston is focused on engineering education innovation and advancing mental health during the engineering education process.


Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journals

A. Mancilla-Polanco, K. Johnston, W.D.L. Richardson, F.F. Schoeggl, Y. Zhang, H.W. Yarranton, S.D. Taylor; “The Phase Behavior of Heavy Oil and Propane Mixtures”; SPE Journal; 2018

K.A. Johnston, F.F. Schoeggl, M. Satyro, H.W. Yarranton; “Phase Behavior of Bitumen and n-Pentane”; Fluid Phase Equilibria 2017

K.A. Johnston, M.A. Satyro, S.D. Taylor, H.W. Yarranton; “Can a Cubic Equation of State Model Bitumen-Solvent Phase Behavior?”, Energy & Fuels, 2017

 

Conferences

“Redesigning Thermodynamics Labs with a Design-Implementation Experience,” Paper and Presentation; CDIO, Aarhus, Denmark, 2018

 “A Systematic Review of Canadian Engineering Education Research,” Paper and panel discussion; CEEA, Vancouver, BC; 2018        

 “Measurement of Asphaltene-Rich Phase Composition of ­n-Pentane Diluted Bitumen,” Poster Presentation; Petrophase Conference 2016, Elsinore, Denmark

“Measurement and Modeling of the Phase Behavior of n-Pentane Diluted Bitumen,” Poster Presentation; International Conference of Properties and Phase Equilibria for Product and Process Design, Porto, Portugal; 2016

“Investigation of Modeling Asphaltene Precipitation from n-Alkane Diluted Bitumen with a Cubic Equation of State with Asymmetric Mixing Rules,” Technical Presentation; CSChE Conference 2015, Calgary, AB

 “Investigation of Modeling Asphaltene Precipitation Using a Cubic Equation of State with Asymmetric Mixing Rules,” Poster Presentation; Petrophase Conference 2014, Galveston, TX     

 “Modeling Solvent-Bitumen Phase Behavior with a Cubic Equation of State and Asymmetric Mixing Rules," Technical Presentation; CSChE Conference 2013, Fredericton, NB        


Awards

2019

SSE Teaching Achievement Award
Faculty Excellence Award, Chemical Engineering Student Society

2018

SSE Teaching Achievement Award
SSE Teaching Innovation Award

2017

SSE Teaching Achievement Award