Principle Investigator



Dr. Farhadi received her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a focus on Hydrology and Water Resources from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She received her B.Sc in Civil Engineering and her M.Sc degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a focus on Water Resources Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. Upon receiving her PhD in 2012, she worked as a postdoctoral research scientist at the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office of NASA, Goddard before joining the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of GWU in 2013 as an Assistant Professor.

Dr. Farhadi is the recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Faculty (CAREER) Award (see GWU News) and New (Early Career) Investigator award in Earth Sciences of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) ( see GWU News). She also received the 2018 School of Engineering and Applied Science distinguished Junior Teaching Award.

Dr. Farhadi has published her work in a number of leading scientific journals in the field including journals of Water Resources Research and Hydrometeorology. She serves as a reviewer/review editor for more than 15 journals in the field and has reviewed numerous papers in the past several years. She has also served in review panels or has reviewed proposals for various funding agencies including NSF and NASA. Dr. Farhadi is a member of several professional committees including American Geophysical Union (AGU), American Meteorological Society (AMS), and American Water Resource Association.