Research interests and affiliations
Exploring the evolution of water treatment challenges brought about by climate change, with specific experience in how climate change affects Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and reuse opportunities in the context of: • Water – Food – Energy Nexus • Teaching Learning & Youth Empowerment
- International Water Association (IWA), Fellow
- School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Water Research Centre (WRC), University of New South Wales (UNSW), Visiting Academic Fellow
- NSERC Industrial Chair on Drinking Water, Associate member
- Research, development and validation center for water treatment technologies and processes (CREDEAU), Associate member
- Water Quality Research Journal, Editor
- Nuisance and Harmful Algae Science-Practice Partnership, University of New South Wales (UNSW), International Partner
- 1501 Water quality, pollution
- 1007 Water resources and supply
- 1502 Waste water treatment
- 3107 Plasma physics
Dr Arash Zamyadi is an Assistant Professor at École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada. He is founder and leader of “Blue Green Innovation Hub (www.arashzamyadi.com)”. He conducted his NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship project at University of Toronto (2012 to 2014). Prior moving to Montreal, he was a Senior Research Associate at University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. He has international experience working with academics, government agencies, water utilities and industry partners on projects funded by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT), The Water Research Foundation (WRF), and Australian Research Council (ARC). His research and teaching expertise include water resources management, conventional and advanced water treatment techniques, water reuse, Water – Food – Energy Nexus, blended learning and youth empowerment. He has published 2 book chapters, 30 refereed articles in top-tier research journals (Scopus h-index: 12) and presented at 72 conferences worldwide. Part of his research activities are currently focused on “Treatment aspect” of the “Algal blooms, treatment, risk assessment, prediction and prevention through genomics (ATRAPP)” project (as Scientific Director) in collaboration with researchers in Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, France, and Brazil. In 2017 he was invited by Melbourne Water and UNSW Global Water Institute to join The Nuisance and Harmful Algae Science-Practice Partnership which is a multi-party initiative which seeks to better manage algal blooms in water supply systems. He is an active member of International Water Association (IWA), Canadian Association on Water Quality (CAWQ), American Water Works Association (AWWA), and Australian Water Association (AWA). He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Water Quality Research Journal published by IWA. Dr Zamyadi is the Vice Chair Communication of the IWA Tastes, Odours, and Algal Toxins in Drinking Water Resources and Aquaculture Specialist Group. In 2016 he was awarded an IWA Fellow position for sustained outstanding contribution as an engineer, educator, researcher and scientist to the water profession by the largest international network of water professionals.
Supervision at Polytechnique
Post-doctoral fellowship (1)
Glover, Caitlin Meara. Emerging chemical and microbial contaminates in water: Advanced detection and removal techniques and potential benefits.
Moradinejad, Saber. Advanced oxidation of potentially toxic cyanobacteria in water.
Professionnal master (1)
Zadfathollah Seighalani, Tahere. Oxidation of potentially toxic cyanobacterial cell: Removal of undesirable oxidant demand and understating fate of cell using visualisation technique.