Sajjad Ahmad

Sajjad Ahmad

Place of Birth : Pakistan
Born : 1967
Position : Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Field of study : Hydrodynamic modeling, Integrated water resources management, Climate change impacts, Water resources systems, Water-energy nexus, Urban water management, Water policy


Sajjad Ahmad is a professor of water resources and a senior water management expert with a broad background. He has over 20 years of experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, integrated water resources management, climate change impacts, water-energy nexus, urban water management, water policy, teaching, and training. Dr. Ahmad is a Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas since 2017. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has published 118 papers in peer-reviewed journals and more than 100 book chapters or papers in conference proceedings on a variety of research topics related to hydrology and water resources planning and management. His publications have been cited more than 9300 times (h-index 58; i-10 index 127. Source Google Scholar). Dr. Ahmad has mentored 31 graduate students to complete their degrees successfully. He is currently supervising 5 Ph.D. and 3 MS students. Dr. Ahmad is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award. He serves on the Editorial Board of eight international Journals, including ASCE Water Resources Planning and Management. He has served as Chair of EWRI Committees for Visiting International Fellows, and Emerging and Innovative technologies. Dr. Ahmad holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Water Resources) from the Western University, Canada, and M.Sc. in Water Resources from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He received his BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore Pakistan.

  • Department Chair 2017-present. University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV)

  • Professor, 2016-present. UNLV

  • Associate Professor, 2011-2016, UNLV

  • Assistant Professor 2006-2011. UNLV

  • Assistant Research Professor 2004-2006, University of Miami

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow 2002-2004, University of California, Irvine

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