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CHRS Affiliated Faculty

Soroosh Sorooshian, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Distinguished Professor, Earth System Science
Faculty Profile, Engineering Faculty Profile
Office:
Fax:
Email:
(949) 824-8825
(949) 824-8831
soroosh@uci.edu
Address: The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering zotcode 2175
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2175

Xiaogang Gao, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty Profile, Engineering Faculty Profile
Office:
Fax:
Email:
(949) 824-8822
(949) 824-8831
gaox@uci.edu
Address: The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering zotcode 2175
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2175

Kuo-lin Hsu, Ph.D.
Associate Director of CHRS (Precipitation and Flood Modelling) and Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Faculty Profile, Engineering Faculty Profile Publications
Office:
Fax:
Email:
(949) 824-8826
(949) 824-8831
kuolinh@uci.edu
Address: The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering zotcode 2175
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2175

Amir Aghakouchak, Ph.D.
Associate Director of CHRS (Drought) and Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Faculty Profile,
Office:
Fax:
Email:
(949) 824-9350
(949) 824-2117
amir.a@uci.edu
Address: The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering zotcode 2175
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2175

Phu Nguyen, Ph.D.
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Engineering Faculty Profile,
Office:
Fax:
Email:
(949) 824-3865
(949) 824-8831
ndphu@uci.edu
Address: The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering zotcode 2175
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2175

Project Scientists/Research Associates
Tiantian Yang, Ph.D.
Hydrologist/Reservoir Scientist, Deltares USA Inc.
Research Associate, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Office:
Fax:
Email:
(949) 824-1952
(949) 824-8831
tiantiay@uci.edu
Address: The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering zotcode 2175
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2175

Postdoctoral Scholars
Name Phone Email

Research & Administrative Staff
Name Phone Email
Dan Braithwaite (949) 824-8823 dbraithw@uci.edu
Diane Hohnbaum (949) 824-8821 dhohnbau@uci.edu

Graduate Students
Graduate Students Office Phone: (949)-824-9350
Name Degree - Dept. Email
Andrea Thorstensen Ph.D. CEE athorste@uci.edu
Yumeng Tao Ph.D. CEE yumengt@uci.edu
Negar Karbalaee Ph.D. CEE nkarbala@uci.edu
Raied Alharbi Ph.D. CEE rsalharb@uci.edu
Ata Akbari Asanjan Ph.D. CEE aakbaria@uci.edu
Mohammad Faridzad Ph.D. CEE mfaridza@uci.edu
Negin Hayatbini Ph.D. CEE nHayatbi@uci.edu
Baoxiang Pan Ph.D. CEE baoxianp@uci.edu
Hoang Tran Viet Ph.D. CEE htranvie@uci.edu

Undergraduate Assistants
Name Degree-Dept Email

CEE Dept. CHRS ALUMNI
Newsha Khodatalab Ajami, Ph.D. (2006)
Director of Urban Water Policy
Water in the West/ERC-ReNUWIt
Stanford University
Email: newsha.ajami@gmail.com
Hun Kyun Bae, Ph.D. (2007)
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Global Environment
Keimyung University, S. Korea
Email: hunkyunbae@kmu.ac.kr
Ali Behrangi, Ph.D. (2009)
Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109
(C) (949) 302-3688
Email: ali.behrangi@jpl.nasa.gov
Kristie Franz, Ph.D. (2006)
Associate Professor
Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
Iowa State University
Email: kfranz@iastate.edu
Website: http://www.ge-at.iastate.edu/people/faculty/kristie-franz/
Farid Ishak-Boushaki, Ph.D. (2007)
Associate Water Engineer
City of Riverside, CA
Email: fboushaki@riversideca.gov
Tsou Chun "Joey" Jaw. Ph.D. (2011)
Project Engineer
California Watershed Engineering (CWE) Corp.
Fullerton, CA
Email: chochunc@uci.edu
Behnaz Khakbaz, Ph.D. (2010)
Project Engineer
URS corporation, Ontario CA
Email: behkhakbaz@yahoo.com
Hamid Moradkhani, Ph.D. (2004)
Associate Professor
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Email: hamidm@cecs.pdx.edu
Website: http://pdx.edu/cee/profile/hamid-moradkhani
Gi-hyeon Park, Ph.D. (2006)
Senior Engineer, Riverside Technology Inc.
2950 E Harmony Road, Suite 390
Fort Collins, CO 80528
Office Phone: (970) 484-7573
Fax: (970) 484-7593
(cell) (949) 246-5846
Email: tonypark87@gmail.com
Rebeka Sultana, Ph.D. (2011)
Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management
California State University, Long Beach
Email: rsultana@csulb.edu
Qing "Alex" Xia, Ph.D. (2011)
Engineer
Digital Map Products
Email: axia@digmap.com
Huiling Yuan, Ph.D. (2005)
Professor
Nanjing University School of Atmospheric Sciences
and Key Laboratory of Mesoscale Severe Weather/Ministry of Education
Nanjing, P.R.China
Email: yuanhl@nju.edu.cn
Ali Zahraei, Ph.D. (2011)
Research Associate
NOAA CREST
CUNY NY
Email: azahraei@ccny.cuny.edu
Wei Chu, Ph.D. (2009)
VP Technology
BloomskyInc
440 N Wolf Road
Sunnyvale, California 94085
Email: chuweicn@gmail.com
Jingjing Li, Ph.D. (2012)
Assistant Professor
California State University, Los Angeles
Office: KH-D4045
Office Telephone: (323)343-2224
(c) Tele: (949) 648-8540
Email: jli104@calstatela.edu
Nasrin Nasrollahi, Ph.D., P.E. (2014)
Process Engineer
Orange County Sanitation District
Email: nnasrollahi@ocsd.com
Phu Dinh Nguyen, Ph.D. (2014)
UCI CHRS Postdoctoral Scholar
(o) (949) 824-3865
(c) (714) 813-5999
Email: ndphu@uci.edu
Scott Sellars (Ph.D. 2014, M.S. 2012)
CCST Fellow - Office of Assembly Member Quirk
Sacramento, CA
Email: scott.sellars@ccst.us
Hao Liu, Ph.D. (2015)
UCI CHRS Postdoctoral Scholar
(o) (949) 824-1158
Email: liuh1@uci.edu
Hamed Ashouri, Ph.D. (2014)
Scientist
AIR - Worldwide
Boston, MA
Email: h.ashouri@uci.edu
Sepideh Sarachi, Ph.D. (2015)
Engineer Consultant
Email: ssarachi@uci.edu

MS Recipients
Marc Ferrer Capdevila (2007)
Logistics Director, Frigicoll
Barcelona, Spain
MBA (2013)ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Email: marcferrerc@gmail.com
Prashant R. Kuranjekar (2007)
Engineer, T.Y. Lin International
Tampa, FL 33637
Email: prashant.kuranjekar@tylin.com
MBA, University of South Florida