Welcome to Rafiei's Hydro-Geomechanical Research Website
Modeling to Harness Renewable Energies and Leverage Resiliency against Climate Change
I am an Assistant Professor in Geotechnical Engineering at University of Hawaii at Manoa. The goals of my research works are to investigate the fundamental behavior of soils in order to (i) build stable foundations for renewable energy devices and hence leverage the exploitation of renewable energy resources. And (ii) to avoid catastrophic failures of geosystems resulting from soil instabilities during extreme events such as storms and earthquakes.
Ph.D. 2019 NC State University
M.Sc. 2015 University of Tehran
B.Sc. 2012 Isfahan University of Technology