CURRICULUM VITAE

May 2016

(For publication list see http://www.geo.uu.nl/hydrogeology/majid/publications.html)

 

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 Personal Data: 

Name:

Seyed Majid Hassanizadeh (Majid)

 

Address:

Department of Earth Sciences; Utrecht University
P.O. Box 80021; 3508 TA UTRECHT;

The Netherlands.
E-mail: s.m.hassanizadehATuu.nl
URL: http://www.geo.uu.nl/hydrogeology/majid.html
Tel: +31 30 253 7464 (sec. +31 30 2535137)

Senior Advisor,

Soil and Groundwater Department
Deltares
P.O. Box 80015

3508 TA UTRECHT

The Netherlands

Date of Birth:

October 22, 1952

 

Place of Birth:

Tuiserkan, Iran

 

 

Professional Record: 

Dates

Institution

Rank / Position

January 2004 to date

Department of Earth Sciences
Faculty of Geosciences
Utrecht University
The Netherlands

Professor

July 2001 to December 2003

Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Professor

October 1995- July 2001

Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Delft University of Technology Delft, The Netherlands

Associate Professor

January 1994- August 1994

Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences,
University of Notre Dame, Indiana

Visiting Professor

April 1990- December 1993

Institute of Earth Sciences,
Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Adjunct Associate Professor (2 days/week)

November 1984- October 1995

National Institute of Public Health and Environment (RIVM),

Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Senior Research Scientist

September 1982- September 1984

Department of Civil Engineering, Khajeh Nasir University of Tehran, Iran

Assistant Professor (Part time)

September 1982 - October 1984

Yekom Consulting Engineers Co.,
Tehran, Iran

Project Manager and Head of Section of River Engineering

October 1979- September 1982

Department of Reservoir Engineering Abadan Institute of Technology,
Abadan, Iran

Assistant Professor

September 1975- September 1979

Princeton University,
Princeton, New Jersey

Research Assistant

September 1974 - June 1975

Kaveh Construction Co.Shiraz, Iran

Field Engineer

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 Education: 

Dates

University

Degree

Major

1970-75

Pahlavi University
Shiraz, Iran

B.Sc.

Civil Engineering

1975-76

Princeton University,
Princeton, New Jersey

M.E.

Civil Engineering

1975-79

Princeton University,
Princeton, New Jersey

Ph.D.

Civil Engineering

1984-85

International Institute for Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (IHE),
Delft, The Netherlands

C.A.

Hydraulic Engineering

 

Ph.D. Thesis Topic:

Macroscopic Description of Multiphase systems - A Thermodynamic Theory of Flow in Porous Media.

Ph.D. Advisor:

Dr. William G. Gray

 

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 Honors, Awards, and Personal Grants: 

  • Simons Foundation Fellowship, For a two-month stay at Issac Newton Institute, Cambridge University, Awarded February 2016.
  • Royal Medal of Honor of The Netherlands, Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw (Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion), July 2015
  • Advanced Investigator Research Grant of ca 2.4 Million Euro, awarded by European Research Council, July 2013.
  • Henry Dacry Distinguished Lecturer 2012, Selected by US National Ground Water Association. Lecture titles: Capillarity in porous media on micro- and macro-scale, revisited; and Transport of viruses in partially-saturated soil and groundwater. 80 Invited lectures given at 55 places around the world (http://www.geo.uu.nl/hydrogeology/news/Darcy%20Lectures%202012%20(Majid).pdf).
  • Don and Betty Kirkham Award, awarded by Soil Science Society of America, 2011.
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize, Constituted a prize of 60,000 for collaborative research, March 2010.
  • Commemorative Medal Award as Distinguished Lecturer at the 25th Anniversary of Establishment of The Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT) of FORTH Foundation, Greece, 2009.
  • Honorary degree of Doctor-Ingenieur from Stuttgart University, November 2008.
  • Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, elected November 2007.
  • Elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), elected January 2002.
  • Visiting Scientist Fellowship, awarded by EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federal Lausanne) Switzerland (September-October 2007)
  • Visiting Scientist Fellowship, awarded by ENSAM (Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Arts et Metiers) through TREFLE Laboratory, Bordeaux, France (February-April 2007)
  • Elected by participants of Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Flow and Transport in Permeable Media in 2000 to become the chair of GRC 2004
  • Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Professor of Hydrogeology (professorship based on merit), Delft University of Technology Delft, The Netherlands, 2001-2003
  • Joint UK-Dutch Research Grant awarded by the NWO and the British Council to I. Murdoch (U. of Strathclyde, Scotland) and S.M. Hassanizadeh,1999
  • Appointed as Visiting Professor at Jilin University (formerly Changchun University of Science and Technology); 3 July 1998
  • Collaborative Research Grant awarded by the NATO Scientific and Environmental Affairs Division to S.M. Hassanizadeh, M.A. Celia (Princeton University), C.D. Montemagno (Cornell University),1995-1997
  • Visiting Scientist Fellowship, awarded by Department of Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, US, January-August 1994
  • Collaborative Research Grant awarded by the NATO Scientific Affairs Division to W.G. Gray (U. of Notre Dame), S.M. Hassanizadeh, A.F.B. Tompson (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories),1988-1992
  • George Van-Ness Lothrop Fellowship to outstanding senior graduate students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences of Princeton University, 1977-1978
  • Pahlavi University Fellowship to high ranking students in Pahlavi University, Shiraz, Iran, 1970-1975
  • Ministry of Science and Higher Education Honorary Prize to the first ranking students of all engineering schools in Iran, 1975

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 Projects: 

  • Shale gas and water; Environmental risks and possible technological solutions. Commissioned by The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO); Utrecht University; March 2015 - March 2019; UU budget of 570 kEuro.
  • Pore-scale displacements in porous rocks under different wettability conditions: a micro-CT study. Commissioned by Shell Golbal Solutions, Rijswijk; Utrecht University; March 2014 - March 2018; total UU budget: 300 kEuro.
  • Simulation of fluid flow through thin porous layers and their interfaces; Commissioned by Proctor & Gamble; University Utrecht; June 2014 - June 2018; total UU budget: 121 kEuro.
  • Transport mechanisms of liquids in porous paper and physical junctions of two porous media; Commissioned by Oce Printers; University Utrecht; October 2014 - October 2018; total UU budget: 121 kEuro.
  • Integrated computational and experimental laboratory for investigating flow and transport in porous media. Advanced Investigator Grant, commissioned by European Research Council. 2013 - 2018; Budget 2,237,200 Euro.
  • Pore-scale modelling of swelling porous media (Part of the project Interfacial Aspects of Ionized Porous Media, Coordinated by TU Eindhoven). Commissioned by The Technology Foundation (STW); Utrecht University; March 2013 - March 2017; total UU budget: ca. 190 kEuro.
  • Computational modelling of transport of reactive nanoparticles and contaminants (Part of the project Taking Nanotechnological Remediation Processes from Lab Scale to End User Applications for the Restoration of a Clean Environment, Coordinated by VEGAS, Stuttgart). Commissioned by European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation; Leader of workpackage Modelling on behalf of Deltares. February 2013 - February 2017; Deltares budget ca 400 kEuro.
  • Pore-network modeling of flow and transport in complex porous media (Part of STW project Engineering of bio-based substrates on buildings and infrastructure as a basis for natural protection; Coordinated by Prof. T. Heimovaara of TU Delft). Commissioned by The Technology Foundation (STW); Utrecht University; January 2011 - January 2015; total UU budget: ca. 204 kEuro.
  • "International Research Training Group: Non-linearities and upscaling in porous media; Extension" Joint Dutch - German research; German partner: Stuttgart University with a budget of 3.3 MEuro (DFG); Dutch partners: UU, TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, Wageningen University with a budget of 200 kEuro (NWO). Penvoerder: UU.  2011-2015 (Netherlands coordinator).
  • Experiment on biodegradation of LNAPL under variable groundwater stage and different temperatures. Commissioned by the KAUST Center-in-Development for Soil, Water and Coastal Resources (SOWACOR); November 2008-April 2010.
  • Physically-based theory of two-phase flow in porous media including fluid-fluid interfacial area. Commissioned by The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO/ALW); Utrecht University; May 2008 - April 2012; total budget: ca. 230 kEuro.
  • "International Research Training Group: Non-linearities and upscaling in porous media" Joint Dutch - German research; German partner: Stuttgart University with a budget of 2.3 MEuro (DFG); Dutch partners: UU, TU Delft, TU Eindhoven with a budget of 145 kEuro (NWO). Penvoerder: UU.  2006-2010 (co-manager).
  • European Atelier for Engineering and Computational Sciences;
    Commissioned by: European Commission; Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses, Utrecht University; 2005-2007; EU contribution to Utrecht U. is 78,000 Euro)
  • Upscaling micro-heterogeneities in two-phase flow in porous media.
    Commissioned by The Utrecht Center for Geosciences (UCG), July 2004-June 2008, total budget 195000 Euro.
  • Measuring quantitative data on multifluid flow in porous media by a fully automated dual-energy gamma radiation system. Commissioned by The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO/ALW); Delft University of Technology; February 2003 - July 2005; total budget: ca. 153,000 Euro.
  • Multiphase flow and enhanced biodegradation of dense non-aqueous phase liquids; Commissioned by The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO/ALW); Delft University of Technology and later Utrecht University; January 2001 - February 2008; Total budget: ca. 900,000 Guilders.
  • Characterization of subsurface heterogeneity: Integration of soft and hard information using multi-dimensional Coupled Markov Chain approach. Commissioned by The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO/ALW); Delft University of Technology and later Utrecht University; July 2002 - July 2006; Total budget: ca. 142,000 Euro.
  • Development of a code for modeling NAPL weathering in soil and groundwater; Commissioned by Centre for Soil Quality Management and Knowledge Transfer (SKB); Delft University of Technology; June 2001 - April 2003; Total budget: ca. 1.17 million Guilders (TUDelft budget 196000 Guilders).
  • Upscaling micro-heterogeneities in two phase flow in porous media: Theory and experiments; Commissioned by The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO/ALW); Delft University of Technology; January 2001 - December 2003; Total budget: ca. 650,000 Guilders.
  • Upscaling Flow and Transport Processes in Porous Media (Research program consisting of three projects); Commissioned by: The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO/ALW); Delft University of Technology; February 1999 - January 2004; Total budget: ca. 1.5 million Guilders (Program coordinator).
  • Pore-to-Core Scale-up Studies of the Transport Properties of Organic Pollutants with Natural Attenuation; Commissioned by: European Commission; Environment and Climate Research Program (DGXII); Delft University of Technology; November 1997  October 2000; Total budget: 206,000 Euro (EU contribution to TUDelft 103,000 Euro).
  • Radio-nuclide Contamination of Soil and Groundwater at the Lake Karachai Waste Disposal Site (Russia) and the Chernobyl Accident Site (Ukraine): Field Analysis and Modeling Study Commissioned by: European Commission; INCO-Copernicus Research Program (DGXII); Delft University of Technology; April 1997 - March 2000; Total budget: 110,000 Euro (EU contribution to TUDelft 55,000 Euro).
  • Paleo-hydrological Study of the Mol Site (Belgium); Commissioned by: European Commission; Nuclear Waste Research Program (DGXII); Delft University of Technology; January 1997 - September 2000; Total budget: 400,000 Euro (EU contribution to TUDelft 103,000 Euro)
  • International Model Validation Study (INTRAVAL); Commissioned by: Ministry of Economic Affairs of The Netherlands; National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection (RIVM), The Netherlands; September 1987 - August 1993; Total budget: 300,000 guilders.
  • Shapur-and-Dalaki Plains Irrigation and Drainage Project; Commissioned by: Ministry of Energy of Iran; Yekom Consulting Company, Tehran, Iran; September 1982 - September 1984; Total budget: 200,000 US Dollars.

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 Courses Taught: 

Water in Geo-processes (co-lecturer) (Utrecht University)

Undergraduate level

6 quarters

 

Hydrogeological Transport Phenomena, (Utrecht University)

Graduate level

13 quarters

 

Environmental Hydrogeology (co-lecturer) (Utrecht University)

Graduate level

9 quarters

 

Unsaturated Zone Hydrology (guest lectures) (Utrecht University)

Graduate level

6 quarters

 

Upscaling Flow and Transport Processes in Porous Media (various  universities)

Graduate level

3 quarters

 

Geohydrology I (guest lectures) (Delft University of Technology)

Graduate level

4 quarters

Geohydrology II (guest lectures) (Delft University of Technology)

Graduate level

2 quarters

Environmental Geohydrology (co-lecturer) (Delft U. of Technology)

Graduate level

1 quarter

 

Fundamentals of Soil and Groundwater Remediation (co-lecturer) (Delft University of Technology)

Graduate level

1 quarter

Open Channel Hydraulics  (Technical and Engineering, U. Tehran)

Undergraduate level

3 semesters

Fluid Mechanics (Abadan Institute of Technology)

Undergraduate level

2 semesters

Groundwater Hydraulics (Technical and Engineering, U. Tehran)

Undergraduate level

2 semesters

Mechanics of Solids (Abadan Institute of Technology)

Undergraduate level

2 semesters

Engineering Mathematics (Abadan Institute of Technology)

Undergraduate level

1 semester

Mathematical Modelling of Hydrogeological Processes (Utrecht U.)

Graduate level

4 quarters

 

Description: http://www.geo.uu.nl/hydrogeology/majid/%20  Post-doc researchers (with current affiliation): 

13. Nikooee, Ehsan, Mechanics of unsaturated porous media: an integrated approach, July 2014- June 2017.

12. Qin, Chaozhong, Engineering of bio-based substrates on buildings and infrastructure as a basis for natural protection, September 2012- September 2016.

11. Karadimitrou, Nikos (Research Associate, Manchester University, UK), Micro-model experimental studies of two-phase flow and colloid transport in porous media, September 2013 - October 2014.

10. Morales Casique, Eric (Assistant Professor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), Numerical Modelling of Flow and Transport in Industrial and Biological Porous Media, January 2009-December 2010.

9.  Yadav, Brijesh (Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India), Large-scale experiments on biodegradatin of LNAPL under variable groundwater stage, November 2008-May 2010.

8.  Niessner, Jennifer (Professor, Heilbronn University, Germany), Extended theories of two-phase flow in porous media, May 2007-April 2008.

7.  Berentsen, Cas (Engineer, Fenix Consulting Delft), Upscaling two-phase flow in heterogeneous porous media, February 2004-March 2006. 

6.  Schuttelaars, Henk (Assistant Professor, Delft University of Technology), Characterization of heterogeneities in porous media, September 2004-December 2005. 

5.  Das, Diganta (Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University, UK), Upscaling two-phase flow in heterogeneous porous media, October 2001-April 2003.

4.  Held, Ruud (Researcher, Wintershall Co., Germany), Pore-scale network modeling of two-phase flow in porous media, April-June 2000.

3.  Reggiani, Paolo (Professor, University of Siegen, Germany), REW modeling of watersheds, October 1999-April 2000.

2.  Ataie-Ashtiani, Behzad (Researcher, National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia), Two-phase flow in porous media, November 1998-May 2000.

1.  Beliaev, Alexei (Researcher, Water Problems Institute, Moscow, Russia), Modelling hysteresis in two-phase flow in porous media, July 1998-April 1999.

 

 PhD students (advisor or co-advisor): 

29. Schout, Gillian, Shale gas production and vulnerability of groundwater resources (tentative), Utrecht University, expected July 2019 (Co-advisors: Prof. J. Griffioen and Dr. N. Hartog).

28. Aslannejad, Hamed, Mechanisms of liquid transport in papers with coating (tentative), Utrecht University, started October 2014.

27. Tavangarrad, Amir Hossein, Simulation of fluid flow through thin porous layers and their interfaces (tentative), Utrecht University, started October 2014.

26. van Oosterhout, Lucas, Pore-scale modelling of unsaturated flow in deformable fibrous porous materials (tentative), Utrecht University, started October 2014.

25. Zarikos, Ioannis, Flow of bubbles and liquids blobs during multiphase flow in porous media, Utrecht University, started September 2014.

24. Bartels, Willem-Bart, Oil mobilization in porous media by low salinity water flooding, Utrecht University, started March 2014 (Co-advisors: Dr. H. Mahani (Shell) and Dr. S. Berg (Shell)).

23. Yin, Xiaoguang, Simulation of micro-model experiments of flow and transport in porous media (tentative), Utrecht University, started September 2013, (Co-advisor: Dr. A. Raoof).

22. Sweijen, Thomas, Pore-scale and grain-scale modeling of flow and transport in swelling porous media, Utrecht University, started September 2013.

21. Zhuang, Luwen, Flow and transport in unsaturated porous media, Utrecht University, expected September 2016.

20. Narayan, Seetha, Multiscale Modelling of Colloid Transport in Porous Media: Pore-scale to Darcy-scale, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, expected end of 2015 (main advisor: Prof. Mohan Kumar)

19. Ghareh Mahmoodlu, Mojtaba, Laboratory study of remediation of LNAPL, DNAPL, and gasohol, Utrecht University, expected September 2014 (Co-advisor: Dr. N. Hartog).

18. Zhang, Qiulan, Colloid transport, retention, and remobilization during two-phase flow; Micro-model investigation and modeling, Utrecht University, November 2013.

17. Karadimitrou, Nikos, Two-phase flow experimental studies in micro-models, Utrecht University, May 2013.

16. Qin, ChaoZhong, Numerical investigations on two-phase flow in polymer electrolyte fuel cells, Utrecht University, (Co-advisor: Dr. Dirk Rensink of OPEL Science Lab Hydrogen Storage), June 2012.

15. Sadeghi, Gholam Reza, Effect of geochemical conditions on transport properties of viruses in groundwater, Utrecht University, August 2012 (Co-advisors: Dr. J.F. Schijven and Dr. Thilo Behrends)

14. Raoof, Amir, Reactive/Adsorptive Transport in (Partially-)Saturated Porous Media; from pore scale to core scale, Utrecht University, September 2011.

13. Joekar-Niasar, Vahid, The Immiscibles; Capillary effects in porous media; pore-network modeling, Utrecht University, March 2010 (Cum Laude).

12. Bottero, Simona, Advances in theories of capillarity in porous media, Utrecht University, November 2009.

11. Langevoort, Marian, Multiphase flow and enhanced biodegradation of dense non-aqueous phase liquids, Utrecht University, March 2009.

10. Torkzaban, Saeed, Modelling virus transport in unsaturated porous media, Utrecht University, October 2007 (co-advisor: Dr. J. F. Schijven)

9.  de Zwart, Bert-Rik, Clogging mechanisms near water wells, Delft University of Technology, April 2007 (main advisor: R.J. Schotting)

8.  Gielen, Twan W.J., Upscaling Multiphase Transport Processes in Porous Media, Delft University of Technology, March 2007.

7.  Ham, Phil, Mixing Processes in Natural and Enhanced Attenuation, Utrecht University, May 2006 (main advisor: R.J. Schotting)

6.  Manthey, Sabine, Upscaling two-phase flow processes in heterogeneous porous media, Stuttgart University, February 2006 (main advisor: R. Helmig)

5.  Bader, Sam, Chemically and electrically coupled transport in clayey soils and sediments, Delft University of Technology, October 2005 (main advisor: R.J. Schotting)

4.  Landman, Anke-Jannie, Density effects in heat and mass transfer in porous media, Delft University of Technology, June 2005 (main advisor: R.J. Schotting)

3.  Gallo, Claudio, coupled biodegradation and Two-Phase Flow, A Numerical Study of Interactions and Field Applications, Delft University of Technology, 2003

2.  Schijven, Jack F., Virus Removal from Groundwater by Soil Passage, Modeling, Field and Laboratory Experiments, Delft University of Technology, 2001 (Cum Laude).

1.  Reggiani, Paolo, A unifying framework for watershed thermodynamics, The University of Western Australia, 1999 (main advisor: M. Sivapalan)

 

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 MSc students (advisor or co-advisor): 

Goddard, Marie, Movement of groundwater and dissolved salt through a sand dam (research carried out in Canada), Expected August 2016, (Main advisor: Prof. Carl Mendoza, University of Alberta, Canada).

Cornelissen, Pavan, Coupled free-flow and porous media flow: a numerical and experimental investigation (research carried out in collaboration with Stuttgart University), September 2015 till April 2016, (co-advisors Professor R. Helmig, Stuttgart University and Dr. Amir Raoof).

Phernambucq, Inge, Model-based assessment of the feasibility of in situ leaching in hydraulically fractured rock aquifers, March 2015, (Co-advisors: Martin Bloemendal and Niels Hartog, KWR Water Cycle Research Inst.).

van Oosterhout, Lucas, Testing the Continuum Model for Thin-Porous Media using Pore-Network Modelling, May 2015, (co-supervisor QIN Chaozhong).

Houwers, Margot, Model-based assessment of the feasibility of in situ leaching in hydraulically fractured rock aquifers, March 2015, (Co-advisor: Niels Hartog, KWR Water Cycle Research Inst.).

Scholten, Maurick, Spreading of resuspended old contaminated sediments, "Altlasten", in the Rhine and Meuse during extreme high discharges, June 2013, (Main supervisor: Jos Vink, Deltares).

Gkekas, Stefanos, Mobilisation of residual phase NAPL under limited warming conditions, July 2013, (Supervisor J. van Leeuwen, SBNS).

Sweijen, Thomas, The behavior of elemental mercury in porous media, June 2013, (Co-advisors: Niels Hartog and Annemieke Marsman, Deltares).

Bartels, Willem-Bart, Experimental study of enhanced oil recovery based on Low Salinity Flooding (LSF), March 2013, (Supervisors Dr. H. Mahani and Dr. S. Berg; Shell, Rijswijk).

Beerens, Pauline, The fate of phosphate in the flower bulb area ("Bollengebied") of the Netherlands, June 2013, (Main supervisor: Stefan Jansen, Deltares).

van der Waals, Marcelle, Stripping volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from groundwater with carbon dioxide (CO2) generated during biogrouting, June 2013,  (Co-advisor: Niels Hartog, Deltares).

Jan van Lopik, Feasibility of EcoGrout: Modeling of in situ calcium carbonate precipitation, June 2013, (Co-advisors: Niels Hartog and Annemieke Marsman, Deltares).

Waade, Andrea, Laboratory and field study of virus transport in groundwater, July 2013, (co-advisors: Gholamreza Sadeghi and Jack Schijven, RIVM).

Fritz, Susanne, Experimental study of water infiltration into dry soil; dynamic capillarity effects (research carried out in Utrecht), June 2012, (co-advisor Professor R. Helmig, Stuttgart University).

Hoogland, Frouke, Experimental study of evaporation from soil (research carried out in Zurich), June 2012 (co-advisors: Prof. Dani Or and Dr. Peter Lehmann, ETH Zurich)

van den Bosch, Stan, Pore-network modeling of disconnected phases in porous media (research carried out in Princeton), August 2012 (co-advisors: Dr. Florian Doster, Dr. Vahid Joekar-Niasar, Prof. M.A. Celia, Princeton University)

Havik, Jasper, The fate and transport of nutrients in shallow groundwater and soil of an urban slum area in the city of Kampala, Uganda (research carried out in Uganda), June 2012 (co-advisors: Dr. J.W.A. Foppen and drs. P. Nyenje, UNESCO-IHE)

van der Zon, Pieter, Modeling natural attenuation of ethanol, BTEX and PAHs in groundwater contaminated with gasohol (research carried out in Santa Catarina, Brasil), August 2012 (co-advisors: Prof. Rien van Genuchten and Dr. H.X. Corseuil, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brasil)

Brugman, Roel, Dimensional Analyses of Convection Enhanced Drug Delivery To Brain Tissues (research carried out in Stuttgart), July 2011, (co-advisor Professor R. Helmig, Stuttgart University).

Ebbers, Benjamin, Multicomponent Transport of Contaminants Released into the Environment following the Application of Phosphogypsum, August 2011 (co-advisors: Prof. Rien van Genuchten and Dr. Diedrick Jacques, SCK-Mol, Belgium)

Shrestha, Shristi R., Laboratory study of biodegradation of LNAPL in variably-saturated soil. December 2010 (co-advisor: Brijesh Yadav, Utrecht University)

Mos, Yvonne, Batch experiments on biodegradation of LNAPL in soil at different water contents August 2010 (co-advisor: Brijesh Yadav, Utrecht University)

Rensen, Rob, Using peat as adsorption barrier in remediating groundwater, November 2010 (co-advisors: Tobias Praamstra and Thomas Keijzer, Tauw bv)

Sterk, Ankie, Removal of viruses from groundwater in river bank filtration systems, October 2010 (co-advisor: Jack Schijven, RIVM)

Li Pei, Pore-Network Modeling of Flow in Deformable Porous Media, August 2009 (co-advisor: Vahid Joekar-Niasar, Utrecht University)

Mohan, Diepak, Study of diesel oil pollution in soil and groundwater, August 2009 (co-advisors: Charles Pijls and Boudewijn Fokke, Tauw bv)

Stoeverud, Karen, Modelling Convection-Enhanced Drug Delivery (CED) to brain tumors (research carried out in Stuttgart), October 2009, (co-advisor Professor R. Helmig, Stuttgart University).

Roels, Saskia, Study of virus transport in river bank filtration, October 2009 (co-advisors: Dr. Jack Schijven)

Shojaei-Tazehkand Shiva, The influence of groundwater chemical composition on virus attachment in soil (research carried out in Riverside), Utrecht University, 2008  (co-advisor Dr. Sharon Walker, UC Riverside).

Snacken, Barbara, Well clogging; mechanical processes (research carried out in Golden, Colorado), Utrecht University, 2007 (co-advisor Prof. Tissa Illangasekare, Colorado School of Mines).

De Vries, Manuel, Application of a multiple-point geo-statistical method to an inverse hydrogeological problem (research carried out in Barcelona), Utrecht University, December 2007 (main advisor Professor J. Carrera, UPC, Barcelona).

Korteland, Suze-Anne, The dynamic capillary pressure effect in two phase flow in porous media (research carried out in Stuttgart), Utrecht University, September 2007 (co-advisors Simona Bottero, Utrecht, and Professor R. Helmig, Stuttgart University).

Verbeek, Bas, Optimization of a Pump & Treat Remediation of MTBE at Shell Pernis, Utrecht University, April 2006 (co-advisor Dr. A. Marsman, TNO).

Verschoor, Tessa, The quality of a steam remediation of a Creosote contaminated soil, Utrecht University, November 2006 (co-advisors Hans Bruining, TU Delft; Richard Romer, TAUW; and Marcus Zutphen, Shell-Pernis).

Mogollon-Lee, Jose M., Laboratory studies and modeling of biodegradation of residual DNAPL, Utrecht University, December 2005.

Hemdani, Layla, Determination of protection zones for Dutch groundwater wells according to vulnerability to virus contamination, Utrecht University, December 2005 (co-advisor Dr. Jack Schijven, RIVM).

Eeman, Sara, Witnessing Wetness, spatial and temporal variation of soil water content in the Savutalele Catchment, Fiji (research carried out in Fiji), Delft University of Technology, April 2004 (co-advisor).

Assen, Cindy, Macroscopic modeling of spreading and natural attenuation of aromatic compounds in till, Delft University of Technology, 2000  (main advisor: Hans Bruining).

Dijkstra, T., Dynamic Pore-scale Network Modeling, Delft university of Technology, 1997 (main advisors: Alies Bartelds and Hans Bruining)

Kroeze, Karin, Numerical simulation of fluid convection in heterogeneous porous with constant or time-dependent porosity, Utrecht University, 1993.

Bartelds, Alies, Simulation of the effects of long-term climatic change on groundwater flow, Utrecht University, 1993.

Weert, F.H.A. van, Mathematical modeling of the Weisses Moor pumping test to obtain information on the hydraulic properties of the Gorleben hydrogeological system, Utrecht University, 1992.

Giessen, G.M. van der, Brine migration in rock salt, Utrecht University, 1992.

Mollema, P.N., Simulation of brine migration in salt rock, INTRAVAL Test Case WIPP; Utrecht University, 1991.

Holtman, H., Modeling brine migration in salt rock, Utrecht University, 1991.

Berg, M.M.E. van den, Hydrothermal mass transport in a porous medium, a quantitative analysis in a time dependent model, Utrecht University, 1991.

Blessing, G.H.J.M., Simulation of regional groundwater flow underneath a glacier, sensitivity analysis of a simplified model, 1991.

 Membership of PhD committees: 

Laabidi, Ezzeddine, Reactive transport modeling in saturated porous media: Effect of calcite dissolution and precipitation reactions on the flow and transport, Université de Tunis El Manar, October 2016.

Wolterbeek, Timotheus K.T., Impact of chemical and mechanical processes on wellbore integrity in CO2 storage systems, Utrecht University, September 2016.

Chao Yuan, Pore-scale modeling and hydromechanics of partially saturated granular materials, University of Bordeaux, July 2016.

Baars, Roel, Random porous media and magnetic separation of magnetic colloids, Faculty of Sciences, Utrecht University, January 2016.

Pauw, Pieter, Field and model investigation of freshwater lenses in coastal aquifers, Wageningen University, June 2015.

Ziabakhsh-Ganji, Zaman, Physical and geochemical impacts of impure CO2 on storage in depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs and saline aquifers, Free University of Amsterdam, April 2015.

Talebian, Mojtaba, Computational modeling of hydro-electro-mechanical flow during CO2 geosequestration, Delft University of Technology, March 2015.

Nuske, Philip, Coupling free and porous-medium flow: Modeling local thermal and chemical non-equilibrium in multiphase flow in porous media, Stuttgart University, Germany, 6 October 2014.

Rodriguez de Castro, Antonio, Determination of pore size distribution from flow experiments of yield stress fluids through porous media., Arts et Metiers Paris Tech, Bordeaux, France, 17 July 2014.

Baber, Katherina, Coupling free and porous-medium flow: Approaches for transvascular exchange and drop dynamics in PEM fuel cells, Stuttgart University, Germany, 15 July 2014.

Kurzeja, Patrick, Modelling wave propagation in partially saturated porous media, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, December 2013.   

Nikooee, Ehsan, A thermodynamic approach to the determination of the effective stress parameter in unsaturated soils considering net stress effects, Shiraz University, Iran, December 2012.

Fan, Yabin, Dynamic capillarity in porous media; Mathematical analysis, Eindhoven University of Technology, January 2012.   

van Beek, Kees, Cause and prevention of clogging of wells abstracting groundwater from unconsolidated aquifers, de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, December 2010

Shahraeeni, Ebrahim, "Surface and pore-scale thermoevaporative fluxes from porous media", ETH Zurich, December 2010.

Fritz, Jochen, Multiphysics modeling of non-isothermal multiphase compositional flow processes, Stuttgart University, June 2010.

van Paassen, Leon, BioGrout: Ground improvement by microbially induced carbonate precipitation, Delft University of Technology, October 2009.

Gutierrez, Marian, Aspects of transverse dispersion in porous media, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, June 2009.

Visser, Ate, Trends in groundwater quality in relation to groundwater age, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, May 2009.

Heinen, Wim, Elimination of micro-organisms in water treatment, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, January 2009.

Mirzaei, Mahsanam, Dynamic Effects on Two-Phase Flow in Porous Media, Hertford College, Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University, UK, July 2008.

van Noort, Reinier, Structure and properties of fluid-filled grain boundaries under stress in geological materials, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, June 2008.

Talebi, Ali, The relation between geometry, hydrology and stability of complex hillslopes examined using low-dimensional hydrological models, Wageningen University, January 2008.

Plug, Willem-Jan, Measurements of capillary pressure and electric permittivity of gas-water systems in porous media at elevated pressures; Application to geological storage of CO2 in aquifers and wetting behavior in coal, Delft University of Technology, October 2007.

Foppen, Jan-Willem, Geochemical effects on virus transport in soil and groundwater, UNESCO-IHE and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, June 2007.

Guoping Zhang,  Modelling Hydrological Responses at the Catchment Scale: Development and Applications of the Representative Elementary Watershed Approach, Delft University of Technology, May 2007.

Ali, Mohammad A. J.,  The effect of residual oil of formation damage and deep filtration, Delft University of Technology, April 2007.

Malakpoor, Kamyar,  Mixed Finite Element for Swelling of Cartilaginous Tissues, Eindhoven University of Technology, February 2007.

Hilberts, Arno, Low-dimensional modeling of hillslope sub-surface flow processes; Developing and testing the hillslope-storage Boussinesq model, Wageningen University, October 2006.

Alberts, Luc, Initial porosity of random packings, Delft University of Technology, October 2005.

Heister, Katja, Coupled transport in clayey materials with emphasis on induced electrokinetic phenomena, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, June 2005.

Achharya, Ram C., Upscaling of nonlinear reactive transport: from pore to core, Wageningen University, December 2004.

Pieters, Gert-Jan, Stability and Evolution of Gravity-Driven Flow in Porous Media, Applied to Hydrological and Ecological Problems, Eindhoven University of Technology, November 2004.

Vrucht, Jasper, Development of advanced optimization methodologies to diagnose and quantify model structural errors, University of Amsterdam, June 2004.

Berentsen, Cas, Upscaling of flow in porous media from a tracer perspective, Delft University of Technology, 2003

Meijers, S.J.H., Computational Modelling of Chloride Ingress in Concrete, Delft University of Technology, 2003

Ferronato, M., Rock Expansion and Compaction at the Marker Scale in Gas Producing Reservoirs, Delft University of Technology, 2003

Nordhaug, Hans Frederik, Modeling of Multi Phase Flow in Porous Media: Operator Splitting, Front Tracking, Interfacial Area and Network Models, University of Bergen, Norway, 2002

Marsman, Annemieke, The influence of water percolation on flow of light non aqueous phase liquids in soil, Wageningen University of Life Sciences, 2002.

Verlaan, Marco, Dispersion in Heterogeneous Media, Fundamental issues inspired by underground gas storage, Delft University of Technology, 2001.

Keijzer, Henriette, Transport of nonlinearly biodegradable contaminants in aquifers, Numerical, Analytical, Stochastic, Wageningen University of Life Sciences, 2001.

Held, Rudolf Josef, Pore-scale modeling of extended two-phase flow and mass transfer in porous media, Princeton University, 2000.

Schotting, Ruud J., Mathematical Aspects of Salt Transport in Porous Media, Delft University of Technology, 1998.

Anderson, Stephanie Jane, An experimental investigation of high concentration displacements in saturated porous media, The University of Western Australia, 1997.

van Dijke, Rink, Multi-phase modeling of soil contamination and soil remediation, Wageningen University, 1997.

 

 Membership of International Committees: 

  • Member of the selection committee of Don and Betty Kirkham Gold Medal of the Soil Science Society of America (2015-16)
  • Chair of the Darcy Lecture Task Force, Commissioned by National Groundwater Association (NGWA) (2015-2016)
  • Founding Member and Managing Director of International Society for Porous Media (InterPore) (since 2008).
  • External Examiner, Applied Geology Program, Department of Geology, University of Malaya, Malaysia (2009-2012, 2014-2019)
  • Member of Fellows Committee of the Hydrology Section of American Geophysical Union (2005-2007, 2013-2014)
  • Member of the Darcy Lecture Task Force, Commissioned by National Groundwater Association (NGWA) (2013-2015)
  • Member of International Board of Advisors, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineering (since 2004) Description: http://www.geo.uu.nl/hydrogeology/majid/%20
  • Member of Steering Committee of the Best in Science Research Project: Assessing the Risk of Organic Contaminants at Off-Site Receptors. University of Western Ontario and Ministry of the Environment of Canada (2010-2012)
  • Member of Publication Committee of the Hydrology Section of American Geophysical Union (1999-2001)

 Membership of National Committees: 

  • Lorentz Center Computational Science Advisory Board, member, 2014-2015.
  • Evaluation Committee of ALW Open Research Program, Earth and Life Sciences Area, Commissioned by Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), member, 2014.
  • Preparation Committee for ALW Top Sector Water Program with the theme License to Operate, Earth and Life Sciences Area, Commissioned by Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), member, 2014.
  • Program Committee of the STW research program BioGeoCivil, member, 2010.
  • VENI Innovational Research Incentives Evaluation Committee, Science Domain, Commissioned by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Chairman, 2009, 2010.
  • Board of Trustees of the Stichting Leerstoel Sultan Qaboos (Sultan Qaboos Chair Fund); The Netherlands, member, 2007-2012.
  • Search Committee for Chair of Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management; Wageningen Univeristy, The Netherlands, member, 2006.
  • Advisory Committee for the Protection of Groundwater Protection Zones, The Netherlands, member, 2006-2008.
  • Steering Committee of the Boussinesq Centre for Hydrological Research, The Netherlands, member, since 2005.
  • Earth and Climate Council (RAK) of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), member, 2005-2007.
  • VICI Innovational Research Incentives Evaluation Committee, Earth and Life Sciences Area, Commissioned by Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), member, 2004-2007.
  • Working Group for Foresight Study of Hydrological Sciences in the Netherlands; Commissioned by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Chairman, 2003-2004.

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 Membership of University Committees: 

  • at Utrecht University; Chair of Examination Committee, Department of Earth Sciences (2013-2016)
  • at Utrecht University; Coordinator of Prestige Master Program in System Earth Modeling, Department of Earth Sciences (2005-2009)
  • at Utrecht University; Chairman of the Curriculum Committee of the Department of Earth Sciences, (2004-2005)
  • at Utrecht University; Member of the Program Committee of the Utrecht Centre of Geosciences, UCG (2004-2008)
  • at Technical University of Delft; Member of the Management Team of the Centre for Technical Geosciences (1999-2000)
  • at Technical University of Delft; Member of the Curriculum Committee of the Section of Hydrology (2000-2002)
  • at Technical University of Delft; Member of Employees Council of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (elected position; 1999-2002 and 2002-2003)
  • at Technical and Engineering University of Tehran, Iran: Committee on the Planning of Master of Science Program (1984); Water Engineering Group Committee (1984)
  • at Abadan Institute of Technology, Abadan, Iran: Educational Affairs Committee (1980); Social Affairs Committee (1980);  Library Committee (1980-82)  

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 Membership of Professional Societies: 

  • National Groundwater Association (NGWA) (since 2011)
  • International Society for Porous Media (InterPore) (since 2008).
  • Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands, KNGMG (2003-2012)
  • Soil Science Society of America (since 2002)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (since 1999)
  • World Federation of Scientists (1999-2002); Member of Water Permanent Monitoring Panel
  • European Geosciences Union (EGU) (since 1998)
  • International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) (since 1995)
  • The Netherlands Hydrological Society (since 1990)
  • American Geophysical Union (since 1986)

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 Editorship of Journals/Book Series: 

  • Book Series: Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media, Series Editor (since 2014)
  • Transport in Porous Media, member of Editorial Board (since 1989)
  • Journal of Porous Media, member of Editorial Board (since December 2009)
  • Journal of Fluids, member of Editorial Board (since March 2013)
  • Kuwait Journal of Science, member of international Advisory Board (since January 2013)
  • Special Topics & Reviews in Porous Media; An International Journal, Editorial Board (since 2010)
  • Advances in Water Resources, Editor (1991-2001); member of Editorial Board (1988-1991, 2002-2010)
  • Water Resources Research, Associate Editor (October 2004-December 2009)
  • Vadose Zone Journal, Associate Editor (January 2002-2008)
  • The Open Hydrology Journal, member of Editorial Board (2007-2015)
  • The Open Civil Engineering Journal, member of Editorial Board (2007-2011)

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 Guest Editor for Special Issues: 

  • Hassanizadeh, S.M. and J. Carrera, Special issue of Advances in Water Resources on "Validation of geo-hydrological models, Part 1," vol. 15, issue no. 1, pp. 1-87, 1992.
  • Hassanizadeh, S.M. and J. Carrera, Special issue of Advances in Water Resources on "Validation of geo-hydrological models, Part 2," vol. 15, issue no. 3, pp. 153-217, 1992.
  • Miller, C.T., M.B. Parlange, and S.M. Hassanizadeh, Special issue of Advances in Water Resources on "25 Anniversary of Advances in Water Resources", vol. 25, issues no. 8-12, pp. 859-1396, 2002.
  • Diganta Das and S. Majid Hassanizadeh, Special issue of Transport in Porous Media, entitled: " Upscaling multiphase flow in porous media: from pore to core and beyond", vol. 58, nos. 1-2, 2005.
  • Vahid Joekar-Niasar, Rink van Dijke, and S.M. Hassanizadeh, Special issue of Transport in Porous Media on "Pore Scale Modeling Approaches", vol 94, issue no. 2, 461-615, September 2012.
  • van Duijn, C.J., M.A. Peletier, I.S. Pop, S.M. Hassanizadeh, A. Mikelic, and B. Schweizer, Special issue of IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics on "Multi-scale problems in sustainable resource management," vol. 77, August 2012.
  • Lu, N., S.M. Hassanizadeh, E. Nikooee, and N. Khalili, Special issue of Vadose Zone Journal on "Principle of effective stress in variably saturated porous media", in preparation.

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 Technical Reviewer for Journals: 

Advances in Water Resources; AIChE Journal ; Environmental Science and Technology, European Journal of Mechanics; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta; Geologie en Mijnbouw; Geoderma; Geophysical Research Letters; Geotechnical Testing Journal, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research; International Journal of Numerical & Analytical Methods in Geomechanics; Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology; Journal of Colloids and Interface Science; Journal of Contaminant Hydrology; Journal of Computational Geosciences; Journal of Crystal Growth; Journal of Hydrology; Journal of Porous Media; Langmuir; The Royal Society Proceedings, Series A;  Soil Science Society of America Journal; Transport in Porous Media; Vadose Zone JournalWater Resources Research

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 Technical Reviewer for Organizations: 

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO); NATO Scientific and Environmental Affairs Division; Gordon Research Conferences; U.S. National Science Foundation; American Chemical Society; German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development, The New Eurasia Foundation of the Russian Federation.

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 Organized Conferences or Workshops: 

  • Session on "Complexities of Flow and Transport in Porous Media across Diverse Disciplines" during the Fall Meeting of American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, 14-18 December 2015, (Co-convener).
  • Session on "Complexities of Flow and Transport in Porous Media across Diverse Disciplines" during the Fall Meeting of American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, 15-19 December 2014, (Co-convener).
  • Session on "From Geoscience to Industrial Applications: Frontiers of Flow and Transport in Porous Media" held during the Fall Meeting of American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, 9-3 December 2013, (Co-convener).
  • Session on "Effective stress principle in multi-phase systems" held during the Fifth InterPore Conference and Annual Meeting, Prague, May 21-24, 2013 (Co-convener).
  • EUROMECH Colloquium 539 on "Mechanics of Unsaturated Porous Media: Effective stress principle; from micromechanics to thermodynamics", Department of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University,27-30 August 2012 (Co-chair).
  • Session on "Pore-scale visualization of processes in Porous Media" held during the Fourth InterPore Conference and Annual Meeting, Purdue, May 14-16, 2012 (Co-convener).
  • Session on "Complexities of Flow and Transport in Porous Media" held during the Fall Meeting of American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, 5-9 December 2011, (Co-convener).
  • Symposium on "Porous Media Research in The Netherlands; Theory, Experiments, Models, and Applications", Department of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, 6 September 2011 (chairman).
  • KNAW Academy Colloquium on "Multi-scale problems in sustainable resource management", financed by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Amsterdam, 6-9 September, 2010 (co-organizer).
  • Sessions on "Multiphase Flow in Porous Media" and "Upscaling in Porous Media" held during the Third InterPore Conference and Annual Meeting, Bordeaux, France, March 29-31, 2011 (Co-convener).
  • Session on "Flow and Transport in Complex Porous Media" held during the Fall Meeting of American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, 13-17 December 2010, (Co-convener).
  • KNAW Academy Colloquium on "Multi-scale problems in sustainable resource management", financed by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Amsterdam, 6-9 September, 2010 (co-organizer).
  • Session on "Pore-scale modelling and visualization" held during the Second InterPore Conference and Annual Meeting, College Station, Texas, March 14 - 17, 2010 (convener).
  • Session on "Flow and Transport in Complex Porous Media" held during the Fall Meeting of American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, 14-18 December 2009, (Co-convener).
  • Session on "Pore-scale modelling of two-phase flow" held during the First International Conference on "Challenges of Porous Media", Kaiserslautern, Germany, March 11 - 14, 2009 (convener).
  • Session on "Flow and Transport in Complex Porous Media" held during the Fall Meeting of American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, 15-19 December 2008, (Co-convener).
  • Session on "Multiphase Flow and Transport Modeling on Different Scales" held during The XVII International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR 2008) , San Francisco, 6-10 July 2008, (Co-convener).
  • EUROMECH Colloquium on "Nonlinear Mechanics of Multiphase Flow in Porous Media: Phase Transitions, Instability, Non equilibrium, Modeling," Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, Nancy, France, 9-12 June 2008 (Co-chair).
  • Session on "Pore-Scale Modelling and Imaging of Multiphase Flow, Solute Transport and Bio/geo/chemical Processes in Porous Media" held during the Fall Meeting of American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, 10-14 December 2007, (Co-convener).
  • Workshop on Flow and Transport in Industrial Porous Media, Utrecht, 12-16 November 2007 (chair).
  • Session on "Multi-Physics Modeling for Multi-Phase Flow in Porous Media at Multiple Scales" held during the Spring Meeting of American Geophysical Union, Acapulco, Mexico, 22-25 May 2007, (Co-convener).
  • Users Workshop on HYDRUS, Modelling of Water Flow and Contaminant Transport in the Vadose Zone and Groundwater
    Utrecht University, 19 October 2005 (chair).
  • Workshop: Coupled Modelling in Porous Media; Utrecht University & TNO-NiTG, Utrecht, 19 - 20 September 2005 (chair).
  • Workshop: Upscaling Flow and Transport Processes in Porous Media; Utrecht University,.The Netherlands, 11-13 July 2005 (chair).
  • Gordon Research Conference on Flow and Transport in Permeable Media; The Queens College, Oxford, UK, July 11 - 16, 2004 (chair).
  • Symposium "From pore to core to field: soil physical processes and observations" held during the General Assembly of European Geosciences Union, Nice, France, 25 - 30 April 2004 (Convener)
  • European Science Foundation (ESF) Exploratory Workshop: 'Recent Advances in Multiphase Flow and Transport in Porous Media' Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands - June 23-25, 2003 (chair)
  • Workshop on STOMP: Multiphase Flow and Transport Simulator; Delft University of Technology, 19 February 2003 (chair)
  • Gordon Research Conference on Flow and Transport in Permeable Media; Andover, New Hampshire, US, 4-9 August 2002 (elected vice chair).
  • XIV International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR XIV); Delft, 23-28 June 2002 (chair).
  • International Workshop on Subsurface Flow and Transport Processes; Delft, 25-27 October 2000 (chair).
  • International Workshop on Nonlinear flow and transport processes in porous media, Delft, 5-6 November 1998 (chair).
  • International Workshop on NAPL in the Subsurface: Contamination & Remediation; Amsterdam, 23-25 October 1996 (vice chair).
  • International Workshop on Interfacial Effects and Multiphase Flow; Delft, 2-3 November 1995 (vice chair).
  • International Symposium de Josseling de Jong 80 Jaar; Delft, 12-14 April 1995 (vice chair).  

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 International Short Courses: 

  • Short Course on "Pore-scale modelling of flow and transport in porous media", Research Center for Oil and Gas Flow in Reservoirs, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, China, 01-08 November 2015 (lecturer).
  • Summer school on the "Flow and Transport in Porous and Fractured Media, Development, Protection, Management and Sequestration of Subsurface Fluids" Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques de Cargese, Corsica, France, July 206th to August 1st 2015 (lecturer)
  • Summer School on "Reactive transport in partially-saturated porous media," Utrecht, 13-15 July 2015, (co-organizer and lecturer).
  • Short Course on "Pore-scale modelling of flow and transport in porous media", King Abdollah University of Science and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 04-10 November 2014 (co-organizer and lecturer).
  • Short Course on "Principles of contaminant hydrogeology", Iranian Association of Hydraulics, Tehran, Iran, 05-06 November 2013 (lecturer).
  • Short Course on "Theories of flow and transport in porous media; Upscaling from the molecular scale to the REV scale", King Abdollah University of Science and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 08-16 September 2013 (co-organizer and lecturer).
  • Winter School on "Research Tools for Evaluating Availability and Safety of Surface Water and Groundwater," Bangalore, India, 5-10 February 2012, (co-organizer and lecturer).
  • Summer School on "Upscaling and modeling of reactive transport in partially-saturated porous media," Utrecht, 02-09 July 2010, (co-organizer and lecturer).
  • Summer School on "Role of Interfacial Area in Two-Phase Flow and Transport in Porous Media: Theory, Experiment, Modelling," Utrecht, 19-24 July 2009, (co-organizer and lecturer).
  • Advanced Numerical Modeling of Flow and Transport in Soils and Aquifers (ANMFT), University of Sienna, Italy, 07-18 April 2008 (lecturer)
  • NUPUS Course on "Fundamental flow and transport theories," Stuttgart University, 11 - 13 June 2007 (lecturer)
  • Summer School on Upscaling and modelling of coupled transport processes in the subsurface, Utrecht University, 14 - 25 August 2006 (co-organizer and lecturer).
  • Short Course on In-Situ Remediation and Treatment Technologies, Utrecht University, 18-20 April 2006 (co-organizer and lecturer).
  • Short Course on HYDRUS; Modelling of Water Flow and Contaminant Transport in the Vadose Zone and Groundwater, Utrecht University,17 and 18 October, 2005 (co-organizer).
  • Summer school on the "Development, protection, management and sequestration of subsurface fluids  (flow and transport in porous and fractured media)" Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques de Cargese, Corsica, France, July 26th to August 5th 2005 (lecturer)
  • Short Course on Model Sensitivity Analysis, Data Assessment, Calibration, and Uncertainty Evaluation, Utrecht University, 1-3 June 2005 (co-organizer)
  • HYDRUS Short course, Advanced modeling of water flow and solute transport in the vadose zone;
    Delft University of Technology - 16 and 17 June 2003 (Organizer)
  • STOMP Short course, Multiphase Flow and Transport Simulator;
    Delft University of Technology, 19 and 20 June 2003 (Organizer)
  • International course on "Modelling coupled phenomena in saturated porous materials", Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials and Structures, Bydgoszcz, Poland, 2-66 June 2003 (Lecturer)
  • Short Course on Contamination of Soil and Groundwater by Nonaqueous Phase Liquids (NAPLS): Problems and Solutions; TU Delft, 1-3 July 2002, (co-organized with Alex S. Mayer)
  • Tutorial Lectures on Subsurface Flow and Transport Processes;
    Delft, 23-25 October 2000 (co-organizer and lecturer).
  • Tutorial Lectures on Nonlinear flow and transport processes in porous media,
    Delft, 2-4 November 1998 (co-organizer and lecturer)
     

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 Membership of Organizing Committee or Scientific Advisory Committee of Conferences: 

  • 7th International Conference on Advanced Computational Methods in Engineering (ACOMEN 2017), Ghent University, September 18–22, 2017 (member of Scientific Committee).
  • International Conference on Geosciences, Orlando, USA, October 06-07, 2016 (member of Scientific Organizing Committee).
  • 5th International Conference on Ultrafine grained and Nanostructured Materials (UFGNSM15), Tehran, Iran, November 11-12, 2015 (member of International Executive Committee).
  • Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Conference, June 17-19, 2015, Stanford University; www.emi2015.info (member of International Scientific Committee).
  • International EAGE-TNO workshop on Basin hydrodynamic systems and their contained resources, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 6-8 May 2015 (member of Scientific Organizing Committee).
  • International Conference "Mathematics and Engineering in Marine and Earth Problems" (MEME'2014), July 21-24, 2014, Aveiro, Portugal c
  • Fourth International Conference on Porous Media and its Applications in Science, Engineering and Industry, Kona, Hawaii, June 22-27, 2014 (member of International Organizing Committee).      
  • Sixth International Conference on Advanced Computational Methods in Engineering: ACOMEN2014, Ghent, Belgium, June 23-28, 2014 (member of Scientific Committee).
  • Sixth International Conference and Annual Meeting of InterPore, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 27-30, 2013 (member of Program Committee).
  • Second International Conference on Non-Linearities and Upscaling in Porous Media, Bergen, Norway, September 30 - October 2, 2013 (member of International Scientific Committee).
  • International Conference on Advances and Challenges in Porous Media research (ACPM), Sousse, Tunisia, 26-28 April 2013 (member of International Scientific Committee). Postponed.
  • Fourth International Conference and Annual Meeting of InterPore, Purdue, West Lafayette, May 14-16, 2012 (member of International Scientific Committee).
  • Fourth International Conference on Porous Media and its Applications in Science, Engineering and Industry, Potsdam, Germany, June 17-22, 2012 (member of International Organizing Committee).      
  • International Conference on Flows and Mechanics in Natural Porous Media; from the Pore to the Field Scale, 16-18 November 2011, Rueil-Malmaison, France, (member of Scientific Committee).
  • Workshop on "Fluid Dynamics in Porous Media", 18-22 September 2011, Coimbra, Portugal (member of Scientific Committee).
  • Eight International Conference on Calibration and Reliability in Groundwater Modelling (ModelCARE2011), 18-22 September 2011, Leipzig, Germany (member of Scientific Advisory Committee).
  • Third International Conference and Annual Meeting of InterPore, Bordeaux, France, March 29-31, 2011 (member of Scientific Committee).
  • SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Geosciences Conference GS11, Long Beach, CA, March 20-24, 2011 (member of Organizing Committee).
  • IAHR International Groundwater Symposium, Valencia, Spain, September 22-24, 2010 (member of Scientific Committee).
  • Third International Conference on Porous Media and its Applications in Science, Engineering and Industry, Tuscany, Italy, June 20-24, 2010 (member of International Organizing Committee).    
  • Second International Conference and Annual Meeting of InterPore, College Station, Texas, March 14-17, 2010 (member of Organizing Committee).
  • International Conference on "Frontiers in Shallow Subsurface Technology (FSST 2010)", Delft, The Netherlands, 20-22 January 2010 (member of Scientific Committee).
  • International Conference on "Non-linearities and Upscaling in Porous Media", Stuttgart, Germany, 5-7 October 2009 (member of Organizing Committee).
  • "The Four Elements; A System Earth Modelling Symposium", Utrecht University, The Netherlands, April 28, 2009  (member of Organizing Committee).
  • First International Conference on "Challenges of Porous Media", Kaiserslautern, Germany, March 11 - 14, 2009 (member of Organizing Committee).
  • HydroPredict; International Conference on Predictions for Hydrology, Ecology and Water Resources Management: Using Data and Models to Benefit Society, Prague, 15-18 September 2008 (member of Scientific Advisory Committee).
  • IAHR International Groundwater Symposium on Flow and Transport in Heterogeneous Subsurface Formations: Theory, Modelling & Applications, Istanbul, Turkey, June 18-20, 2008 (member of Scientific Organizing Committee).
  • Second International Conference on Porous Media and its Applications in Science, Engineering and Industry, Kauai, Hawaii, June 18-22, 2007 (member of International Organizing Committee).         
  • Second International Conference on Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils, Weimar, Germany, 7-9 March 2007 (member of Technical Committee).
  • Gordon Research Conference on Flow and Transport in Permeable Media; New Hampshire, US, 30 July -04 August 2006 (member of Organizing Committee).
  • Fifth International Conference on Calibration and Reliability in Groundwater Modelling (ModelCARE'2005), 6-9 June 2005, The Hague (Scheveningen), The Netherlands (member of Scientific Advisory Committee).
  • International Conference on Soil and Groundwater Contamination and Cleanup in Arid Countries, 20-23 January, 2003, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman (member of Scientific Advisory Committee).
  • International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering, Calcutta, India, 3-5 January 2002 (member of the International Advisory Committee).
  • International Conference on Computational Methods for Porous Media, Fes, Morocco, 13 - 15 May 2001 (member of Technical Advisory Panel).
  • 8th Europia International Conference on the Application of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Image Processing in Architecture, Building Engineering, Civil Engineering, Urban Design, Urban Planning and Policy Analysis (EuropIA'8), Delft, The Netherlands, 25-27 April 2001 (member of Advisory Committee).
  • International workshop on Catchment-scale Hydrological Modeling and Data Assimilation; Wageningen, The Netherlands, 3-5 September 2001 (member of Organizing Committee).
  • Third International Conference on Future Groundwater Resources at Risk; Lisbon, Portugal, 18-20 June 2001 (member of Scientific Committee).
  • Gordon Research Conference on Flow and Transport in Permeable Media; New Hampshire, US, 6-11 August 2000 (member of Organizing Committee).
  • Second International Symposium on Computer Methods for Engineering in Porous Media; Besancon, France, 10-13 July 2000 (member of Scientific Advisory Committee).
  • TRAM'2000; International Conference on tracers and modeling in contaminant hydrogeology; Liege, Belgium, 23-26 May 2000 (member of Scientific Advisory Committee).
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Conference: New Frontiers and Challenges, Bangkok, Thailand, 2-6 November 1999 (member of Technical Advisory Committee).
  • International symposium on Computer methods for engineering in porous media. Giens, France, 28 September-02 October 1998 (member of Organizing Committee).
  • International Conference on Groundwater Quality: Remediation and Protection; Toebingen, Germany, 21-25 September 1998 (member of Scientific Advisory Committee).
  • Gordon Research Conference on Flow and Transport in Permeable Media; New Hampshire, US, 2-7 August 1998 (member of Organizing Committee).
  • International Conference on Future Groundwater Resources at Risk; Changchun, China, 12-16 July 1998 (member of Scientific Advisory Committee).
  • Conference on Groundwater Quality: Remediation and Protection; Prague, Czech Republic, 15-18 May 1995 (member of Scientific Advisory Committee).
  • Workshop on Nonlinear Flow Problems in Porous Media; Delft, 28-30 September 1993 (member of Organizing Committee).
  • Conference on Groundwater Quality and Management; Tallinn, Estonia, 6-9 September 1993 (member of Scientific Advisory Committee).

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 Meeting the Media: 

  • Coverage of news about Royal Medal of Honor:
    - Biltsche Courant: "Hoge onderscheiding voor Biltse wetenschapper", 15 July 2015, pages 1 and 19.
    - Majid Hassanizadeh receives Royal Honour; http://www.uu.nl/en/news/majid-hassanizadeh-receives-royal-honour
    - RTV Utrecht (Utrecht radio and TV site): http://www.rtvutrecht.nl/nieuws/1352592/hoge-onderscheiding-voor-biltse-wetenschapper.html.
    - http://www.allesoverutrecht.nl/nieuwsregioutrecht/2015/juli/Hoge_onderscheiding_voor_Biltse_wetenschapper_(2015-07-13).php
    - http://www.laatste-nieuws-online.eu/artikel/hoge-onderscheiding-voor-biltse-wetenschapper/890846
    - http://www.vierklank.nl/lees/16015/koninklijke-onderscheiding
    - Radio Zamaneh (Persian radio): http://www.radiozamaneh.com/228572
    - InterPore Newsletter
  • Interview with the Utrecht University Research Site: http://www.uu.nl/en/research/majid-hassanizadeh-erc-advanced-grant, April 2015.
  • Lecture on Capillarity in porous media; on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbX203rQSoI.
  • Lecture on Virus transport in porous media; on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okSx8Y8AHv8.
  • DUB, Utrecht University Online Newspaper, title:  "Hoogleraar maakte prestigieuze reis rond de wereld in 80 lezingen" (The professor travels around the world in 80 lectures)", Monday 10 December 2012. See  www.is.gd/j372FR.
  • DUB, Utrecht University Online Newspaper, title:  "Qanat: A tunnel to the groundwater", Monday 17 May 2010. See www.is.gd/otpTCs.
  • Tri-City Herald, "Hydrogeology professor to talk Thursday at Washington State University", April 25, 2012, Page B6.
  • Newsletter of Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, "Darcy Lecture: Transport of Viruses in Partially Saturated Soil and Groundwater", April 2012.
  • Groundwater Replenishment Trial, Quarterly e-Newsletter of Western Australia Water Corporation, "Red carpet rolled out for groundwater expert", March 2102, page 3.
  • Stuttgarter Unikurier, von Humboldt Foundation Alumni in Stuttgart; From Flow to Health (in German), May 2011, No. 107, page 67.
  • Alumni News, Stuttgart University alumni magazine, Interview at the occasion of awarding honorary degree of Doctor-Ingenieur; Acad. Year 2008/2009, page 15.
  • UBLAD, Utrecht University Newspaper, Main interview page, title:  "Majid Hassanizadeh", 20 March 2008, no. 23, pp 18-19.
  • UBLAD, Utrecht University Newspaper, Interview and reporting, title:  "Iraanse studenten blijven welkom in Utrecht" (Iranian students will remain welcome in Utrecht), 28 January 2008, no. 22, pp 7.
  • BBC Radio, Persian Service, "Jame Jahan Nama" Program, Recorded telephone interview about Dutch government decision to put restrictions on admission of Iranian students to Dutch universities; Broadcasted on January 18, 2008 at 16:45 GMT.
  • KNGMG Nieuwsbrief, Royal Netherlands Geological Mining Society Newsletter, Interview and reporting, title: "Het Boussinesq Centrum voor Hydrologie" (The Boussinesq Centre for Hydrology), May 2005, no. 3, pp. 1-3.
  • UBLAD, Utrecht University Newspaper, Interview and reporting, title:  "Kennis van ondergrondse processen voor betere sanering" (Knowledge of subsurface processes for better remediation), 7 April 2005, no. 22, pp. 19.
  • UBLAD, Utrecht University Newspaper, Interview and reporting, title:  "Het witte bolwerk kraken met gekleurde beurzen" (Breaking the white bastion with coloured scholarships), 20 January 2005, no. 13.
  • Monograph on NWO Priority Program Nonlinear System, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Interview and reporting, title: "Interactie en wetenschappelijke carriers"  (interactions and scientific careers), February 2005, pp. 34-35.
  • Questa, Faculty of Geosciences Magazine, Interview, title: "Als vissen in het Utrechtse (grond)water" (Like fish in Utrecht (ground)water), 2004/2005, no. 3, pp. 4-6.
  • Delta, Weekly Newspaper of Delft University of Technology, Interview, title: "Ik wilde helemaal niet weg uit Delft" (I did not want to leave Delft), 01 April 2004, no. 12, pp. 8-9.
  • Delta, Weekly Newspaper of Delft University of Technology, News item and interview: "Hoogleraar vertrekt met onderzoeksgroep naar Utrecht" (Professor leaves together with his research group to Utrecht), 15 January 2004, no. 2, pp. 3.
  • Civiel Moment, Alumni Magazine of Civil Engineering, Delft university of Technology, Interview and Reporting, title: "Dilema van een idelalist" (Dilemma of an idealist), December 2002, no. 3, pp. 12-13.
  • Delta, Weekly Newspaper of Delft University of Technology, interview and reporting, title: "The times they are a-changing,"
    21 November 2001, no. 35, pp. 4.
  • Delta, Weekly Newspaper of Delft University of Technology, interview, title: "The TU should have an International House," 23 May 2002, no. 16, pp. 4.
  • SKB Nieuws, Newsletter of the "Netherlands Centre for Soil Quality, Management and Knowledge Transfer", Interview, title: "Nederland loopt vooraan, nog niet voorop" (Netherlands is upfront, but not yet leading), October 2001, no. 9, pp. 4-6.
  • NCRV Radio Program "Punch", Live interview, 15 January 2000, 11.00 - 11.30.
  • Delta, Weekly Newspaper of Delft University of Technology, Interview, title: "Allochtonen hebben ook last van een glazen plafond" (Non-natives also confronted with a glass ceiling), 9 November 2000, no. 34, pp. 2.
  • CiTG Nieuws, Newsletter of Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geoscience, TU Delft, Interview and reporting, title: "Aandacht richten op kwaliteits- en personeelsbeleid" (Paying attention to quality and personnel issues), November 1999, no. 8, pp. 1-2.

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 Invited Lectures in International Meetings 

  • “Advances in experimental and computational studies of flow in unsaturated porous media”, Third European Conference on Unsaturated Soils (E-UNSAT 2016), Ecole des Ponts, Paris, 12-14 September 2016. (Keynote speaker).
  • "The role of interfaces in mass, momentum, and energy transfer at pore scale", Gordon Research Seminar on Flow & Transport in Permeable Media, July 30-31, 2016. Girona, Spain (Keynote speaker). 
  • "Pore-scale studies of interphase mass and heat transfer during two-phase flow in porous media", session on Hydrocarbon Multiphase, Multiscale Flow, and Transport Characterization in Porous Media: Theoretical, Numerical, and Experimental Advances'' within the AGU Fall Meeting, December 14-18, 2015, SanFrancsco (Invited speaker).
  • "Pore-scale studies of two-phase flow in porous media", The 7th International Conference on Fluid Mechanics (http://www.icfm7.org/), 24-27 May 2015, Qingdao, China (Invited speaker).
  • "Arsenic in groundwater; a global health threat", International conference on 'Global Environmental Issues', 14-15 March 2015, Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, India (Invited speaker).
  • "Applications of two-phase flow to industrial porous media; micro-scale experiments and modelling", International workshop on "Interfaces and their role in displacement and transport in unsaturated porous media", March 10-12, 2015, Potsdam, Germany (Keynote speaker).
  • "Advances in modelling two-phase flow in porous media: theory, experiments, and simulations", session on ''Multiphysics coupling'' within the 25th ALERT Workshop (http://alertgeomaterials.eu/aussois/), September 29 to October 1, 2014, Aussois, France (Invited speaker).
  • "Super swelling porous media; experiments and modelling", Workshop on Reactive Flows in Deformable, Complex Media, Oberwolfach, Germany, September 21-27, 2014 (Invited speaker).
  • "Advances in modelling mechanics of flow and stress in unsaturated soil", Joint XI World Conference on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XI),  European Congress on Computational Mechanics (ECCM V) and VI European Conference of Fluid Dynamics (see http://www.wccm-eccm-ecfd2014.org), Barcelona, Spain, July 20-25, 2014 (Invited speaker).
  • "Non-equilibrium flow and transport processes in permeable media", International Conference "Mathematics and Engineering in Marine and Earth Problems" (MEME'2014), July 21-24, 2014, Aveiro, Portugal (Keynote speaker).
  • "Pore-scale study of two-phase flow and colloid transport in porous media", International workshop at the Opening Ceremony of Hess Digital Rock Physics Laboratory, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 19-20 September, 2013 (Invited speaker).
  • "Pore-scale study of two-phase flow and colloid transport in porous media", International Porous and Powder Materials Symposium and Exhibition (PPM 2013; http://www.ppm2013.org/), Izmir, Turkey, September 3-6, 2013 (Invited speaker).
  • "Pore-scale modeling and micro-model experiments for the study of two-phase flow in porous media", International Conference on Application of Porous Media, August 26-28, 2013, Cluj, Romania (Keynote speaker).
  • "A horizontal reactive permeable barrier to capture fumes rising up to the soil surface from groundwater plumes", International Conference on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics (from theoretical and experimental research to practical applications, July 1-3 2013, Torino, Italy (Keynote speaker).
  • "Non-equilibrium capillarity effect at different scales", Minisymposium on problems related to porous media undergoing changes at the pore scale, during the SIAM Conference on Geosciences, Padova, Italy, June 17-20, 2013 (Invited speaker).
  • "Integrated pore-scale modeling and micro-model experiments for the study of two-phase flow and colloid transport", International Conference on Advances and Challenges in Porous Media research (ACPM), 26-28 April 2013, Sousse, Tunisia (Keynote speaker). Postponed.
  • "Recent advances in theories of two-phase flow in porous media", Second Gordon Research Seminar on Flow & Transport in Permeable Media, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, June 23-24, 2012 (Keynote speaker). 
  • "Capillarity in Porous Media, on Micro- and Macroscale, Revisited", XIX International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR 2012), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, June 17-21, 2012 (plenary speaker).
  • "Models of multiphase flow in porous media, including fluid-fluid interfaces", International Conference FBP2012 (Free Boundary Problems: Theory and Applications), June 11-15 2012, Chiemsee, Germany, (Invited speaker).
  • "Continuum description of two-phase flow in porous media; rational thermodynamics approach", International Conference on Flows and Mechanics in Natural Porous Media; from the Pore to the Field Scale, 16-18 November 2011, IFP Energies Nouvelles, Rueil-Malmaison, France, (keynote speaker).
  • "Computational methods for flow and transport problems in porous media", Conference on Advanced Computational Methods in Engineering: ACOMEN2011, Liege, Belgium, 14-17 November 2011 (plenary speaker).
  • "Modelling flow and transport around salt domes", International Conference on "Modelling Storage in Deep Layers", in honour of Magne Espedal, Dick Ewing, and Eckhard Fein, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, October 11-13, 2011 (plenary speaker).
  • "Multiscale approach: lab & simulation", Workshop on Chemical EOR, IFP Energies Nouvelles, Rueil-Malmaison, France, 19 September 2011(invited speaker).
  • "Computational investigation of two-phase flow in porous media; pore-network modeling as well as continuum-scale modeling", Workshop on "Fluid Dynamics in Porous Media", Coimbra, Portugal, 18-22 September 2011 (plenary speaker).
  • "Similarity solutions for moisture redistribution, including the role of fluid-fluid interfacial area", Mathematics of Porous Media, An International Conference in honour of the 60th birthday of Professor C. J. (Hans) van Duijn, Split, Croatia, June 13-15, 2011 (keynote speaker).  
  • "Applications of the theory of mixtures in soil physics; including fundamental contributions of P.A.C. Raats," Porous Media Physics and Mathematics; Symposium in honor of Pieter Raats, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 31 May 2011 (invited speaker).
  • "Role of fluid-Fluid interfacial areas in multiphase flow modeling," Symposium on Analytical and numerical methods for multi-scale systems, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing, Heidelberg University, Germany, 14-17 February 2011 (invited speaker).  "Darcy’s law for two-phase flow in porous media", Workshop on " "Interfaces and interfacial displacement processes in unsaturated porous media," Lauterbad (Freudenstadt), Germany, 2-4 February 2011 (keynote speaker).
  • "Theories of capillarity", Mini-Symposium on "Experiments, Theory and Numerical Modelling of Waves in Heterogeneous Porous Media", at the IV European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM), Paris, France, May 16-21, 2010 (invited speaker).
  •  "Upscaling flow and transport in porous media using pore-network models", Workshop on "Modeling fluid-saturated soils: from the grain to the geophysical scale", Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, 11 February 2010 (invited speaker).
  • "Truly extended Darcy’s law for two-phase flow in porous media", Workshop on "Novel multi-scale methods for multi-phase porous media flow", International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS), Edinburgh, 18-19 January 2010 (invited speaker).
  •  "Non-equilibrium capillarity effect; there is no dynamic capillary pressure" NUPUS Workshop on "Dynamic effects in the capillary pressure" Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, 17 July 2009 (invited speaker).
  • "Non-equilibrium Capillarity Effects; Experiments and pore-network modelling" Minisymposium on non-standard porous media models, during the SIAM Conference on Geosciences, Leipzig, Germany, June 15-18, 2009 (invited speaker).
  •  "Biodegradation of PCE: from batch to large-scale tank experiments" at the IAHR International Groundwater Symposium on Flow and Transport in Heterogeneous Subsurface Formations: Theory, Modelling & Applications, June 18-20, 2008, Istanbul, Turkey (keynote speaker)
  • "Upscaling reactive transport" at the workshop on Multiscale problems in science and technology - challenges to mathematical analysis and perspectives, Dubrovnik, 1- 6 October 2007 (invited speaker).
  • "Non-equilibrium effects in industrial porous media" at the Workshop on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Multiscale Nonlinear Systems, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 25-29 June 2007 (Lead speaker).
  • "Modelling rock diagenesis" at the workshop on Fluid-assisted rock deformation and tectonics, Symposium in honour of Florian K. Lehner, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, 12-13 April, 2007 (invited speaker).
  •  "Non-equilibrium effects in flow and transport in permeable media" NDNS Workshop on Mathematics of Earth Sciences, Groningen, 2 8 November - 1 December 2006 (invited speaker).
  • "Multiphase flow in industrial systems" at the Workshop on "Modelling and Simulation of PEM Fuel Cells", Berlin, September 18-20, 2006.
  • "Flow and transport in industrial porous media" at the "Boussinesq Lecture 2006", Amsterdam, September 1, 2006.
  • "New Model of Two-phase Flow in Porous Media Including Dynamic Capillary Pressure Effects," at the CASA Porous Media day in the honour of Prof. Mary F. Wheeler, Centre for Analysis, Scientific Computing and Applications (CASA) of Eindhoven University of Technology, April 27, 2006.
  • "Upscaling flow and transport theories from core to field scale," at the International Workshop on Multi-Scale Modelling of Flow and Transport in Porous Media, Centro Stefano Franscini, Monte Verito, Switzerland, April 7-12, 2006.
  • "Multiphase flow in deformable porous media," at the Workshop on Model Concepts for Fluid-Fluid Interactions: From Phenomenological Concepts to the Theory of Porous Media, Stuttgart University, March 20-22, 2006
  • "Unsaturated transport of viruses," at the International Workshop on Subsurface transport of microorganisms and other colloids, RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands, March 16, 2006.
  •  "Advances in pore-scale network modelling of flow and transport in porous media," at the 7th "Journees d'Etude sur les Milieux Poreux" Bordeaux, France, October 26-27, 2005. "Definition of effective parameters in upscaling theories," at the Workshop on Advances in Unsaturated Zone Modelling, Czech Technical University in Prague, 4-6 May 2005.
  • "How effective are effective parameters?", at the session on "Effective processes and parameter identification in the unsaturated zone", General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) in Vienna, Austria 24-29 April, 2005.
  • "The myth of capillary pressure and the reality of fluids' pressures", at the Porous Media Workshop, Princeton University, October 28-29, 2004
  • "Recent Advances in Multi-Phase Flow in Porous Media" at the Conference "Actual problems in mathematics and mechanics," August 24-26, 2004, Kazan, Russia.
  • "Physical basis of dynamic capillary pressure effects in two-phase flow" at the Minisymposium entitled "Dynamic Capillary Pressure Effects in Multi-Phase Flow in Porous Media" during the 13-th Conference on Mathematics for Industry (ECMI), 21-25 June 2004, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
  • "Laboratory experiments and simulations on the significance of non-equilibrium effect in the capillary pressure-saturation relationship." at the International Conference "From experimental evidence towards numerical modelling of unsaturated soils" Weimar, Germany 18-19 September 2003.
  • "Dynamic effect in the capillary pressure-saturation relationship and its impacts on unsaturated flow." at the International Conference on Soil and Groundwater Contamination and Cleanup in Arid Countries, Muscat, Oman, 20-24 January 2003.
  • "Dynamic effect in the capillary pressure-saturation relationship and its impacts on unsaturated flow" at the Workshop on Multiscale Modeling of Environmental Systems at Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US, 2-7 February 2003.
  • "A new framework for watershed modelling: from microscale to watershed scale; The premises of the REW approach" at the Workshop on Scaling in Hydrology, Vienna, 7-8 June 2001.
  • "Removal of bacteriophages by soil passage; theory, laboratory and field experiments" at the Gordon Research Conference on Flow and Transport in Permeable Media; New Hampshire, US, 6-11 August 2000.
  • "Recent advances in development of dynamic pore-scale network models for two-phase flow in porous media" at the Second International Symposium on Computer Methods for Engineering in Porous Media; Besancon, France, 10-13 July 2000.
  • "Modelling of biofilms in the bioremediation of polluted groundwater", XIII International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR 2000), University of Calgary, Canada, June 25-29, 2000 (invited speaker).
  • "Use of bacteriophages as tracers for the study of removal of viruses," at: Tracers and Modeling in Hydrogeology (TRAM'2000), Liege, Belgium, 23-26 May 2000.
  • "Dynamic capillarity in porous media" at the International Workshop on Flow and Transport in Porous Media; Bergen, Norway, 7-8 June 1999.
  • "An overview of modelling removal of viruses by soil passage" at the International Conference on Future Groundwater Resources at Risk; Changchun, China, 12-16 July 1998.
  • "Dynamic effects in the capillary pressure-saturation relationship" at: Recent Advances in Problems of Flow and Transport in Porous Media, Marakesh, Morocco, 9-12 June 1996.
  • "Role of interfaces in two-phase flow in porous media" at the International Workshop on Interfacial Effects and Multiphase Flow; Delft, 2-3 November 1995.
  • "Disposal of radioactive waste in geological formations: A challenge in geohydrological modelling" at the Conference on Groundwater Quality: Remediation and Protection, Prague, Czech Republic, 15-18 May 1995.
  • "Non-Fickian dispersion in porous media" at the International Symposium "de Josseling de Jong 80 Jaar" Delft, 12-14 April 1995.
  • "Paradoxes and realities in unsaturated flow theories" at the International Workshop on Nonlinear Flow Problems in Porous Media; Delft, 28-30 September 1993.
  • "A new theory of moisture transport in unsaturated zone", at the SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in Geosciences, Houston, May 1993.
  • "Theoretical and numerical studies of unsaturated flow in porous media", at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, Session on Foundational Theories for Mixtures, Suspensions and Porous Media, San Diego, 14-16 September 1992.
  • "Macroscopic theories for thermodynamics of multiphase flow in porous media", at the 13th IMACS World Congress in Computational and Applied Mathematics, Session on Multiscale Transport in Porous Media, Dublin, 22-26 July 1991.
  • "Macroscopic theories for thermodynamics of multiphase systems including interphase boundaries" at the Essener Mechanik Seminar, Essen, 22 January 1991.
  • "Conservation equations for high concentration solute transport" at the IGWMC Expert Meeting on Groundwater Modelling, Delft, 14-16 September 1988.

 Research Visits: 

  • Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University, UK (a total of 8 weeks in the period 15 Feb till 15 June 2016), member of the Melt in the Mantle Program.
  • Institute for Hydraulic Engineering (IWS), University of Stuttgart (February-July 2011), Collaborator: R. Helmig
  • Laboratory of Soil & Environmental Physics (LASEP), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) (September-October 2007) Collaborator: Dani Or.
  • TREFLE (TRansferts - Ecoulements - FLuides - Energetique) Laboratory (February-April 2007), Collaborators: Didier Lasseux and Azita Ahmadi
  • Princeton University (1-week visits in 1997, 2000), Collaborator: M.A. Celia
  • University of Stuttgart (February 1997, 2-30 March 2006), Collaborator: R. Helmig
  • Bergen University (1-week visits 1997 in 2001, 2002), Collaborator: H. Dahle
  • University of Notre Dame (July-August 1987, July-August 1989, January-August 1994), Collaborator: W.G. Gray
  • University of Strathclyde (1 week in June 2001), Collaborator: I. Murdoch
  • University of Western Australia (June 1997), Collaborator: M. Sivapalan
  • University of Milan (1-week visits in1990, 1991, 1992) , Collaborator: G. Ponzini