Alireza Nouri, PhD, PEng

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept

Pronouns: he, him


Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept
(780) 492-9660
6-295 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211 116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

Clean Energy Energy Rock Mechanics Petroleum Engineering Sand control and formation damage


Dr. Nouri is a Professor and the Director of the Sand Control and Formation Damage Lab and Filtration Research Lab in the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta. His activities focus on petroleum rock mechanics and innovating new technologies. Recent innovations include waste heat recovery from thermal reservoirs, improved in-situ combustion, and new methods for sand control testing, including a state-of-the-art high-pressure, high-temperature infrastructure for sand control and formation damage testing. 


Over the past 23 years, I have focused on petroleum rock mechanics, but I am now motivated to explore interdisciplinary research and develop clean technologies. Recently, we filed a patent on a technology to generate zero-emission electricity by recovering heat from abandoned thermal reservoirs ( We are currently working with the oil industry to implement this technology in the real world. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired us to invent a clean ventilation technology. I am eager to continue exploring new areas and making a positive impact on the world.

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