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Tannaz Pak

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Academic Biography

Tannaz is the course leader for the BEng Tech Petroleum and Gas Engineering. She holds Chartered Engineer status and is a professional member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (CEng MIMMM). She is a fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Prior to starting her academic career, Tannaz did a PhD in Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University, completed in 2015. During her PhD she studied the dynamics of multiphase fluid flow in porous carbonate rocks, at pore-scale. During this PhD she worked with Petrobras and BG group as industrial sponsors and Brazilian universities as academic partners. She completed an MSc. in Reservoir Geoscience and Engineering (RGE) at the Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP School) in France. Tannaz graduated with a BSc. in Chemical Engineering-Safety and Technical Inspection from the Petroleum University of Technology in Iran.

Summary of Research Interests

  • Digital Rock physics
  • Core analysis studies for oil and gas industry
  • Use of zero-valent Iron nanoparticles (nzvI) in Remediation of groundwater resources contaminated by chlorinated solvents
  • Application of X-ray computed tomography technique as a non-destructive method of analysing the internal structure of material, specifically porous material
  • Porous media characterisation using a range of high resolution techniques in 2D, 3D, and 4D
  • Application of nano-technology in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and groundwater remediation
  • Asphaltene and oil/water emulsions
  • Carbonate Rocks
  • Pore-scale network modelling of fluid flow in porous media

Research Projects & External Funding

Tannaz has extensive international collaborations specifically with partners from Brazil and Italy.

She is leading a Newton Research Collaboration Programme funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering which is a collaborative research with partners from University of Edinburgh and University of Santa Catarina in Brazil.

Tannaz has received funding from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) to support her collaboration with the Brazilian Synchrotron.

PhD and Research Opportunities

Currently I am willing to take two full-time PhD students to work on the subjects of interest outlined above. There is no funding available at the moment so the candidates should be funded.

Standard University entrance requirements apply, and a degree in Petroleum Engineering, Hydrology, Chemical Engineering, or close subjects.

The interested candidates can contact me with their CV and a letter of interest.

External Roles and Professional Activities

Tannaz is a steering committee member of Interpore UK. This organization serves as an excellent platform to strengthen the porous media- related research by creating the synergy between the UK-based researchers in industry and academia.

She holds Chartered Engineer status and is a professional member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (CEng MIMMM). She is a fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

External Research Collaborations

Tannaz works closely with the Brazilian Synchrotron (LNLS), specifically the X-ray tomography beamline. LNLS is part of the Brazilian Centre for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM).

Tannaz acts as reviewer for the journals Advances in Water Resources, Energy & Fuels, Water Resources Research, AAPG Bulletin, and Transport in Porous Media.

Enterprise Interest and Activities

  • Digital Rock physics
  • Core analysis studies for oil and gas industry
  • Use of zero-valent Iron nanoparticles (nzvI) in Remediation of groundwater resources contaminated by chlorinated solvents
  • Application of X-ray computed tomography technique as a non-destructive method of analysing the internal structure of material, specifically porous material
  • Porous media characterisation using a range of high resolution techniques in 2D, 3D, and 4D
  • Application of nano-technology in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and groundwater remediation

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Tannaz is a fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

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Research Output 2013 2019

An X-ray computed micro-tomography dataset for oil removal from carbonate porous media

Pak, T., Archilha, N. L., Mantovani, I. F. & Butler, I. B., 29 Jan 2019, In : Scientific data. 6, 9 p., 190004 .

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Microtomography
Porous Media
Tomography
Porous materials
Carbonates

Application of nanotechnology in removal of NAPLs from contaminated aquifers: a source clean-up experimental study

Pak, T., Archilha, N. L. & A-Imari, R., 1 Mar 2018, In : Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy . 20, 2, p. 427–433 7 p.

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nanotechnology
nonaqueous phase liquid
experimental study
aquifer
silica

The Dynamics of Nanoparticle- enhanced Fluid Displacement in Porous Media: A Pore-scale Study

Pak, T., Archilha, N. L., Mantovani, I. F., Moreira, A. C. & Butler, I. B., 24 Jul 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1

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porous medium
fluid
oil
remobilization
fluid injection

Nanoparticle-enhanced immiscible fluid displacement in porous rocks

Pak, T., Archilha, N. L., Mantovani, I. F., Moreira, A. C., Fernandes, C. P. & Butler, I. B., 8 May 2017.

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immiscible fluid
rock
emulsion
fluid
oil

New insights on the complex dynamics of two-phase flow in porous media under intermediate-wet conditions

Rabbani, H., Joekar-Niasar, V., Pak, T. & Shokri, N., 12 Jun 2017, In : Scientific Reports. p. -

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