My research takes a pore-scale modeling approach to examining how fluid and solid transport in porous media. In particular I focus on developing upscaling techniques for different phenomena, such as solid entrapment in porous filters and mechanical properties of heterogeneous media. I am experienced in numerical modeling of fluid and particulate flow in complex geometries.

Other areas of research and professional interest

* Development of virtual reality teaching aids for directional drilling and structural geology concepts
* Heavy metal removal from produced water
* In-situ sealing of subsurface CO2 storage reservoirs

Maryam Mirabolghasemi, Ph.D.

News

* February 2019: New paper published: 3D Microscale Flow Simulation of Shear-Thinning Fluids in a Rough Fracture

* September 2017: New paper published: Study of formation damage caused by retention of bi-dispersed particles using combined pore-scale simulations and particle flooding experiments

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Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D., 2017, The University of Texas at Austin, Petroleum Engineering
B.S., 2005, Sharif University of Technology, Petroleum Engineering
B.S., 2005, Sharif University of Technology, Mechanical Engineering

Awards & Honors

S.P. Yates Graduate Fellowship (2016)
Honorable mention, Ben Caudle Simple Concepts Contest (2015)
The University of Texas at Austin graduate school travel award (2012,2013)
First place award, Simple Concepts Contest (2012)
The ConocoPhilips Fellowship (2011)

Professional Membership

Society of Petroleum Engineers
American Geophysical Union
American Society of Engineering Education

Selected Publications

Zhang, Min, et al. "3D Microscale Flow Simulation of Shear-Thinning Fluids in a Rough Fracture." Transport in Porous Media (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11242-019-01243-9

Khan, Hasan J., et al. "Study of formation damage caused by retention of bi-dispersed particles using combined pore-scale simulations and particle flooding experiments." Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 158 (2017): 293-308. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0920410517306873

Victor, Rodolfo A., et al. "Minimum divergence viscous flow simulation through finite difference and regularization techniques." Advances in water resources 95 (2016): 29-45. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0309170816300148

Mirabolghasemi, Maryam, et al. "Prediction of empirical properties using direct pore-scale simulation of straining through 3D microtomography images of porous media." Journal of Hydrology 529 (2015): 768-778. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169415005764

I teach reservoir fluids lab and reservoir engineering II.

Dr. Maryam Mirabolghasemi
Office: Swalm 310
Tel: +1 662-325-0116
E-mail: Maryam@che.msstate.edu

Mailing Address

ChE Department
PO Box 9595
330 Swalm Chemical
Miss. State, MS 39762