Yashar Mehmani

Cofunded Faculty Member
Titles and Affiliations
Assistant Professor, Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME)

My research interests are broadly related to porous media flow and mechanics with a special focus on computing and scale translation. I am interested in how microscale physics affect macroscopic observations and how predictive tools based on such knowledge can be built. Applications that motivate my research are sustainability aspects of subsurface energy production, CO2 storage, groundwater contamination, and renewables.

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Recent Publications

Imaging geomechanical properties of shales with infrared light

Lee, J., Cook, O. J., Argüelles, A. P. & Mehmani, Y., Feb 15 2023, In: Fuel. 334, 126467.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Capillary equilibration of trapped ganglia in porous media: A pore-network modeling approach

Mehmani, Y. & Xu, K., Aug 2022, In: Advances in Water Resources. 166, 104223.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Pore-network modeling of Ostwald ripening in porous media: How do trapped bubbles equilibrate?

Mehmani, Y. & Xu, K., May 15 2022, In: Journal of Computational Physics. 457, 111041.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Preface to the Special Issue: Interfacial Phenomena in Multiphase Systems at Pore Scale

Xu, K., Mehmani, Y. & Zitha, P. L. J., Aug 2022, In: Transport in Porous Media. 144, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

Multiscale formulation of frictional contact mechanics at the pore scale

Mehmani, Y., Castelletto, N. & Tchelepi, H. A., Apr 1 2021, In: Journal of Computational Physics. 430, 110092.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Nonlinear convergence in contact mechanics: Immersed boundary finite volume

Mehmani, Y., Castelletto, N. & Tchelepi, H. A., Sep 1 2021, In: Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 383, 113929.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Striving to translate shale physics across ten orders of magnitude: What have we learned?

Mehmani, Y., Anderson, T., Wang, Y., Aryana, S. A., Battiato, I., Tchelepi, H. A. & Kovscek, A. R., Dec 2021, In: Earth-Science Reviews. 223, 103848.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Capillary equilibrium of bubbles in porous media

Wang, C., Mehmani, Y. & Xu, K., Apr 27 2021, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 118, 17, e2024069118.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Scaling analysis of coupled compaction, kerogen conversion, and petroleum expulsion during geological maturation

Yuan, Q., Mehmani, Y., Burnham, A. K., Lapene, A., Wendebourg, J. & Tchelepi, H. A., Sep 2020, In: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 192, 107285.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Multiscale formulation of pore-scale compressible Darcy-Stokes flow

Guo, B., Mehmani, Y. & Tchelepi, H. A., Nov 15 2019, In: Journal of Computational Physics. 397, 108849.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Multiscale formulation of two-phase flow at the pore scale

Mehmani, Y. & Tchelepi, H. A., Jul 15 2019, In: Journal of Computational Physics. 389, p. 164-188 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Gravity-Induced Bubble Ripening in Porous Media and Its Impact on Capillary Trapping Stability

Xu, K., Mehmani, Y., Shang, L. & Xiong, Q., Dec 16 2019, In: Geophysical Research Letters. 46, 23, p. 13804-13813 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Multiscale computation of pore-scale fluid dynamics: Single-phase flow

Mehmani, Y. & Tchelepi, H. A., Dec 15 2018, In: Journal of Computational Physics. 375, p. 1469-1487 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Minimum requirements for predictive pore-network modeling of solute transport in micromodels

Mehmani, Y. & Tchelepi, H. A., Oct 2017, In: Advances in Water Resources. 108, p. 83-98 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Quantification of organic content in shales via near-infrared imaging: Green River Formation

Mehmani, Y., Burnham, A. K., Vanden Berg, M. D. & Tchelepi, H. A., 2017, In: Fuel. 208, p. 337-352 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review