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ECE Explorations - Halliburton | Dan Saban (BSEE 92), Senior Manager of Projects & Systems

Speaker Halliburton
Dan Saban (BSEE 92), Senior Manager of Projects & Systems
Title "The Role of Technology in the Oilfield Services Industry"
Date: 9/3/2014
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: 1002 ECEB, Grainger Auditorium
Event Contact: Nikki Slack, Office of Advancement, 53 Everitt Lab
Event Type: Seminars

Daniel M. Saban (BSEE ’92) will explain the role of electrical engineering
at an oilfield services company. He will also discuss technology in energy
and general, contrasting oil and gas with solar and wind.

Daniel M. Saban works for Halliburton’s Wireline & Perforating product
service line. He’s a former CTO of a young company in the wind and
electronic vehicle markets, and also a former director of technology for
a startup in the oil and gas industry.

Open to all | Pizza will be provided after the talk!

Dr. Daniel M. Saban is an engineering leader with a background in new product development projects and focused expertise in design and analysis of electrical machines and power electronics. He is the Senior Manager of Projects and Systems for Halliburton’s Wireline & Perforating product service line, where he is responsible for a team of project managers and technical staff and oversees the annual product development budget.

He was formerly the CTO for a young company in the wind and electric vehicle markets and the Director of Technology for a startup in the oil & gas industry that was acquired by FMC Technologies for $120M in 2009. He spent his early career at GE Motors (various motor applications) and UTC’s Hamilton Sundstrand (military and commercial aircraft generators) and also recently he was involved with wind, nuclear, and natural gas generation applications at GE Energy.

He earned a PhD in 2006 while working full-time and concurrent MSEE and MSME degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MSME in 1993 from Purdue-West Lafayette. He received his Bachelors degree in EE from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign after only seven semesters in January of 1992 and he is a registered professional engineer in two states and has 34 patents to date. He is an active Senior Member of IEEE and has published more than a dozen peer-reviewed papers and has been an invited speaker at AWEA and IEEE conferences.