Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed

Water Resources Engineering

Faculty:

Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed, PhD, PE, CPESC

Assistant Professor

TEL: (936) 261-1659/1665 (dept)

Email: ifahmed@pvamu.edu

Research Interest:

  • Stochastic Modeling, Risk Management & Scale Issues
  • Stable Isotope Applications in Soil Carbon Loss Monitoring & Sequestration
  • Computational & Applied Hydraulics
  • Water Resources Systems
  • River Restoration & Flood Control
  • Applied Sedimentation Engineering & Geomorphology
  • Pipe Network Design, Operational Optimization & Energy Efficiency
  • Groundwater Modeling & Solute Transport
  • GIS Applications and Field Methods

Research Facilities:

  • Dell Optiplex 980 Computers and Water Resources/GIS/Visual Software Suites
  • Access to Stable Isotopes for Biosphere Science Laboratory, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M University

Recent Projects:

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): “Hydrologic Influences on Soil Organic Carbon Loss Monitoring Using Stable Isotopes.” 500k, PD in collaboration with Texas A&M University, and University of Houston, 2011-2014.
  • U.S. Department of Education (USDOE): Title III Grant to enhance and upgrade Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Laboratories, 1.7M, Co-PI and Activity Coordinator with Dr. Kommalapati (PI/Supervisor), 2010-2015.

Significant Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

  • Lansey, K.E., El-Shorbagy, Ahmed, I., Araujo, J, and Haan, C.T. (2001). “Calibration Assessment and Data Collection for Water Distribution Networks.” J. of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 127(4), pp. 270-279.
  • Closure to “Calibration Assessment and Data Collection for Water Distribution Networks.” By K.E. Lansey, W. El-Shorbagy, I. Ahmed, J. Araujo, and C.T. Haan, J. of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 128(12), pp. 1106-7, 2002.
  • Mallick, K.N., Ahmed, I., and Lansey, K.E. (2002). “Determining Pipe Groupings for Water Distribution Networks.” J. of Water Resour. Plng. & Mgmt, ASCE, Vol. 128(2), pp. 130-139.
  • Shinstine, D.S., Ahmed, I., and Lansey, K.E. (2002). “Reliability/Availability Analysis of Municipal Water Distribution Networks: Case Studies.” J. of Water Resour. Plng. & Mgmt, ASCE, Vol. 128(2), pp. 140-151.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

  • Ahmed, I., Karim, A., Boutton, T.W., and Strom, K.B. (2013). “Spatial Distribution of Soil Organic Carbon in Urbanized Texas Gulf Coast: An Outlook on the Future of Carbon Management.” Abstract submitted to the Soil Carbon Sequestration Conference of the European Commission – Joint Research Center, Reykjavik, Iceland, May 26-29.
  • Ahmed, I., and Gerlach, R.M. (2012). “Distributed Flow Guided Hydraulic Modeling of a Desert River System for Flood Control.” Proc., River Flow 2012, September, San Jose, Costa Rica. Peer Reviewed.
  • Ahmed, I., and Freeman, G.E. (2012). “Historic Changes in the Salt River Bed Stability and its Implications on a Flood Control Levee Design.” Proc., River Flow 2012, September, San Jose, Costa Rica. Peer Reviewed.
  • Ahmed, I., and Lansey, K.E. (2006). “Mean-Variance Model for Reservoir Operations.” Proc., IAHR 7th Hydroinformatics Conference, September, Nice, France. Peer Reviewed.
  • Ahmed, I., and Lansey, K.E. (2005). “Reservoir Operations Under Hydroclimatic Uncertainty.” Proc., IAHR 9th International Symposium on Stochastic Hydraulics, May, TU Delft, The Netherlands. Peer Reviewed.
  • Ahmed, I., Lansey, K.E., and Araujo, J. (1999). “Data Collection for Water Distribution Network Calibration.” Proc., International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry, CCWI’99, September, University of Exeter, Exeter,UK. Peer Reviewed.

Posters

  • Karim, A., Ahmed, I., Boutton, T.W., and Strom, K.B. (2013). Bayesian Simulation of Soil Organic Carbon Source Monitoring: A Case Study in Watershed Hydrology and Soil Erosion.” Abstract submitted to the Soil Carbon Sequestration Conference of the European Commission – Joint Research Center, Reykjavik, Iceland, May 26-29.
  • Ahmed, I., Boutton, T.W., Strom, K.B., Karim, A., and Irvin-Smith, N. (2013). “Soil Carbon Distribution and Loss Monitoring in the Urbanized Buffalo Bayou Watershed, Houston, TX.” Proc., 4th Annual All-Investigator’s Meeting of North American Carbon Program (NACP), February 4-7, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Ahmed, I., Boutton, T.W., and Strom, K.B. (2012). “Hydrologic Influences on Soil Organic Carbon Loss Monitoring using Stable Isotopes: Implementation and Operations.” Proc., USDA/NIFA 1890 Capacity Building Grants Program Project Directors’ Meeting, Huntsville, AL, September 16-19. (Also presented to the CBG Program NPL on PV campus in July, 2012).
  • Irvin-Smith, N., Chatman, T., and Ahmed, I. (2012). “Rainfall Trend Assessment for the Buffalo Bayou Watershed.” Proc., Texas A&M University System 10th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium, Galveston, TX, November 9-10. (Also presented to the CBG Program NPL on PV campus in July, 2012).

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