Mr Abd Jaffal

Mr Abd Jaffal
Mr Abd Jaffal
Mr Abd Jaffal

Honorary Research Assistant

Email Address
Office Address

Centre for Applied Dynamics Research, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 3UE, Scotland, UK

School of Engineering


I am Abd Elamir Jaffal. I have graduated with an MSc. in Petroleum Engineering (by distinction) from University of Aberdeen in 2018. My dissertation topic was "Modelling drill-bit rock interaction for PDC cutters: Finite Element modelling". Then, I completed my MSc. (by research) in Mechanical Engineering in the same University. My research topic was "Design and testing of resonance enhanced scale milling tool for hard scales". Presently, I am assigned as an Honorary Research Assistant in the School of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen. My role includes, providing general support for research activities as required. Likewise, it involves developing methodologies appropriate to the research and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data. Furthermore, I am actively contributing to report writing and publications.

Through my internship, education, and work, I highly developed my written and verbal communication skills. Also, I worked with different teams and demonstrated good leadership. During my educational and practical journey, I have used my problem-solving skills in critical and serious situations. Currently, I am continually proving high-quality performance in sample analysis, regulatory compliance, report writing, and documentation. As well, I have been communicating effectively with a wide range of people by adapting to each situation. Now, I have strong ability to live abroad and adapt to different environments for extended periods of time. In addition to that, I am known to be flexible and motivated with high ethical standards especially at work.

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships
  • Centre for Applied Dynamics Research
External Memberships
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Energy Institute
  • Centre for Applied Dynamics Research
  • Institute of Corrosion
  • Geothermal Rising

Prizes and Awards

  • Engineering Projects’ Day Award: I have participated in the “18th Engineering Projects’ Day” at Beirut Arab University and won the 4th place award in May 2016.

Research Areas

Geology and Geophysics

Research Specialisms

  • Energy Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Mechanical Engineering

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

  • Research Topic: Design and Testing of Resonance Enhanced Scale Milling Tool for Hard Scales. The project’s aim was to develop and test a new Resonance Enhanced Scale Milling (RESM) tool, which was achieved by working with a research team in the Centre for Applied Dynamics Research (CADR) at the University of Aberdeen in association with Welltec.

Past Research

  • Generated a 3D finite element model of sandstone formation and PDC cutter using Abaqus software and calibrated it using the data collected in the CADR drilling lab
  • Evaluated the performance of PDC cutter under varying DOC, back rake angle, and cutting speed


  • Fundamental Engineering Mechanics

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Gave students tutorials and labs as part of their course “Fundamental Engineering Mechanics” and used my creativity to explain complex solutions easily
  • Marked coursework and assisted students to comprehend the materia