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Siavash Ghabezloo


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Research interests

  • Thermo-poro-chemo-mechanical couplings and transport phenomena in multiphase porous materials
  • Experimental characterization and constitutive modelling of geomaterials
  • Homogenization of mechanical and transport properties of heterogeneous and cracked geomaterials

for applications in:

  • Petroleum geomachanics
  • Civil engineering
  • Geological CO2 storage

Research group

Ph.D. students

  • Youssouf Abdallah: Thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour and microstructure evolution of sedimentary rocks under high stress and high temperature: application to geothermal systems, started in 2016, co-supervised by Prof. Jean Sulem, Dr. Ioannis Stefanou, Dr. Sébastien Brisard, Dr. Michel Bornert.
  • Philipp Braun: Thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour of Callovo-Oxfordian claystone under thermal loading following different stress paths, started in 2015, co-supervised by Prof. Pierre Delage, Prof. Jean Sulem, Dr. Nathalie Conil (Andra).


  • Since October 2010 :
    Researcher, Laboratoire Navier-Geotechnical group (CERMES), Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC)
  • 2010
    Post-doctoral research, BRGM (Bureau de Recherche Géologique et Minière), Natual Risks and CO2 Storage Safety division, Orléans, France
  • 2008-2009 :
    Post-doctoral research, Laboratoire Navier-Geotechnical group (CERMES), Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC)
  • 2005-2008 :
    PhD thesis in Geomechanics, Laboratoire Navier-Geotechnical group (CERMES), Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC)
    PhD supervisor: Jean Sulem
    PhD thesis: Thermo-poro-mechanical behaviour of a hardened oil-well cement paste.
  • 2004-2005 :
    Master of research in Soil and Rock Mechanics and Environmental Geomechanics (MSROE), in Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Ecole Centrale de Paris and Universtié Paris VI.
  • 2000-2004 :
    Geotechnical engineer, Tehran-Berkeley and Rahvar consulting engineers, Tehran, Iran.
  • 1999-2002 :
    Master of science in Soil Mechanics and Foundations, Tarbiat Modarres University (TMU), Tehran, Iran
  • 1994-1999 :
    Civil engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.


  • 2009 : PhD prize of Foundation of Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.
  • 2009 : PhD prize of Université Paris-Est.


My Google Scholar profile

My publications on an open access archive server (HAL)


  • Yasrobi S.S., Ghabezloo S. (2008) Efficiency evaluation of dynamic compaction on soil modification of earth dams foundation, IRanianian national Committee On Large Dams (IRCOLD), Ministry of energy publications, ISBN 964-8460-16-7, 101 Pages (in persian).

International Journals:

  • Guayacán-Carrillo, L.-M. , Sulem, J., Seyedi, D.M. , Ghabezloo, S., Noiret, A., Armand G. (2016) Analysis of Long-Term Anisotropic Convergence in Drifts Excavated in Callovo-Oxfordian Claystone, Rock Mech. Rock Eng. 49(1), 97–114.
  • Feia S., Sulem, J., Canou, J., Ghabezloo S., Clain, X. (2016) Changes in permeability of sand during triaxial loading: effect of fine particles production, Acta Geotechnica, 11(1), 1-19
  • Ghabezloo, S. (2015) A micromechanical model for the effective compressibility of sandstones, Eur. J. Mech. - A/Solids. 51, 140–153.
  • Feia, S., Dupla, J.C. , Ghabezloo, S., Sulem, J., Canou, J., Onaisi, A., Lescanne H., Aubry, E. (2015) Experimental investigation of particle suspension injection and permeability impairment in porous media, Geomech. Energy Environ. 3 (2015) 24–39.
  • Rohmer, J., Allanic, C., Bourgine, B., Sulem, J., Suhett-Helmer, G., Ghabezloo S., Pouya, A., Renard, F., Beucher H., Mehl, C., Siavelis, M., Tardieu N. (2014) Improving our knowledge on the hydro-chemo-mechanical behaviour of fault zones in the context of CO2 geological storage, Energy Procedia. 63, 3371–3378.
  • Feia S., Ghabezloo S., Bruchon J.-F., Sulem J., Canou J., Dupla J.-C. (2014) Experimental Evaluation of the Pore-Access Size Distribution of Sands, Geotech. Testing Journal 37(4), 1-8. * Bois A.-P., Vu M.-H., Ghabezloo S., Sulem J., Garnier A., Laudet J.-B. (2013) Cement Sheath Integrity for CO2 Storage – An Integrated Perspective, Energy Procedia. 37, 5628–5641.
  • Pouya A., Vu M.N., Ghabezloo S., Bendjeddou Z. (2013) Effective permeability of cracked unsaturated porous materials, Int. J. Solids Struct, 5(20-21), 3297-3307.
  • Ghabezloo S. (2012) Micromechanical analysis of the effect of porosity on the thermal expansion coefficient of heterogeneous porous materials, Int J Rock Mech Min Sci., 55, 97-101.
  • Vu M.H., Sulem J., Ghabezloo S., Laudet J.B., Garnier A., Guedon S. (2012) Time-dependent behaviour of hardened cement paste under isotropic loading, Cement and Concrete Research, 42(6) 789-797.
  • Ghabezloo, S., Hemmati S. (2011) Poroelasticity of a micro-heterogeneous material saturated by two immiscible fluids. Int J Rock Mech Min Sci., 48(8) 1376-1379
  • Ghabezloo S. (2011) Effect of the variations of clinker composition on the poroelastic properties of hardened class G cement paste, Cement and Concrete Research, 41(8) 920-922.
  • Ghabezloo S. (2011) Micromechanics analysis of thermal expansion and thermal pressurization of a hardened cement paste, Cement and Concrete Research 41(5), 520-532.
  • Ghabezloo S. (2010) Multiscale modelling of the poroelastic properties of various oil-well cement pastes, Journal of Multiscale Modelling, 2(3-4), 199-215.
  • Ghabezloo S. (2010) Effect of porosity on the thermal expansion coefficient: A discussion of the paper ’Effects of mineral admixtures on the thermal expansion properties of hardened cement paste’ by Z.H. Shui, R. Zhang, W. Chen, D. Xuan, Constr. Build. Mater. 24(9) (2010) 1761–1767, Constr. Build. Mater. 24(9) (2010) 1796–1798.
  • Ghabezloo S. (2010) Association of macroscopic laboratory testing and micromechanics modelling for the evaluation of the poroelastic parameters of a hardened cement paste, Cement and Concrete research, 40(8), 1197-1210.
  • Ghabezloo S., Sulem J. (2010) Temperature induced pore fluid pressurization in geomaterials, Italian Geotechnical Journal, 1/2010, 29-43.
  • Pouya A., Ghabezloo S. (2010) Flow around a crack in porous matrix and related problems. Transport in Porous Media, 4(2), 511-532, Erratum (533).
  • Ghabezloo S., Sulem J. (2010) Effect of the volume of the drainage system on the measurement of undrained thermo-poro-elastic parameters. Int J Rock Mech Min Sci., 47(1), 60-68.
  • Ghabezloo S., Sulem J., Saint-Marc, J. (2009) Evaluation of a permeability-porosity relationship in a low permeability creeping material using a single transient test. Int J Rock Mech Min Sci, 46(4), 761-768.
  • Ghabezloo S., Sulem J., Saint-Marc, J. (2009) The effect of undrained heating on a fluid-saturated hardened cement paste. Cement and Concrete Research, 39(1), 54-64.
  • Ghabezloo S., Sulem J., Guédon S., Martineau F. (2009) Effective stress law for the permeability of a limestone. Int J Rock Mech Min Sci.,46(2), 297-306.
  • Ghabezloo S., Sulem J. (2009) Stress dependent thermal pressurization of a fluid-saturated rock. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 42(1), 1-24.
  • Ghabezloo, S., Sulem, J., Guédon, S., Martineau, F., Saint-Marc, J. (2008) Poromechanical behaviour of hardened cement paste under isotropic loading. Cement and Concrete Research, 38(12), 1424-1437.

Other activities

  • General secretary of CFMR - Rock Mechanics Society of France.
  • Member of CFMS - Soil Mechanics Society of France.
  • Member of EGU - European Geosciences Union
  • Member of SPE - Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Member of Poromechanics committee of EMI (Engineering Mechanics Institute) of ASCE