Mauricio Di Lorenzo


FEnEx CRC Foundation Fellow

Dr Mauricio Di Lorenzo is a research scientist with 20+ year experience in R&D applied to oil and gas production. His technical background includes multiphase flow in pipelines and porous media, thermodynamics of fluids and interfaces and plant and laboratory design and instrumentation.

Prior to joining the FEnEx CRC, in his role of Principal Research Engineer at the CSIRO, he led multidisciplinary teams to develop new solutions to flow assurance problems in deep water gas fields, based on a wide range of expertise including laboratory experimentation, numerical modelling, and oil-field chemistry. He also managed several research and commercial project in collaboration with universities, government agencies and industry partners in the energy sector.

Mauricio started his career in his home country, working for Intevep, the R&D branch of PDVSA, the national oil company in Venezuela, where he contributed to the development of novel chemistries and methods to increase well productivity and open new markets for extra-heavy oils.
With his appointment to the FEnEx CRC, Mauricio will contribute with his broad technical and project management experience to the efforts to decarbonize the energy resources and develop the hydrogen industry of the future. Mauricio has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Western Australia, a Master degree in Physics from the University of California, San Diego, and a Bachelor degree in Physics from Simon Bolivar University.