Postdoctoral Research Associate


Room: 139-1N

Advisor: Dr. Lamia Goual and Dr. Mohammad Piri

Dept. 4311, 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071-2000 USA


Phone: 307-766-5395



Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming, USA, 2018

M.Sc.: Business management

B.S.: Industrial engineering


Research Interests and Area of Specialization:

Interface phenomena


Publications, Presentations, and Patents:

V. Mirchi, S. Saraji, L. Goual, M. Piri, Dynamic Interfacial Tensions and Contact Angles of Surfactant-in-Brine/Oil/Shale Systems: Implications to Enhanced Oil Recovery in Shale Oil Reservoirs, SPE 169171 SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, Tulsa, April 12-16 (2014)

V. Mirchi, S. Saraji, L. Goual, M. Piri, Experimental investigation of surfactant flooding in shale oil reservoirs: dynamic interfacial tension, adsorption, and wettability, SPE 1913287, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Denver, CO, August 25-27 (2014)

V. Mirchi, S. Saraji, L. Goual, and M. Piri, Dynamic interfacial tension and wettability of shale in the presence of surfactants at reservoir conditions, Fuel, 148: 127-138 (2015)

V. Mirchi, S. Saraji, L. Goual, and M. Piri, A Systematic Study on the Impact of Surfactant Chain Length on Dynamic Interfacial Properties in Porous Media: Implications for Enhanced Oil Recovery, I&EC research journal, 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b02623 (2017)

M. Piri, L. Goual, V. Mirchi, M. Akbarabadi, S. Saraji, Methods for determining an optimal surfactant structure for oil recovery, Patent Application No. 15/590,643, filed May 9 (2017)

V. Mirchi, M. Sabti, M. Piri, and L. Goual, Micro-scale investigation of the impact of surfactant structure on the residual trapping of non-wetting phase in natural porous media, Interpore -International conference on porous media & annual meeting, Rotterdom, Netherlands, May (2017)

Current Research Project:

Investigating the molecular interaction between solid and fluids in surfactant flooding.