Karim Alizad

 

Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences

University of South Carolina

209 A Sumwalt Building

Columbia, SC 29208

 

E-mail: Alizad@sc.edu

Phone: (803) 777-3292

 
Education

 

 

  • University of Central Florida

       Ph.D. - Civil Engineering, 2016

       Advisor: Professor Scott C. Hagen and Dr. Stephen C. Medeiros

 

  • University of California, Riverside 

       Master of Science – Mechanical Engineering, 2011

       Advisor: Professor Kambiz Vafai

 

  • University of Tehran

       Master of Science – Energy Conversion, 2008

       Advisor: Professor Vahid Esfahanian

 

  • Semnan University

       Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering, 2005

 
Research Interests

 

  • Hydro-ecological modeling

  • Estuarine and Coastal Processes

  • Hydrodynamic Modeling and Simulation

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

 

 
Grants Funded

  • Co-PI: Coastal Wetland Restoration and Community Resiliency in West Ashley, City of Charleston (SC). National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), $220 K​, 2020-2021

  • Co-PI: Developing Composite Time Series Restoration Trajectories in Salt Marsh Habitat, Army Corps of Engineers, $90K, 2020-2023

  • Co-PI: Phase I: Modelling Hydrodynamics and Salinity at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge located in the Virginia end of Assateague Island, Virginia. US Fish and Wildlife Service, $110 K, 2018-2019

 

  • Co-PI: Tidal and Hurricane Storm Surge Modeling in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

       National Science Foundation (NSF) Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)

       Research Allocation, 2, 060, 000 SU’s (CPU-hours) on TACC Stampede2 and 22.5 TB Storage on TACC

       Ranch, NSF Estimated Value: $12,000, 2018-2019

 

 
Journal Articles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade Journal Articles

 

 

 

Conference Proceedings

 

  • Alizad, K., Hagen, S.C., Bilskie, M.V. (2017). "The Resiliency of Coastal Marsh Systems Under Sea Level Rise," The 37th IAHR World Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

 

 

  • Esfahanian, V., Ramezani, M., Salavatizadeh, A. and Alizad, K. (2009), “Simulation of Diesel Engine Cycle Using Multi-Zone Spray and Stoichiometric Combustion,” Proceedings of The Sixth International Conference on Internal Combustion Engines, Tehran, Iran

 
 
 
Conference Presentations (Oral)

 

 

 

  • Alizad, K., Hagen, S.C., Bilskie, M.V. (2017), "The Resiliency of Coastal Marsh Systems Under Sea Level Rise," The 37th IAHR World Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

  • Alizad, K., Hagen, S.C., Morris, J.T., Medeiros, S.C., Bilskie, M.V., Passeri, D. (2016), "Coastal Wetland Response to Rising Sea Levels in the Weeks Bay, Al Estuary," A Research Symposium at Weeks Bay Reserve, Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, AL

 

  • Alizad, K., Gholizadeh, S. (2015), “A Lesson Plan on Oil Spill Solutions,” 2015 Florida Engineering Education Conference (FEEC 2015), Orlando, FL

 

  • Alizad, K., Hagen, S.C., Morris, J.T., Bilskie, M.V., Passeri, D. (2014), “Biomass Productivity Response to Sea Level Rise in a Marine Dominated Estuary,” Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference (YCSEC 2014), Newark, DE

 

  • Alizad, K., Hagen, S.C., Morris, J.T., Bilskie, M.V., Passeri, D. (2014), “Biomass Productivity Response to Sea Level Rise in Two Distinct Saltwater Marshes,” The 34th International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE 2014), Seoul, South Korea

 

  • Alizad, K., Chen, X., Hagen, S.C., Wang, D. (2013), “Assessment of Present and Future Rainfall-Runoff and Sediment Loading in Apalachicola River Basin,” Thirteenth Estuarine & Coastal Modeling Conference (ECM 2013), San Diego, CA

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Conference Presentations (Poster)

 

 

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Invited Presentations

 

 

 

  • Alizad, K., Hagen, S.C., Morris, J.T., Medeiros, S.C.,Bilskie, M.V., Passeri, D. (2016), "Coastal Wetland Response to Rising Sea Levels in the Weeks Bay, Al Estuary," A Research Symposium at Weeks Bay Reserve, Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR), AL, August 4-5, 2016

 

  • Alizad, K., Hagen, S. C., Medeiros, S. C., (2015), “Integrated Modeling of Hydrodynamics and Marsh Evolution Under Sea Level Rise in Apalachicola, FL,” AcadaTalks, University of Central Florida, September 11, 2015

 

  • Alizad, K., Hagen, S. C., (2014), “Hydro-marsh modeling for the Grand Bay, Weeks Bay, and Apalachicola NERRs,” Elks Lodge #286, Ocala, FL, August 15, 2014

 

  • Alizad, K., (2013), “Research Applications of Topographic Surveying,” Engineering Measurement Course talk, University of Central Florida, April 4, 2013

 

 

 
Workshop Presentations

  • Alizad, K., (2019), “Improvements on the Hydro-MEM Modeling and Its Applications," NGOM+N2E2 Management Committee Workshop, Weeks Bay, AL, August 23, 2019

  • Alizad, K., Hagen, S. C., Medeiros, S.C., Morris, J. T. (2018), “Apalachicola Wetland Response to Sea Level Rise," NGOM+N2E2 Management Committee Workshop, Apalachicola, FL, August 16, 2018

 

  • Alizad, K., Hagen, S. C., (2015), “Hydro-marsh modeling for the Grand Bay, and Apalachicola NERRs,” EESLR-NGOM Management Committee Workshop, Grand Bay, MS, July 28, 2015

 

  • Alizad, K., Hagen, S. C., (2014), “Hydro-marsh modeling for the Grand Bay, Weeks Bay, and Apalachicola NERRs,” EESLR-NGOM Management Committee Workshop, Apalachicola, FL, July 17, 2014

 

  • Alizad, K., Hagen, S. C., (2013), “Assessment of present and future rainfall-runoff in the Apalachicola River Basin,” EESLR-NGOM Management Committee Workshop, Georgetown, SC, March 7, 2013

 
Teaching Experience

     2017               Guest Lecturer, Sea Level Rise Impact on Coastal Wetlands, CE 7700, LSU

     

     2016               Guest Lecturer, Hydro-Marsh Modeling, CE 7700, LSU    

2012-2015         UCF COMPASS Program

 

  2012-2013        UCF Excel Program

 

       2011               Heat Transfer, Fall Quarter, UCR

 

       2011               Mechanical Engineering Modeling and Analysis, Spring Quarter, UCR

 

       2010               Transport Phenomena, Fall Quarter, UCR

 

       2010               Mechanical Engineering Modeling and Analysis, Spring Quarter, UCR

 

       2008               Computational Fluid Dynamics II, Fall Semester, University of Tehran

 

       2008               Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Spring Semester, University of Tehran 

 

 
Work Experience

 

    2018-present      Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences

     2016-2018          Center for Coastal Resiliency (CCR)

 

     2011-2016         Center for Hydroscience Analysis, Modeling, and Predictive Simulation (CHAMPS) Lab

 

     2009-2011         Heat and Mass Transfer Research Lab

 

     2006-2009         Vehicle, Fuel, Environment Research Institure (VFERI)

 

 
Honors & Awards

 

  • Graduate Dean's Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of Central Florida, 2015-2016

 

  • Outstanding Contributor to IAHR Student Chapter at UCF, Builders of the Realm, Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Central Florida, 2014-2015

 

  • ASCE Water Resources Technical Group Award, University of Central Florida, 2013-2014

 

  • ASCE Water Resources Technical Group Award, University of Central Florida, 2012-2013

 

  • Frank Hubbard Engineering Award, University of Central Florida, 2012-2013

 

  • Elizabeth S. Lampp Trust and Estate Award, University of Central Florida, 2011-2012

 

  • Outstanding Teaching Award, University of California, Riverside, 2010-2011

 

  • Graduate Division Fellowship Award, University of California, Riverside, 2009-2011

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Referee/Reviewer Services

 

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  • Journal of Remote Sensing

  • Journal of Estuaries and Coasts

  • Journal of Energies

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  • Journal of Geosciences

 

  • Journal of Sustainability

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  • Journal of Environmental Modeling and Assessment​

 

  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

 

  • IAHR World Congress 2017

  • Journal of Marine Science and Engineering

 

  • Journal of Atmosphere

 

  • Journal of Water

 

  • Journal of Hydrogeology & Hydrological Engineering

  • Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society

 

  • Journal of Advances in Mechanical Engineering

 

  • Journal of Computational Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering

 

  • Journal of Modeling and Simulation in Engineering

 

  • Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 

 
Professional Development

 

  • Real Time Kinematic GPS Surveying, University of Central Florida, 2015

 

  • Grantsmanship Series Workshop, University of Central Florida, 2015

 

  • Preparing Tomorrow’s Faculty Series Workshop, University of Central Florida, 2014

 

  • Linux/Unix Basics for HPC, TACC online training, 2014

 

  • ADCIRC + SMS Bootcamp, 2012

 

  • Aero Acoustic Numerical Simulation, University of Tehran, 2009

 
Professional Service

 

  • Vice President of the LSU Postdoctoral Society, 2016-2017

  • President and Founder of the International Association of Hydro-Environmental Engineering and Research (IAHR) Student Chapter at University of Central Florida, 2013-2015

 

  • Treasurer Officer of Graduate Student Association (GSA), UCF, 2012-2013

 

  • Advisory Board Committee Member of Graduate Student Association, 2012-2015

 

  • Member of UCF Graduate Community Advisory Panel Committee, 2012-2014

 

  • Member of UCF Alumni Association (4ever Knights), 2012-2016

 

  • International Student Affairs Officer of GSA, UCR, 2010-2011

 

  • Member of International Committee of Academic Senate, UCR, 2010-2011

 
Professional Membership

 

  • International Association for Hydro-Environmental Engineering and Research (IAHR), 2013-Present

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2011-Present

  • Costs, Oceans, Ports, & River Institute (COPRI), 2012-2016​

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2011-2016

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2010-2016

  • Association for the Science of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), 2015

 
Computer Skills

 

 

Operating Systems                    Windows, Linux

 

Programming Languages        Fortran, Python, C/C++

 

Engineering Software              ADvanced CIRCulation (ADCIRC) model, Surface Water Modeling System (SMS),                                                               ArcGIS, SWAT, WASH2D, Fluent, Gambit, MATLAB

 

General Software                      Microsoft Office Package, Cygwin, FigureGen, Global Mapper, VIM, La Tex, Tecplot

 

 

 

 

Sports

 

 

Karate             Black Belt in Karate (KAN-ZEN-RIO) from Iran Karate Federation- September 2000

 

Swimming     Member of UCf 100 Mile Club  

 

 

 
 
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