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Nayef Alyafei

Assistant Professor
petroleum Engineering
Texas A&M University at Qatar

Nayef Alyafei


Nayef Alyafei completed his ​Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Imperial College London, 2015. M.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, Imperial College London, 2010. B.S., Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2009.

Research Interest

​Dr. Alyafei has interests in multi-phase flow in porous media research mainly on spontaneous imbibition and wettability studies. In particular, research on capillary trapping phenomena on both the macro and micro scales.


  • The effect of wettability on capillary trapping in carbonates. Advances in Water Resources (in review)

  • Analytical Solutions for Spontaneous Imbibition: Fractional Flow Theory and Experimental Analysis. SPE Journal (in review)

  • A Sensitivity Study on the Effect of Image Resolution on the Predictions of Petrophysical Properties. 2015. Transport in Porous Media

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