Dr. Muhammad Arif
Dr. Muhammad Arif Assistant Professor
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Muhammad Arif is working as an Assistant Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department of Khalifa University. Earlier, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia.

He completed his Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Curtin University, Western Australia in 2017. He also holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. His teaching interests include Well Testing, Well Stimulation, and Enhanced Oil Recovery.

Dr. Arif is currently leading two research projects as a principal investigator – and the key focus of these projects is to understand the rock/fluid interactions at multiple scales. He has published ~50 articles in reputable journals with a citation h-index of 20. His specific research interests include enhanced oil recovery, CO2 geo-storage, and unconventional reservoirs.

Furthermore, Dr. Arif currently holds the honor of working as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Petroleum Science & Engineering, Elsevier. He is also a Guest Editor at Frontiers in Earth Science. He has chaired/co-chaired technical sessions at International conferences. Moreover, he is an active reviewer for several scientific journals.

  • PhD, Petroleum Engineering, Curtin University (Australia), 2017
  • MSc, Petroleum Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology (Pakistan), 2012
  • BSc, Petroleum Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology (Pakistan), 2009
Teaching Areas
  • Well Testing
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Production System Design and Analysis
  • Oil and Gas Reservoir Engineering
  • Reservoir Fluids
Research Interests
  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • CO2 geo-sequestration
  • Surface and interfacial mechanisms
  • Unconventional reservoirs
  • Acid stimulation and hydraulic fracturing