img_0620 I am a first year PhD student in the Biological Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. My Master of Science was in Civil & Environmental Engineering at Sharif University of Technology (SUT) with an emphasis in modeling contaminates in surface water and air.

During my M.Sc. I worked on two projects; first project was on urban air quality management which different air pollutants like particulate matter (PM), CO and NOx were measured and results of various models such as Box Modeling, CALINE4, CT-EMFAC, and COPERT were compared together with the aim of achieving the applied one. Based on the modeled and observed data, I wrote a paper which has been published in Science of the Total Environment journal. Second Project was related to data processing and GIS which encouraged me to join to Environment and Water Research Center of SUT as graduate research assistant (GRA). These background and experiences let me to work in academia as a PhD student. Therefore, I applied for Virginia Tech and I am interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree at VT.

My PhD research focused upon water quality issues in the mid-Atlantic region. I will assist in developing and adapting regional water quality models of coastal Virginia that incorporate groundwater and surface water, both quantity and quality, and assess the effects of best management practices (BMPs)in meeting a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) goals. In addition, my work will focus upon improving the predictive capability of hydrologic models at urban and regional scales for selected water quality constituents. This work will help support the ongoing restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

Outside of grad school, I am a big fan of college sports, I enjoy hiking, listening music (especially Rap and Alternative Rocks), playing basketball, and watching movies. I am a movie buff and always follow the latest movies of famous directors.