Dr. Frank Male is a postdoctoral fellow in the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin. He received bachelor's degrees in physics and political science in 2009 from Kansas State University and was a research intern at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Goettingen, Germany, before coming to Austin for graduate school in physics. His doctoral research focused on characterizing and predicting performance from shale gas wells. He coauthored a paper with his supervisors, Michael Marder and Tad Patzek, that received the Cozzarelli Prize for the best engineering paper published in the Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences in 2013. Dr. Male was awarded his PhD from UT in 2015.