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Habibollah Fakhraei

Habibollah Fakhraei, Assistant Professor

Environmental Engineering

My research interests are environmental engineering, environmental modeling, biogeochemistry, aquatic chemistry, water quality modeling, air pollution effects, GIS, geostatistical analysis, hydrology, numerical optimization.


  • CE 310/310L Environmental Engineering & Laboratory
  • CE 418 Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • CE 412/512 Contaminant Fate, Transport and Remediation in Groundwater
  • CE 466/566 GIS in Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
  • CE 514 Environmental Engineering Chemistry
  • CE 518 Advanced Biological Treatment Processes
  • ENGR 351 Numerical Methods in Engineering
SIU Habibollah Fakhraei Engineering B, Room 38


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Syracuse University, 2016
  • M.Sc., Civil Engineering, Shiraz University, 2009
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, 2003


  • Fakhraei, H., Fahey, T., Driscoll, C.T. (2019) “The Biogeochemical Response of Nitrate and Potassium to Landscape Disturbance in Watersheds of the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire, USA”. In: Levia, D.F., Carlyle-Moses, D.E., Iida, S., Michalzik, B., Nanko, K. and Tischer, A. (Eds.), Forest-Water Interactions. Ecological Studies Series, No. 240, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany: In press.

  • Fakhraei, H., Driscoll, C.T., Kulp, M.A., Renfro, J.R., Blett, T.F., Brewer, P.F., Schwartz, J.S. (2017) “Sensitivity and uncertainty analysis of PnET-BGC to inform the development of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) of acidity in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park”, Environmental Modeling & Software, 95, 156-167.

  • Caputo J., Beier C. M., Fakhraei, H., Driscoll, C.T. (2017) “Impacts of acidification and potential recovery on the expected value of recreational fisheries in Adirondack lakes (USA)”, Environmental Science & Technology, 51(1): 742-750.

  • Fakhraei, H., Driscoll, C.T., Renfro, J.R., Kulp, M.A., Blett, T.F., Brewer, P.F., Schwartz, J.S. (2016) “Critical Loads and exceedances for nitrogen and sulfur atmospheric deposition in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States”, Ecosphere, 7(10).

  • Capps, S.L., Driscoll, C.T, Fakhraei, H., Templer, P.H., Craig, K.J., Milford, J.B., Lambert, K.F. (2016) “Estimating potential productivity co-benefits for crops and trees from reduced ozone with U.S. coal power plant carbon standards”, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121, 14679–14690.

  • Driscoll, C.T., Driscoll K.M., Fakhraei, H., Civerolo, C. (2016) “Long-term temporal trends and spatial patterns in the acid-base chemistry of lakes in the Adirondack region of New York in response to decreases in acidic deposition”, Atmospheric Environment, 146, 5-14.

  • Driscoll, C.T, Buonocore, J., Levy, J.I., Lambert, K.F., Burtraw, D., Reid, S.B., Fakhraei, H., Schwartz, J. (2015) “U.S. power plant carbon standards and clean air and health co-benefits”, Nature Climate Change, 5, 535–540.

  • Fakhraei, H., Driscoll, C.T. (2015) “Proton and aluminum binding properties of organic acids in surface waters of the Northeastern, USA.” Environmental Science &Technology, 49(5): 2939-2947.

  • Fakhraei, H., Driscoll, C.T., Selvendiran P., DePinto J.V., Bloomfield J., Quinn S., Rowell C. (2014) “Development of a total maximum daily load (TMDL) for acid-impaired lakes in the Adirondack region of New York” Atmospheric Environment, 95, 277-287.