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Meet Nazanin


Meet Nazanin and find out what inspired her to become a scientist and what she is working with.

Name: Nazanin Jahani

Age: 36

Education: Nazanin is a mechanical engineer and has a Ph.D. from NTNU. Her dissertation was about studying the mechanical deformation of chalks near the wellbore of reservoirs, which is stimulated by acid.  The mathematical numerical methods are used to model physics involved in the wellbore area during stimulation and production. Before joining IRIS, Nazanin worked for Petrell AS in Trondheim and contributed to the development of a near wellbore simulator.

IRIS Energy Department: Research Scientist in the Drilling and Well Modelling Group.

What inspired you to become a scientist?
- I like natural science and physics. Natural science is everywhere around us and I have always had a great interest in finding out how things around us work. We see that the world is continuously developing and I really have an urge to find solutions to the new challenges we are facing today.  

What do you like/dislike about your job?
- Hmm. There is really nothing that I dislike. I started in September 2017 and I have met a lot of interesting people from different countries. I find the environment here at IRIS very dynamic and very motivating.

What are you working on right now?
- Right now I am developing a numerical model by using programming language of C# for simulating the circulation of mud and kicks in water and oil based drilling. I am also learning about the challenges of drilling and how our research group has met these challenges and which solutions they have offered. 

What has been your best IRIS moment so far?
- Well, every day I learn something new is a good day. And so far I have only had good days. Except for the rain here in Stavanger. But I like the mountains during the winter and plan to go to Sirdalen this winter. It is a great that IRIS has a cabin in Sirdalen.

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