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Mahdi received two bachelor of science degrees in mechanical and petroleum engineering in 2007 and a master of science degree in mechanical engineering, energy conversion in 2009, all from Sharif University of Technology in Iran. He graduated from PhD in petroleum engineering at The University of Texas at Austin in 2017. Upon graduation, he was appointed as a postdoctoral fellow in the Bureau of Economic Geology. His postdoctoral research focuses on the geomechanics of induced seismicity in production-injection multi-layer geological systems. His research interests include reservoir engineering; reservoir geomechanics; hydraulic fracture mechanics; microseismicity; and induced seismicity. He has also extensive experience in the development of computational fluid dynamics codes using finite volume, finite element (classic and Streamline Upwind Petrov-Galerkin), and smoothed particle hydrodynamics methods. He is an active member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
Areas of Expertise
geomechanics of induced seismicity; geomechanical simulation of multiple-stage hydraulic fracture propagation using cohesive zone model and extended finite element method; numerical simulation of multiphase flow in porous media; development of computational fluid dynamics codes using finite volume, finite element (classic and Streamline Upwind Petrov-Galerkin), and smoothed particle hydrodynamics methods.
Current Research Programs & Projects
Geomechanics of Induced Seismicity