Ronghao Cui

PhD Candidate


Research Interest

  • Molecular Monte Carlo, Molecular Dynamics, Pore-scale Modeling

Selected Publications

  • Wang, S., Feng, Q., Javadpour, F., Zha, M., & Cui, R. (2020). Multiscale Modeling of Gas Transport in Shale Matrix: An Integrated Study of Molecular Dynamics and Rigid-Pore-Network Model. SPE Journal, SPE-187286-PA. 
  • Cui, R., Feng, Q., Chen, H., Zhang, W., & Wang, S. (2019). Multiscale random pore network modeling of oil-water two-phase slip flow in shale matrix. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 175, 46-59. 
  • Feng, Q., Cui, R.*, Wang, S., Zhang, J., & Jiang, Z. (2019). Estimation of CO2 diffusivity in brine by use of the genetic algorithm and mixed kernels-based support vector machine model. Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 141(4), 041001. 


  • M.Eng. in Oil and Gas Development Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China) (2015-2018)
  • B.S. in Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China) (2011-2015)

Scientific and Professional Membership

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

KAUST Affiliations

  • Computational Transport Phenomena Laboratory
  • Physical Science and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

Molecular Monte Carlo Molecular simulation Molecular Dynamics Monte Carlo Simulation