I am ultimately interested in understanding the formation and development of energy resources through experimental and theoretical micro and nanofluidic approaches in reactive transport.  Specifically, my research interests aim to understand multiphase reactive transport and fluid-fluid/ fluid-rock interactions in porous media in the context of low environmental impacts energy resources recovery.  My current research develops and uses microfluidic visualization platforms to study the mechanisms underlying multiphase fluid transport and surface interactions that dictate energy materials recovery.


My primary teaching goal is to educate students with the fundamental knowledge that is required to meet our society’s rising demands to develop low environmental impacts energy resources.  I also aim to help develop their ability and passion towards advancing fundamental engineering knowledge.  I am interested in teaching both basic and applied courses on thermodynamics and phase equilibria, fluid mechanics, micro and nanoscale transport phenomena, and general courses in mechanical engineering to develop the next generation of leaders in the field of energy and mechanical engineering.



2018 - 2019      Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship

2017                 Gordon Research Conference (Microfluidics, Physics & Chemistry of) Best Poster Award

2016                 Gordon Research Seminar (Flow & Transport in Permeable Media) Discussion Leader

2016                 Petroleum Research School of Norway STEP Scholarship

2015 - 2018      Hormoz & Fariba Ameri Graduate Education Fellowship in Earth Sciences

2014                 Society of Petroleum Engineers Calgary Section Scholarship

2013                 4th World Petroleum Council Youth Forum Student Invitation         

2013 - 2014      Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology

2013                 MIE Research Symposium Best Poster Presentation Award

2013                 Carbon Management Canada International Research Exchange Fellowship

2012                 Gordon Cressy Award for Student Leadership

2009                 Engineering Science Research Opportunities Program Fellowship



2018 - Present    Clean Energy, Education, and Empowerment Symposium, Clean Energy Ministerial, US Department of Energy

2017 - Present    Global Energy Forum Organizing Committee, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University

2018 - Present     Student Energy Competitions Task Force, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University

2017 - Present     Department Seminar Committee, Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University

2017 - Present     Undergraduate Mentor Program Chair, Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University

2017 - 2018          President, Stanford Energy Club, Stanford University2016

2016 - 2017          Faculty Search Committee, Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University

2016 - 2017          Oil and Gas Group Leader, Stanford Energy Club, Stanford University

2015 - Present     Undergraduate and Graduate student mentor, Stanford University

2015 - 2017          President, Officer, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Stanford University Chapter

2013 - 2014          Founder & President, Society of Petroleum Engineers, University of Toronto Chapter

2010 - 2013          Director of Seminars, Sustainable Engineers Association, University of Toronto

2009 - 2012          Chair, Mentor, Engineering Science Freshman Mentorship Program, University of Toronto

2009 - 2012          President, Project Director Tetra Society, University of Toronto Chapter



2017 - Present     Advisor, Interface Fluidics

2018 - Present     Reviewer, Natural Resources Research

2017 - Present     Reviewer, Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology

2016 - Present     Reviewer, Fuel

2016 - Present     Member, Academy of Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2015 - Present     Member, Geochemical Society

2014 - Present     Member, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

2014 - Present     Member, American Chemical Society (ACS)

2013 - Present     Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)