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A. Pouyan Nejadhashemi

University Foundation Professor, Director of the Center for Intelligent Water Resources Engineering
Michigan State University

About A. Pouyan Nejadhashemi

Dr. Nejadhashemi is a Michigan State University (MSU) Foundation Professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Bioenvironmental and Water Resources Engineering from the University of Maryland. Before joining MSU, he worked as a core member of an interdepartmental–interagency watershed management technical team that guided the development of watershed restoration and action plan strategies. In his current position, he leads an interdisciplinary research team focused on incorporating an ecosystem approach to address water resource problems, including water quantity and quality. He also leads the Decision Support and Informatics Units and the Center for Intelligent Water Resources Engineering at MSU. As a leading water resource modeling expert, Nejadhashemi examines water and its distribution, movement, and quality in various environments. His primary research interests are computational ecohydrology, environmental impact assessment, soft computing applications in water resources, the development of a Decision Support System for human impact evaluation on ecosystem sustainability, and the evaluation and development of watershed/water quality models.

Nejadhashemi has been the principal or a co-principal investigator on grants totaling more than $41 million. Many national and international governmental agencies have consulted his research team to help make informed decisions on water resource management, sustainable crop production, and climate change mitigation strategies. The author of over 120 peer-reviewed publications, Nejadhashemi has served on the board of several leading journals and led more than 170 oral and poster presentations at national and international conferences.

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