Dr. Milad Aminzadeh

I received my BSc and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Shahrood University of Technology and Sharif University of Technology and received my PhD degree in Environmental Systems Science from ETH Zurich in 2016, followed by a postdoctoral research there. I worked at Isfahan University of Technology as Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering from November 2017 to January 2022. I joined Institute of Geo-Hydroinformatics at Hamburg University of Technology in February 2022.

I am interested in developing laboratory and field scale experiments to address land-atmosphere mass and energy exchanges. My research is particularly focused on physically-based modeling of hydrological processes, drought and heatwave events, energy partitioning over drying terrestrial surfaces, evaporation suppression from water bodies, and evaporative water losses from streams and rivers. 


Dr. Milad Aminzadeh
Hamburg University of Technology
Institute of Geo-Hydroinformatics B-9
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3
Building E, Room 0.092
21073 Hamburg, Germany
Email: milad.aminzadeh(at)tuhh(dot)de
Phone: +49 40 42878 2795
Website: www.tuhh.de/ghi


  • Vogelbacher, A., M. Aminzadeh, K. Madani, and N. Shokri (2024), An analytical framework to investigate groundwater‐atmosphere interactions influenced by soil properties, Water Resources Research, 60, e2023WR036643, https://doi.org/10.1029/2023WR036643
  • Aminzadeh, M., N. Friedrich, S. Narayanaswamy, K. Madani, and N. Shokri (2024), Evaporation loss from small agricultural reservoirs in a warming climate: An overlooked component of water accounting, Earth's Future, 12, e2023EF004050, https://doi.org/10.1029/2023EF004050
  • Aminzadeh, M., D. Or, B. Stevens, A. AghaKouchak, and N. Shokri (2023), Upper bounds of maximum land surface temperatures in a warming climate and limits to plant growth, Earth's Future, 11, e2023EF003755, https://doi.org/10.1029/2023EF003755
  • Jannesarahmadi, S., M. Aminzadeh, R. Raga, and N. Shokri (2023), Effects of microplastics on evaporation dynamics in porous media, Chemosphere, 311, 137023, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.137023
  • Khoshnazar, A., G. A. Corzo Perez, V. Diaz Mercado, M. Aminzadeh, and R. A. Cerón Pineda (2022), Wet-environment Evapotranspiration and Precipitation Standardized Index (WEPSI) for drought assessment and monitoring, Hydrology Research, nh2022062, https://doi.org/10.2166/nh.2022.062
  • Bakhtiar, M., M. Aminzadeh, M. Taheriyoun, D. Or, and E. Mashayekh (2022), Effects of floating covers used for evaporation suppression on reservoir physical, chemical and biological water quality parameters, Ecohydrology, e2470, https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.2470
  • Montazeri, A., A. Abedini, and M. Aminzadeh (2022), Numerical investigation of pollution transport around a single non-submerged spur dike, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 248, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconhyd.2022.104018
  • Poormand, M., M. Aminzadeh, and M. Eftekhar (2022), Production of evaporation suppression floating covers using ultra-lightweight alkali-activated slag concrete, Magazine of Concrete Research, https://doi.org/10.1680/jmacr.21.00104
  • Aminzadeh, M., M. L. Roderick, and D. Or (2021), Using the complementary relationship between actual and potential evaporation to diagnose the onset of heatwaves, Water Resources Research, 57, e2020WR029156, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020WR029156
  • Rezazadeh, A., P. Akbarzadeh, and M. Aminzadeh (2020), The effects of floating balls density on evaporation suppression of water reservoirs in the presence of surface flows, Journal of Hydrology, 591, 125323, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.125323
  • Yusefi, A., A. Farrokhian, and M. Aminzadeh (2020), Effects of shallow saline groundwater on evaporation, soil moisture and temperature distribution in the presence of straw mulch, Hydrology Research, 51(4), 720-734, https://doi.org/10.2166/nh.2020.010
  • Rezazadeh, A., P. Akbarzadeh, and M. Aminzadeh (2019), Modelling and experimental investigation of evaporation suppression using floating covers in the presence of surface flows, Amirkabir Journal of Mechanical Engineering, https://doi.org/10.22060/mej.2019.15515.6145
  • Lehmann, P., M. Aminzadeh, and D. Or (2019),  Evaporation suppression from water bodies using floating covers: laboratory studies of cover type, wind and radiation effects, Water Resources Research, 55(6), 4839-4853, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018WR024489
  • Aminzadeh, M., P. Lehmann, and D. Or (2018),  Evaporation suppression and energy balance of water reservoirs covered with self-assembling floating elements, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22, 4015-4032, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-4015-2018
  • Aminzadeh, M., D. Breitenstein, and D. Or (2017), Characteristics of turbulent air flow deduced from rapid surface thermal fluctuations – an infrared surface anemometer, Boundary Layer Meteorology, 165: 519, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10546-017-0279-5
  • Aminzadeh, M., and D. Or (2017), The complementary relationship between actual and potential evaporation for spatially heterogeneous surfaces, Water Resources Research, 53, https://doi.org/10.1002/2016WR019759
  • Aminzadeh, M., and D. Or (2017), Pore-scale study of thermal fields during evaporation from drying porous surfaces, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 104, 1189-1201, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.09.039
  • Aminzadeh, M., M. L. Roderick, and D. Or (2016), A generalized complementary relationship between actual and potential evaporation defined by a reference surface temperature, Water Resources Research, 52, https://doi.org/10.1002/2015WR017969 (Featured as a research spotlight in Earth & Space Science News: https://eos.org/research-spotlights/estimating-evaporation)
  • Aminzadeh, M., and D. Or (2014), Energy partitioning dynamics of drying terrestrial surfaces, Journal of Hydrology, 519, 1257–1270, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.08.037
  • Aminzadeh, M., and D. Or (2013), Temperature dynamics during nonisothermal evaporation from drying porous surfaces, Water Resources Research, 49, 7339–7349, https://doi.org/10.1002/2013WR014384
  • Aminzadeh, M., A. Maleki, B. Firoozabadi, and H. Afshin (2012), On the motion of Newtonian and non-Newtonian liquid drops, Scientia Iranica B, 19 (5), 1265–1278, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scient.2011.09.022