Former ANPERC Members

Alexandros Tasianas, PhD

​Postdoctoral Fellow - Hoteit Group

Research Interests: CO2 storage, CCUS, subsurface fluid flow, seismic interpretation, 3D geological modeling, field work

Andrea Munoz Ibanez

Post-doctoral Fellow - Santamarina Group

Research Interests: Rock fracture mechanics, Fluid flow and transport

Pankaj Khanna, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow - Vahrenkamp group

Research Interests: ​Carbonate Depositional Systems, geomorphology, Coral Reefs

Israa Abu-Mahfouz, Ph.D.

Research Scientist - Vahrenkamp Group

Research Interests: Carbonate Reservoirs, Unconventional Hydrocarbon Reservoirs, Reservoir Modelling and Heterogeneity

Nayab Mukhtar

Lab Safety and Operations Specialist - ANPERC

Karen M. Barter

​​Executive Secretary​​​​​​​​ - ANPERC

Nabila Bounceur

​Research Scientist - Patzek Group

Research Interests: Statistical modeling, Bayesian statistics, Probabilistic sensitivity analysis

Marisol Salva Ramirez

Post-doctoral Fellow - Santamarina Group

Research Interests: Soils properties, sediments properties, soil database

Soukat Kumar Das

Post-doctoral Fellow - Finkbeiner Group

Maimoona Jehangir

Administrative Assistant

Aasem Alghamdi

Senior Business Specialist

Santiago Peña Clavijo

Post-doctoral Fellow - Finkbeiner Group

Research Interests: Thermodynamics, finite element methods, fracture phase field, material modeling, Arabian plate deformation

Wissem Kirati

​​Research Engineer - Patzek Group

Aeisha Salem

​Center Business Manager

Zeyad Al-Talla

​Lab Manager - ANPERC

Research Interests: ​Extraction and Separation science, Mass spectrometry, Structure elucidation, Environmental analysis, Method validation

Marika Panagiotou

​Lab Technician

Research Interests: ​marine geology, geomorphology, stratigraphy, carbon reservoirs, climate change, environmental management

Xuan Zhang

​Laboratory Technician

Research Interests: ​Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), CO2 Thickening, Foam flooding

Ahmed Hafez Abdelaziz

Post-doctoral fellow - Santamarina Group

Research Interests: Soft matter, clogging, granular flow, magnetically-reactive fluids

Wonjun Cha

Post-doctoral Fellow - Santamarina Group

Research Interests: ​Repetitive Loading, mechanical load, Non-destructive testing (NDT)

Lalit Kumar

​Postdoctoral Fellow - Ahmed Group

Research Interests: ​Smart Grid, Micro Grid (Electrical Power System)

Zia Ullah

​Postdoctoral Fellow - Ahmed Group

Research Interests: ​Motor control drives, PMSM, Condition Monitoring, Predictive maintenance, Fault diagnosis

Timofey Eltsov, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow - Patzek Group

Research Interests: Induction logging, Dielectric spectroscopy, Geophysics

Jakub Fedorik

Research Scientist - Afifi group

Research Interests: ​Structural styles, strike-slip tectonics, analogue modelling

Alexander Petrovic

Research Scientist - Vahrenkamp Group

Research Interests: Carbonate sedimentology, diagenesis, Paleoclimate

Joshua Smith

​Post-doctoral Fellow - Santamarina group

Viswasanthi Chandra

​Research Scientist - Vahrenkamp Group

Research Interests: Carbonate characterization, Digital rock analysis, machine learning, CO2 sequestration

Arlette De Santiago

​Research Specialist - Afifi Group

Research Interests: ​ArcGIS, spatial analysis, modeling, digital maps

J. Carlos Santamarina, Ph.D.

​​​​Associate Center Director & Professor, Energy GeoEngineering Research group

Junghee Park, Ph.D.

Research Scientist - Santamarina Group

Research Interests: Repetitive Mechanical Loads: experimental study/ Constitutive model, Revised Soil Classification System RSCS for engineering purpose, soil properties: physics-inspired, data-driven, experimental methods in research

Dr. Lukasz Klimkowski

Postdoctoral fellow - Patzek Group​

Research Interests: reservoir simulation, Reservoir engineering, tight and shale gas, CCS