Tarek Ganat | Petroleum | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Tarek Ganat | Petroleum | Best Researcher Award

Sultan Qaboos Uniersity, Oman

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits:

Dr. Tarek Ganat embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor's Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Tripoli University, Libya, where he laid the foundation for his career in the oil and gas industry. Subsequently, he pursued Master's Degrees in Petroleum Engineering from ISE University, Spain, and Engineering Management from Tripoli University. His thirst for knowledge and passion for the field led him to obtain a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from IIUM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2016.

Professional Endeavors:

He has amassed over twenty-five years of rich experience in the oil and gas industry, with a focus on production and reservoir engineering. He has worked extensively in multinational and multicultural joint ventures, gaining valuable insights and expertise. Additionally, he has made significant contributions to the education sector as a Visiting Lecturer in various universities and training centers, imparting knowledge in areas such as reservoir engineering, production technology, and fluid mechanics.

Contributions and Research Focus:

His research interests lie in the intersection of petroleum engineering and machine learning. He has been awarded grants for his pioneering work in developing machine learning-based models for determining surface wettability using wireline logs, a critical aspect of reservoir characterization and management. His research efforts aim to enhance reservoir characterization techniques and optimize production performance in the oil and gas industry.

Accolades and Recognition:

His exemplary contributions to the field of petroleum engineering have been recognized through various accolades and awards. Notably, he has been honored with a grant from PETRONAS CARIGALI Bhd. for his outstanding research endeavors. His achievements reflect his commitment to excellence and innovation in the oil and gas sector.

Impact and Influence:

His expertise and insights have had a profound impact on the oil and gas industry, particularly in the areas of reservoir management and production optimization. His research findings and recommendations have guided decision-making processes and operational strategies, contributing to enhanced efficiency and productivity in oil and gas projects.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

As an Associate Professor and seasoned industry professional, He continues to inspire and mentor the next generation of petroleum engineers. His dedication to advancing knowledge and pushing the boundaries of innovation underscores his commitment to shaping the future of the oil and gas industry. Through his ongoing research endeavors and academic pursuits, He aims to leave a lasting legacy of excellence and impact in the field of petroleum engineering.


A total of  1061 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations           1061
  • h-index              17
  • i10-index           26

Notable Publications 

Application of supervised machine learning paradigms in the prediction of petroleum reservoir properties: Comparative analysis of ANN and SVM models

Application of gradient boosting regression model for the evaluation of feature selection techniques in improving reservoir characterisation predictions

Emerging applications of nanomaterials in chemical enhanced oil recovery: Progress and perspective

Emerging applications of nanomaterials in chemical enhanced oil recovery: Progress and perspective

A novel custom ensemble learning model for an improved reservoir permeability and water saturation prediction

A perspective on the potential application of bio-inhibitors for shale stabilization during drilling and hydraulic fracturing processes

Chemical sand consolidation: From polymers to nanoparticles

Recent advances in multifunctional proppant technology and increased well output with micro and nano proppants

Fundamentals of reservoir rock properties

Impact of nanoparticles stability on rheology, interfacial tension, and wettability in chemical enhanced oil recovery: A critical parametric review


Dr. Azka Amin – Economics, Econometrics and Finance -Women Researcher Award🏆

Dr. Azka Amin - Economics, Econometrics and Finance -Women Researcher Award🏆

Professional profile:

Early Academic Pursuits

She began her academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Arts from the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. She pursued intermediate studies at Govt Islamia College Faisalabad, Pakistan. She furthered her education with MSC and MPhil degrees in Economics from GC University Faisalabad, Pakistan. Subsequently, she earned her Ph.D. in Economics at The Center for Economic Research, Shandong University, Jinan, China.

Professional Endeavors

Throughout her career, Dr. Amin held Assistant Professor roles at various prestigious universities in Pakistan and China. Her teaching portfolio includes Economics, Business Administration, and related subjects. Engaged in post-doctoral research in Energy Economics and Environmental Economics, she contributed significantly to these fields.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Amin's research expertise encompasses Environmental Economics, Energy Economics, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Climate Issues, and International Economics. She has authored multiple research papers and engaged in investigations on topics such as technology innovation, energy transition, sustainability, and economic development.

Accolades and Recognition

Acknowledged for her academic excellence, She  received Outstanding International Student recognition at Shandong University, China. She also obtained the prestigious Chinese Government (CSC) Scholarship for her Ph.D. studies.

Impact and Influence

She actively contributes to academia by serving as a reviewer for reputable journals in economics and environmental studies. Additionally, her involvement in editorial boards showcases her commitment to advancing scholarly work in her field.

Legacy and Future Contributions

She holds the status of an approved supervisor by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan for MS, MPhil, and Ph.D. studies in Social Sciences, Business, and Economics. Dr. Amin actively participates in seminars, conferences, and international initiatives, consistently contributing to the advancement of knowledge in her domain. This summary highlights Dr. Azka Amin's academic journey, professional contributions, research interests, recognition, and her ongoing commitment to fostering academic growth and knowledge in the realms of economics, sustainability, and environmental studies.

Notable Publications 

  1. The role of economic policy uncertainty in the energy-environment nexus for China: evidence from the novel dynamic simulations method  
  2. A Amin, E Dogan (110)2021
  1. The impacts of different proxies for financialization on carbon emissions in top-ten emitter countries
  2. A Amin, E Dogan, Z Khan (105)2020
  1. Analyzing the determinants of carbon emissions from transportation in European countries: the role of renewable energy and urbanization
  2. A Amin, B Altinoz, E Dogan (100)2020
  1. Outward foreign direct investment and economic growth in China: Evidence from asymmetric ARDL approach
  2. U Ali, W Shan, J Wang, A Amin (67)2018
  1. Does nuclear energy consumption contribute to human development? Modeling the effects of public debt and trade globalization in an OECD heterogeneous panel
  2. M Sadiq, F Wen, MF Bashir, A Amin (45) 2022
  1. Factors affecting tax collection in Pakistan: An empirical investigation
  2. A Amin, AM Nadeem, S Parveen, MA Kamran, S Anwar (42)2014
  1. Outward foreign direct investment and economic growth in Romania: Evidence from non‐linear ARDL approach
  2. A Amin, S Anwar, XH Liu (32)2022
  1. Financial development, institutional quality, and the influence of various environmental factors on carbon dioxide emissions: exploring the nexus in China
  2. A Amin, W Ameer, H Yousaf, M Akbar (30)2022
  1. Globalization, sustainable development, and variation in cost of power plant technologies: A perspective of developing economies
  2. A Amin, XH Liu, Q Abbas, I Hanif, XV Vo (30)2021
  3. Personal Income Tax and Economic Growth: A Comparative Study between China and Pakistan.
  4. Y Amin, A., Huang, S., Chen (26)2018


A total of  34 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations      750     742
  • h-index          14        14
  • i10-index       16        16