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I am a Ph.D. student in Environmental Engineering of the ESE Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. I received my bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology in 2013. I then continued my academic career by completing a Master’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering at the University of Tehran in 2016 working on the application of different supplementary materials in fate and transport of emerging contaminants in saturated media.

As a Ph.D. student at Purdue University, I have worked on the understanding of the processes that govern environmental fate, occurrence, and remediation of  Chemicals of Emerging Concern (with focus on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)) in biosolids, streams, and groundwater. I am now working on practical links between water resources management and sustainable development strategies leading to the resiliency of water-dependent communities to water scarcity and water pollution risks. In fact, I primarily focus on socio-hydrology topics and resilience of social-ecological systems to quality and quantity of water.

Along with my academic career, I have always been trying to become an environmentalist making our beautiful planet a better place to live. In this regard, I have founded and co-founded a lot of non-profitable movements to increase environmental awareness of people of mostly developing countries by using platforms such as social media, podcast, blogging, translation, etc., a summary of which can be found in my working experience page.

Education

  • 2016 - present Ph.D. Civil/Environmental Engineering

    Purdue University

  • 2013-2016 M.Sc. Civil/Environmental Engineering

    University of Tehran

  • 2008 - 2013 B.Sc. Civil Engineering

    Iran University of Science and Technology

If you really think that the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money”  Guy McPherson