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Dr Mohammad Heidarzadeh

Dr Mohammad Heidarzadeh


Dr. Mohammad Heidarzadeh is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Civil Engineering specialized in Coastal Engineering at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering of the Brunel University London (UK). Dr. Heidarzadeh received his PhD in 2009 in Coastal Engineering on the analysis of earthquake and tsunami hazards on coastal communities. His major research interest is interactions of coastal structures and communities with extreme coastal geo-environmental hazards such as tsunamis, storm surges, earthquakes and landslides. He is also a visiting Assistant Professor at the Earthquake Research Institute of the University of Tokyo (Japan). Dr Heidarzadeh is the reciepient of several international awards and fellowships and was elected as a member of the International Tsunami Comittee (ITC) affiliated to IUGG in 2015. Dr Heidarzadeh is a fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in Japan, Alexander von Humboldt in Germany, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the UNESCO (UN) in France, Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) in UK and the European Comission.     

Accepting PhD studentships:

Dr Heidarzadeh is involved in several international projects and welcomes applications for PhD studentships. Potential students are encouraged to send their CVs to him along with a brief summary of their topics.   


PhD: Civil Engineering (Coastal Engineering), 2009

MSc: Civil Engineering (Hydraulic Structural Engineering), 2004

BSc: Civil Engineering, 2002


2017-…      Department of Civil & Environmental Eng., Brunel University London, London, UK

2016-2017  Port and Airport Research Institute (PARI), Yokosuka, Japan

2013-2016  Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Japan

2012-2013  University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany

2011-2012  Dept. of Civil Engineering, Tarbiat Modares Univ., Tehran, Iran

2011           Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Japan

2011           Centro Tecnológico del Mar – Fundación CETMAR, Vigo, Spain

2008           National Oceanography Center, Univ. of Southampton, UK

2008           Dept. of Geology & Oceanography, Univ. of Bordeaux, France

Full Publication List

Newest selected publications

Heidarzadeh, M., Ishibe, T. and Harada, T. (2018) 'Constraining the source of the Mw 8.1 Chiapas, Mexico earthquake of 8 September 2017 using teleseismic and tsunami observations'. Pure and Applied Geophysics. ISSN: 0033-4553

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Heidarzadeh, M., Necmioglu, O., Ishibe, T. and Yalciner, AC. (2017) 'Bodrum-Kos (Turkey-Greece) Mw 6.6 earthquake and tsunami of 20 July 2017: a test for the Mediterranean tsunami warning system'. Geoscience Letters, 4 (31). pp. 1 - 11. ISSN: 2196-4092 Open Access Link

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Heidarzadeh, M., Harada, T., Satake, K., Ishibe, T. and Takagawa, T. (2017) 'Tsunamis from strike-slip earthquakes in the Wharton Basin, northeast Indian Ocean: March 2016 Mw 7.8 event and its relationship with the April 2012 Mw 8.6 event'. Geophysical Journal International, 211 (3). pp. 1601 - 1612. ISSN: 1365-246X Open Access Link

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Heidarzadeh, M. and Satake, K. (2017) 'Possible dual earthquake-landslide source of the 13 November 2016 Kaikoura, New Zealand tsunami'. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 174 (10). pp. 3737 - 3749. ISSN: 0033-4553 Open Access Link

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Heidarzadeh, M. and Satake, K. (2017) 'A Combined Earthquake-Landslide Source Model for the Tsunami from the 27 November 1945 M-w 8.1 Makran Earthquake'. BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 107 (2). pp. 1033 - 1040. ISSN: 0037-1106

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