Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering
University of Miskolc
2019. 04. 18.
Agnes Mile
Go, Nur Ali go, let’s go for the world

Nur Ali is by no means the most successful student in Petrophysics from Hungary. He is a good international example of our age, Indonesian by origin, with excellent English spoken, studying in the Miskolc University. His success is mostly due to his brilliant personality, research oriented open mind, and cleverness. But also due to other important points, like his previous BSc education in Indonesia, the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarschip scheme which brought him to Miskolc, the Petroleum Engineering curricula, which is uniquely provided here in Hungary, and his recent Alma Maters, the Faculty of Earth Science Engineering, and the TEKH Special College of Research and Utilization of Natural Resources. His mentor through his latest research project is Dr. Norbert Szabó Associate Professor, Department of Geophysics.

His full name, Mohammad Nur Ali Akbar is perhaps the best known engineering student name from Hungary in Earth Sciences throughout Europe at present. Whereever he appeared on student conferences, he won one of the prizes, and in many cases he was also named as the best presenter.

Our first record about him is from Japan (2017), where is won 1th, 2nd and 3rd prizes with three of his papers. Then he participated in Poland, University of Silesia (2018, 1st prize), TDK Miskolc (2018, 1st prize), Zagreb AAPG Petrotournament (2019, 1st prize and 3rd prize), ISZA Hungary, Rackeve (2019, 1st prize and special prize), finally SPE Europe region Student Conference, Krakow (2019, 1st prize). By the way, he also has received the University of Miskolc Medal for Excellence in Studies (2019). What else? There are perhaps some, which have been remained out of this list. Meanwhile, he is a very open, cheerful and active person, appearing in almost every events of the TEKH.

His last paper’s title – New approaches of permeability-porosity estimations and quality factor (Q) characterization based on sonic velocity, critical porosity and rock typing – tells something about his research interest. Those, who want more information about this petroleum industry oriented topic, should contact him directly.

Upon his First Prize in the SPE Student Paper Contest Europe Region, he will represent our continent on the world competition of the SPE in October 2019, in Alberta, Canada. We wish him all the best for this next great challenge,

Janos Foldessy