Ishan Rao

Chemical and Biological Engineering Affiliate Faculty

Rao, Ishao

Ishan Rao works with KPMG as Manager for Energy Solutions, based in Houston, TX. At this current position, he evaluates, recommends, and implements technology and operational improvement strategies for asset integrity, reliability, and production optimization in the energy space. He has over 10 years of combined leadership, management, operational excellence, and technology deployment. He was formerly with Shell Exploration and Production Company as Flow Assurance Engineer for all of Shell’s Gulf of Mexico assets, providing primary support to greenfield/brownfield projects, SPAIR, technology development and interventions, and mitigating short term threats. Ishan was born in India, obtained his B.S. degree from the Institute of Chemical Technology (Mumbai) and then his Ph.D. from Colorado School of Mines (multiphase flow/hydrates), both in Chemical Engineering.