Associate Professor - Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Dr. Fathi, is a pioneering researcher with a passion for sustainable solutions. His diverse expertise spans Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS), Engineered Geothermal Systems, AI-driven data analytics, Hydraulic Fracturing, and unconventional reservoir development. Dr. Fathi stands at the forefront of cutting-edge research, managing a portfolio of transformative projects funded by RPSEA, DOE/URS, DOS, Leidos, NETL, and EQT Production Company. His recent contributions include the bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) initiative in the Illinois Basin-Decatur Project (SMART PHASE I and II), conducting a feasibility analysis of Geothermal Deep Direct-Use combined with Reservoir Thermal Energy Storage at West Virginia University Campus, and the Tri-State CO2 Storage Hub project. His books on unconventional reservoir hydraulic fracturing are widely recognized. Dr. Fathi's career has garnered well-deserved recognition, including the Outstanding Technical Editor Award from the SPE Journal in 2013 and 2018. In 2015, he received the prestigious AIME Rossiter W. Raymond Memorial Award from The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers. Dr. Fathi serves as the Associate Editor of Frontiers in Earth Science and has been a Guest Editor for the Journal of Energies and a Geofluids.
Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering; University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA 2010
M.S. Exploration of Petroleum Engineering, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran, 2003
B.S. Exploration of Mining Engineering, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran, 2001