Assistant professor in the Environmental Engineering Program at the Zewail City University of Science and Technology
Dr. Yehya Imam is an assistant professor in the Environmental Engineering Program at the Zewail City University of Science and Technology. Prior to joining Zewail City, Dr. Imam worked as a lecturer at the Department of Irrigation and Hydraulics, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University. Dr. Imam earned his PhD in environmental fluid mechanics from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Afterwards, Dr. Imam worked as an environmental scientist at Ecofish Research Ltd, Canada, where he was awarded an industrial research and development fellowship from the Canadian National Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Through this fellowship, Dr. Imam developed a numerical model to predict changes in stream water temperature and impacts on aquatic life of proposed run-of-river hydroelectric projects. For current research in Egypt, Dr. Imam supervises MSc and PhD students working on various water-related topics including optimal selection of small hydropower projects, transient analysis for water distribution networks, simulating hydraulic jumps downstream of hydraulic structures, and hydrodynamic modeling of lakes. Dr. Imam serves as a member in the Water and Irrigation Research Committee, the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt.