2020  Ambassador Award, American Geophysical Union (AGU)

2020  Fellow, American Geophysical Union (AGU)

2020  Fellow, Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI), American Society of  Civil Engineers (ASCE)

2020  Best Research in Health and Clinical Science Award, 25th Razi Research Festival on Medical Sciences 

For Danaei et al. (2019) “Iran in Transition”, The Lancet, Vol. 393(10184), 1984-2005, doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)33197-0]

2019  Hydrologic Sciences Early Career Award, American Geophysical Union (AGU)

For "fundamental contributions to integrating game theory and decision analysis methods into conventional water resources systems models"

2019  Henry Hart Rice Fellowship, Yale University

2017  Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

For “groundbreaking research in developing methods for the allocation of scarce water resources merging conflict-resolution and game-theoretic concepts for application to complex water resources systems”, and “outstanding leadership in the application of systems analysis to environmental, water and energy resource problems”

2017  Future Leaders Program Delegate, 14th Annual Meeting of the Science and Technology in Society Forum (STS Forum), STS Forum and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Nominated by the New York Academy of Sciences

2016  Best Associate Editor, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

2016  Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Young Scientists, European Geosciences Union (EGU)

For “fundamental contributions to integrating game-theory and decision-analysis into water management models”, 4 selections at the international level in all fields of geosciences.

2016  President's List Honourees, Imperial College London

2015  Hai-Tian (Sea-Sky) Scholar, Dalian University of Technology (DUT)

2015  Marie Skłodowska Curie International Career Grant

Swedish Research Council and Marie Sklodowska Actions (within EU's 7th Framework) Programme

2013  Productive Faculty, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida

2013  Innovative Early-Career Engineering Faculty, Fifth Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium, US National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

2013  Best Policy-Oriented Paper Award, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

For Madani K., Lund J. R. (2012), “California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conflict: from Cooperation to Chicken”, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 138 (2): 90-99, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000164]

2012  New Face of Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

For “work and personal achievements representing the bold and humanitarian future of civil engineering”

2012  Alex Alexander Fellowship, University of Central Florida

2012  Samuel von Pufendorf Institute Visiting Research Fellowship, The Pufendorf Institute for Advances Studies, Lund University

2012  Advisor of the Year, Knights of the RoundTable (KoRT), Registered Student Organization (RSO) Awards, University of Central Florida

2011  Internationalization Award, International Services Center, University of Central Florida 

2011  DISCCRS (Dissertation Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research) Scholar (NSF/NASA-Sponsored Program)

2005  Lundabygdens Sparbanks Scholarship 

2005  Lund University Scholarship, Lund University

2005  Sigfrid och Walborg Nordkvist Scholarship, Lund Institute of Technology (LTH), Lund University

2005  Landshövdling Per Westlings Minnesfond Scholarship, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University

2003  Excellent Paper and Oral Presentation Award, 10th Iranian Students Conference on Civil Engineering.

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