Yashar Mehmani

Email: yzm5192@psu.edu

Phone: (814) 863-7942

Office Address:
153 Hosler Bldg.

Title: Assistant Professor


Research Areas:
Carbon Dioxide Capture, Conversion & Sequestration
Civil Engineering
Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering
Unconventional Oil & Gas

Education Background:
• Postdoc, Stanford University
• PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
• BSc, Sharif University of Technology, Iran


Yashar Mehmani is an assistant professor in the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) at the Pennsylvania State University. He is also a co-funded faculty in the Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE). His research interests are broadly related to porous media flow and mechanics with a special focus on computing and scale translation. He is particularly interested in how microscale physics affect macroscopic observations and how predictive tools based on such knowledge can be built. Applications that motivate his research relate to sustainability aspects of subsurface energy production, groundwater contamination, and renewables. He did his undergraduate years at Sharif University of Technology, Iran, followed by a PhD at the University of Texas at Austin. He was then a postdoctoral fellow and later a research associate at the Energy Resources Engineering Department at Stanford University.

Research Interests:

• Porous media
• Computational fluid & solid mechanics
• Multiscale imaging of geomaterials

Memberships & Committees:

• American Geophysical Union (AGU)
• International Society for Porous Media (InterPore)

Honors & Awards:

• Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security award (2017)
• Graduate Student Professional Development Awards(2014)
• Gulf Coast regional SPE student paper contest 2nd place (2014)
• Graduate and Industry Networking (GAIN) Shell award (2014)


• Flow in Porous Media (PNG 501)


Google: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=xfauPVUAAAAJ

Yashar Mehmani's Publications
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Mehmani, Y., N. Castelletto, and H. A. Tchelepia, (2021). Multiscale formulation of frictional contact mechanics at the pore scale, Journal of Computational Physics, 430, 110092.
Yuan, Q., Y. Mehmani, A. K. Burnham, A. Lapene, J. Wendebourg, and H. A. Tchelepia, (2020). Scaling analysis of coupled compaction, kerogen conversion, and petroleum expulsion during geological maturation, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 192, 107285.