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Leila Farhadi Faculty Member

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My work is generally directed toward the development of a comprehensive understanding of the exchange rates of mass (e.g. water, CO2), energy, and momentum between the land and the atmosphere. Primary applications of her work are in hydrology, hydrometeorology, and water resources engineering. She is particularly focused on the assimilation and fusion of measurements and models for optimal prediction. More details can be found on her lab website ( https://farhadilab.seas.gwu.edu/). I 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. I received the prestigious Takalloli prize for the most innovative graduate research in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department in 2003 for her M.Sc thesis. I joined MIT’s Parson’s Laboratory for Environmental Science and Engineering upon receiving the MIT’s Schoettler Fellowship Award in 2006. I completed her Ph.D degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT with a focus on Hydrology and Water Resources and joined the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office of NASA, Goddard in 2012 as a research scientist. I joined the Civil and Environmental Engineering department of GWU as an Assistant Professor in 2013 and was promoted to the rank an Associate Professor in 2020. I am 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). I received the 2018 School of Engineering and Applied Science distinguished Junior Teaching Award. I have published my work in a number of leading scientific journals in the field including journals of Water Resources Research and Hydrometeorology. I served as a reviewer/review editor for more than 15 journals in the field and has reviewed numerous papers in the past several years. I have also served in review panels or has reviewed proposals for various funding agencies including NSF and NASA. I am a member of several professional committees including American Geophysical Union (AGU), American Meteorological Society (AMS), and American Water Resource Association.

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