- Submarine groundwater discharge
- Natural groundwater tracers; radon and radium
- Carbon, nutrient and greenhouse gas dynamics in estuaries and wetlands
Fields of Research (FoR)Groundwater Hydrology, Surfacewater Hydrology, Environmental Monitoring, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Impact Assessment
Dr. Mahmood Sadat-Noori is a Lecturer at the Water Research Laboratory within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Mahmood holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Water Engineering both from the University of Tehran and a Ph.D. degree in Groundwater Hydrology from Southern Cross University, Australia. His research operates at the interface between two fields; hydrology and geochemistry. His research interest is in...view more
Dr. Mahmood Sadat-Noori is a Lecturer at the Water Research Laboratory within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Mahmood holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Water Engineering both from the University of Tehran and a Ph.D. degree in Groundwater Hydrology from Southern Cross University, Australia. His research operates at the interface between two fields; hydrology and geochemistry. His research interest is in understanding how groundwater dynamics can influence surface water quantity and quality through discharge or seepage into surface water bodies and how this can act as a pathway for transporting nutrients, carbon, metal, and greenhouse gases to surface water bodies (such as estuaries, lakes, and wetlands).
Mahmood employs large-scale field investigations using natural geochemical environmental tracers such as radon (Rn-222) and radium isotopes (Ra-223,224, 226) to investigates groundwater-surface water interactions in coastal environments and his Ph.D. research introduced a novel approach for reducing uncertainties related to quantifying groundwater discharge in estuaries using radon as a groundwater tracer through field investigation and analytical analysis. His current research is on assessing how large-scale wetland restoration contributes to greenhouse gas sequestration and how groundwater dynamics can drive such processes.
- Doctor of Philosophy, 2017, Groundwater Hydrology, Southern Cross University (SCU)
- Master of Science, 2011, Water Resources Engineering, University of Tehran
- Bachelor of Science (Hons), 2009, Water Engineering, University of Tehran
My Research Supervision
Areas of supervision
I welcome inquiries from motivated and potential Masters, Honours and PhD students with interest in the below research topics to contact me:
Using natural groundwater tracers to study surface waters - groundwater interactions.
The influence of groundwater discharge on the quality of surface water bodies.
Investigating the role of groundwater discharge in greenhouse gas emissions from water bodies.
Wetland restoration effects on groundwater quality.
If you are interested, please send me an email including your CV (stating your average marks for Undergraduate and Masters) with the UNSW HDR self-assessment report (https://selfassessment.research.unsw.edu.au/).
- Committee member - Research Management Committee, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Committee member - Early Career Academic Network (ECAN), Faculty of Engineering
- Committee member - Faculty's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
CVEN9625 - Fundamentals of Water Engineering
CVEN4503 - Groundwater Resources Investigation
CVEN 3501 - Water Resources Engineering