Geology Department

The Department of Geology was founded in 2011 by offering an undergraduate program. This department aims to train committed researchers and specialists needed in Geology and related fields. It is expected that graduates can help the scientific development, economic independence and domination of natural resources of the country. The Department of Geology also offers Masters’ and Ph.D. programs. In the Master's Program students can study in the areas of specialization offered in Stratigraphy and Paleontology, Sedimentology, Economic Geology and Engineering Geology, Tectonic, Hydrogeology, Geology, Petrology and Environmental Geology. The sub-disciplines of the Department of Geography in the Ph.D. program are Stratigraphy and Paleontology, Sedimentology, Economic Geology, Engineering Geology and Tectonic. More

Head of the Geology Department
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Seyed Massoud Homam
Associate Professor
Department of Geology
homam@um.ac.ir
+985138804121

Concentration areas offered by the Geology Department
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Sedimentology
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Stratigraphy and Paleontology
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Academic staff

Abbas Ghaderi
Assistant Professor
Farzin Ghaemi
Associate Professor
Nasser Hafezi Moghaddas
Professor
Seyed Massoud Homam
Associate Professor
Reza Khajavi
Assistant Professor
Mohammad Khanehbad
Assistant Professor
Gholam Reza Lashkaripour
Professor
Mohamad Hosein Mahmudy Gharaie
Associate Professor
Azadeh Malekzadeh Shafaroudi
Associate Professor
Hossein Mohammadzadeh
Professor
Peyman P. Moghaddam
Assistant Professor
Behnam Rahimi
Professor
Morteza Razmara
Associate Professor
Hossein Sadeghi
Associate Professor
Mohammad Vahidinia
Associate Professor

Research

Recent journal articles

Mohammadzadeh, H., & Heydarizad, M. (2020). A conceptual model for water resources circulation patterns in Andarokh-Kardeh region (NE, Iran). Chemie der Erde - Geochemistry, 80 (2), 125593-125605.
Hemmati, A., Ghafoori, M., Hassan Moomivand, & Lashkaripour, G. (2020). The effect of mineralogy and textural characteristics on the strength of crystalline igneous rocks using image-based textural quantification. Engineering Geology, 266 (), 105467-105487.
Moussavi Maddah, S., Hafezi Moghaddas, N., & Ghafoori, M. (2020). Solubility variations of Tirgan limestone in Northeast of Iran with change of PH and temperature. Carbonates and Evaporites, 35 (1), -.
Javidi, M., Karimpour, M., Malekzadeh Shafaroudi, A., Jose F. Santos, & Fernando Corfu (2020). Middle Eocene magmatism in the Khur region (Lut Block, Eastern Iran): implications for petrogenesis and tectonic setting. International Geology Review, (), -.
Safaei, M., Mahboubi, A., & Moussavi Harami, S. (2020). Palaeoenvironment, sequence stratigraphy and palaeogeography of the Lower Cretaceous deposits of Mehdi Abad, Yazd Block, Central Iran. Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie - Abhandlungen, 295 (1), 61-89.
Mohammadzadeh, H., Eskandari, J., & Heydarizad, M. (2020). The Effects of Moisture Sources and Local Parameters on the 18O and 2H Contents of Precipitation in the West of Iran and the East of Iraq. Tellus B: Chemical and Physical Meteorology, 72 (1), 25-39.
Salari, P., Hafezi Moghaddas, N., Lashkaripour, G., & Ghafoori, M. (2020). Evaluating the Subgrade Reaction Modulus Variations with Soil Grains Shape in Coarse-Grained Soils Using Genetic Algorithm. Open Journal of Geology, 10 (2), 111-123.
Mohammadzadeh, H. (2020). A comparison of hydro-geochemistry and stable isotope composition of travertine-depositing springs, Garab in NE Iran and Pamukkale in SW Turkey. Carbonates and Evaporites, 35 (1), -.
Jana Gliwa, Ghaderi, A., Lucyna Leda, Martin Schobben, Sara Tomas, William J. Foster, Marie-beatrice Forel, Ghanizadeh Tabrizi, N., Stephen E. Grasby, Ulrich Struck, Ashouri, A., & Dieter Korn (2020). Aras Valley (northwest Iran): high-resolution stratigraphy of a continuous central Tethyan Permian–Triassic boundary section. Fossil Record, 23 (1), 33-69.
Jafari, J., Mahboubi, A., Moussavi Harami, S., & Ihsan Alasm (2020). The effects of diagenesis on the petrophysical and geochemical attributes of the Asmari Formation, Marun oil field, southwest Iran. Petroleum Science, (), -.
Nikbin, M., Khanehbad, M., Moussavi Harami, S., Mahboubi, A. (2020). Investigation of reservoir quality of the Kangan Formation based on petrographic and petrophysical studies: A case study of wells -A- and -B- in the gas field of the Tabnak Anticline, SW Iran. Iranian Journal of Earth Science, 12 (1), 69-84.
Nasiri, Y., Mahboubi, A., Moussavi Harami, S. (2020). Paleoenvironmental control on trace fossils across a Mississippian carbonate ramp succession, Mobarak Formation, east of Central and Eastern Alborz, Iran. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 165 (), 103800-103821.
Etesampour, A., Mahboubi, A., Moussavi Harami, S. (2020). Depositional history and sequence stratigraphy of central Tethyan from the Upper Triassic Nayband Formation, Central Iran. Carbonates and Evaporites, 35 (13), 1-18.
Moussavi Harami, S. (2020). Facies analysis and depositional setting of the upper pliocene Akchagyl Formation in southeastern Caspian Basin, NE Iran. Carbonates and Evaporites, 35 (8), 1-18.
Gheiasvand, M., Ashouri, A., & Ghaderi, A. (2020). Stratigraphic distribution of shallow-water benthic foraminifera from the Lower Cretaceous Taft formation, Central Iran (Yazd Block), with evidence for the importance of hiatuses. Annales de Paleontologie, (), -.
Sharifi, J., & Hafezi Moghaddas, N. (2020). Investigation of static and dynamic bulk moduli in a carbonate field. Exploration Geophysics, (), -.
Noorian, Y., Moussavi Harami, S., Mahboubi, A. (2020). Assessment of heterogeneities of the Asmari reservoir along the Bibi Hakimeh anticline using petrophysical and sedimentological attributes: Southeast of Dezful Embayment, SW Iran. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 193 (), 107390-107410.
Moussavi Harami, S. (2020). Regional Factors Controlling the Type of Pliocene Deposits in the Southeastern Caspian Basin, NE Iran: Implication for Tectono-stratigraphic Analysis. Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology, 10 (0), 47-54.
Shafieeardestani, M., Vahidinia, M. (2020). The occurrence of Neoflabellina bioevents across the Coniacian/Santonian boundary in the Abderaz Formation, Kopeh-Dagh Basin, Iran. Stratigraphy, 17 (2), 121-134.
Rahmatallah, S., Moussavi Harami, S., Mahboubi, A. (2020). Integration of 3D seismic attributes and well logs for Asmari reservoir characterization in the Ramshir oilfield, the Dezful Embayment, SW Iran. Geopersia, 10 (2), 1-18.
Hadi Seyahroud, M., & Vahidinia, M. (2020). Upper Ypresian to Lower Lutetian (SBZ 10 to 13)Alveolinastratigraphic horizons from the Hormak section, ZahedanDistrict, Sistan Suture Zone, Eastern Iran. Micropaleontology, 66 (4), 317-337.
Rahimi, S., Ashouri, A., & Ghaderi, A. (2020). Biostratigraphy of Campanian—Maastrichtian sequences and facies analysis in Anaran and Samand Anticlines, Zagros, Iran. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 13 (14), -.
Jana Gliwa, Marie Beatrice Forel, Sylvie Crasquin, Ghaderi, A., & Dieter Korn (2020). Ostracods from the end‐Permian mass extinction in the Aras Valley section (north‐west Iran). Papers in Palaeontology, (), -.
Honarmand, A., Vahidinia, M., Mahmudy Gharaie, M., & Shafieeardestani, M. (2020). Biostratigraphy of Upper Cretaceous planktonic foraminifera of the Abtalkh Formation in an east–west transect, Kopet-Dagh Basin, northeastern Iran. Micropaleontology, 66 (4), 285-300.
Sreepat Jain, Niazi, M., Ahmed Awad Abdelhady, Vahidinia, M., & Mahmudy Gharaie, M. (2020). The Campanian paleoenvironment: Inferences based on benthic foraminifera from northeastern Iran. palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology, 554 (109823), 109823-23.
Shiri, R., Hadavi, F., & Fereshteh Sajadi Hazaveh (2020). Biostratigraphy and palaeoenvironmental interpretation of the Dalichai Formation (Lower Cretaceous) in the eastern and central Alborz Mountains (North Iran) based on calcareous nannofossils. Geological quarterely, 64 (3), -.
Salari, P., Hafezi Moghaddas, N., Lashkaripour, G., & Ghafoori, M. (2020). Presenting new models to determine subgrade reaction modulus (Ks) for optimizing foundation calculations in coarse grained soils. Revista de la Construccion, 19 (2), 235-243.
Saeedeh Hosseini, Lashkaripour, G., Hafezi Moghaddas, N., & Ghafoori, M. (2020). Indexing the engineering properties of residual soils in the southern slopes of Mashhad, NE Iran. Journal of Mountain Science, 17 (9), 2179-2202.
Golafshani, T., Khanehbad, M., Moussavi Harami, S., Mahboubi, A., & Amir Feizy (2020). Carbonate platform evolution of the Tirgan formation during Early Cretaceous (Urgonian) in the eastern Kopet-Dagh Basin, northeast Iran: depositional environment and sequence stratigraphic significance. Carbonates and Evaporites, 35 (4), -.
Etemadi, A., Nadermezerji, S., Karimpour, M., Malekzadeh Shafaroudi, A., Jose Francisco Santos, & Sara Ribeiro (2020). Geochemistry, petrogenesis, zircon U Pb geochronology and Sr Nd isotopic composition of Kuh-e-Shah volcanic rocks: Implications for an active continental margin along with eastern Iran during the Paleogene. Lithos, 378-379 (105778), 105778-19.
Amir Karimian Torghabeh, Fakhreddin Afzali, Ashkan Jahandari, Mahmudy Gharaie, M., & Omar Ali Al-khashman (2020). Evaluation of trace elements concentration in surface sediments of Parishan International Wetland (Fars Province, SW Iran) by using geochemical and sedimentological analysis. Toxin Reviews, (), -.
Saghi, F., Mahboubi, A., Mahmudy Gharaie, M., & Khanehbad, M. (2020). Occurrence of Zoophycos in the Ruteh Formation, Middle Permian (Guadalupian), Central Alborz, Iran: palaeoenvironmental and sequence stratigraphy implications. Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie - Abhandlungen, 298 (3), 285-309.
Taghipour, M., Ghafoori, M., Lashkaripour, G., Hafezi Moghaddas, N., & Abdullah Molaghab (2020). A Geomechanical Evaluation of Fault Reactivation Using Analytical Methods and Numerical Simulation. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, (), -.
Yahya Sheybani, V., Moussavi Harami, S., Mahboubi, A., & Khanehbad, M. (2020). Depositional environment and sequence stratigraphy of siliciclastic - carbonate deposits of Parvadeh Formation (Middle Jurassic) in Tabas block, East Central of Iran. Geopersia, (), -.
Mahdavi Akerdi, M., Malekzadeh Shafaroudi, A., Karimpour, M., Rahimi, B., & Jose Francisco Santos (2020). Evidence of iron oxide-copper–gold mineralization in the Torud-Chahshirin Magmatic Belt, northern Iran: Insight from the Robaie area. Ore Geology Reviews, (), -.

Recent theses and dissertations

Sepahian, H. (2020). Investigating the tidal Forces components of Celestial Bodies during Earthquakes by regard to the trend of Faults around in the City of Tehran. , ( Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghalibaf Mohammad Abadi, H. (2020). Evaluation of in situ stress, pore pressure and strain caused by field depletion using a Coupled geomechanical reservoir. , ( Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Haddadi, M. (2020). Study of stratigraphy, and geochemical evaluation of Carbonate Sarvak formation and shale Surgah formation at Lurestan sub zone and Oil field in Zagros sedimentary basin and correlation with Kopeh-Dagh.. , ( Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Fakhrghaemy, S. (2020). Investigation of the relationship between uniaxial compressive strength and dynamic properties of Kalat formation. , ( Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Medhat Bojnurd, M. (2020). Envirnmental affects Assesment of Albolagh Lead-Zinc Mine, Esfarayen, Northern Khorasan. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ahmadzadeh, J. (2020). Investigation on wellbore instabilities in evaporitic cap rocks of Gachsaran Formation, regarding the creep behavior of Gypsum and anhydrite in the Dezful Embayment Zone. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Heshmati, K. (2020). Evaluation of sand dunes movement rate in block namaki station using Radar interferometer technique -InSAR. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Noorbakhsh, R. (2020). Effect of marl bedrock on amplification of alluvium in Mashhad plain. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jahani, A. (2020). The effect of acid rain on limestone facades of buildings. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hashemi Binabaj, S. (2020). Assessment of Seismic Damages in the Tunnel of line 3 of Mashhad metro. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Reyhani, V. (2020). Petrographic, geochemical, geophysical and petrogenesis studies of the Nakhbar region of south Sabzevar, Khorasan Razavi. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abouk, F. (2020). Visualization of Concepts in Earthquake Seismology. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sarveghadi, H. (2020). Geology petrography geochemistry and petrogenesis of the andesite rocks from the Chenar area Torbate Heydariyeh. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Miri, H. (2020). Geology, mineralization and geochemistry of Bijvard gold-manganese prospect area, Northern Bardaskan. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shiri, M. (2020). Geomechanical Analysis of Land Subsidence Due to Geological and Hydrogeological Properties in Karaj County.. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Akbari, A. (2020). Mineralization, Geochemistry and fluid inclusion studies of Ghoochi polymetallic mineral occurrence, eastern Bajestan, Lut Block. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Malekdadi, F. (2020). Nannostratigraphy and Chemostratigraphy of Sarcheshmeh and Sanganeh Formations in Nw of Shirvan -Ziarat section- and West of Kalat -Charam-Kohneh section- in Kopet-Dagh basin. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sahebi Khadar, J. (2020). Geology ,altration, mineralization, geochemistry and fluids inclusion studies of Fadihe Cu-Au mineral occurrence, northwestern Torbat Haydariyeh. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Saadat Nejad, J. (2020). Lithostratigraphy of the Gachsaran Formation and investigation of its changes in Dezful Embayment -North Dezful, South Dezful and Abadan Plain. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Farahmand, M. (2020). Mineralization, geochemistry and fluid inclusion study of Kalatepiale Pb-Zn prospect area, northeastern Esfarayen. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Saadatkhah, A. (2020). Investigation of the role of soil physical and mechanical properties in the amount of land subsidence in Mashhad Urban Railway line 3. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Amini Zohan, H. (2020). Geology, alteration, mineralization, geochemistry and fluid inclusions study in Kimia copper area, northwestern Bardaskan. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kadkhodaei, Z. (2020). Scientometric Study of Seismology in Iran and the World. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Motamed Alshariati, S. (2020). Study of Permeability Tensor in Surface and Subsurface Rock Mass Discontinuities Network Pirtaghi Dam Site.. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khajehnezhad, N. (2020). The role of structural factors in water discharge inside limestones of the Mozdouran formation in the Joghari, Tabadakan and Ahmadabad areas, NE Mashhad. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sadeghian, M. (2020). Geology, mineralization, geochemistry and fluids inclusions study of Morshed Abad prospect area, southeastern Torbat Heydariyeh. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rasekh, H. (2020). network analysis and topology of fracture sets of late Jurassic limstone in akhlamad area-NW of Mashhad. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mehdizadeh Tarnik, S. (2020). Evaluation of suitable sites for constructing landfill in Quchan county by using GIS. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zabihizade, F. (2020). Determining the rate of land subsidence in the effect of groundwater extraction using the radar interference technique in Khaf. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Darrudi, A. (2020). Geochemical Comparison of Atmospheric Dusts of Salehabad in Northeast Khorasan Razavi and Sarvestan in Fars Province with Emphasis on Environmental and Health Indicators. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Esmaeili, Z. (2020). Sedimentology and geochemistry of siliciclastic and carbonate rocks of Shouroijeh Formation in two Bidesoukhteh and Radkan sections in the Kopet-Dagh basin. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rezanezhad, M. (2020). Environmental assessment of heavy metals in Chahartakab Travertins in South East of Fariman and their pollutant impact potential on soils in the area. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zarehaghighi, M. (2020). Assessment seawater springs in Chabahar bay. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hosseinzadeh, J. (2020). Groundwater quality assessment and inversion hydrogeochemical modelling of Mashhad-Chenaran aquifer. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mozdi, H. (2020). Engineering geological and geotechnical characteristics of running Imam Reza energy transmission tunnels in Mashhad. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sargolzaei, S. (2020). Optimal use of urban runoff and wastewater of Zahedan water plant in order to improve the unrban landscape. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jalili, M. (2020). Assessment of liquefaction in Karun River margin in Ahwaz city. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hosseini, S. (2020). Geology, Mineralization, Alteration and Geochemistry of Nogh manganese area, Eastern Torbate Heydarieh. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Afroogh, A. (2020). Controls of mechanical stratigraphy on fracture attributes in carbonate reservoirs: Oligo-Miocene Asmari Formation. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shivaie, R. (2020). Combined studies of magnetometry and 2D electrical tomography with the aim of exploring iron mineralization in Taybad region. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Afkhami Ardakani, H. (2020). The structural analysis in the Kharanaq mountainous, NW of Yazd Block. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghasvareh, M. (2020). Assessment and management of geological and geotechnical risks in excavation of subway tunnels based on mathematical decision-making methods -Case study Mashhad Urban Railway Line 3. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ershadinia, M. (2020). The structural analysis and Tectonic evolution of igneous and metamorphic complex of NE Fariman, NE of Iran. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alimoradpour, R. (2020). Microbiostratigraphy of the Ilam Formation in Mishkhas section based on planktonic foraminifera, Zagros sedimentary basin, Sw Iran. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rezghi, F. (2020). strauctural analysis of parasitic folds in marbles of mashahd metamorphic complex. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Niazi, Z. (2020). Biostratigraphy, Microfacies of the Ilam Formation in Shahnakhjir stratigraphical section based on planktonic foraminifera, Zagros sedimentary basin, SW Iran. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ahmadi, S. (2020). Regression relations for conversion of earthquake magnitude scales in seismotectonic regions of Iran. , (Master's thesis of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Keivan Zeraatkar, A. (2020). Correlation of the Megathrust Earthquakes with Lunisolar Tides in the Saros Cycles. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geology). Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Contact Information

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Phone: +985138806059-4122

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