Adib Amini

Program Director


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Adib Amini, Ph.D., PE, ENV SP, BCEE serves as Program Director in the College of Engineering’s Office of Interdisciplinary Professional Programs, with a focus on Water, Wastewater, Stormwater, and Sustainability. Dr. Amini guides the development of the program, including course development strategies, structuring course content, serving as an instructor, and bringing in experts in the field to serve as instructors for the variety of courses offered.

Dr. Amini earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from James Madison University, a Master’s and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from University of South Florida, and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from University of South Florida.

As an engineering consultant, Dr. Amini helps cities and industries with their Drinking Water, Wastewater, Stormwater, and Sustainability needs, serving as an engineering manager and trusted advisor. He has expertise in drinking water and wastewater treatment, sustainability, resilient design, technology innovation, life cycle environmental impact assessment, and renewable energy. He has worked on a variety of water/wastewater projects from the facility planning phase through design and construction. He has worked with both municipal and industrial clients, providing high quality, tailored solutions to meet their needs.

Dr. Amini’s work has included the design of novel technologies, including on-site energy systems at facilities. He spearheaded the designs for the first wastewater treatment facilities in Iowa that are 100% powered by on-site renewable energy systems. Dr. Amini also has performed award-winning research in technology innovation and sustainability.

A provisional patent holder, Dr. Amini invented a novel system for ventilation of rated spaces, such as wastewater headworks buildings. Dr. Amini has spoken widely at conferences on topics related to water/wastewater treatment, PFAS, on-site energy systems, and resilient infrastructure.

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