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Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering

Rouzbeh Nazari

Assistant Professor

Rouzbeh Nazari

Biography:

Dr. Nazari's research interests are Water Resources and Environment, Hydro-Informatics, Urban Water Reuse, Urban Monitoring and Resilience, Application of Remote Sensing in Water Resources, Urban and Environment; Landfill Monitoring and Management, Urban Heat Island and Human Health, Climate Change Impact on Water Resources. 

 

Courses
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ENGR 01341: Fluid Mechanics  

CEE 08311: Environmental Engineering  

CEE 08943: Water and Environmental Monitoring 

 

Professional Affiliations
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- American Society of Civil Engineers(ASCE)

- The Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)

- American Meteorological Society (AMS)

- American Geophysical Union (AGU)

- American Water Resources Association (AWRA)

- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

 

Selected Honor And Awards
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§  American Society of Civil Engineers, South Jersey, 2015

§  FEMA Academic Recovery Team, 2014 and 2015

§  The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Advanced Study Program (ASP) Summer Colloquia Fellowship (2012)

§  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Visiting Scientist Program Fellowship (2010)

§  American Geological Union Conference Grant (2010)

§  First-place Award, Engineering Graduate Symposium, City University of New York (2009)

§  City University Graduate Teaching Fellowship (2008)

§  American Meteorological Union Conference Grant (2007)

§  City University Tuition Fellowship (2008-2010)

§  The Mott Hall-CCNY STARS Award (2006)

§  Graduate Center of CUNY Science Fellowship (2004-2008)

 

Selected Journal Editorials And Referees
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Co-Editor in Chief: Journal of Flood Engineering (JFE)

Editorial Board: Civil Engineering Journal

Journal Referees: Journal of Water Resource Management, International Journal of Constructed Environment, International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology (IJHST), International Journal of Water, International Journal of Constructed Environment and The Journal of Transportation Engineering

 

Books And Book Chapters
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1. Nazari, R. Co-Editor in Chief of 2013 Handbook of Urban Water Reuse, Taylor & Francis Publishing Group (CRC Press)

2. Khanbilvardi, R. Lakhandkar, T. Nazari, R. Krakauer, N. Powel, A. Remote Sensing Data and Information for Hydrological Monitoring and Modeling, Handbook of Engineering Hydrology, Modeling Climate Changes and Variability. Taylor & Francis Publishing Group (CRC Press), 2013

3. Nazari, R. De Hoyos, S. Khanbilvardi, R. FRESHWATER DEMANDS AND SHORTAGES, Encyclopedia of Crisis Management. ISBN: 9781452275956, Publisher: SAGE Publications, 2013

4. Nazari, R. Karimi, M. Mahani, S. ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION, Encyclopedia of Crisis Management. ISBN: 9781452275956, Publisher: SAGE Publications, 2013

5. Fakhri, M., Farzaneh, M. R.,EslamianS. and Nazari, R., Wind Speed Regionalization Under Climate Change Conditions, New Developments in Renewable Energy, ISBN 978-953-51-1040-8, Publisher: INTECH, 2013

6. Nazari, R., S. Eslamian and R. Khanbilvardi, Water Reuse and Sustainability, Chapter 11, in Ecological Water Quality-Water Treatment and Reuse by K. Voudouris & D. Vousta, 241-254, Intech., ISBN 979-953-307-745-0, 2012

 

Selected Invited Talks
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1. Extreme Storm Events Impact on Southern New Jersey Coastal Communities, American Water Symposium, 2015

2. Resiliency Planning in the Light of Extreme Storm Events, American Society of Civil Engineers, South Jersey Chapter, 2015

3. Sea Level Rise And Extreme Storm Events Impacts on The Transportation Infrastructures, Rutgers University, 2014

4. Urban Heat Island Assessment Using High Resolution In Situ and Satellite Datasets, Drexel University, 2014

5. Characterizing Environmental Factor For Climate Health Impacts And Asthma In Urban Environment, Columbia Univeristy, Presbyterian Hospital, 2013

6. Development Of An Advanced Technique For Mapping And Monitoring Sea And Lake Ice, University Of Madison Wisconsin, 2012

 

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications
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1.      Nazari, R. Hurler, C. Plucinsky, A. Sooy, K. Stenger, J. Impact Assessment of Extreme Storm Events on Southern New Jersey Coastal Communities, International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology, ISSN : 0976-6219, Under Review, 2015

2.      Karimi, M. Nazari, R. Vant-Hull, B., Khanbilvardi, R., Predicting Surface Temperature Variation in Urban Settings Using Real-Time Weather Forecasts, Journal of Urban Ecosystems, ISSN: 1083-8155, Under Review, 2015

3.      Zareian, M. Nazari, R. Eslamian, S. Safavi, H. Gohari, A. Adaptation to Hydrologic and Climatic Changes through Optimization of Groundwater Withdrawal, Water Resources Management, Under Review, 2015

4.      Nazari, R. Dorofy, P. Romanov, P. Khanbilvardi, R. Operational Sea Ice Mapping Algorithm for Geostationary Satellites, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Under Review, 2015

5.      Karimi, M. Nazari, R. Vant-Hull, B., Khanbilvardi, R., Urban Heat Island Assessment with Temperature Maps Using High Resolution Datasets Measured at Street Level, International Journal of the Constructed Environment, In Press, 2015

6.      P. Dorofy, J. D. Moore, K. Varghese, R. Nazari, Establishing a Geospatial Intelligence Pipeline through Earth SySTEM Education, Journal of The Earth Scientist, ISSN: 1045-4772, Volume XXXI, Issue 2, Summer 2015

7.      Kamali, I. Nazari, R. Faridhosseini, A. Ansari, H. Saeid Eslamian, S. The Determination of Reference Evapotranspiration for Spatial Distribution Mapping Using Geostatistics, Water Resources Management, ISSN: 0920-4741, Volume 29, 2015

8.      Vant-Hull, B. Karimi, M. Sossa, A. Nazari, R. Khanbilvardi, R., “Fine Structure in Manhattan’s Daytime Urban Heat Island: a New Dataset”, J. Urban and Env. Eng. vol. 8, núm. 1, pp. 59-74, 2015

9.      Dobler, G. Ghandehari, M. Koonin, S. Nazari, R. Patrinos, A. Sharma, M. Tafvizi, A. Vo, H. Wurtele, J.  Dynamics of The Urban Lightscape, Journal of Information Systems, ELSEVIER, Volume 54, 115-126, 2015

10.   Mahani, S. Nazari, R. and Khanbilvardi, R. Evaluation of Remotely-Sensed Rainfall Algorithms for Strong Hurricanes, International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology, ISSN : 0976-6219, Pp. 1–18, 2013

11.   Nazari, R. Clark, V. and Khanbilvardi, R. Assessment of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) and Normalized Difference Sea Ice Index (NDSI) Derived from MSG SEVIRI Satellite for Sea Ice Applications, Journal of Flood Engineering, 3(1); Pp. 39–47, ISSN: 0976-6219, 2012

12.   Nazari, R. and Khanbilvardi, R. ‘Application of dynamic threshold in sea and lake ice mapping and monitoring’, Int. J. Hydrology Science and Technology, Vol. 1, Nos. 1/2, pp.37–46, 2012

13.   Nazari, R. Rychtecka, M. Ghedira, H. and Khanbilvardi, R. Stepwise Linear Regression for mapping and monitoring sea and lake ice for the future GOES-R, International Journal of Terraspace Science and Engineering, Volume I, Issue 2, ISSN: 1943-3514 June, 2009 

Conference Proceedings
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1.      Dorofy, P. Nazari, R. Establishing a Geospatial Intelligence Pipeline through Earth SySTEM Education, NOAA/NESDIS Cooperative Research Program (CoRP), Univeristy of Maryland, September 16-17, 2015

2.      Nazari, R. Hurler, C.  Plucinsky, A. Sooy, K. Stenger, J., Impact Assessment of Extreme Storm Events on Southern New Jersey Coastal Communities, International Conference on Coastal Cities and their Sustainable Future, New Forest, UK, 7 - 9 July, 2015,

3.      Musilli, A. Nazari, R., Application of Big Data in Landfill Fire Management and Risk Assessment, New Jersey Big Data Alliance 2015 Symposium, April 29, 2015

4.      Nazari, R. Urban Microclimate Assessment and Neighborhood Temperature Variations Due to the Urban Heat Island, American Meteorological Society Conference, Phoenix, AZ 2015

5.      Karimi, M. Vant-Hull, B. Nazari, R. and Khanbilvardi, R. Impact of Environmental Factors in Variation of Temperature in Respect to Urban Heat Island, American Meteorological Society Conference, Phoenix, AZ 2015

6.      Vant-Hull, B. Karimi, M. Nazari, R. Sossa, A. and Khanbilvardi, R. A Simple Statistical Model for Predicting Fine Scale Spatial Temperature Variability in Urban Settings, American Meteorological Society Conference, Phoenix, AZ 2015

7.      Sossa, A. Vant-Hull, B. Nazari, R. and Karimi, M. Landsat Retrieved Surface Properties Effects on the Day Time Temperature Pattern in New York City, American Meteorological Society Conference, Phoenix, AZ 2015

8.      Nazari, R. Vasiliadis, H. Flooding Impacts on New York State Wastewater Infrastructures in the Light of Extreme Events, SHPE Conference, Detroit, MI, November 2014

9.      Nazari, R. New York City Thermal Cycle Assessment and Neighborhood Temperature Variations Due to the Urban Heat Island, Fifth International Conference on The Constructed Environment, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 16–17 October 2014

10.  Nazari, R. Ghandehari, M. Gholitabar, S. Thurston, G. Assessment of the Air Quality Impact of Traffic Congestion in Urban Environment, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, 9-13 December, 2013

11.  Nazari, R. Ghandehari, M. M. Karimi, M. Vant-Hull, B. Khanbilvardi, R. Assessment of Urban Infrastructure Impact on New York City Neighborhoods Thermal Variations, The 94th AMS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia from 2-6 February, 2014

12.  Nazari, R. De Hoyos, S. and Khanbilvardi, R. Monitoring Humidity Over Land Using Satellite Based Data, IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium, Munich, Germany, July 22-27, 2012

13.  Karimi, M. Vant-Hull, B. Nazari, R. and Khanbilvardi, R. Thermal Neighborhood Observations and Effects on Human Health Neighborhood Variations in Urban NorthEast Urban Heat Island, IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium, Munich, Germany, July 22-27, 2012

14.  Nazari, R. and Speight, B. The Effects of Temperature, Humidity, and Pollution on Asthma-Related Emergency Department Visits at Two Hospitals in Bronx, New York, The Sixth Education and Science Forum, NOAA Educational Partnership Program, Florida A&M University, March 26-28, 2012

15.  Nazari, R. De Hoyos, Land Surface Humidity Monitoring Using Satellite Based Data, The Sixth Education and Science Forum, NOAA Educational Partnership Program, Florida A&M University, March 26-28, 2012

16.  Karimi, M. Vant-Hull, B. Nazari, R. and Khanbilvardi, R. Characterizing Environmental Factor for Climate Health Impacts and Asthma, The Sixth Education and Science Forum, NOAA Educational Partnership Program, Florida A&M University, March 26-28, 2012

17.  Nazari, R. and Khanbilvardi, R. Development of an Advanced Technique for Mapping and Monitoring Sea and Lake Ice in Preparation for GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), Eighth Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, AMS, New Orleans, LA, January 22-26 2012

18.  Nazari, R. and Khanbilvardi, R. Mapping and Monitoring of Sea and Lake Ice in Preparation for GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), American Geological Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 6-10, 2011

19.  Nazari, R. Impact of Flood and Sea Level Rise on Coastal Areas and Damages in Long Island, NY, Pilot Study for the US Coastal Regions, 9th Annual New York City College of Technology Faculty and Student Research Poster Session, November 17, 2011

20.  Nazari, R. Ghedira, H. Temimi, M. Romanov, P. and Khanbilvardi, R. Development and validation of a BRDF model for ice mapping for the future GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) using Artificial Neural Network, The AMS 88th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 20-24 January 2008

21.  Nazari, R. Temimi, M. Ghedira, H. and Khanbilvardi, R. NOAA- CREST, New York City, New York, An automated approach for sea ice mapping and ice fraction determination for the future GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), 2008 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium, Boston, MA, July 6-11, 2008,

22.  Nazari, R. Mahani, S. and Khanbilvardi, R. Climate Changes Interaction with Tropical Storm (Hurricane), Fourth Annual NOAA-CREST Symposium, Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, February 23-25 2006

23.  Eslamian, S. S., Ghoudarzi, A. and Nazari, R. Investigation of the Changes of Permeability, Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Sediment Basins for Artificial Recharge In Bagh-E-Sorkh Region, Shahreza, Isfahan, 22nd Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments and Water, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2006

24.  Nazari, R. Mahani, S. and Khanbilvardi, R. Changes in Sea Surface Temperature and North Atlantic Hurricane Activities, AGU Joint Assembly, Baltimore, Maryland, May 23-25 2006,

25.  Nazari, R. Mahani, S. and Khanbilvardi, R. Impacts of Climate Change and Tropical Storms (Hurricanes) on Coastal regions, 27th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Monterey, California, 2006

26.  Nazari, R. and Eslamian, S. S., Management, Optimization and Simulation for an Optimum Distribution of Water in Kalamarz Multi-Reservoir System, Mianeh Basin. 6th International Conference on Hydro science and Engineering (ICHE-2004), Brisbane, Australia, May 30-June 2, 2004

27.  Nazari, R., Tabatabaei H., Abedi Koupai, J., A Mathematical & Management Model of Ground Water with Emphasis on Artificial Recharge for Damaneh Plain, The Second International Conference on Salt Water Intrusion and Coastal Aquifers, Mirada, Mexico, 2003

28.  Eslamian, S. S., Khatoonabadi, S. A., Hamadani, A. and Nazari, R., Water Resources Mismanagement and Desertification of a Semiarid Region, Gahavand Plain, Seventh International Conference on Dry Land Development: Sustainable Development of Dry Lands in the 21st Century, The International Dry Lands Development Commission (IDDC), Tehran, Iran.  2003

29.  Nazari, R. and Eslamian, S. S. Hydrological Homogeneity Test of Catchments Using L-moments Diagram, International Conference on the Rational Use and Conservation of Water Resources in a Changing Environment, Yerevan, Armenia, 2003

30.  Eslamian, S. S. and Nazari, R., Economic Evaluation of an Iranian Water Resources Project, Third Conference on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Iran and Russia, Moscow. 2002

31.  Eslamian, S. S., Ashtari A. and Nazari, R., A Traditional System of Water Harvesting, Turkey Nest, International Conference of Human and Water, Ramsar, Iran. 2002

Contact Information
Email: nazari@rowan.edu
Phone: 856-256-5352
Homepage: http://users.rowan.edu/~nazari/

Office: Rowan Hall, Room 134