Habibollah Fakhraei | Civil and Environmental Engineering | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics

Habibollah Fakhraei

Assistant Professor, Ph.D.

Habibollah Fakhraei
Office Phone: 618-453-7819
Email: h.fakhraei@siu.edu
Building: Engineering B, Room 38


Environmental engineering, environmental modeling, biogeochemistry, aquatic chemistry, water quality modeling, air pollution effects, GIS, geostatistical analysis, hydrology, numerical optimization.


  • CE 251 Probability and Statistics
  • CE 301 Environmental Engineering
  • CE 412 Contaminant Flow, Transport and Remediation in Groundwater
  • CE 418 - Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • CE 514 Environmental Engineering Chemistry
  • CE 516 Water Quality Modeling


  • Ph.D.   Civil Engineering, Syracuse University, 2016
  • M.Sc.   Civil Engineering, Shiraz University, 2009
  • B.Sc.   Civil Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, 2003


  • Fakhraei, H., Fahey, T., Driscoll, C.T. (2019) “The Biogeochemical Response of Nitrate and Potassium to Landscape Disturbance in Watersheds of the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire, USA”. In: Levia, D.F., Carlyle-Moses, D.E., Iida, S., Michalzik, B., Nanko, K. and Tischer, A. (Eds.), Forest-Water Interactions. Ecological Studies Series, No. 240, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany: In press.

  • Fakhraei, H., Driscoll, C.T., Kulp, M.A., Renfro, J.R., Blett, T.F., Brewer, P.F., Schwartz, J.S. (2017) “Sensitivity and uncertainty analysis of PnET-BGC to inform the development of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) of acidity in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park”, Environmental Modeling & Software, 95, 156-167.

  • Caputo J., Beier C. M., Fakhraei, H., Driscoll, C.T. (2017) “Impacts of acidification and potential recovery on the expected value of recreational fisheries in Adirondack lakes (USA)”, Environmental Science & Technology, 51(1): 742-750.

  • Fakhraei, H., Driscoll, C.T., Renfro, J.R., Kulp, M.A., Blett, T.F., Brewer, P.F., Schwartz, J.S. (2016) “Critical Loads and exceedances for nitrogen and sulfur atmospheric deposition in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States”, Ecosphere, 7(10).

  • Capps, S.L., Driscoll, C.T, Fakhraei, H., Templer, P.H., Craig, K.J., Milford, J.B., Lambert, K.F. (2016) “Estimating potential productivity co-benefits for crops and trees from reduced ozone with U.S. coal power plant carbon standards”, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121, 14679–14690.

  • Driscoll, C.T., Driscoll K.M., Fakhraei, H., Civerolo, C. (2016) “Long-term temporal trends and spatial patterns in the acid-base chemistry of lakes in the Adirondack region of New York in response to decreases in acidic deposition”, Atmospheric Environment, 146, 5-14.

  • Driscoll, C.T, Buonocore, J., Levy, J.I., Lambert, K.F., Burtraw, D., Reid, S.B., Fakhraei, H., Schwartz, J. (2015) “U.S. power plant carbon standards and clean air and health co-benefits”, Nature Climate Change, 5, 535–540.

  • Fakhraei, H., Driscoll, C.T. (2015) “Proton and aluminum binding properties of organic acids in surface waters of the Northeastern, USA.” Environmental Science &Technology, 49(5): 2939-2947.

  • Fakhraei, H., Driscoll, C.T., Selvendiran P., DePinto J.V., Bloomfield J., Quinn S., Rowell C. (2014) “Development of a total maximum daily load (TMDL) for acid-impaired lakes in the Adirondack region of New York” Atmospheric Environment, 95, 277-287.


  • Doctoral Prize for Excellence in Scholarship and Research at the Graduate Level, Syracuse University, College of Engineering and Computer Science (2016)
  • All University Doctoral Prize, Syracuse University, Graduate School (2016)