Morteza Nejati obtained a BSc and MSc in mechanical engineering from Isfahan University of Technology and Iran University of Science and Technology in 2007 and 2010, respectively. His master research involved experimental and numerical stress analyses of cracks and sharp notches using photoelasticity and finite element methods. In 2012, he joined department of Earth Science and Engineering of Imperial College London, where he received his PhD in computational mechanics in 2015. During his PhD, he developed a finite element framework based on unstructured tetrahedral meshes for modeling the mechanical behavior of three-dimensional fractured media. In March 2016, he joined the SCCER-SoE team at ETH Zurich as a postdoctoral researcher.
As a member of the Geo-Energy team, Morteza is working on the numerical modeling of Themo-Hydro-Mechanical (THM) processes in deep geothermal reservoirs. He is currently developing a finite element based simulator under CSMP++ platform to model THM coupling in a fractured rock system. Such simulator helps us better understand the complex multi-physics processes in the enhanced geothermal systems, and accurately model hydraulically-driven fracture stimulation and propagation.