Dr. Azadeh Hojat

Assistant Professor of Geophysics

Summary

To respect the encouraging policy of our university, when a conference or journal paper is totally or mostly from the thesis of a student, the student is considered as the first author.

Contacts information

 Email

ahojat@uk.ac.ir

 Phone

+98 34 32114041, extension: 316

 Email

hojat57@yahoo.com

Educations

 University of Tehran

Doctoral Degree Geophysics (Thesis: • Curie-temperature depth estimation using satellite lithospheric magnetic field models) , From 2003 To 2010

The first woman in Iran graduated from this Ph.D. program.

 Shahrood University of Technology

Master's Degree Geophysics (Thesis: Geoelectrical studies to investigate groundwater and geological structures in area no. 3 of Gol-e-Gohar iron ore mine) , From 2001 To 2003

 Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman

Bachelor's Degree Mining Exploration Engineering (Thesis: Site selection criteria for heap leaching) , From 1996 To 2001

Experiences

 Adjunct Professor

Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale, From 2017 To 2017

Teaching activity: GEOPHYSICAL ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING (6 credits)

 Adjunct Professor

Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale, From 2016 To 2016

Teaching activity: EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICS [2ND MOD.] (4 credits)

 Assistant Professor of Geophysics

Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran, Department of Mining Engineering, From 2010 To Present

 Establishing and supervising the “Applied Geophysics Laboratory”

Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Department of Mining Engineering, From 2013 To Present

 Manager of the web site of the Department

Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Department of Mining Engineering, From 2014 To 2016

 Invited Professor

Kerman Graduate University of Technology, Iran, From 2010 To 2013

 Invited Lecturer in Geophysics

Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Department of Mining Engineering, From 2007 To 2010

 Consultant of geophysical projects

KGK Mining and Exploration Company, Iran, From 2007 To 2009

Files

 Lectures ( Send file )

  1. Guidelines for Thesis

 Samples of exam problems ( Send file )

  1. Exploration Geophysics1

 Curriculum Vitae ( Send file )

  1. Azadeh Hojat_CV

Interests

 Application of geoelectrical methods in engineering and environmental studies

 Application of GPR method in engineering and environmental studies

 Exploration of geothermal reservoirs using geophysical methods

 Geomagnetic observatories

Languages

Persian

Native language

English

Fluent

Italian

Advanced level

ResearchProposals

 Reconnaissance exploration of geothermal potential regions in Kerman Province

From 2015 To continued

 Electrical resistivity and GPR studies to map underground extent of qanats at Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman

From 2015 To continued

 Pilot GPR studies at Cheshmeh-Shirdoosh limestone quarry to detect discontinuities

From 2015 To 2015

 Detection of qanats at Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman

From 2013 To 2014

 Site selection criteria for heap leaching pads

From 2001 To 2002

Publications

Books

1. Hojat A:, Applied problems in exploration geophysics

Setayesh Publication Distribution Institute, Tehran, 2012
Selected as the book of the year 2014 in Kerman Province for engineering sciences.

2. Hojat A, Ranjbar H:, Principles of applied geoelectrics

Setayesh Publication Distribution Institute, Tehran, 2011
Selected as the book of the year 2011 in Kerman Province for basic sciences.

3. Karimi Nasab S, Hojat A:, Subsurface drainage for slope stabilization :Kevin Forrester, ASCE Press”. Translated into Persian

Shahid Bahonar University Press, Kerman, 2007

Journal papers

1. Zanzi L, Hojat A, Ranjbar H, Karimi Nasab S, Azadi A, Arosio D, GPR measurements to detect major discontinuities at Cheshmeh-shirdoosh limestone quarry, Iran

Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 2017
DOI: 10.1007/s10064-017-1153-x

2. Izadi Yazdanabadi M (student), Hojat A, Ranjbar H, Karimi Nasab S, A GIS-based site selection experience for the construction of a geomagnetic observatory in Kerman Province, Iran

Geophysical Prospecting, 2017
DOI:10.1111/1365-2478.12568

3. Avish MF (student), Ranjbar H, Hojat A, Karimi Nasab S, Remote sensing and magnetic studies to explore geothermal resources in Sirch-Golbaf area, Kerman Province

Journal of Research on Applied Geophysics, 3, 1, 99-118, 2017
DOI: 10.22044/jrag.2017.885

4. Heydarabadi Pour N (student), Hojat A, Ranjbar H, Karimi Nasab S, Curie point depth from spectral analysis of aeromagnetic data for geothermal reconnaissance exploration in central region of Kerman province

Journal of Research on Applied Geophysics, 3, 2, 167-176, 2017
DOI: 10.22044/jrag.2017.846

5. Izadi Yazdanabadi M (student), Hojat A, Ranjbar H, Karimi Nasab S, Important parameters to locate new geomagnetic observatories to develop geomagnetic studies in Iran

Journal of the Earth and Space Physics, 42, 3, 2016

6. Hojat A, Maule C, Hemant K, Reconnaissance exploration of possible geothermal potential sites in Kerman province, using Curie depth calculations

Journal of the Earth and Space Physics, 41, 4, 95-104, 2016

7. Mahmoudi S (student), Hojat A, Ranjbar H, Karimi Nasab S, Remote sensing and GIS studies to detect subsidence potential areas due to the hidden qanats at Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman

Journal of Advanced Applied Geology, 6, 19, 75-81, 2015

8. Moradipour M (student), Ranjbar H, Hojat A, Karimi Nasab S, Ranjy Roodposhti H, Daneshpajuh S, Subsurface characterization of heap leaching pads using geophysical surveys; Case study: Sarcheshmeh Copper Mine

Journal of Research on Applied Geophysics, 1, 1, 1-9, 2015

9. Karimi Nasab S, Hojat A, Kamkar Rouhani A, Akbari Javar H, Maknooni S, Successful use of geoelectrical surveys in area no. 3 of the Gol-e-Gohar iron ore mine, Iran

Journal of Mine Water and the Environment, 30, 3, 2011

10. Hojat A, Hosseinzadeh Guya N, Maule CF, A new method to determine geothermal potential sites using satellite magnetic field models

Iranian Journal of Geophysics, 4, 1, 33-43, 2010

11. Hojat A, Hoseinzadeh Guya N, Hemant K, Application of equivalent source magnetic dipole (ESMD) method to calculate Curie depth using MF5 satellite magnetic model

Iranian Journal of Geology, 13, 2010

12. Hojat A, Hosseinzadeh Guya N, Estimation of magnetic crust thickness from magnetic field models based on satellite magnetic data

Journal of the Earth and Space Physics, 33, 2, 85-93, 2007

13. Karimi Nasab S, Hojat A, Mollaei Fard MR, Technical factors for selecting optimum heap leach pad sites

Engineering and Mining Journal (E&MJ), September, 54-59, 2007

Conference papers

1. Nourbakhsh S (student), Hojat A, Montahaei M, An investigation of electromagnetic precursor variations in Duronia geomagnetic observatory before the 6.2 Richter earthquake of Lazio, Italy

35th National Geosciences Symposium, Tehran. Iran, 2017

2. Izadi M (student), Hojat A, Ranjbar H, Karimi Nasab S, Application of AHP and fuzzy methods to locate proper areas for constructing Kerman geomagnetic observatory

XVIIth IAGA Workshop on Geomagnetic Observatory Instruments, Data Acquisition and Processing, Dourbes, Belgium, 2016

3. Moradipour M (student), Ranjbar H, Hojat A, Karimi Nasab S, Daneshpajouh Sh, Laboratory and field measurements of electrical resistivity to study heap leaching pad no. 3 at Sarcheshmeh copper mine

First Conference on Geophysics for Mineral Exploration and Mining, Barcelona, Spain, 2016

4. Mahmoodi S (student), Ranjbar H, Hojat A, Karimi Nasab S, Azadi A, Locating qanats at Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman using remote sensing and GPR methods

2nd National Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, Kerman, Iran, 2016

5. Moradipour M (student), Hojat A, Ranjbar H, Karimi Nasab S, Daneshpajuh S, Ranjy Roodposhti H, Application of geophysical methods to determine subsurface acid saturated zones of heap No.3 at Sarcheshmeh copper mine, Iran

8th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, Florence, Italy, 2015

6. Izadi Yazdanabadi M (student), Hojat A, Ranjbar H, Karimi Nasab S, Site selection criteria for constructing geomagnetic observatories

33rd National Geosciences Symposium, Tehran, 2015

7. Mahmoudi S (student), Ranjbar H, Hojat A, Karimi Nasab S, Detection of Qantas using remote sensing and GIS studies; case study: Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman

2nd National and Technical Conference on Environmental Researches of Iran, Hamedan, Iran, 2014

8. Moradipour M (student), Ranjbar H, Hojat A, Karimi Nasab S, Daneshpajuh S, Ranjy Roodposhti H, GPR measurements on heap No.1 and heap No.3 of Sarcheshmeh copper mine to determine acid saturated zones

1st National Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, Kerman, Iran, 2014

9. Kosari S (student), Hojat A, Karimi Nasab S, Laboratory measurements to investigate the effect of sulphuric acid on the electrical resistivity of soil samples

1st National Conference on Exploration Engineering of Underground Resources, Shahrood, Iran, 2013

10. Bagheri Kargar Z (student), Hojat A, Application of accurate and nondestructive ground penetrating radar technology in a variety of environmental studies

3rd International Conference on Environmental Planning & Management, Tehran, Iran, 2013

11. Karimi Nasab S, Hojat A, Kosari S, Investigating the effect of NaCl content of pore water on the electrical resistivity of soil samples

3rd International Conference on Environmental Planning & Management, Tehran, Iran, 2013

12. Moradipour M (student), Karimi Nasab S, Hojat A, Ranjbar H, Feasibility study of detecting acid saturated zones in copper heap leaching using laboratory measurements of electrical resistivity

ICME2013, Zanjan, Iran, 2013

13. Hojat A, Khaorami H, An investigation of constructing a geomagnetic observatory in Kerman province

2nd Mineral Industries Conference, Kerman, Iran, 19-25, 2012

14. Ranjbar S (student), Karimi Nasab S, Hojat A, Investigating the effect of grain size on electrical resistivity of samples in laboratory measurements

2nd Mineral Industries Conference, Kerman, Iran, 159-164, 2012

15. Kosari S (student), Hojat A, Karimi Nasab S, Laboratory studies to investigate the effect of pore water salinity on resistivity of saturated sands

2nd Mineral Industries Conference, Kerman, Iran, 60-67, 2012

16. Daryaei A (student), Karimi Nasab S, Hojat A, Designing and calibration of electrical resistivity cell for soil samples in laboratory geotechnical tests

1st Iranian Mining Technologies Conference and Exhibition, Yazd, Iran, 2012

17. Hojat A, Hemant Singh K, Maule CF, Hosseinzadeh Guya N, Calculation of Curie isotherm depth for reconnaissance exploration of geothermal reservoirs

15th Iranian Geophysical Conference, Tehran, Iran, 16-19, 2012

18. Khorami H (student), Hojat A, The necessity of constructing new geomagnetic observatories in Iran

2nd Geological Congress of Iranian Plateau, Zarand, Iran, 2012

19. Hojat A, Hosseinzadeh Guya N, Application of satellite magnetic field models in reconnaissance exploration of geothermal reservoirs

1st National Conference of Energy and Environment, Kerman, Iran, 2010

20. Heydarabadi Pour N (student), Hojat A, Ranjbar H, KarimiNasab S, Detection of thermal anomalies to explore geothermal potential zones in the central region of Kerman province

20th Conference of Geological Society of Iran, Iran, 0

Skills

 Electrical methods in applied geophysics

 Satellite geomagnetism

Courses

Current semester courses

 Novel Methods in Mineral Exploration (Doctoral Degree)

 Exploration Geophysics 1 (Bachelor's Degree)

 Exploration Geophysics 2 (Bachelor's Degree)

 Analysis of Geophysical Exploration Data (Doctoral Degree)

Courses in past semesters

 Environmental Geophysics (Doctoral Degree)

 Exploration of Geothermal Reservoirs (Master's Degree)

 Principles of Mineral Exploration (Bachelor's Degree)

 Well Logging (Bachelor's Degree)

 Advanced Exploration Geophysics (Master's Degree)

 Special Issues in Exploration (Master's Degree)

 Explorations Using the Electrical Resistivity Method (Master's Degree)

 Geoelectrics (Master's Degree)

 Laboratory and Field Geophysics (Bachelor's Degree)

Students

Phd

Current students

 Marjan Izadi Yazdanabadi

Proposal in preparation, Shahid Bahonar Univeristy of Kerman

Master

Current students

 Marzieh Soleimani

Reconnaissance exploration of geothermal potentials in Sarcheshmeh region, Kerman province, using satellite images and aeromagnetic data, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Supervisors: Azadeh Hojat, Hojatollah Ranjbar, Advisor: Saeed Karimi Nasab
Past students

 Mosayeb Moradipour

An investigation of subsurface characteristics of heap leaching at Sarcheshmeh copper mine, using geophysical methods, 2014, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Supervisors: Hojatollah Ranjbar, Azadeh Hojat, Advisor: Saeed Karimi Nasab

 Sima Mahmoudi

Detection of Qantas using remote sensing studies and electrical resistivity measurements, case study: Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, 2015, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Supervisors: Azadeh Hojat, Hojatollah Ranjbar, Advisor: Saeed Karimi Nasab

 Marjan Izadi Yazadanabadi

Site selection studies for constructing a geomagnetic observatory in Kerman Province, 2016, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Supervisors: Azadeh Hojat, Hojatollah Ranjbar, Advisor: Saeed Karimi Nasab

 Amir Derakhshan

Investigating the equivalent permeability of heap leaching pads by changing the direction of acid sprinkling; Case study: heap no. 1 of Sarcheshmeh copper mine, 2016, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Supervisor: Azadeh Hojat, Advisor: Saeed Karimi Nasab

 Fahim Avish

Remote sensing and geophysical studies to investigate the geothermal resources in the Sirch area, Kerman Province, 2016, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Supervisors: Hojatollah Ranjbar, Azadeh Hojat, Advisor: Saeed Karimi Nasab

 Nastaran Heydarabadi

Investigating the geothermal potential at Sarduiyeh area, Kerman Province, using aeromagnetic data and satellite images, 2016, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Supervisors: Azadeh Hojat, Hojatollah Ranjbar, Advisor: Saeed Karimi Nasab

 Sanaz Noorbakhsh

Investigating the applicability of using geomagnetic observatory data as an earthquake precursor, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Supervisors: Azadeh Hojat, Mansoureh Montahaei