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Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Vahid Rahmani | Assistant Professor

Photo of Vahid RahmaniPh.D. - 2014, Kansas State University
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
M.Sc. - 2009, Shiraz University, Iran

Civil and Environmental Engineering
B.S. - 2007, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact Information
Seaton Hall 049
785-532-2921
vrahmani@k-state.edu

Professional Experience
Dr. Vahid Rahmani received his bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Amir-Kabir University of Technology and master’s in civil and environmental engineering with an environmental engineering focus from Shiraz University. He then earned his doctorate degree in biological and agricultural engineering with a water resources engineering focus from Kansas State University. He spent his postdoc experience at the Kansas Biological Survey working on reservoir science. Rahmani joined the Kansas State University in 2016. He is an active member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), American Geophysical Union (AGU), American Meteorological Society (AMS), and Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI).

Research
Rahmani’s research interests include climate change and variability impacts on water resources management, extreme weather event analysis, and water supply and policy. Currently, his group is working on many projects to promote water supply protection and improve sustainable management of the available water in small impoundments and large reservoirs. His research sponsors include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Kansas Water Research Institute (KWRI), and Kansas Water Office (KWO). He has diverse interdisciplinary interests and always seeks new opportunities to help in improving water sustainability strategies.

Academic Highlights
Rahmani is supervising two doctorate dissertations and one master thesis and has hired one undergraduate student for research. He collaborates with colleagues from different disciplines with diverse interests and backgrounds to create a dynamic environment for fostering new ideas. With his interdisciplinary interests, he is always exploring new water supply management techniques and strategies to help in providing water when and where we need it. Dr. Rahmani is an active reviewer for peer-reviewed journals in the fields of hydroclimatology and impacts of climate change such as the Weather, Climate, and Society, Atmospheric Research, Hydrological Processes, and Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment.