Afshin Pourmokhtarian

Syracuse University
151 Link Hall, Syracuse University
 
Telephone: 315-443-4121


Education:
Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, August 2013 (expected) Dissertation Topic: “Biogeochemical modeling of soil and surface water responses to climate change in the Northeastern U.S” Advisor: Dr. Charles T. Driscoll
Master of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran, June 2005
Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering Tehran University, Tehran, Iran, May 2002

Professional Positions:
  • Research Assistant (2008-2013), Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Teaching Mentor 2008-13 (Train new TAs during TA orientation)
  • Teaching associate 2007-08 at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Syracuse University: o CIE 352 (Water Resources Engineering) o CIE 472/672 (Applied Microbiology) o CIE 475 (Civil and Environmental Engineering Design)
  • Teaching assistant 2006-07 at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Syracuse University: o CIE 352 (Water Resources Engineering) o CIE 471/671 (Environmental Chemistry) o CIE 342 (Environmental Engineering II) o CIE 475 (Civil and Environmental Engineering Design)

  • Research Interests and Activities:
    hydrology, biogeochemistry of forest ecosystems, atmospheric sciences, global circulation models, hydrochemical models, forest management and disturbance impacts modeling, data fusion, statistics, geographic information system, and hydroinformatics, metadata analysis.

    Distinguished Awards and Memberships:
    AWARDS AND HONORS RESEARCH • Nunan Lecture and Research Day, Syracuse University, Department Award Winner (2012) • Nunan Lecture and Research Day, Syracuse University, Department Award Winner (2010) • Award Winning Poster at Great Lakes Research Consortium Poster (GLRC) Session; Great Lakes Day in Albany, NY (2009) • Nunan Lecture and Research Day, Syracuse University, Department Award Winner (2008) • First GPA Award among Engineering Graduate Students (M.S.) class of 2005 • Top M.S. thesis award in Civil and Environmental Engineering class of 2005 (19.25/20) TEACHING • Teaching Mentor (2008-13) • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (2007-08) • Teaching Associate, Syracuse University (2007-08) • Teaching Assistantship, Syracuse University (2006-2007) • Future Professoriate Program (FPP) (2006-present) HONOR SOCIETIES • Phi Kappa Phi (2008-present) • Phi Beta Delta (2007-present) • Golden Key International (2007-present) PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS • The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) (2009-present) • The Geological Society of America (2008-present) • American Geophysical Union (2008-present) • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (2008-present) • Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) (2008-present) • American Society of Civil Engineering (2006-present) • Alumni Association of Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran (2002-present)

    Selected Publications:

    • Pourmokhtarian, A., Driscoll, C. T., Campbell, J. L., Hayhoe, K., (2013) ‘New Framework for Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Forested Watershed’ Nature Climate Change (In Preparation)

    • Pourmokhtarian, A., Driscoll, C. T., Campbell, J. L., Hayhoe, K., (2012) ‘Modeling Potential Hydrochemical Responses to Climate Change and Rising CO2 at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest Using a Dynamic Biogeochemical Model (PnET-BGC)’ Water Resources Research, VOL. 48, W07514, doi:10.1029/2011WR011228

    • Campbell, J. L., Driscoll, C. T., Pourmokhtarian, A., Hayhoe, K., (2011) ‘Streamflow Responses to Past and Projected Future Changes in Climate at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire, USA’ Water Resources Research, VOL. 47, W02514, doi:10.1029/2010WR009438

    • Tominaga, K., Aherne, J., Watmough, S. A., Alveteg, M., Cosby, B. J., Driscoll, C. T., Posch, M., Pourmokhtarian, A., (2010) ‘Predicting Acidification Recovery at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire: Evaluation of Four Models\' Environmental Science & Technology, 44 (23), pp 9003–9009, DOI: 10.1021/es102243j

    BOOK CHAPTER • Bytnerowicz, A., Fenn, M., McNulty, S., Yuan, F., Pourmokhtarian, A., Driscoll, C. T., Tom, M., (2012) ‘Interactive effects of air pollution and climate change on forest ecosystems in the United States – current understanding and future scenarios’ Elsevier Physical Sciences Series, Book Project for Series “Developments in Environmental Science” (In Review)


    Co-Authors and Collaborators:
    Driscoll, C. T., Campbell, J. L., Hayhoe, K., • Tominaga, K., Aherne, J., Watmough, S. A., Alveteg, M., Cosby, B. J., Posch, M., Bytnerowicz, A., Fenn, M., McNulty, S., Yuan, F., Pourmokhtarian, A.,Tom, M.

    Graduate Advisor:
    Dr. Charles Driscoll

    Title at Hubbard Brook:
    PhD Candidate