Reza Soltanian

Reza Soltanian , PhD

Assistant Professor

University of Cincinnati
Department of Geology
PO Box 210013
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0013
Email soltanma@ucmail.uc.edu

Education

B.S.: University of Shiraz 2008 (Irrigation and Drainage Engineering)

M.Sc: University of Tehran 2010 (Water Structure Engineering)

PhD: Wright State University 2015 (Earth and Environmental Sciences)

Research and Practice Interests

I study subsurface fluid flow and mass transport processes. My research focuses on advancing fundamental understanding of flow (single and multiple fluids) and solute (conservative and reactive) transport through heterogeneous geological (porous) media. I develop theory and perform numerical simulations to clarify fundamental aspects of flow and transport. A few examples of my research include contaminant fate and transport in groundwater flow systems, characterizing cm to km scale physical and chemical heterogeneity, upscaling reactive transport parameters, numerical simulation of reactive transport (e.g., plume retardation and macrodispersion, and bioremediation), and ecohydrology (e.g., quantifying and modeling processes associated with groundwater and surface-water exchange of heat and nutrients in streambed sediments). I have done extensive research in multiphase multicomponent compositional flow in heterogeneous porous media (e.g., carbon dioxide geological sequestration, gravitational and viscous flow instabilities, and enhanced oil recovery via gas injection).  

Positions and Work Experience

01-01-2015 -09-01-2015 Subsurface modeling lead, Subsurface Insights, LLC,

12-01-2010 -07-01-2011 Civil inspector, DAELIM Industrial Company, South Pars Gas Field Development

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Estabragh, AR; Pereshkafti, MRS; Javadi, AA (2013. ) Comparison between analytical and numerical methods in evaluating the pollution transport in porous media .Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, , 31 (1 ) ,93-101

Estabragh, AR; Pereshkafti, MRS; Parsaei, B; Javadi, AA (2013. ) Stabilised expansive soil behaviour during wetting and drying .International Journal of Pavement Engineering, , 14 (4 ) ,418-427

Soltanian, Mohamad Reza; Ritzi, Robert W (2014. ) A new method for analysis of variance of the hydraulic and reactive attributes of aquifers as linked to hierarchical and multiscaled sedimentary architecture .Water Resources Research, , 50 (12 ) ,9766-9776

Gershenzon, Naum I; Soltanian, Mohamadreza; Ritzi, Robert W; Dominic, David F (2014. ) Influence of small-scale heterogeneity on CO2 trapping processes in deep saline aquifers .Energy Procedia, , 59 (10 ) ,166-173

Estabragh, AR; Pereshkafti, MRS; Javadi, AA (2014. ) Numerical analysis of advection-dominated contaminant transport in saturated porous media .European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, , 18 (5 ) ,536-549

Zhou, YaoQuan; Ritzi, Robert W; Soltanian, Mohamad Reza; Dominic, David F (2014. ) The influence of streambed heterogeneity on hyporheic flow in gravelly rivers .Groundwater, , 52 (2 ) ,206-216

Soltanian, Mohamad Reza; Ritzi, Robert; Huang, Chao Cheng; Dai, Zhenxue; Deng, Hailin (2015. ) A note on upscaling retardation factor in hierarchical porous media with multimodal reactive mineral facies .Transport in Porous Media, , 108 (2 ) ,355-366

Gershenzon, Naum I; Soltanian, Mohamad Reza; Ritzi, Robert W; Dominic, David F; Keefer, Don; Shaffer, Eric; Storsved, Brynne (2015. ) How does the connectivity of open-framework conglomerates within multi-scale hierarchical fluvial architecture affect oil-sweep efficiency in waterflooding? .Geosphere, , 11 (6 ) ,2049-2066

Gershenzon, Naum I; Ritzi, Robert W; Dominic, David F; Soltanian, Mohamadreza; Mehnert, Edward; Okwen, Roland T (2015. ) Influence of small-scale fluvial architecture on CO2 trapping processes in deep brine reservoirs .Water Resources Research, , 51 (10 ) ,8240-8256

Pryshlak, Timothy T; Sawyer, Audrey H; Stonedahl, Susa H; Soltanian, Mohamad Reza (2015. ) Multiscale hyporheic exchange through strongly heterogeneous sediments .Water Resources Research, , 51 (11 ) ,9127-9140

Soltanian, Mohamad Reza; Ritzi, Robert W; Dai, Zhenxue; Huang, Chao Cheng (2015. ) Reactive solute transport in physically and chemically heterogeneous porous media with multimodal reactive mineral facies: The Lagrangian approach .Chemosphere, , 122 (12 ) ,235-244

Soltanian, Mohamad Reza; Ritzi, Robert W; Huang, Chao Cheng; Dai, Zhenxue (2015. ) Relating reactive solute transport to hierarchical and multiscale sedimentary architecture in a Lagrangian-based transport model: 1. Time-dependent effective retardation factor .Water Resources Research, , 51 (3 ) ,1586-1600

Soltanian, Mohamad Reza; Ritzi, Robert W; Huang, Chao Cheng; Dai, Zhenxue (2015. ) Relating reactive solute transport to hierarchical and multiscale sedimentary architecture in a Lagrangian-based transport model: 2. Particle displacement variance .Water Resources Research, , 51 (3 ) ,1601-1618

Soltanian, Mohamad Reza (2015. ) Relating Reactive Transport to Hierarchical and Multiscale Sedimentary Architecture .Journal of Hydrology, , 531 (11 ) ,31-39

Gershenzon, Naum I; Soltanian, Mohamadreza; Ritzi, Robert W; Dominic, David F (2015. ) Understanding the impact of open-framework conglomerates on waterâ??oil displacements: the Victor interval of the Ivishak Reservoir, Prudhoe Bay Field, Alaska .Petroleum Geoscience, , 21 (1 ) ,43-54

Ritzi, Robert W; Soltanian, Mohamad Reza (2015. ) What have we learned from deterministic geostatistics at highly resolved field sites, as relevant to mass transport processes in sedimentary aquifers? .Journal of Hydrology, , 531 (11 ) ,31-39

Soltanian, Mohamad Reza; Amooie, Mohammad Amin; Dai, Zhenxue; Cole, David; Moortgat, Joachim (2016. ) Critical dynamics of gravito-convective mixing in geological carbon sequestration .Scientific reports, , 6 (11 ) ,282-296

Moortgat, Joachim; Amooie, Mohammad Amin; Soltanian, Mohamad Reza (2016. ) Implicit finite volume and discontinuous Galerkin methods for multicomponent flow in unstructured 3D fractured porous media .Advances in Water Resources, , 96 (6 ) ,389-404

Soltanian, Mohamad Reza; Amooie, Mohammad Amin; Cole, David R; Graham, David E; Hosseini, Seyyed Abolfazl; Hovorka, Susan; Pfiffner, Susan M; Phelps, Tommy J; Moortgat, Joachim (2016. ) Simulating the Cranfield geological carbon sequestration project with high-resolution static models and an accurate equation of state .International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, , 54 (11 ) ,282-296

Soltanian, Mohamad Reza; Amooie, Mohammad Amin; Gershenzon, Naum; Dai, Zhenxue; Ritzi, Robert; Xiong, Fengyang; Cole, David R; Moortgat, Joachim (2017. ) Dissolution Trapping of Carbon Dioxide in Heterogeneous Aquifers .Environmental Science & Technology, , 6 (11 ) ,282-296

Soltanian, Mohamad Reza; Dai, Zhenxue (2017. ) Geologic CO2 sequestration: progress and challenges .Environmental Science & Technology, , 6 (11 ) ,282-296

Amooie, Mohammad Amin; Soltanian, Mohamad Reza; Moortgat, Joachim (2017. ) Hydrothermodynamic mixing of fluids across phases in porous media .Geophysical Research Letters, , 44 (8 ) ,3624-3634

Amooie, Mohammad Amin; Soltanian, Mohamad Reza; Xiong, Fengyang; Dai, Zhenxue; Moortgat, Joachim (2017. ) Mixing and spreading of multiphase fluids in heterogeneous bimodal porous media .Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources, , 44 (8 ) ,1-20

Soltanian, Mohamad Reza; Dai, Zhenxue; Yang, Changbing; Amooie, Mohammad Amin; Moortgat, Joachim (2017. ) Multicomponent competitive monovalent cation exchange in hierarchical porous media with multimodal reactive mineral facies .Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, , 6 (11 ) ,1-16

Ampomah, W; Balch, RS; Cather, M; Will, R; Gunda, D; Dai, Z; Soltanian, MR (2017. ) Optimum design of CO2 storage and oil recovery under geological uncertainty .Applied Energy, , 195 (8 ) ,80-92

Xiong, Fengyang; Jiang, Zhenxue; Li, Peng; Wang, Xiangzeng; Bi, He; Li, Yirun; Wang, Ziyuan; Amooie, Mohammad Amin; Soltanian, Mohamad Reza; Moortgat, Joachim (2017. ) Pore structure of transitional shales in the Ordos Basin, NW China: Effects of composition on gas storage capacity .Fuel, , 206 (3 ) ,504-515

Soltanian, Mohamad Reza; Sun, Alexander; Dai, Zhenxue (2017. ) Reactive transport in the complex heterogeneous alluvial aquifer of Fortymile Wash, Nevada .Chemosphere, , 179 (3 ) ,379-386

Xiong, Fengyang; Wang, Xiangzen; Amooie, Mohammad Amin; Soltanian, Mohammad Reza; Jiang, Zhenxue; Moortgat, Joachim (2017. ) The shale gas sorption capacity of transitional shales in the Ordos Basin, NW China .Fuel, , 208 (3 ) ,236-246

Yabusaki, S., Wilkins, M., Fang, Y., Williams, K. H., Arora, B., Bargar, J. R., Beller, H. R., Bouskill, N.J., Brodie, E. L., Christensen, J. N., Conrad, M.E., Danczak, R. E., King, E., Soltanian, M.R., Spycher, N. F., Steefel, C. I., Tokunaga, T. K., Versteeg, R., Waichler, S., Wainwright, H., (2017. ) Water Table Dynamics and Biogeochemical Cycling in a Shallow, Variably-Saturated Floodplain .Environmental Science & Technology, , 51 (6 ) ,3307-3317

Soltanian, Mohamad R; Amooie, Mohammad A; Cole, David R; Darrah, Thomas H; Graham, David E; Pfiffner, Susan M; Phelps, Tommy J; Moortgat, Joachim (2018. ) Impacts of Methane on Carbon Dioxide Storage in Brine Formations.Ground water, , 56 (2 ) ,176-186 More Information

Zhang, Xiaoying; Ma, Funing; Dai, Zhenxue; Wang, Ju; Chen, Liang; Ling, Hui; Soltanian, Mohamad Reza (2021. ) Radionuclide transport in multi-scale fractured rocks: A review.Journal of hazardous materials, , 424 (Pt C ) ,127550 More Information

Ma, Ziqi; Dong, Shuning; Yin, Shangxian; Dai, Zhenxue; Zhu, Lin; Jia, Wei; Wallace, Corey; Soltanian, Mohamad Reza (2021. ) Experimental investigations on scale-dependent dispersivity in three-dimensional heterogeneous porous media.Environmental science and pollution research international, , 28 (18 ) ,23336-23348 More Information

Honors and Awards

Research Excellence Award at Wright State University

Graduate Research Award from Geological Society of America

Rank 4 in the Iranian national entrance exam in water structure engineering major

Service

Hydrogeology Journal Editorial Board Member Type:Editorial Service 2017

Post Graduate Training and Education

09-01-2015-Bad Format: 20170229 Postdoctoral Researcher The Ohio State University Columbus, OH,

Contact Information

Academic - University of Cincinnati
Department of Geology
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221-0013
soltanma@ucmail.uc.edu