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Aziz Rahman

Associate Professor
petroleum Engineering
Texas A&M University at Qatar


Rahman's background in multiphase flow experiments and CFD of both academic (fundamental) and industrial (applied) research contributions have been documented in more than 50 refereed journals and conference proceedings. In recognition of his high-quality research endeavors, Rahman has been awarded several multimillion-dollar grants from organizations such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and Newfoundland Research & Development Corp. He has been involved in a number of research collaborations with companies, including Intecsea, Husky Energy, Syncrude Canada, GRI simulations, C-Core and Coanda Research & Development Corp. Rahman was a postdoctoral fellow in 2012 in the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Alberta. He also worked as a postdoctoral fellow in 2011 in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in 2010 and his master's degree from Dalhousie University (Canada) in 2004. Rahman has successfully supervised a number of postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, research associates and undergraduate students. He is the recipient of a best teaching award from the University of Alberta in 2009. He is also involved in with a number of professional organizations, including SPE, ASME and CSME. He is a registered Profession Engineer in Alberta, Canada.

Research Interest

Abnormal flow and its effect on structural integrity. Gas kick in Managed Pressure Drilling. Pipeline and wellbore leak detection. Horizontal, vertical, and inclined multiphase flow assurance in pipelines and wellbores. Slug flow, hydrate flow, bubble dominated flow, and droplet laden flow. Artificial gas lift. Multiphase flow through porous media. CFD using ANSYS platform . LNG fire, pool fire and domino effects.


  • Muhammad, M.J., Premkumar, T., Rahman, M.A., Khan, F. (2015). Subsea Pipeline Leak Modeling using Computational Fluid Dynamics. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. Submitted in 2015.

  • Herath, D., Khan, F., Rathnayaka, S., Rahman, M.A. (2015). Probabilistic Estimation of Hydrate Formation. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 135: 32–38.

  • Xiong X., Rahman, M.A., Zhang, Y.(2015). RANS Based CFD Simulation of Fully Turbulent Newtonian Flow in Concentric Annuli. Journal of Fluids Engineering. Submitted on March, 2015.

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