Prof Akbar Javadi
Professor of Geotechnical Engineering and Director of Global Development (Engineering)
Telephone: 01392 723640
Extension: (Streatham) 3640
Prof. Javadi's main research interest is in different araes of Computational Geomechanics, Biomechanics, Desalination systems and Renewable energy. This includes:
- Modelling of hydraulic fracturing in unconventional oil and gas reservoirs using Extended Finite Element Method (XFEM)
- Development of a fuzzy logic risk assessment tool for groundwater contamination from well integrity failure of hydraulically fractured wells.
- Soil stabilisation and reinforced soils
- Constitutive modelling of geomaterials
- Coupled hydro-thermo-mechanical FE modelling of unsaturated soils
- Modelling of behaviour of expansive soils
- Data mining in Civil & Geotechnical engineering
- Numerical modelling and control of seawater intrusion
- FE modelling of flow and contaminant transport in unsaturated soils
- Stochastic finite element method and application to modelling of flow and contaminant transport in soils
- Management of groundwater resources
- Decision Support System for management of contaminated land
Desalination / Renewable Energy
- Solar powered agriculture greenhouse desalination system
- Ocean-powered desalination systems.
- Design and tailoring of microstructure of materials for prescribed material properties
- Development of integrated simulation-optimisation models
Self-learning finite element method
- A unified framework for constitutive modelling of materials in finite element analysis
- Development of a new knee brace system for OA patients
Current Research Grants:
- GeoRes - Geomaterials from Waste to Resource; PI; H2020 Marie Curie Project; €886,500; with 17 partners; http://emps.exeter.ac.uk/engineering/research/computational-geomechanics/geores/
- A Novel Standalone Solar-Driven Agriculture Greenhouse Desalination System; PI; Funded by British Council Institutional Link Programme and STDF, Egypt; £300,000 (with Zagazig University and Egypt Japan University of Science and Technology in Egypt)
- Development of an Assessment Procedure for Seawater Intrusion Mitigation; PI; Funded by Royal Society; £12,000 (with National Taiwan University)
Current Researcher Staff/PhD Students and Projects
- Dr Mohammad Akrami, A novel standalone solar-driven agriculture greenhouse desalination system that groves its energy and irrigation water.
- Mahdieh Dibaj, Integrated management of flooding and groundwater resources.
- Mohammad Hassan Khanjanpour, Optimisation of the energy requirement of an ocean-powered seawater reverse osmosis (OPSWRO) desalination system.
- Davood Mahdavian, Modelling of hydraulic fracturing.
- Olivia Milton-Thompson, Assessing the risks to groundwater contamination from unconventional gas development in the UK under uncertainty.
- Reza Naseri Karimvand, Modelling of hydraulic fracturing using Extended Finite Element Method.
- Ali Nassr, Development and Applications of Self-Learning Simulation in Finite Element Analysis.
- Samia Abdelhakeem Saad Shaaban, Investigation of saltwater intrusion in heterogeneous coastal aquifers: Application to Egypt’s Nile Delta.
- Kulchamai Thienkarochanakul, Subject-specific three-dimensional finite element modelling of the human knee complex.
- Canan Turan, Experimental and numerical study of mechanical behaviour of fly ash reinforced soil.
- Yuxiao Wang, Modelling of hydraulic fracturing using Extended Finite Element Method.
- Priscila Barros Ramalho Alves, GIS-Participatory approach for an integrated management of extreme events (second supervisor).
- Matthew Ellison, The influence of footwear and training interventions on metatarsal strain during running (second supervisor).
- Megan Kenny, The role of the muscles in minimising tibial stress during running (second supervisor).
- Rodrigo Alejandro Yupanqui Araos, Optimization of water distribution system of heap leaching process for mining in Chile (second supervisor).