School: School of Earth Sciences
Address: 35 Stirling Hwy
Mobile Phone: +61 405 188 021
Mahtab is a Ph.D. candidate who works on geophysical data fusion methodology development. Mahtab has completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in petroleum exploration engineering in 2018 with a focus on methodology overview and development to study fractures and anisotropy in general. While studying the anisotropy of a giant gas reservoir using seismic, geomechanical, and borehole datasets she developed an interest in inversion algorithms and geoscientific data integration.
Mahtab started her Ph.D. in 2019 at the Centre for Exploration Targeting as a MinEx CRC student. Her project is mostly about the integrated inversion of reflection seismic and gravity datasets with a focus on the compatibility of the results with 3D geological modelling purposes. The outcome of her PhD research will be methodologies that allow automatic utilization of 2D seismic and 3D gravity datasets to generate a 3D model of the subsurface.
She is also working on the application of the developed methodologies in some Australian case studies to show the applicability of the approaches in hard-rock (mineral exploration) scenarios.