Dr. Andrea Ceriani
Dr. Andrea Ceriani Associate Professor & Department Chair, Earth Sciences
Technical Areas
Research Interests

Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Earth Science

Dr. Andrea Ceriani is Associate Professor and the Interim Chair of the Earth Sciences Department at Khalifa University of Science and Technology. He previously served as Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies at the Petroleum Institute. Dr. Ceriani received his Master of Science and PhD degrees from the University of Pavia (Italy) where he was appointed as Assistant Professor in 2005. Dr. Ceriani acts as scientific advisor and consultant in industry-funded research projects for National and International Oil Companies. Dr. Ceriani has published numerous articles in renowned refereed journals and conference proceedings. He also delivered several presentations in international conferences and is the co-author of a few book chapters. Furthermore, he serves as a reviewer for reputable international journals and Governmental Institutions in the area of geosciences. Dr. Ceriani received educational and research awards, including ADNOC R&D Science Lantern Faculty Award and R&D OSC Reward in 2014. He has been in the list of nominees for the Dean of the College of Engineering Teaching Award and the Provost’s Advising Award in 2017.

  • PhD (Geology), University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
  • MSc (Geology), University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Technical Areas
  • PGEG 210 Earth Materials
  • PGEG 220 Geology of the Middle East
  • PGEG 221 Introduction to Geology and Geophysics
  • PGEG 311 Sedimentary Petrology
  • PGEG397 Field Petroleum Geology
  • STPS251: Strategies for Team-based Engineering Problem Solving II
  • PGEG611 Carbonate Reservoir Petrology
  • PGEG 695 and 696 Graduate Seminar I and II
  • PGEG 701 Petroleum Systems
Research Interests
  • Diagenesis of carbonates and siliciclastics
  • Sedimentology of carbonates and siliciclastics
  • Provenance of modern sands and ancient arenites
  • Petroleum and aqueous fluid inclusions
  • Evolution and migration of fluids in sedimentary basins

Research Projects

  • Tectonic and chronostratigraphic study of the Pre-Khuff clastic sequences (PI)
  • Understanding the impact of Climate Change and Volcanism on Early Jurassic Flora and the continental Sedimentary Record, in the Southern Hemisphere- Khalifa University Competitive Internal Research Award (Co-PI)