Ridha Gharbi holds a B.S. degree from the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla, USA (1987), an M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Tex, USA (1989 and 1993, resp.), all of which are in petroleum engineering. He is a Full Professor in petroleum engineering at Kuwait University since 2003. Professor Gharbi is the Founder of the petroleum engineering graduate program and the Cofounder of the joint-graduate program between the Department of Petroleum Engineering and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. He served as the graduate program director of both programs. Professor Gharbi is a Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the American Physical Society (APS), and the American Geophysical Union (AGU). He is an author and coauthor of more than 90 refereed published papers and technical reports in international journals and conferences in various subjects including EOR/IOR, reservoir simulation, and artificial intelligence. Professor Gharbi is the recipient of the 2004 First Prize Scientific Award of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) on the activation of mature fields and boosting their productivity. He supervised and served as a lead consultant for a variety of industrial enhanced oil recovery projects.
Biography Updated on 2 October 2012