Researcher biography

Dr Rajabi has over 12 years of extensive experience in crustal stress analysis, reservoir geomechanics, geomechanical-numerical modelling and petrophysics. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the University of Adelaide in 2017. Dr Rajabi has worked on the geomechanical analyses of >30 sedimentary basins from across the world including Australia, New Zealand, Middle East, Mozambique, Iceland and Western Mediterranean.

Since 2012, Dr Rajabi has worked on the Australian and World Stress Map projects. His work on the Australian Stress Map project has resulted in the development of the most comprehensive in-situ stress map of Australia, which revolutionised our understanding of contemporary stress in Australia. In addition, Dr Rajabi has made a remarkable contribution to our global knowledge of the present-day stress, personally analysing over 1000 wells, which is more than any other person in the 30-year history of the World Stress Map Project. He was one of the key driving scientists in compiling the 2016 release of the World Stress Map and is currently the Deputy-Head of the World Stress Map Project. Dr Rajabi expertise has been recognized by his numerous invitations to give featured talks, and to publish papers in top-ranked journals. Dr Rajabi has received over 15 prestigious awards and prizes for his research including the ARC-DECRA Award, the Australian SEG Early Achievement Award, EAGE Louis Cagniard Award and the International Lithosphere Program's Flinn-Hart Award.