Ehsan Najafi, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Vörösmarty Lab, Environmental Sciences Initiative

Ehsan Najafi, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Environmental Sciences Initiative. Ehsan, along with a consortium of academic partners, analyzes the contemporary and future climate-induced extremes on food-energy-water systems (C-FEWS) of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States.  Dr. Najafi performs large-scale food-water-energy nexus modeling studies, in addition to analyzing the role of traditional engineering assets and ecosystem services in regional food-energy-water systems. In coordination with Professor Charles Vörösmarty, Dr. Najafi overseas project management across various aspects of C-FEWS project. Ehsan completed his PhD in Civil Engineering, with a focus on assessing the impacts of climate and climate change on global food-water-energy nexus at the NOAA CREST Center of City University of New York (City College).


E. Najafi, I. Pal, and R. Khanbilvardi. Larger-Scale Ocean-Atmospheric Patterns Drive Synergistic Variability and World-Wide Volatility of Wheat Yields. Scientific Reports, 2020. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-60848-z.

E. Najafi, I. Pal, and R. Khanbilvardi. Climate Drives Variability and Joint Variability Of Global Crop Yields. Science of the Total Environment, 2019, 662, 361-372. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.172.

E. Najafi, I. Pal, and R. Khanbilvardi. Data of Variability and Joint Variability of Global Crop Yields and their Association with Climate. Data in Brief, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2019.103745.

E. Najafi, I. Pal, and R. Khanbilvardi. Clustering and Trend Analysis of Global Extreme Droughts from 1900 to 2014. Science and Technology Infusion Climate Bulletin NOAA’s National Weather Service, 2018. DOI: 10.7289/V5/CDPW-NWS-42nd-2018.

E. Najafi, N. Devineni, R. Khanbilvardi, and F. Kogan. Understanding the Changes in Global Crop Yields through Changes in Climate and Technology. Earth’s Future, 2018, 6, 3, 410-427. DOI: 10.1002/2017EF000690.

A. Afshar and E. Najafi. Consequence Management of Chemical Intrusion in Water Distribution Networks under Inexact Scenarios. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 2013. DOI: 10.2166/hydro.2013.125.

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