CPG

Dr. Ashraf Hashim Ahmed

Tel: + 966 (013) 860-1793

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2160

Dr. Ashraf Hashim Ahmed

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Ashraf Ahmed is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Petroleum Engineering. He joined KFUPM in 2019 as a Ph.D. student, during which he played a vital role in the Drilling Engineering Research Team within the Department of Petroleum Engineering.

Dr. Ahmed was a lecturer in the Department of Oil and Gas Engineering at the University of Khartoum, Sudan, from 2015 to 2019. During this time, he contributed to numerous petroleum engineering courses.

Dr. Ahmed has demonstrated expertise in drilling engineering, drilling fluid optimization, production engineering, artificial lifting, production optimization, well completion, and workover, as well as the application of artificial intelligence in petroleum engineering. He boasts a diverse range of publications and substantial experience in machine-learning applications and experimental work with drilling fluids. His research interests include artificial intelligence applications in petroleum engineering, hydrogen sulfide removal, and drilling fluid optimization.

Educational Qualification

  • D., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia, 2023.
  • S., Petroleum Engineering, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia, 2014.
  • B.S., Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 2009.

Research Interests

  • Drilling fluids optimization
  • Hydrogen sulfide scavengers
  • Nanotechnology in drilling fluids
  • Artificial intelligence applications in petroleum engineering

Selected Publications

  • Ahmed, A., Alsaihati, A., and Elkatatny, S. 2020. An Overview of the Common Water-Based Formulations Used for Drilling Onshore Gas Wells in The Middle East. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-020-05107-z
  • Ahmed, A., Elkatatny, S., Gamal, H., and Abdulraheem, A. 2021. Artificial Intelligence Models for Real-Time Bulk Density Prediction of Vertical Complex Lithology Using the Drilling Parameters, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-021-05537-3
  • Ahmed, A., Elkatatny, S., and Alsaihati, A. 2021. Applications of Artificial Intelligence for Static Poisson’s Ratio Prediction while Drilling. Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, Article ID 9956128, 10 pages, https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/9956128
  • Ahmed, A., Basfar, S., Elkatatny, S., and Bageri, B. 2022. Vermiculite for enhancement of barite stability in water-based mud at elevated temperature. Powder Technology, 401, 117277, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2022.117277
  • Ahmed, A., Elkatatny, S., and Onaizi, S. 2023. New application for Micromax in aqueous drilling fluids as a hydrogen sulfide scavenger. Geoenergy Science and Engineering, 229, 212137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoen.2023.212137
  • Ahmed, A., Elkatatny, S., and Onaizi, S. 2022. Incorporating Steel-Industry Waste in Water Based Drilling Fluids for Hydrogen Sulfide Scavenging. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 216, 110818, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2022.110818
  • Ahmed, A., Onaizi, S., and Elkatatny, S. 2022. Improvement of Hydrogen Sulfide Scavenging via the Addition of Mono-Ethanolamine to Water Based Drilling Fluids. ACS Omega, 7 (32), 28361-28368, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.2c02890

Awards & Honors

  • Second Place, CPG Student Paper Contest,PhD Level, 2024
  • Outstanding Academic Performance during Undergraduate Studies, Schlumberger, Sudan, Academic Years 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008 and 2008-2009.
Tel: + 966 (013) 860-5340

Location: Bldg. PEGTC, Rm. 111

Dr. Ravi Kumar Venkatraman

Post-Doc Researcher, CIPR

He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at CIPR, CPG, KFUPM. His research interests include ultrafast spectroscopy in liquid solutions and understanding the influence of solvents on photochemical pathways. To corroborate his experimental results, he uses computational techniques like Density Functional Theoretical calculations and Molecular Dynamics & Simulations. He received his PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2017). His PhD thesis work was adjudged as the Best Thesis in National Laser Symposium held in Mumbai (2017). He was awarded the prestigious Newton International Fellowship in 2017 for his first postdoctoral work at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Before he joined CIPR he also worked at world-class Ultrafast Spectroscopy labs at the University of Texas at Austin, USA & the University of Sheffield, UK. He has peer-reviewed >75 research articles in various reputed journals like Nature Communications, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, RSC Advances, Journal of Physical Chemistry and more. He has also chaired a session at the RSC Spectroscopy& Dynamics Group Meeting (2022) and was a local organizing committee member of 2 international conferences.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2017
  • M.S., Chemistry, University of Madras, Chennai, India, 2009
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Madras, Chennai, India, 2007

Research Interests

  • Ultrafast spectroscopy in liquid solutions
  • Solvation dynamics
  • Non-linear spectroscopy
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Light-matter strong coupling
  • Computational chemistry

Selected Publications

  • Ravi Kumar Venkatraman, and A. J. Orr-Ewing, “Solvent Effects on Ultrafast Photochemical Pathways”, Acc. Chem. Res., 54, 4383, (2021) IF: 24.466
  • Ravi Kumar Venkatraman and C. R. Baiz, “Ultrafast dynamics at the lipid-water interface: DMSO modulates H-bond lifetimes”, Langmuir, 36, 6502, (2020) IF: 4.331
  • Kao, Ravi Kumar Venkatraman, M. N. R. Ashfold and A. J. Orr-Ewing, “Effects of Ring Strain on the Ultrafast Photochemistry of Cyclic Ketones”, Chem. Sci., 11, 1991, (2020) IF: 9.969
  • Venkatraman Ravi Kumar and A. J. Orr-Ewing, “Photochemistry of Benzophenone in Solution: A Tale of Two Different Solvent Environments”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 141, 15222, (2019) IF: 16.383
  • Ravi Kumar Venkatraman, S. Kayal, A. Barak, A. J. Orr-Ewing and S. Umapathy, “Intermolecular Hydrogen Bonding Controlled Intersystem Crossing Rates of Benzophenone”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 9, 1642, (2018) IF: 6.888

Extended Publications (+)

  • Roy, S. Kayal, Venkatraman Ravi Kumar, A. Beeby, F. Ariese and S. Umapathy, “Understanding Ultrafast Dynamics of Conformation Specific Photo-Excitation: A Femtosecond Transient Absorption and Ultrafast Raman Loss Study”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 121, 6538-6546, 2017, IF: 2.944
  • Venkatraman Ravi Kumar and S. Umapathy, “Solvent Effects on the Structure of the Triplet Excited State of Xanthone: A Time-Resolved Resonance Raman Study”, J. Raman Spectrosc., 47, 1220, (2016) IF: 2.727
  • Kao, Ravi Kumar Venkatraman, M. Sneha, M. N. R. Ashfold and A. J. Orr-Ewing, “Solvent Effects on the Photophysics and Photochemistry of Dimethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, J. Phys. Chem. A, 125, 636-645, 2021, IF: 2.944
  • Venkatraman Ravi Kumar, F. Ariese and S. Umapathy, “Triplet Excited Electronic State Switching Induced by Hydrogen bonding: A transient absorption spectroscopy and time-dependent DFT”, J. Chem. Phys., 144, 114301, (2016) IF: 4.304
  • Venkatraman Ravi Kumar, C. Verma and S. Umapathy, “Molecular Dynamics and Simulation Study on the Electronic and Vibrational Solvatochromism of Benzophenone”, J. Chem. Phys., 144, 064302, (2016) IF: 4.304
  • Ravi Kumar Venkatraman, N. Rajkumar, F. Ariese and S. Umapathy, “Direct Observation of Thermal Equilibrium of Excited Triplet States of 9,10-Phenanthrenequinone. A Time-Resolved Resonance Raman Study”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 119, 10147, (2015) IF: 2.944
  • Venkatraman Ravi Kumar, N. Rajkumar and S. Umapathy, “Solvatochromism of 9,10-phenanthrenequinone: An electronic and resonance Raman spectroscopic study”, J. Chem. Phys., 142, 024305, 2015 IF: 4.304

Awards & Honors

  • Grants for Carer
    International Conference on Perspectives in Vibrational Spectroscopy 2022 (Dec 2022)
    Sponsor: The Royal Society of Chemistry
    Amount: £1000
  • Researcher Development Grants
    International Conference on Perspectives in Vibrational Spectroscopy 2022 (Dec 2022)
    Sponsor: The Royal Society of Chemistry
    Amount: £500
  • SuperSolar International Conference Fund
    International Conference on Perspectives in Vibrational Spectroscopy 2022 (Dec 2022)
    Sponsor: The SUPERGEN and SuperSolar
    Amount: £500
  • Recognized Reviewer Award (50 reviews)
    Spectrochimica Acta A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Elsevier (Apr 2021)
  • Newton International Fellowship Alumni Follow-on Grant
    Research Title: Ultrafast Studies of Solvation Dynamics and its Influence on Model Bio-molecular/ Molecular Systems
    Sponsors: The Royal Society, London, UK (Jul 2020 to Jun 2022)
    Grant Amount: £5,000
  • Best Oral Presentation Award
    7th International Conference on Perspectives in Vibrational Spectroscopy, Mumbai, India (Nov 2018)
    Sponsor: Spectrochimica Acta A, Elsevier     
  • Best Thesis Award
    Thesis title: Solvent Effects on Photophysics and Photochemistry of Aromatic Carbonyls: A Raman and Computational
    Study, National Laser Symposium-26, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India (Dec 2017)
  • Newton International Fellowship
    Research Title: Ultrafast Studies of Biophysical Dynamics on Models of Bio-molecular Systems
    Sponsors: Science and Engineering Research Board, India and The Royal Society, London, UK (Feb 2017 to Jan 2019)
    Grant Amount: £99,000
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Fellowship, Government of India (2010-2015)
Tel: +966 (013) 860-2061

Location: Bldg. 78, Rm, 1058

Jaber Al Jaberi

Post-Doc Researcher, CIPR

Jaber Al Jaberi is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Center for Integrative Petroleum Research (CIPR), College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). Previously, he he worked for three years as lab engineer, and two years as teaching assistance in KFUPM. Jaber has two patents and several publications in distinctive journals and conferences. He served as vice president for SPE and SPWLA – KFUPM Chapters, and he is an active member in different societies.  

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Dhahran), KSA, 2023
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Dhahran), KSA, 2019
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Dhahran), KSA, 2016

Research Interests

  • Drilling Fluid Properties
  • Formation Damage
  • Flow assurance.

Selected Publications

  • Al Jaberi, J, Ba geri, B., Adebayo, A., Patil S., Barri, Assad., and Rahul B. Salin., (2021). Evaluation of Formation Damages during Filter Cake Deposition and Removal Process – The Effect of Primary Damage on Secondary Damage. Petroleum Science. https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1995822621000091.
  • Al Jaberi, J.B., Bageri, B. & Elkatatny, S. (2022). Improving the filtration properties for manganese tetroxide mud utilizing perlite particles to drill wide-range permeability sandstone formation. Sci Rep 12, 18445. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-21897-8.
  • Al Jaberi, J.B., Bageri, B., Elkatatny, S & Solling, T. (2023). Performance of Perlite as Viscosifier in Manganese Tetroxide Water Based-Drilling Fluid. Journal of Molecular Liquid, Vol 374, 15, 121218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2023.121218.
  • Al Jaberi, J., Alafnan, S., Glatz, G., Sultan, A., AFAGWU, C., (2021). The impact of kerogen tortusity on shale permeability. SPE J. 26 (02): 765–779. Doi: https://doi.org/10.2118/204469-PA.
  • Saikia. T., AlJaberi, J., Al Hamad, J., Helal A., Sultan, A., (2023). Application of metal organic frameworks for the inhibition of CO2 hydrates in gas dominated pipelines. Gas Science and Engineering, 110, 204879. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgsce.2023.204879.

Awards & Honors

  • Recipient of King Fahd University Petroleum & Minerals, MSc & BSc Scholarships.
  • Second-Class Honors BSc from King Fahd University Petroleum & Minerals.
Tel: + 966500377281
Fax: + 966 (013) 8603989

Location: Bldg. 78, Rm. 1001.6

Dr. Masooma Nazar

Post-Doc Researcher, CIPR

Educational Qualification

  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, (Seri Iskandar) Malaysia, 2023
  • S. Environmental Sciences, Government College University, (Lahore), Pakistan, 2016
  • B.S.  Environmental Sciences, University of Gujrat, (Gujrat), Pakistan, 2014

Research Interests

  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • Surfactant synthesis
  • Ionic Liquids
  • Toxicity and Biodegradability of Surfactants

Selected Publications

  • A Masooma Nazar, M.U. Shah, A. Ahmad, M. Goto, W. Z. N Yahya, M. Moniruzzaman. “Aggregation, toxicity, and biodegradability study of an ionic liquid-based formulation for effective oil spill remediation”. Chemosphere (2023) 344, 140412.
  • S. Wang, A. Ahmad, Masooma Nazar, A. U. Rahmah, M. Moniruzzaman. “Biocompatible and Biodegradable Surfactants from Orange Peel for Oil Spill Remediation”. Molecules (2023) 28(15), 5794.
  • Masooma Nazar, M. U. Shah, A. Ahmad, W. Z. N. Yahya, M. Goto, M. Moniruzzaman. “Ionic Liquid and Tween-80 Mixture as an Effective Dispersant for Oil Spills: Toxicity, Biodegradability, and Optimization”. ACS omega (2022) 7, 18, 15751–15759.
  • Masooma Nazar, M. U. Shah, W. Z. N. Yahya, M. Goto, M. Moniruzzaman. “Surface active ionic liquid and Tween-80 blend as an effective dispersant for crude oil spill remediation”. Environmental Technology & Innovation 24 (2021) 101868.
  • Masooma Nazar, A.Yasar, S.A. Raza, A. Ahmad, R. Rasheed, M. Shahbaz, A. B. Tabinda. Techno-economic and environmental assessment of rice husk in comparison to coal and furnace oil as a boiler fuel. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery (2021).
  • Yasar, S. Rana, M. Moniruzzaman, Masooma Nazar, A. B. Tabinda, R. Rasheed, A. Ahmad, A. Mukhtar, Muhammad. A.Q, Sami. U. “Quality and environmental impacts of oil production through pyrolysis of waste tyres”. Environmental Technology & Innovation 23 (2021) 101565.
  • Yasar, S. Anjum. A. B. Tabinda, Sidra, M. Adeel, M. Afifa, M. Masooma Nazar. “Re-using the steel and bleach waste in advance oxidation processes (AOPs) for dye-bath effluent treatment”. Desalination and Water Treatment 150 (2019) 331-338.
  • Yasar, S. A. Shabbir, A. B. Tabinda, Masooma Nazar, Rasheed. R, Afifa, M. Sidra, M. “Refuse-derived fuels as a renewable energy source in comparison to coal, rice husk, and sugarcane bagasse”. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects (2018) 1556-7230.
  • Yasar, Nazir. S, Tabinda. A. B, Masooma Nazar, Rasheed. R, Muhammad. A. “Socio-Economic, Health and Agricultural Benefits of Rural Household Biogas Plants in Energy Scarce Developing Countries: A Case Study from Pakistan”. Renewable Energy 108 (2017) 19-25.
  • Yasar, Nazir. S, Rasheed. R, Tabinda. A. B, Masooma Nazar. “Economic Review of Different Designs of Biogas Plants at Household Level in Pakistan.” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 74 (2017) 221-229.

Awards & Honors

  • PhD schlorship award from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Tel: +966 (013) 860-5331

Location: Bldg. 78, Rm. 1065

Dr. Ahmed Fatah

Post-Doc Researcher, CIPR

Dr. Ahmed Fatah joined the Center for Integrative Petroleum Research (CIPR) in June 2023 as a Postdoctoral Researcher, the College of Petroleum Engineering and Geoscience, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. His research interest focuses on carbon dioxide & hydrogen geological storage, and chemical EOR, in which he authored multiple technical and review papers. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Curtin University, a MSc and BSc degrees from University Technology PETRONAS, all in Petroleum Engineering. During his doctoral research, Dr. Fatah investigated the possibility of CO2 storage in shale formations, and he gained wide expertise in geo-energy storage applications, in terms of rock/gas interactions, contact angle evaluation, and geochemical modelling. Currently, he is involved in many collaborative research studies with Curtin University (Australia & Malaysia) and Saudi Aramco.

Google Scholar:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ytner1wAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra

Research Gate:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ahmed-Fatah

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Energy, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Curtin University, Australia, 2022.
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia, 2015.
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia, 2013

Research Interests

  • Geo-Energy Underground Gas storage (H2 and CO2).
  • Chemical Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery.
  • Wettability and Contact Angle Measurements.
  • X-ray micro-computed tomography.

Selected Publications

  • Fatah, A.; Bennour, Z.; Ben Mahmud, H.; Gholami, R.; Hossain, M.M. A Review on the Influence of CO2/Shale Interaction on Shale Properties: Implications of CCS in Shales. Energies 2020, 13, 3200.
  • Fatah, A.; Ben Mahmud, H.; Bennour, Z.; Gholami, R.; Hossain, M.M. Effect of Supercritical CO2 Treatment on Physical Properties and Functional Groups of Shales. FUEL 2021, 303, 121310
  • Al-Yaseri, A.; Amao, A.; Fatah, A. Experimental investigation of shale/hydrogen geochemical interactions. FUEL 2023, 346, 128272.
  • Fatah, A.; Bennour, Z.; Ben Mahmud, H.; Gholami, R.; Hossain, M.M. Surface Wettability Alteration of Shales Exposed to CO2: Implication for Long-term Integrity of Geological Storage Sites. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2021, 110, 103426. IF: 4.400.
  • Fatah, A.; Ben Mahmud, H.; Bennour, Z.; Gholami, R.; Hossain, M.M. Geochemical modelling of CO2 interactions with shale: Kinetics of mineral dissolution and precipitation on geological time scales. Chemical Geology 2022, 592, 120742

Awards & Honors

  • PETRONAS full scholarship award fro B.S. and M.S. studies 2009 to 2015.
  • Curtin High Degree Research (HDR) scholarship for Ph.D. 2019 to 2022.

Location: Bldg. 78, Rm. 1001

Dr. Xiao Deng

Post-Doc Researcher, CIPR

Dr. Xiao Deng is a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Integrative Petroleum Research (CIPR) at KFUPM. His primary research interests encompass the wetting behavior of fluids on rock surface, and the mechanisms and impact of wettability alteration on oil recovery. He possesses a keen interest in chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (cEOR), especially in the application of surfactants, nanofluids, chelating agents, etc., in the naturally fractured, oil-wet reservoirs.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Dhahran), KSA, 2022
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), China, 2017
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), China, 2014

Research Interests

  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
  • Wettability alteration
  • Fluid dynamics visualization

Selected Publications

  • Deng, X.; Kamal, M.S.; Patil, S.; Hussain, S.M.S.; Mahmoud, M.; Shehri, D. Al; Abu-Khamsin, S.; Mohanty, K. Wettability Alteration on Carbonate Rock by the Mixture of the Gemini Surfactant and Chelating Agent. Energy & Fuels 2022, doi:10.1021/ACS.ENERGYFUELS.2C03045.
  • Deng, X.; Patil, S.; Kamal, M. S.; Mahmoud, M.; Sultan, A. Wettability Alteration of Carbonate Rock by Chelating Agents and Viscoelastic Surfactants : Synergetic Impact. Energy & Fuels 2022, 36 (14), 7391–7401. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.2c01003.
  • Deng, X.; Zhou, X.; Shahzad Kamal, M.; Muhammad, S.; Hussain, S.; Mahmoud, M.; Patil, S. A Modified Contact Angle Measurement Process to Suppress Oil Drop Spreading and Improve Precision. Mol. 2022, Vol. 27, Page 1195 2022, 27 (4), 1195. https://doi.org/10.3390/MOLECULES27041195.
  • Deng, X.; Shahzad Kamal, M.; Patil, S.; Muhammad Shakil Hussain, S.; Zhou, X.; Mahmoud, M. Wettability Alteration of Locally Synthesized Cationic Gemini Surfactants on Carbonate Rock. J. Mol. Liq. 2021, 344, 117817. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2021.117817.
  • Deng, X.; Tariq, Z.; Murtaza, M.; Patil, S.; Mahmoud, M.; Kamal, M. S. Relative Contribution of Wettability Alteration and Interfacial Tension Reduction in EOR: A Critical Review. Journal of Molecular Liquids. Elsevier March 1, 2021, p 115175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2020.115175.
  • Deng, X.; Kamal, M. S.; Patil, S.; Hussain, S. M. S.; Zhou, X. A Review on Wettability Alteration in Carbonate Rocks: Wettability Modifiers. Energy and Fuels 2020, 34 (1), 31–54. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b03409.
  • Wu, X.; Huang, Z.; Li, G.; Li, R.; Yan, P.; Deng, X.; Mu, K.; Dai, X. Experiment on Coal Breaking with Cryogenic Nitrogen Jet. J. Pet. Sci. Eng. 2018, 169, 405–415. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.PETROL.2018.05.061.

Awards & Honors

  • TOP 3% MOST CITED ARTICLES IN 2020
Tel: + 966 (013) 860-1793
Fax: + 966 (013) 860-4447

Location: Bldg. 76, Rm. 2160

Dr. Amro Othman

Post-Doc Researcher, CIPR

Amro Othman has a Ph.D. in the Petroleum Engineering Department at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM). Since he joined KFUPM in 2019 he worked in different research area which includes hydraulic fracturing treatments and water shut-off remediation. He has expertise in formulating fresh and saline water fracturing fluids as well as their performance with proppants.

He has experience with emulsions and their applications in water shut-off. He also uses artificial intelligence and its applications in petroleum engineering.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, 2023
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, 2018
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 2012

Research Interests

  • Hydraulic Fracturing treatments.
  • Water shut-off conformance control.

Selected Publications

  • Othman, A., Aljawad, M. S., Mahmoud, M., Kamal, M. S., Patil, S., & Bataweel, M. (2021). Chelating agents usage in optimization of fracturing fluid rheology prepared from seawater. Polymers13(13), 2111.‏
  • Othman, A., AlSulaimani, M., Aljawad, M. S., Sangaru, S. S., Kamal, M. S., & Mahmoud, M. (2022). The synergetic impact of anionic, cationic, and neutral polymers on VES rheology at high-temperature environment. Polymers, 14(6), 1145.‏
  • Othman, A. A., & Amao, A. M. (2019, March). Hydraulic Fracturing Treatments in the Permian Basin: Distillation of Best Practices in the Spraberry and Wolfcamp Formations. In SPE Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference(p. D032S076R001). SPE.‏
  • Othman, A., Aljawad, M. S., Kamal, M. S., Mahmoud, M., Patil, S., & Alkhowaildi, M. (2022). Rheological Study of Seawater-Based Fracturing Fluid Containing Polymer, Crosslinker, and Chelating Agent. ACS omega7(35), 31318-31326.‏
  • Othman, A., Murtaza, M., Aljawad, M. S., Kamal, M. S., Mahmoud, M., & Kalgaonkar, R. A. (2022). Effect of Seawater Ions on Polymer Hydration in the Presence of a Chelating Agent: Application to Hydraulic Fracturing. ACS omega8(1), 969-975.‏
  • Othman, A., Glatz, G., Aljawad, M. S., Alafnan, S., Alarifi, S. A., & Al Ramadan, M. (2022). Review of Kerogen’s Geomechanical Properties: Experiments and Molecular Simulation. ACS omega7(37), 32829-32839.‏
  • Othman, A., Tariq, Z., Aljawad, M. S., Yan, B., & Kamal, M. S. (2023). Enhancing Fracturing Fluid Viscosity in High Salinity Water: A Data-Driven Approach for Prediction and Optimization. Energy & Fuels, 37(17), 13065-13079.‏
Tel: + 966503192318
Fax: + 966 (013) 860-3989

Location: Bldg. 78, Rm. 1001.2

Dr. Muhammad Israr

Post-Doc Researcher, CIPR

Educational Qualification

  • Postdoc, Organocatalysis, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea, 2021-2023.
  • PhD, Organic Chemistry, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2016-2020.
  • M-Phil, Organic Chemistry, Hazara University, Pakistan, 2015

Research Interests

  • Organic Synthesis
  • Organocatalysis
  • Radical Chemistry
  • Surfactant Synthesis
  • Ionic Liquids
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery

Selected Publications

  • Muhammad Israr, Woo Hee Kim, Dong Hyeon Kim, Han Yong Bae. “Trityl tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl)borate:
  • sustainable precursor for multifunctional silylium Lewis acid organocatalysis”. Chem Catalysis. 2024, 4, 100866.
  • Muhammad Israr, Han Yong Bae. “Sustainable Organocatalytic Cyanosilylation of Ketones by PPM-Level
  • Loading Triphenylcarbenium Trityl tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl)borate”. Green Chem. 2023, 25, 2387-2393.
  • Byeong Jun Koo, Sun Bu Lee, Woo Hee Kim, Muhammad Israr, Han Yong Bae. “Recent Advances in the Catalytic
  • Transformations to Access Alkylsulfonyl Fluorides as SuFEx Click Hubs”. Aldrichimica Acta. 2023, 56, 35.
  • Woo Hee Kim, Jin Hyun Park, Sun Bu Lee, Muhammad Israr, Byeong Jun Koo, Soo Bok Kim, Soyeon Kim, Han Yong Bae.
  • “Sustainable Organocatalytic Processes to Access Alkyl SuFEx Click Hubs and Tetrasubstituted Carbon Centers: Potential
  • Libraries for Multidisciplinary Applications”. Synlett. 2023.
  • Shaukat Ali, Muhammad Israr. “Asymmetric Functionalization of Benzenes via an Organocatalytic Hetero–Diels– Reaction”.
  • Chem. Comm. 2022, 58, 9851-9854.
  • Muhammad Israr, Haigen Xiong, Yajun Li, Hongli Bao. “Copper-Catalyzed Enantioselective Cyano(fluoro)alkylation of
  • Alkenes”. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2020, 362, 2211-2215.
  • Munira Taj Muhammad, Yihang Jiao, Changqing Ye, Mong-Feng Chiou, Muhammad Israr, Xiaotao Zhu, Yajun Li, Zhenhai
  • Wen, Armido Studer,Hongli Bao. “Synthesis of Difluoromethylated Allenes through Trifunctionalization of 1,3-Enynes”.
  • Nat. Commun. 2020, 11, 1-8.
  • Muhammad Israr, Haigen Xiong, Yajun Li, Hongli Bao. “Copper(I)-Catalyzed Cyanoperfluoroalkylation of Alkynes”.
  • Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 7078-7083.

Awards & Honors

  • Awardee of CAS-TWAS President’s PhD Fellowship Programme China
  • Awardee of BK21 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Programme South Korea
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