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Dr Mehdi Khiadani

Associate Dean

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5825, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO23.203
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5825
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5811
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO23.203  


Mehdi is the Associate Dean (Research) within the School of Engineering.


Dr Mehdi Khiadani has several years of experience in the academic and consulting professions both in Australia and overseas. Mehdi's industry and research contributions include water resources, hydraulics, water quality and pollution transport.

Dr Khiadani has held positions with other universities and leading consultants as follows:

  • 2017-recent: Edith Cowan University, Associate Professor
  • 2011-2016: Edith Cowan University, Senior Lecturer
  • 2004-2010: Isfahan University, Iran, Assistant Professor
  • 2002-2004: University of Technology, Sydney, Post-doctoral Researcher
  • 2003-2004: Aecom (Maunsell Australia), Senior Engineer
  • 2001-2003: Connell Wagner Pty Ltd, Senior Engineer
  • 1998-2000: Parsons Brinckerhoff (PPK Environment & Infrastructure Pty Ltd)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Environmental Hydraulics
  • Water Quality and Pollution Transport
  • Urban Water System


  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), University of Technology, Sydney, 2000.
  • M (Master Degree), The University of New South Wales, 1994.
  • B (Bachelor Degree), Iran, 1989.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Chipongo, K., Khiadani, M., (2016), Oxygen transfer by multiple vertical plunging jets in tandem. Journal of Environmental Engineering, Article in press(Article in press), 9p, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001145.
  • Hosseini Araghi, A., Khiadani, M., Hooman, K., Lucas, G., (2016), Efficiency of a combined desalination and power system utilising a two-phase flow multi-stream heat exchanger. Heat Transfer Engineering, Article in press(Article in press), 10p., New York, USA, DOI: 10.1080/01457632.2016.1216939.
  • Ahooghalandari, M., Khiadani, M., Esmi Jahromi, M., (2016), Developing equations for estimating reference evapotranspiration in Australia. Water Resources Management, 30(11), 3815?3828, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-016-1386-7.
  • Hosseini Araghi, A., Khiadani, M., Hooman, K., (2016), A novel vacuum discharge thermal energy combined desalination and power generation system utilizing R290/R600a. Energy, 98(2016), 215?224, DOI: 10.1016/
  • Ahooghalandari, M., Khiadani, M., Kothapalli, G., (2016), Assessment of Artificial Neural Networks and IHACRES models for simulating streamflow in Marillana catchment in the Pilbara, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Water Resources, 19(2), 116-126, Melbourne, VIC, DOI: 10.1080/13241583.2015.1116183.
  • Ahooghalandari, M., Khiadani, M., Esmi Jahromi, M., (2016), Calibration of Valiantzas? reference evapotranspiration equations for the Pilbara region, Western Australia. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Article in press(Article in press), 12p, DOI: 10.1007/s00704-016-1744-7.
  • Alai Bakhsh, M., Emelyanova, I., Barron, O., Mohyeddin Kermani, A., Khiadani, M., (2015), Multivariate detection and attribution of land-cover changes in the Central Pilbara, Western Australia. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36(10), 2599-2621, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2015.1042595.
  • Chipongo, K., Khiadani, M., (2015), Comparison of Simulation Methods for Recharge Mounds Under Rectangular Basins. Water Resources Management, 29(8), 2855-2874, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-015-0974-2.
  • Samarghandi, MR., Khiadani, M., Foroughi, M., Zolghadr Nasab, H., (2015), Defluoridation of water using activated alumina in presence of natural organic matter via response surface methodology. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23(1), 887-897, Heidelberg, Germany, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-015-5293-x.
  • Hosseini Araghi, A., Khiadani, M., Lucas, G., Hooman, K., (2015), Performance analysis of a low pressure discharge thermal energy combined desalination unit. Applied Thermal Engineering, 76(February), 116-122, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2014.10.092.
  • Miao, J., Lu, HB., Habibi, D., Khiadani, M., Zhang, L., (2015), Photocatalytic Degradation of the Azo Dye Acid Red 14 in Nanosized TiO2 Suspension under Simulated Solar Light. CLEAN: Soil, Air, Water, 43(7), 1037-1043, DOI: 10.1002/clen.201400383.
  • Hosseini Araghi, A., Khiadani, M., Hooman, K., Lucas, G., (2015), Optimised exergy efficiency of a combined flash spray desalinator recovering discharge thermal energy. Desalination and Water Treatment, 57(40), 18588-18596, DOI: 10.1080/19443994.2015.1095684.
  • Shahryari, A., Nikaeen, M., Khiadani, M., Nabavi, F., Hatamzadeh, M., Hassanzadeh, A., (2014), Applicability of universal Bacteroidales genetic marker for microbial monitoring of drinking water sources in comparison to conventional indicators. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 186(11), 7055-7062, DOI: 10.1007/s10661-014-3910-7.
  • Amin, MM., Khiadani, M., Fatehizadeh, A., Taheri, E., (2014), Validation of linear and non-linear kinetic modeling of saline waste water treatment by sequencing batch reactor with adapted and non-adapted consortiums. Desalination, 344(2014), 228-235, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2014.03.032.
  • Khiadani, M., Zarrabi, M., Foroughi, M., (2013), Urban runoff treatment using nano-sized iron oxide coated sand with and without magnetic field applying. Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering , 11(1), Article 43, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1186/2052-336X-11-43.
  • Ziajahromi, S., Khanizadeh, M., Khiadani, M., Daryabeigi Zand, A., Mehrdad, M., (2013), Experimental evaluation of nitrate reduction from water using synthesis nanoscale zero-valent iron (NZVI) under aerobic conditions. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, 16(2), 205-209, DOI: 10.5829/idosi.mejsr.2013.16.02.11661.
  • Foroughi, M., Khiadani, M., Amin, MM., Pourzamani, HR., Vahid Dastjerdi, M., (2013), Treatment of synthetic urban runoff using manganese oxide-coated sand in the presence of magnetic field. International Journal of Environmental Health Engineering, 2(1), 5 p., Mumbai, India, DOI: 10.4103/2277-9183.115794.
  • Mohammadi-Moghadam, F., Amin, , MM., Khiadani, M., Momenbeik, F., Nourmoradi , H., Hatamipour, MS., (2013), Application of Glycyrrhiza glabra Root as a Novel Adsorbent in the Removal of Toluene Vapors: Equilibrium, Kinetic, and Thermodynamic Study. Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2013(986083), 7 p., New York, United States, DOI: 10.1155/2013/986083.
  • Khiadani, M., Foroughi, MM., Amin, MM., (2013), Improving urban run-off quality using iron oxide nanoparticles with magnetic field. Desalination and Water Treatment, 52(4-6), 678-682, DOI: 10.1080/19443994.2013.826382.
  • Khiadani, M., Kolivand, R., Ahooghalandari, M., Mohajer, M., (2013), Removal of turbidity from water by dissolved air flotation and conventional sedimentation systems using poly aluminum chloride as coagulant. Desalination and Water Treatment, 52(4-6), 985-989, DOI: 10.1080/19443994.2013.826339.
  • Nourmoradi, H., Khiadani, M., Nikaeen, M., (2013), Multi-Component Adsorption of Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylene from Aqueous Solutions by Montmorillonite Modified with Tetradecyl Trimethyl Ammonium Bromide. Journal of Chemistry, 2013, , Article 589354, United States, DOI: 10.1155/2013/589354.
  • Taheri, E., Khiadani, M., Amin, MM., Nikaeen, M., Hassanzadeh, A., (2012), Treatment of saline wastewater by a sequencing batch reactor with emphasis on aerobic granule formation. Bioresource Technology, 111(May 2012), 21-26, Netherlands.
  • Khiadani, M., Beecham, S., Kandasamy, J., (2012), Turbulence measurements in spatially-varied flow with increasing discharge. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 50(4), 418-426, UK, DOI: 10.1080/00221686.2012.696883.
  • Rahsepar, AR., Khiadani, M., Amin, MM., (2012), Measurement and simulation of dissolved oxygen in Zayandehrood river. International Journal of Environmental Health Engineering, 1(5), 1-5, India, DOI: 10.4103/2277-9183.102376.
  • Nourmoradia, H., Nikaeena, M., Khiadani, M., (2012), Removal of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene (BTEX) from aqueous solutions by montmorillonite modified with nonionic surfactant: Equilibrium, kinetic and thermodynamic study. Chemical Engineering Journal, 191(2012), 341-348, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2012.03.029.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A Novel Discharge Thermal Energy Combined Desalination And Power Cycle Utilising A Vacuum Spray Flash Evaporator
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Digital Change Detection And Separation Of Anthropogenic And Natural Impacts On Ecohydrological Conditions In The Pilbara Region, Wa
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Flow Characteristics Of A Transverse Water Jet Into An Unconfined Water Channel
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Water Resource Options For Sustainable Development In The Pilbara Region Of Western Australia

Co-principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Simulated Solar Light Assisted Photocatalytic Degradation Of Organic Matters
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Engineering Characteristics Of Compacted Sand-bentonite Mixtures
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