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Dr. Ammar El-Husseiny

Associate Professor, Program Leader – Petrophysics/Rockphysics, CIPR, Department of Geosciences

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Geophysics, Stanford University, USA, 2016
  • M.S. in Geophysics, Stanford University, USA, 2013
  • B.S. (Honor) in Petroleum Geosciences, The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2010

Research Interests

  • Rock physics of carbonates characterizing their transport and elastic properties.
  • Fluid substitution and time-lapse seismic interpretation
  • The use of NMR for pore structure characterization

Selected Publications

  • El Husseiny, A. and Vanorio, T., 2017, Porosity-permeability relationship in dual porosity carbonate analogs, Geophysics, vol. 82, no. 1, MR65-MR74, doi: 10.1190/geo2015-0649.1
  • El Husseiny, A., Nizamuddin, S., Raheem, O., and Vega, S., 2019, The effect of pore structure complexity and saturation history on the variations of acoustic velocity as function of brine and oil saturation in carbonates, Journal of Petroleum Sciences and Engineering, 179, pp. 180-191
  • El Husseiny, A., Vanorio, T., and Mavko, G., 2019, Predicting porosity of binary mixtures made out of irregular nonspherical particles: Application to natural sediments, Advanced powder technology, Vol. 30, no. 8, 1558-1566. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apt.2019.05.001
  • Elsayed, M., Mahmoud, M., El-Husseiny, A., Kamal, M. S., Al-Garadi, K., 2020, A New Method to Evaluate Reaction Kinetics of Acids with Carbonate Rocks Using NMR Diffusion Measurements, Energy and Fuel,  34, 1, 787-797, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b03784
  • El-Husseiny, A., 2020, Improved Packing Model for Functionally Graded Sand-Fines Mixtures: Incorporation of Fines Cohesive Packing Behavior, Applied Sciences, 10(2), 562

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Awards & Honors

  • Awarded the EAGE annual meeting Travel Grant, Vienna, Austria, May 2011
  • Graduation from The Petroleum Institute with GPA of 4.0 out of 4.0 (honor with distinction), 2010.
  • First place in the “SEG Challenge Bowl” regional competition in the Middle East, The Petroleum Institute, 2009.