Main research topics:

● Ocean renewable energies
● Sustainability of renewable resources and their multi-purpose use
● Climate change impact assessment
● Wave modeling and wave climate
● Soft computing methods and numerical modeling 
● Extreme events, coastal disasters and coast/shore protection

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Employment:

Oct 2018-Present            Assistant Professor

The Hakubi Center for Advanced Research

Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (GSAIS)

Kyoto University.

Highly competitive position (acceptance rate: around 3%) 

 

Nov 2016-Sep 2018        JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Disaster Prevention Research Institute

Kyoto University

Competitive position (acceptance rate: less than 10%)

 

Oct 2013-Nov 2016         Research Assistant Professor

Ocean Engineering and Technology Research Center (OETRC)

Iranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric Science (INIOAS)

 

Aug 2010-Sep 2013        Part-time senior researcher

Ocean Engineering and Technology Research Center (OETRC)

Iranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric Science (INIOAS)

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Education:

Ph.D. (2009-2013)           Civil Engineering (Hydraulic/Coastal Engineering)

Enviro-Hydroinformatics Center of Excellence, School of Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST)

          Graduated with an excellent degree

Thesis title: Climate change impact on wave energy regime

Supervisors: Prof. Amir Etemad-Shahidi (Griffith University), Prof. Abbas Yeganeh-Bakhtiyari (IUST), Dr. Vahid Chegini (INIOAS)

M.Sc. (2007-2009)           Civil Engineering (Hydraulic/Coastal Engineering)

Enviro-Hydroinformatics Center of Excellence, School of Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST)

Thesis title: Assessment of the effect of wind field on wave hindcasting

Supervisor: Prof. Amir Etemad-Shahidi (Griffith University, Australia)

B.Sc. (2002-2006)           Civil Engineering

College of Engineering, University of Tehran (UT), Tehran, Iran

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Awards and Achievements:

2020     “Exploration France 2020”, for collaboration with the Université Sorbonne Paris Nord & IPSL Laboratory of Oceanography and Climate:

    Experiments and Numerical Approaches (LOCEAN), awarded by the Embassy of France in Japan


2018    “Talented young scientist” travel grant to participate Young Scholar Forum at Sichuan University, China


2018     Full time faculty member (Assistant Prof.) position (Global Type), The Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University, Japan

   (highly competitive position, acceptance rate: around 3%)


2018     Sêr Cymru II MSCA (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions) COFUND postdoctoral fellowship research at Swansea University, UK, funded by the

   European Commission and Welsh Government (competitive position) 


2016     JSPS Postdoctoral Research fellowship and grant-in-aid by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for the project “Projection of

   wave climate and wave energy due to the climate change”


2016     British Council young scientist grant for taking part in the UK-Iran Researcher Links Workshop: ‘Water Management'


2015     26th IUGG general assembly travel grant, Prague, Czech Republic


2014     IOC-WESTPAC young scientists travel grant, NhaTrang, Vietnam


2012     Excellent Research award for the project "Evaluation of wave energy potential in the Caspian Sea, Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman",

   awarded by the ministry of science, research and technology, 13th best researchers' festival, Tehran, Iran


2012     Awardee in student competition of 18th Congress of the Asia and Pacific Division of the International Association for Hydro-Environment

   Engineering and Research (IAHR), Jeju Island, South Korea