Portrait of Hadi Jabbari

Hadi Jabbari

  • Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering
    • EOR, PVT, PTA/RTA, NFRs, Unconventional Reservoir Eng

Contact Info

  • Email: hadi.jabbari@UND.edu
  • Office: 701.777.3867
  • Dept: 701.777.2533

Office Address

Collaborative Energy Complex Room 113g
2844 Campus Rd Stop 8154
Grand Forks, ND 58202-6116


Hiring for 2018: PostDocs, PhD students



1 PostDoc with strong background in Molecular Simulation (MDS/GCMC).

1 PostDoc with strong background in at least one of the skills described below.

CFD, multiphase fluid flow: 
Mechanical/Chemical Engineers with broad knowledge in fluid mechanics & thermodynamics (Requirement= fluent in COMSOL Multiphysics)

Computational Molecular Science: 
Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, and Materials Science for studying confined-PVT (fluent in MDS/GCMC), transport phenomena at nanoscale, interactions btw all elements of unconventional sys, and fabrication of geomaterials at nano- and micro-scale. (Requirement= fluent in at least one area)

Transport Phenomena in Micro- & Nano-scale: 
Chemical Engineers or Chemists skilled in simulation, calculations, and lab experiments for quantifying adsorption/desorption/diffusion as well as mass transfer in a multi-component system of fluids and rock minerals. (Requirement=fluent in at least one area)

Enhanced Oil Recovery in Unconventional Reservoirs 


Candidates please send me your application (CV plus your Statement of Research: Interests/Ideas, and publications) to: hadi.jabbari@engr.UND.edu



  • Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
  • Numerical Reservoir Simulation
  • Advanced Reservoir Engineering
  • Pressure Transient Analysis
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Petroleum Fluid Properties
  • Senior Design
  • Computer Applications in PE


Dr. Jabbari is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering, the University of North Dakota. He graduated from Petroleum University of Technology with Bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering and from Sharif University of Technology with Master’s degree in Reservoir Engineering. He later earned his Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from UND with a dissertation concerning the hydraulic fracturing design for Bakken Formation wells. Hadi joined the petroleum department in Aug, 2013. Before starting work at the UND, he had worked for several years in the industry as petroleum engineer at various capacities; from working on offshore platforms to serving as reservoir engineer in the office. His work and research has focused on analytical and numerical modeling of transport phenomena in porous media, Hydraulic Fracturing Design, EOR (CO2, Chemical, Thermal;SAGD, ISC, Hot-water Imbibition, Wettability Alteration), Underground Coal Gasification, Pressure Transient Analysis, and Naturally Fractured Reservoirs.

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
  • Nano-PVT and modeling nano-scale fluid flow
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulation (MDS)
  • Unconventional Reservoirs
  • Pressure Transient Testing
  • Naturally Fractured Reservoirs (NFRs)
  • Production/Completion Challenges in Unconventional Resources

Selected Publications

  • H. Jabbari, K. Afsari, M. Rabiei, A. Monk. 2017. Thermally-induced wettability alteration from hot-water imbibition in naturally fractured reservoirs—Part 1: Numerical model development & 1D models. FUEL. Vol. 208, 15 November 2017, pp. 682–691, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2017.07.016
  • H. Jabbari, K. Afsari, M. Rabiei, A. Monk. 2017. Thermally-induced wettability alteration from hot-water imbibition in naturally fractured reservoirs—Part 2: 2D models, sensitivity study & heavy oil. FUEL. Vol. 208, 15 November 2017, pp. 692–700, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2017.07.031
  • Salehi. S., A. Ghalambor, F. K. Saleh, H. Jabbari, S. Hussman. 2016. Filtrate and Mudcake Characterization: Implications for Formation-Damage Control. JPT, February, pp. 89-90.
  • Liu, K., M Ostadhassan, H. Jabbari, and B. Bubach. 2016. Potential Application of Atomic Force Microscopy in Characterization of Nano-pore Structures of Bakken Formation. SPE-180276, SPE Low Perm Symposium, 5-6 May, Denver, Colorado, USA.
  • Liu, K., M Ostadhassan, B. Bubach, H. Jabbari. 2016. Bakken Formation Shales Nano-Scale Analysis Understand Mechanical Parameters. ARMA-2016-153, 50th U.S. ARMA Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, 26-29 June, Houston, TX.
  • Pourjafar, S., H. Jabbari. 2016. Modeling and investigation of CO2 diffusivity in formation water in CO2-EOR process. American Chemical Society, ENFL: Division of Energy and Fuels.
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) New Direction Award, 2018
  • PhD, Petroleum Engineering, University of North Dakota, 2013
  • MSc, Reservoir Engineering, Sharif Univ of Technology,Iran, 2006
  • BSc, Production Engineering, Petroleum Univ of Technology,Iran, 2004