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Nomeli, Mohammad A.

Assistant Research Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
2119 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088
College Park, MD, 20742

Research Interests 

  • Machine Learning
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Thermo-fluids
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Multidisciplinary Optimization
  • System Energy Analysis
  • Multiphase Reactive Transport
  • Data Analytics
  • Big Data Modeling


Dr. Nomeli's industrial research experience include applied mathematics for multi-physics modeling, statistics/machine learning-assisted modeling, super performance computing, and data-driven modeling, with application to engineering reactive transport in oil and gas reservoirs.

Industrial Work Experience
  • Developed an object-oriented software, which extracts, transfers, and loads data for the purpose of modeling and simulations with Machine Learning techniques using Python
  • Implemented Computational Fluid Dynamics methodologies in the development of reactive flow transport through the software lifecycle, from required algorithms through successful deployment
  • Reviewed, managed, and evaluated dynamic data in the areas of well performance, production analysis, material balance, production forecasting, decline curve analysis, monitoring of reservoirs, uncertainty analysis, numerical simulation, in order to diagnose and improve production operations and well productivity
  • Developed an algorithm that manipulates and predicts compositional changes using Machine Learning methodologies: The Black Oil Model and the Equation of Estate Model (EoS)
Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Design, implement, test and sustain automated data analysis and classification systems using big data analysis and machine learning techniques
  • Use machine learning and statistical modeling techniques to develop and evaluate algorithms to improve performance, quality, data management and accuracy
  • Develop diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive insights/algorithms to tackle complex problems
  • Work on a variety of problems in natural language processing, unsupervised and supervised learning
  • Build super performance, lightweight applications and services for handling high volume real-time data streams


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park

Visiting Scholar in Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences



Honors and Awards 

  • IAAP Scholarship Award, Ranked 1st, Washington DC (2014)
  • Research Award, Ranked 1st in Modeling and Simulation, GRID, University of Maryland, MD (2014)
  • Research Award, Ranked 1st, GRID, University of Maryland, MD (2013)
  • APS Energy Meeting Travel Grant, Baltimore, Maryland (2013)
  • Best Poster Award, Ranked 1st in the Burgers Symposium Program for Fluid Dynamics (2012)
  • Fellowship Award, Graduate School Fellowships Award, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (2010)

Professional Memberships and Service 

Scientific Advisor:

  • International Conference on Recent Progresses in Civil Engineering

Reviewer for the following journals:

  • Journal of Cleaner Production
  • International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control
  • Applied Energy
  • International Journal of Energy Research
  • Environmental Earth Sciences
  • Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering
  • Advances in Water Resources
  • The journal of Physical Chemistry
  • European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering
  • AIChE Journal

Member of:

  • Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI) community
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE)
  • Engineering Without Borders (EWB-USA)
  • Association of Energy Engineering (AEE)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • American Chemistry Society (ACS)
  • American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Selected Publications 

  • MA. Nomeli and Amir Riaz, "A data driven model for the impacts of IFT and density variations on CO2 storage capacity in geologic formations", Advances in Water Resources, 2017
  • Aslam M, Shafigh P, MA. Nomeli, Jumaat MZ. “Manufacturing of high-strength lightweight aggregate concrete using blended coarse lightweight aggregates”, Journal of Building Engineering, 2017
  • MA. Nomeli and Amir Riaz, “Effect of CO2 solubility on dissolution rate of calcite in saline aquifers for temperature range of 50-100C and pressures up to 600 bar: Alterations of fractures geometry in carbonate rocks by CO2-acidified brines”, Environmental Earth Sciences, 2017
  • Payam Shafigh, MA. Nomeli, J. Alengaram; H. B. Mahmud; M. Z. Jumaat, “Engineering properties of lightweight aggregate concrete containing limestone powder and high volume fly ash”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2016
  • MA. Nomeli, Nils Tilton, and Amir Riaz, “A new model for the density of saturated H2O-CO2-NaCl solutions in saline aquifers”, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 2014
Special Book Contributions
  • MA. Nomeli and Amir Riaz, "The potential for carbon dioxide sequestration in subsurface geological formations", Handbook of Clean Energy Systems, 2015