I am a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. I received my Ph.D. from McMaster University in 2014. Before joining MIT, I was holding Forming Technologies Incorporated’s Lead Mechanics position where I was responsible for the development of a new sheet metal forming simulator. My research interest spans different areas of physical modeling including but not limited to mechanics of solids and fluids, multiphase flow, fracture and damage, plasticity, and contact besides numerical methods. Here, I will be working on modeling of induced seismicity in reservoirs with faults considering their coupled Multiphysics response.
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X Su, S Nguyen, E Haghighat, S Pietruszczak, D Labrie, JD Barnichon, and H Abdi. "Characterizing the mechanical behaviour of the Tournemire argillite." Geological Society (2016)
E Haghighat and S Pietruszczak. “On modeling of fractured media using an enhanced embedded discontinuity approach”. Extreme Mechanics Letters (2015)
E Haghighat and S Pietruszczak, “On the mechanical and hydraulic response of sedimentary rocks in the presence of discontinuities”. Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment (2015)
S Pietruszczak and E Haghighat, “Modeling of deformation and localized failure in anisotropic rocks”. Solids and Structures (2015)
E Haghighat and S Pietruszczak. “On modeling of discrete propagation of localized damage in cohesive-frictional materials”. Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics (2015)
AR Khoei, M Vahab, E Haghighat and S Moallemi. “A mesh-independent finite element formulation for modeling crack growth in saturated porous media based on an enriched-FEM technique”. Intern. Journal of Fracture (2014)
S Pietruszczak and E Haghighat. “Assessment of the slope stability in cohesive soils due to a rainfall”. Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics (2013)
AR Khoei, S Moallemi and E Haghighat. "Thermo-hydro-mechanical modeling of impermeable discontinuity in saturated porous media with X-FEM technique". Engineering Fracture Mechanics (2012)
AR Khoei and E Haghighat. "Extended finite element modeling of deformable porous media with arbitrary interfaces". Applied Mathematical Modelling (2011)
E Haghighat and S Pietruszczak, “Fourier law with embedded discontinuity”. US National Congress in Computational Mechanics 13, San Diego, CA, US (2015)
E Haghighat, S Pietruszczak, G Su, and TS Nguyen, “Numerical investigation of the mechanical behaviour of Tournemire argillite”, Proc. 13th ISRM Congr., Montreal: 2015
E Haghighat and S Pietruszczak. “On the description of fracture propagation in brittle materials”. Computational Geomechanics III, Krakow, Poland (2013)
S Pietruszczak and E Haghighat. “Modeling of progressive failure in geotechnical structures subjected to water infiltration”. Computational Geomechanics III, Krakow, Poland (2013)