I am a Research Assistant Professor in the Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences at the University of South Carolina. I received my Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF) and worked two years as a postdoctoral research associate in the Center for Coastal resiliency (CCR) at Louisiana State University (LSU). I have earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Semnan University in Semnan, Iran; an M.S. in energy conversion from the University of Tehran in Tehran, Iran; and completed my second M.S. in mechanical engineering at the University of California, Riverside in Riverside, CA.
During my time at UCF, I was a member of the Center for Hydroscience Analysis, Modeling, and Predictive Simulations (CHAMPS) lab, and developed an integrated model (Hydro-MEM) to capture sea-level rise effects on wetlands by coupling hydrodynamic and salt marsh models. I also have done research on analytical and numerical modeling of heat pipes and CFD modeling of flow in engines.
I am a reviewer for National Science Foundation (NSF), Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, Journal of Water, Journal of Hydrogeology & Hydrologic Engineering, Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society, Journal of Modeling and Simulation in Engineering, Journal of Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Journal of Computational Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering, IAHR World Congress, and Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
I served the UCR community as a member of the international committee of the academic senate and the international affairs officer in the Graduate Student Association (GSA). I also served UCF community as a founder and president of the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) student chapter at UCF and as a member of the Graduate Community Advisory Panel Committee and treasurer and advisory board member of the GSA.