Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Mahdi Heidari Moghadam

Geomechanical Modeler, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences

Email: mahdiheidari@utexas.edu
Work: +1 512 471 1382
Office: BEG 3.102S
Mailcode: E0630
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Areas of Expertise

Mahdi Heidari Moghadam is currently a Research Associate at the Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin (UT). He works for the AGL and GeoFluids consortia. Mahdi is a Civil/Geotechnical Engineer. He received his PhD on Tunneling in Difficult Ground Conditions from UT in 2013. He holds a M.Sc. in Structural Engineering from SUT, Iran, and a M.Sc. in Earthquake Engineering from University of Tehran, Iran. His current research focuses on Finite-Element Modeling of Stresses and Pore pressure in Salt Basins. His areas of expertise are: - Geomechanics - Pore Pressure Prediction - Finite-Element Modeling of Geological Structures - Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials


Future Leader - American Rock Mechanics Association (2016)

Kolodzey Grant Award - The University of Texas at Austin (2013)

Best Student Paper in North American Tunneling Conference - Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) (2012)

Exceptional Talent - Iranian National Foundation of Elites (2010)