Gund Fellow, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ehsan Ghazanfari is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Vermont. The general theme of his research is sustainable energy production, with the goal of facilitating the transition from fossil fuels toward renewable energy alternatives. His active areas of research include development of shallow and deep geothermal systems, geo-mechanical and environmental aspects of shale energy and geological carbon storage, and environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing used in different energy technologies. He has published on development of geothermal energy systems and mitigating the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing in shale energy.

Publications

  • Kamali-Asl, A., KC, B., Ghazanfari, E., & Hedayat, A. (2019). Flow-induced alterations of ultrasonic signatures and fracture aperture under constant state-of-stress in a single-fractured rock. Journal of Geophysics, 84(4), 1-58 
  • Kamali-Asl, A., Ghazanfari, E., Perdrial, N., Bredice, N. (2018). Experimental study of fracture response in granite specimens subjected to hydrothermal conditions relevant for enhanced geothermal systems. Geothermics 72 (2018) 205–224
  • Villamor Lora R., Ghazanfari, E., Asanza, E. (2016). Geomechanical Characterization of Marcellus Shale. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Vol. 49, Issue 9, pp 3403–3424
  • Caulk, R., Ghazanfari, E., McCartnery, J. (2016). Parameterization of a Calibrated Geothermal Energy Pile Model. Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, 5 (2016) 1-15
  • Peraki, M., Ghazanfari, E., Pinder, G.F., Harrington, T.L. (2016). Electrodialysis: An Application for the Environmental Protection in Shale-gas Extraction. Separation and Purification, Vol. 161, pp 96–103

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

shallow and deep geothermal systems, geo-mechanical and environmental aspects of shale energy and geological carbon storage

Education

  • PhD, Civil Engineering, Lehigh University
  • MSc, Civil Engineering, Lehigh University
  • MSc, Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science & Tech
  • BSc, Civil Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran

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