My research interest is transport in porous media. Natural rocks are among the most fascinating and complicated porous systems. My current research includes gas and liquid flow in unconventional shale reservoirs and the use of engineered nanoparticles for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and reservoir characterization applications. This interest has led me to work on different projects. Some examples are:
B.Sc. with Distinction Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum University of Technology, Iran
M.Sc. Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary
Ph.D. Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary
Editorial Review Board, Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology (Issue Coordinator of August 2008 issue)
Farzam, currently working as a Research Scientist, has led a NanoGeosciences lab to study fluid flow in unconventional shale gas reservoirs and nanoparticle transport in porous media. Farzam has worked as a reservoir engineer in industry for 7 years. As a Research Scientist, at the Alberta Research Council, Farzam was involved in CO2 injection field pilot design and shale gas characterizations. He has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses at the University of Calgary (Canada) and UT-Austin. He has published 50+ peer-reviewed technical papers and conference proceedings on topics related to reservoir engineering and transport in porous media.