Reseach: Amir performs research on fundamentals of flow and transport in porous media applied to transport of fluids, colloids, and reactive chemical components in the shallow and deep subsurface. He applies multi-scale and multi-disciplinary approaches to integrate microscopic experimental observations with numerical methods. This is done using the cutting-edge computational and experimental facilities present in the Multiscale Porous Media Lab. To simulate a wide range of flow and reactive transport processes, Amir has developed a pore-scale modelling platform, Poreflow, to enable simulating multi-component reactive transport under saturated and multi-phase flow conditions.
Interdisciplinarity: To make a broader impact and outreach, Amir applied his geo-driven knowledge in a highly interdisciplinary manner to other disciplines. The generated fundamental knowledge on flow and transport in porous materials are applied to solve challenging problems in other research fields related to biological tissues and membranes such as bone and cartilage, as well as industrial materials such as filters, fuel cells, printing papers and catalyst particles.
In SoS, we create a platform where a team of researchers from diverse fields such as biology, medicine, culture, history, engineering and mathematics learn from each other and work together in order to combine their knowledge and create veritable solutions related to health, food, energy, cultural and environmental issues.
Structures of Strength (SoS) in the Betweter Festival:
Evolution on two-phase flow properties of reacting porous media. 3rd International Workshop on Digital Core Analysis Technology. Qingdao, China, August 2016
Upscaling of transport properties in reacting porous media. Antwerp, InterPore Benelux, Oct. 2015
Capabilities and potential applications of pore-scale modelling; an approach beyond the macroscopic description of porous media. French geological survey, BRGM, Sept. 2015
Evolving pore spaces, dynamics of transport properties. Stuttgart, NUPUS meeting, Sept. 2015
Dynamics of Rock Transport Properties in Reacting Porous Media, Delft University, DARSIM lecture series, June 2015
Evolution in Rock Hydraulic Properties Pore-Scale Reactive Transport Modeling, Amphos21, Barcelona, April 2015
Towards protecting our groundwater; Transport of contaminants from the land surface towards our groundwater, Utrecht Faculty of Geosciences, FEST Seminar series, March 2015
Bridging the pore scale to the large scale: flow and transport processes in porous media, 15th Brazilian Congress of Thermal Sciences and Engineering–ENCIT2014. Pará, Brazil, Nov 2014
Porosity permeability changes in reacting porous media. Gordon conference. July 6-11, 2014 at Bates College, Maine, USA
Characterizing flow and reactive solute transport in porous media; from micro to macro scale. Mini-symposium ‘Sustainability at Science and Geosciences: Common Grounds in Characterization Toolboxes’, organized by the faculties of Science and Geosciences of Utrecht University., Feb 6th-2014
CO2 Sequestration: change in properties of reservoir rock and wellbore cement, Hydraulic Association Conference, Tehran, Iran, October 2013
Pore-Network Modelling of Reactive Transport under (Variably-)Saturated Conditions”, SIAM-2013, Padua, Italy, March 2013
Pore network modelling and its application to analyse flow and transport in variably saturated porous media”, Institute of Hydraulics and Rural Water Management at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, April 2012
Pore-network modeling of multi-component reactive transport under (variably-) saturated conditions, NUPUS Meeting, Poros, Greece, April 2012.
Modeling and upscaling of reactive transport using pore network model, University of Twente, The Netherlands, Nov. 2011.
Pore-network generation and simulation of flow/transport under saturated and unsaturated conditions, Summer school on Upscaling and Modeling of Reactive Transport in Partially-Saturated Porous Media, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2-9 July 2010
Upscaling transport of adsorbing solutes in partially-saturated porous media: Pore-network modeling, Third International Conference on Porous Media and its Applications in Science, Engineering and Industry, Montecatini Terme, Italy, June 20-25, 2010
Upscaling adsorptive transport in saturated and unsaturated porous media, Pore-network model, Department of Environmental Sciences University of California Riverside, June 11, 2010
Complex network model of two-phase flow and reactive transport; relative permeability and dispersion coefficient, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Bergen, February, 2010
Complex network model of two-phase flow and reactive transport; relative permeability and effective mass transfer coefficients, EOR Department, Shell Global Solutions International BV, Rijswijk, Netherlands, December, 2009
Upscaling of adsorptive transport, pore-network modeling”, Summer School on Role of Interfacial Area in Two-Phase Flow and Transport in Porous Media: Theory, Experiment, Modeling, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 22 & 23 July, 2009
Upscaling from pore to core using pore network modeling, NUPUS seminar, Stuttgart University, Germany, January 13, 2009
Upscaling Reactive Transport Using a Pore Scale Network Model, Marie Curie workshop on flow and transport in porous media, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, November 11-15, 2007
A new method to generate pore network model to simulate reactive transport in porous medium, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, RIVM, 2007
Upscaling adsorptive transport from pore to core scale, EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federal Lausanne) Switzerland, 2007
Upscaling adsorptive transport from micro scale to pore scale, mini-workshop on virus transport, Utrecht university, 2007
Organized Conference Sessions and Summer Schools:
Accepted session at American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2016
Co-chair of Gordon Research Conference 2016
Organizing session at American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2015
Organization of a session at International Society for Porous Media (InterPore) Padua, Italy, May 2015.
Summer school " Pore Scale Modeling and Upscaling of (Reactive) Transport in Partially-Saturated Porous Media, Utrecht University", 13-17 July 2015
Organization of a session at International Society for Porous Media (InterPore) Milwaukee, USA, May 2014
Organization of a session at European Geophysical Union (EGU) 2014
Organization of a session at European Geophysical Union (EGU) 2013
Organization of a session at American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2013
Workshop on “pore network modeling and its application to analyze flow and transport in variably saturated porous media”, Institute of Hydraulics and Rural Water Management, Vienna, April 2012
Organization of Utrecht Summer school "Upscaling and Modeling of Reactive Transport in Partially-Saturated Porous Media, Utrecht University", 2-9 July 2010
Collaborating in 6th Symposium of Geological Society of Iran. Kerman, Iran, 2002
PhD Book: Reactive/Adsorptive Transport in (Partially-) Saturated Porous Media; from pore scale to core scale
Book Chapter: Pore-network modeling of multi-component reactive transport under (variably-) saturated conditions Amir Raoof, Hamidreza M. Nick, S. Majid Hassanizadeh & Christopher J. Spiers. http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781138015203
The Use of Numerical Flow and Transport Models in Environmental Analyses Martinus Th. van Genuchten, Carolina Naveira-Cotta, Todd H. Skaggs, Amir Raoof, Elizabeth M. Pontedeiro. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-06013-2_15