Postdoctoral Researchers


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Dr Mohamed Arab

Education & Biography

Since 2018: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Heriot-Watt University
2014 – 2018: PhD in Petroleum Engineering Candidate, Heriot-Watt University
2011 – 2012: Exchange Student, University of Melbourne
2010 – 2014: MEng in Chemical Engineering, University of Nottingham

Research

Mohamed is developing technique to investigate pore-scale single- and multi-phase flow processes by means of 3D printing and innovative flow imaging.

 


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Dr Rafael March

Dr Rafael March

Education & Biography

Since 2018: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Heriot-Watt University
2014 – 2018: PhD in Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University
2016 – 2016: Graduate Research Intern, Aramco Services Company, Houston, US
2011 – 2014: Numerical Developer, Engineering Simulation and Scientific Software, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2013 – 2013: Post-Graduate Degree in Petroleum Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2009 – 2011: MSc in Civil Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2004 – 2008: BSc in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Research

Rafael is investigating the leakage of CO2 through fracture networks that may be present in cap rocks considering geomechanical and geochemical effects that may alter the individual fracture transmissibility.


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Dr Julien Maes

Dr Julien Maes

Education & Biography

Since 2015: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Heriot-Watt University
2012 – 2015: PhD in Petroleum Engineering, Imperial College London
2008 – 2011: Numerical simulation engineer, Total S.A., France
2007 – 2009: MSc in Mathematics, Ecole Polytechnique, France
2004 – 2007: Engineering Diploma, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Research

Julien is developing and applying direct numerical pore-scale simulation techniques to model reactive multi-phase reactive flow with emphasis on wettability evolution in carbonate rocks.


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Dr Christine Maier

Dr Christine Maier

Education & Biography

Since 2017: Postdoctoral research associate, Heriot-Watt University
2015 – 2017: Postdoctoral research associate, Stanford University
2010 – 2014: PhD student in Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University
2002 – 2010: MSc in Mathematics, University of Paderborn, Germany

Research

Christine is developing and applying new numerical methods that enable us to simulate single and multi-phase flow processes in naturally fractured reservoirs where the fracture properties change as a function of reservoir stresses and pore pressure.


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Dr Francesca Watson

Dr Francesca Watson

Education & Biography

Since 2015: Postdoctoral research associate, Heriot-Watt University
2009 – 2015: PhD in Geophysics, Durham University
2003 – 2016: MSci in Geoscience, Durham University

Research

Francesca is working with Florian Doster to develop new models to approximate the movement of CO2 in subsurface formations.

 


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Dr Zhao Zhang

Dr Zhao Zhang

Education & Biography

Since 2014: Postdoctoral research associate, Heriot-Watt University
2011 – 2014: PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Loughborough University
2010 – 2011: MSc in Industrial Mathematical Modelling, Loughborough University
2006 – 2010: BSc in Mathematics, Shandong University, China

Research

Zhao is developing and implementing fast gridding techniques and flow diagnostic tools for the Rapid Reservoir Modelling project that enable us tob obtain real-time feedback on the essential static and dynamic reservoir behaviours when geological model concepts are explored.