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Tannaz Pak

T:
01642 342466
Job title:
Senior Lecturer in Petroleum Technology and Engineering
E:
t.pak@tees.ac.uk
School/department:
School of Science, Engineering & Design
 
 
Research:
Science, Engineering and Design research
 
 
ORCID:
0000-0001-7635-9333

About Tannaz Pak

Tannaz Pak

Tannaz Pak
Senior Lecturer in Petroleum Technology and Engineering, School of Science, Engineering & Design
T: 01642 342466
E: t.pak@tees.ac.uk
Research: Science, Engineering and Design research

Tannaz is the course leader for the BEng Tech Petroleum and Gas Engineering. She holds Chartered Engineer status and is a professional member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (CEng MIMMM). She is a fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Prior to starting her academic career, Tannaz did a PhD in Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University, completed in 2015. During her PhD she studied the dynamics of multiphase fluid flow in porous carbonate rocks, at pore-scale. During this PhD she worked with Petrobras and BG group as industrial sponsors and Brazilian universities as academic partners. She completed an MSc. in Reservoir Geoscience and Engineering (RGE) at the Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP School) in France.  Tannaz graduated with a BSc. in Chemical Engineering-Safety and Technical Inspection from the Petroleum University of Technology in Iran. 




Research interests

  • Digital Rock physics 
  • Core analysis studies for oil and gas industry 
  • Use of zero-valent Iron nanoparticles (nzvI) in Remediation of groundwater resources contaminated by chlorinated solvents 
  • Application of X-ray computed tomography technique as a non-destructive method of analysing the internal structure of material, specifically porous material. 
  • Porous media characterisation using a range of high resolution techniques in 2D, 3D, and 4D.
  • Application of nano-technology in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and groundwater remediation.
  • Asphaltene and oil/water emulsions
  • Carbonate Rocks
  • Pore-scale network modelling of fluid flow in porous media


Research projects & external funding


Tannaz has extensive international collaborations specifically with partners from Brazil and Italy. 

She is leading a Newton Research Collaboration Programme funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering which is a collaborative research with partners from University of Edinburgh and University of Santa Catarina in Brazil.

Tannaz has received funding from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) to support her collaboration with the Brazilian Synchrotron. 


PhD and research opportunities

Currently I am willing to take two full-time PhD students to work on the subjects of interest outlined above. There is no funding available at the moment so the candidates should be funded. 
Requirement: BSc. and an MSc. (MEng.) degrees in Petroleum Engineering, Hydrology, Chemical Engineering, or close subjects, and an average IELTS of 6.5 for international students.  

The interested candidates can contact me with their CV and a letter of interest.  

External roles and professional activities

Tannaz is a steering committee member of Interpore UK. Interpore This organization serves as an excellent platform to strengthen the porous media- related research by creating the synergy between the UK-based researchers in industry and academia.

She holds Chartered Engineer status and is a professional member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (CEng MIMMM). She is a fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

External research collaborations

Tannaz works closely with Brazilian Synchrotron (LNLS), specifically the X-ray tomography beamline. LNLS is a part of the Brazilian Centre for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM).

Tannaz acts as reviewer for the journals Advances in Water Resources, Energy & Fuels, Water Resources Research, AAPG Bulletin, and Transport in Porous Media.

Learning and teaching interests

Tannaz is a fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Enterprise interests

  • Digital Rock physics 
  • Core analysis studies for oil and gas industry 
  • Use of zero-valent Iron nanoparticles (nzvI) in Remediation of groundwater resources contaminated by chlorinated solvents 
  • Application of X-ray computed tomography technique as a non-destructive method of analysing the internal structure of material, specifically porous material. 
  • Porous media characterisation using a range of high resolution techniques in 2D, 3D, and 4D.
  • Application of nano-technology in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and groundwater remediation.

Publications

Tannaz Pak, Nathaly LopesArchilha, Raaid Al-Imari Application ofnanotechnology in removal of NAPLs from contaminated aquifers: a sourceclean-up experimental study. Clean Technologies andEnvironmental Policy, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 427–433, March 2018.

Harris Rabbani, Vahid Joekar-Niasar, Tannaz Pak, NimaShokri. New insights on the complex dynamics of two-phase flow in porousmedia under intermediate-wet conditions.
Published in: Journal:Scientific Reports, volume 7,Article number: 4584 July 2017.

Pak, T., Butler, I.B., Geiger, S., van Dijke, M.I., Jiang, Z.and Surmas, R., 2016. Multiscale porenetwork representation of heterogeneouscarbonate rocks. 

Published in: Water Resources Research, 52(7),pp.5433-5441.

Tannaz Pak, Ian B. Butler, Sebastian Geiger, Marinus I. J.van Dijke, and Ken S. Sorbie. Droplet fragmentation: 3D imaging of apreviously unidentified pore-scale process during multiphase flow in porousmedia. 
Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesof the United States of America (PNAS), February 2015. 

T. Pak , I.B. Butler , R. van Dijke , S. Geiger, Z. Jiang,K.Sorbie.  Visualisation of multiphase fluid displacement at porescale in carbonate media using x-ray micro-tomography. 
Presented in: 75th EAGE - SPE EUROPEC, London, UnitedKingdom, 10-13 June 2013. 

T. Pak , I.B. Butler , S. Geiger, R. van Dijke , Z. Jiang,S.Elphick, K. Sorbie.  Pore-scale visualisation of two-phase fluiddisplacement processes in a carbonate rock using X-ray micro-tomographytechnique. 
Presented in: SPE RCSC, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 - 18 Sep 2013. 

T. Pak , R. Kharrat , M. Bagheri , M. Khalili , V. Hematfar. Experimentalstudy of Asphaltene deposition during different production mechanisms.  Published in:Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology, Aug. 2011.


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