The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
Mohsen  Ahmadian
Mohsen Ahmadian Project Manager, AEC Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: Telephone: 512-471-2999 Fax: 512-471-0140
Professional Summary
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Mohsen Ahmadian has been a Project Manager and Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, for the past four and a half years. He manages a portfolio of cutting-edge nanoscience research projects for the Advanced Energy Consortium (AEC) for member companies including BG Group, BP America Inc., Petrobras, Repsol, Schlumberger, Shell, Statoil, and Total. In his current position at the AEC, he directs 14 research projects involving scientists at leading US-based and European academic institutions. These efforts are grouped in two multidisciplinary nanotechnology research programs devoted to the design of contrast agents and nanomaterial sensors for delineation of subsurface reservoir properties with the goal of attaining a higher resolution than currently possible by existing geophysical tools and techniques. He also manages the AEC’s nanogeoscience lab, which is focused on unified metrology and characterization of magnetic nanoparticles that are intended to be used as contrast agents in conjunction with electromagnetic geophysical tools in waterflood and hydraulic fracture mapping applications. He is currently leading efforts for large-scale demonstration of these new reservoir imaging concepts. Prior to joining the AEC, he worked as a Senior Staff Application Development Specialist and Project Leader at KLA-Tencor Corporation, a California-based semiconductor equipment manufacturing company, specializing in the development of capital equipment and simulation packages for material characterization at submicron scale, using electron beam and optical imaging systems. He received his Ph.D. degree from one of the most prominent pharmacology departments in the nation, led by Dr. Alfred Gilman, a Nobel Laureate in Medicine.
Research Interests
Biotech, Nanotech & Semiconductor industries

Matrix project management, risk assessment and gap analysis


Applied research

Effective technology transfer
Ph.D. Cell Regulation: Department of Pharmacology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX, 1991 to 1996

M.S. Molecular Biology: University of North Texas, Summa Cum Laude, Denton TX, 1988 to 1990

B.S. Biology/Chemistry: University of North Texas, Cum Laude, Denton TX, 1985 to 1988
Professional History
ADVANCED ENERGY CONSORTIUM, Project Manager, 2010 to present

KLA-TENCOR CORPORATION, Senior Staff Applications Development Engineer and Project Manager, 1997 to 2011

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