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Hamed Owladeghaffari

Research Scientist

Hamed O.Ghaffari joined Matěj Peč’s research group in June 2017. Hamed finished his PhD from the department of Civil Engineering (University of Toronto, 2014). From 2009 to 2010, he was a research assistant in university of Ottawa (Canada) , studying coupled process (THM) and gas propagation in deep geological repositories. From 2010 to 2015, He involved in Paul Young’s Lab.-University of Toronto- working mainly on ultrasound probes of fractured rocks under different conditions of stress and temperatures, including  micro-mechanisms in true triaxial tests ,rupture mechanism and dynamic loading tests. He was a post-doc (2015-2017) in W.A.Griffith’s Lab (University of Texas) and working on the response of materials under dynamic loading and out-of –equilibrium physics of micro-cracks with excited acoustic signals.

His current research includes study of acoustic phonon emissions to analysis physic s of partly molten rocks and lattice preferred orientations akin to mechanisms in upper mantle and with applications on deep-earthquake faulting.

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Ghaffari, H.O., W.A. Griffith, and P. Benson, “Microscopic Evolution of Laboratory Volcanic Hybrid Earthquakes”, Scientific Reports (Nature), 7, 40560; doi: 10.1038/srep40560 (2017).

Ghaffari, H.O., W.A. Griffith, P. Benson, K. Xia, and R. Paul Young, “Observation of the Kibble–Zurek Mechanism in Microscopic Acoustic Crackling Noises”, Scientific Reports (Nature),. 6, 21210; doi: 10.1038/srep21210 (2016).

Ghaffari, H.O., Nasseri, M.H.B., and R. Paul Young, “Faulting of Rocks in a Three-Dimensional Stress Field by Micro-Anticracks”, Scientific Reports. 4:5011. doi: 10.1038/srep05011., 2014.

Ghaffari, H.O., B.D.Thompson, and Young, R. Paul, “Complex Networks and Waveforms from Acoustic Emissions in Laboratory Earthquakes”, Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 21, 763-775, 2014.

Ghaffari, H.O., and R. Paul Young, “Acoustic-Friction Networks and the Evolution of Precursor Rupture Fronts in Laboratory Earthquakes”, Scientific Reports 8. doi: 10.1038/srep01799, 2013.

Ghaffari, H.O., and R.P. Young, “Topological Complexity of Frictional Interfaces: Friction Networks”,  Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 19, 215-225, 2012.

Ghaffari, H.O. , M.Sharifzadeh & M.Fall, “Analysis of Aperture Evolution in a Rock Joint Using a Complex Network Approach”, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Volume 47, Issue 1, January, Pages 17-29, 2010.

Ghaffari, H.O., M. Sharifzadeh ,K .Shahriar and W. Pedrycz, “Application  of  Soft  Granulation  Theory  to  Permeability  Analysis “, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Volume 46, Issue 3, , Pages 577-589, 2009.