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Abouzar Mirzaei Paiaman, Ph.D.

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Research Associate

Abouzar Mirzaei Paiaman, Ph.D.


Abouzar Mirzaei Paiaman is a Research Associate in the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at UT Austin. Prior to joining UT, he was a postdoctoral researcher at University of Campinas in Brazil. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran. Abouzar was in industry for more than 10 years as a production and reservoir engineer.

Research Area

  • Geologic Carbon Sequestration

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery

  • Reservoir Simulation

Selected Publications

  1. Mirzaei-Paiaman, A., 2021. New methods for qualitative and quantitative determination of wettability from relative permeability curves: Revisiting Craig’s rules of thumb and introducing Lak wettability index. Fuel 288, 119623.

  2. Mirzaei-Paiaman, A., et al. 2021. A new approach to measure wettability by relative permeability measurements. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering.

  3. Mirzaei-Paiaman, A., et al. 2019. New technique of True Effective Mobility (TEM-Function) in dynamic rock typing: Reduction of uncertainties in relative permeability data for reservoir simulation. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 179, 210-227.

  4. Mirzaei-Paiaman, A., and Ghanbarian, B., 2022. A new method for characterizing dynamic reservoir quality: Implications for quality maps in reservoir simulation and rock type classification, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 218, 111049,


  • 2010-2014: Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering. Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

  • 2008-2010: M.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

  • 2004 – 2008: B.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum University of Technology, Ahvaz, Iran.

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