Vikram Rao is Executive Director, Research Triangle Energy Consortium, a non-profit in energy founded by Duke University, North Carolina State University, RTI International and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He recently retired as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Halliburton Company where he was responsible for the Company’s technology effort, as well as the setup and management of the intellectual asset management function.
Previously Dr. Rao also held executive management positions in Research and Development, Product Launch, Reservoir Studies, and Sales and Marketing. He joined the Company in 1974 as a Senior Research Engineer.
Dr. Rao serves in technical and business advisory capacities to energy companies, technology companies, NGO’s and universities, in the US and elsewhere. He has served on the Boards of numerous start ups.Dr. Rao holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India, along with a master’s degree and a doctorate in engineering from Stanford University. He is the author of more than 40 publications and has been awarded 26 patents.