Honors & Awards

  • Best Poster Award ( scientific content and presentation; non-student category) at the 15th HGS-PSEGB Conference: African E&P 2016 Africa Conference. Houston Geological Society, 09/14/2016

Internal Service

  • Serving on the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate. Executive Committee Representative (College of Engineering), 08/31/2016 - present. University service.
  • Senate Personnel and Elections Committee. Encourage, promote and align faculty members to serve on university and research committees, 08/01/2016 - 07/30/2018. University service.
  • Senate Advisory Ad-hoc Committee on Campus Sexual Assault. Guided by the Academic Senate to serve on this committee to gauge and improve campus climate, 09/14/2015 - present. University service.
  • Member, Academic Senate. Elected by the College of Engineering as a faculty representative to serve on the Academic Senate, 05/15/2015 - 05/15/2018. University service.
  • Member, College of Engineering Council. Elected to the College of Engineering Council, 05/15/2015 - 05/15/2018. College service.

Community Partnership

  • Guiding the international energy industry (Exploration & Production companies) on state-of-the-art technology on geological time scales, chrono-stratigraphic correlations, paleoenvironmental evaluation of depositional systems, and global anoxia to help them evaluate, de-risk and improve their drilling prospects. This also results in lowering the environmental impact of exploration drilling for conventional (deepwater) and unconventional prospects and fields. 01/02/2017 - present
  • with Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Ghana, via training program at EGI, University of Utah for 4 visiting geologists. Included, lectures/ demonstrations, short projects, training, field excursions, etc. 03/2012 - 05/2012


  • Delivered seminars on the “Geological evolution of the Central, North and South Atlantic Margin” covering inter-disciplinary topics such as stratigraphic correlations, global and local anoxia, paleo-geographic and paleo-climatic evolution, source rock systems generation. Seminars have been delivered to the following companies through physical presence and/or web-based communication led by me (Sudeep Kanungo): 1. INPEX Corporation (Japan): January 2018 2. ExxonMobil: London UK; Houston, TX; and Calgary (Canada) offices. October 2016, May 2017, October-November 2017. 3. Husky Energy (Calgary): October 2017 4. Nexen CNOOC (Calgary): October 2017 5. Suncor (Calgary): October 2017 6. Chevron (Calgary): October 2017 7. Geological Survey of Canada: October 2017 8. Tullow Oil: September 2017 9. Shell UK (London): July 2017 10. BP (London): June 2017 11. Total (Paris, France): March 2017 12. Cairn Energy: April 2017 13. YPF (Buenos Aires, Argentina): November 2016 14. Statoil (Stavanger, Norway): October 2016 15. Ophir Energy: July 2016 16. Eni (London and Italy): April-May 2016. 01/04/2016 - present
  • Volunteer, Junior Achievement (JA) of Utah. 10/01/2015 - present

In the Media

  • Received the Best Professional Poster Award (Non-Student Category) at the 15th HGS-PESGB African E& P Conference (Sep. 2016) in Houston, TX. The poster was chosen #1 from among 30 posters presented at the conference. 09/15/2016.