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Dr Asal Bidarmaghz


Asal Bidarmaghz

Research Associate in Multi-physics Environmental Modelling of Underground Spaces

Academic Division: Civil Engineering

Research group: Structures

Telephone: tba



Research interests

Dr Asal Bidarmaghz is a Research Associate in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge since Oct 2017. Asal has got expertise in shallow geothermal technologies, Multiphysics modeling of the ground and underground spaces with focus on porous media, heat transfer, fluid flow and subsurface flow numerical modeling. Her current research is focused on studying the influence of underground structures on above ground spaces and on thermo-hydro properties of the ground to investigate the potential of increase and extended application of the underground spaces working with multi-disciplinary Energy Efficient Cities initiative (EECi) group. 


Asal received her PhD in Civil Engineering (Geothermal technologies) from The University of Melbourne, Australia in March 2015 and her M.Sc. (2008) and B.Sc. (2004) in Mining Engineering (Extraction) from University of Tehran, Iran. Prior to joining University of Cambridge, Asal was working as a Research Fellow with the Geotechnical Engineering group at The University of Melbourne, specifically focusing on numerical simulation of energy geo-structures and the possibility of the integration of geothermal technologies into different subsurface structures in a thermally efficient manner. 

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