Amir Taghavy, Ph.D.

Photograph of Amir TaghavyAssistant Professor

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Water Resources Engineering, Tufts University, 2013
  • M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Sharif University, Iran, 2005
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Amirkabir University, Iran, 2003

Contact information

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  • Phone: 508.999.8490
  • Fax: 508.999.8964
  • Office: Violette Building, Room 108B

Biography

A Civil Engineer by training, Dr. Taghavy built his research profile at Tufts University as a modeler in the field of flow and reactive transport in porous media, with focus on the fate and transport of nanoparticles that can be regarded either as environmental agents (e.g., zero valent iron nanoparticles) or subsurface contaminants (e.g., silver or other metal oxide nanoparticles). He then joined the Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin as a postdoctoral research fellow. His postdoctoral research centered on the upscaling of nanotechnology-based solutions for subsurface engineering problems including the enhanced oil recovery and CO2 flood conformance. 


Areas of Interest

  • Computational Hydrogeology
  • Fate and Transport of Emerging Contaminants in the Subsurface
  • Nanotechnology Applications in Subsurface Engineering Problems
  • Numerical Methods – Hybrid Eulerian-Lagrangian Models
  • Environmental Statistics 

Courses Taught

  • CEN 428/504 - Probability and Statistics for Civil Engineers
  • CEN 304 – Introduction to Environmental Engineering

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Announcement - Funded Research Opportunity

  • MS-level Research Assistantships are available for highly motivated students with strong background and interest in programming and numerical modeling of reactive transport in porous media

 

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