Principal Investigator

Tadeusz W. Patzek, PhD

Professor, Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering
Center Director, Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center

Research Scientists

Ivan Chukanov

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Setup engineering, Hydraulic fracturing, Materials and process modeling

Maxim Yutkin, PhD

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Unconventional Oil and Gas, Fracturing Fluids, Proppant Placement, Porosity, Metal-organic Frameworks, Coordination Chemistry

Siarhei Khirevich, PhD

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Transport in Porous Media, Lattice Boltzmann Method, Large scale/High Capacity Computing

Research Group Staff

Sirisha Kamireddy


Postdoctoral Fellows

Ksenia Kaprielova

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Low Salinity Water Flood, Mixed-Wet Carbonates, IOR/EOR

PhD Students

Daniela Arias Ortiz

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Reservoir Simulation, Mud Logging, Well Logging, Gas Chromatography, Thermodynamics, Multi-phase Flow

Natalia Odnoletkova

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Sustainable Energy Development

Philip Mitchell

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Population Dynamics, Ecological Economics, Mutualisms, Natural History

Samuel Fontalvo Guzman

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Reservoir Engineering, Reservoir Simulation, Improved/enhanced Oil Recovery, Smart Waterflooding