Masoud Babaei


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2020Present: Senior Lecturer in Petroleum Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, University of Manchester

20142020: Lecturer in Petroleum Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, University of Manchester

20132014: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Imperial College London

  • Member of Minerals, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Group
  • Participated in NERC Project NE/H01392X/1 “Multiscale whole systems modelling and analysis for CO2 capture, transport and storage”
  • Participated in EPSRC Project EP/K035967/1 “CO2 injection and storage: short and long-term behaviour at different spatial scales”

2012−Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering, Imperial College London (funded by EPSRC-Shell Dorothy-Hodgkin Postgraduate Award)


 PhD positions are open:

  • Numerical modelling and design of geothermal heat recovery from subsurface systems (details)
  • Coupled flow-geomechanics for prediction of propagation and collapse of wormholes in matrix acidizing (details)

Please contact me for further topics for PhD projects at or +44 (0)161 306 4554 .




Units taught

MSc Subsurface energy Engineering courses:

CHEN60482 Advanced Modelling of Subsurface Processes

CHEN60492 Subsurface Fluid Properties for CCS and Geothermal Fluids


Undergrad Petroleum Engineering course (until 2020):

CHEN20132 Reservoir Fluids and Lab

CHEN30232 Petroleum Engineering Design Project


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, The Higher Education Academy

1 Sept 20141 Feb 2018

Award Date: 21 Feb 2018

Doctor of Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Imperial College London

1 Feb 20091 Jan 2013

Award Date: 1 Jan 2013

Master in Science, Reservoir Simulation/Petroleum Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

1 Sept 20051 Jun 2007

Award Date: 1 Jun 2007

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Energy
  • Dalton Nuclear Institute


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