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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Hydrogeology
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Engineering Geology
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Petrology
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Environmental Geology
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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
Asadollah Mahboubi
Professor
Mohamad Hosein Mahmudy Gharaie
Associate Professor
Azadeh Malekzadeh Shafaroudi
Associate Professor
Hossein Mohammadzadeh
Associate 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

Javidi, M., Karimpour, M., Ebrahimi Nasrabadi, K., Heidarian Shahri, M., & Malekzadeh Shafaroudi, A. (2018). Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Fluid Inclusion and Oxygen Isotope Investigations of Epithermal Cu ± Ag Veins of the Khur Area, Lut Block, Eastern Iran. Acta Geologica Sinica, 92 (3), 1139-1156.
Ataee, O., Hafezi Moghaddas, N., Lashkaripour, G., & Jabbari Nooghabi, M. (2018). Predicting Shear Wave Velocity of Soil Using Multiple Linear Regression Analysis and Artificial Neural Networks. Scientia Iranica, 25 (4), 1943-1955.
Ghafoori, M., Rastegarnia, A., & Lashkaripour, G. (2018). Estimation of static parameters based on dynamical and physical properties in limestone rocks. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 137 (1), 22-31.
Lashkaripour, G., Rastegarnia, A., & Ghafoori, M. (2018). Assessment of brittleness and empirical correlations between physical and mechanical parameters of the Asmari limestone in Khersan 2 dam site, in southwest of Iran. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 138 (1), 124-132.
Ghiasvand, A., Karimpour, M., Malekzadeh Shafaroudi, A., & Heidarian Shahri, M. (2018). Age and origin of subvolcanic rocks from NE Iran: Link between magmatic “flare-up” and mineralization. Chemie der Erde - Geochemistry, 78 (2), 254-267.
Golestani, M., Karimpour, M., Malekzadeh Shafaroudi, A., & Heidarian Shahri, M. (2018). Geochemistry, U-Pb geochronology and Sr-Nd isotopes of the Neogene igneous rocks, at the Iju porphyry copper deposit, NW Shahr-e-Babak, Iran. Ore Geology Reviews, 93 (2), 290-307.
Sabbagh Bajestani, M., Mahboubi, A., Ihsan Al-aasm., Moussavi Harami, S., & Nadjafi, M. (2018). Multistage dolomitization in the Qal’eh Dokhtar Formation (Middle-Upper Jurassic), Central Iran: petrographic and geochemical evidence. Geological Journal, 53 (1), 22-44.
A.aghaei, H. Zand-moghadam, Moussavi Harami, S., & Mahboubi, A. (2018). Sequence stratigraphic analysis and sea-level history of the Upper Jurassic deposits (Mozduran Formation), south of Aghdarband, NE Iran. Historical Biology, 30 (1), 1-18.
Wolfgang Kiessling, Martin Schobben, Ghaderi, A., Vachik Hairapetian, Lucyna Leda, & Dieter Korn (2018). Pre–mass extinction decline of latest Permian ammonoids. Geology, 46 (3), 283-286.
Sepideh Ansari, Javad Alavi, & Ghafoori, M. (2018). A technical model for reclaimed water reuse in agricultural irrigation: a case study in Kordkuy, Iran. Environmental Earth Sciences, 77 (90), 1-18.
Nasseh, S., Hafezi Moghaddas, N., Ghafoori, M., O. Asghari, & Bolouri Bazaz, J. (2018). Investigation of spatial variability of SPT data in Mashhad City (NE Iran) using a geostatistical approach. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 77 (0), 441-455.
Zeinalzadeh, A., Moussavi Harami, S., Mahboubi, A., & V. A. Sajjadian (2018). Source rock potential of the Early Cretaceous intervals in the Darquain field, Abadan Plain, Zagros Basin, SW Iran. Geosciences Journal, 22 (2), 1-12.
H. Zand-moghadam, M. Jafarzadeh, Moussavi Harami, S., & Mahboubi, A. (2018). Petrography and Geochemistry of the Upper Jurassic Siliciclastic Rocks Equivalent to the Mozduran Gas Reservoir in the Eastern Kopet-Dagh Basin, NE Iran. Journal of Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran, 29 (2), 157-171.
Khazaei, E., Mahmudy Gharaie, M., Mahboubi, A., Moussavi Harami, S., & J. Taheri (2018). Petrography, Major and Trace Elemental Geochemistry of the Ordovician-Silurian Siliciclastics in North of Tabas Block, Central Iran: Implications for Provenance and Paleogeography. Journal of Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran, 29 (2), 129-142.
Bagheriankalat, A., Lashkaripour, G., Ghafoori, M., & Ali Akbar Abbasi (2018). Analysis of Environmental Factors Affecting Variation in Interrill Erosion under Rainfall Simulation. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 27 (4), 1-9.
Aghamolaie, I., Lashkaripour, G., Ghafoori, M., & Hafezi Moghaddas, N. (2018). 3D geotechnical modeling of subsurface soils in Kerman city, southeast Iran. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 76 (2), 1-16.
Kalanat, B., Mahmudy Gharaie, M., Vahidinia, M., Hossein Vaziri-moghaddam, Akihiro Kano, & Fujio Kumon (2018). Paleoenvironmental perturbation across the Cenomanian/Turonian boundary of the Kopet-Dagh Basin (NE Iran), inferred from geochemical anomalies and benthic foraminiferal assemblages. Cretaceous Research, 86 (1), 261-275.
Moussavi Harami, S., & (2018). Evidence from detrital chrome spinel chemistry for Paleo-Tethyan intra-oceanic island-arc provenance recorded in Triassic sandstones of the Nakhlak Group, Central Iran. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 143 (1), 242-252.
Davtalab, E., Vahidinia, M., , & Ashouri, A. (2018). Planktonic foraminifera and dinoflagellate cysts from the Upper Cretaceous Abderaz Formation in the Koppeh-Dagh Basin, NE Iran. Stratigraphy, 15 (1), 47-66.
Aligholi, S., Lashkaripour, G., & Ghafoori, M. (2018). Estimating engineering properties of igneous rocks using semi-automatic petrographic analysis. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 0 (1), 1-16.
Karimi, Z., Karimpour, M., Malekzadeh Shafaroudi, A., Rahimi, B., & Fernando Corfu (2018). Origin of the Kaviro Lead Deposit in the Neyganan area, Lut Block, Eastern Iran: Constraints from Geology, Fluid inclusions, and Isotope geochemistry. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 192 (9), 85-102.
Ghavi, J., Karimpour, M., Mazaheri, S., & Yu. Pan (2018). Triassic I-type granitoids from the Torbat e Jam area, northeastern Iran: Petrogenesis and implications for Paleotethys tectonics. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 164 (6), 159-178.
Ahmadirouhani, R., Karimpour, M., Rahimi, B., Malekzadeh Shafaroudi, A., A. Beiranvand Pour, & B. Pradhan (2018). Integration of SPOT-5 and ASTER satellite data for structural tracing and hydrothermal alteration mineral mapping: implications for Cu–Au prospecting. International Journal of Image and Data Fusion, 9 (3), 1-27.
Nadaf, R., Vahidinia, M., Nadjafi, M., & Mahmudy Gharaie, M. (2018). Biostrayiraphy of Eocene settings in the Binalood zone (northeastern Iran) based on Foraminifera. Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie - Abhandlungen, 288 (3), 283-298.
Kalanat, B., Mahmudy Gharaie, M., Vahidinia, M., & R. Matsmoto (2018). Short‑term eustatic sea‑level changes during the Cenomanian–Turonian Supergreenhouse interval in the Kopet‑Dagh Basin, NE Tethyan realm. Journal of Iberian Geology, 44 (2), 177-191.
Aghamolaie, I., Lashkaripour, G., Ghafoori, M., & Hafezi Moghaddas, N. (2018). Investigating the Development of Kerman’s Soil Structure and its Effect on the Collapsibility index. International Journal of Mining And Geo-Engineering, 52 (1), 10-10.
Ataee, O., Hafezi Moghaddas, N., Lashkaripour, G., & Jabbari Nooghabi, M. (2018). Prediction of Shear Wave Velocity Profile Using GMDH Type Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithm. International Journal of Engineering, 31 (7), 1004-1010.
Hosseinyar, G., Moussavi Harami, S., I. Abdollahie Fard, Mahboubi, A., R. Noemani Rad (2018). Facies analyses and depositional setting of the Lower Cretaceous Shurijeh–Shatlyk formations in the Kopeh Dagh– Amu Darya Basin (Iran and Turkmenistan). Geological Journal, 2018 (7), 1-15.
Karimpour, M., & M. Sadeghi (2018). Dehydration of Hot Oceanic Slab at depth 30-50 Km: KEY to formation of Irankuh-Emarat Pb-Zn MVT belt, central Iran. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 194 (11), 88-103.
Sabbagh Bajestani, M., Mahboubi, A., Moussavi Harami, S., & Nadjafi, M. (2018). Petrography and geochemistry of sandstones succession of the Qal'eh Dokhtar Formation (Middle-Upper Jurassic), east central Iran: Implications for provenance, tectonic setting and palaeoweathering. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 147 (1), 523-535.
Nadermezerji, S., Karimpour, M., Malekzadeh Shafaroudi, A., Ryan Mathur, & Sara Ribeiro (2018). U–Pb geochronology, Sr–Nd isotopic compositions, geochemistry and petrogenesis of Shah Soltan Ali granitoids, Birjand, Eastern Iran. Chemie der Erde - Geochemistry, 78 (3), 299-313.
Ernst Hegner, Homam, S., Lukas Ackerman, & Karimi, H. (2018). Geochemical and geochronological evidence for a Middle Permian oceanic plateau fragment in the Paleo-Tethyan suture zone of NE Iran. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 173 (81), 80-103.
F. Ranjbar Moghadam, F. Masoudi, Fernando Corfu, & Homam, S. (2018). Ordovician mafic magmatism in an Ediacaran arccomplex, Sibak, NE Iran: the eastern tip of the RheicOcean. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55 (10), 1173-1182.
Mahmudy Gharaie, M., & Kalanat, B. (2018). Enhanced chemical weathering and organic carbon burial as recovery factors for the OAE2 environmental conditions: a case study from Koppeh-Dagh Basin, NE Iran. Geopersia, 8 (2), 233-244.
M. Etemadifar, Vaziri, N., Aghamolaie, I., Hafezi Moghaddas, N., & Lashkaripour, G. (2018). Heterogeneity Evaluation of Soil Engineering Properties Based on Kriging Interpolation Method. Case Study: North East of Iran, West of Mashhad. Soils and Rocks, 41 (2), 193-202.
S. H. Hashemi Azizi, P. Rezaee, Mahdi Jafarzadeh, Guido Meinhold, Moussavi Harami, S., & Mehdi Masoodi (2018). Early Mesozoic sedimentary‒tectonic evolution of the Central-East Iranian Microcontinent: Evidence from a provenance study of the Nakhlak Group. Chemie der Erde - Geochemistry, 78 (3), 340-355.
S.taghdisi Nikbakht, P.rezaee, Moussavi Harami, S., & Khanehbad, M. (2018). Shell concentrations analysis in the Lower Permian carbonate rocks (Khan Formation) in Central Iran (Kalmard area). Historical Biology, 30 (10), 1-14.
Nasiri, Y., Moussavi Harami, S., Mahboubi, A., D. Olivero, & H. Mosaddegh (2018). Zoophycos ichnogenus distribution and paleoenvironmental analysis: examples from the Mississippian Mobarak formation (Alborz Basin, Iran). Historical Biology, 30 (10), 1-20.
Abduljamiu O. Amao, Michael A. Kaminski, Asgharianrostami, M., Mahmudy Gharaie, M., Razyeh Lak, & Fabrizio Frontalini (2018). Distribution of benthic foraminifera along the Iranian coast. Marine Biodiversity, 0 (0), 0-0.
Mohammad Reza Aminizadeh, Aghamolaie, I., Lashkaripour, G., Ghafoori, M., & Hafezi Moghaddas, N. (2018). Investigating the Effect of Sedimentary Basin on Consolidation of the Kerman Fine-Grained Soils. International Journal of Mining And Geo-Engineering, 52 (2), 52-52.
Mousazadeh, H., Mahmudy Gharaie, M., Mosaedi, A., & Moussavi Harami, S. (2018). Hydrochemical assessment of surface and ground waters used for drinking and irrigation in Kardeh Dam Basin (NE Iran). Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 0 (0), 0-0.
Afkhami Ardakani, H., Ghaemi, F., & Rahimi, B. (2018). Geometric and kinematic analysis of Dorbadam anticline, North of Quchan, Iran. Iranian Journal of Earth Science, 10 (2), 121-134.
Tahmasebi, P., Mahmudy Gharaie, M., Ghassemzadeh, Z., & Karimi, A. (2018). Assessment of groundwater suitability for irrigation in a gold mine surrounding area, NE Iran. Environmental Earth Sciences, 77 (766), 1-12.
Zeinalzadeh, A., Moussavi Harami, S., Mahboubi, A., & Reza Rezaee (2018). Thermal modelling of gas generation and retention in the Jurassic organic-rich intervals in the Darquain field, Abadan Plain, SW Iran. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, 8 (4), 1-17.
Goleij, F., Mahboubi, A., Khanehbad, M., & Moussavi Harami, S. (2018). Sedimentology and hydro-geochemistry of Garab travertines in southeast of Mashhad, Iran. Geopersia, 8 (2), 157-170.
Shuji Niko, Mahdi Badpa, Ghaderi, A., & Ataei, M. (2018). Early Permian Tabulate Corals from the Jamal Formation, East-Central Iran. Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science. Series C, 44 (1), 19-29.
Amiri, M., Lashkaripour, G., Siavash Ghabezloo, Hafezi Moghaddas, N., & Mojtaba Heidari Tajareh (2018). 3D spatial model of Biot’s effective stress coefficient using well logs, laboratory experiments, and geostatistical method in the Gachsaran oil field, southwest of Iran. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, (0), 0-0.
Hadi Seyahrud, M., Vahidinia, M., & Juraj Hrabovsky (2018). Larger foraminiferal biostratigraphy and microfacies analysis from the Ypresian (Ilerdian-Cuisian) limestones in the Sistan Suture Zone (eastern Iran). Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 28 (1), 122-145.

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