Dr. Kamelia Atefi Monfared joined UB in 2016, after receiving her PhD from the University of Waterloo. Her research contributes to development of resilient and sustainable energy production/storage technologies through a fundamental understanding of coupled geomechanical processes (fluid-mechanical-thermal-dynamics). Her current research involves prediction of geo-environmental impacts of production/injection operations; enhancement of hydrocarbon, geothermal and aquifer storage recovery operations; and tunneling, including soil-tunnel interaction in rock and poor soils. Dr. Atefi Monfared is a member of the ASCE Rock Mechanics committee and the ASCE Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering.
In April 2018, Atefi Monfared was invited to lead a workshop on heat/cool storage in geological formations in A Cool World, the first-ever International Congress on Clean Cooling at the University of Birmingham, UK.
CSEE AT A GLANCE
Chair: Joseph Atkinson
Full-time Faculty: 33
• 788 Undergraduate
• 215 Graduate
• 35,000 square feet of teaching and research labs
• $5.5 million in annual research expenditures
Research areas in:
• bridge engineering
• computational engineering mechanics
• geomechanics, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering
• environmental and water resources engineering
• structural and earthquake engineering
• transportation systems engineering