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Dr. Mohammad Javad Afshari Moein​

Dr. Mohammad Javad Afshari Moein

+49 345 / 55 – 26130 

Room 4.30
von-Seckendorff-Platz 3
06120 Halle (Saale)

Dr. Mohammad Javad Afshari Moein

+49 345 / 55 – 26130 

Room 4.30
von-Seckendorff-Platz 3
06120 Halle (Saale)

About Me

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.

Research Interests

 Rock Mechanics
■  Reservoir Geomechanics
■  Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) Modeling
■  Induced Seismicity


 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.

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Tel.: +49 345 / 55 – 26151
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