Dr Ali Shokri

Lecturer in Civil Engineering

Qualifications: PhD, MEng, BEng

Research Interests

My research mostly focuses on hydrodynamics in porous mediums and developing integrated surface/subsurface flow codes and numerical models. More specifically, I am interested in shallow groundwater systems, hillslope hydrology, land surface recharge estimation, distributed hydrological models, and impacts of land-use change on groundwater systems.

Also, I am interested in understanding how water and soil in saturated and unsaturated zones behave to a drainage system. I am the developer of DrainFlow software, a fully-distributed-coupled surface/subsurface flow model, specifically designed for studying the impact of drains and submerged tunnels in saturated and unsaturated zones.

At the moment, I am working on an adapted form of Saint-Venant equations for groundwater flow. The goal is to escape using any Darcy-based equations and develop a general water flow equation. The outcome of the research will result in a unification of surface water and groundwater equations.

Teaching Commitments


Engineering; Fluid Mechanics

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

Recent Publications

  • Esmaeil Nia, S., & Shokri, A. (2019). Development of an Agent-Based Model for Monitoring Rainfall Between two Telecommunication Antennae. In NZ Hydrological Society Annual Conference. Rotorua, New Zealand.

  • Shokri, A. (2019). An improvement in a rainfall-runoff equation. In NZ Hydrological Society Annual Conference. Rotorua, New Zealand: NZ Hydrological Society.

  • Sarwar, M. W., & Shokri, A. (2019). Estimation of ET through signal processing of daily fluctuations in streamflow. In NZ Hydrological Society Annual Conference. Rotorua, New Zealand.

  • 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.

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Contact Details

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