Research Scientists

Claire Birnie, Ph.D.

Research Scientist - Santamarina Group

Research Interest: Geophysics, Deep learning, Signal Processing

Maxim Yutkin, Ph.D.

​​​Research Scientist - Patzek Group

Wissem Kirati, MS

​​Research Engineer - Patzek Group

Siarhei Khirevich, Ph.D.

​​Research Scientist - ANPERC

Israa Abu-Mahfouz, Ph.D.

Research Scientist - Vahrenkamp Group

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

Nabila Bounceur, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist - Patzek Group

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

Viswasanthi Chandra, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist - ANPERC

Research Interest: Carbonate characterization, Digital rock analysis, machine learning, CO2 sequestration, enhanced oil recovery

Qi Liu, Ph.D.

Research Scientist - Santamarina Group

Research Interest: Well completion, wellbore stability, fluid transport through porous media

Tarek Mostafa, Ph.D.

​Research Specialist - Ahmed Group

Research Interest: Power Electronics, Electronic Circuits, Wireless Power Transmission, Power Systems

Mohammed-iliès Ayachi, MS

​Research Specialist - Ahmed Group

Research Interest: Software architect, MLOps, DevOps, machine learning, computer vision, IOT, Unity, Unreal, VR, tensorflow, keras, pytorch, opencv, GStreamer, nvidia jetson, photogrammetry, python, C#, digital twin

Arlette De Santiago, MS

​Research Specialist - Afifi Group

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