Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Mahdi Heidari Moghadam

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

Areas of Expertise

Mahdi Heidari Moghadam is 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 geomechanical 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 over large stress range


Current Research Programs & Projects

Seismic pore pressure prediction coupled with geomechanical modeling

UT GeoFluids Consortium

AGL consortium


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)

Integration of geotechnical and geomechanical modeling to predict pressure and stress fields in salt basins, Invited talk, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Geotechnical program, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin (2017)

Convergence curve for tunnels with hardening jet grouting using displacement-controlled analysis, Invited talk, North American Tunneling Conference, Indianapolis (2012)