Dr Ali Shokri

Lecturer in Civil Engineering

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 a tunnel.

Teaching Commitments


Engineering; Fluid Mechanics

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

Recent Publications

  • Shokri, A., Pittari, A., & Bardsley, W. E. B. (2017). Perched and leaky layers in complex surface-subsurface flow environments: the Kawerau shallow groundwater aquifer (New Zealand). Journal of Hydrology (NZ), 56(1), 47-58.

  • Shokri, A. (2017). A comparison between the DrainFlow and SCS-CN methods in rainfall-runoff modelling. In Water New Zealand Conference & Expo 2017.

  • Shokri, A. (2017). Evaluation of SCS-CN method using a fully distributed physically based coupled surface-subsurface flow model. In Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 19. Conference held Vienna, Austria: European Geosciences Union.

  • 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:

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Contact Details

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