Sona is a visiting researcher at the Geoscience department of Utrecht University (UU). She has got her MSc degree in Energy Engineering track of Oil and Gas, from Polytechnic University of Milano(Polimi) in April 2020.
She joined the hydrogeology group at UU in March 2019 to start her MSc thesis in collaboration with them. Her thesis title defined as Nano-Scale Numerical Modeling of Salinity Effect on the Pressure Distribution of Thin Charged Aqueous Film squeezed between oil and rock surfaces. For this purpose, she developed a 2D numerical model using COMSOL software under the supervision of Prof. M. Hassanizadeh, Prof. A. Guadagnini, Dr A. Raoof and MSc L. Yan. After her graduation from university, she continued her collaboration with the hydrogeology group to develop further the numerical model and currently, she works on reducing the computational time and complexity of the developed 2D model by developing an equivalent 1D model.
She has a background in Chemical Engineering and also she has 2 years of experience doing the experimental activity. she worked in modelling and Simulation of Gas Processes laboratory of Chemical Engineering Department of the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran. She synthesized core-shell silica magnetic nanoparticles of iron oxide to remove Tetracycline antibiotic from the aqueous environment.