M.E. Hossain is Associate Professor and Statoil Chair in Reservoir Engineering in the Department of Process Engineering (Oil & Gas Program) at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Memorial), Canada. He is also Visiting Professor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia. He earned a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in 1995, and an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from a collaboration between University of Alberta and BUET in 2001. Dr. Hossain completed a PhD in Petroleum Engineering in 2008 and a MBA degree in 2009 both at Dalhousie University, Canada. Prior to working at KFUPM, Dr. Hossain hold positions at Ryerson University and Dalhousie University; Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, BUET, and Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET) Bangladesh. He also worked with the petroleum industry for over nine years.
Dr. Hossain authored and/or co-authored more than 100 research articles focusing on reservoir engineering and modeling, reservoir simulation, reservoir characterization, enhanced oil recovery (EOR), drilling fluid, drilling waste management, and environmental sustainability. Dr. Hossain wrote three books on Sustainable Petroleum Operations, and a textbook on Fundamentals of Sustainable Drilling Engineering published by Wiley and Scrivener Publishing, USA. Three additional books are in progress: two books will cover drilling issues and solutions, and one book will focus on reservoir simulation. Dr Hossain’s main contribution to the industry is the introduction for the first time of memory concept for a petroleum application.
For conducting research activities on EOR, drilling waste management, and development of new sustainable drilling fluid and additives, Dr. Hossain has currently funding totaling over three million Saudi riyal from Saudi Aramco, NSTIP, and the Saudi government. As a Statoil Chair at Memorial, he has funding of approximately two million dollars received from Statoil, NSERC, RDC, and Memorial. In the last six years, he completed over five million Saudi riyal projects funded by Saudi Aramco, NSTIP, and KFUPM in diverse area of petroleum engineering. In recognition of his research and teaching excellence, he has received numbers of awards.
Dr. Hossain has been teaching a wide spectrum of petroleum engineering courses, such as drilling engineering, reservoir engineering, reservoir simulation, petroleum economics, reservoir rock properties, etc. Designed to clients’ needs, he gives short courses, workshops, and seminars in the area of petroleum engineering in general. His research team include post-doctoral fellows, research associates, PhD students, and MSc students. Dr. Hossain is the associate editor of Journal of Nature Science and Sustainable Technology (JNSST), and Journal of Characterization and Development of Novel Materials (JCDNM), Nova Science Publishers, USA. He also acts as a reviewer for several international journals including Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) journals. He has been an active member of a number of international societies, including the SPE. Dr. Hossain is the founder and Chairman of Aziza Trust (www.azizatrust.com) and was on the Board of directors of Aziza group in Bangladesh, Bright Coral in Canada.
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