Research Interests: Petroleum geology, geostatistics, artificial intelligence,abnormal fluid pressures (overpressures), petrophysics, well logging, hydraulic fracturing,
I am a professor of petroleum geology and geophysics. Prior to coming to CUNY, I worked at "Al. I. Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania, and University of Oklahoma. As author, co-author and editor, I published 20 books and book-chapter and over 90 peer-reviewed articles and extended abstracts in USA, Germany, Canada, Romania and other countries. Currently, my research focuses on carbon dioxide capture and sequestration, applying artificial intelligent approaches in petroleum geosciences, and studying the overpressure regimes in sedimentary basins.
Cranganu, C., H. Luchian and M. E. Breaban (Eds), 2015, Artificial Intelligent Approaches in Petroleum Geosciences, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-319-16530-1, 290 p.
Cranganu, C., 2014, Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing - Between Myth and Reality, Integral Publishing House, ISBN 978-973-8209-22-0, 287 p. (in Romanian).
Cranganu, C., 2013, Natural Gas and Petroleum: Production Strategies, Environmental Implications and Future Challenges, Editor, Nova Science Publishers, New York, ISBN: 978- 1-62808-535-8540-2, 236 p.
Aja, S. U., and C. Cranganu, 2013, Exploring the Earth System, Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., ISBN: 978-1-4652-0696-1, 263 pp.
Cranganu, C., 2012, Heat flow in Oklahoma and the south central United States, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-8484-2458-0, 196 pp.