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Academic Biography

Dr. Gomari is an associate professor of research in energy and environmental engineering. He completed his MSc in Petroleum Engineering in 2003 from NTNU, Norway followed by his Ph.D. at the University of Stavanger in 2006. He has gained 12 years of industrial experience with the National Iranian Oil Company, and Statoil ASA ( Equinor ) before joining Teesside University. He helped the TU team to establish the Energy lab that has been used by several Ph.D., and MSc students to complete their research on energy and environmental engineering, CCUS, fluid flow in porous media,  and hydrogen topics. He has been as director of the studies for several Ph.D. students, published several high-impact factor journal papers, and acted as an assessor for several Ph.D. and MSc theses.  The focus of Dr Gomari's diverse research path has been and continues to be key aspects of the geo-energy sector, earth sciences, geopolymer, waste management, carbon capture and storage, hydrogen production, transportation, and storage. Within the last few years, he has also brought the digitalization concept into his research activities to enrich the outcome and use the resources in a smarter manner which by itself helps in reducing CO2 emissions. His multi-disciplinary research has been recognized internationally within the earth sciences, including novel methods for the quantification of rock surfaces, intermolecular forces, porous media, smarter use of underground resources, biomaterials, CO2 capture, and geological storage.  In connection to the above topics and his research activities within the net zero domain, he has secured several research fundings as Principal Investigator including international funds from Qatar -NPRP, and Saudi Arabia as well as national funding from the Royal Academic of Engineering, Innovate UK, and industrial research project with local SMEs-Scott Bros ltd and M-Connected. His major secured funding is the innovative UK project entitled Scale-up of Material Evolution technology for net zero emission concrete (MEVOCRETE) with a total value of £7,6 M led by local company Material Evolution ltd aiming to develop a new form of concrete made from the by-products of the steel and chemical industries. Currently, he is a chartered engineer of Energy Institute, Editor in Chief and Guest Editor for several international journals, a member of SPE and EAGE associations, and course leader for MSc Petroleum Engineering at Teesside University.

Summary of Research Interests

Dr Gomari main research interests are:

  • Sustainable management of hydrocarbon production 
  • Carbon Capture, Storage, and Utilisation
  • Hydrogen Production, Transportation, and Storage 
  • Geological hydrogen storage 
  • Fluid flow in porous media 
  • Clay Minerals for CCS 
  • Soil Carbon Capture
  • Geopolymer  
  • Digitalization ( ML and AI) of energy generation 
  • Hydrate technology for CCS and hydrogen storage 
  • Hybrid water Desalination 
  • Geothermal 
  • Hydraulic Fracturing. Risk evaluation of hydraulic fracturing.
  • Shale Gas /Tight Sand
  • Advanced EOR methods ( Smart water injection , Low salinity water injection , CO2 injection)
  • Reservoir Rock/Fluid Interaction
  • Polymer and Biopolymer application in oil and gas wells
  • Carbonate rock /chalk reservoirs
  • Wettability alteration
  • Nanotechnology application 

PhD and Research Opportunities

1) Carbon Capture and Storage 

2) Hydrogen production, transportation, and storage 

3) Enhanced Geothermal System 

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Over 12 years of professional experience in the oil and gas industry.

  • Characterization of Fractured Carbonate reservoirs
  • Chalk reservoir (Application of Water Injection, Water weakening, Subsidence of Platform due to water injection, SCAL on chalk and its challenges)
  • Fluid flow in porous media
  • Digital Core Anlaysis
  • Expert in designing core analysis
  • Expert in Eclipse /Petrel and reservoir modeling
  • SCAL analysis on Oil and Gas (including conventional and unconventional reservoirs both NCS and internationally, more than 15 fields)
  • Asset evaluation
  • CO2 capture, reservoir screening and geological modelling
  • Hydraulic Fracturing, Performance analysis of fracturing job
  • Economic analysis of high-risk projects
  • Application of eco-friendly EOR methods
  • Desalination, Modelling and lab facilities

At Teesside University we have established an advanced core analysis lab which enabled us to provide service to oil and gas companies. Also, the high-tech facilities at Petroleum labs enabled us to lead several Ph.D. studies.


Research Projects & External Funding

Sina has extensive international collaborations specifically with partners from Brazil, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia,

Sina has received support from the following funders:

'StoreH2Safe' in collaboration with  International Indursy and Universities - £96 K -2023-2024 

Innovate UK - Industrial Collaboration, £7.6M, 2022-2024

Qatar Foundation, £450 K, 2023-2026

IDTC -Innovate UK - working on an industrial project with M-Connected ltd., £20.5 K, 2023 

UTEL project Soil Carbon Capture and Storage ( Waste clays to artificial soil) working with business - Scott Bros ltd, £15 K- 2022-2025.

Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, £5 K, 2021-2022

Seedcorn project award -Teesside University - £10 K, 2022 

Newton Research International Collaboration Programme awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering-UK, £8 K-2016  

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Wettability Alteration of Rock Surfaces Induced by Dissolved Acidic Species in Hydrocarbon, University of Stavanger

Award Date: 18 Aug 2006

Master, CO2-HC gas mixture injection into north sea oil fields , Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Award Date: 16 Jun 2003

Bachelor, Impact of NOx and SOx on Refinery's main reactions , Petroleum University of Technology

Award Date: 2 Dec 1996

External positions

External Examiner , Robert Gordon University

1 Jan 20201 Jan 2025

External Examiner , Coventry University

1 Oct 20191 Oct 2024

Guest Editor for MDPI

1 Sept 2019 → …


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