Ahmed Hafez Abdelaziz

Former ANPERC Members

Post-doctoral fellow - Santamarina Group

Research Interests

Particle-laden fluid flow through porous media

Selected Publications

  • The effect of particles shape on discharge and clogging
    A. Hafez, Q.Liu, T. Finkbeiner, R. Alouhali, T. E. Moellendick, J. C. Santamarina
    Sci Rep 11, 3309 (2021).
  • Self-assembly of millimeter-scale magnetic particles in suspension
    A. Hafez, Q. Liu, J. C. Santamarina
    Soft Matter 17, 6935 (2021)


  • Ph.D., Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2020
  • MSc, Earth Science and Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2017
  • BSc, Petroleum and Energy Engineering, The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt, 2015

Professional Profile

  • 2021-Present: Post-doctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2016: Teaching Assistant, The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE)

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Soft matter clogging granular flow magnetically-reactive fluids