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University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-2723 Engineering & Physics HOH , Box 87


Adnan Al-Ibadi currently serves as a Lecturer in the Engineering and Physics Department. Through his role, he teaches, advises and mentors students and evaluates student performances. Adnan Al-Ibadi holds a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, 2014 and BS and MS degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Baghdad, 1983 and 1989, respectively. Previously, he worked at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Baghdad as a Lecturer in the Petroleum Engineering department. Prior to teaching, Al-Ibadi worked at the Petroleum Research Center in Baghdad, Iraq. His research interests include near-wellbore formation treatment by gel particles, near-wellbore water shutoff treatment by silica flour particle-gel system, and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) by gas injection.

Classes Taught

Taught the following courses at the Engineering and Physics Department

  • Fluid Dynamics: ENGR 5443
  • Fluid Dynamics: ENGR 4313
  • Materials Science: ENGR 3413
  • Thermodynamics: ENGR 3203
  • Dynamics: ENGR 2043
  • General Physics I: PHY 1114
  • University Physical Science: PHY 1014
  • University Physical Sci w/Lab: PHY 1024
  • Heat Transfer Lab: ENGR 4141
  • Fluid Mechanics Lab: ENGR 3451
  • Thermal Engineering Lab: ENGR 3211
  • Strength of Materials Lab: ENGR 2151
  • Physics for Sci & Engr ll Lab: PHY 2114L
  • General Physics l Lab: PHY 1114L

Education and Certifications

              University of Oklahoma

              Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Petroleum Engineering


              University of Baghdad

              Master of Science (M.S.) in Petroleum Engineering 


              University of Baghdad

              Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Petroleum Engineering                 


  • University of Central Oklahoma

              Lecturer- Engineering and Physics

              August 2018- Present


  • University of Oklahoma

Lecturer- Petroleum Engineering

January 2015 – May 2018


  • University of Oklahoma

Graduate Teaching Assistant- Petroleum Engineering

January 2012 – December 2014


  • University of Baghdad

Lecturer- Petroleum Engineering

December 2003 – March 2009


  • Higher Center of Comprehensive Careers (Libya)

Lecturer- Mechanical Engineering

October 1997 – August 2003


  • Petroleum Research Center (Iraq)

Research Scientist- Petroleum Engineering

December 1989 – July 1997

Honors and Awards

University of Oklahoma, Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year 2013-14



Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday  11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Other time by appointment

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

Member since 2011






Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

            Al-Ibadi, A., Civan, F., and Eoff, L. 2015. Experimental Investigation and Correlation of Particle- Gel Systems   

            for  Near - Wellbore   Water  Shutoff   Treatments. Paper  SPE- 173627, presented  at  the  SPE   Production

            and Operation Symposium, Oklahoma City, OK, 1-5 March.


              Al-Ibadi, A. and Civan, F. 2013. Experimental   Investigation and  Correlation of Treatment in   Weak   and  

              High- Permeability Formations   by  Gel   Particles.  Paper   SPE- 153557, Production    and  Operations   Journal,

              Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 387-401. 


        Al-Ibadi, A. and Civan, F. 2013. Experimental    Investigation  and   Correlation   Of  Thermal Effects

        on   Near- Wellbore  Formation   Treatment  by Gel Particles.   Paper    SPE-164119    presented   at   the  

        SPE   International   Symposium  on  Oilfield Chemistry, Woodland, TX, 8-10 April.


              Al-Ibadi,  A.   and   Civan,  F.  2013.  Evaluation    of  Near- Wellbore     Formation Treatment   by  Gel 

              Particles  Using  Dimensional   Analysis. Paper  SPE-164507 Presented  at  the  SPE Production  and 

              Operations Symposium, Oklahoma City, Ok, 23-26 March.


              Al-Ibadi, A.  and  Civan, F. 2012. Experimental  Study  of Gel  Particles Transport  Through   Porous  

              Media: Paper   SPE-153557    presented   at   the  SPE  Latin American  and   Caribbean   Petroleum  

              Engineering   Conference, Mexico  City, Mexico, 16-18 April.

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that my eight years experience working as a scientific researcher, sixteen years experience working as a lecturer, and three years experience working as a graduate teaching assistant prepared me to be an effective lecturer for courses of the Engineering and Physics program.

To be an effective Lecturer in the courses I put a lot of emphases on the careful preparation of the lecture materials and the power point presentation slides. I also prepare typical examples problems to illustrate the application of the methodologies, theories, and procedures introduced in my lectures. To make sure that the students study and prepare continuously for the semester exams I give quizzes one a week or one in two weeks, this gives the students a feedback about their preparation and readiness for exams.

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