Dr Ali Shokri

Ali Shokri

Lecturer in Civil Engineering

Qualifications: PhD, MEng, BEng

Papers Taught

Research Interests

My research mostly focuses on hydrodynamics in porous mediums and developing integrated surface/subsurface flow codes and numerical models. More specifically, I am interested in shallow groundwater systems, hillslope hydrology, land surface recharge estimation, distributed hydrological models, and impacts of land-use change on groundwater systems.

Also, I am interested in understanding how water and soil in saturated and unsaturated zones behave to a drainage system. I am the developer of DrainFlow software, a fully-distributed-coupled surface/subsurface flow model, specifically designed for studying the impact of drains and submerged tunnels in saturated and unsaturated zones.

At the moment, I am working on an adapted form of Saint-Venant equations for groundwater flow. The goal is to escape using any Darcy-based equations and develop a general water flow equation. The outcome of the research will result in a unification of surface water and groundwater equations.

Recent Publications

  • Mohammadi, A., Corbett, T., French, A., Lehto, N. J., Hadfield, J., Jarman, P., . . . Hartland, A. (2022). Application of diffusive gradients in thin films for monitoring groundwater quality. ACS ES&T Water. doi:10.1021/acsestwater.1c00279

  • Shokri, A., & Nia, S. E. (2020). Using the existing cellphone infrastructure as a novel technology platform for high-resolution, real-time rainfall monitoring. In NZHS, NZ Rivers Group & NZFSS Joint Conference. Invercargill: NZHS.

  • Esmaeil Nia, S., & Shokri, A. (2019). Development of an agent-based model for monitoring rainfall between two telecommunication antennae. In NZ Hydrological Society Annual Conference. Rotorua, New Zealand.

  • Sarwar, M. W., & Shokri, A. (2019). Estimation of ET through signal processing of daily fluctuations in streamflow. In NZ Hydrological Society Annual Conference. Rotorua, New Zealand.

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Engineering; Fluid Mechanics

Hydrology, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Engineering, Groundwater-surface water interaction

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: EF.2.02
Phone: +64 7 838 4389