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Dr Soroush Abolfathi

Title: Assistant Professor
Theme Lead for Environmental Sustainability, Global Research Priority


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 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) for Coventry and Warwickshire branch and serves as a member (Vice Chair) of 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.

NERC funded PhD project (CENTA DTP)

Dynamics of pollution transport in constructed wetlands: identification and quantification of underlying physical mechanisms of solute and solid (microplastic) transport
(Deadline 10th January 2020)

My research:

Contact details

Postal address:

Dr Soroush Abolfathi
School of Engineering
University of Warwick


Room: D203B

Telephone: +44 (0)24 765 22923

Fax: +44 (0)24 765 24560

Warwick Water Research Group:

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