Dr Reza Ahmadian
I am a Senior Lecturer and the head of International Engagement at the Department of Civil Engineering, Cardiff University. I have about 15 years experience in developing and refining hydro-environmental computational models to investigate hydrodynamic, flood modelling as well as simulating water quality and sediment transport processes. I am also a member of the leadership team of the International Association for Hydro-environment engineering and Research (IAHR) UK chapter.
I graduated from Amirkabir University of Technology - Tehran Polytechnic (Iran), with a BSc in Civil Engineering in 2001 and an MSc in Water Engineering in 2005. I also worked as a civil engineering at different levels, before I started my PhD including during my under graduate and masters studies.
My PhD research was focused on improving various 1D and 2D hydro-environmental numerical models through enhancement of boundary conditions, increasing model efficiency, linking model applications compliance with OpenMI standard, development of a user-friendly graphical user interface and incorporating numerical models into a GIS software beside refinements of models using laboratory data. Through a Halcrow (now CH2M) studentship, I was also in development of ISIS 2D and linking of the model to ISIS 1D (both are components of Flood Modeller Pro now).
I worked as research associate at Cardiff University from Feb 2010 to Sep 2013, working on two different projects simultaneously. One of the projects involved developing hydro-environmental models to predict water quality at a pilot site, namely Swansea Bay, and providing a better understanding of pollution sources, to assist with maintaining UK’s Blue Flag beaches by meeting the new EU Bathing Water Directive. The other project involved developing hydro-environmental models to simulate the hydro-environmental impacts of various marine renewable energy schemes, including tidal stream turbines and tidal range schemes, such as tidal lagoons and barrages.
My research is mainly focused on hydro-environmental modelling motivated by reducing the risk to humans’ health and sustainable use of water. Three key strands of my research are as follows:
- Flood modelling with particular focus on modelling rapids floods, dynamic 1D-2D linking during flood events, modelling flood risk and flood hazard and implementation of Natural Flood Management.
- Water quality and sediment transport modelling particularly faecal bacteria modelling including interaction with sediment, dynamic decay rate and monitoring approaches for both bathing water and aquaculture sites.
- Marine and riverine renewable energy including smal hydro-power, tidal stream and tidal range schemes.
|Studies on disaster-causing
mechanisms and disaster reduction
countermeasures of urban flooding in
China and the UK
|Ahmadian R, Falconer R||Royal Academy of Engineering||69337||01/04/2018- 30/3/2018|
|Dynamic Assessment and Intelligent
Tracking of Coastal City Flood Risk
|Ahmadian R, Falconer R (Lead by Hohai University)||Royal Academy of Engineering||70000||
|Impacts of high spring tides on saltmarsh land in north Gower and subsequent impact on shellfish beds in the Burry inlet||Ahmadian R||Food Standards Agency||20000||01/06/2014 - 31/05/2015|
|Flood hazard indices and flood inundation extent for extreme flood events||Falconer RA, Ahmadian R||EPSRC - Impact Acceleration Account||35906||01/03/2016 - 30/11/2016|
|Input and auditing UU regional costal modelling||Falconer RA, Ahmadian R||United Utilities Group||5000||21/03/2014 - 30/09/2014|
|Multiscale hydro-environmental modelling of marine renewable energy devices||Falconer RA, Ahmadian R||HPC Wales - Fuijitsu||57583||01/10/2012 - 30/09/2015|
|Audit UU Regional Coastal Model - Part B - Solway Firth||Falconer RA||United Utilities plc||5000||01/10/2014 - 28/02/2016|
|QUOTIENT, quantification, optimisation and environmental impacts of marine renewable energy||Odoherty D, Odoherty T, Mason-Jones A, Pan S, Stoesser T, Bockelmann-Evans B, Ahmadian A, Grosvenor R, Prickett P, Byrne C||Ser Cymru Bangor LCEE||61000||01/01/2015 - 30/06/2018|
|MAREN 2||Bockelmann-Evans B, Falconer R, Ahmadian R||INTERREG||184888||01/03/2013 - 31/08/2014|
|Hydro-environmental Modelling of Wake Dynamics of Turbines and Sluices in Tidal Range Schemes||Catherine Leech||Current||PhD|
|Modelling Impact and Design of Optimal Operation of River
Turbines on the Hydro-Environmental Characteristics
|Optimisation of tidal range schemes||Jingjing XUE||Current||PhD|
|Hydro-environmental modelling of tidal lagoons||Bin GUO||Current||PhD|
|Water quality modelling in estuaries||Amyrhul Bin ABU BAKAR||Current||PhD|
|Characterisation of wave energy resources||Joseph David SHUTTLEWORTH||Current||PhD|
Modelling flood inundation extent, hazard mapping and pathpogens using high performance computing
|Jonathan Auryn KING||Current||PhD|
|Turbulence of flow through bridge openings||Ken Vui CHUA||Current||PhD|
|Modelling hydrodynamic, solute and sediment transport processes for marine renewable energy tidal range structures||Nejc COZ||Current||PhD|
|Multiscale Hydro-environmental Modelling of Marine Renewable Energy Devices, with Particular Application to the Severn Barrage||Samuel BRAY||Graduated||PhD|
|Environmental Hydraulic Model Development for Sutainable River Restoration.||Yusri ABD JALIL||Current||PhD|