Behzad Ghanbarian-Alavijeh will receive the 2015 Donald L. Turcotte Award, given annually to recent Ph.D. recipients for outstanding dissertation research that contributes directly to the field of nonlinear geophysics.
Behzad Ghanbarian-Alavijeh received his B.S. in water engineering from Isfahan University of Technology in 2005 and a M.Sc. in irrigation and drainage from the University of Tehran in 2007. He received his Ph.D. in environmental sciences from Wright State University under the supervision of Allen Hunt in 2014. He is currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department, University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include analytical and numerical modeling of fluid flow and solute transport in disordered porous media.