Graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (1983), master in Mechanical Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (1986), and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (1990), Dr. Murad is currently a senior researcher at the National Scientific Computing Laboratory. He has an extensive experience and expertise in the area of Mechanical Engineering, with emphasis on fluid mechanics, transport phenomena, solid mechanics, and geomechanics, working mainly on the following themes: multiscale computational modeling of porous media; homogenization of electro-chemical-mechanical coupling in porous media; computational geomechanics of petroleum reservoirs; modeling of non-conventional reservoirs with geological complexity characterized by the presence of extended fracture networks, faults, karst conduits, collapse breccia and vugs, originated by chemical dissolution. His research has direct application on the extraction of hydrocarbons in the geological formations of the Brazilian pre-salt.
Graduated in Agronomy from the Universidade Federal de Viçosa (1997), master's degree in Soil Science from the Universidade Estadual Paulista (2000) and PhD in Computational Modeling from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (2006). Currently, he is an adjunct researcher at the Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica (LNCC), working in the area of Computational Modeling, with emphasis on stochastic modeling of flows in porous media (reservoirs and aquifers).
Graduated in Computer Science with emphasis in Computing Scientific at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF). Master's degree in Computational Modeling by the National Laboratory of Scientific Computing (LNCC), where he studied Modeling Flow in Porous Media with Geological Faults. Doctor's degree in Computational Modeling by LNCC, where he studied Hydromechanical Simulation of Fractured Reservoirs. He conducts research and development of multiscale computational models aiming the hydromechanical simulation in rocks containing geological complexities such as fractures, faults and karstifications (vugs, caves, etc.), in partnership with other universities (UFRN, UFSC), through projects financed by Petrobras and funding agencies. Recently, he has also acted in co-advising postgraduate students.
Master and PhD in Computational Modeling from the National Scientific Computing Laboratory (LNCC). She participates actively in the research and development of models in the scope of multiscale computational modeling of hydro-geomechanical processes in fractured and karstified carbonates. Currently, she is a PCI-DA fellow at LNCC.
Graduated in Computer Science (minor in Mathematics) from Western Connecticut State University. Master and PhD from the National Scientific Computing Laboratory in the areas of distributed systems for optimization by numerical simulation and multiscale computational modeling of non-conventional reservoirs, respectively. Working as a postdoc at LNCC on topics related to the hydro-geomechanical multiscale computational models of non-conventional reservoirs with geological complexities originated by chemical dissolution, such as fracture networks, karst conduits, collapse breccia and vugs. The work encompasses interaction with computational modeling research groups from other universities (Unesp, Unicamp, UFRN, PUC-Rio, UFPE, Tecgraf-Puc Rio) as well as groups from interrrelated multidisciplinary areas, such as geologists and reservoir engineers from CENPES/Petrobras and UFRN.
Graduated in Mathematics from the Federal University of Paraíba-UFPB (2003), PhD in Mathematical and Computational Modeling from the National Scientific Computing Laboratory (2007) with an internship at Laboratoire d'Energétique et de Mécanique Théorique et Appliquée and Université Henry Poincaré (2005-2006). He worked as a postoc at the National Scientific Computing Laboratory (2007-2008) and at Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (2009-2010), and as external researcher at the Center for Technologies and Geosciences at the Federal University of Pernambuco (2010). He is currently a professor and effective member of the Graduate Program in Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte-UFRN. He develops research at LNCC and UFRN working in projects related to mathematical and computational multiscale modeling, with an emphasis on electro-geo-chemical and hydro-geo-mechanical phenomena in electrically loaded porous media and statistics, periodic structures homogenization technique, finite elements, and finite volumes.