Bio


I am a PhD candidate in the department of Geophysics. Currently, I am studying the time dependent behavior of carbonate and clay rich shales at different reservoir stress and temperature conditions.

I obtained my M.Sc. in Mining Exploitation at University of Tehran. For my Master’s thesis I worked on new method of obtaining creep characteristics of soft rocks, called impression creep test. This new method greatly reduces time and material usually needed for conventional creep tests and makes it an economic mean to obtain creep characteristics of soft rocks.

I conducted my experiments in different laboratories at University of Tehran, Tokai University of Japan, Toyota National College of Technology and in Material and Energy Research Center. Right now I am a research assistant in Stress and Crustal Mechanics Lab. at Stanford University.

Honors & Awards


  • FOE prize, Faculty of Engineering, Tehran University (2006)
  • School of Mining Graduate Student Scholarship, Tehran University (2008)

Education & Certifications


  • MS, University of Tehran, Mining Exploitation (2011)
  • BS, University of Tehran, Mining Exploitation (2008)