Bahareh Shoghli, PhD

PhD Candidate
University of North Dakota

I attended the University of Khaje Nasir Toosi for my undergraduate study majoring in civil engineering with water engineering concentration. My interest in water resource engineering grew when I participated in the undergraduate courses in hydrology, hydraulics, sediment engineering, and climatology. Being one of the best students, I was accepted for continuing my master study on hydraulic structure engineering in Tehran University. My thesis title was “Evaluation of Earth Pressure Measurements in Three Iranian Embankment Dams”. In my thesis, I focused on the studying the behaviors and performances of embankment dams. The project, funded by the Ministry of Water, Iran Water Resources Management Organization, had an aim for finding the solutions for keeping embankment dams safe.
I commenced my Ph.D. study at the University of North Dakota in January 2014. As a Graduate Research Assistant, I have studied the causes and impacts of climate change. In summer 2014, I was accepted to work in the Department of EESP (Earth System Science & Policy), UND as a Research Assistant to investigate the subject of measuring carbon dioxide (CO2) gas by remote sensing technique in the Bakken area in North Dakota. I have gained a good experience working on this research work especially on using remote sensing satellite data for supplementing ground data in the study. I have become very interested in finding out the potential impacts of CO2 gas emissions on water resources engineering issues. I have decided to continue my research on the effects of climate change, and in particular, on what will arise from the increased CO2 on the hydrologic systems and infrastructures such as embankment dams.

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