Researcher

Dr Mahmood Sadat-Noori

My Expertise

  • Submarine groundwater discharge
  • Natural groundwater tracers; radon and radium
  • Carbon, nutrient and greenhouse gas dynamics in estuaries and wetlands

Keywords

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

 

I hold a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Water Engineering both, from the University of Tehran and a Ph.D. in Groundwater Hydrology from Southern Cross University, Australia. My research operates at the interface between two fields; hydrology and biogeochemistry. I'm interested in understanding how groundwater dynamics can influence surface water quantity and quality through the discharge of fresh or saline water and acting as a...view more

 

I hold a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Water Engineering both, from the University of Tehran and a Ph.D. in Groundwater Hydrology from Southern Cross University, Australia. My research operates at the interface between two fields; hydrology and biogeochemistry. I'm interested in understanding how groundwater dynamics can influence surface water quantity and quality through the discharge of fresh or saline water and acting as a pathway for transporting nutrient, carbon, metal, and greenhouse gases to surface water bodies (such as estuaries, lakes, and wetlands). I employ 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.

My 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 and the outcome of my research is published in journals such as the Journal of Hydrology, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Journal of Environmental Management and Environmental Science and Technology.

My current research is on assessing how large scale wetland restoration affects groundwater quality and what impact these changes may have on driving global warming and climate change processes.  

 


My Qualifications

  • 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/).


My Engagement

  • Committee member - Research Management Committee, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
  • Committee member - Early Career Academic Network (ECAN), Faculty of Engineering

My Teaching

CVEN9625 - Fundamentals of Water Engineering

CVEN4503 - Groundwater Resources Investigation 

CVEN 3501 - Water Resources Engineering

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Location

MV15 (BEL Lab), Water Research Laboratory,
110 King St., Manly Vale, NSW, 2093

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