Lab Research Staff

Nikolay Gorshkov

Laboratory Manager

Research Interests: Industrial chemistry, Energy sector innovations, New product development, Organic synthesis

Postdoctoral Fellows

Niccolò Menegoni

Post-doctoral Fellow - Finkbeiner Group

Research Interests: .Rock Mechanics, structural geology, CO2 storage

Amir Kalifi

Post-doctoral fellow - Buchem Group

Ph.D. Students

Ali Alibrahim

Ph.D. Student - Afifi Group

Research Interests: Foraminiferal micropaleontology, Paleonceanography, Paleoclimatology

Hamoud Alqahtani

Ph.D. Student - Hoteit Group

Research Interests: Carbon Capture and Storage, CCS, Chemical Enhanced Oil recovery, EOR

Mustafa Alkhowaildi

PhD student - Yan Group

Research Interests: Environment, Carbon Storage, Sustainability, modeling

Dea Vallerie Oemaiya

Ph.D. Student - Vahrenkamp Group

Research Interests: Carbonate characterization, CCUS, Rock imaging, Isotope analysis

Wesam Abu Laila

Ph.D. Student - Buchem Group

Research Interests: Oyster Mounts, Organic-rich deposits

Ziyou Liu

Ph.D. Student - Yan Group

Research Interests: H-M coupling, fracture, underground gas storage

Reenal Faysal

Ph.D. Student - Vahrenkamp Group

Research Interests: structural geology, earthquake geology, 3D seismic interpretation

Ali Altowilib

Ph.D. Student - Hoteit Group

Research Interests: PVT Analysis,, Equation of State, Phase Behavior, PVT Modeling

Masters Students

Mariia Solodiankina

MS Student - Hoteit Group

Research Interests: modeling, enhanced oil recovery, Reservoir engineering

Lama Alshammari

MS Student- Ahmed Group

Research Interests: Energy storage, battery system modeling

Huseyn Yusifov

MS Student - Yan Group

Research Interests: fluid flow in subsurface porous media, machine learning, Physics-informed neural network

Salvador Rojas Lequerica

Ms/Ph.D. Student - Buchem Group

Research Interests: Asphaltites, Basin Modelling, Sequence Stratigraphy

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

ANPERC Alumni

Aytaj Khodayeva

MS/Ph.D. Student - Afifi group

Research Interests: CO2 capture and storage (CCS)

Elmir Abilov

​MS Student - Patzek Group

Research Interests: ​Reservoir engineering and modelling, enhanced oil recovery, well engineering

Visiting/Intern Student

Nicolas Cardenas Acevedo

Visiting Student - Finkbeiner Group

Research Interests: Energy storage, Nanotechnology, Drilling Fluids

Can Wei

Visiting Student - Finkbeiner Group

Research Interests: geotechnical engineering, Rock Mechanics1, Hydraulic fracturing