Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

School of Mining & Geosciences


Проф. Роберт Труман
Қысқаша өмірбаян

Dr Trueman has over 30 year’s international experience in the metalliferous and coal mining industries. He has worked in mining teaching and research at Universities in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia and in mining research for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization of Australia. He has also worked directly for mining companies; as a production Mining Engineer for the then National Coal Board in the United Kingdom and in Technical Services for the Anglo American Corporation of South Africa. During his time working for universities he supervised 12 PhD candidates and 2 Research Master’s degree candidates to completion and supervised 19 taught Master’s degree candidates’ research topics. He has held numerous research grants funded from both government and the international mining industry. He has taught Mining Engineering courses at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree levels. The PhD candidates that he supervised were purely by research and did not involve organized course work, as is the norm for Universities in the United Kingdom and Australia. During his time working for universities he carried out consultancy work for mines in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Brazil and Argentina. Dr Trueman has been involved as project manager and/or principal researcher in numerous research projects on topics relating to ultra-short radius drilling and metalliferous and coal mining Rock Mechanics. These have mainly involved the participation of research students. All of the topics had an industry focus, with the results of the research being directly applied to industry practice. The research students went on to employment either in the international mining industry or for universities in Australia, Chile, Indonesia and Sweden. For the last 8 years Dr Trueman worked for an international Mining Consultancy doing Rock Mechanics applied research for the Australian Mining Industry and Rock Mechanics consultancy projects for numerous mines in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Russia and the Czech Republic. Dr Trueman is experienced in a wide range of commodities areas including coal, gold, copper, silver, zinc, lead, diamonds and natural gas. He has authored over 50 technical publications in peer-reviewed international conference proceedings and in Scientific Citation Index journals in the field of mining engineering. He is also the primary inventor on 2 international patents and has contributed to 2 chapters in a book detailing the results of research from an international study into block and panel caving.

  1. Trueman R, Meyer T G H and Stockwell M. Fluid drilling system. PCT/AU96/00783 now sealed as 76869/96. In Canada 2239734, China 96198876.2, Poland 182186, Russia 98112575, South Africa 96/10255, United Kingdom 2322889 and United States of America 10/237,255, WO97/21900.
  2. Trueman R, Meyer T G H and Stockwell M. Erectable arm assembly for use in boreholes. PCT/AU98/0042 now sealed as 77509/98. In Canada 2292639, China 98805857.X, Poland P337328, Russia 2000100345, South Africa 98/4906, United Kingdom 2342373 and United States of America 09/917,612, WO98/55727.
  3. Brown E T. Block Caving Geomechanics Second Edition, The International Caving Study 1997-2004. JKMRC Monograph Series in Mining and Mineral Processing 3. The University of Queensland. Chapter 3 and 5 contributions by R Trueman.
  4. Langosch U, Thomas R and Trueman R. Recent Developments in the Understanding of Longwall Geomechanics in Deep Weak Roof Types and Shallow Strong Roof Types. Aachen International Mining Symposia Aachen, Germany, 11-12 June, 2014.
  5. Trueman R, Thomas R and Hoyer D. Understanding the Causes of Roof Control Problems on a Longwall face from Shield Monitoring Data: a Case Study. Proceedings 30th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, Morgantown, WV, USA, July 26-28, 2011.
  6. Stewart P C, Trueman R and Brunton I. Factors Influencing Overbreak in the Barkers Orebody, Kundana Gold Mine: Narrow Vein Case Study. Trans Inst Materials, Minerals and Mining and the AusIMM (Mining Technology), Volume 120, No 2, 2011, pp 80-89.
  7. Trueman R, Lyman G and Cocker A. Longwall roof control through a fundamental understanding of shield-strata interaction. J. Rock Mech and Min Sci. 46 (2009) 371-380.
  8. Trueman R, Castro R and Halim A. A study of multiple draw zone interaction in block caving mines by means of a large 3D physical model. In J. Rock Mech and Min Sci. 45 (2008) 1044-1051.
  9. Castro R, Trueman R and Halim A. A study of isolated draw zones in block caving mines by means of a large 3D physical model. J. Rock Mech and Min Sci 44 (2007) 860-870.
  10. Stewart P, Trueman R & Lyman G. The development of a benchmark stoping width for longhole narrow-vein stoping. Trans Inst Min and Metall. (Sect A: Min Industr), Vol 117 No 3, 2007, pp 128-135.
  11. Stewart P and Trueman R. Quantifying the impact of stress relaxation on excavation design. Trans Inst Min and Metall. (Sect A: Min Industr). Vol 113, No 2: A107-117, 2004.
  12. Trueman R and Mawdesley C. Predicting cave initiation and propagation. Trans Canadian Inst Min Met Vol 96, No 1071: 54-59, (2003).
  13. Trueman R, Pierce M and Wattimena R. Quantifying Stresses and Support Requirements in the Undercut and Production Level Drifts of Caving Mines. J. Rock Mech and Min Sci 39 (2002) 617-632.
  14. Mawdesley C, Trueman R and Whiten W. Extending the Mathews’ stability graph for open stope design. Trans Instn Min Metall (Sect A: Min Industr). Vol 110: A27-39, 2001.
  15. Trueman R, Mikula P, Mawdesley C and Harries N. Experience in Australia with the application of the Mathews’ method for open stope design. Trans Canadian Inst Min Met Vol 93, No 1036, January 2000.
  16. Trueman R, Coulthard M A and Poulsen B. Estimating Unsupported Spans for Highwall Mining. Rock Mechanics — Tools and Techniques. Proc of the 2nd North American Rock Mechanics Symposium: NARMS 96, Montreal, 1985-1992, 1996.
  17. Duncan Fama M E, Trueman R & Craig M S. Two and three dimensional elasto-plastic analysis for coal pillar design and its application to highwall mining. J. Rock Mech and Min Sci & Geomech Abstr, Vol. 32, No. 3, 215-225, 1995.
  18. Thin I G, Pine R J. & Trueman R. Numerical Modelling as an Aid to the Determination of Stress Distribution in Longwall Coal Mining. Int. J. Rock Mech. Min. Sci. & Geomech. Abstr., Vol 30, No 7, 1403-1409, 1993.
  19. Tyler D B & Trueman R. A Probabilistic Key Block Analysis for Support Design and the Effects of Mining Induced Stress on Key Block Stability: A Case Study. Trans Inst Min Met, Section A, Jan-Apr 1993, Vol 104.
Ғылыми қызығушылықтары
  • All aspects of Metalliferous and Coal Mining Rock Mechanics.
  • Ultra-Short radius drilling
Проф. Фиделис Суоринени
Др. Лоран Ришар
Қауымдастырылған профессор
Қысқаша өмірбаян

Лоран Ришар Ph.D. 1993 жылы Францияның Страсбург университетінің геохимиясында. Кейіннен, ол шөгінді бассейндерін керогеном мұнай ұрпақтың термодинамикалық моделін салу үшін қолданылған геохимиялық қызығушылықпен органикалық қосылыстардың ауқымды термодинамикалық деректер базасын, өкілдік етті Калифорния университетінің (Беркли, АҚШ) докторанты (1993-2002 жылдары), болды. Ол студенттер мен аспиранттардың бұл міндет когорте көмектесті жоғары температура геологиялық процестер, органикалық қосылыстар, су сұйықтар мен минералдар арасындағы өзара іс-қимыл туралы зерттеу жұмыстары басталды, Нанси университеті Анри Пуанкаре (Франция) Mathieu де артист (2002-2009) тағайындалды. Ол (. 2009-2011), тағы да ол Компанияның экологиялық үшін кеңесші ретінде жұмыс істеді Барселона (Испания), бұл жолы, көшіп Ал содан кейін мұнай өнеркәсібі үшін тәуелсіз кеңесші ретінде (2012-2017). Органикалық қосылыстардың термодинамика бойынша өз жұмысын жүргізу кезінде жоғары температура кезінде. 2017 жылдың қазан айында Назарбаев Университетінің тау-кен және Жер туралы ғылымдар мектебіне қосылды.

Ғылыми қызығушылықтары
• Жоғары температура мен қысым кезінде көмірсутектердің тұрақтылығы. • Метаморфтық жыныстардағы органикалық көмір. • Орта мұхиттың гидротермиялық жүйелеріндегі органикалық қосылыстардың абиогендік синтезі. • Мұнай жүйелеріндегі күкірттің геохимиясы.
Др. Пейман Пурафшари
Қауымдастырылған профессор
Қысқаша өмірбаян

Peyman Pourafshary received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in Petroleum Engineering in 2007. He has worked as an Associate Professor in Petroleum Engineering Department in School of Mining and Geosciences in Nazarbayev Univesity since 2018. Prior to this position, Dr Pourafshary was an Assistant Professor in Tehran University in Iran for 6 years (2007-2013) , and Sultan Qaboos University in Oman for 4 years (2013-2017).

Dr Pourafshary has been involved as the project manager and consultant in different research and industrial projects in US, Iran, and Oman in the field of reservoir engineering and production engineering. Most of these projects were related to the evelopment of new, cheap, and effective methods to reduce the recovery cost and improve the oil production. Several research groups were formed, consisting of graduate students and industrial collaborators, under the supervision of Dr Pourafshary to work on topics in different methods of EOR, production engineering modeling and optimization, formation damage control, and stimulation fields.

The goal of his research is to improve the performance of conventional/unconventional EOR methods and to devise new and cheap approaches for better oil recovery. Several experimental and modeling research activities have been completed to study new ideas for different secondary and tertiary recovery methods such as low salinity water flooding, ion management in water flooding, chemical EOR by nanofluids, and gas flooding scenarios such as carbonated water injection. Also, new approaches were investigated to control and remove different possibilities of formation damage in oil reservoirs to improve wells productivity and injectivity. Mechanisms such as fines migration, clays swelling, and asphaltene precipitation are targeted to be controlled during conventional operations such as water flooding, gas injection, and natural depletion in reservoirs. Another direction of his research is in the field of fast reservoir simulation. In addition to conventional grid-based simulation methods, new fast simulation approaches were developed to model primary/secondary/tertiary recovery stages. These methods were applied in joint research projects with industries for field applications such as water flooding modeling and reservoir characterization.

Dr Pourafhary have taught several undergraduate and graduate petroleum engineering courses in different universities worldwide. The following courses are presented by him at different levels.

Undergraduate Level:

  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Production Engineering and Stimulation
  • Fluid Flow in Porous Media
  • Introduction to Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Heat Transfer

Graduate Level:

  • Transport Processes in Porous Media
  • Advanced Reservoir Engineering
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods
  • Advanced Production Engineering
  • Completion and Well Stimulation
  • Production Enhancement


More than 60 scientific papers were published in high ranked Petroleum Engineering Journals such as SPE Journal, JPSE, and Transport Phenomena by Dr Pourafshary. For more details on publications and conference presentations please refer to

Recent publications
  1. Hourfar, F., Salahshoor, K., Zanbouri, H., Elkamel, A., Pourafshary, P., Moshiri, B.,
  2. “A Systematic Approach for Modeling of Waterflooding Process in the Presence of Geological Uncertainties in Oil Reservoirs” Computers & Chemical Engineering, 2018, Available Online.
  3. Rostami, B., Pourafshary, P., Fathollahi, A., Yassin, M., Hassani, K., Khosravi, M., Mohammadifar, M., “A new approach to characterize the performance of heavy oil recovery due to various gas injection” International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2017, Available Online.
  4. Motamedi, P., Bargozin, H., Pourafshary, P., “Management of implementation of nanotechnology in upstream oil industry: An analytic hierarchy process analysis
  5. Authors” Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 2017, Available Online.
  6. Hasannejad , R., Pourafshary, P., Vatani A. Sameni A., “Application of Silica Nanofluid to Control Initiation of Fines Migration,” Petroleum Exploration and Development, 2017, 44(5), 850-859
  7. Jalilian M, Pourafshary P, Sola B, Kamari M., “Optimization of Smart Water Chemical Composition for Carbonate Rocks Through Comparison of Active Cations Performance,” Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 2017, 139(6), 062904-062904-9
  8. Khiabani, N., Bahramian, P., Chen, P., Pourafshary, P., Goddard, W.A.,” Calcium Chloride Adsorption at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces: A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study,” Colloid and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2017, 572, 70-80.
  9. Saboorian-Jooybari H, Pourafshary P., “ Potential Severity of Phase Trapping in Petroleum Reservoirs: An Analytical Approach to Prediction,” SPE Journal, 2017, 22 (03), 863-874
  10. Sharifipour, M., Pourafshary, P., Nakhaee, A., “Study of the effect of clay swelling on the oil recovery factor in porous media using a glass micromodel,” Applied Clay Science, 2017, 141, 125-131
  11. Moradi B., Pourafshary P., Jalali F., Mohammadi M., “Effects of Nanoparticles on Gas Production/Viscosity Reduction/Foam Formation During Nanofluid Alternating Gas Injection in Low And High Permeable Carbonate Reservoirs.” The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2017, 95 (3), 479-490
  12. Barnaji MJ., Pourafshary P., Rasaie MR., “ Visual Investigation of The Effects of Clay Minerals on Enhancement of Oil Recovery by Low Salinity Water Flooding,” Fuel, 2016, 184, 826-835
  13. Hourfar F., Moshiri B., Salahshoor K., Zaare-Mehrjerdi M., Pourafshary P., “ Adaptive Modeling of Waterflooding Process in Oil Reservoirs,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2016, 146, 702-713
  14. Bastami, A. and Pourafshary, P., ”Development of A New Model for Carbonate Matrix Acidizing to Consider The Effects of Spent Acid,” Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 2016, 138 (5), 052905, 2016
  15. Needaa AM, Pourafshary, P., Hamoud AH., Jamil AB., “Controlling Bentonite-Based Drilling Mud Properties Using Sepiolite Nanoparticles,” Petroleum Exploration and Development. 2016, 43, 4, 717-23
  16. Al-Rujaibi, O., Al-Wahaibi, Y., Pourafshary, P., Al-Hajri, R., & Mosavat, N.,”Simulation study of wettability alteration by deep eutectic solvent injection as an EOR agent for heavy oil reservoirs”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2016, 144, 66-75
  17. Saboorian, H., Dejam, M., Chen, Z., and Pourafshary, P.,” Comprehensive Evaluation of Fracture Parameters by Dual Laterolog Data”, Journal of Applied Geophysics, 2016, 131, 214-221
  18. Taheri Shakib, J., Kanani, V., Pourafshary, P., and Hashemipour, H., “Nano Clays as additives for controlling filtration properties of water–bentonite suspensions,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2016, 138, 257-264
  19. Miresmaili, O., Pourafshary,P., and Jalali, F.,” Development of a Time-dependent Economic Method with Start Time Consideration to Optimize Gas Lift Allocation and Schedule,” International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 2016, 13, 1, 41-59
  20. Bagrezaie, M. A., Pourafshary, P., ” Screening and Optimisation of Water/Foam/Gas Injection EOR Scenarios in a Fractured Reservoir,” International Journal of Petroleum Engineering, 2016, 2, 1, 1-19
Ғылыми қызығушылықтары
Production Engineering and Production Optimization, Well Stimulation, Formation Damage, Experimental Studies and Modeling of Reservoir Performance and Enhanced Oil Recovery.
Др . Саффет Ягыз
Қауымдастырылған профессор
Қысқаша өмірбаян

Д-р Ягыз - Колорадо штаты тау-кен факультетінен (CSM) тау-кен өнеркәсібінде тау-кен философиясы бойынша Миссури ғылым және технология университетінің (MST) геологиялық инженерия магистрі дәрежесі бар геотехникалық инженер. 1998-2002 жж. АҚШ-та Earth Mechanics (EMI) CSM институтында зерттеуші болды. Бұдан кейін ол Назарбаев Университетіне түскені алдында Түркияның Памуккале университетінде қызмет етті. Д-р Ягыз бакалавр деңгейінде де, жоғары деңгейде инженерлік геология, инженер-геологтар, геотехника, тау-кен механикасы, механикалық қазбалар және туннельдер үшін қолданбалы геология курстарын жүргізді. Еуропалық Rock Mechanics Симпозиумы-Eurock'2010-да модератор ретінде әрекет жасады. 2011 ж. Fuzzy Systems (2011), 8-ші Халықаралық мәрмәр және тас конгресі (2012), Eurock'2013-Ресурстар, энергетика және қоршаған ортаны қорғауға арналған Rock Mechanics, V Global Stone ғылыми-консультативтік кеңесінің мүшесі. Конгресс (2014) және Туннелинг бойынша Дүниежүзілік конгресс (2017). Д-р Ягыз ғылыми журналдарда және журналдарда 60-тан астам мақалаларды өз бетімен қарады, сондай-ақ «ТКК-нің рок-массадағы тиімділігін болжау үшін модификацияланған CSM моделі» монографиясы. Халықаралық көліктік технологиялар журналы редакциялық кеңесінің мүшесі; Жер және экология ғылымдарының журналы, Жер туралы ғылымдар түрік журналы. Тау-кен және геотехникалық машина жасауда ол модификацияланған КММ-ны әзірлеуге, ТБК-нің өнімділігін болжауды болжауға, сондай-ақ қамшы мен жіктелудің сынғыштық индексі бойынша ұсыныстарға белгілі. Д-р Ягыз рок механикасына, ТБЖ және геотехникаға арналған тақырыптар бойынша көптеген ғылыми жобалар бойынша негізгі зерттеуші немесе зерттеуші ретінде қатысты. Ол сондай-ақ тау-кен тау-кен механикасы, инженерлік геология және геотехникалық журналдардың танымал рецензенті болып табылады. Халықаралық инженерлік геология қауымдастығының (IAEG) және «Механика» қоғамының (ISRM) кәсіби мүшесі

Ғылыми қызығушылықтары
• Инженерлік геология және геотехника • Таспаларды жобалау және ТБЖ туннелеу • Тау жыныстарының сипаттамалары және сынау
Др. Сергей Сабанов
Қауымдастырылған профессор
Др. Али Шафией
Ассистент профессор
Қысқаша өмірбаян

Қазіргі уақытта, д-р Али Шафией Тау-кен және Жер туралы ғылымдар мектебінде мұнай-газ ісі кафедрасының доценті, Назарбаев Университеті болып табылады. Ол тақырыбында диссертация бар, Канада Ватерлоо университетінің «ауыр мұнай өндіру және резервуар Геомеханика мұнай жылу» атты (2013 жылғы наурызда) оның докторлық алды: «карбонатының физикалық қырып мұнай қоймаларында бу сұйықтар математикалық және статистикалық талдау.» Оның ғылыми-зерттеу жобасының фокус, PhD тау жынысы матрицада және сынуы желі арасындағы күрделі өндірістік механизмдер мен өзара іс-қимылды тартылған қатысты резервуар мінез-құлық тұрғысынан танк ең қиын сынып бірі ретінде бу өсімдіктер жарықшақты жаратылыстану мұнай қоймаларының өнімділігі болжау математикалық және статистикалық құралдарды дамытуға берілді. Ол сондай-ақ Иран Bu-Али Сина университетінде қолданбалы Жер туралы ғылымдар бакалавры бар. Қыркүйек айында 2017 жылы, д-р Шафией түрлі елдерде жұмыс істеді және Назарбаев Университетіне кірер алдында түрлі көмекшісі, зерттеуші, докторант, кеңесшісі нефтегазотехника және геомеханика. Д-р Шафией күрделі резервуарлық жүйелерінен ауыр мұнай өндіру қалыптастыруды бағалау және бағалау бойынша сарапшы, мұнай жетілдірілген қалпына келтіру және мұнай дәстүрлі және дәстүрлі емес энергия көздерін энергия пайдалану геомеханикалық аспектілері (жер шөгуі, гидравликалық жару, тән сынуы геологиялық және геомеханикалық-line болып табылады мұнай кен орындарын және шөгінді бассейндері терең инъекцияға өндірістік және тұрмыстық қалдықтарды кәдеге жарату). Д-р Шафией канадалық және халықаралық зерттеулер, оқыту, түлектердің, білім беру, оқыту және консалтинг / өнеркәсіп секторында мұнай барлау және өндіру (E & P) бойынша он жылдан астам. Ол баяндамалар үшін энергетикалық технологиялар инновациялық бағдарлама (IETP 2014) мүшесі болып қызмет атқарды Альберта департаменті түрлі мұнай-газ компанияларының қатысты түрлі толық ауқымды далалық сынақтар, жұмыс барысын қарауға, 2014 жылы Alberta (Альберта, Канада), Энергетика ғылыми кеңесшісі болды Канадада көмірқышқыл газының ауыр мұнай мен геологиялық секвестр алу үшін. Ол сондай-ақ доктор Shafiey, сондай-ақ SPE, AAPG және EAGE белсенді мүшесі болып табылады InterPore 2017 жылы «карбонатты коллекторлар жылу жақсарды мұнай қалпына келтіру» атты беташар болып соңғы табылатын, конференцияда негізгі сөйледі. Д-р Шафией оның аспиранттар мен докторанттар ең өткізді Ватерлоу (Онтарио, Канада), Канадада инновациялар мен жоғары технологиялық фирмалардың бірқатар технологиялық орталығы және үй болып табылады. Waterloo Канада «Силикон аңғарына» ретінде белгілі. Ватерлоо университеті Жылдамдықтың, әлемдегі ең ірі еркін стартап-инкубаторларды біріне үй болып табылады. Waterloo доктор Shafiey рухында сай ол 2010 жылдың мамыр айында өз стартап компаниясы табылған. Компания негізінен мұнай-газ саласында кеңес беру қызметтерін ұсынады. Ол сондай-ақ мұнай-газ саласында жұмыс істейтін мамандар үшін бірнеше күн семинарлар мен техникалық тақырыптар бойынша қысқа мерзімді курстар 10 + 1 күн ұсынады. Әзірге, үш түрлі континенттерде 10-ден астам түрлі елдердің мамандар жүздеген осы оқу бағдарламаларын пайдасын. 2016 жылдың күзінде компания, оқу ісі жөніндегі оқыту қажеттігін шешуге бағытталған жаңа бастамасын «жұмсақ дағдыларын» және семинар бағдарламасы қысқа бағдарламасын іске қосты, тиімді ғылыми басылымдары жазу және жариялауға ерте жастан және техникалық дайындау кезінде жас ғалымдарды, магистранттар, студенттер, зерттеушілер мен мамандар береді есептер.

Доктор Шафияның кәсіби және академиялық тәжірибесі бүгінгі таңда 40-тан астам мақалалардың мақалаларын, конференциялар материалдарын, мұнай геологиясы, инженерлік геология және су қоймалары геофизикасы бойынша кітаптар мен монографиялардың тарауларын тексерді. H индексі h индексі болып табылады. 8. h-index - ғылыми басылымдардың өнімділігі мен дәйексөзін өлшейтін авторлық метрика. Оның Scopus-та авторлық бейнесінде (төменде сілтеме) табылған, ол 2004 жылы Elsevier ұсынған аннотация және дәйексөз дерекқоры болып табылады. Scopus ашық және әділ критерийлерге негізделген теңдесі жоқ журналдар жүйесін әділ бағалау және тексеру үшін объективті жүйе болып табылады. Оның басылымдарының толық тізімін ResearchGate немесе Google Scholar немесе Scopus профилінде көруге болады. Ғылыми мақалалар тізімі: Ағымдағы зерттеу жұмыстары Арқасында оның пәнаралық және пәнаралық ғылыми және кәсіби білімі мен тәжірибесі үшін, доктор Shafiey мүдделерін Ғылыми зерттеулердің негізгі бағыттары, басқалардың арасында, мынадай негізгі бағыттарды қамтиды:
Др. Амоуссоу Коффи Адоко
Ассистент профессор
Қысқаша өмірбаян

Dr. Adoko is an Assistant Professor at the School of Mining & Geosciences, Nazarbayev University. Previous to NU, he worked as a Lecturer in the Mining & Geological Engineering Department, Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BUIST) in Botswana. Before that, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics affiliated to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he worked on several R&D projects in coal mining, tunneling and other rock engineering projects. He holds a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from China University of Geosciences (CUG), Wuhan in 2012. He specializes in rock mechanics for mining engineering and tunneling applications. Over the past few years, he has achieved remarkable milestones in his career in terms of teaching, research and services to university. He taught several courses related to rock and mining engineering systems including rock mechanics, mine backfill, underground mine development, mine power and drainage, mine machinery, etc. He has supervised five Master’s students and several BSc students in Mining and Geological Engineering programs. Dr Adoko is strongly committed to quality research. He has published in high impact journals indexed in the Science Citation Index of Thomson Reuters including the International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences, Tunnelling & Underground Space Technology and Engineering Geology. He has a proven experience in sourcing research funding from industry as well as committee servicing.

  1. Zhang, H., Adoko, A. C., Meng, Z., Wang, H. & Jiao, Y. Mechanism of the Mudstone Tunnel Failures Induced by Expansive Clay Minerals. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 2016: 1-13, doi: 10.1007/s10706-016-0102-y.
  2. Adoko A C, Jiao Y-Y, Wu L, Wang H, Wang Z-H. Predicting tunnel convergence using Multivariate Adaptive Regression Spline and Artificial Neural Network. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. 2013;38:368-76.
  3. Jiao Y-Y, Zhang H-Q, Adoko A C, Tang H-M, Zhang X-L, Tian H-N. Simulating the process of reservoir-impoundment-induced landslide using the extended DDA method. Engineering Geology. 2014;182: 37-48.
  4. Adoko A C, Gokceoglu C, Wu L, Zuo Q- Knowledge-based and data-driven fuzzy modeling for rockburst prediction. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 2013;61:86-95.
  5. Huang G-H, Jiao Y-Y, Zhang X-L, Adoko A C, Li S-C. Generating Irregular Models for 3D Spherical-Particle-Based Numerical Methods. Journal of Applied Mathematics. 2013;2013:7.
  6. Jiao Y-Y, Song L, Wang X-Z, Adoko A C. Improvement of the U-shaped steel sets for supporting the roadways in loose thick coal seam. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 2013;60:19-25.
  7. Jiao Y-Y, Wang Z-H, Wang X-Z, Adoko A C, Yang Z-X. Stability assessment of an ancient landslide crossed by two coal mine tunnels. Engineering Geology. 2013;159:36-44.
  8. Adoko A C, Wu L. Estimation of the convergence of high speed railway tunnel in weak rock using an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference Systems (ANFIS) approach. Journal of rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering. 2012;4:11-8.
  9. Zuo Q, Wu L, Adoko A C, Lu Z. Analysis of surrounding rock mass deformation characteristics: Case study of BaoZhen Tunnel, Hubei China. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. 2012;17 N:2002-13.
  10. Adoko A C, Zuo Q-J, Wu L. A Fuzzy Model for High-Speed Railway Tunnel Convergence Prediction in Weak Rock. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. 2011;16:1275-95.
  11. Adoko A C, Wu L. Fuzzy Inference Systems-Based Approaches in Geotechnical Engineering: A Review. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. 2011;16:543-1558.
  12. Adoko, A.C., H. Wang, Y-Y Jiao and I.T. Seitshiro. Developing the Ground Index (GI) for Rock Collapse Assessment in Tunneling. In the 50th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, Texas, USA, 26-29 June 2016, Paper 16-575
  13. Adoko, A.C. and Y.-Y. Jiao. Predicting Tunnel Convergence in Weak Rocks: Multivariate Adaptive Regression Spline and Rough Set Theory Approaches. In The 8th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, ARMS8. Sapporo, Japan, October 14-16, 2014, Paper TUS6-1.
Ғылыми қызығушылықтары
  • Fundamental Rock Mechanics
  • Underground excavation stability analysis and supporting systems
  • Open pit slope stability
  • Rock burst
  • Tunneling
  • Data analysis, uncertainty modelling, optimization techniques and artificial intelligence applications in rock engineering problems
  • Acoustic Emission applications in rock engineering problems
  • 3D-Printing Techniques in rock testing
Др. Нассер Мадани
Ассистент профессор

Peer-Reviewed Journals:

  1. Madani, N., Naderi, A., Biranvand, B., Keshavarz, N. (2018). Lithofacies uncertainty modeling in a siliciclastic reservoir setting by incorporating geological contacts and seismic information. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, DOI: 10.1007/s13202-018-0531-7. In press.
  2. Madani, N. , Emery, X. (2018). “A comparison of search strategies to design the cokriging neighborhood for predicting coregionalized variables”. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, DOI: 10.1007/s00477-018-1578-1. In press.
  3. Eze, P.N., Madani, N ., Adoko, A.C. (2018). “Multivariate Mapping of Heavy Metals Spatial Contamination in a Cu–Ni Exploration Field (Botswana) Using Turning Bands Co-simulation Algorithm”. Natural Resources Researches, DOI: 10.1007/s11053-018-9378-3. In press.
  4. Madani, N ., Emery, X. (2017) “Plurigaussian simulation of geological domains by truncation of intrinsic random fields of order k”. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. Vol, 31, P. 893-913
  5. Paravarzar, Sh., Emery, X., Madani, N . (2015) Comparing sequential Gaussian and turning bands algorithms for cosimulating grades in multi-element deposits”. Comptes Rendus Vol. 347, P. 84–93.
  6. Afzal, P., Madani, N. , Shahbeik, Sh., Yasrebi, AB. (2015) “Multi-Gaussian kriging: a practice to enhance delineation of mineralized zones by Concentration-Volume fractal model in Dardevey iron ore deposit, SE Iran”. Journal of Geochemical Exploration. 158, p. 10-21.
  7. Sojdehee, M., Rasa, I., Nezafati, N., Vosoughi Abedini, M., Madani, N., Zeinedini, E. (2014). “Probabilistic modeling of mineralized zones in Daralu copper deposit (SE Iran) using sequential indicator simulation”. Arabian Journal of Arab J Geosci. Vol. 8, p. 8449–8459.
  8. Madani, N. , Emery, X. (2014). “Simulation of geo-domains accounting for chronology and contact relationships: application to the Río Blanco copper deposit”. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. Vol. 29, p. 2173-2191.
  9. Sadeghi, B., Madani, N ., Carranza, E.J.M. (2015). Combination of geostatistical simulation and fractal modeling for mineral resource classification, Journal of Geochemical Exploration. Vol. 149, p. 59-73.
  10. Afzal, P. Alhoseini, S. Tokhmechi, B. Kaveh, D. Yasrebi, A. Madani, N . Wetherelt, A. (2014). Outlining of high quality coking coal by Concentration-Volume fractal model and Turning Bands Simulation in East-Parvadeh Coal Deposit, Central Iran. International Journal of Coal Geology. Vol. 127, p. 88-99.
  11. Maleki, M. Madani, N . Emery, X. (2014). Capping and kriging grades with long-tailed distributions. Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Vol. 114 (3), p. 255- 263.
  12. Barzegari, A. Madani, N . Asghari, O. (2013). Application of sequential Gaussian simulation to quantify the surface wave magnitude uncertainty within the faulted regions, Case Study: Talgah Bridge, SW of Iran. Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer). Vol. 7, 2991-3010.
  13. Asghari, O. Madani, N . (2013). A new approach for the geological risk evaluation of coal resources through a geostatistical simulation, Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer). Vol. 6, 929-943.
  1. Madani, N . Asghari, O. (2013). Fault Detection in 3-D by Sequential Gaussian Simulation of Rock Quality Designation (RQD), Case Study: Gazestan Phosphate Ore Deposit (Central Iran). Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer). Vol. 6, p. 3737-3747.
  2. Maleki, M., Madani, N . (2017). “Multivariate Geostatistical Analysis: an application to ore body evaluation”. Iranian Journal of Earth Sciences. Vol. 8, p. 173-184.
  3. Paravarzar, Sh. Madani, N . Maghsoudi, A. Afzal, P. (2014) Testing the Exactitude of Estimation Methods in the Presence of Outliers: An accounting for Robust Kriging. Iranian Journal of Earth Sciences. Vol. 6, p. 24-30.

Iranian Journal (Scientific & Research):

  1. Asghari, O. Madani, N . (2011). Coal resource estimation by geological uncertainty and analysis of fault presence effect (Parvadeh III region). Iranian Journal of Environmental Geology, University of Islamshahr, Islamshahr, Iran. Vol. 15, p. 1-16.

International Conference Papers:

  1. Madani, N. , Emery, X. (2018). “Sequential co–simulation for resources modelling: How good is the reproduction of the joint spatial
correlation structure?
”. In the proceeding of the Geometallurgy Conference 2018, Back to the Future. The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (ed.), Cape Town, South Africa, 13 p.
  2. Madani, N. , Yagiz, S., Adoko, A., Battalgazy, N. (2018). “Uncertainty quantification of rock quality designation at the Gazestan phosphate deposit”. In the proceeding of the Geometallurgy Conference 2018, Back to the Future. The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (ed.), Cape Town, South Africa, 14 p.
  3. Battalgazy, N., Madani, N. (2018). “Probabilistic Domaining of Aluminum Areas in Iron Deposits”. 25th World Mining Congress, Astana, Kazakhstan (WMC 2018), 10p.
  4. Abildin, Y., Madani, N. (2018). “Geostatistical Modelling of Geometallurgical Variables through Turning Bands Approach”. 25th World Mining Congress, Astana, Kazakhstan (WMC 2018), 10p.
  5. Magzumov, Z., Madani, N., Aldamzharov, B. (2018). “Geostatistical Modelling of Gold Grades by Co-kriging-based Approach for Preserving the Outlying Values”. 25th World Mining Congress, Astana, Kazakhstan (WMC 2018), 10p.
  1. Madani, N . Ortiz, J. (2017). “Geostatistical Simulation of Cross-Correlated Variables: a Case Study through Cerro Matoso Nickel-Laterite Deposit”. In the proceeding of the 26th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES 2017). Ghodrati, B. Kumar, U. Schunnesson, H. (eds.), Luela, Sweden, 6 p.
  1. Paravarz, Sh. Maghsudi, A. Maarefvand, P. Madani, N . Afzal, P. (2014). Weighted-Probabilistic Modeling by uncertainty assessment of geological units in Zarshuran ore deposit. In the proceeding of 1st National Symposium on the Application of Mathematics in the Earth sciences. Oveisi, B. Faghih, A. (eds.), Shiraz, Iran. P 32.
  1. Paravarz, Sh. Maghsudi, A. Maarefvand, P. Madani, N . Afzal, P. (2014). Gold deposit estimation in presence of Outliers by using Robust Kriging. In the proceeding of the 32th international Conference of Geology, Geological Survey of Iran. Mohammadi, B. (ed.), Tehran, Iran, 7 p.
  1. Madani, N . Emery, X. (2013). “A comparison of three approaches to calculate the variogram of regionalized data”. In Proceedings of the 3th International Seminar on Geology for the Mining Industry GEOMIN 2013. Ambrus, J. Beniscelli, J. Brunner, F. Cabello, J. Ibarra, F. (eds.), Gecamin Ltda, Santiago, Chile, 7 p.
  1. Madani, N . Asghari, O. (2011). RQD exploration by Sequential Gaussian Simulation Approach in Gazestan Ore Deposit. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geology International Association of Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG). Marschallinger, R. Zobl, F. (eds.), Salzburg, Austria, p. 190-207.

Iranian Conference Papers:

  1. Paravarzar, Sh. Madani, N . (2014). The Implementation of Multivariate Simulation in Polymetal deposit exploration. In Proceedings of the 1th National Conference on Mining Science. Mining institution of Sari. Shahriar, K. Kave, D. Afzal, P. (eds), Mazandaran, Iran, 8 p.
  1. Paravarz, Sh. Maarefvand, P. Madani, N . Maghsudi, A. Afzal, P. (2013). “Geostatistical simulation of Continuous Variables by Turning Band Algorithm (Case Study: Zarshouran Ore Deposit). In Proceedings of the 1th National Conference on Exploration engineering of Underground Resources. University of Shahrood. Arab-Amiri, A. Kamkar, A. (eds), Shahrood, Iran, 6 p.
  1. Kor, H. Madani, N . Khojam, Al. (2013). “Approaches of incorporate the geological and grade uncertainty models in the mineral resources evaluation. In Proceedings of the 1th National Conference on Exploration engineering of Underground Resources. University of Shahrood. Arab-Amiri, A. Kamkar, A. (eds), Shahrood, Iran, 6 p.
  1. Paravarz, Sh. Madani, N . (2013). Probabilistic facies modeling using Geostatistical simulation. In Proceedings of the 9th Iranian Student Mining Engineering Conference, University of Birjand. Javashir Giv, M. Hossein pour, M. (eds), Birjand, Iran, 11p.
  1. Madani, N . Heidari, B. (2011). Evaluation of Core Drilling Machinery by Mathematical Programming (DEA). In the proceeding of the 1th National Conference in Copper Industries, May 2011, Tehran, Iran.
  1. Madani, N . Heidari, B. (2010). Optimization of core drilling operation by Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (FAHP). In the proceeding of THE 29th SYMPOSIUM ON GEOSCIENCES, Tehran, Iran.
  1. Madani, N . Mahvi, M. Parvaresh, A. (2009). Coal spatial distribution estimation in parvadeh III Tabas and exploration grid analysis by geostatistical simulation. In Proceedings of The 14th Symposium of Geological Society of Iran and the 28th Symposium of Earth Sciences, Geological Survey of Iran, Urmia, Iran. 10 p.
  1. Madani, N . Mahvi, M. Parvaresh, A. (2009). Drilling Pattern Design in Parvadeh III Coal Ore Body: a Comparative Study between Russian Method and Geostatistical Simulation. In the proceeding of the 2th mine, Wheel of Industry, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran branch, Tehran, Iran.


Др. Мухаммад Рехан Хашмет
Ассистент профессор
Қысқаша өмірбаян

Dr. Muhammad Rehan Hashmet is a Petroleum Engineering faculty member in School of Mining and Geoscience, Nazarbayev University since 2018. Prior to current position, Dr Rehan has worked as a Research and Teaching Associate in Petroleum Institute Abu Dhabi for 4 years. Dr. Rehan received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Petroleum Engineering from Universiti Teknologi PERTONAS Malaysia in 2014. Dr. Rehan also holds M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan.

Dr. Rehan has over ten years of teaching experience in different universities worldwide at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has also supervised undergraduate and graduate students. The list of the courses presented by him are as follow:


  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Reservoir Fluid Properties
  • Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties Lab and Tutorials
  • Enhanced oil Recovery
  • Petroleum Production Engineering
  • Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics


  • Advanced Special Core Analysis


Dr. Rehan has published more than 20 scientific papers in high ranked Petroleum Engineering Journals and conferences. Some of them are as follow:

  1. Shehzad Ahmed, Khaled A. Elraies, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Mohamad Sahban Alnarabiji “Empirical Modeling of the Viscosity of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Foam Fracturing Fluid under Different Downhole Conditions”, Energies, 11(3): 782, 2018.
  2. Ali M. AlSumaiti, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Waleed S. AlAmeri, Evans Anto-Darkwah, “CO2 Foam Flooding in High Temperature High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”, Energy and Fuels, 32(2), pp 1416-1422, 2018.
  3. Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Ali M. AlSumaiti, Waleed S. AlAmeri, Yemna Qaiser, “Laboratory Investigation and Simulation Modeling of Polymer Flooding in High Temperature High Salinity Carbonate Reservoirs”, Energy and Fuels, 31(12), pp 13454-13465, 2017.
  4. Shehzad Ahmed, Khaled A. Elraies, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Alvinda Hanamertani “Viscosity Models for Polymer Free CO2 Foam Fracturing Fluid with the Effect of Surfactant Concentration, Salinity and Shear Rate”, Energies, 10(12): 1970, 2017.
  5. Shehzad Ahmed, Khaled A. Elraies, Isa M. Tan, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, “Experimental Investigation of Associative Polymer Performance for CO2 Foam Enhanced Oil Recovery”. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 157: 971-979. 2017.
  6. Shehzad Ahmed, Khaled A. Elraies, Jalal Forooozesh, Siti R. B. M. Shafian, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Ivy C. C. Hsia, Abdullah Almansour, "Experimental Investigation of Immiscible Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Foam Rheology for Improved Oil Recovery," Journal of Earth Science, 28(5): pp. 835-841, 2017.
  7. Evans Anto-Darkwah, Muhammed Rehan Hashmet, and Ali M. Alsumaiti, “Laboratory Investigation of Static Bulk-Foam Tests in the Absence and Presence of Crude Oil”, International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pages 112-116, 2017.
  8. Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Mustafa Onur, Isa M. Tan, “Empirical Correlations for Viscosity of Polyacrylamide Solutions with the Effects of Salinity and Hardness”, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, Vol. 35, Issue 4, Pages 510 – 517, Year 2014.
  9. Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Mustafa Onur, Isa M. Tan, “Empirical Correlations for Viscosity of Polyacrylamide Solutions with the Effects of Temperature and Shear Rate: II”, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, Vol. 35, Issue 12, Pages 1685 – 1690, Year 2014.
  10. Muhammad Sagir, Isa M. Tan, Muhammad Mushtaq, Lukman Ismail, Muhammad Nadeem, Muhammad Rizwan Azam, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, “A Novel Surfactant for the Reduction of CO2/Brine Interfacial Tension”, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, Vol. 35, Issue 3, Pages 463 – 470, Year 2014.
  11. Muhammad Mushtaq, Isa M. Tan, Lukman Ismail, Muhammad Nadeem, Muhammad Sagir, Rizwan Azam, Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, “Influence of PZC (Point of Zero Charge) on the Static Absorbance of Anionic Surfactants on a Malaysian Sandstone”, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, Vol. 35, Issue 3, Pages 343 – 349, Year 2014.
  12. Muhammad Rehan Hashmet, Mustafa Onur, Isa M. Tan, “Empirical Correlations for Viscosity of Polyacrylamide Solutions with the Effects of Concentration, Molecular Weight and Degree of Hydrolysis of Polymer” Journal of Applied Sciences.


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During the tenure at Petroleum Institute, Dr. Rehan was involved in numerous research activities related to special core analysis and chemical enhanced oil recovery including Surfactant Polymer flooding and CO2 foam flooding for light oil, high temperature, high salinity carbonate reservoirs. Dr. Rehan has also worked as a team lead to establish state of the art EOR lab having coreflooding rig coupled with medical CT in ADNOC research and Innovation center (ADRIC), Petroleum Institute in collaboration with Statoil. In addition to this, he was also team lead to establish the SCAL lab with linear X-ray coreflooding system. All of his research focused on the designing and implementation of different IOR/EOR techniques for industrial application.

The focus of his research comprises of Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery, CO2 Foam Flooding, Reservoir Engineering, Nonlinear Parameter Optimization and image analysis for insitu saturation monitoring.