Dr. Amir Jahanbakhsh

Dr. Amir Jahanbakhsh     Research Associate/Project Manager

School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Institute of Mechanical, Process & Energy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, UK


        Office: JN 1.29

        Phone: +44 (0) 131 451 3809

        Email: A.Jahanbakhsh@hw.ac.uk

        Research Profile: https://researchportal.hw.ac.uk/en/persons/amir-jahanbakhsh




Dr. Amir Jahanbakhsh holds BSc and MSc degrees in petroleum engineering from Petroleum University of Technology and the University of Texas at Austin respectively. After finishing his MSc in 2005, he joint Research Institute of Petroleum Industry as a petroleum-reservoir engineer. He was mainly involved in reservoir characterization, integrated reservoir studies and field development plan projects. In 2010 he was assigned as the Head of Reservoir Studies Division in the institute. Along with technical activities, he was heavily involved in project management, business development and human resource management.

In September 2012, after 7 years of work experience in oil and gas industry, he started his PhD in the Centre for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and CO2 Solutions at Institute of Petroleum Engineering-Heriot-Watt University. The research area of his PhD was characterization of two- and three-phase flow in porous media, estimation of three-phase relative permeability, modelling and simulation of multiphase flow for EOR processes and in particular for WAG injection and optimization.

He finished his PhD in August 2016 and then joined the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS) at Heriot-Watt University. He is a research associate in MILEPOST project and the research outcomes of this project will improve the understanding of multiphase flow mechanisms at pore-scale. He is also a project manager for multidisciplinary consortium projects in RCCS.


Research Interest:

Multiphase fluid flow in porous media, dynamic flow, reservoir characterization, numerical simulation, EOR processes, and CO2 storage.

Recent Publications:

  1. Jahanbakhsh, A., Wlodarczyk, K. L., Hand, D. P., Maier, R. R. J. & Maroto-Valer, M. M. (2020): “Review of Microfluidic Devices and Imaging Techniques for Fluid Flow Study in Porous Geomaterials”, Sensors. 20, 14, 4030. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20144030
  2. Wlodarczyk, K. L., Carter, R. M., Jahanbakhsh, A., Lopes, A. A., Mackenzie, M. D., Maier, R. R. J., Hand, D. P. & Maroto-Valer, M. M., (2018): “Rapid Laser Manufacturing of Microfluidic Devices from Glass Substrates”, Micromachines. 9, 8, 409. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi9080409
  3. Collie, G. J., Nazeri Ghojogh, M., Jahanbakhsh, A., Lin, C-W. & Maroto-Valer, M. M., (2017): “Review of flowmeters for carbon dioxide transport in CCS applications”, Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology. 7, 1, p. 10-28 19 p. https://doi.org/10.1002/ghg.1649
  4. Jahanbakhsh, A., Shahverdi, H. & Sohrabi, M. (2016): “Gas/Oil Relative Permeability Normalization- Effect of Permeability, Wettability and Interfacial tension”, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering-Formation Evaluation, SPE-170796-PA. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/170796-PA.
  5. Jahanbakhsh, A., El Sheikh, A. and Sohrabi, M., (2016): “Application of Ensemble Smoother and Multiple-Data Assimilation for Estimating Relative Permeability from Coreflood Experiments”, Poster presentation at the 15th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery (ECMOR XV), Amsterdam 2016.
  6. Jahanbakhsh, A., Sohrabi, M., Fatemi, S. M. and Shahverdi, H. (2016): “A Comparative Study of the Effect of Gas/Oil IFT Variation on Two- and Three-Phase Relative permeability and the Performance of WAG Injection at Laboratory Scale”, SPE-179571-MS, SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/179571-MS.
  7. Jahanbakhsh, A., and Sohrabi, M. (2015): “A New Approach for Simultaneous Estimation of Relative Permeability and Capillary Pressure from Coreflood Experiments”, SPE-175068-MS, Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/175068-MS

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