Mohammad Mokhtari

Hormozgan University Iran

Mohammad Mokhtari, a highly accomplished geophysicist, holds a BSc from Azarabadegan University, Iran, an MSc from Southampton University, United Kingdom and a Ph.D. from the University of Bergen, Norway. His expertise extends to Utrecht University, Netherlands, where he conducted research, and to his role as a principal geophysicist at Norsk Hydro (Norway) and National Iranian Oil Company (Iran). With an impressive portfolio, he has made significant contributions as the director of the Seismological Research Center at the International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology and a member of the board of directors. Notably, he established the Iranian National Broadband Seismic Network, served as a co-founder and director of the National Center for Earthquake Prediction Center and the Risk Management Excellence Center, and was part of the Passive Seismic Equipment Expert Panel for The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. Moreover, he has contributed to GSA as a visiting researcher and the Indian Ocean Tsunami Hazard Assessment. He has also served as a member of the advisory board at IntechOpen publishing. Currently, Dr. Mokhtari is chairman of ICG/NWIO-WG, a founding member of TERC, director of the Maga Makran project at the University of Hormozgan Iran, and vice president of the SPIRM Institute. Throughout his career, he has supervised 32 MSc and 14 Ph.D. students, published more than 85 papers, delivered 120 conference presentations, and authored 9 books.

Mohammad Mokhtari

4books edited

4chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Mohammad Mokhtari

In a world shaped by the forces of nature, humankind has always sought to understand and mitigate the impacts of natural hazards. Natural Hazards - New Insights delves into the intricate realm of floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, meteoritical hazards, mining-related disasters, and other major catastrophes that afflict our planet. This book takes readers on a journey to gain a deeper understanding of these phenomena, unearthing fresh insights into their causes, impacts, and strategies to mitigate their effects. Organized into six comprehensive sections, this book begins with a global perspective on natural hazards, laying the foundation for understanding the diverse range of challenges they pose. It then explores seismic hazards, analyzing earthquake patterns, urban damage assessment, fault reactivation, and more. Shifting the focus to flooding as a natural hazard, the book examines hydrological extremes, flood mapping, and risk reduction strategies. It further explores climatological hazards, including the intricate relationship between climate change and natural disasters, remote sensing technologies, and the impacts of climate change on agriculture. Landslides are also scrutinized as significant natural hazards, with chapters on polarization analysis, landslide assessment, hazard zonation, and the impact of underground coal mining methods on slope stability. Lastly, the book addresses the social challenges that arise when disasters strike, examining psychological reactions, spontaneous volunteers, urban planning responses, and social vulnerability to earthquake hazards. Through peer-reviewed chapters, this book offers valuable insights and expertise from renowned authors in the field. Their contributions have shaped this comprehensive exploration, which aims to navigate the challenges, minimize risks, and build a safer and more sustainable environment for future generations.

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