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Dr Mohaddeseh Mousavi Nezhad

Associate Professor in Civil Engineering

Leads Porous Material and Processes Modelling (PMPM) Research Group

Warwick Centre for Predictive Modelling (WCPM)

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 materials
  • Laminar and turbulent flow in porous materials
  • Reactive and non-reactive solute and heat transport processes

My research group studies the physics of heterogeneous materials, which are deformed by external hydro-mechanical stresses or thermal fluctuations. In heterogeneous systems, material structure and dynamics at the microscopic scales determine macroscopic physical properties. The research goal is to investigate and understand the relationship between microscopic scale structure and macro-scale properties. We develop efficient and robust theoretical and numerical algorithms through the integration of Computational Statistics and Data Science to reliably quantify and reduce uncertainty in predicting hydro-chemo-mechanical behaviour of a wide variety of heterogeneous materials that exhibit significant randomness. We also develop new purpose-built experimental systems to model complex and non-linear (micro- to macro-scale) behaviour of the materials and transport processes to generate data for verification of the computational algorithms.

Our 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 (e.g., surface and groundwater quality assessment, reactive and non-reactive solute transport modelling, and river mixing modelling), geotechnics (e.g., injection of Geopolymer resin for ground improvement) and petroleum geomechanics (e.g., shale rock characterization and hydraulic fracturing modelling). Currently, we are collaborating 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)