Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2016
  • M.Sc., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 2013
  • M.Sc., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2009
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran, 2006
Academic Appointments
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Resources Engineering, Humboldt State University, 2018
Professional Honors
  • Golden Colorado Sustainability Award of the Year (2016)
  • National Association of Energy Engineering award (2015)
  • Edna Bailey Sussman Foundation Environmental Fellowship (2014)
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • International Society for Porous Media (Interpore)
  • Azerbaijani
  • Persian

Dr. Moradi has a demonstrated history of working in hydrology, water resources and environmental engineering. He specializes in numerical modeling of subsurface processes, energy and mass transfer in porous media, and groundwater modeling.

Dr. Moradi has experience with statistical analysis, uncertainty quantification, and sensitivity analysis of complex mathematical models. His expertise includes:

  • Developing numerical models to study vapor intrusion and subsurface transport of VOCs such as PCE and TCE
  • Studying remediation of heavy metals such as chromium in fine-grained soils
  • Using state-of-the art statistical approaches to analyze complex environmental systems
  • Simulating methane leakage using numerical transport models
  • Surface hydrology and flood frequency analysis under climate change scenarios
  • Forensic geotechnical and geo-environmental studies

Dr. Moradi has consulting experience in assessing water loss in residential water distribution systems using statistical approaches, modeling and field studies. He has worked on projects involving feasibility studies of power plants and environmental site assessment. Dr. Moradi's Ph.D. research focused on developing scalable and sustainable systems for renewable energy storage in the form of heat in subsurface unsaturated zone. These systems were proposed to increase the energy storage efficiency and address the problems posed by traditional systems that store energy in shallow aquifers, potentially resulting in energy loss due to groundwater movement and water quality concerns.

Dr. Moradi performed the first ever 3-D intermediate laboratory experiments on heat transfer in unsaturated soils. In addition to experimental studies, he formulated a fully coupled heat and mass transfer model to better understand non-isothermal processes in the subsurface.

Additionally, Dr. Moradi developed a novel framework for a coupled thermally-enhanced bioremediation and renewable energy storage system.

Dr. Moradi was an assistant professor of Environmental Resources Engineering at Humboldt State University and served as a consultant working on a wide range of hydrogeological and geo-environmental projects prior to joining to Exponent.