Dr. Hamid Moradkhani holds BS (UT, 1991), MS (IUST, 1994), and PhD (University of California, Irvine, 2005) degrees, all first rank in Civil and Environmental Engineering specializing in Hydrology, Hydraulics and Water Resources Management. He has been on the faculty of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Portland State University (PSU) since September 2006 and currently holds the rank of full professor.
Dr. Moradkhani is a registered professional engineer with over 24 years of experience in analysis, design and management of a variety of large scale water resources projects. This experience coupled with academic accomplishments gives him a unique perspective on the needs of environmental and water resources professionals in diverse forms of practice, such as education, research institutions, firms, industry, government, and non-profit organizations.
Dr. Moradkhani specializes in the areas of surface hydrology, hydraulics and water resources system analysis and management. He has pioneered in the area of in-situ and remotely sensed hydrologic data assimilation and ensemble inference, extreme event analysis including flood and drought forecasting. He has developed extensively in inverse modeling, uncertainty and risk analysis, probabilistic verification and multi-modeling and climate change impact assessment and downscaling methods.
Given his pioneering academic works and also long standing experience with major contribution in uncertainty analysis in hydrometeorologic forecasting and water resources management he was elected as a fellow of American Society of Civil Engineering (F.ASCE) and Fellow of Environmental and Water Resources Institute (F.EWRI) in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Recently he was awarded the 2015 faculty research excellence at Portland State University. In 2011, he earned the distinction of Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) recognized and designated by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE) Board of Trustees. He is currently sustainability fellow at the Institute of Sustainable Solutions at PSU. He is on the editorial board of Water Resources Research, journal of hydrology, section lead editor of Springer handbook of hydrometerological ensemble forecasting, journal of Hydrologic Engineering. Recently he served as the guest editor of Journal of Hydrology for a special issue of data assimilation and ensemble forecasting. He was elected as the chair of the Risk and Uncertainty in Water Resources Systems committee at the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI). He has convened and -chaired numerous sessions and workshops and delivered many invited talks and keynotes at professional settings. He is the PSU faculty representative for the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science (CUHASI).