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Maryam Moridnejad

Maryam Moridjehad

Academic Staff Member
(Civil Engineering)

Contact info

834 8800 ext 3889


Maryam is an Academic Staff Member at Wintec and has been teaching on the Bachelor of Engineering Technology and NZ Diploma in Engineering programmes since 2015.

In 2015, Maryam completed her PhD at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland. Prior to her PhD, Maryam was working in an engineering consultancy in Iran for 3 years. Maryam graduated from Isfahan University of Technology in Iran in 2004 with a Bachelor of Water Engineering. She completed her master's degree with first class honours in Water Engineering at the University of Tehran in 2007.



  • PhD
  • M.Eng
  • B.Eng

Areas of expertise

  • Hydrology 
  • Hydrogeology
  • Water resources management
  • Urban water management
  • Water engineering

Areas of teaching

  • Fluid Mechanics/Hydraulics
  • Water and Waste Treatment/Management
  • Water and Waste Systems
  • Urban Drainage Systems
  • Engineering Development Project
  • Engineering Fundamentals

Industry experience, affiliations, and achievements

  • 2013- Faculty of engineering doctoral tuition fees bursary.
  • 2012- 2015- Smart Aquifer Characterization (SAC) scholar, GNS Science.
  • 2011- 2013- Hawke’s Bay regional council research funding.
  • 2007- First class honours, Master of water engineering, University of Tehran, Iran.

Research activity

Maryam’s main research interests are in the areas of groundwater/surface water interaction and water resources management. 
In her PhD thesis, she investigated the applicability of fibre optic distributed temperature sensing (FODTS) technique to characterize groundwater/surface water interaction in a range of rivers and streams in a variety of typical New Zealand hydrogeological settings. Maryam’s PhD was funded by GNS Science as part of SMART Aquifer Characterisation (SAC) research programme.

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