Bardia Heidari, Ph.D., is a research scientist for the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) working at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center in Dallas, Texas. His research focuses on urban hydrology and flooding, impacts of climate change on water infrastructure, application of data science techniques in stormwater management and green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) design and planning.
Before joining TWRI in August 2021, he worked as a postdoctoral extension associate in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Dallas, Texas, from 2019 to 2021. During his postdoc, he simulated the performance of the city of Dallas stormwater drainage network during design storms for current and climate change projected scenarios and assessed the rule of GSI in mitigating the inlet flooding. He also worked at the Civil Engineering Department at Southern Methodist University as a research intern from 2017 to 2019.
He earned his doctorate, master's degree and bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign, Virginia Tech and Sharif University of Technology in 2019, 2014 and 2012, respectively.
Bardia enjoys spending time with his family and small puppy, going on road trips, watching soccer, playing tennis, and playing card games.