Yehya E. Imam, Ph.D


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Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering



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Education:  Doctor of Philosophy degree in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Canada in 2012

Research Areas: Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic Engineering, Physical Limnology

Research Interests: Circulation in lakes, Assessment of run-of-river hydropower potential, Open channel hydraulics, Municipal hydraulics

Keywords: hydrodynamic modeling, hydrologic modeling, water quality modeling, computational fluid dynamics, optimization

1) Imam YE*, Laval B, Pieters R, and Lawrence G. The baroclinic response to wind in a multiarm multibasin reservoir. Limnology and Oceanography, 2020, 65(3):582-600.
2) Ibrahim M, Imam Y*, and Ghanem A. Optimal planning and design of run-of-river hydroelectric power projects. Renewable energy, 2019, 141:858-73.
3) Zaki K, Imam Y*, and El-Ansary A. Optimizing the dynamic response of pressure reducing valves to transients in water networks. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology—AQUA, 2019, 68(5):303-12.
4) Imam YE*, Laval B, Pieters R, and Lawrence G. The strongly damped baroclinic response to wind in a multibasin reservoir. Limnology and oceanography, 2013, 58(4):1243-58.
5) Imam YE*, Laval BE, Lawrence GA. The baroclinic response to wind in a small two-basin lake. Aquatic sciences, 2013, 75(2):213-33.


1) Industrial R&D Fellowship awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (Sep 2012 – Sep 2013).

1) Member of the Water and Irrigation Research Council, the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt (2018 – present).

2) Member of the National Scientific Committee for the annual Cairo Water Week organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (2019 – present).