Kamelia Atefi Monfared

PhD, PEng

Kamelia Atefi Monfared.

Kamelia Atefi Monfared

PhD, PEng

Kamelia Atefi Monfared

PhD, PEng

Research Topics

Computational geomechanics; Fundamental understanding of coupled processes (fluid-mechanical-thermal-biological-dynamics) aimed at: Prediction of geo-environmental impacts of production/injection operations; Enhancement of hydrocarbon, geothermal and aquifer storage recovery operations; Energy storage in geomaterials; and Tunneling in extreme geological settings

Contact Information

220 Ketter Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-3455

kameliam@buffalo.edu

Biography Publications Teaching Research Honors and Awards

Research Interests

  • Short-term, long-term Geo-Environmental impacts of production and injection operations in geological formations
  • Soil-structure interaction
  • Earthquake impacts on soil and rock behavior
  • Geothermal energy
  • Leakage, flow (gas, fluid, slurry), and transport mechanisms of contaminants in saturated and unsaturated strata
  • Management of hydrocarbon waste

Current and Recent Projects

  • Probing sub-ice sediments using geophysical surveys and geomechanical modeling to understand the response of Alaska and Greenland glaciers to climate change
  • Mechanical Metamaterials for Seismic Wave Mitigation and Suppression in soils
  • Prediction of geo-environmental impacts of production/injection operations
  • Enhancement of hydrocarbon, geothermal and aquifer storage recovery operations
  • Ground surface deformations due to deep production/injection operations and the effects on offshore piles
  • Tunneling, including soil-tunnel interaction in rock and poor soils.