Work Experience

Dr. Gonzalo Zambrano Narvaez is a senior research associate and technical director of the Unconventional Reservoir Geomechanics Consortium Project at the University of Alberta. Dr. Zambrano earned his PhD in Geotechnical Engineering in 2012 in the "Design, Deployment, Performance and Assessment of Downhole and Near Surface Monitoring Technology for Geological CO2 Storage". Gonzalo provided key leadership in the GEOREF establishment and was the principal technical expert in the acquisition, commissioning and operation of the GeoCERF geotechnical centrifuge facility. Dr Zambrano's experience ranges from the complex geotechnical design of computational fluid dynamics for the design and installation of specialized wells for reservoir monitoring to geomechanical characterization of reservoirs. Dr. Zambrano also is the CEO of GZN Consulting Inc, a firm that provides consultant service in the area of Energy and Research.


Ph.D. (Geotechnical Engineering) University of Alberta, 2012

B.Sc. (Civil Engineering) Universidad Javeriana/New Mexico State University, 2002

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