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Anne Grau, Ph.D.

Applied Assistant Professor of Energy Management

Program Director, MEB Program


Anne Grau is an accomplished energy leader and dedicated business professional with more than 30 years of experience in the oil industry, Anne holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology from Baylor University and a Ph.D. from the Colorado School of Mines.

Grau holds subject matter expert in exploration, development and exploitation of unconventional resource plays in North America. Skilled in collaborating with domestic and international cross-functional teams to achieve business goals and objectives, with a passion for career development and mentoring of the next generation of energy professionals. Highly proficient synthesizing big data into meaningful analysis.

As a daughter of a mathematics professor, Grau has long looked forward to being able teach and work with students at the university level. Teaching energy classes to undergraduates and graduates in a collaborative setting, Grau strives to bring the latest energy applications to TU students to arm them with the skills and knowledge they need to hit the ground running in their future careers in energy.



  • Ph.D., The Colorado School of Mines
    • Dissertation: “Material Balance: Quartz Cement vs. Internal Sources of Silica, East Brae Field, Offshore United Kingdom”
  • M.S., Baylor University
    • Dissertation: “Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality of the Deep Wilcox Sands, South Texas”
  • B.S., Baylor University
    • Dissertation: “Comparative Evolutions of Summer Coon and Del Norte Volcanoes, San Juan Volcanic Field, Colorado”

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Reservoir characterization
  • Unconventional resource plays
  • Reservoir management
  • Alternative energy
  • Natural resources
  • Exploration
  • Critical minerals
  • Economic impact analysis