MV15 (BEL Lab), Water Research Laboratory,
110 King St., Manly Vale, NSW, 2093
I hold a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Water Engineering both, from the University of Tehran and a Ph.D. in Groundwater Hydrology from Southern Cross University, Australia. My research operates at the interface between two fields; hydrology and biogeochemistry. I'm interested in understanding how groundwater dynamics can influence surface water quantity and quality through the discharge of fresh or saline water and acting as a pathway for transporting nutrient, carbon, metal, and greenhouse gases to surface water bodies (such as estuaries, lakes, and wetlands). I employ large scale field investigations using natural geochemical environmental tracers such as radon (Rn-222) and radium isotopes (Ra-223,224, 226) to investigates groundwater-surface water interactions in coastal environments.
My Ph.D. research introduced a novel approach for reducing uncertainties related to quantifying groundwater discharge in estuaries using radon as a groundwater tracer through field investigation and analytical analysis and the outcome of my research is published in journals such as the Journal of Hydrology, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Journal of Environmental Management and Environmental Science and Technology.
My current research is on assessing how large scale wetland restoration affects groundwater quality and what impact these changes may have on driving global warming and climate change processes.