Profile Picture of Azadeh BolhariDr. Bolhari is a professor of environmental engineering in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at CU-Boulder. Her teaching focuses on fate and transport of contaminants, capstone design and aqueous chemistry. She is passionate about broadening participation in engineering through community-based participatory action research. Her research interests explore the boundaries of engineering and social science to understand evolution of resilience capacity at family and community level to sustainable practices utilizing quantitative and qualitative research methods. She was awarded an NSF EAGER grant which engaged the low socioeconomic Latinx citizen scientists in a community resilience water quality research. Her recent NSF RIEF award explores ways to enhance innovation self-efficacy of engineering students, which measures one’s belief in their capacity to execute innovative designs. Dr. Bolhari completed her Ph.D. in 2012 in environmental engineering from Colorado State University focused on innovative treatment technologies for removal of DNAPLs in low permeability zones of sandy aquifers. After her PhD, she joined University of Colorado Denver as a lecturer for 4 years where she taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and served on MSc/PhD theses committee of more than 15 students. Later, she moved to West Texas to establish an environmental engineering program from the ground up at the newly established department of engineering at Angelo State University. Dr. Bolhari was recognized by Tom Green County Commissioners’ Court in West Texas for her outstanding leadership, vision & development of the Future P4 Joint Emergency Training Facility Site Plan. She was awarded the Faculty Excellence in Research/Creative Endeavor Award of 2020 at Angelo State University. Furthermore, because of her commitment to excellence in effective teaching, she became an ASCE ExCEED (Excellence in Civil Engineering Education) teaching fellow. In her free time, she enjoys Boulder’s awe-inspiring hikes, gardening and oil painting.