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Bahman Naser

Bahman Naser, Assistant Professor

Dr. Bahman Naser

Location: EME4211
Phone: (250) 807-8464
Fax: (250) 807-9850
E-mail: bahman.naser@ubc.ca

Educational Background

  • Postdoctoral - University of Toronto, Canada
  • Ph.D. - Civil Engineering Department, University of Toronto, Canada
  • M.A.Sc. - Civil Engineering Department, University of Tarbiat-Modarres, Iran
  • B.A.Sc. - Civil Engineering Department, University of Shiraz, Iran.  

Personal Profile

I am currently an assistant professor in the School of Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan. I graduated from the University of Toronto (U of T) with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in the area of Water Resources.

My Ph.D. research was focused on developing two-dimensional and multi-component computer models to guide the planning and design of a drinking water distribution system from both hydraulics and water quality points of views.

After earning my Ph.D., I spent about two years as a postdoctoral fellow in affiliation with U of T. During this time I began to expand my research area into Energy Efficient Systems and Sustainable Design through my collaboration with the Division of Environmental Engineering and Energy Systems.

For my Master thesis, I was looking at sediment transport mechanisms in open channels and rivers. Sedimentation process was coupled with a two-dimensional hydraulic model.

I have had the opportunity to work in the consulting industry and also to instruct courses in academia for a number of years before undertaking PhD.

I am a professional engineer licensed in the province of British Columbia.

Research Interests

  • Environmental Fluid Dynamics
  • Sediment Transport
  • Transient Flow 
  • Water Quality in Distribution Systems

Teaching Interests

  • Water Resources Systems
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Hydraulics of Open Channel Flows
  • Hydrology
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

Recent Refereed Journal Publications  

  • Gheisi, A. R., and Naser, Gh., (2013), “On the Significance of Maximum Number of Component Failures in Reliability Analysis of Water Distribution Systems”, Urban Water journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, PP. 10-25. 
  • Naser, Gh., and Yousefi, P., (2013), "Assessing Relative Importance of Parameters in Water Quality Prediction - An Artificial Neural Network Approach", Submitted for Publication in the Water Resources Research, Paper No. 2013WR014025, Submitted on April 24, 2013.
  • Naser, Gh., and Yousefi, P., (2013), "Nonlinear Time Series Modeling of a River Discharge - A Chaotic Approach", Submitted for Publication in the Journal of Applied Mathematical Modeling, Submitted on April 23, 2013.
  • Bayat, B., Nasseri, M., and Naser, Gh., (2013), "Improving Bayesian Maximum Entropy and Ordinary Kirging Methods for Estimating Percipitations in a Large Watershed: A New Cluster-Based Approach", Submitted for Publication in the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, Manuscript ID cjes-2013-0062, Submitted on April 13, 2013.
  • Mansour-Rezaei, S., Naser, Gh., and Sadiq, R., (2013), “ Potential Contaminant Intrusion and Propagation in Water Distribution Systems: A Fuzzy-Based Approach”, Submitted for publication in Journal of Ammerican Water Work Association, Manuscript ID 04192013-JAWWA004, Submitted on April 20, 2013. 
  • Mansour-Rezaei, S., Naser, Gh., Malekpour, A., and Karney B. W., (2013), “Contaminant Intrusion in Water Distribution Systems”, Accepted for publication in Journal of Ammerican Water Work Association, To Be Published in June-2013 Issue, Paper # 08232012-JAWWA0104.
  • Mansour-Rezaei, S. and Naser, Gh., (2013), "Contaminant Intrusion in Water Distribution Systems: An Ingress Model", Journal of AWWA, January, Vol. 105, No. 1. 
  • Cresswell, D. M., and Naser, Gh., (2013), "A Water Resources Management Strategy for Small Water Districts - A Case of South East Kelowna Irrigation District", Accepted for publication in the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, In Press, Manuscript ID 2012-0398.
  • Zokaib, S., and Naser, Gh., (2012), “A Study on Rainfall, Runoff, and Soil Loss Relationships at Different Land Uses – A Case in Hilkot Watershed in Pakistan”, International Journal of Sediment Research,  Vol. 27, No. 3, 388-393.
  • Bavi, A., Boroomand-Nasab, S., Naseri, A., Naser, Gh., Meskarbashi, M., (2012), "Effects of Inflitration Variability on Forrow Irrigation Performances", Vol. 5, No. 6, New York Science Journal, 12-19.
  • Shafiqul Islam, M., Sadiq, R., Rodrigues, M. J., Francisque, A., Najjaran, H., Naser, Gh., Hoorfar, M., (2012), "Evaluating Leakage Potential in Water Distribution Systems: A Fuzzy-Based Methodology", Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - AQUA, Vol. 61, No. 204, 240-252.      
  • Zokaib, S., and Naser, Gh., (2011), "Impacts of Land Uses on Runoff and Soil Degradation in Hilkot Watershed in Pakistan", International Journal of Sediment Research,  Vol. 26, No. 3, PP. 358-368.
  • Mansour-Rezaei, S., Naser, Gh., and Sadiq, R., (2012), "A Comparison of Various Uncertainity Models: An Example of Subsurface Contaminant Transport", Journal of Hydro-Environment Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jher.2011.09.001, 311-321. 
  • Zargar, A., Sadiq, R., Naser, Gh., and Khan, F., (2011), "A Review of Drought Indices”, Environmental Review, Vol. 19, PP. 333-349.
  • Zargar, A., Sadiq, R., Naser, Gh., Khan, F., and Neumann, N., (2011), "Dempster-Shafer Evidential Reasoning for Modeling Uncertainty in High-Conflict Hydrological Data: Case of Snow Water Equivalent", Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 4, 434-447.   
  • Naser, Gh., and Karney, B. W., (2008), "A Transient 2-D Water Quality Model for Pipleline Systems", IAHR, Journal of Hydraulic Research, Vol. 46, No. 4, PP. 516-525. 
  • Naser, Gh., and Karney, B. W., (2007), "A 2-D Transient Multicomponent Simulation Model: Application to Pipe Wall Corrosion", Journal of Hydro-Environment Research, Vol. 1, No. 1, PP. 56-69.
  • Naser, Gh., Karney, B. W., and Salehi, A. A., (2007), Closure to the discussion of the paper “Two-Dimensional Simulation Model of Sediment Removal and Flow in Rectangular Sedimentation Basin” by Anastasios Stamou, Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol. 133, No. 9, 945-946.
  • Naser, Gh., Karney, B. W., and Salehi, A. A. N., (2005), "A 2-D simulation Model of Sediment Transport Removal and Flow in a Rectangular Sedimentation Basin", Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 131, No. 12, December, PP. 1740-1749.

Selected Refereed Conference Proceedings

 

  • Glover, K., Naser, Gh., Mohammadi, H., (2013), “A Finite Element Model for the Creep Deformation of Fracture Surfaces in a Hydraulically Fractured Reservoir”, 47th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposuim, Americal Rock Mechanics Association, San Fransisco, CA, USA, 23-26 June.
  • Khani, D., Naser, Gh., Bannerman, R., and Welt, F., (2012), "E. B. Campbel Potential Operations Modification for Environmental Compliance - Operational, Hydraulic, Economic Consequences", Vista DSS User Group, Portland, Oregon, USA, September.
  • Mansour-Rezaei, S. and Naser, Gh., (2012), "A Lagrangian-Transient Water Quality Model for Contaminant Intrusion in Water Distribution Systems", 14th Water Distribution Systsems Analysis, Adelaide, Australia, September 24-27.
  • Mansour-Rezaei, S. and Naser, Gh., (2012), "Contaminant Intrusion in Water Distribution Systems: An Ingress Model", World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, EWRI, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, May 20-24.
  • Cresswell, M. and Naser Gh., (2012), "A Management Strategy for Water Supply Systems", 14th Water Distribution Systsems Analysis, Adelaide, Australia, September 24-27. 
  • Cresswell, M. and Naser Gh., (2012), "Forcasting Water Demands A Case Study for the South East Kelowna Irrigation District", World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, EWRI, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, May 20-24.
  • Khani, D., Bannerman, R., Welt, F., Naser, Gh., Marcus, I., Gritzfeld, C., (2012), "A Feasibility Study on Modifying E. B. Campbell Hydroelectric Operations for the Benefit of Fish and Fish Habitat - Part II Economic Assesment", Hydro Vision International Conference, July 17-20, Louisville, KY, USA.
  • Mansour Rezaei, S., Naser, Gh., and Sadiq, R., (2011), "Numerical Modeling of a Contaminant Intrusion and Its Propagation in a Water Distribution System, CSCE Conference Ottawa, June 14 - 17. 
  • Naser, Gh. and Jung, B.S. (2010), "An Unsteady Optimization Approach for Water Distribution Systems Including Hydraulics and Water Quality Criteria", Water Distribution System Analysis, WDSA, Tucson, Arizona, USA, September 12-15. 
  • Meshkati S. M. E., Dehghani, A. A., Sumi, T., and Naser, Gh., (2010), "The Effect of Sediment Deposited Height on Dimensions of Pressure Flushing Cone", 11th International Symposium on River Sedimentation, ISRS, South Africa, University of Stellenbosch, September 6-9. 
  • Meshkati S. M. E., Dehghani, A. A., Sumi, T., Naser, Gh., and Ahadpour, A., (2010), "Experimental Investigation of Local Half-Cone Scouring Against Dam", Riverflow, Germany, September 8-10.
  • Mansour-Rezaei, S., Naser, Gh., Sadiq, R., (2010), "Model-Based Uncertainity and Its Propagation in Water Resources Systems", Water Distribution System Analysis, WDSA, Tucson, Arizona, USA, September 12-15. 
  • Zargar, A., Sadiq, R., Naser, Gh., and Khan, F., (2010), "Treatment and Propagation of Uncertainity in Hydrologic Applications: Handling Conflict Using Dempster-Shafer Theory of Evidence", Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, CSCE General Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, June 9-12. 
  • Meshkati, M. E., Dehghani, A. A., Sumi, T., and Naser, Gh., (2010), "Intelegent Estimation of Sediment Removal Volume in Pressure Flushing Operation Using Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Approach", 6th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, June 23-25, Athens, Greece. 
  • Meshkati, M. E., Dehghani, A. A., Naser, Gh., Emamgholizadeh, S., Mosaedi, A., (2009), "Evolution of Developing Flushin Cone During the Pressurized Flushing in Reservoir Storage", World Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology, WASET, Venice, Italy, October 28-30.  
  • Naser Gh. and Karney B. W., (2006), “Historical Reflection on the Use of Boltzmann Approaches for Fluid System Modeling”, XVI International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 19-22.
  • Baral M. P., Karney B. W., Naser Gh., Colombo, A.,  (2006), “An Extended 1-D Transient Corrosion Model Including Multi-Component Chemical Spices”, 8th Annual Water Distribution System Analysis Symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, August 27-30.
  • Naser Gh., Karney B. W., and Boxall J. B., (2006), “Red Water and Discoloration in a WDS : A Numerical Simulation”, 8th Annual Water Distribution Analysis Symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, August 27-30, 2006.
  • Naser Gh. and Karney B. W., (2005), “A Transient Two-Dimensional Corrosion of Iron Pipes”, The Canadian Water Network Researcher Retreat, Alberta, Canada, November 23-25.
  • Naser Gh. and Karney B. W., (2005), “A Numerical Study of a 2D Multi-Component Corrosion Model in a Water Distribution System”, 7th Annual Symposium on Water Distribution Systems AnalysisWorld Water and Environmental Resources Congress, EWRI, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, May 15 - 19.
  • Naser Gh. and Karney B. W., (2005), “Simulating Corrosion of Iron Pipes in Water Distribution Systems”, 55th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Toronto, October 16-19.
  • Naser Gh. and Karney B. W., (2004), “A Computer Simulation of Corrosion of Iron and Steel Pipes”, First Canadian Water Network National Symposium, Ottawa, Canada, June 20-22.
  • Naser Gh., Karney B. W., Nixon W., Ghidaoui M. S., and Brunone B., (2004), “A Quasi Two-Dimensional Approach in Transient Flow Modeling”, Proceeding of the 12th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, May.
  • Naser Gh., Karney B. W., and Ghidaoui M. S., (2004), “A Two-Dimensional Water Quality Approach in Transient Flow Modeling”, Proceeding of the 4th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, Hong Kong, December.
  • Nixon W., Karney B. W., Zhao M., Ghidaoui M. S., and Naser Gh., (2004), “Boundary Condition Representation and Behavior in Transient 2-D Models”, Proceeding of the 9th International Conference Pressure Surges, Chester, UK.
  • Naser Gh, Karney B. W., and Salehi A. A. N., (2003), “Strip Integral Method Application to Flow Prediction in Sedimentation Basins”, Proceeding of the 11th annual conference of CFD, Vancouver, Canada, 1, 9-15.
  • Naser Gh., Salehi A. A. N., and Karney B. W., (2002), “Velocity and Concentration Prediction in Sedimentation Basins”, Proceeding of the 1st Symposium on Environmental and Water Resources Systems Analysis, EWRI, Roanoke, USA.
  • Salehi Neyshabouri A. A. and Naser Gh., (2001), “Numerical Simulation of Flow Field and Sediment Concentration in Fore Bay”, 2nd International Conference on Silting Problems in Hydro Plants, September 26-28, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

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