Dr. Saman Razavi, PhD, PEng
Global Institute for Water Security
School of Environment and Sustainability
Department of Civil and Geological Engineering
University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Razavi leads Watershed Systems Analysis and Modelling Lab at the University of Saskatchewan. He has (co-)authored 35 peer-reviewed journal papers (32 published and 3 submitted), 8 of which published in Water Resources Research (the top journal in the field), 1 book chapter, and 5 technical reports. He has 1 patent pending and released 2 software packages for environmental modelling. Since 2009, he has given 5 invited and over 52 contributed presentations (with 33 as the presenter) at conferences. As of September 2018, his total citation count is 803 with an h-index of 12 according to Google Scholar.
Dr. Razavi is the lead of Integrated Modelling Program for Canada (IMPC), and has secured $1,820,000 of research funding as a Principal Investigator, and more than $5,072,000 as a Co-Investigator. He is Deputy Chair of AGU (American Geophysical Union) Committee on Hydrologic Uncertainty (2017-present), and will become its Chair in 2019. He is also a co-chair (2017-present) of CGU-Hydrology section committee on Large Scale Watershed Modelling and Analysis.
Dr. Razavi is an Associate Editor of Journal of Hydrology (2016-present) and an Editorial Board Member of Environmental Modelling & Software (2015-present). He is a member of Surface Water Hydrology Technical Committee of American Society of Civil Engineers (2016-present). Since 2014, He has been the (co-)convener and chair of 10 sessions at AGU, EGU, and CGU meetings on range of topics from Hydrological Modelling to Food-Energy-Water Nexus. Dr. Razavi is Professional Engineer in the Province of Saskatchewan, and has years of work experience in water industry and consulting companies in Canada and Iran and contributed to International Upper Great Lakes Study. Dr. Razavi has trained 6 PDFs, and 5 PhD and 3 MSc students.
Dr. Razavi is the recipient of the following awards: 2013 Water Resources Research Editors’ Choice Award; 2012 AGU Research Spotlight; 2015 Outstanding Reviewer Award of ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management; 2014 Outstanding Reviewer Award of Environmental Modelling & Software; 2012 Ontario Graduate Scholarship; 2012 University of Waterloo President’s Scholarship; 2011 Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology; 2011 Dr. T.E. Unny Memorial Award; 2012 Mitacs-Accelerate Internship; 2011 University of Waterloo Special Graduate Scholarship; 2009-2012 University of Waterloo Graduate Merit Scholarships (eight times); 2006 Best Thesis Award of the national (Haseb) festival of distinguished students of Civil Engineering in Iran.