Iman Rahimzadeh Kivi
I received my BSc, MSc and PhD degrees all in petroleum engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Tehran, Iran. My PhD focused on the multi-physical and multi-scale characterization of shale gas resources in the Lurestan Basin, Iran, and numerical simulation of hydro-fracturing and hydro-shearing in these reservoirs within the theoretical framework of plasticity and damage mechanics. After my PhD, I joined Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz as a Lecturer (September 2018 – September 2019). Since January 2020, I have been a postdoc at Spanish National Research Council (IDAEA-CSIC). I was part of the GEoREST team (January 2020 – December 2021), developing novel approaches to predict and mitigate injection-induced seismicity. I have been conducting research on coupled THMC processes of geologic CO2 storage as a Juan de la Cierva-incorporación postdoc fellow (January 2022 – April 2022), and from May 2022 as a Marie-Curie Postdoc fellow.
I am interested in hydrogeology, coupled processes of porous and fractured rocks and geomechanics of low-carbon geo-energies. I combine theory, experiments and state-of-the-art modeling to develop a deep understanding of the subsurface potential to accelerate the world transition to a low-carbon future and meet the ambitious climate targets.
- Carbon capture and storage
- Coupled processes
- Numerical methods
- Damage mechanics
|2018||PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran|
|2013||MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran|
|2011||BSc in Petroleum Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran|
|2022-||MSCA-IF Fellow at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Spanish National Research Council (IDAEA-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain|
|2020-2022||Postdoc at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Spanish National Research Council (IDAEA-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain (23 months in the GEoREST project followed by 4 months as Juan de la Cierva-incorporación fellow).|
|2018-2019||Lecturer Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran|
|2015-2018||Researcher at Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), Tehran, Iran|
|2013-2014||Researcher at Iranian Gas Engineering and Development Company, Tehran, Iran|
|2010-2018||Laboratory technician and research assistant at AUT geomechanics lab, Tehran, Iran|