Amir Taghavy

Amir Taghavy, PhD

Assistant Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering




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


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

Research interests

  • 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

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.

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