Gioia Falcone is currently Rankine Chair, Professor of Energy Engineering at the University of Glasgow. Until June 2018, she was Professor and Head of the Geo-Energy Engineering Centre (formerly Oil & Gas Engineering Centre) at Cranfield University. Between 2011 and early 2016, she held the Endowed Chair and Professorship in Geothermal Energy Systems at Clausthal University of Technology, Germany, where she was also the Director of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering. Gioia was formerly an assistant and then associate professor in petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University, Chevron Corporation Faculty Fellow and faculty member of the Ocean Drilling and Sustainable Earth Science partnership. Prior to joining academia, she worked with Eni-Agip, Enterprise Oil UK, Shell E&P UK and Total E&P UK, covering both offshore and onshore assignments.
Gioia holds a Laurea Summa Cum Laude in environmental-petroleum engineering from Sapienza University of Rome, a M.Sc. degree in petroleum engineering from Imperial College London and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Imperial College London.
Gioia has served on several expert review panels, as technical editor/reviewer for several peer-review journals, and as member of several program committees of technical conferences around the world. She has co-authored over 140 scholarly articles and one US patent, edited the 2012 Multiphase Flow Metering SPE Reprint Series “Getting up to Speed” and co-authored the 2009 book on Multiphase Flow Metering, published Elsevier.
Along with being actively engaged with the SPE, she is one of the 23 members of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Bureau of the Expert Group on Resource Classification, and of its Renewable Reserves Working Group. The group has overseen the development of the Specifications for the Application of UNFC-2009 to UNFC-2009 to Injection Projects for the Purpose of Geological Storage.
Gioia has carried out research and published on the subjects of CCS and CCUS, including the estimation of the carbon capture potential of depleted hydrocarbon fields and saline aquifers, and the technical and economic feasibility of Enhanced Oil Recovery offshore.