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Dr Seyed M. Kazem Sadr

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Telephone: 01392 724075

Extension: (Streatham) 4075

Seyed M Kazem Sadr graduated (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) from Azad University, Iran in water sciences engineering. He obtained PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Surrey (2011-2014). During his PhD he worked on the appraisal of membrane technologies for wastewater treatment and water reuse. The main aim of his research was to investigate the application of new methods to systematically evaluate the membrane assisted processes and technologies in water reuse. During his PhD research, he developed a few multi-criteria based approaches to assess the applicability of membrane processes in water reuse scenarios e.g. fuzzy logic based multi criteria multi expert decision making tool, integrated analytic hierarchy process - preference ranking organization for enrichment evaluation approach.

Previous Teaching

During his PhD study, he worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; He helped in the following modules:

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Hydraulics
  • Surveying
  • Sewerage, Wastewater Treatment, and Waste Management
  • Wastewater Treatment and Sewerage (MSc)
  • Pollution Control and Waste Management (MSc)
  • European Study Tour (MSc)

He joined the Centre for Water Systems (CWS) at the University of Exeter in July 2014. Seyed is mainly working on two EU supported projects WATER4INDIA and SARASWATI, both projects aimed at providing decision support and technologies for the treatment of potable water and wastewater, respectively.

Research Interests

  • Water purification systems
  • Membrane technologies for water reuse
  • Decision making methods and technology selection
  • Modelling and process optimization in water/wastewater engineering
  • Water supply, sanitation, and environmental issues in developing countries
  • Urban water concepts and Future City
  • Hybrid (waste)water treatment systems