Masoud Negahban-Azar is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology and the Cluster for Sustainability in the Built Environment at the University of Maryland. Dr. Negahban-Azar’s primary research focuses on developing systems-level solutions for urban water and environmental management, assessing their performance, and visualizing tradeoffs between multiple objectives. In his research group, Dr. Negahban-Azar and his students take both experimental and modeling approaches to achieve these goals. For the experimental part, he focuses on lab-scale experiments as well as field-scale demonstrations to foster the adoption of sustainable, low-cost, and green technologies for water reuse and water quality management in the built environment. For the modeling part, he is interested in developing systematic model-oriented frameworks to communicate estimates of the impacts of alternative decisions to policymakers. Dr. Negahban-Azar has authored and co-authored several articles, and presented at many national and international conferences such as the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress (EWRI), Water Environment Federation (WEFTEC), and American Water Resources Association conferences. He is the recipient of the Veolia Environment postdoctoral award in 2012.
Negahban-Azar, M. and Briscoe, J. (In preparation). Comparing Multiple-Aspect Urban Water Supply Alternatives under Uncertainty- Contrasting the Cost Curve and Probabilistic Ranking Approaches.
Rogers, P. and Negahban-Azar M. (In preparation). Exploring Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus: Water and Energy Efficient Food Supply Chain Infrastructure Plan for Manila-Surabaya Corridor.
Negahban-Azar, M. and Briscoe, J. (In preparation). Portfolio Approach in Urban Water Supply Management.
Huang, Z., Negahban-Azar, M., Sharvelle, S., and Dick, D.L. (In preparation). Fate and Transport of Anionic and Non-ionic Surfactants in Soil Irrigated with Graywater.
Negahban-Azar, M., Pina, P., and Briscoe, J. (In preparation). Incorporating Political and Institutional Perspectives into Urban Water Systems Planning and Management.
Negahban-Azar, M., Sharvelle, S. (In review). Changes in Soil Quality Resulting from Graywater Application for Residential Landscape Irrigation.
Negahban-Azar, M., Sharvelle, S., Qian, Y., and Shogbon, A.R. (2013). Leachability of Chemical Constituents in Soil-Plant Systems Irrigated with Synthetic Graywater. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, (15) 760-772.
Negahban-Azar, M., Sharvelle, S., Stromberger, M., Olson, C., and Roesner, L. (2012). Fate of Graywater Constituents after Long-Term Application for Landscape Irrigation. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 223(8) 4733-4749.
Negahban-Azar, M., Sharvelle, S. Stromberger, M., and Roesner, L. (2010). Long-term Effects of Graywater Irrigation on Soil Quality in Arid Regions. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress. pp 4109-4117. doi: 10.1061/41114(371)418.
Negahban-Azar, M., Sharvelle, S., Stromberger, M., and Roesner, L.A., (2009). Graywater Irrigation as a Viable Means to Meet Water Demand in Arid Regions. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress. pp 1-10. doi: 10.1061/41036(342)117.