Project Investigator: Nasrin Alamdari
Dr. Nasrin Alamdari is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Florida State University. Her research focuses primarily on the areas of urban hydrology, hydrologic/hydraulic modeling, sustainable and resilient urban water systems, stormwater management, and impact of nonstationary stressors—climate and land use change on hydrology and biogeochemistry.
Alamdari Research Group
Sara Kamanmalek is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Florida State University. She received her doctorate in Civil Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) in 2021, where she defended her dissertation entitled, “An Integrative Approach to Identify and Assess Streams Susceptible to Antibiotic Discharges”. After completing her PhD, she joined the Clark Science Center at Smith College as a postdoctoral research associate, investigating the impact of microplastics on the bioaccumulation of silver nanoparticles in Daphnia magna. Her research is rooted in providing new understanding and solutions to foster sustainable water resource management through modeling, laboratory analysis, and integrated environmental assessment. She is currently working on understanding the driving factors of harmful algae bloom (HAB), detection of HAB, and vulnerability assessment using satellite imagery and remote sensing.
Zhengxiao Yan is currently a Ph.D. student from 2021 fall in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. He graduated from Hohai University and Northwest University and got a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering, respectively. He will be focusing on finding the relationships between Harmful Algal Blooms and influencing watershed factors and how the Best Management Practices in the urban watersheds will lower the HABs along the coasts in Miami.
Mushfiqul is a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering department at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. He completed his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He graduated with a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Florida Atlantic University. His research interest deals with "Integrated Urban Systems Resilience" and "Climate Change". For his PhD, he is developing a BMP siting and cost-optimization tool for the stormwater watershed in Florida and using that tool, he will assess the effects of climate change in the urban watershed. The goal is to predict the impacts of climate change on the watershed and to recommend the optimum measures to overcome those impacts.
Mohana is a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. I completed my B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Her research interest includes “Hydrodynamic Modeling”, and “River and Coastal Morphology”. Her research works so far have been mostly associated with analyzing the changes occurred over the years. Her current work involves developing a decision support tool to evaluate the role of nature-based solutions which will help alleviate the effects of sea level rise. For that purpose, she’ll be generating a groundwater model, which will be coupled with a stormwater model and then it will be used to develop a IPDST (Integrated Planning Decision Support Tool) to measure the effectiveness of different Nature Based Feature alternatives and determine optimal strategies for achieving water quantity and quality goals under different Sea Level Raised scenarios.
Mohammad Sadeq Ahmadi
Mohammad Sadeq is a Master student in Civil and Environment Engineering department at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. He completed his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Kabul University. He graduated with a M.Sc. in Water Management and Governance with a specialisation in Water Resources Management at IHE Delft, the Netherlands under Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program. The comprehensive MSc program covered a wide range of subjects that enriched his knowledge. Besides, it improved his technical skills in hydrological modelling, GIS and remote sensing. Currently, he is evaluating the role of natural and nature-based features in coastal urban watersheds under sea level rise and climate change.
Parnian was a Master student in Civil and Environmental Engineering department at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. She graduated with a B.Sc. degree from Amirkabir University of Technology in Tehran. For her MSc, she evaluated the effects of land use/land cover on runoff quantity and quality in a rural watershed. Parnian graduated with a Master's degree in June 2021.