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Prof. Vahid Nourani received his B.Sc. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from University of Tabriz, Iran in 1998 and 2000, respectively. He then continued his graduate study in Civil and Environmental Engineering in the field of Hydrology at Shiraz University, Iran and Tohoku University, Japan and was graduated in 2005.

Prof. Nourani was with the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Tabriz as Assistant Professor from 2005- 2009; as Associate Professor from 2009-2014; as Professor from 2014 and with Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, USA at 2011 as visiting Associate Professor and as Adjunct Professor with Near East University from 2017. In this period, 89 Ph.D. and M.S. students were graduated under his technical supervision. His research interests include rainfall-runoff modeling, Artificial Intelligence applications to hydro-environmental engineering, Hydroinformatics and computational hydraulics.

His researches outcomes have been published as 202 Journal articles, 2 books, 11 book chapters and more than 190 papers presented in international and national conferences. Currently he is Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Civil & Env. Eng. (Tabriz Univ.), Associate Editor for Journal of Hydrology, Guest Editor for Water and Sustainability Journals, Vice Dean of Civil Engineering Faculty at Tabriz University and director of Excellence Center in Hydroinformatics.

In 2021, Prof. Nourani was ranked as 11035 among world's top 2% scientists reported by the Stanford University. From April 2022, Prof. Nourani has started his collaboration with CDU, Faculty of Science and Technology, as honorary adjunct professor.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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