Dr. Mehdi Ostadhassan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of North Dakota. Mehdi joined the petroleum department in Aug, 2013. Before starting his appointment at UND, he worked for several years in the industry as a petroleum geophysicist at various capacities. He also served as the energy divison manager for the Atlantic Int. Operation, a UAE based company over a year. Mehdi's research is an integration of petroleum geoscience and engineering and is mainly focused on the characterization of the unconventional reservoirs.