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Mr Muhammad Ali

Technical Support Engineer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3698, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO27AM06
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3698
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO27AM06  


Mr. Muhammad Ali is the Technical Support Engineer in the School of Engineering. He provides technical support for the Laboratory development and makes sure that health and safety standards are properly followed. He also works with purchasing, commissioning and installing the equipment and train the postgraduate students for their research experiments.

Awards and Recognition

  • Research Training Program Stipend Award (Formerly Australian Postgraduate Award), 2018
  • Full Time Curtin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (CUPS), 2016 for MS Program
  • Research Training Scheme (RTS) Scholarship, 2016
  • King Fahd University Distinguished Staff Award for Technical and Technical Support Staff for Academic Year 2013/2014
  • 3rd Place winner in Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2008
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers International Recognition of Outstanding Service as 2007-2008 President
  • Pakistan Engineering Congress Scholarship, 2006 to 2009
  • Mehran University Meritorious Award, 2006 to 2009
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers Mehran Student Chapter Award, 2007

Research Areas and Interests

  • Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery
  • CO2 Storage
  • Reservoir characterisation
  • Drilling Fluid and Cementing
  • Wettability
  • Nanofluids


  • Master of Philosophy (Petroluem Engineering), Curtin University of Technology, 2018.
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Pakistan, 2008.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Ali, M., Al-Anssari, S., Arif, M., Barifcani, A., Sarmadivaleh, M., Stalker, L., Lebedev, M., Iglauer, S., (2019), Organic acid concentration thresholds for ageing of carbonate minerals: Implications for CO2 trapping/storage. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 534(15 January 2019), 88-99, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2018.08.106.
  • Ali, M., Arif, M., Sahito, MF., Al-Anssari, S., Keshavarz, A., Barifcani, A., Stalker, L., Sarmadivaleh, M., Iglauer, S., (2019), CO2-wettability of sandstones exposed to traces of organic acids:Implications for CO2 geo-storage. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 83(2019), 61 - 68, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Elsevier Publications, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.02.002.

Conference Publications

  • Al-Anssari, S., Arain, Z., Barifcani, A., Keshavarz, A., Ali, M., Iglauer, S., (2018), Influence of Pressure and Temperature on CO2-Nanofluid Interfacial Tension: Implication for Enhanced Oil Recovery and Carbon Geosequestration. Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, SPE-192964-MS, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Society of Petroleum Engineers, DOI: 10.2118/192964-MS.
  • Al-Anssari, S., Nwidee, LN., Ali, M., Sangwai, J., Wang, S., Barifcani, A., Iglauer, S., (2017), Retention of silica nanoparticles in limestone porous media. SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, 186253-MS, Jakarta, Indonesia, Society of Petroleum Engineers, DOI: 10.2118/186253-MS.
  • Dahraj, NU., Ali, M., Khan, MN., (2016), End of Linear Flow Time Picking in Long Transient Hydraulically Fractured Wells to Correctly Estimate the Permeability, Fracture Half-Length and Original Gas in Place in Liquid Rich Shales. PAPG/SPE Pakistan Section Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 185303-MS, Society of Petroleum Engineers, DOI:
  • Ali, M., Dahraj, NU., Haider, SA., (2015), Study of Asphaltene Precipitation during CO2 Injection in Light Oil Reservoirs. SPE/PAPG Pakistan section Annual Technical Conference, 181130-MS, Society of Petroleum Engineers, DOI:
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