My research interests span from structural geology and reservoir geomechanics to statistical seismology with the aim of understanding complex processes in fractured rocks by means of laboratory investigations, field-scale experiments and numerical models in the context of Enhanced Geothermal Systems.
If you have common interests as a PhD student or a visiting scholar, do not hesitate to contact me.
2019 – today | Postdoctoral Research Associate
Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Applied Geology
2018 – 2019 | Postdoctoral Research Associate
TU Darmstadt, Institute of Applied Geosciences
2015 – 2018 | Doctor of Science (Dr. sc.) in Geothermics,
ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Department of Earth Sciences
2010 – 2012 | M.Sc. Reservoir Geoscience and Engineering
French Institute of Petroleum (IFP), Rueil Malmaison, France
2006 – 2010 | B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering
Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Afshari Moein, MJ., Valley, B., & Evans, K. F. (2019). Scaling of Fracture Patterns in Three Deep Boreholes and Implications for Constraining Fractal Discrete Fracture Network Models. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-019-1739-7.
Afshari Moein, MJ., Somogyvari, M., Valley, B., Jalali, M., Loew, S., & Bayer, P. (2018). Fracture network characterization using stress‐based tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123.
Afshari Moein, MJ., Tormann, T., Valley, B., & Wiemer, S. (2018). Maximum magnitude forecast in hydraulic stimulation based on clustering and size distribution of early microseismicity. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 6907–6917. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL077609.
Shaabani, E., Rezaeian, M., Afshari Moein, MJ. & Maarefvand, P. (2016). Experimental investigation into rate of penetration in carbonated rocks. International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 11(4), 339-349. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJOGCT.2016.075086.
Khormali, A., Petrakov, D. G. & Afshari Moein, MJ. (2016). Experimental analysis of calcium carbonate scale formation and inhibition in waterflooding of carbonate reservoirs. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 147, 843-850. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2016.09.048.
Rajabi, A., Afshari Moein, MJ., & Rabbani, A. R. (2015). Improvement of petrophysical evaluation in a gas bearing carbonate reservoir–A case in Persian Gulf. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 24, 238-244. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2015.03.036.
Afshari Moein, MJ., Shaabani, E., & Rezaeian, M. (2014). Experimental evaluation of hardness models by drillability tests for carbonate rocks. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 113, 104-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2014.01.005.