Ali Mahdi

Environmental Engineer


Research Interest

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs)
  • Electrochemical processes
  • monitoring drinking water quality
  • Anaerobic Digestion


  • M.Sc. in Environmental engineering – Water and Wastewater

University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, (GPA: 16.76 / 20)               2013-2016

Thesis: The Treatment of High-Strength Alcohol Distillery Wastewater Using Electro-Fenton Oxidation: Optimization by Response Surface Methodology. Read more

Keywords of Thesis: Electro-Fenton; Alcohol Distillery Wastewater; COD; kWh per kg COD removal; RSM

Supervisor 1: Dr. Gholamreza Nabi Bidhendi (

Supervisor 2: Dr. Majid Baghdadi (

Focused Courses

Industrial Wastewater Treatment(18/20)

Wastewatre collection and surface water control (18/20)

Design of water and wastewater treatment plant (18/20)

Industrial Water Treatment (17.5/20)

Chemistry and Microbiology of Water and Wastewater(17/20)

Physical, Chemical and Biological Processes in Water and Wastewater Treatment (17/20)

  • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University,Tehran, Iran     2008-2013

B.Sc. project: Investigation of Flexibility of Reinforced Concrete Frames in Buildings

Supervisor: Dr. Mohammad Hossein Kharrazifard

  • High School Diploma in mathematics (GPA: 19.12 / 20), Tehran, IRAN    2008

Honors and Awards

  • Achievement Tuition Waiver Grant for Master Degree
  • Achievement Tuition Waiver Grant for Bachelor Degree
  • ranked within the top 1% among more than 740,000 participants in the national Iranian university entrance exam for master program, Iran,2013
  • ranked within the  top 1% among approximately 1,000,000 participants in the national Iranian university entrance exam for bachelor program, Iran, 2008

Language Skill

  • Academic IELTS Score: 7 (November, 2019)

Academic Reasearch

  • Brackish surface supply water treatment with ROSA software (Project Course: water treatment) – Fall 2014
  • Design softening systems using ion exchange resins with CADIX software (Project Course: Industrial Water Treatment ) – Spring 2014
  • Model and design of wastewater collection network with SewerCAD software (Project Course: Wastewater collection and surface water control ) – Spring 2014
  • An investigation into Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB)- (Project Course: Wastewater Treatment ) – Fall 2013

Industrial Research

  • Researcher at Vahdat zarin company in the project: Risk assessment in water distribution network based on FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and using AHP ( Analytic Hierarchy Process) with Expert Choice and SPSS software, 2016- 2017, Tehran, Iran

Teaching experience

  • Teacher Assistant in Chemistry of Water and Wastewater for Environmental Engineering Master Students (Joint with a Ph.D. Student), Under Supervision of Dr. Baghdadi, University of Tehran, 2009/10/24 – 2016/01/15   
  • Teacher Assistant in Chemistry Course for Civil Engineering Bachelor Students, Under Supervision of Dr. Mousavi Torshizi, Shahid Beheshti University, 2009/10/24 – 2010/06/22
  •  Private Teacher in Mathematics for High School Students, Tehran, IRAN, 2012-2018 (Part-Time)

Experimental Skills

  • Planning and Design of Experiments
  • COD measurement by Digital Reactor Block and DR 5000 UV-vis spectrophotometer
  • Color measurement in (Pt-Co) with DR 2000 UV-vis spectrophotometer
  • Turbidity measurement with Turbidity Meter
  • Electrical Conductivity (EC) measurement by the Conductivity Meter
  • Skill in using Stong Acid and Base
  • Working with digital DC power
  • find information about a subject and write findings for the conducted research
  • Communication: communicating with team members
  • organized: keep all the equipment in one place
  • Time management
  • Analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Data processing and statistical analysis

Computer Skills

  • Platforms:  windows 10/7/ xp and linux (basic)
  • Software: ROSA, CADIX, SewerCAD, Design Expert, Minitab, SPSS, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power point, Expert Choice
  • Programming language:,  Python (basic)
  • Web Design Programming: PHP, HTML, CSS, WordPress

Professional Memberships

Extracurricular Activities       

  • Member of the Executive Team of the First International Conference on Sampling and Monitoring of Environmental Pollutants- University of Tehran- 2016
  • Member of the Executive Team of the fourth conference on environmental planning and management by the Faculty of Environment – University of Tehran- 2016
  • Member of the Executive Team of the First Conference on Structural Industrialization (Fourth Annual National Conference on Reinforcement)-
  • Participation in Alumni events as student assistance Shahid Beheshti University (3 times)- Shahid Beheshti University – 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Participation in Alumni events as student assistance Shahid Beheshti University (2 times) University of Tehran-2015,2016
  • Participation in a job fair (the career centre put on) for checking people in and providing directions- Shahid Beheshti University-2010

Volunteer works

  • Teaching WordPress (Website Design) to more than 40 working children from 8 to 14 years old for humanity, Yaran Charity, Tehran – Summer 2016
  • Participate in collecting public donations (fundraiser) for earthquake victims in Kermanshah province (Under the command of the Student Relief Committee), 2017
  • Teaching mathematics in 2017 for 3 months to about 20 middle and high school students under the command of the Student Relief Committee – Summer 2017


  •  Website Design using PHP, HTML, CSS, WordPress