Azadeh Bolhari
Senior Instructor • Registered Professional Engineer (CO)

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:

  • President’s Research Award, Angelo State University, 2020
  • Bolhari, A., Castaneda, D.I., Mejia, J.A. “EAGER: PPER Developing Drought-Resilient Communities by Utilizing Acrylic Concrete Structures for Rainwater Harvesting.” Submission to DCL NSF 17-055: 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:

  1. 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. DOI: 10.18260/1-2--35620
  2. 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. DOI: 10.18260/1-2–35609
  3. Bolhari, A., T. Sale (2018). Treatment of Trichloroethene (TCE) in Low Permeability Zones of Aquifers Using Carbon Sequestration. USBI Biochar Conference. Wilmington Delaware.
  4. 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. DOI: 10.18260/1-2--30738

Recent Publications with undergraduate students:

* indicates undergraduate student

  1. *Dusenberry, B. & Bolhari, A. (2019) Feasibility of Avicennia Marina (Grey Mangroves) in Salt Removal from Water. Texas. Digital Library Repository.
  2. *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.
  3. *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.

Recent Publications with graduate students:
** indicates graduate student

  1. 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.