Dr. Kamelia Atefi Monfared joined UB in 2016, after receiving her PhD from the University of Waterloo. Her research contributes to development of resilient and sustainable energy production/storage technologies through a fundamental understanding of coupled geomechanical processes (fluid-mechanical-thermal-dynamics). Her current research involves prediction of geo-environmental impacts of production/injection operations; enhancement of hydrocarbon, geothermal and aquifer storage recovery operations; and tunneling, including soil-tunnel interaction in rock and poor soils. Dr. Atefi Monfared is a member of the ASCE Rock Mechanics committee and the ASCE Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering.
In April 2018, Atefi Monfared was invited to lead a workshop on heat/cool storage in geological formations in A Cool World, the first-ever International Congress on Clean Cooling at the University of Birmingham, UK.
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