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Azadeh Bolhari, PhD, PE

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  • Dr. Azadeh Bolhari

David L. Hirschfeld Department of Engineering

Assistant Professor
Faculty Advisor
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  • PhD Civil Engineering, Colorado State University
  • MSc Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, Denver
  • BSc Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology
  • Contaminant Fate and Transport
  • Water & Wastewater Design
  • Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • Stormwater Design
  • Phytoremediation Design
  • Hazardous Waste & Site Remediation
  • Physical & Chemical Processes in Water Treatment
  • Field Methods for Sustainable Development
  • Economy & Sustainability of Infrastructures
  • Waste Containment Systems 
  • Technology & Culture 

Research Interests

  • Fate & transport of microplastics
  • Resiliency
  • Sustainable communities
  • Phytoremediation
  • Formation of engineering

Funded Grants

Bolhari, A., Castaneda, D.I., Mejia, J.A. “EAGER: PPER Developing Drought-Resilient Communities by Utilizing Acrylic Concrete Structures for Rainwater Harvesting.” Submission to DCL NSF 17-055: Awarded. $99,997.00, 2017-2019

Bolhari, A., Machingura, B. “Mechanical Abrasion of Spent Plastic Shotshells and Wads.” Submission to Angelo State Undergraduate Faculty-Mentored Grant: Awarded. $750.00, 2020

Bolhari, A., Dusenberry, B. “Application of Phytoremediation to Improve Water Quality.” Submission to Angelo State Undergraduate Faculty-Mentored Grant: Awarded. $750.00, 2019

Bolhari, A., “Estimating Hickory Aquifer’s Properties Using Derivative Analysis of Water Level Time Series from Active Well Fields.” Submission to Angelo State Faculty Development Grant: Awarded. $1,000, 2017

Bolhari, A., Cox, N., Freeman, S., Halfman, M., Shaffer, E. “Feasibility of Employing Rainwater Harvesting to Reduce Urban Stormwater Runoff.” Submission to Angelo State Undergraduate Faculty-Mentored Grant: Awarded. $1,500.00, 2017-2018

Bolhari, A. “Prairie Restoration through Snow Harvesting: A Project at The Experimental Site in Last Chance, Colorado.” Submission to University of Colorado Faculty Development Grant: Awarded. $2,000, 2015-2016

Research Mentorship

Dr. Bolhari has mentored numerous undergraduate students in her research from a diverse background. 

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BOOK CHAPTER:

  • Bolhari, A. (2018). Ecological Fence. In M. Handwerker, J. Garrett-Davis, C. Sauter, R. Saxton (Eds.) Future Rural Archive (pp.74-115). Netherlands: Jap Sam Books & Last Chance, Colorado: Last Chance Press.

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS:

  • Bolhari, A., D., Castaneda. K., Stewart. Work in Progress: Elucidation of Sustainability Mindset in a Vulnerable Latinx Community through a Citizen Science Project (Abstract accepted at ASEE 2020).
  • Bolhari, A., D., Castaneda. K., Stewart. Engagement in Practice: Lessons Learned from an NSF EAGER Citizen Science Project in a Vulnerable Community (Abstract accepted at ASEE 2020).
  • Stewart, K., D., Castaneda, A., Bolhari. Work in Progress: Citizen Scientists’ Description of an Engineer (Abstract accepted at ASEE 2020).Bolhari, A. Addressing the New ABET Student Outcome 6 on Design Experimentation through Environmental Engineering Lab Experiments (Abstract accepted at ASEE 2020).
  • Bolhari, A., A., Battistini, W., Kitch,. Developing Performance Indicators and Rubrics for the New ABET 1 through 7 Student Outcomes in a Civil Engineering Program (Abstract accepted at ASEE 2020).
  • Dusenberry, B., A. Bolhari. “Feasibility of Avicennia Marina(Grey Mangroves) in Salt Removal from Water.” (Abstract submitted to Front Range Student Ecology Symposium 2020).
  • Bolhari, A., T. Sale (2018). Treatment of Trichloroethene (TCE) in Low Permeability Zones of Aquifers Using Carbon Sequestration. Biochar Conference Proceedings, Wilmington Delaware.
  • Bolhari, A.R., A. Bolhari (2018). IT Ethics and the Role of Perceived Possibility of Disclosure: An Interventional Research. American Society for Engineering Education. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Bolhari, A. (2012). Feasibility of treating chlorinated solvents stored in low permeability zones in sandy aquifers. Dissertation Abstract International 74(01), 134B. (UMI No. AAT 3523626) Retrieved December 16, 2012, from Dissertations and Theses database.
  • Bolhari, A., T. Sale (2012). Temporal partitioning of a chlorinated solvent release between DNAPL, aqueous, and sorbed phases in transmissive and low permeability zones. Hydrology Days, 32nd Annual American Geophysical Union, Fort Collins, Colorado, March 21-23 2012.
  • Wahlberg, J., S. Farhat, A. Bolhari, J. Martin, T. Sale, C. Newell, D. Dandy, (2012). Decision support system for modeling matrix diffusion processes, Fort Collins, Colorado, July 24-26, 2012.
  • Sale, T., A. Bolhari (2012). Temporal partitioning of a chlorinated solvent release between DNAPL, aqueous, and sorbed phases in transmissive and low permeability zones, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California, December 5-9 2011.
  • Sale, T., A. Bolhari (2011). Improving Our Understanding of the Impact of Contaminants Stored in Low Permeability, SERDP/ESTCP Partner meeting, Washington D.C., November 29th 2011.
  • Bolhari, A., T. Sale (2010), Resolving the Feasibility of Treating Chlorinated Solvents Stored in Plumes in Heterogeneous Sandy Aquifers, Eos Trans. AGU, 91(26), West. Pac. Geophys. Meet. Suppl., Abstract H33B1-83
  • Zimbron, J., A. Bolhari, T. Sale (2010). Updates on Treatment of Contaminants in Low Permeability Zones, Hydrology Days, 30th Annual American Geophysical Union, Fort Collins, Colorado, March 22-24 2010.
  • Bolhari, A., T. Sale (2008). Resolving the Feasibility of Treating Contaminants Stored in Plumes, Hydrology Days, 28th Annual American Geophysical Union, Fort Collins, Colorado, March 26-28 2008.
  • Bolhari, A., T. Sale (2008). Resolving the Feasibility of Treating Contaminants Stored in Plumes, University Consortium for Field-Focused Groundwater Contamination Research, Annual Progress Meeting, Orangeville, Ontario, May 05-08 2008.
  • Bolhari, A., T. Sale (2007). Resolving the Feasibility of Treating Contaminants Stored in Plumes, University Consortium for Field-Focused Groundwater Contamination Research, Annual Progress Meeting, Orangeville, Ontario, April 17-19 2007.
  • Bolhari, A., T. Sale (2007). Resolving the Feasibility of Treating Contaminants Stored in Plumes, Hydrology Days, 27th Annual American Geophysical Union, Fort Collins, Colorado, March 19-21 2007.

TECHNICAL REPORTS:

  • Bolhari, A., Castaneda, D. “EAGER: PPER Developing Drought-Resilient Communities by Utilizing Acrylic Concrete Structures for Rainwater Harvesting.” Final Report to the National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA, 22314. December 2019.
  • Bolhari, A., Castaneda, D. “EAGER: PPER Developing Drought-Resilient Communities by Utilizing Acrylic Concrete Structures for Rainwater Harvesting.” Annual Report to the National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA, 22314. August 2018.
  • Baker, C., A. Bolhari “Snow Harvesting to Restore Prairie Restoration in Last Chance Experimental Site”. Technical report to M12 STUDIO, CO, Byers. April 2017.
  • Bolhari, A., T. Sale “Management of Contaminants Stored in Plumes.” White Paper to DuPont, Philadelphia, PA and GE GLOBAL RESEARCH, ALBANY, NY, 12309. January 2011.
  • Sale, T., B.L. Parker, C.J. Newell, J.F. Devlin, J. Zimbron, A. Bolhari, Saller, K., “Basic Research Addressing Contaminants in Low Permeability Zones.” Proposal Submitted to Strategic Environmental Research Development Program (SERDP), Funded Project No. ER-1740, August 2010.
  • Freeman, S., N. Cox, M. Halfman, E. Shaffer, A. Bolhari. “On-campus Engineering Solutions to Reduce Stormwater Runoff on a Marginalized Community in San Angelo”, Angelo State University. May 2018.
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