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Selected Publications


Donnelly, Abolfathi, Pearson, Chatrabgoun, and Daneshkhah (2022) Gaussian Process emulation of spatiotemporal outputs of a 2D inland flood model. Water Research . doi:10.1016/j.watres.2022.119100

Salauddin, O’Sullivan, Abolfathi,  Peng, Dong, and Pearson (2022) New insights in the probability distributions of wave-by-wave overtopping volumes at vertical breakwaters. Scientific Reports, 12. 16228. doi:10.1038/s41598-022-20464-5

Yeganeh-Bakhtiary, Eyvaz'Oghli, Shabakhty, Kamranzad and Abolfathi (2022) Machine learning as a downscaling approach for prediction of wind characteristics under future climate change scenarios. Complexity, 2022. 8451812. doi:10.1155/2022/8451812

Kolade, Odumuyiwa, Abolfathi, Schröder, Wakunuma, Akanmu, Whitehead, Tijani, Oyinlola (2022) Technology acceptance and readiness of stakeholders for transitioning to a circular plastic economy in Africa. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. doi:

Goodarzi, Mohammadian, Pearson and Abolfathi (2022) Numerical modelling of hydraulic efficiency and pollution transport in waste stabilization ponds. Ecological Engineering. 106702. doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2022.106702

Noori, Farahni, Jun, Aradpour, Bateni, Ghazban, Hosseinzadeh, Abolfathi (2022) A non-threshold model to estimate carcinogenic risk of nitrate-nitrite in drinking water. Journal of Cleaner Production. 132432. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.132432 

Ghiasi, Noori, Sheikhian, Zeynolabedin, Sun, Hamouda, Bateni, and Abolfathi (2022) Uncertainty quantification of granular computing‑neural network model for prediction of pollutant longitudinal dispersion coefficient in aquatic streams. Scientific Reports, 12. 4610. doi:10.1038/s41598-022-08417-4

Noori, Ghiasi, Salehi, Esmaeili Bidhendi, Raeisi, Partani, Meysami, Mahdian, Hosseinzadeh, and Abolfathi (2022) An efficient data driven-based model for prediction of the total sediment load in rivers. Hydrology, 9 (2). 36. doi:10.3390/hydrology9020036

Farahani, and Abolfathi (2022) Sliding mode observer design for decentralized multi-phase flow estimation. Heliyon. e08768. doi:10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e08768 

Jimoh, and Abolfathi (2022) Modelling pollution transport dynamics and mixing in square manhole overflows. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 45. 102491. doi:10.1016/j.jwpe.2021.102491

Oyinlola, Schröder, Whitehead, Kolade, Wakunuma, Sharifi, Rawn, Odumuyiwa, Lendelvo, Brighty, Tijani, Jaiyeola, Lindunda, Mtonga, and Abolfathi (2022) Digital innovations for transitioning to circular plastic value chains in Africa. Africa Journal of Management. pp. 1-26. doi:10.1080/23322373.2021.1999750 

Manousakas, Salauddin, Pearson, Denissenko, Williams, and Abolfathi (2022) Effects of seagrass vegetation on wave runup reduction – a laboratory study. IOP: Earth and Environmental Science, 1072 (1). 012004. doi:10.1088/1755-1315/1072/1/012004

Liu, Salauddin, Yeganeh-Bakhtiari, Pearson and Abolfathi (2022) The impact of eco-retrofitting on coastal resilience enhancement – a physical modelling study. IOP: Earth and Environmental Science, 1072 (1). 012005. doi:10.1088/1755-1315/1072/1/012005


Dong, Abolfathi, Salauddin, and Pearson (2021) Spatial distribution of wave-by-wave overtopping behind vertical seawall with recurve retrofitting. Ocean Engineering, 238. 109674. doi:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2021.109674

Dong, Salauddin, Abolfathi and Pearson (2021) Wave impact loads on vertical seawalls: effects of the geometrical properties of recurve retrofitting. Water, 13 (20). 2849. doi:10.3390/w13202849

Cook, Abolfathi, and Gilbert (2021) Goals and approaches in the use of citizen science for exploring plastic pollution in freshwater ecosystems: a review. Freshwater Science, 40. doi:10.1086/717227

Salauddin, O’Sullivan, Abolfathi, and Pearson (2021) Eco-engineering of seawalls—an opportunity for enhanced climate resilience from increased topographic complexity. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8 . 674630. doi:10.3389/fmars.2021.674630

Dehestaniathar, Nesari, Borzooei, and Abolfathi (2021) Application of natural biodegradable fiber as biofilm medium and carbon source in DEnitrifying AMmonium OXidation (DEAMOX) process for nitrogen removal from wastewater. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers. doi:10.1016/j.jtice.2021.01.030


Salauddin, O'Sullivan, Abolfathi, Dong, and Pearson (2020) Distribution of individual wave overtopping volumes on a sloping structure with a permeable foreshore. Coastal Engineering Proceedings (36v). doi:10.9753/icce.v36v.papers.54

Abolfathi, Cook, Yeganeh-Bakhtiary, Borzooei, and Pearson (2020) Microplastics transport and mixing mechanisms in the nearshore region. Coastal Engineering Proceedings (36v). doi:10.9753/icce.v36v.papers.63

O'Sullivan, Salauddin, Abolfathi, Pearson (2020) Effectiveness of eco-retrofits in reducing wave overtopping on seawalls. Coastal Engineering Proceedings (36v). doi:10.9753/icce.v36v.structures.13

Dong, Abolfathi, Salauddin, Pearson (2020) Spatial distribution of wave-by-wave overtopping at vertical seawalls. Coastal Engineering Proceedings (36v). doi:10.9753/icce.v36v.structures.17

Dong, Abolfathi, Salauddin, Tan, and Pearson (2020) Enhancing climate resilience of vertical seawall with retrofitting - A physical modelling study. Applied Ocean Research, 103. 102331. doi:10.1016/j.apor.2020.102331

Cook, Price, King, Finnegan, van Egmond, Schäfer, Pearson, Abolfathi, Bending (2020) Bedform characteristics and biofilm community development interact to modify hyporheic exchange. Science of The Total Environment. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141397 

Goodarzi, Sookhak Lari, Khavasi, and Abolfathi (2020) Large-eddy simulation of turbidity currents in a narrow channel with different obstacle configurations. Scientific Reports, 10. 12814. DOI:10.1038/s41598-020-68830-5

Chatrabgoun, Karimi, Daneshkhah, Abolfathi, Nouri, and Esmaeilbeigi (2020) Copula-based probabilistic assessment of intensity and duration of cold episodes: a case study of Malayer vineyard region. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 295. 108150. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.108150

Goodarzi, Abolfathi, and Borzooei (2020) Modelling solute transport in water disinfection systems: effects of temperature gradient on the hydraulic and disinfection efficiency of serpentine chlorine contact tanks. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 37. 101411. opens in a new window

Abolfathi, Negrini, Daneshkhah (2020) Prediction of Wave Overtopping from Coastal Defence Structures using Neural Networks and Ensemble Machine Learning Approach. AGU Fall Meeting 2020, P NH007-0014. 2020AGUFMNH0070014A 

Borzooei, Miranda, Abolfathi, Scibilia, Meucci, and Zanetti (2020) Application of unsupervised learning and process simulation for energy optimization of a WWTP under various weather conditions. Water Science & Technology. DOI:10.2166/wst.2020.220

Yeganeh-Bakhtiary, Houshangi, and Abolfathi (2020) Lagrangian two-phase flow modeling of scour in front of vertical breakwater. Coastal Engineering Journal. DOI:10.1080/21664250.2020.1747140 

Salauddin, O'Sullivan, Abolfathi, and Pearson (2020) Extreme wave overtopping at ecologically modified sea defences. In: EGU General Assembly 2020, 4–8 May 2020 DOI:10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-6162

Borzooei, Amerlinck, Panepinto, Abolfathi, Nopens, Scibilia, Meucci, and Zanetti (2020) Energy optimization of a wastewater treatment plant based on energy audit data: small investment with high return. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 8. DOI:10.1007/s11356-020-08277-3

Cook, Chan,  Abolfathi, Bending, Schäfer, and Pearson (2020) Longitudinal dispersion of microplastics in aquatic flows using fluorometric techniques. Water Research, 170. 115337. DOI:10.1016/j.watres.2019.115337


Fitri, Hashim, Abolfathi, and Nizam (2019) Dynamics of sediment transport and erosion-deposition patterns in the locality of a detached low-crested breakwater on a cohesive coast.Water, 11 (8). 1721. DOI:10.3390/w11081721

Borzooei, Amerlinck, Abolfathi, Panepinto, Nopens, Lorenzi, Meucci, and Zanetti (2019) Data scarcity in modelling and simulation of a large-scale WWTP: stop sign or a challenge. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 28. pp. 10-20. DOI:10.1016/j.jwpe.2018.12.010

Lashford, Rubinato, Cai, Hou, Abolfathi, Coupe, Charlesworth, and Tait (2019) SuDS & sponge cities: a comparative analysis of the implementation of pluvial flood management in the UK and China. Sustainability, 11 (1). 213. DOI:10.3390/su11010213

Borzooei, Teegavarapu, Abolfathi, Amerlinck, Nopens, and Zanetti (2019) Data mining application in assessment of weather-based influent scenarios for a WWTP: getting the most out of plant historical data. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 230 (5). DOI:10.1007/s11270-018-4053-1


Borzooei, Sina, Teegavarapu, Ramesh, Abolfathi, Soroush, Amerlinck, Youri, Nopens, Ingmar and Zanetti, Maria China(2018) Impact evaluation of wet-weather events on influent flow and loadings of a water resource recovery facility. Published in: New Trends in Urban Drainage Modelling. UDM 2018. Green Energy and Technology pp. 706-711. ISBN 9783319998664. ISSN 1865-3529. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-99867-1_122

Dong, Shudi, Salauddin, Md, Abolfathi, Soroush, Tan, Z. H. and Pearson, Jonathan M. (2018) The influence of geometrical shape changes on wave overtopping: a laboratory and SPH numerical study. Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2017: Realising the Potential pp. 1217-1226. ISBN 9780727763174. DOI:10.1680/cmsb.63174.1217

Yeganeh-Bakhtiary, Abbas, Houshangi, Hamid, Hajivalie, Fatemeh and Abolfathi, Soroush (2018) A numerical study on hydrodynamics of standing waves in front of caisson breakwaters with WCSPH model. Coastal Engineering Journal, 59 (1). 1750005-1-1750005-31. DOI:10.1142/S057856341750005X

Abolfathi, Soroush, Shudi, Dong, Borzooei, Sina, Yeganeh-Bakhtiari, Abbas and Pearson, Jonathan M. (2018) Application of smoothed particle hydrodynamics in evaluating the performance of coastal retrofit structures. Coastal Engineering Proceedings (36). ISBN 780989661140. ISSN 2156-1028. DOI:10.9753/icce.v36.papers.109


Abolfathi, Soroush and Pearson, Jonathan M. (2017) Application of smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) in nearshore mixing: a comparison to laboratory data. Coastal Engineering Proceedings (35). ISBN 9780989661133. ISSN 2156-1028. DOI:10.9753/icce.v35.currents.16

Boorzooei, Sina, Teegavarapu, Ramesh, Abolfathi, Soroush, Lorenzi, Eugenio, Amerlinck, Youri, Nopens, Ingmar and Zanetti, Maria China (2017) Evaluation of the impact of wet-weather events on influent flow and loading of water resource recovery facility. Published in: IWA BeNeLux Regional Young Water Professionals Conference.

Abolfathi, Soroush (2016) Wave runup prediction using M5′ model tree algorithm. Ocean Engineering, 112. pp. 76-81. DOI:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2015.12.016

Abolfathi, Soroush and Pearson, Jonathan M. (2014) Solute dispersion in the nearshore due to oblique waves. Coastal Engineering Proceedings (34). ISBN 9780989661126. ISSN 2156-1028. DOI:10.9753/icce.v34.waves.49