Technical Program Speakers
Mohammed is a third year PhD student working with the Roshan Lab Group at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. He is investigating ionic-fluid-influenced micromechanical yielding of unconventional argillaceous rocks (especially shales) under anisotropic stress distributions. He currently uses several techniques including optical microscopy, green/white light interferometry, SEM/ESEM, x-ray micro-CT, etc. to characterize hydration induced micro/nano-scale structural changes (enhancement/impairment of porosity/permeability) in shales through which a mulitphyics model will be developed to improve shale water uptake prediction and explain the phenomenon behind it. He has published several papers in top-tier scientific journals and has presented his work at numerous international conferences.