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Dr Mehravar joined the Aston University in 2017 as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Civil Engineering at the College of Engineering and Physical Science. Prior to that, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Loughborough University.   


Research Interests

Dr Mehravar has extensive research experience in the field of computational mechanics and experimental modelling applied to geotechnical engineering problems. This includes multi-phase modelling of geo-structure in particular geo-energy infrastructure such as energy piles and foundations of offshore wind turbines. She has worked on several research projects related to renewable energy and particularly on innovative and novel solutions for foundations of offshore wind turbines and is experienced in the use of biomaterials for ground engineering/improvement.  

She is also interested in smart infrastructure including (i) the use and development of novel sensing technologies (fibre optic sensors) for ground engineering and (ii) development of innovative and efficient approaches for condition assessment of existing infrastructure and sustainable design of new infrastructure.

She has published more than 20 research papers in prestigious journals and international conferences.

Google Scholar Profile


  • Lecture (Assistant Professor) in Civil Engineering, Aston University, 2017-current 
  • Postdoctoral research fellow, Loughborough University, 2015-2017
  • PhD researcher and graduate teaching assistance, University of Greenwich, 2011-2015

PhD Supervision

Main Supervisor

Student: Miss Shadi Fathi

Project title: Development Of An Innovative Approach For Condition Assessment Of Railway Track Substructure 

Start date: 01/07/2018

End date: 2022


Student: Mr Sina Fadaie Sestelani 

Project title: Application of novel fibre optic sensors to monitor geo-structures

Start date: 01/10/2020 


Student: Mrs Sadri Shadabi

Project title: New advanced in optimisation and design of energy piles to support net zero energy buildings 

Start date: 01/09/2022


Associate Supervisor

Student: Mr Mohammad Alturki 

Project title: Installation of suction caisson foundations for offshore wind turbine in sand

Start date: 12/4/2021


Student: Mr Emmanouil Papadantonakis 

Project title: Innovative solutions for anchoring of floating offshore wind turbines 

Start date: 01/08/2021


Student: Mr Kanaeshvar Devanand 

Project title: Distinc Element Modelling (DEM) of masonary structures 

Start date: 03/05/2022


Student: Miss Fatemeh Ardakani

Project title: Development of a digital twin of geo-energy piles 

Start date: 01/05/2022



Teaching Activity

  • Geotechnics 1 (2nd year UG)
  • Geotechnics 2 (Final year UG)
  • Advanced Geotechnics (MSc level)
  • Final year projects
  • MSc dissertations 


  • PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, 2015
  • Msc in Civil Engineering, 2010
  • BSc (Eng) in Civil Engineering, 2005

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Administrative Roles

  • ESM timetableing leader 
  • Deputy programme director for Civil Enginerring programme

Contact Details

Phone number: 0121 204 4432
Email: [email protected] 
Room number: MB226C

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert

Award Date: 1 Feb 2019

FHEA, Higher Education Academy

Award Date: 7 Jan 2019

PhD, Modelling Suction Caisson Foundation for Offshore Wind Turbine , University of Greenwich

Award Date: 1 Jun 2015


  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Renewable Energy
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Sustainability
  • Offshore Geotechnics
  • CO2 Storage
  • Energy Geotechnics
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Smart Infrastructure


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