Aly Abdelaziz

PhD Candidate

Biography

Aly Abdelaziz gained professional experience working for more than eight years with Al Hai & Al Mukaddam for Geotechnical Works LLC, a geotechnical investigation and construction monitoring and material testing laboratory in Dubai. Aly returned to academia in 2016, joining Professor Grasselli’s Geomechanics Group. He is working to expand his knowledge and make connections between that knowledge and industry. His current research interests include model generation using spatial Voronoi tessellations and shape tolerances, mainly for UCS testing. In addition, he wishes that the professional knowledge is brought into the academic world to achieve balance between academic practice and industry standards. Aly is a running fanatic on the verge of running his first half marathon. He has also recently started baking as a new hobby.

May 2019
May 2019

Nomination

Nominated as a Event Organizer in the Executive Committee of the Canadian Geotechnical Society - Southern Ontario Section (CGS-SOS)

May 2019
May 2019

Internship

Summer Internship at PETRONAS Canada Ltd. as a Summer Student in the Unconventional Center of Excellence (UCoE).

July 2018
July 2018

Award

Received the Winter/Spring 2018 School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Conference Grant.

December 2017
December 2017

Candidacy

Became a PhD candidate.

September 2017
September 2017

Award

Received the Queen Elizabeth II/ George Gladstone Gilchrist Graduate Scholarship In Science And Technology
January 2017
January 2017

Program Transfer

Transferred from MASc Program to a PhD Program

September 2016
September 2016

Award

Received the Queen Elizabeth II/ George Gladstone Gilchrist Graduate Scholarship In Science And Technology
January 2015
January 2015

Joined

Joined as a MASc Candidate

Publications

Li, M., Magsipoc, E., Abdelaziz, A., Ha, J., Guo, J., Peterson, K., & Grasselli, G. (2020, June 28). Mapping fracture complexity in hydraulically fractured Montney shale by serial section reconstruction. 54th U.S. Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, Golden, Colorado.
Abdelaziz, A., Ha, J., & Grasselli, G. (2020, March 2). Excavation stability in heterogeneous anisotropic shale formation. 36th International Geological Congress, Delhi, India.
Abdelaziz, A. (2020). Update on laboratory testing reliability. NSERC/Energi Simulation Industrial Research Chair in Fundamental Petroleum Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics.
Abdelaziz, A. (2020). Hydraulic fracturing Montney shale cubes in the laboratory. Energi Simulation 2018 Annual General Meeting and Research Chair Technical Symposium.
Abdelaziz, A., & Grasselli, G. (2019). Hydraulic Fracturing Under True Triaxial Laboratory Conditions - Value of understanding your reservoir rock.
Li, M., Magsipoc, E., Abdelaziz, A., Ha, J., & Grasselli, G. (2019). Mapping Fracture Complexity in Shale Rock.
Abdelaziz, A., Ha, J., Abul Khair, H., Adams, M., Tan, C. P., Musa, I. H., & Grasselli, G. (2019). Unconventional Shale Hydraulic Fracturing Under True Triaxial Laboratory Conditions, the Value of Understanding Your Reservoir. 16.
Abdelaziz, A. (2019). Fluid-induced Dynamic Fracturing Process - A Laboratory Approach. Energi Simulation Visit, University of Toronto.
Abdelaziz, A., Zhao, Q., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Grain based modelling of rocks using the combined finite-discrete element method. Computers and Geotechnics, 103, 73–81.
Zhou, H., Abdelaziz, A., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Rock Dilation and Its Effect on Fracture Transmissivity. 6.
Zhou, H., Abdelaziz, A., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Rock dilation and its effect on fracture transmissivity. SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA.
Qiu, Y., Abdelaziz, A., Peterson, K., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Modelling of concrete weight coating based on micromechanical characterization. RILEMweek/CONMOD, Delft Netherlands.
Abdelaziz, A., Thi, H. B., Saad, S., & Fuss, J. (2018). Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) for Remote Communities. University of Calgary CREATE ReDeveLoP Annual Innovation Program, April 30 - May 4, 2018, Calgary, Alberta.
Abdelaziz, A., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Investigating frictional behavior of micro-cracks using grain based modelling in the combined finite-discrete element method (FDEM). 52nd US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, Seatle.
Abdelaziz, A. (2018). Incorporating microscopic features and behavior into numerical simulations. NSERC/Energi Simulation Industrial Research Chair in Fundamental Petroleum Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics.
Qiu, Y., Abdelaziz, A., Peterson, K., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Modelling of concrete weight coating based on micromechanical characterization. RILEMweek/CONMOD, Delft Netherlands.
Abdelaziz, A., Thi, H. B., Saad, S., & Fuss, J. (2018). Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) for Remote Communities. University of Calgary CREATE ReDeveLoP Annual Innovation Program, April 30 - May 4, 2018, Calgary, Alberta.
Abdelaziz, A., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Investigating frictional behavior of micro-cracks using grain based modelling in the combined finite-discrete element method (FDEM). 52nd US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, Seattle.
Qiu, Y., Abdelaziz, A., Peterson, K., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Micromechanical Characterization of Montney’s Lower Triassic Claraia Biostrome.
Qiu, Y., Abdelaziz, A., Peterson, K., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Modelling of concrete weight coating based on micromechanical characterization.
Ha, J., Abdelaziz, A., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Hydraulic Fracturing under True Triaxial Conditions.
Abdelaziz, A., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Microcracks Orientation and their Effect on Macroscopic Strength.
Abdelaziz, A. (2017). Grain-based numerical simulation in FDEM. FCMG Chair’s Student Symposium.
Zhao, Q., Abdelaziz, A., He, T.-M., Xia, K., & Grasselli, G. (2017). Understanding progressive rock failure using ultrasonic tomography and numerical simulation. ISRM Progressive Rock Failure Conference, Ascona, Switzerland.
Zhou, H., Abdelaziz, A., Zhao, Q., & Grasselli, G. (2017). Simulating realistic rock behaviour using the combined finite-discrete element method.