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Dr Soroush Abolfathi

Theme Lead for Environmental Sustainability, Global Research Priority


Soroush is an assistant professor in Water and Environmental Engineering at the School of Engineering and a member of Warwick Centre for Predictive Modelling.

2004 – 2008 BEng in Civil Engineering

2009 – 2011 MSc in Civil Engineering (Coastal and Offshore Engineering)

2012 – 2016 PhD in Coastal Engineering (Victoria Fernandes Fellowship, Warwick)

Thesis: Nearshore Mixing due to the effects of Waves and Currents

Research Interest

Pollution transport in the environment (solute and microplastics)

Resilient infrastructures to natural hazards, climate change and flooding

Other Responsibilities

Soroush is currently chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) for Coventry and Warwickshire branch and serves as a member (Vice-Chair) of the UK Leadership Team for International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR).


PhDs: I am currently looking to take on PhD students. Applicants should have an engineering background (Fluid Dynamics) with a strong mathematical component. Familiarity with computing and numerical analysis would be advantageous. For further details, please contact me.

Current PhD Positions:

CENTA DTP (NERC) Positions:

[1] Dynamics of pollution transport in constructed wetlands: identification and quantification of underlying physical mechanisms of solute and solid (microplastic) transport 

[2] The fate of microplastics in aquatic environments: Effect of Size, Shape, and Density 

[3] Tackling Plastic Waste Problem using Flash Graphene for Recycling

(Application Deadline: January 11, 2021 - Application guidance)

Cotutelle PhD Scholarship:

Multiphase Flows in Engineered Porous Media

(Application Deadline: January 18, 2021)






My research:

Contact details

Postal address:

Dr Soroush Abolfathi
School of Engineering
University of Warwick


Room: F332

Telephone: +44 (0)24 765 22923

Warwick Water Research Group: