Siarhei Khirevich's site


Welcome to my site. My name is Siarhei Khirevich (Russian: Сергей Хиревич) and here you can find some information about me.

Personal information:

Name: Siarhei Khirevich
Place of Birth: Gomel, Belarus
Contact: khirevichg

Education and academic employment:

2015 Aug. present: Research scientist at the group of Prof. T. Patzek, Upstream Petroleum Engineering Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal / Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

2014 May 2015 Aug.: Postdoctoral researcher at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal / Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

2014 Jan. Feb.: Visiting researcher at the group of Prof. I. Ginzburg, Irstea, Antony Regional Centre, Antony / Paris, France

2011 2013: Postdoctoral researcher at the same group (Prof. Tallarek)

2008 2010: PhD student (thesis , 26MB) at the group of Prof. Ulrich Tallarek, Faculty of Chemistry, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany

2006 2007: Research scholarship, Otto-von-Guericke University and Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, Germany

2000 2005: Diploma in Radiophysics and Electronics (with honor, thesis in Russian , 1.3MB), Department of Systems Analysis, Faculty of Radiophysics and Electronics, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus


Numerical simulation of porous structures; numerical solution of time-dependent advection diffusion problem
Computer programming in C, Matlab, VBA, parallel programming with MPI, shell scripting
Optimization of single processor, parallel, and I/O performance


  1. S. Khirevich, M. Yutkin, and T. Patzek. Correct estimation of permeability using experiment and simulation. Physics of Fluids, 34: 123603 (2022)   Submission history: Science (declined 22.11.2021) → Science (extended cover let., declined 13.12.2021) → Nature (declined 21.12.2021) → Nature Phys. (declined 13.1.2022) → Phys. Rev. X (declined 21.1.2022) → Phys. Rev. Lett. (declined 3.2.2022) → J. Fluid Mech. (rejected 14.7.2022; review+reply 1: 2:) → Phys. Fluids (rejected 6.8.2022; review+reply:) → Phys. Fluids (accepted 19.10.2022; review+reply:)
  2. W. Zhu, S. Khirevich, and T. Patzek. HatchFrac: A fast open-source DFN modeling software. Computers and Geotechnics, 150: 104917 (2022)
  3. W. Zhu, B. Yalcin, S. Khirevich, and T. Patzek. Fault Traces: Generation of Fault Segments and Estimation of Their Fractal Dimension. Lithosphere, SI: 4991604 (2021)
  4. W. Zhu, X. He, S. Khirevich, and T. Patzek. Fracture sealing and its impact on percolation in the subsurface fracture networks. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 218: 111023 (2021)
  5. W. Zhu, S. Khirevich, and T. Patzek. Impact of Fracture Geometry and Topology on the Connectivity and Flow Properties of Stochastic Fracture Networks. Water Resources Research, 57: e2020WR028652 (2021)
  6. S. Khirevich and T. Patzek. Three-dimensional simulation of tracer transport dynamics in formations with high-permeability channels or fractures: Estimation of oil saturation. Physics of Fluids, 31: 113604 (2019)
  7. S. Khirevich and T. Patzek. Comment on “A periodic grain consolidation model of porous media” [Physics of Fluids A, 1: 38 (1989)]. Physics of Fluids, 31: 109101 (2019)
  8. S. Khirevich and T. Patzek. Behavior of numerical error in pore-scale lattice Boltzmann simulations with simple bounce-back rule: Analysis and highly accurate extrapolation. Physics of Fluids, 30: 093604 (2018)
  9. K. Gerke, R. Vasilyev, S. Khirevich, D. Collins, M. Karsanina, T. Sizonenko, D. Korost, S. Lamontagne, and D. Mallants. Finite-difference method Stokes solver (FDMSS) for 3D pore geometries: Software development, validation and case studies. Computers and Geosciences, 114: 41  58 (2018)
  10. A. Daneyko, D. Hlushkou, V. Baranau, S. Khirevich, A. Seidel-Morgenstern, and U. Tallarek. Computational investigation of longitudinal diffusion, eddy dispersion, and trans–particle mass transfer in bulk, random packings of core–shell particles with varied shell thickness and shell diffusion coefficient. Journal of Chromatography A, 1407: 139  156 (2015)
  11. S. Khirevich, I. Ginzburg, and U. Tallarek. Coarse- and fine-grid numerical behavior of MRT/TRT lattice-Boltzmann schemes in regular and random sphere packings. Journal of Computational Physics, 281: 708  742 (2015) (discretization codes)
  12. H. Liasneuski, D. Hlushkou, S. Khirevich, A. Höltzel, U. Tallarek, and S. Torquato. Impact of microstructure on the effective diffusivity in random packings of hard spheres. Journal of Applied Physics A, 116: 034904 (2014)
  13. U. Scheven, S. Khirevich, A. Daneyko, and U. Tallarek. Longitudinal and transverse dispersion in flow through random packings of spheres: A quantitative comparison of experiments, simulations, and models. Physical Review E, 89: 053023 (2014)
  14. D. Hlushkou, K. Hormann, A. Höltzel, S. Khirevich, A. Seidel-Morgenstern, and U. Tallarek. Comparison of first and second generation analytical silica monoliths by pore-scale simulations of eddy dispersion in the bulk region. Journal of Chromatography A, 1303: 28  38 (2013)
  15. V. Baranau, D. Hlushkou, S. Khirevich, and U. Tallarek. Pore-size entropy of random hard-sphere packings. Soft Matter, 9: 3361  3372 (2013)
  16. A. Daneyko, D. Hlushkou, S. Khirevich, and U. Tallarek. From random sphere packings to regular pillar arrays: Analysis of transverse dispersion. Journal of Chromatography A, 1257: 98  115 (2012)
  17. S. Khirevich, A. Höltzel, A. Seidel-Morgenstern, and U. Tallarek. Geometrical and topological measures for hydrodynamic dispersion in confined sphere packings at low column-to-particle diameter ratios. Journal of Chromatography A, 1262: 77  91 (2012)
  18. S. Khirevich, A. Höltzel, and U. Tallarek. Validation of pore-scale simulations of hydrodynamic dispersion in random sphere packings. Communications in Computational Physics, 13: 801  822 (2013)
  19. A. Daneyko, S. Khirevich, A. Höltzel, A. Seidel-Morgenstern, and U. Tallarek. From random sphere packings to regular pillar arrays: Effect of the macroscopic confinement on hydrodynamic dispersion. Journal of Chromatography A, 1218: 8231  8248 (2011)
  20. S. Khirevich, A. Höltzel, A. Daneyko, A. Seidel-Morgenstern, and U. Tallarek. Structure transport correlation for the diffusive tortuosity of bulk, monodisperse, random sphere packings. Journal of Chromatography A, 1218: 6489  6497 (2011)
  21. S. Khirevich, A. Höltzel, and U. Tallarek. Transient and asymptotic dispersion in confined sphere packings with cylindrical and non-cylindrical conduit geometries. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, 369: 2485  2493 (2011)
  22. A. Daneyko, A. Höltzel, S. Khirevich, and U. Tallarek. Influence of the particle size distribution on hydraulic permeability and eddy dispersion in bulk packings. Analytical Chemistry, 83: 3903  3910 (2011)
  23. S. Khirevich, A. Daneyko, A. Höltzel, A. Seidel-Morgenstern, and U. Tallarek. Statistical analysis of packed beds, the origin of short-range disorder, and its impact on eddy dispersion. Journal of Chromatography A, 1217: 4713  4722 (2010)
  24. S. Khirevich, A. Höltzel, A. Seidel-Morgenstern, and U. Tallarek. Time and length scales of eddy dispersion in chromatographic beds. Analytical Chemistry, 81: 7057  7066 (2009)
  25. S. Khirevich, A. Höltzel, S. Ehlert, A. Seidel-Morgenstern, and U. Tallarek. Large-scale simulation of flow and transport in reconstructed HPLC-microchip packings. Analytical Chemistry, 81: 4937  4945 (2009)
  26. S. Khirevich, A. Höltzel, D. Hlushkou, A. Seidel-Morgenstern, and U. Tallarek. Structure transport analysis for particulate packings in trapezoidal microchip separation channels. Lab on a Chip, 8: 1801  1808 (2008)
  27. S. Khirevich, A. Höltzel, D. Hlushkou, and U. Tallarek. Impact of conduit geometry and bed porosity on flow and dispersion in noncylindrical sphere packings. Analytical Chemistry, 79: 9340  9349 (2007)
  28. D. Hlushkou, S. Khirevich, V. Apanasovich, A. Seidel-Morgenstern, and U. Tallarek. Pore-scale dispersion in electrokinetic flow through a random sphere packing. Analytical Chemistry, 79: 113  121 (2007)

Awards/other activity:

Poster awards at HPLC 2009 (1st poster , 15.0MB; 2nd poster , 15.4MB), HPLC 2010 (poster , 19.7MB), and HPLC 2012 conferences (poster , 8.4M)
Participant of the Julich BlueGene/P Extreme Scaling Workshop (report , 4.4MB)
Competition at national level in Quake II and Quake III Arena games
Experience in trading stocks (US market), futures (CME) as well as options for these products