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Amin Hekmatnejad

Ingeniero en Minas / Universidad Tecnológica de Shahrood , Shahrood, Irán.

Magíster en Ingeniería de Minas / Universidad de Tehran, Tehran, Irán.

Doctor en Ingeniería de Minas /  Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.



  • Mecánica de rocas aplicada
  • Computación aplicada

Líneas de Investigación

  • Mecánica de Rocas
  • Geoestadística
  • Energía


Oficina 4-7



  • E. Mohtarami, A. Baghbanan, A. Hekmatnejad, M. Rinne. “Experimental and numerical study of fracturing in degraded and graded crystalline rocks at the laboratory scale” International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2022.105255
  • Hekmatnejad, E. Rojas, C. Saavedra, B. Crespin. “Presentation of the Universal Discontinuity index (UDi) system and its application to predict the geometry of over-excavation along a tunnel at El Teniente mine” Engineering geology doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2022.106901
  • M. Seyedrahimi-Niaraq, H. Shahsavani, A. Hekmatnejad. “Application of U‑spatial statistics for separating magnetic anomalies: a case study on the Galali iron ore deposit in western Iran” Arabian Journal of Geosciences doi.org/10.1007/s12517-022-10831-x


  • Hekmatnejad, B. Crespin, J. Vallejos, A. Opazo, A. Adoko. “A hybrid predictive model of unstable rock blocks around a tunnel based on estimated volumetric fracture intensity and circular variance from borehole data sets” Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2021.103865


  • Hekmatnejad, B. Crespin, A. Opazo, X. Emery, N. Hitschfeld-Kahler, D. Elmo. “Investigating the impact of the estimation error of fracture intensity (P32) on the evaluation of in-situ rock fragmentation and potential of blocks forming around tunnels” Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2020.103596
  • Seyedrahimi-Niaraq, F Doulati Ardejani, Y. Noorollahi, S. Jalili Nasrabadi, A. Hekmatnejad. “An unsaturated three-dimensional model of fluid flow and heat transfer in NW Sabalan geothermal reservoir” Geothermics doi.org/10.1016/j.geothermics.2020.101966
  • Seyedrahimi-Niaraq, A. Hekmatnejad“The efficiency and accuracy of probability diagram, spatial statistic and fractal methods in the identification of shear zone gold mineralization: a case study of the Saqqez gold ore district, NW Iran” Acta Geochimica doi.org/10.1007/s11631-020-00413-7
  • Alipour Shahsavari, P. Afzal, A. Hekmatnejad“Identification of Geochemical Anomalies Using Fractal and LOLIMOT Neuro-Fuzzy modeling in Mial Area, Central Iran” Journal of Mining and Environment 10.22044/jme.2019.8465.1727


  • Hekmatnejad, X. Emery, M. Alipour-Shahsavari. “Comparing linear and non-linear kriging for grade prediction and ore/waste classification in mineral deposits” International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment doi.org/10.1080/17480930.2017.1386430
  • Hekmatnejad, X. Emery, D. Elmo. “A geostatistical approach to estimating the parameters of a 3D Cox-Boolean discrete fracture network from 1D and 2D sampling observations” International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2018.11.003 


  • Hekmatnejad, X. Emery, J. Vallejos. “Robust estimation of the fracture diameter distribution from the true trace length distribution in the Poisson-disc discrete fracture network model” Computers and Geotechnics doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2017.09.018


  • Hekmatnejad, X. Emery, A. Brzovic, P. Schachter, J. Vallejos. “Spatial modeling of discontinuity intensity from borehole observations at El Teniente mine, Chile” Engineering Geology doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2017.07.012


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