I am a Ph.D. student in 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 University of Tehran in 2016 working on the application of different supplementary materials in fate and transport of emerging contaminants in saturated media.
My research topics at Purdue University, being supervised by Dr. Linda Lee, mainly focus on:
- Fate, characterization, and remediation of halogenated alkyls compounds (chlorinated solvents or per/polyfluorinated alkyl substances),
- Physical-chemical processes related to field-scale application of technologies for subsurface remediation,
- Techniques for measuring surface and groundwater flow and contaminant flux.
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 in order 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.
The environment always comes first in my life as Guy McPherson says “If you think the economy is more important than the environment, try holding your breath while counting your money”!