The Open Petroleum Engineering Journal

ISSN: 1874-8341 ― Volume 12, 2019


Goodarz Ahmadi (Biography
Goodarz Ahmadi

Dr. Goodarz Ahmadi, Ph.D., is a Clarkson Distinguished Professor, and Robert R. Hill Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University, USA. Among his many awards, he received the 2016 ASME Freeman Scholar Award. His research interests include multiphase flows, particle transport and deposition, turbulence, flow control, granular flows, air pollution, flow through porous and fractured media, random vibrations and structural mechanics. Dr. Ahmadi has 4 patents, and has authored 3 books and over 620 publications in archival journals. He has also made more than 1200 presentations, including 20 plenary and keynotes, at national and international technical conferences. Moreover, he has given more than 160 invited talks and short courses at other institutions.


Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY

Editorial Board Members:

G.A.M. Ali (Biography
G.A.M. Ali

Dr. Gomaa A. M. Ali works as an Assistant Professor at Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Egypt. He obtained his B.Sc. with Honors (2006) in Chemistry from Al-Azhar University, Faculty of Science. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in 2012 in the area of Nanomaterials for Technological Applications. Later, he was awarded Ph.D. degree in the area of Advanced Materials (Nanomaterials for Supercapacitors) from UMP, Malaysia in 2015. So far, he has 47 published papers, 2 patents and received 13 medals (gold, platinum, and diamond).


Chemistry Department
Al-Azhar University

C. Apollaro (Biography
C. Apollaro

Carmine Apollaro is a Researcher at University of Calabria. His current research includes the chemical modeling of natural and thermal waters through reaction path modeling. In the last time he works on hydrothermal alteration of silicates, dissolutions of cements and problem regarding Arsenic removal from contaminate water.


Department of Biology, Ecology and Earth Sciences
University of Calabria

H. Caliskan (Biography
H. Caliskan

Hakan Caliskan is an Adjunct Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering of Kyung Hee University in Korea, also a Director of Usak University Energy, Environment and Sustainability Research and Application Centre, and an Academic (Associate Professor) and Head of the Thermodynamics Division in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Usak University in Turkey. He received all of his BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees with first class honor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He also worked as a Visiting Researcher Academic in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Canada, and Visiting Professor in the Teikyo University in Japan.


Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kyung Hee University
Republic of Korea

R.K. Farag (Biography
R.K. Farag

Prof. Dr. Reem K. Farag is currently a Professor of polymer chemistry in Petroleum Applications Division, Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Reem has numerous publications in highly prestigious journals and various presentations in both national and international conferences. She has served as a scientific reviewer for various scientific journals and conferences. She has given training related to various courses and lectures for students, and has also supervised scientific theses. She has contributed to write chapters in books and also a chapter in an encyclopedia. Dr. Reem’s research interest includes hydrogels, oil sorbers, corrosion inhibitors, coatings, polymer modified asphalt and core preservative materials. She is an author of Egyptian – Patent 27564.


Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute

M.S. Gutierrez (Biography
M.S. Gutierrez

Dr. Marte Gutierrez is the James R. Paden Distinguished Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Colorado School of Mines. Formerly, he was Post-Doctoral Fellow, Senior Engineer and Program Leader at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, and Associate Professor/Professor at Virginia Tech. He has held visiting professorship and researcher positions in China, Chile, France, Japan, South Korea and the UAE. He has published more than 220 papers, and is a member of the Editorial Board of four International Journals. He is the recipient of the Geotechnical Research Medal from UK’s Institute of Civil Engineers, and the Peter A. Cundall Honorable Mention Award.


Division of Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, CO

M. Haghshenasfard (Biography
M. Haghshenasfard

Masoud Haghshenasfard is a professor of Chemical Engineering at Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran. He has Bsc, Msc, and PhD degree in Chemical Engineering. His research fields include CFD modeling, Multiphase-multicomponent fluid flow, Flow through Porous media, and Microflows and nanoflows.


Department of Chemical Engineering
Isfahan University of Technology

A. Islam (Biography
A. Islam

Dr Md. Aminul Islam received his PhD degree from University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia in 2012. As postdoctoral researcher he first worked at the University Putra Malaysia (Malaysia). After 3 years as a postdoctoral researcher at PurtaCat (Malaysia), he joined in 2015 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at UMS, Malaysia. His interests range from materials science, nanotechnology, and catalysis to Biodiesel, photocatalysis, Water Splitting, Clean fuel (H2) production from water and CO2 capture.


Faculty of Engineering
University Malaysia Sabah

M. Koel (Biography
M. Koel

Dr. Mihkel Koel is lead research scientist at Tallinn University of Technology in Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology. He has long experience in the research in analytical chemistry as separation science and supercritical fluid extraction, also in material science related to ionic liquids and aerogels. M.Koel holds PhD (Candidate of Chemical Sciences) in analytical chemistry from Leningrad State University (now St. Petersburg, Russia) in 1989. From 2002 he is affiliated to the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology as a result of incorporation of Institute of Chemistry of Academy of Science into Tallinn University of Technology.


Department of Chemistry
Tallinn University of Technology

A. Lashin (Biography
A. Lashin

Dr. Aref Lashin has obtained his Ph.D. from Freiberg University of Mining and Technology according to joint program between Freiberg University-Germany and Benha University-Egypt. Now, he is working as a professor at the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud University. He is deeply involved in the field of hydrocarbon exploration/evaluation as well as investigating the geothermal reservoirs. He authored more than 90 technical articles and supervised many Master and Ph.D. students. Now, he is leading a set of geothermal energy projects in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that incorporate international university experts, i.e. Trieste University-Italy, Monash University-Australia, Bombay Institute-India, etc.


Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas
King Saud University
Saudi Arabia

A. Miadonye (Biography
A. Miadonye

Dr. Adango Miadonye, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry in the School of Science & Technology has received global recognition in the field of petroleum engineering and petroleum chemistry. His impressive publication record includes 80 peer-reviewed articles, numerous book chapters, and a number of presentations at important international conferences. An accomplished and respected student supervisor, Dr. Miadonye is extensively cited and has also formed the basis for a number of industrial collaborations. Well-respected by his colleagues nationally and internationally, Dr. Miadonye has been a leader and contributor to his professional academic community holding offices and serving on committees with numerous academic and professional societies.


Department of Chemical Engineering & Industrial Chemistry
Cape Breton University
Sydney, NS

D. Mukesh (Biography
D. Mukesh

Dr M Doble obtained his doctorate ( Ph. D.) from University of Aston, Birmingham, UK and also holds a Masters degee in Chemical Eningeering from IIT Madras, India. Currently he is a professor in IIT Madras and holds a Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Chemical Engineering at Institute of Chemical Technology. He has authored 10 technical books, published more than 270 scientific publications and holds 10 patents. He is a fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, London and is in the editorial board of the journal Chemical Engineering (McGraw Hill publn).


Department of Biotechnology
IIT Madras

A.P. Pires (Biography
A.P. Pires

Dr. Adolfo P. Pires is an Associate Professor of Reservoir Engineering at Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense in Macaé, Brazil since 2006. Previously he worked at PETROBRAS for 12 years in the departments of Formation Evaluation and Reservoir Engineering, both in Campos Basin.

Adolfo Pires holds a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering and a M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from Universidade Estadual de Campinas and a D.Sc. degree in Reservoir Engineering from Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense.

He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of SPE - Macaé Section and served as technical reviewer for SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering.


UENF/Laboratorio de Engenharia e Exploracao de Petroleo

K. Rajendran (Biography
K. Rajendran

Dr Karthik Rajendran is a senior researcher working at Environmental Research Institute, MaREI (Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy) a Science Foundation Ireland funded research centre. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from UB, Sweden working in the field of bioenergy and solid waste management including biogas, ethanol and carbon capture. He works on trifold sustainability metrics that assess the technology, economics and environmental impacts of a process or project. He has published 20 papers, 10 book chapters and 1 patent (submitted) to his credit. His vision is to transform the petrochemical economy to a bio-based circular and sustainable economy.


Environmental Research Institute
University College Cork

M. Rogante (Biography
M. Rogante

Dr. Eng. Massimo Rogante, Degree Mechanical Engineering, PhD Nuclear Engineering, Director of Rogante Engineering Office, operating in industrial applications of neutron techniques in Industry and Cultural Heritage fields; Italian Member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of Budapest Neutron Centre; Member of the Scientific Selection Panel of the Nuclear Physics Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences; associated and consulting Editor and referee of various int. scientific journals. Author/co-author of more than 240 publications, Member of several international and domestic scientific bodies. Participation, as speaker, invited lecturer, Committee member and Co-organizer, to several International Conferences and Workshops. For further information, visit


Rogante Engineering Office
Civitanova Marche

A. Shafiei (Biography
A. Shafiei

Ali Shafiei (PhD, University of Waterloo, Canada) is currently an Assistant Professor in the newly founded Department of Petroleum Engineering in Nazarbayev University, Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan. He is also an international E&P consultant and short course instructor. His major expertise include reservoir characterization, petrophysics, thermal heavy oil recovery, petroleum geomechanics, E&P waste disposal, petroleum geoscience, naturally fractured carbonate reservoirs, EOR/IOR, technological screening processes, petroleum economics, energy policy, and process understanding. His professional and academic experience has resulted in over 40 refereed journal papers, vetted conference proceedings, chapters in books and monographs.


Department of Petroleum Engineering
School of Mining & Geosciences
Nazarbayev University
Republic of Kazakhstan

B. Wei (Biography
B. Wei

Dr. Bing Wei received his ph.D degree in University of New Brunswick, Canada, in 2013. After post doctoral research at the same university (2013-2014), he was involved in the "Thousand talents plan" of Sichuan Province and worked at Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU) as an associate professor from 2015. He is also director of the Complex Reservoir EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery) Research centre at SWPU. He is working on phase behaviors, CO2 utilization, Crude oil oxidation, etc. Dr. Wei has authored more than 40 papers and patents in EOR. He is leading some key national projects in innovative EOR methods.


College of Oil and Gas Engineering
Southwest Petroleum University

B.-L. Yang (Biography
B.-L. Yang

Dr. Bo-Lun Yang is a professor of Xi-an Jiaotong University, P. R. China. He received his Ph. D. (1992) in Chemical Engineering from Japan Nagoya University. His research interests include: catalytic reaction, green synthesis of environment friendly alternative fuels, C1 chemistry, energy storage technology, catalysts design of fuel cell, preparation of nano materials, and the application of nonlinear theory in chemical engineering. He is discipline director of school of chemical engineering and technology, head of institute of industrial catalysis(XJTU).


School of Chemical Engineering and Technology
Xi'an Jiaotong University

Z.K. Zhao (Biography
Z.K. Zhao

Dr. Zhong-Kui Zhao is currently working as Professor in the Department of Catalysis Chemistry and Engineering at Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China. He has won the following honors/awards in his career: Selected to the Ministry of Education New Century Excellent Talents Support Program; Liaoning Province Natural Science Academic Achievement Award first prize (2015). Dr. Zhao, as an author/co-author, has published more than 90 articles in various journals, having total citations of over 1,400.


Department of Chemical Engineering
Dalian University of Technology

K. Aminian (Biography
K. Aminian

Dr. Khashayar (Kashy) Aminian obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Dr. Aminian is currently Professor of Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering at West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA. He has 40 years of distinguished service experience in both industry and academia, and his research and teaching experience have been focused on the areas of unconventional natural gas resource development and reservoir engineering. Dr. Aminian, as an author/co-author, has published more than 90 articles in various journals.


Department of Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering
West Virginia University

R. Heggland (Biography
R. Heggland

Dr. Roar Heggland is currently working at Statoil Hydro GoM, Houston, TX, USA. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Geological Mapping, Sedimentary Basins, Exploration Geophysics, Seismics, Gas, Reservoirs, Hydrocarbon, Natural Gas, Seismic Interpretation, and fluid migration. Dr. Heggland, as an author/co-author, has published more than 15 articles in various journals, having total citations of over 345.


Statoil Hydro GoM
Houston, TX

J. Ramirez (Biography
J. Ramirez

Dr. Juan Antonio Cogordán Ramírez obtained his Ph.D. degree in Quantic Chemistry from Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Since 1994, He is full-time researcher at the Institute of Chemistry, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico. Dr. Ramírez’s research has focused on the study of the electronic structure of atoms, molecules and solids, including all these three fields, applying relativistic and correlation methods to first principles. The aforementioned research has been applied to the following: Highly ionized atoms in spectroscopy experiments of Beam Foil, Semiconductors, and Superconductors at critical high temperature.


Departmento de Ingenieria Quimica
National Autonomous
University of Mexico

Md. Amanullah (Biography
Md. Amanullah

Dr. Md. Amanullah has MS in Mech Engineering from Moscow oil and gas Institute and Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College, London. Previously he worked as a Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO, Australia. Currently he is working as a Sr. Petroleum Engineering Consultant, Saudi Aramco. He authored more than 80 technical papers, filed more than 40 patents, 9 already granted. Two of his patents were highlighted in scholarly editions of two books published in USA. He is one of the recipients of 2005 Green Chemistry Challenge Award -Awarded by Royal Australian Chemical Institute. His innovative research were highlighted in various national and international magazines, journals and newspapers that lead to several national and international awards.


Petroleum Engineering Department
EXPEC ARC, Saudi Aramco
Saudi Arabia

B. Castellani (Biography
B. Castellani

Beatrice Castellani graduated cum laude in Mechanical Engineering in 2008 and completed the Ph.D. program in Energy Engineering in 2012 at University of Perugia. She is now Assistant Professor of Applied Physics at the Department of Engineering, University of Perugia. Her main research interests are in the field of energy storage and energy systems, with specialties in natural gas hydrates and clathrate hydrates for gas separation and storage. She has more than 50 publications and serves as reviewer for several journals.


Department of Engineering
University of Perugia

F. Esmaeilzadeh (Biography
F. Esmaeilzadeh

Feridun Esmaeilzadeh ( is a professor at the Shiraz University and a team member of the Oil and Gas Research Center at Khazar University in Baku, Azerbaijan. He previously worked as an adjunct professor at the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. Esmaeilzadeh also has worked repeatedly as a visiting professor at various colleges, including the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He has more than 10 years’ experience working at National Iranian Oil Co. in reservoir simulation, production engineering, and petrophysics. He authored more than 130 technical papers and supervised many Master and PhD students.


Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Shiraz University

A. Geng (Biography
A. Geng

Dr. Geng is a professor of Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (GIGCAS). He has about 30 years of experience in the research on petroleum & gas geochemistry. Previously, Dr. Geng served as vice-director of GIGCAS and president of Guangzhou Branch, Chinese Academy of Sciences (GZBCAS) in Guangzhou, China. Dr. Geng has authored about 140 manuscripts and 1 patent. Dr. Geng is also a faculty member at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing where he is a supervisor of post graduates.


Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry
Chinese Academy of Sciences

L.V. Eppelbaum (Biography
L.V. Eppelbaum

Lev Eppelbaum obtained PhD in Geophysics from the Inst. of Geophysics (Baku), Georgian Academy of Sciences and Moscow Mining Academy in 1989. At present, he occupies a position of Assoc. Professor at the Dept. of Geosciences, Tel Aviv University. Prof. Eppelbaum is author of about 340 publications including nine books (two last: "Pressure and Temperature Well Testing", 2015 (CRC Press) and "Geosciences of Azerbaijan", 2016 (Springer). He received more than 50 scientific grants (including UNESCO, FP7, NATO and USAID). Prof. Eppelbaum is Assoc. Editor and member of Editorial Board in 9 International Journals.


Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv

P. Iodice (Biography
P. Iodice

Paolo Iodice received the M.S. degree in mechanical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical systems engineering from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, in 2002 and 2009, respectively. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in mechanical engineering (research and teaching activities) with the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Napoli Federico II. His research interests include: sustainable development, green mobility, atmospheric dispersion models, emission inventory, vehicle exhaust pollutants, experimental-analytical investigation on emissions of SI engines fuelled with gasoline-ethanol blended fuels. Paolo Iodice is author of over 50 scientific papers published in international journals or in conference proceedings or as book chapters, frequently referenced in international scientific literature.


Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Naples Federico II

H. Jia (Biography
H. Jia

Hu Jia is an associate professor in State Key Laboratory of Oil & Gas Reservoir Geology & Exploitation at Southwest Petroleum University. His research area focus on exploring new ideas to enhance oil and gas recovery in both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. He has authored and co-authored more than 40 technical papers. Jia has received Chinese government scientific and technological progress awards three times. He holds a PhD degree in petroleum engineering from Southwest Petroleum University. He is a member of SPE and ACS.


State Key Laboratory of Oil & Gas Reservoir Geology & Exploitation
Southwest Petroleum University

G.G. Lash (Biography
G.G. Lash

Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Lash received a B.A. in geology at Kutztown University and the MS and Ph.D. degrees at Lehigh University. Lash has been a member of the Geology faculty at SUNY Fredonia since August 1981. His most recent work has focused on various aspects of the Devonian shale succession of the Appalachian Basin.


Department of Geosciences
State University College
Fredonia, NY

D. Mahajan (Biography
D. Mahajan

Dr. Devinder Mahajan received his Ph. D. from the University of British Columbia, Canada and completed his post-doctoral training at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), New York. He joined the staff at BNL in 1983 and moved to Stony Brook University in 2002 and concurrently held a joint Scientific staff appointment with BNL till 2015. For more information, visit the webpage at


Department of Material Science & Engineering
Stony Brook University
New York, NY

A. Mohebbi (Biography
A. Mohebbi

Ali Mohebbi is Professor of Chemical Engineering at Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran. His research interests include enhanced oil recovery, porous medium, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), molecular dynamics simulation, and metaheuristics. Dr. Mohebbi has authored and co-authored more than 240 refereed journal and conference publications. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Gas Processing Journal. He is a fellow of Iranian Association of Chemical Engineering, Iranian Association of Nanotechnology, Iranian Association of Science and Chemical Technology, and Society of Petroleum Engineering. Dr. Mohebbi has been selected as a Distinguished Researcher at Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014, and 2015.


Department of Chemical Engineering
Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman

R-.S Nie (Biography
R-.S Nie

Dr. Ren-Shi Nie is an associate professor at the State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation (SKLORGE) at Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU), China. He received a doctoral degree in oil and gas field development engineering from SWPU in 2011. His research interests are in the field of oil and gas reservoir engineering; it includes porous flow theory, pressure transient analysis, rate transient analysis, production dynamic analysis and productivity evaluation. He published more than 20 papers in English, hosted 4 funded projects, have also earned 3 honors and 6 awards in teaching and scientific researches globally.


State Key Laboratory of Oil & Gas Reservoir Geology & Exploitation
Southwest Petroleum University

I.I. Rahmim (Biography
I.I. Rahmim

Dr. Iraj Isaac Rahmim holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, and is the president of E-MetaVenture, Inc., a consulting, design, and training firm based in Houston, TX, USA. Dr. Rahmim has 25 years of experience in the energy sector, specializing in novel technologies and alternative processes. Dr. Rahmim is past Director of AIChE Fuels and Petrochemicals Division, past president of International Association for Energy Economics—Houston, and associate member of the State Bar of Texas. He was an Elected Full Member of Sigma Xi in 1987 and a Director of XTL & DME InstituteSM in 2012. Furthermore, he has over 20 patents in gas and refining processes.


E-Metaventure, Inc.
Houston, TX

R. Rezaee (Biography
R. Rezaee

Professor Reza Rezaee of Curtin’s Department of Petroleum Engineering has a PhD in Reservoir Characterization. He has over 25 years’ experience in academia. During his career he has been engaged in several research projects supported by major oil and gas companies and these commissions, together with his supervisory work at various universities, have involved a wide range of achievements. He has supervised over 70 M.Sc. and PhD students during his university career to date. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and is the author of 4 books on petroleum geology, logging and log interpretation and gas shale reservoirs.


Department of Petroleum Engineering
Curtin University of Technology

J. Sangwai (Biography
J. Sangwai

: Dr. Jitendra Sangwai is currently working as Associate Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Program, Department of Ocean Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. He obtained M. Tech. and Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and IIT Kanpur, respectively. He worked with Schlumberger dealing with flow assurances issues and on several commercial projects. He is having more than 13 years of professional experience as on 2017. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed publications in various international journals and conferences. His research interest lies mainly in the field of gas hydrates, enhanced oil recovery, rheology of drilling fluids, flow assurance and polymer and nanotechnology applications for upstream Oil and Gas Engineering.


Department of Ocean Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

M. Wang (Biography
M. Wang

Dr. Moran Wang obtained his Ph.D in Thermophysics and Mechanics from Tsinghua University, Beijing. Currently Dr. Wang is a Full Professor in School of Aerospace of Tsinghua University. He has published over 150 scientific publications on journals, more than 10 books or bookchapters, and 9 special issues on journals. He is now focusing his research interests in micro/nanoscale flow and interfacial transport, transport in porous media, physics of heat transfer and multiscale modeling in energy and environmental systems.


Department of Mechanical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

F. Yan (Biography
F. Yan

Dr. Feng Yan obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was a visiting researcher in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from March 2016 to March 2017. Currently he is a professor in School of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University. His areas of interests include surfactants for enhanced oil recovery, demulsifier and demulsification, membrane separation. Dr. Feng Yan has more than 50 publications, 10 patents, and also serves as reviewer for several journals. He is an editor of the Open Petroleum Engineering Journal.


School of Environment and Chemical Engineering
Tianjin Polytechnic University

A. Zarrella (Biography
A. Zarrella

Angelo Zarrella is Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering of Padua University, where teaches “Energy Science” in Energy Engineering. He develops research activity basically in the sectors of energy efficiency of the built environment. During the last time, the research activity focuses on Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems (with closed or open loops) by means of both mathematical modelling and monitoring. Modelling concerns other topics, such as radiant systems, especially TABS (Thermally Activated Building Systems), new building envelope systems, heat transfer, equipment of the building-plant system.


Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Padova

L. Zhu (Biography
L. Zhu

Dr. Liandong Zhu is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Technology of the University of Vaasa, Finland. In January 2014 he graduated from the University of Vaasa as a doctor in the area of biofuels. His background is environmental engineering and his doctoral and current research resides in biodiesel production by integration of microalgae cultivation with wastewater treatment. Until now, he has published more than 50 papers in many esteemed peer-reviewed scientific journals, such as Water Research, Applied Energy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Energy, Bioresource Technology, Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining (Biofpr) and Ecological Engineering.


Department of Energy Technology
University of Vaasa

L. Ballice (Biography
L. Ballice

Dr. Levent Ballice obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in 1995 from the Faculty of England, University of Ege, İzmir, Turkey. Dr. Ballice is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Ege, İzmir, Turkey. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Renewable Energy Technologies, Gas, Biomass Conversion, Gasification, and Pyrolysis. Dr. Ballice, as an author/co-author, has published more than 45 articles in various journals, having total citations of over 695.


Faculty of Engineering
Ege University

L.-B. Ouyang (Biography
L.-B. Ouyang

Dr. Liang-Biao Ouyang obtained his Ph.D. degree (1998) in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. Dr. Ouyang is currently working as Senior Advisor of Production Engineering at Chevron Energy Technology Company, Houston, TX, USA. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Petroleum Engineering, Reservoir Management, Reservoir Engineering, Petrophysics, Petroleum, Gas, and Field Development. Dr. Ouyang, as an author/co-author, has published more than 50 articles in various journals, having total citations of over 540.


Chevron Energy Technology Company
Houston, TX

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L. Bartonova (Biography
L. Bartonova

Lucie Bartonova is Associate Professor at the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. Her research is focused on unburned carbon and reducing emissions at coal combustion. She has published more than 60 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. She is the author of the review on unburned carbon from coal combustion ash – TOP 25 (#9) Fuel Processing Technology paper (2015). She has served as a member of scientific / technical committees and as a reviewer of more than 150 papers for Fuel, Fuel Processing Technology, Journal of Cleaner Production, Waste Management, Environmental Science & Technology, Environmental Pollution etc.


Department of Chemistry
Technical University of Ostrava
Czech Republic

A. Hemmati-Sarapardeh (Biography
A. Hemmati-Sarapardeh

Dr. Abdolhossein Hemmati-Sarapardeh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman. Since August 2018, He is a faculty member at University of Kerman. Dr. Abdolhossein completed his PhD and BSc at Amirkabir University of Technology, and received his MSc degree from Sharif University of Technology. His research interests include enhanced oil recovery, simulation, reservoir engineering, data mining, nanotechnology, surface phenomena, and thermodynamic. He is author/co-author of more than 60 ISI journal papers and over 25 conference papers.


Department of Petroleum Engineering
Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman

M. Gholizadeh (Biography
M. Gholizadeh

Dr. Gholizadeh was born in Ahar, Iran in 1978. He received his BSc (University of Tehran) in 2002 and MSc (Sharif University of Technology) in 2003. After that, he worked in the oil and refinery field for several years. Later he got PhD (Curtin University of Technology) in 2015 in chemical engineering and then continued his study as a postdoctoral researcher in Curtin University of Technology for one year. Recently he joint to University of Tabriz as an a/professor and continuing his research. So far, he has published over 40 scientific papers. He has the h-index of 10. His main interest is upstream petroleum industry and also refinery processes.


Faculty of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
University of Tabriz


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