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Dr Mohaddeseh Mousavi Nezhad

Associate Professor in Civil Engineering

(Computaional Mechanics and Data Science)

Warwick Centre for Predictive Modelling

Civil Engineering Research Group


Room: D211
School of Engineering
University of Warwick

Phone: +44 (0)24 765 22332
Fax: +44 (0)24 76 418922



Research interests
  • Mechanics and physics of heterogeneous media

My research interests focus on experimental, theoretical and computational modelling of engineering topics including fracture mechanics; reactive and non-reactive fluid flow in heterogeneous fractured porous media and contaminant transport. I develop efficient and robust numerical algorithms to capture the true hydro-chemo-mechanical behavior of a wide variety of heterogeneous materials that exhibit significant randomness. My research is highly multi-disciplinary and motivated by applications in integrity assessment of safety structures (e.g. nuclear energy and waste disposal systems, carbon capture and storage systems, flood embankments), environmental risk analysis, geotechnics and petroleum geomechanics. Currently collaborate with mathematicians, environmentalist, hydrologists and geotechnical engineers.


Flow in Porous Media


Fracture Mechanics


Uncertainty Assessment


Numerical Schemes and Algorithms



February 2019-EPSRC have announced funding for a Centre for Doctoral Training in Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems at the University of Warwick . HetSys involves academics from the departments of Physics, Engineering, Chemistry and Mathematics and the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) and is now recruiting its first cohort of students to start in October 2019. For first HetSys PhD Projects for Oct 2019 start, see

January 2019-We are pleased to announce that the Special Issue on Uncertainty Quantification and Multiple-Scale Methods for Porous Media in the Journal of Transport in Porous Media (Volume 126 Number 1) is now available online. The papers are made freely available for a few weeks to everyone, until 9 March. 

June 2018-PhD Position on Numerical Modelling of Crack Propagation

June 2018-Two PhD Positions on Transport in Porous Media

February 2017-Call for special issue-Journal of Transport in Porous Media: Submission is now open for the special issue on Uncertainty Quantification and Multiple Scale Methods in Porous Media.

February 2017-Call for paper-Third Annual UK InterPore Conference on Porous Media

Novemer 2016- Call for paper-Minisymposium on “Uncertainty Quantification and Multiple Scale Methods for Porous Media

March 2015- Postdoctoral Research Position

September 2015_International Symposium on Geohazards and Geomechanics

August 2014- Warwick Chancellor's International Scholarships

August 2014-Postdoctoral research fellow position on long-term performance of fracking

22nd ACME Conference on Computational Mechanics

The XX.International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR 2014)