Ahmed Hafez Abdelaziz

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Scientists

Postdoctoral Fellow



Building 5

Research Interest

- Particle-laden flow

- Complex fluids

- Fines migration through porous media and fractures

- Drilling fluids and lost circulation

Selected Publications

Hafez, A., Liu, Q., Finkbeiner, T., Alouhali, R., Moellendick, T.E., Santamarina, J.C. The effect of particle shape on discharge and clogging, Scientific Reports, 11

Hafez, A., Adris A. 2016: Oil Production, Refining and Renewable Energy Consumption: Socio-Economic Indicators. Presented at the 11th Annual Conference for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, Entrepreneurship and Creative Achievement (EURECA), Cairo, Egypt, 17-21 April.

Hafez, A., El-Sayed, I., El Said, O., 2015. Laser Drilling Using Nd:YAG on Limestone, Sandstone and Shale: ROP Estimation and the Development of a Constant ROP Drilling System. Presented at SPE North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition, Cairo, Egypt, 14-16 September. SPE-175848-MS

Hafez, A., Fateen S. 2015: Carbon Dioxide Compression, Transport and Injection Technologies. Book chapter In “Carbon Dioxide Capture: Processes, Technology and Environmental Implications”. Nova Publisher. In press


  • B.S. Petroleum Engineering, The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.  2010-2015​
  • M.S. Earth Science and Engineering. KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • PhD, Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2020     


Scientific and Professional Membership

  • SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers)
  • EAGE (European Association for Geoscientists and Engineers)