Boudjema, Mounira

Status: Faculty Researcher

Dr. Mounira Boudjema received her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005. She worked with Dr. Katherine R. McCall and Dr. Robert A. Guyer in several research studies in the field of Rock Physics. Mainly, she developed a two dimensional Lattice Boltzmann procedure to simulate Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in porous media to investigate the connection between the behavior of the fluid magnetization and the pore-space structure. Dr. Boudjema joined the Nevada Seismological Laboratory in June 2015, and is currently working with Dr. G.M. Kent and Dr. J.N. Louie in a new research project, joint between the Nevada Seismological Laboratory and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. The objective of the project is to use the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s wave-propagation modeler, SW4, to compute shaking from scenario earthquakes and examine the hazards the Newport-Inglewood Rose Canyon fault system poses to coastal communities and critical facilities such as the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.