Associate Professor/A. J. Castagne Professor in the College of Engineering and Applied Science
Adjunct Professor of School of Energy Resources
Room 4028, Engineering Building
University of Wyoming
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Department of Petroleum Engineering
Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307.766.3278

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  • Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering, Imperial College London, England, 2003
  • M.Sc. Petroleum Engineering, Imperial College London, England, 1998
  • B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Ecole Nationale Polytechnique, Algeria, 1993


  • Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming, 2007-2014
  • Research Scientist, Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute, Laramie, WY USA, 2006-2007
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada, 2004-2006
  • Research Engineer, Sonatrach, Algeria 1994-1997

: My primary field of research involves interfacial science and thermodynamics as applied to production and flow in porous media with applications to oil and gas recovery, geological storage of greenhouse gases, and remediation of contaminated aquifers. I am particularly interested in the intricate interplay between fluid-fluid and fluid-rock interactions and their impact on phase behavior and transport. The study of these interactions within a multi-scale framework has been a strategy that I have adopted since I started working at UW. In this framework, microscale behaviors provide valuable insights into the thermodynamic forms, conservation equations, and flow properties at the macroscale. This is particularly important for unconventional resources where flow controls are to date an open field of research.