Azadeh Bolhari
Teaching Associate Professor • Registered P.E. (Colorado)

Department: Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering

Education: B.Sc., Iran University of Science and Technology; M.Sc., University of Colorado Denver; Ph.D., Colorado State University
Teaching: EVEN 4830 Fate & Transport of Contaminants, CVEN/EVEN 4404 Water Chemistry, CVEN/EVEN 4434/5434 Environmental Engineering Design 
Research: Engineering education, sustainable water systems, fate & transport of microplastics      

Office: SEEC S274

Honors and Distinctions:

  • NSF Grant: PI Bolhari, A., Co-PI Bielefeldt, A. “Research Initiation: Enhancing Engineering Students’ Innovation Self-Efficacy through Design of K-12 STEM Projects” Submission to NSF RIEF. Awarded. $199,915, 2022.
  • Bolhari, A. "Design of an AI-Augmented Learning Thread for Environmental Engineering Curriculum.” Submission to Engineering Education and AI-Augmented Learning IRT, University of Colorado Boulder: Awarded $16,410, January 2022.
  • Bolhari, A., Tillema, S. “Understanding Households’ Increase in Capacity and Resiliency from Undertaking Engineering Projects.” Submission to Resilient Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RISE) IRT, University of Colorado Boulder: Awarded $6,000, January 2022. 
  • President’s Research Award, Angelo State University, 2020
  • NSF Grant: Bolhari, A., Castaneda, D.I. “EAGER: PPER Developing Drought-Resilient Communities by Utilizing Acrylic Concrete Structures for Rainwater Harvesting.” Submission to NSF CBET. Awarded. $99,997, 2017.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Leadership; Vision and Development of the Future P4 Joint Emergency Training Facility Site Plan, Tom Green County, The State of Texas, 2019
  • ASCE ExCEED Teaching Fellow, 2018
  • Registered Professional Engineer: State of Colorado
  • Member-NSF Grant “Sustainable STEM Learning Program (S2LP): Promoting Systems Thinking to Aid Holistic Undergraduate Education.” University of Colorado Denver, 2016-2017
  • NSF-sponsored ASSIST Travel Grant, ALWE Program, 2017
  • Office of Global Education Travel Grant to Colombia, University of Colorado Denver, 2016
  • NSF-sponsored “Fast Track to Work Scholarship”, Colorado State University, 2006-2008   
  • “Arthur T. Corey Scholarship”, Colorado State University, 2007
  •  Top Student Award- Iran University of Science and Technology, 2001 & 2003

Recent Publications:
** denotes work done in collaboration with graduate students
* denotes work done in collaboration with undergraduate students

  • Bolhari, A., T. Sale. (2023). Processes governing treatment of contaminants in low permeability zones. Sci. Total Environ. 879 (2023) 163010.
  • Albright, E. A., Crow, D. A., Dickinson, K., Devoss, R., Rumbach, A., Bolhari, A. (2023). CWC: The Politics of Multilevel Disasters, Recovery and Rebuilding. Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, January 11-14, 2023 - St. Pete Beach, Florida focused on disasters and recovery. 
  • Bolhari, A. (2023). BYOE: Laboratory Exercise using Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality for Environmental Engineering Curriculum. Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Boston, MA.
  • Bolhari, A., Bielefeldt, A. (2023). Work in Progress: Exploring Innovation Self-Efficacy in Neurodiverse Engineering Students. Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Boston, MA. 
  • ​Bolhari, A., Bielefeldt, A. (2023). Exploring the Role of Mentorship in Enhancing Engineering Students’ Innovation Self-Efficacy. Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Boston, MA.
  • Higgins, C.*, Kamp, E.*, Stewart, K., Bolhari, A., Castaneda, D. (2023). Surveying the Cultural Assets of Engineering Students: An Exploratory Quantitative Study.” Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Boston, MA.
  • Bolhari, A., Flaska, E.*, Stewart, K. (2023). Engagement in Practice: Role of Community Engagement in Disaster Recovery. Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Boston, MA.
  • Bolhari, A., Castaneda, D.I., Arehart, J., Tillema, S. (2022). Performance Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment of Acrylic Concrete Structures for Rainwater Harvesting. RCR Advances 13 (2022) 200063
  • Dickinson, S., Devoss, K., Albright, R., Crow, E., Rumbach, D., Bean, A., Fraser, H., Reid, T., Bolhari, A., Welton-Mitchell, Andre, C. Aldrich, D., Morss, R. Whelton, Javernick-Will, A., Irvine, L., du Bray, M., Rubenfeld, S.*, Tillema, S.* (2022). "Marshall Fire Unified Survey", in RAPID: Can Big Ideas About Resilience Survive the Reality of a Disaster? Built Environment Policy and Recovery After the Marshall Fire. DesignSafe-CI.  
  • Flood, W.*, La Rue-Lovett, M.*, Schade, K.*, Wager, E.*, & Bolhari, A. (2022). Utilizing Cryogenic CO2 Spray process for Removal of Lunar Regolith Dust Adhered to Spacesuits. In 2022 Waste-management Education Research Conference (WERC) (Vol. 3, pp. 1-4). IEEE.
  • *Butler, B., *Engelken, J., *Hill, M., *Tillema, S., *Trick, R., Bolhari, A., (2021). Utilization of Municipal Solid Waste Derived Biochar for Thermal Destruction of PFOA and PFOS. Colorado Rocky Mountain SWANA Annual Conference. Boulder, Colorado. November 1-3, 2021. 
  • Stewart, K., Castaneda, D.I.; Bolhari, A. (2020), Work in Progress: Citizen Scientists’ Description of an Engineer presented at 2020 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Virtual Conference.
  • Bolhari, A.; Castaneda, D.I.; Stewart, K. (2020), Work in Progress: An Exploratory Study of the Sustainability Mindset through a Citizen Science Project in a Vulnerable Latinx Community presented at 2020 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Virtual Conference.
  • *Dusenberry, B. & Bolhari, A. (2019) Feasibility of Avicennia Marina (Grey Mangroves) in Salt Removal from Water. Texas. Digital Library Repository.
  • *Freeman, S., *Cox, N., *Halfman, M., *Shaffer, E., Bolhari, A. (2018). On-campus Engineering Solutions to Reduce Stormwater Runoff on a Marginalized Community. Texas Digital Library Repository.
  • Bolhari, A. & **Baker, Claire (2018). Ecological Fence: Snow Harvesting. In M. Handwerker, J. Garrett-Davis, C. Sauter, R. Saxton (Eds.) Future Rural Archive (pp.74-115). Netherlands: Jap Sam Books & Last Chance, Colorado: Last Chance Press.
  • Bolhari, A., T. Sale (2018). Treatment of Trichloroethene (TCE) in Low Permeability Zones of Aquifers Using Carbon Sequestration. USBI Biochar Conference. Wilmington Delaware.
  • Bolhari, AR., Bolhari, A. (2018). IT Ethics and the Role of Perceived Possibility of Disclosure: An Interventional Research. American Society for Engineering Education. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Salt Lake City, Utah.