Adnan Aftab

Visiting Students

Visiting Student




Research Interests

H2 and CO2 subsurface storage

Salt caverns


Drilling fluids

Climate protection

Selected Publications

Aftab, A., Ismail, A. R., Ibupoto, Z. H., Akeiber, H., & Malghani, M. G. K. (2017). Nanoparticles based drilling muds a solution to drill elevated temperature wells: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews76, 1301-1313.

Aftab, A., Ali, M., Sahito, M. F., Mohanty, U. S., Jha, N. K., Akhondzadeh, H., ... & Iglauer, S. (2020). Environmental friendliness and high performance of multifunctional tween 80/ZnO-nanoparticles-added water-based drilling fluid: an experimental approach. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering8(30), 11224-11243.

Ali, M., Aftab, A., Arain, Z. U. A., Al-Yaseri, A., Roshan, H., Saeedi, A., ... & Sarmadivaleh, M. (2020). Influence of organic acid concentration on wettability alteration of cap-rock: implications for CO2 trapping/storage. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces12(35), 39850-39858.

Panhwar, S., Aftab, A., Keerio, H. A., Sarmadivaleh, M., & Tamer, U. (2021). A Novel Approach for Real-Time Enumeration of Escherichia coli ATCC 47076 in Water through High Multi-Functional Engineered Nano-Dispersible Electrode. Journal of The Electrochemical Society168(3), 037514.


PhD scholar, Petroleum Engineering, Curtin University, Australia, 2021-Present

MPhil, Petroleum Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2017

PGD, Petroleum Engineering, Mehran UET, Sindh, Pakistan, 2014

B.E, Petroleum Engineering, Mehran UET, Sindh, Pakistan, 2010

Professional Profile

Lecturer: 2013-Present, Petroleum Engineering, Mehran UET, SZAB, Sindh, Pakistan

Lecturer: 2011-2013, Petroleum Engineering, BUITEMS, Balochistan, Pakistan

Scientific and Professional Membership

Society of Petroleum Engineering


Pro-Chancellor Award (2017), Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia 

Best Postgraduate Student Award (2017), Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia

Dean's List (2017), Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia

Faculty Development Award (2014), Mehran UET, SZAB Pakistan

KAUST Affiliations



Research Interests Keywords

H2 and CO2 subsurface storage Salt caverns Nanocomposites Drilling fluids Climate protection