Research Interests

​I am interested in developing cutting-edge multi-phase reactive flow models to study CO2 sequestration in basalts and applying them to predict and optimize the storage capacity of local sites. The modeling will be verified by experimental work. The combination of experimental investigations and numerical modeling should provide better understanding of the potential of CO2 sequestration in local basalt sites.


Selected Publications

  • Reactive mass transport in concrete including for gaseous constituents using a two-phase moisture transport approac...
    M. Addassi, B. Johannesson
    Construction and Building Materials , vol.232 , (2020)
  • Inverse analyses of effective diffusion parameters relevant for a two-phase moisture model of cementitious material...
    M. Addassi, B. Johannesson, L. Wadsö
    Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 106, pp 117-129 , (2018)
  • Pore-scale modeling of vapor transport in partially saturated capillary tube with variable area using chemical pote...
    M. Addassi, L. Schreyer, B. Johannesson, H. Lin
    Water Resources Research, vol. 52, 9, pp. 7023-7035, (2016)
  • The effect of divalent ions on the elasticity and pore collapse of chalk evaluated from compressional wave velocity...
    T. Katika, M. Addassi, M. Alam, I. Fabricius
    Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering , (2015)
  • Changes in Specific Surface as observed by NMR, caused by saturation of Chalk with pore water bearing divalent Ions...
    T. Katika, M. Addassi, M. Alam, I. Fabricius
    Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering , (2015)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Copenhagen, Denmark
  • M.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, (DTU), Copenhagen, Denmark
  • B.Sc., Production and Construction Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), (DTU), Copenhagen, Denmark

Professional Profile

  • ​2020-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018-2019: Postdoctoral fellow, DTU, Copenhagen, Denmark 

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILeM)

Awards

  • ​2018 Research Grant, the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC)
  • 2016 Ph.D. paper of the Year, Department for Civil Engineering, DTU
  • 2015 Research Travel Grant, Ingeniør, cand.polyt. Erik Hegenhofts Legat

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
  • Physical Science and Engineering Division (PSE)