Dr. Arabi Receives the COE George T. Abell Mid-Career Faculty Award


Dr. Mazdak Arabi, Borland Professor of Water Resources in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is the recipient of the 2016 College of Engineering’s George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award.

Mazdak was recognized for his exceptional ability and propensity to procure large, multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional center-based research funding, such as the Water Sustainability and Climate Center sponsored jointly by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (2012-2017; $1.5M), the Center for Comprehensive, Optimal, and Effective Abatement of Nutrients (CLEAN) sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (2013-17; $2.99M), and the Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN): Transitioning Toward Sustainable Urban Water Systems, sponsored by the NSF (2015-20; $12M).

Mazdak also was recognized as the co-creator of the environmental Risk Assessment and Management System (eRAMS), which is a computer platform for development and use of online data and modeling systems for sustainable management of land, water, and energy resources. eRAMS is currently host to more than 200 data and modeling web services that are used by U.S. federal government agencies, state and local governments, and nearly 70,000 committed annual users throughout the world. Congratulations, Mazdak, on this outstanding recognition of your career achievements!