Awards and Honours

  • The British Council, Fellowship for Scientific Visit to Imperial College, London, 1996.

  • The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), NATO Fellowship, Partial Support for Scientific Visit to Imperial College, London, Summer 1996.

  • DAAD, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) Fellowship to visit RWTH Aachen, Geologie-Endogene Dynamik, Germany, Summer 2001.

  • Outstanding Technical Editor, SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, Oct. 2002.

  • The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Fellowship Program to Support Visiting Scientists, Support for Scientific Visit to Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Petroleum and Natural Gas Eng., Ankara, Turkey, November, 2005.

  • The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Fellowship for Short Term Invitation (for a visit to Waseda University, Dept. of Res. and Env. Eng., Tokyo, Japan) July 3–Aug. 10, 2006.

  • McCalla Professorship, 2006-2007, University of Alberta.

  • Outstanding Technical Editor, SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, July, 2008.

  • Outstanding Service Award as an Associate Editor, SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, Sept., 2010.

  • Killam Annual Professorship, 2011-2012, University of Alberta.

  • NSERC-Industrial Research Chair in Unconventional Oil Recovery, July 2011 (for five year term).

  • SPE Distinguished Lecturer (Development of Mature Oil Fields: Enhanced Oil Recovery Option) 2013-2014.

  • SPE Distinguished Member, 2013.

  • SPE “A Peer Apart,” completing more than 100 reviews during my time on the Editorial Review Committee, 2013.

  • "Innovation... Makes Sense" patent award given by TEC Edmonton for "Hydrocarbon Recovery Process for Fractured Reservoirs" (U.S. Patent No. 8,813,846), University of Alberta, Oct. 8, 2015.

  • "1000 Talent Program” awarded for the sixth instalment of thousands of foreign experts plan to work at Xi’an Shiyou University between 2016 and 2019 (Extended for another two years until 2020).

  • SPE Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award, 2017.

  • SPE and AIME Honorary Membership, 2020.