Ali Mehran

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Civil & Environmental Engineering
Adviser: Professor Amir Aghakouchak
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SST - 2012


"For many years, water and energy resources have been used without much thought, and everyday on NEWS we hear about climate change and global warming.  Who will defend the interests of those whom we've never met and may never will?  I have always been curious about the future of civilization and how the current culture will affect the future."

Ali Mehran's background is in hydrology, fluid mechanics, and programming. His first opportunity to work with a multi-disciplinary team was at Tokyo Tech. University in 2008 and later at North Carolina State University in 2010.  Ali's current research is focused on development of a new nested multi-scale modeling framework for flood forecasting that assesses climate change impacts on the terrestrial water cycle. Once the modeling framework is developed, the effects of climate change on the water cycle can be recognized.