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Dr. Panagiotis Kirmizakis

Tel: + 966 (013) 860-1793

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2160

Dr. Panagiotis Kirmizakis

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Geosciences

Dr. Panagiotis Kirmizakis is currently working as postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Geosciences. Before joining KFUPM, he worked as Early Stage Researcher in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 643087 REMEDIATE. Dr. Kirmizakis obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering (Hellenic Mediterranean Univerisity) focusing in Environmental Monitoring and Environmental Geophysics and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Queen’s University Belfast – QUB, UK) on the application of geophysics to characterize biological processes in contaminated / degraded environments. He is mainly interested in processing and interpretation of hydrogeophysical, biogeophysical and applied geophysics data.

 

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, School of Natural and Build Environment, Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast, UK
  • M.S., Geoenvironmental Resources & Risks, Department of Environmental & Natural Resources, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Crete, Greece
  • B.S., Environmental & Natural Resources Engineering, Department of Environmental & Natural Resources, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Crete, Greece

Research Interests

  • Environmental geophysics & biogeophysics
  • Bio-Electrochemical Systems
  • Environmental Engineering & Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Wastewater Treatment

Selected Publications

  • Muhammad O.; Tawabini B.; Kirmizakis, P.; Kalderis D.; Ntarlagiannis D.; Soupios P. Combining geophysics and material science for environmental remediation: real-time monitoring of Fe-biochar arsenic wastewater treatment. Chemosphere, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.131390
  • Seyedpour, S.M.; Valizadeh, I.; Kirmizakis, P.; Doherty, R.; Ricken, T. Optimization of the Groundwater Remediation Process Using a Coupled Genetic Algorithm-Finite Difference Method. Water, 13, 383, 2021. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13030383
  • Kirmizakis P., Ntarlagiannis D., Kalderis D., Soupios P.; Preliminary assessment on the application of biochar and spectral induced polarization for wastewater treatment. Near Surface Geophysics, 18, 109-122, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1002/nsg.12076
  • Morteza S., Kirmizakis P., Brennan P., Doherty R., Ricken T.; Optimal remediation design and simulation groundwater flow coupled to contaminant transport using genetic algorithm and radial point collocation method (RPCM). Science of the Total Environment, 669, 389-399, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.409
  • Kirmizakis P., Doherty R., Mendonca C., Costeira R., Allen C., Ofterdinger U., Kulakov L.; Enhancement of Gasworks Groundwater Remediation by coupling a Bio-electrochemical and Activated Carbon System. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-11, Jan. 2019. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-04297-w

List of Publication & Research activities:

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2723-7855

Scopus: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=56335704100

Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=OBbPDTQAAAAJ&hl=en

Symplectic: https://kfupm.discovery.symplectic.org/Panagiotis-Kirmizakis

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Panagiotis-Kirmizakis

Tel: +966 (013) 860-1793
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Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2160

Dr. Tinku Saikia

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Tinku Saikia is a Post Doctorate Research Fellow in the Petroleum Engineering Department at KFUPM. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering from IIT (ISM), Dhanbad, India. During his Ph.D., he worked in the field of development of gas hydrate inhibitors for drilling fluids. He joined Complex and Reactive Fluids (CRF) Lab at KFUPM in 2018

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering
  • M.Tech in Petroleum Exploration and Production
  • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Gas Hydrates Inhibitors and Promoters
  • Conformance Control and Permeability Modifiers

Selected Publications

  • Quantum dots: A new approach in thermodynamic inhibitor for the drilling of gas hydrate bearing formation. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 52, 25 August 2017, Pages 89-98.
  • Experimental investigations of clathrate hydrate inhibition in water based drilling fluid using green Inhibitor. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Volume 147, November 2016, Pages 647-653.
  • Evaluation of 1-Decyl-3-Methylimidazolium Tetrafluoroborate as clathrate hydrate crystal inhibitor in drilling fluid. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Volume 36, Part A, November 2016, Pages 906-915.
  • Temperature Augmented Visual Method for Initial Screening of  Hydrate Inhibitors. Oil & Gas Science and Technology – Revue d’IFP Energies Nouvelles Volume 73, 2018, 1-8.
  • Evaluation of Soya Lecithin as Eco-friendly Biosurfactant Clathrate Hydrate Antiagglomerant Additive. Journal of Surfactants and Detergents. Volume 21(1), 2018, 101-111.
  • Experimental Investigations and Optimizations of Rheological Behavior of Drilling Fluids using RSM & CCD  for Gas Hydrate Bearing Formation. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Volume 43 (11), November 2018, Pages 6541-6554.
Tel: +966 (013) 860-1796
Fax: +966 (013) 860-4447

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2160

Dr. Mohammad Sarim Jamal

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Jamal is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Department of Petroleum Engineering. He worked as a Lecturer-B in the Petroleum Engineering department from 2014-2019 during which he received his Ph.D.  As part of his Ph.D. he developed novel methods to efficiently model flow and transport in Karst reservoirs and aquifers. He has teaching experience in Reservoir Simulation and Reservoir Description.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. , Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2018 
  • M.S. , Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, 2012
  • B.Tech. , Petrochemical Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, India, 2010

Research Interests

  • Reservoir Simulation and Numerical Modeling
  • Fluid Flow and Transport in Porous Media
  • Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport
  • Reservoir Optimization Case Studies
  • Carbonate and Fractured Reservoirs

Selected Publications

  • Mohammed, I., Afagwu, C. C., Adjei, S., Kadafur, I. B., Jamal, M. S., & Awotunde, A. A. (2020). A review on polymer, gas, surfactant and nanoparticle adsorption modeling in porous media. Oil & Gas Science and Technology – Revue d’IFP Energies nouvelles, 75, 77. https://doi.org/10.2516/ogst/2020063
  • Jamal, M. S., & Awotunde, A. A. (2020). Darcy’s model with optimized permeability distribution for the simulation of stokes flow and contaminant transport in karst aquifers. Hydrogeology Journal, 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-020-02124-y
  • Kalam, S., Olayiwola, T., Al-Rubaii, M. M., Amaechi, B. I., Jamal, M. S., & Awotunde, A. A. (2020). Carbon dioxide sequestration in underground formations: review of experimental, modeling, and field studies. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13202-020-01028-7
  • Jamal, M.S., Awotunde, A. A., Abdulraheem, A., Al-Yousef, H. Y., Al-Mouhamed, M. A., & Fairag, F. A. (2019). Assessment of unsteady Brinkman’s model for flow in karst aquifers. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 12(1), 12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-018-4160-8
  • Jamal, M.S., & Awotunde, A. A. (2018). Full-field to sector modeling for efficient flow simulation in karst aquifers. Journal of Hydrology, 564, 682–696. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.JHYDROL.2018.07.028

Extended Publications (+)

  • Jamal, M.S., & Awotunde, A. A. (2018). Modeling of Unsteady Flow in Karst Reservoirs Using a Modified Brinkman’s Equation. In Innovations in Geosciences – Time for Breakthrough. Saint Petersburg: EAGE. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201800120
  • Jamal, M.S., Awotunde, A., & Asad, A. (2018). Utilization of the Brinkman’s Equation to Model Flow and Tracer Transport within Karst Reservoirs. 80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201800839
  • Khan, R. A., Asad, A., Jamal, M. S., & Zaidi, S. A. (2018). OLYMPUS Field Development Optimization Study – KFUPM. In EAGE/TNO Workshop on OLYMPUS Field Development Optimization. Barcelona: EAGE. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201802304
  • Jamal, M. S., Al-Nuaim, S., Awotunde, A. A., & Khan, R. A. (2016). Optimal Parameter Selection in a Polymer Alternating Gas PAG Process. In SPE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition. Dammam: Society of Petroleum Engineers. https://doi.org/10.2118/182794-MS
  • Siddiqui, M. A. Q., Khan, R. A., & Jamal, M. S. (2015). Multi-objective Well Placement Optimization Considering Energy Sustainability Along With Economical Gains. In SPE North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition. Society of Petroleum Engineers. https://doi.org/10.2118/175842-MS
  • Mutrif Siddig, O., Awotunde, A., Hashim Ahmed, A., & Jamal, M. S. (2014). Effect of Project Life Time on Well Placement Optimization. In 76th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2014. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.20141519
  • Hashim Ahmed, A., Awotunde, A., Mutrif Siddig, O., & Jamal, M. S. (2014). A Pareto-based Well Placement Optimization. In 76th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2014. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.20140947
  • Ahmed Elfeel, Jamal M.S. , S., Enemanna, C., Arnold, D., & Geiger, S. (2013). Effect of DFN Upscaling on History Matching and Prediction of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs. EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE Europec. https://doi.org/10.2118/164838-MS
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Dr. Ahmed Abdulhamid Ahmed Mahmoud

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Mahmoud is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at KFUPM. He worked as a Researcher in Petroleum Engineering department from 2016-2020 during which he received his Ph.D. He joined the Drilling Fluid and Oil-Well Cementing Research Team at Department of Petroleum Engineering since 2016. He served on the faculty of Engineering at the University of Khartoum from 2012 to 2015. Dr. Mahmoud worked as a part-time instructor in Estidama Training Centre, Sudan, from 2011 to 2013. And a part-time instructor for Petroleum Training Centre (PTC), Sudan, in 2015, during that time he worked in a research team carrying out preparation, training of trainers, and in-depth qualitative evaluation of the 10 days advanced oil production optimization course. Dr. Mahmoud has numerous publications in refereed journals and conferences. He is currently a peer-reviewer for several Q1 journals.

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=q6kdJV0AAAAJ&hl=en
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ahmed-Abdulhamid-Mahmoud

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2020
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2015
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 2011

Research Interests

  • Oil-Well Cementing
  • Application of Artificial Intelligence in Petroleum engineering
  • Wellbore Clean-up

Selected Publications

  • Mahmoud, A.A., Elkatatny, S., Al-Abduljabbar, A., 2021. Application of Machine Learning Models for Real-Time Prediction of the Formation Lithology and Tops from the Drilling Parameters. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 203, 108574. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2021.108574.
  • Siddig, O., Mahmoud, A.A., Elkatatny, S.M., Soupios, P., 2021. Utilization of Artificial Neural Network in Predicting the Total Organic Carbon in Devonian Shale Using the Conventional Well Logs and the Spectral Gamma-Ray. Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience 2021, 2486046. https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/2486046.
  • Elzain, H.E., Chung, S.Y., Senapathi, V. Sekar, S., Park, N., Mahmoud, A.A., 2021. Modeling of aquifer vulnerability index using deep learning neural networks coupling with optimization algorithms. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-14522-0.
  • Mahmoud, A.A., and Elkatatny, S., 2020. Improved durability of Saudi Class G oil-well cement sheath in CO2 rich environments using olive waste. Construction and Building Materials 262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.120623.
  • Mahmoud, A.A., and Elkatatny, S., 2020. Improving Class G Cement Carbonation Resistance for Applications of Geologic Carbon Sequestration Using Synthetic Polypropylene Fiber. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 76, 103184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2020.103184.

Extended Publications (+)

  • Mahmoud, A.A., Elzenary, M., and Elkatatny, S., 2020. New Hybrid Hole Cleaning Model for Vertical and Deviated Wells. Journal of Energy Resources Technology 142(3), 034501. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4045169.
  • Mahmoud, A.A., Elkatatny, S., and Al-Shehri, D., 2020. Application of Machine Learning in Evaluation of the Static Young’s Modulus for Sandstone Formations. Sustainability 12(5). https://doi.org/10.3390/su12051880.
  • Siddig, O., Mahmoud, A.A., and Elkatatny, S., 2020. A review of different approaches for water-based drilling fluid filter cake removal. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 192, 107346. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2020.107346.
  • Mahmoud, A.A., and Elkatatny, S., 2019. Mitigating CO2 Reaction with Hydrated Oil Well Cement under Geologic Carbon Sequestration Using Nanoclay Particles. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 68, 102902. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2019.102902.
  • Mahmoud, A.A., Al-Hashim, H., 2019. Evaluating the integrity of clayey sandstone rocks flooded with high pH EDTA chelating agent solutions. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 177, 614-623. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2019.02.074.
  • Mahmoud, A.A., and Elkatatny, S., Chen, W., and Abdulraheem, A., 2019. Estimation of Oil Recovery Factor for Water Drive Sandy Reservoirs through Applications of Artificial Intelligence.  Energies 12(19), 3671. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12193671.
  • Mahmoud, A.A., Al-Hashim, H., 2018. Insight into the mechanism for oil recovery using EDTA chelating agent solutions from clayey sandstone rocks. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 161, 625-635. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2017.11.046.
  • Mahmoud, A.A., Elkatatny, S., Mahmoud, M., Abouelresh, M., Abdulraheem, A., Ali, A., 2017. Determination of the total organic carbon (TOC) based on conventional well logs using artificial neural network. International Journal of Coal Geology 179, 72–80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coal.2017.05.012

Awards & Honors

  • Second Place, Middle East and North Africa & South Asia and the Pacific SPE Regional Students Paper Contest, PhD Division, Online, 2021.
  • Best Student’s Project, Endogenous 2020, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2020.
  • First Place, College of Petroleum and Geosciences Club Hackathon, Al-Khober, Saudi Arabia, November 2019.
  • First Place, Middle East and North Africa SPE Regional Students Paper Contest, PhD Division, Manama, Bahrain, 2019.
  • Third Place, SPWLA International Paper Contest, PhD Division, Texas, USA, 2019.
  • First Place, SPWLA Regional Paper Contest, PhD Division, Al-Khober, Saudi Arabia, 2019.
  • Schlumberger prize for the outstanding academic performance in the fifth year at petroleum engineering department, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 2011
Tel: +966 (013) 860-1793
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Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2160

Dr. Amjed Mohammed Hassan Sheikh Mohammed

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Amjed Hassan is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at KFUPM. He worked as a Researcher in the Petroleum Engineering Department from 2016-2020 during which he received his Ph.D. Dr. Hassan joined the Thermochemical Research Team at CPG-KFUPM in 2017. He served on the faculty of Engineering at the University of Khartoum from 2011 to 2015. Dr. Hassan filed several patents and published 70+ articles in international conferences and peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Hassan serves as an assistant reviewer for several ISI journals, such as Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (JPSE), Fuel, RSC Advances, and Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology. Dr. Hassan has won SPE, SPWLA, and KFUPM research contests. Also, He received 12+ awards from Schlumberger company, SPWLA, and SPE. Dr. Hassan is an active member of the SPE, SPWLA, EAGE, and DGS societies.

ResearchGate:  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Amjed-Hassan
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=9eF50NIAAAAJ&hl=en

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2020
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2015
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 2011

Research Interests

  • Condensate Removal Processes
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
  • Artificial Intelligent Techniques
  • Well Testing, Rock Integrity, and Complex-Wells Performance

Selected Publications

  • Hassan, A., Mahmoud, M. and Patil, S., 2021. Impact of Chelating Agent Salt Type on the Enhanced Oil Recovery from Carbonate and Sandstone Reservoirs. Applied Sciences, 11(15), p.7109.
  • Chan, S.A., Hassan, A.M., Usman, M., Humphrey, J.D., Alzayer, Y. and Duque, F., 2021. Total organic carbon (TOC) quantification using artificial neural networks: Improved prediction by leveraging XRF data. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, p.109302.
  • Hassan, A., Mahmoud, M., Al-Majed, A., Elsayed, M., Al-Nakhli, A. and BaTaweel, M., 2020. Performance analysis of thermochemical fluids in removing the gas condensate from different gas formations. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 78, p.103333.
  • Hassan, A.M. and Al-Hashim, H.S., 2020. Surface charge study of EDTA interaction with carbonate rock during chelating agent flooding. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 191, p.107163.
  • Alade, O., Mahmoud, M., Hassan, A., Murtaza, M., Shehri, D.A., Al-Nakhli, A. and Bataweel, M., 2020. A novel method of removing emulsion blockage after drilling operations using thermochemical fluid. SPE Drilling & Completion, 36(01), pp.88-100.
  • Hassan, A., Mahmoud, M., Al-Majed, A., Alawi, M.B., Elkatatny, S., BaTaweel, M. and Al-Nakhli, A., 2019. Gas condensate treatment: A critical review of materials, methods, field applications, and new solutions. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 177, pp.602-613.

Extended Publications (+)

  • Hassan, A., Mahmoud, M., Al-Majed, A., Alade, O., Mokheimer, E.M. and Al-Nakhli, A., 2021. New Treatment for Improving the Productivity of Shale Reservoirs Using Thermochemical Fluids. Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 143(8), p.083003.
  • Hassan, A., Sanuade, O.A. and Olaseeni, O.G., 2021. Prediction of physico-mechanical properties of intact rocks using artificial neural network. Acta Geophysica, pp.1-20.
  • Tariq, Z., Hassan, A., Waheed, U.B., Mahmoud, M., Al-Shehri, D., Abdulraheem, A. and Mokheimer, E.M., 2021. A Data-Driven Machine Learning Approach to Predict the Natural Gas Density of Pure and Mixed Hydrocarbons. Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 143(9), p.092801.
  • Hassan, A., Aljawad, M.S. and Mahmoud, M., 2021. An Artificial Intelligence-Based Model for Performance Prediction of Acid Fracturing in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs. ACS omega.
  • Hassan, A., Abdulraheem, A. and Awadh, M., 2021. New approach to evaluate the performance of highly deviated water injection wells using artificial neural network. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 196, p.107770.
  • Barri, A.A., Hassan, A.M., Aljawad, M.S. and Mahmoud, M., 2021. Effect of Treatment Conditions on Matrix Stimulation of Carbonate Rocks with Chelating Agents. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, pp.1-14.
  • Tariq, Z., Aljawad, M.S., Hassan, A., Mahmoud, M. and Al-Ramadhan, A., 2021. Chelating Agents as Acid-Fracturing Fluids: Experimental and Modeling Studies. Energy & Fuels, 35(3), pp.2602-2618.
  • Alade, O.S., Hassan, A., Mahmoud, M., Al-Shehri, D. and Al-Majed, A., 2020. Novel approach for improving the flow of waxy crude oil using thermochemical fluids: experimental and simulation study. ACS omega, 5(8), pp.4313-4321.
  • Hassan, A., Abdalla, M., Mahmoud, M., Glatz, G., Al-Majed, A. and Al-Nakhli, A., 2020. Condensate-Banking Removal and Gas-Production Enhancement Using Thermochemical Injection: A Field-Scale Simulation. Processes, 8(6), p.727.
  • Ba Alawi, M., Hassan, A., Aljawad, M.S., Kamal, M.S., Mahmoud, M. and Al-Nakhli, A., 2020. A Novel Approach to Improve Acid Diversion in Carbonate Rocks Using Thermochemical Fluids: Experimental and Numerical Study. Molecules, 25(13), p.2976.
  • Hassan, A., Mahmoud, M., Bageri, B.S., Aljawad, M.S., Kamal, M.S., Barri, A.A. and Hussein, I.A., 2020. Applications of chelating agents in the upstream oil and gas industry: a review. Energy & Fuels, 34(12), pp.15593-15613.
  • Hassan, A., Mahmoud, M., Kamal, M.S., Hussain, S.M.S. and Patil, S., 2020. Novel Treatment for Mitigating Condensate Bank Using a Newly Synthesized Gemini Surfactant. Molecules, 25(13), p.3030.
  • Hassan, A.M. and Al-Hashim, H.S., 2020. Oil Recovery Mechanisms During Sequential Injection of Chelating Agent Solutions into Carbonate Rocks. Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 142(1).
  • Hassan, A.M., Mahmoud, M.A., Al-Majed, A.A., Al-Nakhli, A.R. and Bataweel, M.A., 2019. Water blockage removal and productivity index enhancement by injecting thermochemical fluids in tight sandstone formations. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 182, p.106298.
  • Hassan, A., Elkatatny, S. and Abdulraheem, A., 2019. Application of artificial intelligence techniques to predict the well productivity of fishbone wells. Sustainability, 11(21), p.6083.
  • Hassan, A.M., Elkatatny, S. and Abdulraheem, A., 2019. Intelligent Prediction of Minimum Miscibility Pressure (MMP) During CO2 Flooding Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques. Sustainability, 11(24), p.7020.
  • Hassan, A.M., Mahmoud, M.A., Al-Majed, A.A., Elkatatny, S., Al-Nakhli, A.R. and Bataweel, M.A., 2018. Novel technique to eliminate gas condensation in gas condensate reservoirs using thermochemical fluids. Energy & fuels, 32(12), pp.12843-12850.

Awards & Honors

  • SPE prize for the best research in PhD division, for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region (May 2020).
  • First place at the post-graduate competition at the College of Petroleum and Geoscience, KFUPM (March 2019).
  • Winner of the Entrepreneurial Emerging Leaders (EEL) Program at KFUPM (May 2018).
  • Second place at the Student Scientific Forum at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (April 2018)
  • SPWLA prize for the best research in petrophysics, for the Middle East Region (February 2018).
  • Engineering Council award for the best Graduation Project in Petroleum Engineering (March 2012).
  • Ministry of Energy and Mining award for the best Academic Performance in Petroleum Engineering (February 2012).
  • University of Khartoum Award for the best Academic Performance in Petroleum Engineering (November 2011).
  • Schlumberger award for the best Academic Performance in Petroleum Engineering (May 2011).
  • Schlumberger award for the best Graduation Project in Petroleum Engineering (August 2011).

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2160

Dr. Arshad Raza

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Arshad is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Petroleum Engineering Department at KFUPM, Saudi Arabia. Before joining KFUPM, he has worked as Lecturer (2010-2012), Assistant Professor (2012-2021), and Associate Professor (2021) at the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan for almost 11 years teaching various Petroleum Discipline related undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Dr. Arshad received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Petroleum Engineering Department at UET, Lahore, Pakistan. He obtained his doctoral degree in Petroleum Engineering from Curtin University, Australia, in 2017 on the improved scheme of reservoir characterization for CO2 Sequestration. 

He has been involved in many academic research studies in the USA, China, South Africa, Malaysia, and Australia, in the past 4 years.  He has published 40+ articles in peer-reviewed journals and providing voluntarily reviewer services for many leading scientific ISI journals. Furthermore, he is mainly focusing on Carbon Geo-Sequestration (CGS), Energy Storage, and Engineered Geothermal Systems (EGS).   

 ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Arshad_Raza2
 Google Scholar: ‪Arshad Raza – ‪Google Scholar

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., in Petroleum Engineering, Curtin University, Australia, 2017
  • M.S., in Petroleum Engineering, UET. Pakistan, 2012
  • B.S., in Petroleum Engineering, UET. Pakistan, 2009

Research Interests

  • Green Improved oil recovery
  • Deep Learning Neutral Networks
  • Storage feasibility of geological mediums
  • Multiphase reactive flow in porous media

Selected Publications

  • Raoof Gholami., Arshad Raza., Aadnøy, B., Rabiei, M., & Rasouli, V. 2021. Time-Dependent compaction of deep-water reservoirs: a study on the viscous behavior of unconsolidated sandstone. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 103952. Q1
  • Raoof Gholami., Arshad Raza, Pål Andersen, Alejandro Escalona, Nestor Cardozo, Dora Marín, Mohammad Sarmadivaleh, 2021, Long-Term Integrity of Shaly Seals in CO2 Geo-Sequestration Sites: An Experimental Study, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Elsevier. 109, 103370. Q2
  • Eric Saffou, Arshad Raza, Raoof Gholami, Leon Croukamp, Walter Romaric Elingou, Jan van Bever Donker, Mimonitu Opuwari, Musa S.D. Manzi, Raymond J. Durrheim, 2020. Geomechanical Characterization of CO2 Storage Sites: A Case Study from a nearly Depleted Gas Field in the Bredasdorp Basin, South Africa,” Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Elsevier. Q1
  • Shi, W., Wang, X., Guo, M., Shi, Y., Feng, A., Liang, R., & Raza, Arshad. 2020. Water use for shale as development in China’s Fuling shale gas field. Journal of Cleaner Production, 120680. Q1.
  • Raza, Arshad, Raoof Gholami, Mohammad Sarmadivaleh. 2019. “Feasibility of limestone reservoirs as a CO2 storage site: an experimental study.” AAPG Bulletin, V. 104, No. 1, P. 83-96, DOI: 10.1306/04241918124. Q2
  • Raza, Arshad, Raoof Gholami, Reza Rezaee, Vamegh Rasouli, Amanat Ali Bhatti, and Chua Han Bing. 2018. “Suitability of depleted gas reservoirs for geological CO2 storage: A simulation study.” Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, Wiley8, no. 5 (2018): 876-897, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ghg.1802.  Q4

Extended Publications (+)

  • Raza, Arshad, Reza Rezaee, Raoof Gholami, Vamegh Rasouli, Chua Han Bing, Ramasamy Nagarajan, and Mohamed Ali Hamid. “Injectivity and quantification of capillary trapping for CO2 storage: A review of influencing parameters.”Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Elsevier26 (2015): 510-517, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2015.06.046, Published Online: July 4 2015.
  • Raza, Arshad, Reza Rezaee, Raoof Gholami, Chua Han Bing, Ramasamy Nagarajan, and Mohamed Ali Hamid. “A screening criterion for selection of suitable CO2 storage sites.” Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Elsevier28 (2016): 317-327, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2015.11.053, Published Online: December 9 2015.
  • Raza, Arshad, Raoof Gholami, Mohammad Sarmadivaleh, Nathan Tarom, Reza Rezaee, Chua Han Bing, Ramasamy Nagarajan, Mohamed Ali Hamid, and Henry Elochukwu. “Integrity analysis of CO2 storage sites concerning geochemical-geomechanical interactions in saline aquifers.” Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Elsevier36 Part A (2016): 224-240, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2016.10.016, Published Online: October 13 2016.
  • Raza, Arshad, Raoof Gholami, Reza Rezaee, Chua Han Bing, Ramasamy Nagarajan, and Mohamed Ali Hamid. “Preliminary assessments of CO2 storage in carbonate formations: a case study from Malaysia.” Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, IOP, Oxford University Press (OUP) 14, no. 3 (2017): 533, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-2140/aa5e71, Published Online: March 28, 2017.
  • Raza, Arshad, Raoof Gholami, Reza Rezaee, Chua Han Bing, Ramasamy Nagarajan, and Mohamed Ali Hamid. “Assessment of CO2 residual trapping in depleted reservoirs used for geosequestration.” Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Elsevier43 (2017): 137-155, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2017.04.001, Published Online: April 7 2017.
  • Raza, Arshad, Raoof Gholami, Reza Rezaee, Vamegh Rasouli, Amanat Ali Bhatti, and Chua Han Bing. “Suitability of depleted gas reservoirs for geological CO2 storage: A simulation study.” Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, Wiley8, no. 5 (2018): 876-897, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ghg.1802, Published Online: 02 July 2018.
  • Raza, Arshad, Guo Meiyu, Raoof Gholami, Reza Rezaee, Vamegh Rasouli, Mohammad Sarmadivaleh, and Amanat Ali Bhatti. “Shale gas: A solution for energy crisis and lower CO2 emission in Pakistan.” Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Taylor & Francis, 40, no. 13 (2018): 1647-1656., DOI: 1080/15567036.2018.1486486, Published Online: 20 Jun 2018.
  • Raza, Arshad, Raoof Gholami, Guo Meiyu, Vamegh Rasouli, Amanat Ali Bhatti, and Reza Rezaee. “A review on the natural gas potential of Pakistan for the transition to a low-carbon future.” Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Taylor & Francis,41, no. 9 (2019): 1149-1159., DOI: 1080/15567036.2018.1544993, Published Online: 8 Nov 2018.
  • Raza, Arshad, Raoof Gholami, Richard Wheaton, Minou Rabiei, Vamegh Rasouli, and Reza Rezaee. 2019. “Primary recovery factor as a function of production rate: Implications for conventional reservoirs with different drive mechanisms.” Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Taylor & Francis, 41:22, 2778-2785, DOI: 10.1080/15567036.2019.1576073, Published Online: 5 Feb 2019.
  • Raza, Arshad, Raoof Gholami, Minou Rabiei, Vamegh Rasouli, and Reza Rezaee. 2019. “Injection rate estimation to numerically assess CO2 sequestration in depleted gas reservoirs.” Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Taylor & Francis, :1-10. DOI: 10.1080/15567036.2019.1604871, Published Online: 13 April 2019.
  • Raza, Arshad, Raoof Gholami, Minou Rabiei, Vamegh Rasouli, Reza Rezaee, and Nikoo Fakhari. 2019, “Impact of geochemical and geomechanical changes on CO2 sequestration potential in sandstone and limestone aquifers.” Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, Wiley 0 (0). DOI: 10.1002/ghg.1907. Published Online: 16 July 2019.
  • Gholami, Raoof, Mehdi Safari, Arshad Raza, William Samuel Downey, Mohammad Sadegh Momeni, and Tarek Arbi Omar Ganat. 2019 “A field scale approach to determine compaction-based permeability in unconsolidated reservoirs.” Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Elsevier 68:102909. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2019.102909, Published Online: 7 June 2019
  • Liew, Chean Xing, Raoof Gholami, Mehdi Safari, Arshad Raza, Minou Rabiei, Nikoo Fakhari, Vamegh Rasouli, and Jose Varghese Vettaparambil. 2019. “A new mud design to reduce formation damage in sandstone reservoirs.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Elsevier no. 181:106221. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2019.106221, Published Online: 29 June 2019
  • Bhatti, Amanat Ali, Arshad Raza, Syed Mohammad Mahmood, and Raoof Gholami. “Assessing the application of miscible CO2 flooding in oil reservoirs: a case study from Pakistan.” Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, Springer, 9, no. 1 (2019): 685–701., DOI: 10.1007/s13202-018-0504-x (ESCI).
  • Umar, Bappah Adamu, Raoof Gholami, Arshad Raza, William Samuel Downey, Mohammad Sarmadivaleh, Afroz A. Shah, and Prasanta Nayak. 2019. “A Study on the Surface Wettability of Clastic Rocks with Potential Application for CO2 Storage Sites.” Natural Resources Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11053-019-09553-x. Published Online: 04 September 2019.
  • Atif Ismail, Arshad Raza, Raoof Gholami, Reza Rezaee, (2020). Reservoir characterization for sweet spot detection using color transformation overlay scheme.” Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, Springer, (ESCI), 10, 2313–2334 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13202-020-00913-5

 

 

Awards & Honors

  • Best poster presentation award in 3rd Faculty of Engineering Postgraduate Research Colloquium, UNIMAS, Kuching, Malaysia, 2015.
  • Presented Top Paper nominated by AAPG for 13th International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) 23-25 March 2021 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • CSRI fully funded PhD Scholarship 2014-2018
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Dr. Sivabalan S. Vijayalakshmi

Post-Doc Researcher, CIPR

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. 2016.
  • M.S., Chemistry, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India. 2010.
  • B.S., Chemistry, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, India. 2008.

Research Interests

  • Flow assurance
  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • Rheology of complex fluids
  • Interfacial phenomenon.

Selected Publications

  • Velusamy, S., Sakthivel, S., and Sangwai, J. S. (2017). Effect of Imidazolium-based Ionic Liquids on the Interfacial Tension of the Alkane-Water System and its Influence on the Wettability Alteration of the Quartz under Saline Condition through Contact Angle Measurements. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 56, 13521-13534. (ACS publication).
  • Velusamy, S., Sakthivel, S. and Sangwai, J. S. (2017). Effects of Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids on the Rheological Behavior of Heavy Crude Oil under High-Pressure and High-Temperature Conditions, Energy Fuels. 31, 8765-8775 (ACS publication).
  • Velusamy, S., Sakthivel, S., Neelakantan, L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2017). Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids as an Anti-corrosive Agent for Completion Fluid Design, J. Earth Sci., In Press. 28 (5), 949-961. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12583-017-0780-2. (Springer Publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Velusamy, S., Nair, V., Sharma, T. and Sangwai, J. S. (2017). Interfacial Tension of Crude Oil-Water System with Imidazolium and Lactam-based Ionic Liquids and Their Evaluation for Enhanced Oil Recovery under High Saline Environment, Fuel. 191, 239-250 (Elsevier publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2016). Effect of alkyl ammonium ionic liquids on the interfacial tension of the crude oil-water system and their use for the enhanced oil recovery using ionic liquid-polymer flooding. Energy Fuels. 30, 2514-2523. (ACS publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2016). Spectroscopic investigations to understand the enhanced dissolution of heavy crude oil in the presence of lactam, alkyl ammonium and hydroxyl ammonium based ionic liquids. J. Mol. Liq. 221, 323-332 (Elsevier publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Velusamy, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2015). Use of aromatic ionic liquids in the reduction of surface phenomena of crude oil-water system and their synergism with brine. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 54, 968-978. (ACS publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Velusamy, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2015). Adsorption of aliphatic ionic liquids at low waxy crude oil-water interfaces and the effect of brine. Colloids Surf., A. 468 62-75. (Elsevier publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Velusamy, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2015). Synergistic effect of lactam, ammonium and hydroxyl ammonium based ionic liquids with and without NaCl on the surface phenomena of crude oil/water system. Fluid Phase Equilib. 398, 80-97. (Elsevier publication).
  • Velusamy, S., Sakthivel, S., Gardas, R.L. and Sangwai, J.S. (2015). Substantial enhancement of heavy crude oil dissolution in low waxy crude oil in the presence of ionic liquid, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 54, 7999-8009. (ACS publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Velusamy, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2014). Eco-efficient and green method for the enhanced dissolution of aromatic crude oil sludge using ionic liquids. RSC Advances. 4, 31007-31018. (RSC publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Velusamy, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2014). Experimental investigation on the effect of aliphatic ionic liquids on the solubility of heavy crude oil using UV-Visible, FT-IR, and 13C-NMR spectroscopy. Energy Fuels. 28, 6151-6162. (ACS publication).

Awards & Honors

  • Received Shri. J. C. Bose Patent award for the invention of “Composition and process for enhanced oil recovery” on 23rd July 2016.
  • Presented paper at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 28-30 September 2015, Houston, Texas, USA, titled “Nature friendly application of ionic liquids for dissolution enhancement of heavy crude oil”
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Dr. Syed Niaz Ali Shah

Post-Doc Researcher, CIPR

Dr. Syed Niaz Ali Shah is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Integrated Petroleum Research, College of Petroleum Engineering & Geoscience, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. Before joining KFUPM, he worked as visiting faculty at Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan, and a research associate at Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (10/2017 to 10/2019). He got his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (2017), M.Phil. degree from Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan (2014), and a Master degree from the Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Peshawar, Pakistan (2011).

Educational Qualification

  • Postdoctoral Fellow at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (10/2017 to 10/2019)
  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2017
  • M.Phil. in Analytical/Inorganic Chemistry from Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2014
  • Master in Analytical Chemistry from Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Peshawar, Pakistan, 2011

Research Interests

  • Synthesis, characterization, and properties of nanomaterials including nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, nanobelts, and graphene
  • Design, fabrication, and spectral study of new persistent luminescent materials
  • Enhancement of chemiluminescence signals of ultra-weak systems by the application of nanomaterials and their analytical applications
  • Synthesis of complexes and their uses as luminescent materials

Selected Publications

  • Faisal Hayat1, Syed Niaz Ali Shah1, Zia-ur-Rehman, Francine Bélanger-Gariepy. Antimony(III) dithiocarbamates: Crystal structures, supramolecular aggregations, DNA binding, antioxidant and antileishmanial activities. Polyhedron, 2021:194, 114909.
  • Abrar Ahmad, Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Mehwish Arshad, Francine Bélanger-Gariepy, Edward R.T. Tiekink, Zia ur Rehman. A copper diimine-based honeycomb-like porous network as an efficient reduction catalyst. Applied Organometallic Chemistry. 2021;35:e6065.
  • Syed Niaz Ali Shah,* Mashooq Khan, Zia-ur-Rehman. A prolegomena of periodate and peroxide chemiluminescence. Trends in Analytical Chemistry 122 (2020) 115722.
  • Jamal Abdul Nasir, Zia-ur-Rehman,  Syed Niaz Ali Shah,  Azam Khan, Ian S Butler, C. Richard A. Catlow. Recent Developments and Perspectives in CdS-based Photocatalysts for Water Splitting. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2020, 8, 20752–20780.
  • Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Aamir Hassan Shah, Xiangnan Dou, Mashooq Khan, Ling Lin, Jin-Ming Lin. Radical Triggered Chemiluminescence of Phenanthroline Derivatives: An Insight into Radical-Aromatic Interaction. ACS Omega 2019, 4, 12, 15004-15011.
  • Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Xiangnan Dou, Mashooq Khan, Katsumi Uchiyama, Jin-Ming Lin. N-doped carbon dots/H2O2 chemiluminescence system for selective detection of Fe2+ ion in environmental samples. Talanta 196 (2019) 370–375.

Extended Publications (+)

  • Mashooq Khan, Weiwei Li, Sifeng Mao, Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Jin-Ming Lin. Real-time imaging of ammonia release from single live cells via liquid crystal droplets immobilized on the cell membrane. Advanced Science 2019, 1900778, 1-10.
  • Xiangnan Dou, Qiang Zhang, Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Mashooq Khan, Katsumi Uchiyama, Jin-Ming Lin. MoS2-Quantum Dots Triggered Reactive Oxygen Species Generation and Depletion: Responsible for Enhanced Chemiluminescence. Chemical Science 2019, 10, 497-500.
  • Nan Li, Weifei Zhang, Ling Lin, Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Yuxuan Li, Jin-Ming Lin. Nongenetically Encoded and Erasable Imaging Strategy for Receptor-Specific Glycans on Live Cells. Analytical Chemistry 2019, 91, 2600-2604.
  • Mashooq Khan, Zengnan Wu, Sifeng Mao, Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Jin-Ming Lin. Controlled grafted poly(quartanized-4-vinylpyridine-co-acrylicacid) brushes allure bacteria for effective antimicrobial surfaces. Journal of Material Chemistry B 2018, 6(22), 3782-3791.
  • Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Ling Lin, Yongzan Zheng, Dingkun Zhang, Jin-Ming Lin. Redox cycling of iron by carbon dot enhanced chemiluminescence: Mechanism of electron-hole induction in carbon dot. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2017, 19(32), 21604–21611.
  • Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Jin-Ming Lin: Recent advances in chemiluminescence based on carbonaceous dots. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 241 (2017) 24–36.
  • Syed Niaz Ali Shah*, Zahir Shah, Muzammal Hussain, Muzaffar Khan. Hazardous Effects of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles in Ecosystem. Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications. Volume 2017, Article ID 4101735.
  • Yongzan Zheng, Dingkun Zhang, Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Haifang Li, Jin-Ming Lin. Ultra-weak chemiluminescence enhanced by facilely synthesized nitrogen-rich quantum dots through chemiluminescence resonance energy transfer and electron hole injection. Chemical Communications 2017, 53, 5657-5660.
  • Dingkun Zhang, Yongzan Zheng, Xiangnan Dou, Haifeng Lin, Syed Niaz Ali Shah, and Jin-Ming Lin. Heterogeneous chemiluminescence from gas-solid phase interactions of ozone with alcohols, phenols and saccharides. Langmuir 2017, 33 (15) 3666−3671.
  • Dingkun Zhang, Yongzan Zheng, Xiangnan Dou, Syed Niaz Ali Shah, and Jin-Ming Lin. Gas-phase chemiluminescence of reactive negative ions evolved through corona discharge in air and O2 atmospheres. RSC Advances, 2017, 7, 15926–15930.
  • Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Yongzan Zheng, Haifang Li, Jin-Ming Lin: Chemiluminescence Character of ZnS Quantum Dots with Bisulphite-Hydrogen Peroxide System in Acidic Medium. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2016, 120(17), 9308−9316.
  • Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Haifang Li, Jin-Ming Lin: Enhancement of periodate-hydrogen peroxide chemiluminescence by nitrogen doped carbon dots and its application for determination of pyrogallol and gallic acid. Talanta 153 (2016) 23–30.
  • Sher Ali, Zia-ur-Rehman, Muneeb-ur-Rehman, Imran Khan, Syed Niaz Ali Shah, Rana Faryad Ali, Afzal Shah, Amin Badshah, Kamran Akbar, Francine Bélanger-Gariepy: New homobimetallic organotin(IV) dithiocarbamates as potent antileishmanial agents. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 2014, 67(20) 3414-3430.
  • Jasmin Shah, M. Rasul Jan, Sultan Shah, S. Niaz Ali Shah: Spectrofluorimetric determination of cephradine in commercial formulation using ethylacetoacetate-formaldehyde as fluorogenic agent. Journal of Analytical Chemistry 2014, 69(7) 638–645.

Awards & Honors

  • IUPAC International Congress on Analytical Sciences (ICAS) 2017 award for best poster in the 6th ICAS meeting held at Haikou, Hainan, China on May 8th, 2017.
  • Tsinghua-MHI (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries) Joint R&D Honored Graduate Award of 2016 on April 4, 2017.
  • Best poster award (Analyst poster prize) from the Royal Society of Chemistry at 16th Beijing Conference and Exhibition on Instrumental Analysis (BCEIA 2015), Beijing, China, on October 27-30, 2015
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Dr. Wei Yu

Post-Doc Researcher, CIPR

Wei Yu is a postdoctoral researcher in CIPR at KFUPM. He received his Ph.D. degree from Zhejiang University in Thermal Engineering. He worked as an associate researcher in Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy in Columbia University from 2016-2018. He is working on CO2 capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), including nanomaterials for CO2 chemisorption, microencapsulated solvents for CO2 capture, and enhanced oil recovery.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. Zhejiang University, China, 2014-2019
  • Columbia University, USA, Assistant researcher, 2016-2018
  • B.S. Nanjing Normal University, China, 2010-2014

Research Interests

  • CO2 capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS)
  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • Microfluidic application in energy field
  • Liquid nano-absorbents for CO2 capture (nanofluids and NOHMs)

Selected Publications

  • Yu W, Wang T, Park A H A, et al. Review of liquid nano-absorbents for enhanced CO2 capture[J]. Nanoscale, 2019, 11(37): 17137-17156.
  • Wang T, Yu W*, Le Moullec Y, et al. Solvent regeneration by novel direct non-aqueous gas stripping process for post-combustion CO2 capture[J]. Applied Energy, 2017, 205: 23-32.
  • Wang T, Yu W, Liu F, et al. Enhanced CO2 absorption and desorption by monoethanolamine (MEA)-based nanoparticle suspensions[J]. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2016, 55(28): 7830-7838.
  • Wang T, Yu W, Fang M, et al. Wetted‐wall column study on CO2 absorption kinetics enhancement by additive of nanoparticles[J]. Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, 2015, 5(5): 682-694.
  • Yu W, Wang T, Fang M X, et al. CO 2 Absorption/Desorption Enhanced by Nanoparticles in Post-combustion CO 2 Capture[C]//International Symposium on Coal Combustion. Springer, Singapore, 2015: 591-596.
  • Wang D, Yu W, Gao M, et al. A 3D microfluidic device for carbon capture microcapsules production[C]//2018 IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). IEEE, 2018: 1193-1196.
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Dr. Yafei Chen

Post-Doc Researcher, CIPR

Dr. Chen is Post-doc research at the Center for Integrated Petroleum Research, College of Petroleum Engineering & Geoscience. Before joining KFUPM, he received Ph. D. degree in Materials Science from Shandong University, China. During the Ph. D. studies, he had been a visiting student at the University of Georgia for three years.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. Materials Science, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong University, China, 2011-2018
  • Visiting Student, College of Engineering, University of Georgia, US, 2014-2018
  • B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong University, China, 2007-2011

Research Interests

  • Low-energy light excite persistent luminescence
  • Invisible persistent luminescence
  • Luminescent materials in oilfield

Selected Publications

  • Chen, Y. F., Liu F. Liang Y. J., Wang X. L., Bi J. Q., Wang X. J., Pan Z. W. New up-conversion charging concept for effectively charging persistent phosphors using low-energy visible-light laser diodes. J. Mater. Chem. C 6, 8003-8010 (2018).
  • Chen, Y. F., Bi, J. Q., Wang, W. L., Zhao, Y., You, G. L., Yin, C. L., Bai, Y. J. Toughening in boron nitride nanotubes/silicon nitride composites. ‎Mater. Sci. Eng. C 590, 16-20 (2014).
  • Chen, Y. F., Bi, J. Q., Yin, C. L., You, G. L. Microstructure and fracture toughness of graphene nanosheets/alumina composites. Ceram. Int. 40(9), 13883-13889 (2014).
  • Liang, Y. J., Liu, F., Chen, Y. F., Wang, X. L., Sun, K. N., Pan, Z. W. Red/near-infrared/short-wave infrared multi-band persistent luminescence in Pr3+-doped persistent phosphors. Dalton Trans. 46(34), 11149-11153 (2017).
  • Liang, Y. J., Liu, F., Chen, Y. F., Wang, X., Sun, K. N., Pan, Z. W. Extending the applications for lanthanide ions: efficient emitters in short-wave infrared persistent luminescence. J. Mater. Chem. C, 5(26), 6488-6492 (2017).
  • Liang, Y. J., Liu, F., Chen, Y. F., Wang, X. J., Sun, K. N., Pan, Z. W. New function of the Yb3+ ion as an efficient emitter of persistent luminescence in the short-wave infrared. Light Sci. Appl., 5(7), e16124 (2016).
  • Liu, F., Liang, Y. J., Chen, Y. F., Pan, Z. W. Divalent nickel‐activated gallate‐based persistent phosphors in the short‐wave infrared. Adv. Opt. Mater. 4(4), 562-566 (2016).
  • Liu, F., Chen, Y. F., Liang, Y. J., Pan, Z. W. Phonon-assisted upconversion charging in Zn3Ga2GeO8:Cr3+ near-infrared persistent phosphor. Opt. Lett. 41(5), 954-957 (2016).
  • Liang, Y. J., Liu, F., Chen, Y. F., Sun, K. N., Pan, Z. W. Long persistent luminescence in the ultraviolet in Pb2+-doped Sr2MgGe2O7 persistent phosphor. Dalton Trans. 45(4), 1322-1326 (2016)

Awards & Honors

  • China Scholarship Council Fellowship
  • Guanghua Scholarship
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