University of Texas Permian Basin
Dr. Arbabi has over 25 years of broad experience in academia (Stanford), Industry (Mobil, ExxonMobil, and Shell) and consulting (Lloyd’s Register). Highlights of work and research experience include advanced reservoir simulation and modeling studies, thermal and other Enhanced Oil Recovery processes such as gas injection, multiphase flow experiments, foamy oil flow, and applications of percolation theory. Current research interests include optimization of petro-chemical processes under environmental considerations, reaction and catalysts, capture and reuse of CO2 , treatment of produced water, and practical problems of transport in porous media. Dr. Arbabi holds two patents and he received UT System STARs Grant ($300,000) in 2018.