Ibrahim Gomaa

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Ibrahim Gomaa is a graduate research assistant and Ph.D. student at the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystem Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin (UT Austin). In 2018, Ibrahim obtained his master’s degree in petroleum engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). In 2016, Ibrahim graduated from the British University in Egypt (BUE) as the top student in his cohort (first-class honors) in the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Gas Technology. Moreover, in 2015, Ibrahim joined Texas A&M University as an undergraduate summer research intern. 

Currently, Ibrahim is a part of the “Multi-Scale Rock Physics Research Program” led by Dr. Zoya Heidari at UT Austin. Ibrahim's research is focused on the evaluation of unconventional oil and gas reservoirs for the purpose of carbon dioxide and hydrogen storage. This reflects his dedication to addressing critical challenges in the energy sector and his contribution to the energy transition process. Meanwhile, Ibrahim comes as the main author of multiple publications ranging from book chapters and scientific patents to journal articles and conference proceedings. His diverse work encompasses areas such as CO2 sequestration, reservoir stimulation, machine learning, and oil field chemicals.

Ibrahim's achievements have been recognized on various platforms, as he proudly holds the titles of First Place at Chevron Energy-Week Student Competition in 2023, the Outstanding Student Poster Winner for the SPE Workshop: Oil and Gas Technology for a Net-Zero World in 2023, the First Place at the SPE - MENA Regional Student Paper Contest (MSc Level) in 2020, the First Place at SPWLA-KSA Regional Student Paper Contest (MS Level), and the Third Place at SPE MENA Regional Petrobowl Competition in 2019.

Besides his full Graduate Research Assistantship from UT Austin, Ibrahim has been awarded various prestigious endowments and fellowships such as S.P. Yates Memorial Endowment, and John and Kelli Weinzierl Endowed Presidential Fellowship. Moreover, he was a recipient of a full Undergraduate Scholarship awarded by The British University in Egypt for 5 years. Beyond his academic pursuits, Ibrahim also actively contributes to the student community as the Vice President of the UT SPWLA student chapter. 

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