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Dr. Farhad Jazaei

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

Phone
(901) 678-4232
Fax
(901) 678-3026
Office
112D Engineering Science Building
Office Hours
Open Door Policy or By Appointment
    Students          Courses          GFCT Lab          CV(PDF)

Education

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA, 2017
  • M. Sc. Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2008
  • B. Sc. Civil Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2006

 
Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Memphis (8/2019-Present)
  • Research Associate, Center for Applied Earth Sciences and Engineering Research (CAESER), The University of Memphis (8/2017-7/2019)
  • Research Assistant, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, Auburn University (8/2012-7/2017)

 
Honors and Awards

  • 2015, Farvolden Award, National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
  • 2015, Outstanding International Student, Auburn University
  • 2013, Feagin graduate fellowship, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University
  • 2013, Outstanding research from Civil Engineering Department, Graduate Engineering Research Showcase, Auburn University
  • 2012, Full Ph.D. scholarship, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

 
Research Interest

  • Water resources and environmental management
  • Fate and transport of contaminants in the environment
  • Surface water and groundwater interaction
  • Groundwater hydraulics and hydrology
  • Numerical simulation of (groundwater/surface water) flow and contaminant transport
  • Computational modeling of engineering system
  • Water-smart city / Water security
  • Groundwater remediation

 
Publications

  • Mahmoudi, D., Rezaei, M., Ashjari, J., Salehghamari, E., Jazaei, F. and Babakhani, P., 2020. Impacts of stratigraphic heterogeneity and release pathway on the transport of bacterial cells in porous media. Science of The Total Environment, p.138804. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138804
  • Jazaei, F., Waldron, B., Schoefernacker, S., Larsen, D, 2019. Application of numerical tools to investigate a leaky aquitard beneath urban well Fields. Water, 11(1), p.5. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/w11010005. [Click to download]
  • Jazaei, F., Simpson, M.J., Clement, 2017. Understanding time scales of diffusive fluxes and the implication for steady state and steady shape conditions. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(1), 174-180. doi:10.1002/2016GL071914 [Click to download]
  • Jazaei, F., Clement, T.P., Simpson, M.J., 2016. Spatial analysis of aquifer response times for radial flow processes: Nondimensional analysis and laboratory-scale tests. Journal of Hydrology, 532, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.11.024 [Click to download]
  • Jazaei, F., Simpson, M.J., Clement, T.P., 2014. An analytical framework for quantifying aquifer response time scales associated with transient boundary conditions. Journal of Hydrology 519, 1642–1648. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.09.018 [Click to download]
  • Simpson, M.J., Jazaei, F., Clement, T.P., 2013. How long does it take for aquifer recharge or aquifer discharge processes to reach steady state? Journal of Hydrology 501, 241-248. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.08.005 [Click to download]

 
Conference Proceedings

  • Investigate the factors influencing photodegradation of microplastics (MPs): An implication for water resources protection. Gholamreza Bonyadinejad, Maryam Salehi Esfandarani*, Farhad Jazaei. 2021 Kentucky/Tennessee Water Professionals Conference 
  • Investigate the Factors that Influence the Microplastics Fragmentation: An Implication for Water Resources Protection. Linkon Bhattacharjee, Maryam Salehi, Farhad Jazaei. 2021 Kentucky/Tennessee Water Professionals Conference 
  • 3D High-Resolution Description of Hyporheic Exchange Flow in Gravel Bars. Alqusaireen, E., Meier, C., Argerich, A., Jazaei, F. 2019 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Numerical tools for identifying confining unit breaches impacting semi-confined water-supply aquifers, Jazaei, F., Waldron, B., Schoefernacker, S., Larsen, D. AGU Fall Meeting 2018, Washington, DC
  • What happens under a gravel bar, really? Estimating travel times of hyporheic exchange flow at very-high spatial resolution,  Meier, C., Jazaei, F. AGU Fall Meeting 2018, Washington, DC, (Oral presentation)
  • Response-time analysis of groundwater flows perturbed by pumping wells. Jazaei, F., Clement, T.P., Simpson, M.J., AGU Fall Meeting 2016, San Francisco, CA, (Oral presentation)
  • Predicting the time scales of groundwater response to surface-water variations. Jazaei, F., Clement, T.P., Simpson, M.J., 2015 NGWA Groundwater summit, San Antonio, Texas
  • Urban groundwater level forecasting applying Artificial Neural Network (ANN)", Jazaei, F., Abrishamchi, A., Tajrishy, M., Abrishamchi, Ali, 2008 International Conference on Water Scarcity, Global Changes and Groundwater Management Responses, University of California, Irvine 

 
Teaching Courses (Undergraduate (U), Graduate (G))

  • (G) Groundwater Hydraulics, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Memphis
  • (G) Applied groundwater modeling (Developed Course), Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Memphis
  • (G) Computational methods in hydraulics and hydrology (Developed Course), Department of Civil Engineering & Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Memphis
  • (U) Statics, Herff College of Engineering, University of Memphis
  • (U) Hydraulics and Hydrology Lab, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Memphis
  • (U) Civil Engineering Analysis, Department of Civil Engineering, Auburn University

 
Current and graduated Master's Students

  1. Tareq Jamal Chy (2021), Department of Civil Engineering (Advisor)
  2. Bisesh Joshi (TBD), Department of Civil Engineering (Co-advisor)

Current and graduated Ph.D. Students 

  1. Eatedal Alqusaireen (2021), Department of Civil Engineering (Co-advisor)
  2. Alireza Bakhshaee (TBD), Department of Civil Engineering (Advisor)
  3. Ahmed Shakir Ali (TBD), Department of Civil Engineering (Advisor)
  4. Muhammad Masood Ashiq (TBD), Department of Civil Engineering (Advisor)
  5. Babak Azari (TBD), Department of Civil Engineering (Co-advisor)
  6. Nazli Aghashahi (TBD), Department of Civil Engineering (Co-advisor) 


Member of UoM Graduate Student Committees

  1. Kushal Regmi, MSc student, Department of Civil Engineering (2019)
  2. Haley Grace Gallo, MSc student, Department of Civil Engineering (2021)
  3. Joel Pierce, MSc student, Department of Civil Engineering (2022)
  4. Reza Bonyadi, Ph.D. student, Department of Civil Engineering (TBD)
  5. Linkon Bhattacharjee, Ph.D. student, Department of Civil Engineering (TBD)
  6. Md Hadiuzzaman, Ph.D. student, Department of Civil Engineering (TBD)
  7. Khairul Hassan, Ph.D. student, Department of Civil Engineering (TBD)
  8. S. Mohamad Hossein, Ph.D. student, Department of Earth Sciences (TBD)
  9. Aashis Sapkota, Ph.D. student, Department of Civil Engineering (2021)
  10. Angel Alberto Jimenez, Ph.D. student, Department of Civil Engineering (TBD)

 
Laboratory Development

  • Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport Laboratory (GFCT Lab), Department of Civil Engineering (Being developed...)

Grants and contracts

  • Developing a framework to quantify Microplastic load transported by urban stormwater, Brown and Caldwell, 2021 (PI)- ~$33K
  • ITESO-Memphis Engineering Exchange, US Department of State, 2021 (co-PI)- ~$83K
  • Pre- and post-restoration assessment of Loan Oak basin, West Tennessee River Basin Authority, 2021 (Co-PI)- ~$163K
  • Microplastics Fate and Transport in Agricultural Soil: Interrelation of Hydrodynamics, Chemistry, and Material sciences, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), 2020 (Co-PI) - ~$500K
  • Toward a Water Smart Campus- Green Fee, University of Memphis, 2020 (PI)- ~$27K
  • Investigating contaminant storage and release mechanisms at low permeability zones, Herff College of Engineering Faculty Research Grants- UoM, 2020 (PI)- ~$15K 
  •  West TN Dept of Agriculture, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, 2019 (Co-PI) ~$430K
  • MLGW Aquitard, Memphis Light, Gas, and Water Division, 2019 (Co-PI)- ~$5M
  • Community of Research Scholars grant (CoRS), University of Memphis, 2019 (PI) -$2K
  • Allen Wellfield Evaluation, Memphis Light, Gas, and Water (MLGW) Division, 2017 (Co-PI)- $1.2M


Reviewer for Journals and Funding Agencies

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Water Resources Research (WRR)
  • Advances in Water Resources
  • Journal of Environmental Earth Sciences
  • Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection (GEP)
  • Water- MDPI
  • Water Environment Research and International Journal of Environmental Engineering (IJEE)
  • Journal of Ecology & Natural Resources (JENR)
  • Environmental Earth Science
  • Applied Sciences- MDPI 

Education and outreach

  • Collaborating with the City of Memphis and Christian Brothers University on reviewing and preparing the Storm Water Management Manual for the City of Memphis and Shelby County.
  • Hosting member of "Your Water, Your Research (2021)" public forum, University of Memphis
  • Herff Scholars Day 2021
  • Resident member of Engineers' Club of Memphis

 General Department Service Activities

  • CIVL 4199: Civil Engineering Senior Design Mentor (1/2020-Present)
  • Civil Engineering Undergraduate Student Advisor (8/2019-Present)
  • Member of Computing Committee (8/2019-Present)
  • Member of Scholarship Committee (8/2019-Present)
  • Member of Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (8/2019-Present)
  • Member of Undergraduate Recruiting and Retention Committee (8/2019-Present)
  • Member of Graduate Curriculum and Policies Committee (8/2019-Present)
  • Member of Laboratory and Facilities Committee (8/2019-Present)