Ebrahim Fathi, Ph.D

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Assistant Professor
Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering
West Virginia University

About Me:

Ebrahim Fathi is an assistant professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering at West Virginia University starting August 2012. Before joining WVU he completed two years of post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Oklahoma working on different experimental and theoretical projects related to shale gas characterization and simulation. He earned his Ph.D degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 2010. Fathi received his M.Sc. degree in exploration of petroleum engineering and his undergraduate degree in mining engineering from Tehran University.

Dr. Fathi has received 2014 The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) Rossiter W. Raymond Memorial Award. Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE) makes a large portion of his professional life. He received SPE outstanding Technical Editor Award in 2013.

He regularly attends conferences giving technical presentations and participate in local SPE activities. He authored 12 peer reviewed publications and 19 conference paper presentations since 2008. He serves as a technical reviewer for the SPE journal, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering-Reservoir Engineering, International Journal of Coal geology; International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology (IJOGCT), Canadian Foundation for Innovation grant proposals and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) grant proposals.

Research Interests



  • August 19, 2016
  • Our new Book entitled" "Hydraulic Fracturing in Unconventional Reservoirs: Theories, Operations, and Economic Analysis" has been published by Gulf Professional Publishing, Nov 1, 2016 - Technology & Engineering - 320 pages.