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Kamelia Atefi-Monfared

Assistant Professor, P.Eng

Department:

Civil Engineering

Bio

Kamelia Atefi is an Assistant Professor in the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University. She completed her Masters, Doctoral, and Postdoctoral studies in Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Prior to joining York University in Aug 2020, she was an Assistant Professor in the Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering Department at the University at Buffalo, NY, since 2016. Dr. Atefi is a registered professional engineer in Ontario, and an Editorial Board Member of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal.
K. Atefi has over fourteen years of research experience in computational geomechanics, focused on coupled processes in porous media. Her research contributes to the development of resilient and sustainable energy production/storage technologies, and design for climate change through a fundamental understanding of coupled geomechanical processes (hydraulic-mechanical-thermal-dynamics). Her current research involves enhancement of geothermal, hydrocarbon, and aquifer storage recovery systems; prediction of geo-environmental impacts of deep production/injection operations; tunneling in extreme geological settings; and bio-mediated soil improvement.

Research Interests

  • Coupled processes (Thermal-Hydraulic-Mechanical-Biological-Chemical) in porous formations
  • Bio-mediated ground improvement
  • Mechanical wave propagation porous media
  • Enhanced geothermal, hydrocarbon, and aquifer storage recovery (ASR) systems
  • Geomechanics of tunneling

Selected Publications

  • Mehrabi R., and Atefi-Monfared K. (2022). A coupled bio-chemo-hydro-mechanical model for bio-cementation in porous media. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 59(7), 1266-1280.
  • Zhai X., and Atefi-Monfared K. (2021). A novel numerical model on hydro-mechanical response of a saturated porous formation containing fines to injection: incorporating fines mobilization and straining. Transport in Porous Media. 137(3), 629-650.
  • Zhai X., and Atefi‐Monfared K. (2021). Thermo‐poroelasticity under temporal flux in low permeable layer confined with flexible sealing media. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 45(3), 382-410.
  • Zhai X., and Atefi-Monfared K. (2021). Production versus injection induced poroelasticity in porous media incorporating fines migration. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 205, 108953.
  • Zhai X., and Atefi-Monfared K. (2020). Local thermal non-equilibrium effects on thermal pressurization in saturated porous media considering thermo-osmosis and thermal-filtration. Computers and Geotechnics, 126, 103729.
  • Zhai X., and Atefi-Monfared, K. (2020). Explanation of early failure in porous media confined with flexible layers, considering thermo-osmosis, thermal-filtration and heat sink from fluid dilation. Computers and Geotechnics, 122, 103501.
  • Zhai X., and Atefi-Monfared, K. (2020). Thermo-poroelasticity under constant fluid flux and localized heat source. International Journal of Heat & Mass Transfer, 150, 119278.
  • Zhai X., and Atefi-Monfared, K. (2020). Non-isothermal injection-induced geomechanics in a porous layer confined with flexible sealing rocks. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 126, 104173.
  • Atefi-Monfared K., and Rybicki J. (2018). Production versus injection induced poroelasticity surrounding wells. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 162: 102-113.
  • Atefi-Monfared K., and Rothenburg L. (2017). Poroelasticity during fluid injection in confined geological reservoirs: incorporating effects of seal-rock stiffness. SPE Journal. 22(1): 184 – 197.
  • Atefi-Monfared K., and Rothenburg L. (2016). Poro-elasto-plastic response of an unconsolidated formation confined with stiff seal rocks under radial injection. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. 40(13): 1799 – 18
  • Atefi-Monfared K., and Rothenburg L. (2015). Poroelastic stress modifications surrounding a fully-penetrating injection well. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 135: 660 – 670.
  • Atefi-Monfared K., and Rothenburg L. (2011). Reconstruction of reservoir deformations using surface displacements and tilt monitoring. International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences. 48(7): 1113 – 1122.