Nobuo Maeda, Ph. D., P. Eng.
Area of Study / Keywords
- PhD Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University, 2001
- MSc Materials Science, JAIST, 1997
- BEng Applied Physics, Tohoku University, 1992
Honours and Awards
- Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2010)
- Honorary Fellow, University of Melbourne (2012)
- American Chemical Society
- Society of Petroleum Engineers
- Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering
- American Society for Engineering Education
- Phase transitions
- Gas hydrates
- Flow assurance
- Surfaces and interfaces
- Wetting, adsorption, adhesion
Current research projects
Nucleation of ice and gas hydrates: Clathrate hydrates (gas hydrates) are ice-like crystalline solids in which small “guest” molecules are incorporated inside the hydrogen-bonded network of water. Gas hydrates are very similar to ice in some ways – one of the 18 known phases of ice has in fact been made by degassing the guest out of a gas hydrate. We have been systematically investigating the nucleation of ice and of gas hydrates.
Nucleation of wax:
- PETE 275
- PETE 484
- PETE 694
Qualitative and quantitative phase behavior of petroleum reservoir fluids through the algebraic and numerical application of thermodynamic theory, equations of state, and empirical correlations. Determination of engineering PVT parameters. Oilfield waters. Introduction to mass transfer. Prerequisite: CHEM 105.
Principles of property evaluation as a function of resource type, economics, technology, risk, and policies. Investment decision making tools. Cost information for petroleum exploration, drilling, production and development. Case studies on conventional and unconventional resources. Canadian and international oil and gas regulations. International and regional factors impacting oil and gas prices. Corequisite: ENG M 310 or 401 or equivalent.