Ali Mahdi

Environmental Engineer


Research Interest

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs)
  • Electrochemical process for water and wastewater treatment
  • Bio electrochemical Technologies
  • UV-based AOPs
  • Biogas Recovery
  • Treatment of emerging contaminants
  • Ion Exchange
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Biological treatment
  • Innovative technologies for remote communities


  • M.Sc. in Environmental engineering – Water and Wastewater

University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, (GPA: 16.76 / 20)               2013-2016

Thesis: The Treatment of High-Strength Alcohol Distillery Wastewater Using Electro-Fenton Oxidation: Optimization by Response Surface Methodology. Read more…

Keywords of Thesis: Electro-Fenton; Alcohol Distillery Wastewater; COD; kWh per kg COD removal; RSM

Supervisor 1: Dr. Gholamreza Nabi Bidhendi (

Supervisor 2: Dr. Majid Baghdadi (

Focused Courses

Industrial Wastewater Treatment(18/20)

Wastewatre collection and surface water control (18/20)

Design of water and wastewater treatment plant (18/20)

Industrial Water Treatment (17.5/20)

Chemistry and Microbiology of Water and Wastewater(17/20)

Physical, Chemical and Biological Processes in Water and Wastewater Treatment (17/20)

  • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University,Tehran, Iran     2008-2013

B.Sc. project: Investigation of Flexibility of Reinforced Concrete Frames in Buildings

Supervisor: Dr. Mohammad Hossein Kharrazifard

  • High School Diploma in mathematics (GPA: 19.12 / 20), Tehran, IRAN    2008

Honors and Awards

  • ranked within the top 1% among more than 740,000 participants in the national Iranian university entrance exam for master’s program, Iran,2013
  • ranked within the  top 1% among approximately 1,500,000 participants in the national Iranian university entrance exam for bachelor’s program, Iran, 2008

Language Skill

  • Academic IELTS Score: 7 (November, 2019)