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Soroush received his BEng/MSc in Civil Engineering in 2009/2011 and complited his PhD in 2016 at the University of Warwick, where he studied pollution transport mechanisms in the nearshore region due to the combined effects of waves and currents. During his time at Warwick, Soroush studied coastal hydrodynamics through developing numerical algorithms and laboratory measurements. In 2015 he joined Coventry University. Soroush work is focused towards environmental hydraulics and fluid dynamics. 

Website  http://soroushabolfathi.coventry.domains

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Vision Statement

Turbulent flow in fluid dynamics is amongst the hardest patterns we try to understand in nature! I try to understand the structure of turbulence, dispersion and diffusion under the combined effects of wave-currents in the nearshore region. The nearshore is the transition region between land and the continental shelf coastal plains, wetlands, estuaries, dunes, beaches, surf zones and the inner shelf. The nearshore is dynamically evolving and is under increasing threat from sea level rise, long-term erosion, extreme storms, and anthropogenic influences. Nearshore regions are vital to the national economy, security, commerce, and recreation. My research is focused towards understanding the nearshore processes which involves complex and multifaceted interactions between water, sediment, biota and humans.

PhD Project

Education/Academic qualification

Coastal Engineering, Doctorate, University of Warwick

External positions

member , Elsevier Advisory Board

Coventry & Warwickshire Chair, Institution of Civil Engineers

UK Leadership Team, International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering & Research

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Research Output 2014 2019

  • 5 Article
  • 1 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Review article

SuDS & sponge cities: A comparative analysis of the implementation of pluvial flood management in the UK and China

Lashford, C., Rubinato, M., Cai, Y., Hou, J., Abolfathi, S., Coupe, S., Charlesworth, S. & Tait, S. 4 Jan 2019 In : Sustainability (Switzerland). 11, 1, 14 p., 213

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
natural disaster

Impact Evaluation of Wet-Weather Events on Influent Flow and Loadings of a Water Resource Recovery Facility

Borzooei, S., Teegavarapu, R., Abolfathi, S., Amerlinck, Y., Nopens, I. & Zanetti, M. C. 1 Sep 2018 New Trends in Urban Drainage Modelling. Springer, p. 706-711 6 p. (Green Energy and Technology)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

water resource
time series
environmental legislation

The Influence of Geometrical Shape Changes on Wave Overtopping: a Laboratory and SPH Numerical Study

Dong, S., Salauddin, M., Abolfathi, S., Tan, Z. H. & Pearson, J. M. 21 Aug 2018 In : Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters . p. 1217-1226 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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3 Citations

A Numerical Study on the Hydrodynamics of Standing Waves in front of Caisson Breakwaters by a WCSPH Model

Yeganeh-Bakhtiary, A., Houshangi, H., Hajivalie, F. & Abolfathi, S. 28 Nov 2016 In : Coastal Engineering Journal. 59, 2, 1750005

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Hydrodynamic Model
Standing Wave
Numerical Study

Activities 2015 2018

  • 6 Participation in conference
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

6th UK & Éire OpenFOAM conference

Abolfathi, S. (Chair)
12 Apr 201813 Apr 2018

Activity: Participation in conference

Ecotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment

Sina Borzooei (Speaker), Yori Amerlinck (Participant), Diego Rosso (Participant), Deborah Panepinto (Participant), Abolfathi, S. (Participant), Ingmar Nopens (Participant), Mariachiara Zanetti (Participant)
25 Jun 201827 Jun 2018

Activity: Participation in conference

IAHR 37th World Congress

Abolfathi, S. (Scientific Committee Member)
2017 → …

Activity: Participation in conference


Sir Marc Isambard Brunel Medal

Soroush Abolfathi (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)