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A/Professor Ryan T. Armstrong


Ryan Armstrong’s research interests are on multiphase flow through porous media with applications to enhanced oil recovery and special core analysis. He specializes on the usage of micro-fluidic devices and dynamic X-ray microtomography experiments to study the pore-scale physics relevant to subsurface engineering technologies. He has worked on projects ranging from microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR) to alkaline surfactant polymer flooding (ASP) to digital core analysis. Previously, he was a member of the Rock and Fluid Science Team at Shell Global Solutions International B.V., where he worked with Schlumberger Moscow Research on a collaborative research project that assessed pore-scale modeling tools for digital core analysis.



•Shell Global Solutions International B.V., Rijswijk, The Netherlands. Rock and Fluid Science (2012 - 2014)

•Ph.D., Oregon State University, Environmental Engineering, Summa Cum Laude (2012)

•Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Science Division. Research Assistant (2009)

•CH2MHILL, Water Treatment Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon USA. Environmental Scientist (2006 - 2007)

•B.S., Oregon State University, Bioengineering (2006)


Professional Awards

2013: Young Professional Best Paper, Society of Core Analyst Symposium

Koroteev, D., Dinariev, O., Evseev, N., Klemin, D., Nadeev, A., Safonov, S., Gurpinar, O., Berg, S., van Kruisdijk, C., Armstrong, T. R., Meyers, M., Hathon, L., and H. de Jong, (2013), Direct hydrodynamic simulation of multiphase flow in porous rock, International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts, Napa Valley, California, 16-19 September.

2012: Best Poster Award, Society of Core Analyst Symposium

Armstrong, T. R., Pentland, C. H., Berg, S., Hummel, J., Lichau, D., and L. Bernard, (2012),Estimation of curvature from micro-CT liquid-liquid displacement studies with pore scale resolution, International Symposium of the Society of Core Analyst, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 27-30 August 2012. 

2008: Oregon Laurels Scholarship


Professional Affiliations

2012 - Present:  International Society of Porous Media

2012 - Present:  Society of Core Analysts

2009 - Present:  Society of Petroleum Engineers

2008 - Present:  American Geophysical Union