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S. Majid Hassanizadeh

Professor of Environmental Hydrogeology
Department of Earth Sciences
Faculty of Geosciences
Utrecht University
Princetonplein 9,P.O. Box 80021
3508 TA UTRECHT, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)30 2537464 (+31 (0)30 2537973)
Email: s.m.hassanizadeh[AT]uu.nl
Senior Advisor
Soil and Groundwater Systems
Deltares (http://www.deltares.nl/en)
Princetonlaan 6
3584 CB Utrecht
The Netherlands

      Professor of Hydrogeology at the Faculty of Geosciences of Utrecht University and Senior Advisor with Soil and Groundwater Department of Deltares, since January 2004.
      Graduated with honors from the Department of Civil Engineering of Pahlavi University in Shiraz, Iran, in 1975. Earned M.E.in 1976 and Ph.D. in 1979 at the Department of Civil Engineering of Princeton University. Work experience as Assistant Professor with the Abadan Institute of Technology (Iran, 1979-1982), Project Manager with the Yekom Consulting Engineers (Iran, 1982-1984), Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Technical and Engineering University of Tehran (Iran, 1982-1984), senior researcher with the National Institute of Public Health and Environment, RIVM (Bilthoven, The Netherlands, 1984-1995), Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Department of Geology of Utrecht University (The Netherlands, 1990-1994), Associate Professor (1995-2001) and later Professor (2001-2003) with the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology.
      More than 300 publications in journals, books, conference proceedings, or as technical reports, with a total citation of around 9700, and an h-index of 46 (according to Google Scholar, June 2017).
      Editor of Advances in Water Resources from 1991 till 2001. He is now on the editorial boards of Transport in Porous Media (since 1989), Journal of Porous Media (since 2009), The Open Hydrology Journal (since 2007), Special Topics & Reviews in Porous Media; An International Journal, (since 2010), and member of International Advisory Board of Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (since 2004). Member of American Geophysical Union, American Association for Advancement of Science, Soil Science Society of America, European Geophysical Union, International Association of Hydrological Sciences, US National Groundwater Association, and The Netherlands Hydrological Society. Has organized many conferences, workshops, and short courses. Invited or keynote speaker in a large number of international meetings. Elected Fellow of American Geophysical Union (2002), Elected Fellow of American Association for Advancement of Science (2007). Received honorary degree of Doctor-Ingenieur from Stuttgart University (2008); A recipient of von Humboldt Prize (2010); Recipient of Don and Betty Kirkham Soil Physics Award (2011); Selected as 2012 Darcy Lecturer by the US National Groundwater Association (2011). Awarded a research grant of 2.3 MEuro by the European Research Council (2013). Recipient of Royal medal of honor of The Netherlands, Ridder in de Orde van Nederlandse Leeuw (Knight in the Order of Netherlands Lion), July 2015.

 Research Interests 

  • Fundamental theories of flow and transport in porous media -- averaging-thermodynamic methods
  • Experimental and computational studies of flow and transport in complex porous media: diapers, paper, fuel cells, etc
  • Density-dependent flow and transport in porous media
  • Modeling transport of micro-organisms in soil
  • Modeling biodegradation and bioremediation processes
  • Disposal of radioactive waste in geological formations -- geohydrological aspects
  • Theories of watershed flow processes -- averaging-thermodynamic methods

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