Mehdi NikkhooHelmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Section 2.1, Earthquake Risk and Early Warning
In my research, I study the effect of topography on surface deformation as well as stress transfer and source interaction in active volcanic areas. Numerical inversion of InSAR and GPS observations, and forward modeling of dike and sill intrusion are of my particular interest. Applying the concepts of Triangular Dislocation Element (TDE) and Boundary Element Method (BEM), I develop MATLAB codes for the numerical modeling. I also use analogue modeling for cross-validation of the results.
- Sep 1997 to Feb 2002: B.Sc. in Geodesy and Geomatics, University of Tehran, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Geodesy and Geomatics, Tehran, Iran
- Sep 2005 to Sep 2008: M.Sc in Geodesy, K.N.Toosi University of technology, Faculty of Geodesy and Geomatics, Tehran, Iran
- Sep 2007 to May 2011: Lecturer in physical geodesy, geometrical geodesy, adjustment calculus and theory of errors, Iran.
- Since Nov 2011: PhD student at GFZ Potsdam.
- M.A. Sharifi, E. Forootan, M. Nikkhoo, J.L. Awange, M. Najafi-Alamdari. A point-wise least squares spectral analysis (LSSA) of the Caspian Sea level fluctuations, using TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1 observations, Advances in Space Research, 2012.
- M.A. Sharifi, M. Nikkhoo, M. Abbaszadeh. A New Approach for Evaluation of the Global Geopotential Models, Case study: Iran, Journal of the Earth and Space Physics of Iran, 2009.