Maurice Dusseault

Petroleum Geomechanic Professor

Maurice B Dusseault is a professor of Geological Engineering in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He spent three years as a roughneck and drilling mud technician prior to completing his BSc (1971) and PhD (1977). From 1977 to 1982, he occupied a Research Professor Chair at the University of Alberta funded by the Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority. During this period, he developed novel skills and broad experience in new production technologies and drilling rock mechanics.

SeyedBijan Mahbaz

Research Associate & Co-founder of Inspecterra Inc.

I am a graduated Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, and a research associate working with Prof. Maurice Dusseault. My research area in Geomechanics is developing Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) to access a reliable, sustainable, renewable green energy in order to reduce GHG emission and help remote areas to access cheap and green energy. Currently, I am supervising one Ph.D. student, and twelve undergrads at University of Waterloo , Waterloo, Ontario, and two master students at K.N. Toosi University in Iran for their thesis.

Alireza Dehghanisanij

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, graduated from Memorial University

Milad Mosharafi

PhD candidate, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

I am doing my Ph.D. with Professor Maurice Dusseault in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. A new non-destructive testing method based on applying the passive magnetic inspection was recently developed successfully for investigating the condition of reinforcing rebar. My research area is the continuation of the development of scanning devices and analysis software to an industrial level. In this research project, the scanning prototype design will be enhanced and modified to meet particular applications under different environmental conditions and physical applications in the field.

Ali Ghavidel

Ph.D. candidate

I have earned my master’s degree in Rock Mechanics Engineering at the University of Tehran, and specialized in Geomechanics field. My master’s dissertation was conducted on caprock integrity under supervision of Prof. Hossein Memarian and Prof. Mahdi Moosavi. I studied geomechanical behavior of Gachsaran Formation as the most challengeable evaporating caprock for majority of Iranian oil reservoir, which is included both laboratory tests and numerical modeling.

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