C&PE Department

Members

Principal Investigator (PI):

Associate Professor & Director of Tertiary Oil Recovery Program (TORP)
785-864-1232
Learned Hall

Reza Barati Ghahfarokhi is an Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Director of Tertiary Oil Recovery Program (TORP) at the University of Kansas (KU). He earned his PhD in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at KU in 2010 and worked for the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) in Wyoming before joining KU as a faculty in 2012. In addition to his academic career, Barati has extensively worked on several industry and state-funded projects as a consultant.  He has also worked as a visiting researcher with Schlumberger, Halliburton, Kinder Morgan and Chesapeake Energy for nearly four years. Barati has authored or co-authored more than 45 peer-reviewed papers. He has received several SPE awards including the 2012 Petroleum Engineering Junior Faculty Research Initiation Award, the 2015 SPE Faculty Innovative Teaching Award, the 2017 SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering Technical Editor Award for outstanding service and the 2019 Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty. His research areas of interest include: EOR, characterization of tight oil and gas reservoirs, hydraulic/acid fracturing, CO2 EOR, CCUS, Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) and Natural Gas Reservoirs.

 


Current Postdoctoral Fellows:

 


Current Graduate Students:

MSc Student

Dana has received her BS in Petroleum Engineering with a minor in Geology from the University of Kansas and is currently pursuing her Master’s in the same major. Her research focuses on investigating different EOR methods, such as CO2 injection and polymer flooding in a deep Kansas reservoir. Besides spending time at school, she loves playing video games, watching anime, playing music, and backing.

PhD Candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant

Qinwen received her B.Sc in Petroleum Engineering with a minor in Geology from the University of Kansas with departmental honors in May 2017. As a Ph.D. candidate working with Dr. Reza Barati and Dr. Laura Li, her research focuses on numerical modeling and experimental work of Gas huff-n-puff in shale-oil reservoirs. Besides spending time at school, she loves hiking, cooking, traveling and looking at rocks. 

MSc Student

My name is Sanjaajav Molomjav. I am from Mongolia. I earned my BS degree from Mongolian University of Science and Technology as A Chemical Technology of Petroleum product in 2012. Currently, I am pursuing my master’s in Petroleum engineering. My research area is to improve production of oil window in Western Kansas oil and gas reservoir by injecting CO2 and polymer. My hobby is playing a basketball, travelling with my family and working out.

 


Current Undergraduate Students:

 


Alumni (2018-present):

MSc in Petroleum Engineering
PhD in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
PhD in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Postdoctoral Fellow
MSc in Petroleum Engineering
PhD in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
PhD in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
PhD in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
MSc in Petroleum Engineering
Undergraduate Research Assistant
MSc in Petroleum Engineering
PhD in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

 


Alumni (2012-2017):

 

Alnaqli, Rayif Zakaria A
Junior Petroleum Engineer Undergraduate Student
Mustafa Makki H., Al hubail
MSc in Petroleum Egineering
Bader Alshatti

Junior Petroleum Engineer Undergraduate Student


Rudhra Anandan
MSc Student and Graduate Research Assistant

Ryan Ball
Senior Petroleum Engineer Undergraduate Student

Rachel Bender

Petroleum Engineer Undergraduate Student


Tyler Betz
Junior Chemical Engineer Undergraduate Student
Charles Bose
MSc Student and Graduate Research Assistant

Cameron Arnold
Junior Petroleum Engineer Undergraduate Student

Narely Nicolau de Paula
Senior Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate Student
Jarand Gauteplass
Visiting PhD-candidate
Teddy Jones
Junior Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate Student

Brian Fairchild
Junior Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate Student

Isabella Farley
Junior Petroleum Engineer Undergraduate Student

Qinwen Fu
Junior Petroleum Engineer Undergraduate Student

Awais Gul
Sophomore Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate Student
Aadish Gupta
Senior Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate Student
Ameera Fatin Binti Abdull Hadi
Senior Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate Student

Andrew Hall
Senior Petroleum Engineer Undergraduate Student

John Hatfield
Sencior Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Student

Kristina Hansen
Junior Petroleum Engineer Undergraduate Student

Joao Henrique Bessa Gomes
Junior Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate Student

Nishkriya Kalaynaraman
MSc in Petroleum Engineering

Isabel Leon
Senior Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate Student

Chacha Marara
Senior Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate Student

Fred Markey
Senior Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate Student

Amir Moghaddami
Junior Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate Student

Negar Nazari
MSc Student and Graduate Research Assistant

Adisak Nawik
MSc in Petroleum Engineering

Chris Ouyang
Senior Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate Student

Jyoti Pandey
Visiting Research Assistant

Willyam Rawell Souza Correia

Junior Petroleum Engineer Undergraduate Student


Rafael Soares Da Silva
Senior Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate Student

Pillutal Suraj

Regina Tayong
MSc Student and Graduate Research Assistant

Levi Swartz
Senior Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate Student

Masi Veisi
PhD in Chemical Engineering

Mauricio Vinassa
MSc in Petroleum Engineering 
Muzzammil Vora
Junior Petroleum Engineering Undergraduate Student
Stanley Thompson
MSc Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant

Lucas Whatley
MSc Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant

Arielle Williams
Senior Chemical Engineer Undergraduate Student

Kouk Chi Yap

Research Intern

B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering
 

 

 

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