Ph.D. Students

Jialing Dai

Ph.D. Student - Yan Group

Research Interests: multiphase fluid flow, physics-informed deep learning, reservoir simulation

Zhilei Han

Ph.D. student - Yan Group

Research Interests: H2 storage, THMCB modeling, Geomechanics1

Nicolas Boehm

Ph.D. Student - Buchem Group

Research Interests: Sequence Stratigraphy, Carbonates, Core an well-log analysis

Evelyn Garcia Paredes

Ph.D. Student - Afifi Group

Research Interests: Dikes, Volcanism, Geochemistry

Lingai Guo

Ph.D. Student - Hoteit Group

Tojo Chirakal

Ph.D. Student - Buchem Group

Research Interests: Sequence Stratigraphy, Microfacies Analysis, diagenesis

Ertugrul Yildirim

Ph.D. Student - Yan Group

Research Interests: Reservoir modeling, Deep learning, Physics-informed ML, optimization

Abdullah Al Omier

Ph.D. Student - Hoteit Group

Research Interests: Enhanced gas recovery, gas condensate dropout, molecular diffusion modeling, EOS, Experimental microfluidics

Abdulwahab Alqahtani

Ph.D. Student - Hoteit Group

Research Interests: ​Chemical EOR, Al

Sayed Hassan Alsaihati

Ph.D. Student - Buchem Group

Research Interests: Sequence Stratigraphy

Ali Altowilib

Ph.D. Student - Hoteit Group

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

Indra Arifianto

Ph.D. Student - Vahrenkamp Group

Research Interests: Geothermal exploration

Kai Hachmann

Ph.D. Student - Vahrenkamp Group

Research Interests: micritization, carbonate diagenesis, sediment-microbe interactions, microbial metabolisms, stable isotopes

Enoc Basilio

​Ph.D. Student - Hoteit Group

Research Interests: Multiphase flow in porous media (complex fluids), experimental design, improved oil recovery, carbon capture and sequestration, Geothermal energy

Otavio Jose Dezem Bertozzi Junior

Ph.D. Student - Ahmed Group

Research Interests: Control Systems Engineering, Power Electronics, Renewable Energies

Jamal Alaamri

​Ph.D. Student - Hoteit Group

Research Interests: ​Formation Damage, Stimulation, Organic and Inorganic Oilfield Scale, Chemical Enhanced Oil recovery

Amer Alanazi

​Ph.D. Student - Hoteit Group

Research Interests: ​Chemical EOR, CO2 EOR, Micromodels, Core flooding experiments, Reservoir & Simulation modeling

Muhammad Usman

​Ph.D. Student - Vahrenkamp Group

Research Interests: ​Organic Geochemistry, Basin Modelling, X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)

Feras Rowaihy

​Ph.D. Student - Hoteit Group

Research Interests: Deep learning, Artificial Intelligence, Reservoir engineering, Petroleum & Energy Economics, Sustainability

Manuel Eduardo Ariza Fuentes

​Ph.D. Student - Vahrenkamp Group

Research Interests: Paleoclimate, Carbonate sedimentology, Mass extinctions, Astrogeology

Marcelo Benitez

​Ph.D. student - Santamarina Group

Research Interests: Carbon captured storage and utilization, CO2 EOR, Complex fluids, Drilling and production engineering,

Xin Liu

​Ph.D. Student - Vahrenkamp Group

Research Interests: Reservoir characterization at pore scale, Image processing

Zhao Xia

​Ph.D. Student - Santamarina Group

Research Interests: ​Characterization of the sedimentation process of kaolinite suspensions, Durability of red stratum sandstone in different slaking fluids

Cristian Camilo Guerrero Castro

​Ph.D. student - Santamarina group

Research Interests: geotechnical engineering, energy resources

Gaurav Siddharth Gairola

​Ph.D. Student - Vahrenkamp Group

Research Interests: Carbonate Reservoirs, Sequence Stratigraphy, well logging and seismic

Alexis Koulidis

​Ph.D. Student - Ahmed Group

Research Interests: Automation Drilling, Real Time Drilling Optimization, Torque and Drag Models

Mengwei Liu

​Ph.D. Student - Santamarina group

Research Interests: ​Numerical simulation of coastal currents, Sediment transport processes in the coastal ocean, Wave analysis, Deep sea mining

Natalia Odnoletkova

​Ph.D. Student - Patzek group

Research Interests: Sustainability, Energy, Development

Guang Ooi

​Ph.D. student - Ahmed group

Research Interests: ​Drilling optimization

Daniela Ortiz

Ph.D. Student - Patzek Group

Research Interests: ​Mud logging, Well Logging, Gas Chromatography, Thermodynamics, reservoir simulation, Multi-phase Flow

Tihana Pensa

​Ph.D. Student - Afifi Group

Research Interests: ​biostratigraphy, structural geology, Tectonics

Indah Putri

​Ph.D. Student - Vahrenkamp Group

Research Interests: ​Carbonate Reservoir, Geological Modeling, Sequence Stratigraphy, 3D Printing in Geology

Ahmad Ihsan Ramdani

​Ph.D. Student - Vahrenkamp group

Research Interests: high-resolution reservoir characterization, reservoir heterogeneity, ​Carbonate geology

Ahmed Saad

​Ph.D. Student - Patzek Group​

Research Interests: enhanced oil recovery, Experimental microfluidics, reservoir modelling

Jelena Skenderija

​Ph.D. student - Ahmed Group

Research Interests: wellbore geomechanics, Geology, engineering geology

Akbar Nugroho Wicaksono

Ph.D. Student - Vahrenkamp Group

Research Interests: reservoir heterogeneity, Sequence Stratigraphy, ​Carbonate geology

Miguel Corrales

Ph.D. Student - Hoteit Group

Research Interests: Reservoir Characterization, CCS, Deep learning, Generative modeling

Abdirizak Ali Omar

Ph.D. Student - Hoteit Group

Research Interests: CO2 storage, CO2 EOR