Group : Mechanical
College : Mechanical & Civil Engineering
Field : Ph.D - Petroleum Engineering


First Name : Mojtaba Last Name : Rahimi
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Birth Place : Khomeinishahr
Academic : Assistant Professor Contract Type : Full-Time Faculty
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Research Interest : (Petroleum) geomechanics, Enhanced oil recovery, Well logging, Reservoir engineering, Formation damage
Educational Background
Degree :PhD Field : Petroleum engineering
College : Civil & Environmental engineering Year : 2014
Thesis : Constitutive modeling of soft sandstone degradation under cyclic conditions
Degree :Magister degree Field : Petroleum reservoir engineering
College : Chemical & Petroleum engineering Year : 2009
Thesis : Simulation of polymer flooding in one of Iranian naturally fractured oil reservoirs
Degree :Bachelor's degree Field :
College : Engineering Year : 2006
Thesis : Microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR)

Dr. Mojtaba Rahimi is currently an assistant professor at the department of mechanical engineering of Islamic Azad University of Khomeinishahr. He earned a B.Sc. degree from the University of Birjand in 2006 as the first rank graduate. His major during M.Sc. period was in petroleum reservoir engineering. Mojtaba obtained his M.Sc. degree from the Sharif University of Technology, the most prestigious and competitive engineering university in Iran, in 2009. Then, he joined the school of mining and petroleum engineering of the University of Alberta in 2009. Petroleum geomechanics with focus on the constitutive modeling of monotonic and cyclic behavior of uncemented and cemented sands was his research topic during the PhD period. Mojtaba worked under supervision of Prof. Dave Chan and Prof. Alireza Nouri during his PhD studies and earned a PhD degree from the University of Alberta in 2014. Mojtaba’s PhD research has so far led to publication of four ISI-WOS-Q1 journal papers. He also had a short postdoc period in the University of Saskatchewan under supervision of Prof. Chris Hawkes in 2014. During his postdoc period, Mojtaba worked in area of petroleum geomechanics specifically on effects of stress induced anisotropy and inherent anisotropy on response of sonic logging tools