Dr. Bommer has extensive experience in reservoir evaluation and drilling and production practice. His research includes the investigation of oil field cementing operations and design, the testing and application of foam and foam cement, the fatigue life of sucker rods, and the mechanics of down-hole gas-liquid separators. He served on the National Academy of Engineering committee that investigated the causes of the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. He has received numerous teaching awards including the University of Texas System Board of Regents Teaching Award in 2014. Dr. Bommer has published articles in several fields including solution mining, beam pump design, and well log analysis. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.