Department of Petroleum and Energy Engineering


Brief Biography

M.E. Hossain is a Professor in the Department of Petroleum and Energy Engineering at The American University in Cairo (AUC), Cairo, Egypt. Prior to working at AUC, He was the President of ANS Research and Development Limited in Canada. Hossain held Canada’s first Statoil Research Chair in Reservoir Engineering at Memorial University (MUN), Canada. He also was the founding Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. Hossain taught at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia; Ryerson University and Dalhousie University, Canada; Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman; Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), and Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Bangladesh. Currently, he is an Adjunct/Visiting Professor in several other universities. He also worked with the petroleum industry for about 10 years at different administrative positions. Hossain has proven the ability to be an excellent administrator throughout his tenured in different organizations.

In over 25 years, Hossain authored and/or co-authored more than 200 research articles focusing on reservoir modeling, reservoir simulation, reservoir characterization, enhanced oil recovery (EOR), drilling fluid, drilling waste, and environmental sustainability. Hossain wrote seven books on Petroleum Engineering, and two textbooks on Fundamentals of Sustainable Drilling Engineering published by Wiley and Scrivener Publishing, USA. Hossain’s main contribution to the industry is the introduction for the first time of memory concept for a petroleum application. For conducting research activities on reservoir engineering, EOR, drilling waste management, and development of new sustainable drilling fluid and additives, Hossain has secured over five million Saudi riyal funding from Saudi Aramco, NSTIP, and the Saudi government. As a Statoil Research Chair in reservoir engineering at Memorial University, he secured 3.5 million dollars received from Statoil, NSERC, RDC, and Memorial. He was awarded CRD funding from NSERC. In recognition of his research and teaching excellence, he has received number of awards.

Hossain has been teaching a wide spectrum of petroleum engineering courses, such as drilling engineering, reservoir engineering, reservoir simulation, reservoir characterization, petroleum economics, production engineering, reservoir rock properties, enhanced oil recovery (EOR) etc. Designed to clients’ needs, he gives short courses, workshops, and seminars in the area of petroleum engineering. Hossain supervised around 60 graduate students in Ph.D., and M.Sc. level. His research team includes research associates, Ph.D. students, and M.Sc. students. Hossain is the associate editor of Journal of Nature Science and Sustainable Technology (JNSST), Journal of Characterization and Development of Novel Materials (JCDNM), Nova Science Publishers, USA and Journal of Sustainable Energy Engineering (JSEE), Scrivener and Willey, USA. He also acts as a reviewer for several international journals including Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) journals. He has been an active member of a number of international societies, including the SPE. Hossain is the founder and Chairman of Aziza Trust (www.azizatrust.com) and was on the Board of directors of Aziza group in Bangladesh, Bright Coral in Canada.

      • BSc (Mechanical Engineering) in 1995 from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
      • MSc (Petroleum Engineering) in 2001 in collaboration between University of Alberta and BUET
      • MBA (Business Administration) in 2009 from Dalhousie University
      • PhD (Petroleum Engineering) in 2008 from Dalhousie University
    Research Interest
    • Reservoir Engineering
    • Reservoir Simulation
    • Reservoir Characterization
    • Enhanced Oil Recovery
    • Sustainable Drilling Operations
    • Drilling Fluid
    • Drilling Waste Management