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Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2239

Dr. Ammar Elhusseiny

Assistant Professor, Geosciences Department

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., 2015, The effect of micrite content on the acoustic velocity of carbonate rocks, Geophysics, v. 80, no. 4, p. L45-L55, doi: 10.1190/geo2014-0599.1.
  • 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. and Knight, R., 2017, A laboratory study of the link between NMR data and pore size in carbonate skeletal grains and micrite, Petrophysics, vol. 58, no. 2, 116-125

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.