Dr Ali Shokri


Qualifications: PhD, MEng, BEng

Research Interests

My research focuses on hydrodynamics in porous media and developing integrated surface/subsurface flow codes and numerical models. More specifically, I am interested in understanding how water and soil in saturated and unsaturated zones behave to a drainage system or tunnel.

Teaching Commitments


Hydrology, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Engineering, Groundwater-surface water interaction

Recent Publications

  • Shokri, A., & Bardsley, W. E. (2016). Development, testing and application of DrainFlow: A fully distributed integrated surface-subsurface flow model for drainage study. Advances in Water Resources, 92, 299-315. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2016.04.013 Open Access version:

  • Shokri, A., & Bardsley, W. (2014). Enhancement of the Hooghoudt Drain-Spacing Equation. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering - ASCE, 140(10), 04014070-1-04014070-10. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000835

  • Bardsley, E., & Shokri, A. (2013). Numerical and analytical groundwater models as validators for an agent-based empirical subsurface flow modelling scheme. In J. Piantadosi, R. S. Anderssen, & J. Boland (Eds.), MODSIM 2013 20th International congress on Modelling and Simulation (pp. 554). Australia: Modelling & Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc.

  • Shokri, A. (2011). A numerical methodology for designing drainage systems. In 50th Jubilee New Zealand Hydrological Society Conference. Conference held at Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Contact Details

Room: EF.2.02
Phone: +64 7 838 4389