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Vilcaez1
 

Computational Modeling, Earth Resources, Environment
Assistant Professor

Office:       103B Noble Research Center
Phone:       405-744-6361
Fax:            405-744-7841
Email:        vilcaez@okstate.edu

Ph.D.          2009  Tohoku University, Japan
M.Eng.        2006   Gunma University, Japan
B.Eng.        1998   Univ. of St. Francis Xavier, Bolivia

 

PUBLICATIONS (total Google Scholar citations: 299, h-index 8 as December 2016)
 
Papers in Peer-reviewed Journals (*denotes corresponding author, **denotes student)
1. *J. Vilcáez, S. Morad, N. Shikazono. Pore-scale simulation of transport properties of carbonate rocks
using FIB-SEM 3D microstructure: implications for field scale solute transport simulations. Journal of
Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 2016. Under review.
2. **B. Shabani, *J. Vilcáez. Prediction of CO2-CH4-H2S-N2 gas mixtures solubility in brine using a noniterative
fugacity-activity model relevant to CO2-MEOR. Journal of Petroleum Science and
Engineering, 2016. In press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2016.12.012.
3. *J. Vilcáez. Numerical modeling and simulation of microbial methanogenesis in geological CO2
storage sites. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol. 135, 2015, pp. 583-595.
4. *J. Vilcáez. Stimulating effect of protein-rich matter on the biogenic conversion of CO2 to CH4.
Journal of CO2 Utilization, Vol. 10, 2015, pp. 60-66.
5. *J. Vilcáez. On the mechanism of chalcopyrite bioleaching with thermophiles. Austin J. Earth Sci.
2015; 2(2): id1014.
6. V. Attavitkamthorn, *J. Vilcáez, K. Sato. Metamodeling of gas flooding EOR in Pattan i Basin, Thailand.
Journal of the Japanese Association for Petroleum Technology , Vol. 78, Issue 6, 2013, pp. 508-519.
7. H. Kobayashi, N. Saito, K. Fu, H. Kawaguchi, J. Vilcáez, T. Wakayama, H. Maeda, *K. Sato.
Electrochemical and microbial analysis of the bio-electrodes of the electromethanogenic reactor.
Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, Vol. 116, Issue 1, 2013, pp. 114-117.
8. J. Vilcáez, *L. Li, S.S. Hubbard. A new model for the biodegradation kinetics of oil droplets:
application to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Geochemical Transactions, Vol.
14, Issue 4, 2013, doi:10.1186/1467-4866-14-4.
9. Q. Fu, H. Kobayashi, H. Kawaguchi, J. Vilcáez, H. Wakayama, H. Maeda, *K. Sato. Electrochemical and
phylogenetic analyses of current-generating microorganisms in a thermophilic microbial fuel cell.
Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, Vol. 115, Issue 3, 2013, pp. 268-71.
10. *J. Vilcáez, L. Li, D. Wu, S.S. Hubbard. Reactive transport modeling of induced selective plugging by
Leuconostoc mesenteroides in carbonate formations. Geomicrobiology Journal, Vol. 30, Issue 9, 2013,
pp. 813-828.
11. *J. Vilcáez, M. Watanabe, N, Watanabe, A. Kishita, T. Adschiri. Hydrothermal extractive upgrading of
bitumen without coke formation. Fuel, Vol. 102, 2012, pp. 379-385.
12. P. Setiani, J. Vilcáez, N. Watanabe, A. Kishita, N. Tsuchiya. Enhanced hydrogen production from
biomass via the sulfur redox cycle under hydrothermal conditions. International Journal of Hydrogen
Energy, Vol. 36, Issue 17, 2011, pp. 10674 -10682.
13. *J. Vilcáez, T. Watanabe. Inhibitory effect of gamma -irradiated chitosan on the growth of
denitrifying bacteria. International Journal of Microbiology, Vol. 2009, Article ID 418595.
14. *J. Vilcáez, C. Inoue. Mathematical modeling of thermophilic bioleaching of chalcopyrite. Minerals
Engineering, Vol. 22, Issue 11, 2009, pp. 951-960.
15. *J. Vilcáez, R. Yamada, C. Inoue. Effect of pH reduction and ferric ion addition on the leaching of
chalcopyrite at thermophilic temperatures. Hydrometallurgy, Vol. 96, Issues 1 -2, 2009, pp. 62-71.
16. *J. Vilcáez, K. Suto, C. Inoue. Response of thermophiles to the simultaneous addition of sulfur and
ferric ion to enhance the bioleaching of chalcopyrite. Minerals Engineering, Vol. 21, Issue 15, 2008,
pp. 1063-1074.
17. *J. Vilcáez, K. Suto, C. Inoue. Modeling the auto-thermal performance of a thermophilic bioleaching
heap employing mesophilic and thermophilic microbes. Hydrometallurgy, Vol. 94, Issues 1 -4, 2008,
pp. 82-92.
18. *J. Vilcáez, K. Suto, C. Inoue. Bioleaching of chalcopyrite with thermophiles. Temperature -pH-ORP
dependence. International Journal of Mineral Processing, Vol. 88, Issues 1-2, 2008, pp. 37-44.
19. *J. Vilcáez, S. Miyazawa, K. Suto, C. Inoue. Numerical evaluation of biocide treatment against sulfate
reducing bacteria in oilfield water pipelines. Journal of the Japan Petroleum Institute, Vol. 50, No.4,
2007, pp. 208-217.
Papers in Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings/Presentations (*denotes corresponding author)
20. V. Attavitkamthorn, J. Vilcáez, *K. Sato. Integrated CCS aspect into CO2 EOR project under wide
range of reservoir properties and operating conditions. Energy Procedia, Vol. 37, pp. 6901-6908.
GHGT-11. Kyoto-Japan. November 18-22, 2012.
21. K. Tanaka, J. Vilcáez, *K. Sato. Improvement of CO2 geological storage efficiency by injection and
production well design. Energy Procedia, Vol. 37, pp. 4591-4597. GHGT-11. Kyoto-Japan. November
18-22, 2012.
22. Y. Kuramochi, Q. Fu, H. Kobayashi, M. Ikarashi, T. Wakayama, H. Kawaguchi, J. Vilcáez, H. Maeda, *K.
Sato. Electromethanogenic CO2 conversion by subsurface-reservoir microorganisms. Energy
Procedia, Vol. 37, pp. 7014-7020. GHGT-11. Kyoto-Japan. November 18-22, 2012.
23. M. Hara, H. Kobayashi, H. Kawaguchi, J. Vilcáez, *K. Sato. Mechanism of Electromethanogenic
Reduction of CO2 by a Thermophilic Methanogen. Energy Procedia, Vol. 37, pp. 7006-7013. GHGT-
11. Kyoto-Japan. November 18-22, 2012.
24. Q. Fu, Y. Onaka, H. Kobayashi, H. Kawaguchi, J. Vilcáez, *K. Sato. Identification of new microbial
mediators for electromethanogenic reduction of geologically-stored carbon dioxide. Energy Procedia,
Vol. 37, pp. 7021-7028. GHGT-11. Kyoto-Japan. November 18-22, 2012.
25. P. Setiani, J. Vilcáez, N. Watanabe, A. Kishita, *N. Tsuchiya. Sustainable and enhanced hydrogen
production from biomass through sulfur redox cycle using georeactor. Geothermal Resources
Council Transaction, Vol. 35, 2011, pp. 135 -138. Geothermal Resources Council 35th Annual Meeting.
San Diego-USA, October 23-26, 2011.
26. A. Nuryadi, *A. Kishita, N. Watanabe, J. Vilcáez, N. Kawai. EOR simulation by in situ nitrogen
production via denitrifying bacteria and performance improvement by nitrogen alternating
surfactant injection. DOI 10.2118/147823-MS. SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition
2011. Jakarta-Indonesia. September 20-22, 2011.
27. *J. Vilcáez, T. Watanabe. Antibacterial activity of gamma -irradiated chitosan against denitrifying
bacteria. AIP Conference Proceedings Vol. 1251, 2010, pp. 161 -164. 2nd International Symposium on
Aqua Science, Water Resource and Low Carbon Energy. Sanya -China. December 7-10, 2009.
28. *A. Kishita, J. Vilcáez, N. Watanabe. Observation of the heavy crude oil dissolution behavior under
supercritical condition of water. Proceedings of International Petroleum Tech nology Conference,
CD-ROM, 2009. IPTC 13898. Doha-Qatar. December 7-9.
29. *J. Vilcáez, K. Suto, C. Inoue. Studies on thermophilic bioleaching of chalcopyrite toward heap
application. Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 71 -73, 2009, pp. 357-360. 18th International
Biohydrometallurgy Symposium. Bariloche-Argentine. September 13-17, 2009.
30. *J. Vilcáez, C. Inoue. Mathematical modeling of the thermophilic bioleaching of chalcopyrite.
Proceedings of Computational Modelling in Mineral processing, 2008, CD-ROM. Cape Town-South
Africa. November 13-14.
31. *J. Vilcáez, K. Suto, C. Inoue. Bioleaching of chalcopyrite with thermophiles: temperature-pH-ORP
dependence. In: Wang D.Z., et al. (Eds.) Proceedings of XXIV International Mineral Processing
Congress, 2008, pp. 2779-2788. Beijing-China. September 23-28, 2008.
32. *J. Vilcáez, R. Yamada, C. Inoue. Effect of pH reduction and ferri c ion addition on the leaching of
chalcopyrite at high temperatures. In: Young C.A., et al. (Eds.), Hydrometallurgy 2008, Proceedings
of the Sixth International Symposium Honoring Robert S. Shoemaker, 2008, pp. 980-988. Phoenix-
USA. August 17-20, 2008.
33. *J. Vilcáez, K. Suto, C. Inoue. Modeling the auto-thermal performance of a thermophilic bioleaching
heap employing mesophilic and thermophilic microbes. Advanced Materials Research Vol. 20 -21,
2007, pp. 70-74. 17th International Biohydrometallurgy Sympo sium. Frankfurt am Main-Germany.
September 2-5, 2007.
34. *J. Vilcáez, K. Suto, C. Inoue. Response of thermophiles to the simultaneous addition of sulfur and
ferric ion. Proceedings of 3rd International Symposium on Bio & Hydrometall urgy, 2007, CD-ROM.
Falmouth-UK. May 1-2, 2007.
35. *J. Vilcáez, K. Suto, C. Inoue. A numerical evaluation on the viability of heap thermophilic
bioleaching. AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 898, 2007, pp. 217-222. 4th International Workshop
on Water Dynamics. Sendai-Japan. November 7-8, 2006.

Papers in Domestic Conference Proceedings/Presentations (*denotes corresponding author)
1. *J. Vilcáez, C. Inoue. Enhancement and inhibition of bioleaching chalcopyrite with thermophiles.
Proceedings of the symposium of the Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan, Spring-
2009, pp. 215-216. Tokyo, Japan. March 26 -28, 2009. Oral presentation.
2. *J. Vilcáez, K. Suto, C. Inoue. Chemical leaching of chalcopyrite at high temperatures and low pH.
Proceedings of the symposium of the Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan, Spring-
2008, pp. 185-186. Tokyo-Japan. March 27-29, 2008. Oral presentation.
3. *J. Vilcáez, K. Suto, C. Inoue. Effect of temperature on the bioleaching of chalcopyrite using
thermophiles. Proceedings of the symposium of the Mining and Materials Processing Institute of
Japan, Summer-2007, pp. 44. Nagoya-Japan. September 25-27, 2007. Oral presentation.

Abstracts in International Conference Proceedings /Presentations (*denotes corresponding author,
**denotes student)

1. *J. Vilcáez, **J. York, **T. Seabeck. Stimulation of microbial methanogenesis from oil and CO 2 in the
Cushing oil field. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2016. San Francisco-USA, December 12-
16, 2016. Poster presentation.
2. **P. Ebrahimi, *J. Vilcáez. Effect of guar gum on the mobility of barium in disposal wells of the
Arbuckle formation. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting 2016. Denver-USA. September
25-28, 2016. Oral presentation.
3. **B. Shabani, *J. Vilcáez. Prediction of CO2-CH4-H2S-N2 gas mixtures solubility in brine using a noniterative
fugacity-activity model relevant to MEOR. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
2016. Denver-USA. September 25-28, 2016. Oral presentation.
4. *J. Vilcáez. Reactive transport modeling of biocide reagents in unconvent ional hydrocarbon
reservoirs. 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition. San Diego-USA. March
14-17, 2016. Oral presentation.
5. *J. Vilcáez. Microbial methanogenesis in oil reservoirs subjected to the injection of CO 2. Geological
Society of America Annual Meeting 2015. Baltimore-USA. November 1-4, 2015. Oral presentation.
6. *J. Vilcáez. Pore-scale simulation of transport properties of carbonate rocks using nanoscale FIB -
SEM 3D images. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting 2015. Baltimore-USA. November1-4,
2015. Oral presentation.
7. *J. Vilcáez. Stimulating effect of protein-rich matter on the biogenic conversion of CO2 to CH4. 249th
American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition. Denver-USA. March 22-26, 2015. Oral
presentation.
8. *J. Vilcáez. Mathematical modeling as a tool to assess microbial community responses to CO 2
injection. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2014. San Francisco-USA, December 15-17,
2014. Poster presentation.
9. *J. Vilcáez, L. Li, K. Sato. Horizontal wells placement optimization for CO2 geological storage in
confined aquifers subjected to brine recycling. Japan Geosciences Union Meeting 2014, Yokohama -
Japan. April 28-May 2, 2014. Oral presentation.
10. *J. Vilcáez. Restoration of methane gas deposits throu gh stimulation of indigenous methanogens:
modeling and simulation. JOGMEC-TRC Week 2012, toward actualization of a pilot project focused
on the technology of microbial methane generation. Tokyo-Japan. November 28, 2012. Oral
presentation.
11. *J. Vilcáez, L. Li, S. Hubbard, T. Hazen. Biodegradation of Deep -Sea Oil Spill at the Gulf of Mexico: An
Estimate of Half Life Time. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2010. San Francisco-USA.
December 13-17, 2010. Poster presentation.

Papers under Preparation (*denotes corresponding author, **denotes student)
1. *J. Vilcáez, **J. York. Stimulation of microbial methanogenesis from oil and CO 2 in the Cushing oil
field.
2. **P. Ebrahimi, *J. Vilcáez. Effect of guar gum on the mobility of barium through dolomite rocks of
the Arbuckle formation.

INVITED SEMINARS AND PRESENTATIONS
1. Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Oklahoma State University. Stillwater,
Oklahoma. February, 20, 2017. “Stimulation of microbial methanogenesis in depleted oil reservoirs:
kinetics in the Cushing oil field”. To be delivered.
2. Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering Seminar Series, Missouri University of
Science and Technology. Rolla, Missouri. November 28, 2016. “Coupling geological carbon storage
(GCS) and microbial enhanced hydrocarbon recovery (MEHR) in depleted oil reservoirs ”.
3. Geography, Geology and Planning Seminar Series, Missouri State University . Springfield, Missouri.
November 18, 2016. “Bio-geochemical reactive transport modeling of geological CO2 storage in
depleted oil reservoirs”.
4. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Seminar Series, R.S. Kerr Environmental Re search
Center. Ada, Oklahoma . May 11, 2016. “Reactive transport modeling of biocide treatments in
unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs”.
5. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Oil and Ga s Conference. Mcallen, Texas . March
23-25, 2016. “Restoration of depleted CH4 gas deposits via microbial methanogenesis driven by the
injection of CO2 and stimulating nutrients”.
6. Annual meeting of Geological Society of America 2015. Baltimore, Maryland. November 1-4, 2015.
“Microbial methanogenesis in oil reservoirs subjected to the injection of CO2”.
7. Boon Pickens School of Geology Seminar Series, Oklahoma State University. Stillwater, Oklahoma .
October 17, 2014. “Reactive transport modeling of CO2 geological storage: methanogenesis from
CO2”.
8. Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)-TRC Week 2012, Tokyo -Japan. November
28, 2012. “Restoration of methane gas deposits through stimulation of indigenous methanogens:
modeling and simulation”.