Iman Vaezi Anzeha
Research group: Groundwater and Hydrogeochemistry
I’ve got my BSc in Civil Engineering from Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman and MSc in Geotechnical Engineering from Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. My previous research experiences are in numerical simulation of porous media, cemented material dams, and geotechnical uncertainty analysis. My MSc thesis was about modeling of liquefaction-induced lateral spreading aiming at merging fully explicit dynamic finite element simulation with fully coupled (HM) formulation to analyze soil displacements and pore water pressures.
Having graduated in Geotechnical Engineering, I believed that before beginning to pursue a PhD degree I should be much more aware of the real application of my previous studies. So, I entered the job market and I had the opportunity to collaborate with Iranian national committee on large dams (IRCOLD), Construction and development of transportation infrastructures company (CDTIC), and several soil mechanics laboratories and consulting companies. I’ve been involved in the supervision of many national projects under different stages of design and construction as well as private projects as an engineer.
Despite enjoying creating value in the real world through the application of knowledge, I was still interested in academic works and I have collaborated in several research projects, held workshops, and participated in conferences.
Since May 2020, I have joined Groundwater and Hydrogeochemistry research group at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research of the Spanish National Research Council (IDAEA-CSIC) as a PhD student to investigate the mechanisms that induce seismicity due to fluid injection related to subsurface energy applications within the GEoREST project and the doctoral program of Civil Engineering in Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).