Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
Predictive environmental understanding
Naila Mahdi
Hydrologic and Water Quality Modeler
Hydrology, Remediation, and Risk-based Restoration Department
  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology.
  • M.E., Hydraulic Engineering, IHE Delft.
Current Role
Hydrologic and water quality data analytics and modeling.
Watershed, hydraulic and hydrologic modeling; water quality monitoring and modeling; watershed management; sustainability and climate change.
Career Highlights
  • Modeler: Surface water quantity and quality modeling of the Chicago waterways; Watershed scale modeling of highly urbanized land use.
  • Assistant director: A multidisciplinary research center that represents different engineering programs and provides research, educational, and outreach services.
  • Assistant research scientist: Contributed to ongoing research and supervised graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Teacher: Graduate level course on modeling environmental systems/stormwater modeling; undergraduate level course on hydrology.