Soodeh Samimi

Thesis Topic

‚ÄúConstitutive Modelling of Reactive Soils Subject to Osmotic and Matric Suction Alterations‚ÄĚ


Soodeh Samimi is a Researcher in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of New South Wales (UNSW), with expertise in numerical modelling in Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. With a wealth of experience spanning from a Master’s in Geotechnical Engineering to a PhD in Civil Engineering, she has honed her skills in areas including multiphase fluid flow and heat transfer in porous media, unsaturated soil mechanics, hydraulic fracturing, constitutive modelling of geomaterials, computational geomechanics, and environmental geotechnics.

Soodeh received her MSc and PhD degrees from Sharif University of Technology, the top-ranked university in Iran, in 2007 and 2014, respectively. With a track record of conducting pioneering research and publishing in reputable journals, she is the developer of a 3D computational model designed for fully coupled hydro-mechanical analysis of multiphase porous media and propagation of fluid-driven fractures using the EFG mesh-less method.

As a recipient of the prestigious Scientia PhD Scholarship, one of the most competitive HDR scholarships at UNSW, Soodeh is currently engaging in research on constitutive modelling of reactive soils. The project in particular aims to provide a more comprehensive understanding of reactive soil mechanics by developing fundamental knowledge and a mechanical framework, directly influencing the design and construction of infrastructure involving these problematic soils.