Seyedabdolhossein (Abdi) Mehvar was born in Tehran, Iran in 1983. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering in 2007 in Iran and then he worked as a supervisor engineer for a consultancy company in Tehran. Later he joined to the double degree program of ''Saxion University of Applied Sciences'' in Enschede, the Netherlands and received a second bachelor degree in Civil Engineering in 2011.
Following his professional interest, Abdi moved to Delft in 2012 and worked at the ''Coastal Engineering'' Group of UNESCO-IHE for a research program on developing a model using D-Flow FM software for ''CASCaDE'' research project funded by USGS.
Abdi graduated with a MSc. in ''Coastal Engineering and Port Development'' from UNESCO-IHE in 2014 and then, he continued working with EU ''RiscKit'' project team and further developed his research on the validation of XBeach model for wave overtopping discharge and run-up level, with collaboration of Deltares in Delft.
He currently works as a PhD researcher in the ''Coastal Engineering'' Group of UNESCO-IHE.
His current research interests include coastal zone management, climate change impacts on coasts, economic valuation of coastal ecosystems, coastal hazard and its environmental risk assessment.
TopicQuantifying climate change driven environmental losses on coasts.
S Mehvar, A Dastgheib, JA Roelvink ''Validation of XBeach model for wave run-up'', E-proceedings of the 36th IAHR World Congress 28 June – 3 July, 2015, The Hague, the Netherlands.
Roelvink, J. A.; McCall, R. T.; Mehvar, S.; Dastgheib, A. ''Wave-Group Resolving vs Wave-Resolving Modeling of Surf and Swash Processes'', American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2014, abstract #OS14A-04.
Mehvar S., ''Validation of Xbeach model for wave overtopping discharge'', MSc Thesis WSE-HECEPD, UNESCO-IHE 2014.