Huazhou Li, PhD, PEng

Associate Professor, Petroleum Engineering, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept

Pronouns: "he, him, his"


Associate Professor, Petroleum Engineering, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept
(780) 492-1738
6-273 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

Engineering Petroleum Engineering Fluid Phase Equilibria Thermodynamics



  • PhD, Petroleum Systems Engineering, University of Regina, 2013
  • MSc, Drilling Engineering, China University of Petroleum, 2009
  • BSc, Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum, 2006


  • Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty, SPE, 2020
  • Outstanding Technical Editor Award, SPE Journal, 2016, 2019, and 2021
  • Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award, University of Alberta, 2018
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, China Scholarship Council, 2013
  • Dean’s Scholarship, University of Regina, 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)


New book published by Springer: Multiphase Equilibria of Complex Reservoir Fluids

Research Interests

  • Engineering thermodynamics  
  • Equation of state models 
  • Phase behavior in conventional reservoirs
  • Phase behavior in unconventional reservoirs 
  • Modeling of multiphase flow in wellbore

Journal and Conference Publications


"Petroleum engineering retained its top rank in Canada for the third straight year, and was the highest-scoring U of A subject in the h-index category, which measures the impact and quality of published work."

Please contact me via email if you are interested in pursuing MSc or PhD studies under my supervision.


PET E 476 - Well Completion and Stimulation

A design course covering new developments in the area of well engineering. Will include construction, completion, and stimulation of oil/gas wells. Co-requisite: PET E 364.

PET E 631 - Advanced Production Engineering

Inflow performance relationships. Analysis of multiphase flow through pipes and restrictions using flow correlations and mechanistic methods. Flow pattern prediction for vertical, horizontal and inclined pipes. Total system analysis, production optimization. Design of artificial lift systems. Prerequisite: PET E 366 or consent of instructor.

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