M. R. Riazi
AIChE Fellow
Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering
Kuwait University
Innovative Solutions for Hydrocarbon Technology

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INVITED SEMINARS & LECTURES:

1. "Characterization of Petroleum Fractions," Presented at the Technical University of Denmark (DTH), Lyngby, DENMARK, (April 6, 1987).
2. "Thermophysical Property Prediction of Petroleum Fractions and Coal Liquids," Presented at Shell Petroleum Internationale (Shell Research), Amsterdam, NETHERLAND, (April 9, 1987).
3. "Thermodynamic and Physical Properties of Hydrocarbons," Presented at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, INDIA, (October 9, 1987).
4. "Prediction of Transport Properties of Gases and Liquids," Presented at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, INDIA (October 10, 1987).
5. "Characterization of Petroleum Fractions and Coal Liquids," Presented at Regional Research Laboratory (RRL), Hyderabad, INDIA (October 13, 1987).
6. "Transport Properties of Fluids," Presented at Regional Research Laboratory (RRL) and Osmania University, Hyderabad, INDIA (October 14-15, 1987).
7. "Characterization of Petroleum Fractions," Presented at the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH), University of Trondheim, Trondheim, NORWAY (January 18, 1988).
8. "Characterization of Petroleum Fractions and Coal Liquids," Presented at Norsk Hydro Corporation, Oslo, NORWAY (February 25, 1988).
9. "Thermodynamic Properties of Hydrocarbons and Petroleum Mixtures," Presented at Institut Francais Du Petrole (IFP), Paris, FRANCE (June 17, 1988).
10. "Crude Oil Characterization," Presented at Institut Francais Du Petrole (IFP), Paris, FRANCE (June 17, 1988).
11. "Thermodynamic Properties of Petroleum Mixtures," Presented at British Petroleum (BP) International, BP Research International, Sunbury Research Center, London, ENGLAND (November 8, 1988).
12. "Characterization and Thermophysical Properties of Petroleum & Fractions," Presented at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K. (November 10, 1988).
13. "Modeling of Diffusion Process in Fractured Reservoirs," Presented at Fina Exploration Norway, Stavanger, NORWAY (January 24, 1989).
14. "A Simple Method for Experimental Measurement of Diffusion Coefficients in Reservoir Fluids," Presented at the Indian Institute of Sciences, Banglore, INDIA (March 13, 1990).
15. "Distribution Model for Properties of Crude Oils," Presented at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, INDIA (March 22, 1990).
16. "Measurement of Diffusion Coefficients in Dense Fluids," Presented at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, INDIA (March 23, 1990).
17. "Thermophysical Properties of Petroleum Fractions and Crude Oils," Presented at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, INDIA (March 30, 1990).
18. "Diffusion Coefficients in Reservoir Fluids," Presented at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, AUSTRALIA (July 25, 1990).
19. "Mass Transfer in Fractured Reservoirs," Presented at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, AUSTRALIA (July 26, 1990).
20. "Characterization of Petroleum Fractions and Crude Oils," Presented at the Petroleum Research Institute (PRI), PETRONAS, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA (One week of lecturing and consultations; August 2-8, 1990).
21. "Gas Absorption with Chemical Reaction into Falling Liquid Films," Presented at Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, POLAND (February 12, 1991).
22. "Measuring Diffusion Coefficients in Dense Fluids," Presented at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, POLAND (February 14, 1991).
23. "Modeling of Diffusional Mass Transfer in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs," Presented at the University of Bern, Bern, SWITZERLAND (December 16, 1991).
24. "Mass Transfer in Fractured Reservoirs," Presented at the Petroleum Recovery Institute (PRI) and Computer Modeling Group (CMG), Calgary, Alberta, CANADA (March 24, 1992).
25. "Measurement of Diffusion Coefficients Using the PVT Cell for Hydrocarbon Systems," Presented at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta CANADA (March 26, 1992).
26. "Thermophysical Properties of Hydrocarbons and Their Mixtures," Presented at D.B. Robinson Corporation, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA (March 27, 1992).
27. "Modeling of Petroleum Reservoirs and Rate of Gas Diffusion in Oils Under Reservoir Conditions, Invited Speaker to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), Ahwaz, Iran (September, 1992).
28. "Properties of Petroleum Fluids," Research Institute of Petroleum Industry, Tehran, (October 1992).
29. "Characterization of Petroleum Crudes," University of Science and Technology, Tehran, (November 1992).
30. "Use of Velocities of Light and Sound in Predicting the PVT Relations," Presented at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA (April 9, 1993).
31. "Characterization of Petroleum Fractions and Crude Oils," Presented at the University of Petroleum, Beijing, CHINA (October 11-12, 1993).
32. "Modeling of Fractured Reservoirs," Presented at the University of Petroleum and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), Beijing, CHINA (October 13-15, 1993).
33. "Characterization of Petroleum Fractions and Crude Oils," Presented at Kuwait University, KUWAIT (May 8, 1994).
34. "A New Method for Experimental Measurement of Diffusion Coefficients in Reservoir Fluids," Presented at the UAE University, Al-Ain, UAE (March 11, 1995).
35. "Properties of Petroleum Fluids," Presented at the American University, Sharjah, UAE (February 26, 2000).
36. "Diffusion Process in Reservoir Fluids," Presented at Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP), Paris, France (November 8, 1999).
37. "Use of Velocity of Light in Estimating Thermodynamic Properties of Hydrocarbon Fluids," Presented at Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP), Paris, France (November 8, 1999).
38. "Quality Teaching in Engineering," Presented at Kuwait University, May 7, 2000.
39. "Minimum Laboratory Data for Properties and Quality of Hydrocarbon Mixtures and Petroleum Products," Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), May 5, 2002.
40. "Diffusion Process in Reservoir Fluids, Experiments, Modeling and Prediction," Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), May 26, 2002.
41. "Thermodynamic Properties of Hydrocarbon Fluids," Petroleum Research Center, Tripoli, Libya, January 30, 2003. PRC also organized a national symposium based on my visit to Tripoli attracting some 100 people from North Africa and Europe.
42. "Chemical Engineering Education in the Middle East," Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 7, 2003.
43. "Experimental Data for the Quality and Properties of Petroleum Fractions," National Center for Upgrading Technology (NCUT), Devon, Alberta, Canada, September 16, 2003.
44. I was also an invited special guest of the Chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering of University of Sherbrooke (Quebec) on July 27, 2006 for general consultation and discussions on Engineering Education in the Middle East.
45. "Potential Approaches for Property Estimation of Natural Gas and Heavy Petroleum Oils" Presented to Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, January 30, 2007.
46. Twice invited by the University of Aberdeen (Scotland, UK) regarding development of their petroleum engineering program, September and December 2008.
47. "Application of Chemical Engineering Principles in the Petroleum Industries," Invited Speaker in the College of Engineering, American University of Beirut, March 12, 2009.
48. "Energy, Environment and Economy in the Middle East", IAAPDC, Rockville, Maryland, USA, August 7, 2014.
49. "Heavy Oil Characteristics and Processing", Neste Oil Company, Helsinki, Finland, March 12, 2015.
50. Speaker and PhD Thesis Examiner at Aalto University (formerly Helsinki University of Technology), Finland, March 13, 2015.
51. " Heavy Oil Characteristics and Recovery", Pennsylvania State University, August 27, 2015.