Zoya Heidari

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Zoya Heidari
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PhD Petroleum Engineering
PhD university The University of Texas at Austin

Biography 2017 [1]

Zoya Heidari received a Ph.D. (2011) in petroleum engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. She was an assistant professor at Texas A&M University in College Station and the Chevron Corporation faculty fellow in Petroleum Engineering from September 2011 to August 2015. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. She was the founder and director of the Texas A&M Joint Industry Research Program on “Multi-Scale Formation Evaluation of Unconventional and Carbonate Reservoirs” from 2012 to 2015, and the University of Texas at Austin Industry Affiliated Research Program on “Multi-Scale Rock Physics” starting in 2016. She was a recipient of the 2012 SPE Petroleum Engineering Junior Faculty Research Initiation Award, the 2014 TEES (Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station) Select Young Faculty Fellows award from the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, the 2015 SPE Inn ovativeTeaching Award, and the 2016 SPE Regional Formation Evaluation award. Her research interests include petrophy- sics, borehole geophysics, rock physics, inverse problems, groundwater physics, completion petrophysics, and reser- voir characterization of unconventional and carbonate reservoirs.


  1. (2017). ”Contributors.” GEOPHYSICS, 82(6), Z41-Z46. https://doi.org/10.1190/geo2017-1006-contrib.1