Dr. Abdulvahed Khaledi Darvishan
Department of Watershed Management Engineering, Faculty of Natural Resources, Tarbiat Modares University, Noor, Iran
2005: MSc, on “Downstream Changes of River Bed Sediment Morphometry”, Department of Natural Resources, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran.
2012: Sabbatical Researcher, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS) - SGGW, Department of Water Engineering and Environmental Restoration, Warsaw, Poland.
2013: PhD, on “Effects of Initial Soil Moisture Content on Runoff and Soil Erosion Processes”, Department of Natural Resources, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran.
2013 – present: Assistant Professor, Department of Watershed Management Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Noor, Iran.
2013: Award: First Rank of MSc Entrance Examination
2003: Award: Golden Medalist in BSc Degree, GPA 18.14 / 20
2005: Award: Golden Medalist in MSc Degree, GPA 18.42 / 20
2008: Award: First Rank of PhD Entrance Examination
2013: Award: Golden Medalist in PhD Degree, GPA 18.99 / 20
2014: Award: Best PhD Thesis for the period 2013 selected by "Watershed Management Sosciety of Iran (WMSI)"
2018: Award: Youth Outstanding Paper Award (Datum) 2018 - WASWAC - Moscow, Russia
Main Research Topics
* Soil Erosion and Sediment Yield Modelling
* Sediment Fingerprinting and Sediment Budgets
* Application of Advanced Technologies in Soil Erosion Studies
* River Bed Sediment Morphometry
* Rainfall Simulation
Research, scientific collaboration, university cooperation programs and field investigations in a number of countries, including: Iran, Poland, Montenegro, Russia and Morocco.
Author of 130 publications, 21 of which on international scientific journals.
Current Research Activities
Supervising some MSc and PhD thesis and conducting research projects with the following subjects:
* Study of soil erosion, sediment yield and sediment delivery ratio using various models including EPM, RUSLE, WaTEM/SEDEM, Invest, IntErO, G2, etc, in various spatial and temporal scales.
* Study of sediment connectivity and its spatial relationship with sediment delivery processes.
* Study of soil erosion and sediment budgets using radionuclides including 137Cs and 210Pb.
* Sediment fingerprinting using geochemical properties and n-Alkans in various spatial and temporal scales.
Scientific collaboration with colleagues and institutions of Montenegro.
My first collaboration with colleagues from Montenegro goes back to Year 2015, when Dr. Velibor Spalevic was invited to Iran's 10th National Conference on Watershed Management Sciences and Engineering. After that we continued our collaborations with Dr. Velibor Spalevic, Dr Milic Curovic, Dr. Goran Barovic, Dr. Svetislav Popovic, Dr. Goran Skataric, Dr. Dusko Vujacic and some other Montenegrin colleagues mainly based on the application of IntErO model to predict and assess soil erosion and sediment yield in a large number of watersheds in various parts of Iran, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal and Brazil, under the leadership of Dr. Spalevic. The AgroSym on Jahorina was then another platform that further improved scientific and social collaborations between researchers from Iran and Montenegro. We strengthened there the collaboration by signing a memorandum between our universities. After 4 years of scientific collaborations, Dr. Spalevic invited me as a member of Scientific Commute in the International GEA (Geo Eco-Eco Agro) conference held in Podgorica that was arranged in the period 1-3 November 2018.
On 2019, being a scientific committee member of Tarbiat Modares University and also a member of the board of directors of Watershed Management Society of Iran, invited our good Montenegrin colleagues to visit some universities and research centers of Iran. That was a great experience with Montenegrin colleagues, full of exchange of ideas and new research challenges. During their mission to Iran, we together drafted action plans for new International gathering, which will be held this year in Podgorica, Montenegro.
Finally I am pleased to state that I am a member of Scientific Committee of the GEA International (Geo Eco-Eco Agro) Conference that is planned for 28-31 May 2020, Podgorica, Montenegro. My position is also a Conference coordinator for Iran and all the Western Asia.