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Runar Nygaard, Helge Hodne, Mahmoud Khalifeh, Jann Rune Ursin, Olafur Haralds Wallevik and Jan Aage Aasen. Photo: Sigmund Stokka /IRIS


DrillWell PhD thesis defended

23.05.2016

Mahmoud Khalifeh successfully defended his PhD thesis "Materials for Optimized P&A Performance – Potential Utilization of Geopolymers" on 20 May 2016.

During Khalifeh's PhD work two new geopolymeric materials were produced and investigated regarding their usability for P&A and zonal isolation. These produced materials are environmental-friendly and have the potential to be used for civil engineering applications.

Acting as opponents were Associate Professor Runar Nygaard from Missouri University of Science and Technology (US), professor Olafur Haralds Wallevik, Reykjavik University (Iceland) and associate professor Jan Aage Aasen from the University of Stavanger.

Read more about Khalifeh's research at uis.no (Norwegian).

Five more PhD candidates
Khalifeh is the second DrillWell student to finish his PhD dissertation. In November last year Jesus Alberto de Andrade Correia defended his thesis as the first DrillWell PhD Student.

Another five PhD students in DrillWell are planned to complete and defend their thesis in 2016.
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