Dr. Hseen Baled is currently an Assistant Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He was previously a Research Fellow at the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pittsburgh. Dr. Baled received his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He graduated from Rheinisch-Westfälishce Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen University in Germany. His research interests include thermophysical properties of hydrocarbons at high-pressure, high-temperature conditions, and technical challenges associated with oil recovery from ultra-deep petroleum reservoirs.