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
Senior Research Associate
Sara Kamanmalek is currently a Senior Research Associate 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. candidate in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. His research is mainly focused on finding the relationships between Harmful Algal Blooms and influencing watershed factors and how the Best Management Practices in the urban watersheds will control and mitigate the HABs along the coasts in Miami-Dade County.
Mushfiqul is a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering department at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. His research interest deals with "Integrated Urban Systems Resilience" and "Climate Change". For his PhD, he is developing a statewide decision support tool to control nutrients using stormwater green infrastructure strategies.
Mohana is a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Her current research involves developing a decision support tool to evaluate the role of nature-based solutions in mitigating short and long-term impacts of climate change and sea level rise in coastal areas.
Elham Mahmod Por
Elham Mahmod Por is is a PhD student in Civil and Enviromental Engineering at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. She is currently focused on predicting cyanobacteria concentration in lake Okeechobee using various physiochemical variables and meteorlogical characteristics. Her work aims to contribute to the understanding and management of harmful algal blooms, which pose significant challenges to water quality and ecosystem health.
Ali Salou is a PhD student in Civil and Enviromental Engineering at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Ali's research is mainly focused on the prediction of E.Coli using various watershed, meteorological, and physiochemical characteristics.
Syed Usama Imtiaz
Syed Usama Imtiaz is a PhD student in Civil and Enviromental Engineering at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Syed's research is mainly focused on river restoration science, with a particular emphasis on investigating the intricate relationship between environmental and morphological factors. To achieve this, he will utilize high-resolution satellite imagery and advanced numerical techniques to predict various parameters related to inland water quality. By enhancing the understanding of riverine ecosystems, his research aims to contribute to the conservation and restoration efforts.
Mitra Nasr Azadani
Mitra Nasr Azadani is a PhD student in Civil and Enviromental Engineering at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Mitra's research is mainly focused on the role of best management practices in mitigating the negative impacts of climate and land use change on nutrient exports in large agricultural watersheds. Her research aims to contribute to the development of integrated watershed management plans that consider the complex interactions between agriculture, climate, and water quality.
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.
Mohammad Sadeq Ahmadi
Mohammad Sadeq was 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. For her MSc, he evaluated the the effects of climate change and sea level rise on groundwater recharge. Sadeq graduated in July 2022.