My Teaching Philosophy:
I was raised in a household where both parents were teachers. Since childhood, my aspirations were to become a teacher in higher education and it is one of my passions. It's my belief, that when you teach a topic, you begin to learn and understand the topic very well, and for this reason I have a great respect for teaching and I currently explore different teaching methods to apply in my classrooms. I have been awarded a few teaching grants to implement new teaching and learning strategies in my classes such as Active Learning, and Problem Based or E-learning in a laboratory settings.
The undergraduate level courses that I teach are as follows:
Reservoir Rock Properties PtrE 30
Systematic theoretical and practical study of physical properties of petroleum reservoir rocks; lithology, porosity, relative and effective permeability, fluid saturations, capillary characteristics, compressibility, rock stress, and fluid-rock interaction.
Well Logging PtrE 401
This course covers topics on methods of how to measure and interpret the physical and chemical properties of formation through the well logging tools.
Petroleum Engineering Lab I PtrE 361
To introduce the students to different lab equipment in order to measure physical properties of the reservoir rock.
Petroleum Engineering Lab II PtrE 462
To introduce the students to different lab equipment in order to measure geomechanical properties of the rock and flow behavior of the reservoir fluid.
Petroleum Geomechanics PtrE 465
A brief review of fundamental of rock mechanics. The major focus of the course will be on different applications of Geomechanics in Petroleum Eng with focus on wellbore instability.
Research Design PtrE 484
This is a research design course in the Petroleum Engineering program. It includes: Defining the design problem, establishing design objectives as well as design proposal, evaluating alternatives, specifying constraints, determining a methodology, and giving oral presentations on the research findings.
Senior Design (Capstone Course) PtrE 485
This is a capstone design course in the Petroleum Engineering program. It includes: Defining the design problem, establishing design objectives, evaluating alternatives, specifying constraints, determining a methodology, and completing a formal design problem statements.
Advanced Petroleum Engineering Lab PtrE 511
Studying the major hi-tech research equipment for petroleum reservoir characterization, such as: X-Ray Diffraction, X-Ray Fluoresce, Scanning Electron Microscope, Advanced Multifunctioning Tri-axial Cell, Servo-control Uniaxial Testing machine and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance core testing. The students will learn the concepts and physics behind the tool, the purpose of using the equipment and how to operate the machines individually.
Reservoir Geophysics PtrE 581
This multidisciplinary course addresses different topics in exploration workflow in implemented in the petroleum industry for oil and gas discovery. Various exploration techniques for locating hydrocarbon reservoirs and estimating their sizes is discussed.
Selected Topic in Petroleum Engineering PtrE 593