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Reza Kerachian

Professor and Vice-Dean in Academic Affairs, School of Civil Engineering,

College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, IRAN

  1. PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: September 19, 1973

Place of Birth: Tehran, Iran

Nationality: Iranian

  1. CONTACT INFORMATION

Mailing Address: School of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Enghelab St.,Tehran, Iran,

P.O. Box: 11155-4563
Tel: +98 21 61112176 (Office) 
Fax: +98 21 66403808
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  1. EDUCATION

  • PhD.: Civil Engineering (Water Resources and Environmental Systems Management), 2004, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran.
  • Title of Ph.D. Thesis: “Water Quantity and Quality Management in River – Reservoir Systems” (Supervisor: Prof. Mohammad Karamouz).
  • The Best Iranian Ph.D. Dissertation in 2004 (Selected by Iran Ministry of Science, Research and Technology).
  • Master of Science: Civil Engineering (Hydraulic Structures), 1999, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Title of Master of Science Thesis: “Spillway Capacity Optimization under Hydrologic Uncertainties and Flood Routing” (Supervisors: Prof. Ahmad Abrishamchi and Prof. Abbas Afshar).
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1996, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
  1. HONORS

  • Young Affiliate of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) based in Italy (2013-2018).
  • Best Reviewer, Journal of Water and Wastewater (2016).
  • Supervisor of the best Ph.D. dissertation in the field of Water Engineering (Ph.D. thesis of Dr. Nikoo), Selected by Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology, Presidency of Islamic Republic of Iran (2015).
  • Supervisor of the best Ph.D. dissertation in the field of Engineering (Ph.D. thesis of Dr. Abed-Elmdoust), Selected by University of Tehran, University of Tehran Research Festival (2014).
  • Supervisor of the best Ph.D. dissertation in the field of Water Engineering (Ph.D. thesis of Dr. Nikoo), Selected by Iranian Hydraulic Association (2013).
  • Author of the best journal paper in the field of water engineering published by an Iranian researcher, The Third Iran’s Water Festival (2012).
  • Author of the best technical paper presented at the International Conference on Ecological, Environmental and Biological Sciences (ICEEBS'2012), January 7-8, Dubai, UAE, 2012.
  • Supervisor of the best Ph.D. dissertation in the field of Water Engineering (Ph.D. thesis of Dr. Malekmohammadi), Selected by Iranian Hydraulic Association (2009).
  • Author of the best journal paper in the field of water engineering published by an Iranian researcher, The Second Iran’s Water Festival (2009).
  • Supervisor of the best Ph.D. dissertation in the field of Water and Environmental Engineering (Ph.D. thesis of Dr. Niksokhan), The Second National Water Festival, Karaj, Iran (2009).
  • Author of the best journal paper in the field of water engineering published by an Iranian researcher, The First Iran’s Water Festival, (2007).
  • Selected as the best teacher by civil engineering students in the first semester of 2007, School of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran (2007).
  • Author of the best technical paper presented at the First National Conference on Dams and Hydraulic Structures, Karaj, Iran (2007).
  • Iran Ministry of Science, Research and Technology Prize for the best national Ph.D. dissertation (2005).
  • Member of Iranian Federation of Young Elite (2005-present)
  • The Khwarizmi Award for doing the best national research project (2004).
  • Distinguished Ph.D. student, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran (2001-2004).
  • Top M. Sc. student, Hydraulic Structures (Civil Engineering), Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (1997).
  • Ranked 123 among 400,000 participants in the national entrance exam of universities in Iran (1991).
  1. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • ‌Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2017–present.
  • Member of Steering Committee, UNESCO chair on Engineering Education, 2017-present.
  • Professor, School of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2012–present.
  • Young Affiliate of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) based in Italy (2013-2017).
  • Editor-in-chief, Iran-Water Resources Research, Publisher: Iranian Water Resources Association, 2013-present.
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Tehran Urban Research and Planning Center, 2016-present.
  • Head of Internship Office, School of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, 2016-present.
  • Associate Professor, School of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2008–2012.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Civil Engineering Infrastructure: An International Journal (CEIJ), 2011-present.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Iran-Water Resources Research, Publisher: Iranian Water Resources Association, 2011-2013.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Iran Water and Environmental Engineering, Publisher: Shahrood University of Technology, 2011-present.
  • Member of Board of Directors, Center of Excellence for Engineering and Management of Civil Infrastructures, 2010-present.
  • Head of Water Engineering Department, School of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2009–Present.
  • Member of Research Committee, Tehran Regional Water Board, 2004-present.
  • Head of Environmental Engineering Department, School of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2009–2010.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Civil Engineering, Publisher: University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2009-present.
  • Director of HSE committee, School of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, 2009-present.
  • Member of Board of Directors, Center of Excellence for Engineering and Management of Infrastructures, 2007-2010.
  • Member of HSE committee, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, 2007-present.
  • Postdoctoral Research: Research Scholar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL., USA, 2005– 2006.
  • Assistant Professor, School of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2004–2008.
  • Supervisor of Research Projects, Office of Water Quality Management, Iran Ministry of Energy, 2006-2008.
  • Lecturer, School of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2003– 2004.
  • Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Amirkabir University (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran, 2003– 2004.
  • Investigator/Co-investigator/Supervisor in more than 30 national and international research projects (2000-presnet)
  • Senior Civil Engineer, H.I.E.E. Consulting Engineers, Tehran, Iran, 1996-2000.
  1. RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Water Resources and Environmental Systems Analysis
  • Application of Game Theory in Water and Environmental Resources Management
  • Sustainability Assessment
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Modern Optimization and Simulation Techniques
  1. PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • Karamouz, M. and R. Kerachian, Water Quality Management, Amirkabir University Press, 2003 (Second Edition: 2008), (Third Edition: 2011), (Forth Edition: 2013) (Fifth Edition: 2015) (Sisth Edition: 2017) ‌(in Farsi) (400 pages).
  • Karamouz, M., F. Szidarovszky, and B. Zahraie, Water Resources Systems Analysis, Lewis Publishers, USA., 2003, (Contribution to Chapters 6, 7, 8, and 9).

Journal Publications

  • ‌Hosseini, M. and R. Kerachian, “A Data Fusion-based Methodology for Optimal Redesign of Groundwater Monitoring Networks”, Journal of Hydrology, Elsevier, Elsevier, DOI: 0.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.06.046, Vol. 552, No. ??, 267-282, 2017.
  • Hosseini, M. and R. Kerachian, “A Bayesian Maximum Entropy-based Methodology for Optimal Spatiotemporal Design of Groundwater Monitoring Networks”, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10661-017-6129-6, Vol. 189, Article#433, 1-24, 2017.
  • Nikoo, M. R., A. Karimi, R. Kerachian and K. Gavahy, “Optimum Operation of Reservoirs in the Karkheh Basin in Iran considering Impacts of Non-integrated Development and Climate Change”, Iranian Journal of Science and Technology-Transactions of Civil Engineering, (Accepted/Forthcomming).
  • Nikoo, M. R. and R. Kerachian, “Wave height prediction using artificial immune recognition systems (AIRS) and some other data mining techniques”, Iranian Journal of Science and Technology-Transactions of Civil Engineering, DOI: 10.1007/s40996-017-0067-y, ‌ 41, No. 3:329–344, 2017.
  • Moghiminejad, S., Q. Ebrahimi and R. Kerachian, ‌“Investigation of seasonal self-purification variations of Karun river, Iran”, Amirkabir Journal of Science and Research-Civil and Environmental Engineering (AJSR-CEE), DOI: 22060/CEEJ.2016.866, 2017 (Published Online).
  • Nikoo, M. R., Kerachian, R. and M. R. Alizadeh, “A Fuzzy KNN-based Model for Significant Wave Height Prediction in Large Lakes”, Oceanologia (In
  • Oceanologia, In PressMoridi, A., R. Kerachian and M. Zokaei, ‌“‌Assessment of Iran’s Water Resources Quality (2004-2014)”, Iran-Water Resources Research, Vol. 12, No. 4, 23-35, 2017.
  • Ghodsi, S. H., R. Kerachian, S. M. Estalaki, M. R. Nikoo, and Z. Zahmatkesh, “Developing a Stochastic Conflict Resolution Model for Urban Runoff Quality Management: Application of Info-gap and Bargaining Theories”, Journal of Hydrology, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.11.045, Vol. 533, No. 1, 200-212, 2016.
  • Ghodsi, S. H., R. Kerachian, and Z. Zahmatkesh, “A Multi-stakeholder Framework for Urban Runoff Quality Management: Application of Social Choice and Bargaining Techniques”, Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.01.052, Vol. 550, 574–585, 2016.
  • Soltani, M., R. Kerachian, M. R. Nikoo and H. Noori, “A Conditional Value at Risk-based Model for Planning Agricultural Water and Return Flow Allocation in River Systems”, Water Resources Management, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-015-1170-0, Vol. 30, No. 1, 427-443, 2016.
  • Estalaki, S. M., R. Kerachian and M. R. Nikoo, “Developing Water Quality Management Policies for the Chitgar Urban Lake: Application of Fuzzy Social Choice and Evidential Reasoning Methods”, Environmental Earth Sciences, DOI: 10.1007/s12665-015-5065-4, Vol. 75, No. 5, 1866-6280, 2016.
  • Bashi-Azghadi, S. N., R. Kerachian, M. R. Bazargan-Lari, M. R. Nikoo, “Pollution Source Identification in Groundwater Systems: Application of Regret Theory and Bayesian Networks”, Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1007/s40996-016-0022-3, Vol. 40, No. 3, 241-249, 2016.
  • Felfelani, F. and R. Kerachian, “Municipal Water Demand Forecasting Under Peculiar Fluctuations in Population: Case Study of Mashhad, A Touris City”, Hydrological Sciences Journal, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2015.1027208, Vol. 61, No. 8, 1524-1534, 2016.
  • Abed-Elmdoust, A., and R. Kerachian, “Assessment of Industrial Solid Waste Using the Intelligent Decison System (IDS) Method”, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 15, No. 8, 2016.
  • Barandouzi, M. A., and R. Kerachian, “Probabilistic Contaminant Source Identification in Water Distribution Infrastructure Systems”, Civil Engineering Infrastructures Journal, DOI: 10.7508/ceij.2016.02.008, Vol. 49, No. 2, 311–326, 2016.
  • Parsapour-Moghaddam, P., A. Abed-Elmdoust and R. Kerachian, “A Heuristic Evolutionary Game Theoretic Methodology for Conjunctive Use of Surface and Groundwater Resources”, Water Resources Management, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-015-1035-6, 29, No. 11, 3905-3918, 2015.
  • Tavakoli, A., M. R. Nikoo, R. Kerachian, M. Soltani, “River Water Quality Management considering Agricultural Return Flows: Application of a Non-linear Two-Stage Stochastic Fuzzy Programming”, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10661-015-4263-6, Vol. 187, No. 4, Article # 158, 2015.
  • Abed-Elmdoust, A., and R. Kerachian, “Application of Bayesian Static Games in River Water Quality Management”, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol.14, No. 9, 2103-2114, 2015.
  • Estalaki, S. M., A. Abed-Elmdoust and R. Kerachian, “Developing Environmental Penalty Functions for River Water Quality Management: Application of Evolutionary Game Theory”, Environmental Earth Sciences, DOI: 10.1007/s12665-014-3706-7, Vol. 73, No. 8, 4201 – 4213, 2015.
  • Shojaie, M., S. Nazif and R. Kerachian, “Joint Uncertainty Analysis in River Water Quality Simulation: A Case Study of the Karoon River in Iran”, Environmental Earth Sciences, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s12665-014-3667-x, Vol. 73, No. 7, 3819 - 3831, 2015.
  • Jafarzadegan, K., A. Abed-Elmdoust and R. Kerachian, “A stochastic model for optimal operation of inter-basin water allocation systems: A case study”, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, DOI: 10.1007/s00477-013-0841-8, Springer, Vol. 28, No. 6, 1343-1358, 2014.
  • Nikoo, M. R., I. Varjavand, R. Kerachian, M. D. Pirooz and A. Karimi, “Multi-Objective Optimum Design of Double-layer Perforated-wall Breakwaters: Application of NSGA-II and Bargaining Models”, Applied Ocean Research, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.apor.2013.12.001, 47, No. 9, 47-52, 2014.
  • Nikoo, M. R., R. Kerachian, A. Karimi, A. A. Azadnia and K. Jafarzadegan, “Optimal Water and Waste Load Allocation in Reservoir–River Systems: A Case Study”, Environmental Earth Sciences, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s12665-013-2801-5, Vol. 79, No. 9, 4127–4142, 2014.
  • Tavakoli, A., R. Kerachian, M. R. Nikoo, M. Soltani and S. Malakpour-Estelaki, “Water and Waste Load Allocation in Rivers with Emphasis on Agricultural Return Flows: Application of Fractional Factorial Analysis”, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10661-014-3830-6, Vol. 186, No. 9, 5935-5949, 2014.
  • Rafipour-Langeroudi, M., R. Kerachian and M. R. Bazargan-Lari, “Developing Operating Rules for Conjunctive Use of Surface and Groundwater Considering the Water Quality Issues”, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s12205-014-1193-8, Vol. 18, No. 2, 454-461, 2014.
  • Abed-Elmdoust, A., and R. Kerachian, “Evaluating the relative power of water users in inter-basin water transfer systems”, Water Resources Management, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-013-0495-9, Vol. 28, N0. 2, 495–509, 2014.
  • Karimi, A., M. R. Nikoo, R. Kerachian and A. Mokhtarpour, “Optimization of Long-term Conjunctive Water Use at Basin Scale Considering Water Quality Constraints (Case Study, Zayandehrude Waterbasin)”, Iran Water Research, Vol. 8, No. 14, (in Farsi), 2014.
  • Nikoo, M. R., A. Karimi, and R. Kerachian, “Optimal Long-term Operation of Reservoir-river Systems under Hydrologic Uncertainties: Application of Interval Programming”, Water Resources Management, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-013-0384-2, Vol. 27, No. 11, 3865–3883, 2013.
  • Jafarzadegan, K., A. Abed-Elmdoust and R. Kerachian, “A Fuzzy Variable Least Core Game for Inter-basin Water Resources Allocation Under Uncertainty”, Water Resources Management, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-013-0344-x, Vol. 27, No. 9, 3247-3260, 2013.
  • Nikoo, M. R., A. Karimi, R. Kerachian, H. Poursepahy-Samian and F. Daneshmand, “Rules for Optimal Operation of Reservoir-river-groundwater Systems considering Water Quality Targets: Application of M5P Model”, Water Resources Management, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-013-0314-3, Vol. 27, No. 8, 2771-2784, 2013.
  • Memarzadeh, M., N. Mahjouri and R. Kerachian, “Evaluating Sampling Locations in River Water Quality Monitoring Networks: Application of Dynamic Factor Analysis and Discrete Entropy Theory”, Environmental Earth Sciences, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s12665-013-2299-x, Vol. 70, No. 6, 2577-2585, 2013.
  • Abed-Elmdoust, A., and R. Kerachian, “Incorporating Economic and Political Considerations in Inter-basin Water Allocations: A Case Study”, Water Resources Management, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-012-0219-6, Vol. 27, No. 3, 859-870, 2013.
  • Bazargan-Lari, M. R., R. Kerachian, H. Afshar and S. N. Bashi-Azghadi, “Developing Optimal Valve Closure Rule Curve for Real-time Pressure Control in Pipes”, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s12206-012-1208-7, Vol. 27, No. 1, 215–225, 2013.
  • Nikoo, M. R., R. Kerachian, A. Karimi and A. A. Azadnia, “Optimal Water and Wasteload Allocations in Rivers Using a Fuzzy Transformation Technique: A Case Study”, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10661-012-2726-6, Vol. 185, No. 3, 2483-2502, 2013.
  • Nikoo, M. R., A. Karimi, R. Kerachian and S. N. Bashi-Azghadi, “ Long-term Optimum Water and Waste Load Allocation Rules in River-Reservoir-Groundwater Systems: Application of SVR Simulation Model”, Iran Water and Environmental Engineering, 1, No. 1, 1-11, 2013 (in Farsi).
  • Karimi, A., M. R. Nikoo, R. Kerachian and E. Shirangi, “Assessment of Long-term Water Supply Reliability in the Zayandeh-rud River Basin considering Water Transfer Projects by Using a Multi-period Optimization Model”, Iran Water Research, 11, 153-163, 2013 (in Farsi).
  • Nikoo, M. R., R. Kerachian, and M. H. Niksokhan, “Equitable Waste Load Allocation in Rivers Using Fuzzy Bi-matrix Games”, Water Resources Management, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-012-0165-3, Vol. 26, No. 15, 4539–4552, 2012.
  • Abed-Elmdoust, A., and R. Kerachian, “Regional Hospital Solid Waste Assessment Using the Evidential Reasoning Approach”, Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.09.050, Vol. 441, 67-76, 2012.
  • Poorsepahy-Samian, H., Kerachian and M. R. Nikoo, “Water and Pollution Discharge Permit Allocation to Agricultural Zones: Application of Game Theory and Min-Max Regret Analysis”, Water Resources Management, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-012-0142-x, Vol. 26, No. 14, 4241-4257, 2012.
  • Fallahnia, M., R. Kerachian, I. Etessam and H. Majedi, “The Impact of Window Characteristics on Gas and Electric Costs in Educational Buildings: Application of Support Vector Machines”, Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 36, No. M2, 193-205, 2012.
  • Abed-Elmdoust, A., and R. Kerachian, “Water Resources Allocation Using a Cooperative Game with Fuzzy Payoffs and Fuzzy Coalitions”, Water Resources Management, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-012-0115-0, 26, No. 13, 3961-3976, 2012.
  • Nikoo, M. R., R. Kerachian and H. Poorsepahy-Samian, “An Interval Parameter Model for Cooperative Inter-basin Water Resources Allocation Considering the Water Quality Issues”, Water Resources Management, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-012-0074-5, 26, No. 11, 3329-3343, 2012.
  • Nikoo, M. R., R. Kerachian and Karimi, “A Nonlinear Interval Model for Water and Waste Load Allocation in River Basins”, Water Resources Management, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-012-0056-7, Vol. 26, No. 10, 2911-2926, 2012.
  • Abed-Elmdoust, A., and R. Kerachian, “Wave Height Prediction Using the Rough Set Theory”, Ocean Engineering, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2012.07.020, Vol. 54, 244-250, 2012.
  • Abed-Elmdoust, A., and R. Kerachian, “River Water Quality Management under Incomplete Information: Application of an N-person Iterated Signaling Game”, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10661-011-2387-x, Vol. 184, No. 10, 5875–5888,
  • Sadegh, M. and R. Kerachian, “Water Resources Allocation Using Solution Concepts of Fuzzy Cooperative Games: Fuzzy Least Core and Fuzzy Weak Least Core”, Water Resources Management, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-011-9826-x, 25, No. 10, 2543-2573, 2011.
  • Nikoo, M. R., R. Kerachian, M. H. Niksokhan, and P. H. B. Beiglou, “A Game Theoretic Model for Trading Pollution Discharge Permits in River Systems”, International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, Vol. 2, No. 2, 162-166, 2011.
  • Malekmohamadi, I., M. R. Bazargan-Lari, R. Kerachian, M. R. Nikoo and M. Fallahnia, “Evaluating the Efficacy of SVMs, BNs, ANNs and ANFIS in Wave Height Prediction”, Ocean Engineering, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2010.11.020, Vol. 38, No. 2-3, 487-497, 2011.
  • Bazargan-Lari, M. R., R. Kerachian, H. Sedghi, M. Fallahnia, A. Abed-Elmdoust, and M.R. Nikoo, “Developing Probabilistic Real-time Operating Rules for Conjunctive Use of Surface and Groundwater Resources: Application of Support Vector Machines”, Water and Wastewater, No. 4, 54-69, 2011 (in Farsi).
  • Nikoo, M. R., R. Kerachian, S. Malakpour-Estalaki, S. N. Bashi-Azghadi, M. Azimi-Ghadikolaee, “A Probabilistic Water Quality Index for River Water Quality Assessment: A Case Study”, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10661-010-1842-4, Vol. 181, No. 1-4, 465-478, 2011.
  • Malekmohammadi, B., B. Zahraie and R. Kerachian, “Ranking Solutions of Multi-Objective Reservoir Operation Optimization Model with Multi-criteria Decision Analysis”, Expert Systems with Applications, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2010.12.119, Vol. 38, No. 6, 7851-7863, 2011.
  • Mahjouri, N and R. Kerachian, “Revising River Water Quality Monitoring Networks using Discrete Entropy Theory: The Jajrood River Experience”, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10661-010-1512-6, Vol. 175, No. 1-4, 291-302, 2011.
  • Bashi-Azghadi, S. N. and R. Kerachian, “Locating Monitoring Wells in Groundwater Systems using Embedded Optimization and Simulation Models”, Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.02.004, Vol. 408, No. 10, 2189-2198, 2010.
  • Mesbah, S.M., R. Kerachian, and A. Torabian, “Trading Pollutant Discharge Permits in Rivers using Fuzzy Nonlinear Cost Functions”, Desalination, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2009.09.048, Vol. 250, No. 1, 313-317, 2010.
  • Bashi-Azghadi, S. N., R. Kerachian, M. R. Bazargan-Lari and K. Solouki, “Characterizing an Unknown Pollution Source in Groundwater Resources Systems using PSVM and PNN”, Expert Systems with Applications, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2010.04.019, Vol. 37, No. 10, 7154-7161, 2010.
  • Masoumi, F., and R. Kerachian, “Optimal Redesign of Groundwater Quality Monitoring Networks: A Case Study”, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10661-008-0742-3, Vol. 161, No. 1-4, 247–257, 2010.
  • Sadegh, M., N. Mahjouri and R. Kerachian, “Optimal Inter-basin Water Allocation using Crisp and Fuzzy Shapley Games”, Water Resources Management, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-009-9552-9, Vol. 24, No. 10, 2291–2310, 2010.
  • Kerachian, R., M. Fallahnia, M. R. Bazargan-Lari, A. Mansoori and H. Sedghi, “A Fuzzy Game Theoretic Approach for Groundwater Resources Management: Application of Rubinstein Bargaining Theory”, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2009.11.008, Vol. 54, No. 10, 673-682, 2010.
  • Malekmohammadi, B., B. Zahraie and R. Kerachian, “A Real-time Operation Optimization Model for Flood Management in River-Reservoir Systems”, Natural Hazards, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11069-009-9442-8, Vol. 53, No. 3, 459-482, 2010.
  • Soltani, F., R. Kerachian and E. Shirangi, “Developing Operating Rules for Reservoirs considering the Water Quality Issues: Application of ANFIS-based Surrogate Models”, Expert Systems with Applications, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2010.03.057, Vol. 37, No. 9, 6639-6645, 2010.
  • Hakimi-Asiabar, M., S. Ghodsypour and R. Kerachian, “Deriving Operating Policies for Multi-objective Reservoir Systems: Application of Self-Learning Genetic Algorithm”, Applied Soft Computing, Elsevier, doi:10.1016/j.asoc.2009.08.016, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1151-1163 2010.
  • Karamouz, M., B. Zahraie, R. Kerachian and A. Eslami, “Crop Pattern and Conjunctive Use Management: A Case study”, Irrigation and Drainage, John Wiley & Sons, DOI: 10.1002/ird.457, Vol. 59, No. 2, 161-173, 2010.
  • Navabian, M., A. M. Liaghat, R. Kerachian and F. Abbasi, “Optimization of Furrow Fertigation from Environmental Point of View”, Journal of Water and Soil, Vol. 24, No. 5, 884-893, 2010 (in Farsi).
  • Soltani, F., R. Kerachian and M. Karamouz, “Reservoir Operation for Water Quantity and Quality using Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference Systems (ANFIS) and Genetic Algorithms”, Sharif Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 51, 3-10, 2010 (in Farsi).
  • Niksokhan, M.H. and R. Kerachian, “Trading Discharge Permits in Rivers and Reallocating the Treatment Costs: Application of the Normalized Nucleolus Game”, Journal of Hydraulics, IHA, Vol. 4, No. 1, 75-89, 2009 (in Farsi).
  • Niksokhan, M.H., R. Kerachian, and M. Karamouz, “A Game Theoretic Approach for Trading Discharge Permits in Rivers”, Water Science and Technology, IWA, DOI: 10.2166/wst.2009.394, Vol. 60, No. 3, 793-804, 2009.
  • Malekmohammadi, B., R. Kerachian and B. Zahraie, “Developing Monthly Operating Rules for a Cascade System of Reservoirs: Application of Bayesian Networks”, Environmental Modelling & Software, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2009.06.008, Vol. 24, No. 12, 1420–1432, 2009.
  • Bazargan-Lari, M.R., R. Kerachian and A. Mansoori, “A Conflict-Resolution Model for the Conjunctive Use of Surface and Groundwater Resources that Considers Water-Quality Issues: A Case Study”, Environmental Management, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00267-008-9191-6, Vol. 43, No. 3, 470-482, 2009.
  • Niksokhan, M.H., R. Kerachian, and P. Amin, “A Stochastic Conflict Resolution Model for Trading Pollutant Discharge Permits in River Systems”, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10661-008-0390-7, Vol. 154, No. 1-4, 219-232, 2009.
  • Mesbah, S.M., R. Kerachian, and M.R. Nikoo, “Developing Real Time Operating Rules for Trading Discharge Permits in Rivers: Application of Bayesian Networks”, Environmental Modelling & Software, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2008.06.007, Vol. 24, No. 2, 238-246, 2009.
  • Karamouz, M., R. Kerachian, M. Akhbari and B. Hafez, “Design of River Water Quality Monitoring Networks: A Case Study”, Environmental Modeling and Assessment, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10666-008-9172-4, Vol. 14, No. 6, 705-714, 2009.
  • Hakimi-Asiabar, M., S. H. Ghodsypour and R. Kerachian, “Multi-objective Genetic Local Search Algorithm using Kohonen's Neural Map”, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.cie.2008.10.010, Vol. 56, No. 4, 1566–1576, 2009.
  • Karamouz, M., A. K. Nokhandan, R. Kerachian, and C. Maksimovic, “Design of On-line River Water Quality Monitoring Systems using the Entropy Theory: A Case Study”, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10661-008-0418-z, Vol. 155, No. 1-4, 63-81, 2009.
  • Nikoo, M.R., and R. Kerachian, “Evaluating the Efficiency of Bayesian Networks in River Quality Management: Application of the Trading-Ratio System”, Water and Wastewater, No. 1, 23-33, 2009 (in Farsi).
  • Zahraie, B., R. Kerachian and B. Malekmohammadi, “Reservoir Operation Optimization using Adaptive Varying Chromosome Length Genetic Algorithm”, Water International, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/02508060802272804, Vol. 33, No. 3, 380-391, 2008.
  • Masoumi, F., and R. Kerachian, “Assessment of the Groundwater Salinity Monitoring Network of the Tehran Region: Application of the Discrete Entropy Theory”, Water Science and Technology, IWA, doi: 10.2166/wst.2008.674, Vol. 58, No. 4, 765-771, 2008.
  • Shirangi, E., R. Kerachian, and M. S. Bajestan, “A Simplified Model for Reservoir Operation considering the Water Quantity Issues: Application of the Young Conflict Resolution Theory”, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10661-007-0061-0, Vol. 146, No. 1-3, 77-89, 2008.
  • Masoumi, F., and R. Kerachian, “Optimal Groundwater Monitoring Network Design using the Entropy Theory”, Water and Wastewater, No. 65, 2-12, 2008 (In Farsi).
  • Karamouz, M., R. Kerachian, M. Akhbari, and A. Nikpanah, “Developing a MIS system for Water Quality Management in Rivers”, Iran-Water Resources Research, Vol. 4, No. 1, 9-27, 2008.
  • Kerachian, R., and M. Karamouz, “A Stochastic Conflict Resolution Model for Water Quality Management in Reservoir-River Systems”, Advances in Water Resources, Elsevier, DOI:10.1016/j.advwaters.2006.07.005, Vol. 30, No. 4, 866-882, 2007.
  • Karamouz, M., M. M. R. Tabari, and R. Kerachian, “Application of Genetic Algorithms and Artificial Neural Networks in Conjunctive Use of Surface and Groundwater Resources”, Water International, IWRA, Vol. 32, No. 1, 163-176, 2007.
  • Karamouz, M., B. Zahraie, R. Kerachian, N. Jaafarzadeh, and N. Mahjouri, “Developing a Master Plan for Hospital Solid Waste Management: A Case Study”, Waste Management, Elsevier, Vol. 27, No. 5, 626-638, 2007.
  • Noori, R., R. Kerachian, A. K. Darban, and A. Shakibainia, “Assessment of Importance of Water Quality Monitoring Stations Using Principal Components Analysis and Factor Analysis: A Case Study of the Karoon River”, Water and Wastewater, No. 63, 60-69, 2007 (in Farsi).
  • Kerachian, R. and M. Karamouz, “Optimal Reservoir Operation considering the Water Quality Issues: A Stochastic Conflict Resolution Approach”, Water Resources Research, AGU, Article No: W 12401, DOI: 10.1029/2005WR004575, Vol. 42, No. 12, 1-17, 2006.
  • Karamouz, M., B. Zahraie, R. Kerachian, and N. Mahjouri, “Development of a Master Plan for Industrial Solid Waste Management”, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 3, No. 3, 229-242, 2006.
  • Karamouz, M., M. Akhbari, A. Moridi and R. Kerachian, “A System Dynamics-based Conflict Resolution Model for River Water Quality Management”, Iranian Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 3, 147-160, 2006.
  • Kerachian, R., and M. Karamouz, “Waste-load Allocation Model for Seasonal River Water Quality Management: Application of Sequential Dynamic Genetic Algorithms”, Scientia Iranica, Vol. 12, No. 2, 117-130, 2005.
  • Karamouz, M., N. Mahjouri, and R. Kerachian, “River Water Quality Zoning: A Case Study of Karoon and Dez River Systems”, Iranian Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 2, 16-27, 2005.
  • Karamouz, , R. Kerachian, B. Zahraie, and, N. Jaafarzadeh, “Master Plan Development for River Water Pollution Control: A Case Study of Karoon River in Iran”, Iran Water Resources Research, Vol. 1, No. 1, 12-28, 2005.
  • Karamouz, M., R. Kerachian, and B. Zahraie, “Monthly Water Resources and Irrigation Planning: Case Study of Conjunctive Use of Surface and Groundwater”, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(2004)130:5(391), Vol. 130, No. 5, 391-402, 2004.
  • Karamouz, , B. Zahraie, and R. Kerachian, “Development of a Master Plan for Water Pollution Control using MCDM Techniques: A Case Study”, Water International, IWRA, Vol. 28, No. 4, 478-490, 2003.
  • Abrishamchi, A., A. Afshar, and R. Kerachian, “Spillway Capacity Optimization under Hydrologic Uncertainties and Flood Routing”, Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 27, No. B1, 111-122, 2003.
  • Karamouz, , R. Kerachian, B. Zahraie, and S. Araghi-Nejhad, “Monitoring and Evaluation Scheme using the Multiple-Criteria-Decision-Making Technique: Application to Irrigation Projects”, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(2002)128:6(341), Vol. 128, No. 6, 341-350, 2002.
  1. MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • Young Affiliate, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
  • Senior Member, Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological& Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES)
  • Iranian Water Resource Association
  • Iranian Society of Environmentalists
  • Iranian Hydraulic Association
  • Iranian Federation of Elites
  1. COURSE TAUGHT

  • Sustainable Water Management and Global Water Problems (An international course)
  • Environmental Identification, Planning and Management
  • Water Resources Planning and Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Water Quality Management
  • Macro Economics for Civil Engineers
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Systems Analysis