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Brief Bio

Welcome to my website. My name is Javad Roostaei (  ). I recieved my PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a Master in Computer Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. 

Currently, I am working as a project manager at Quantifly LLC. Previously I worked on subjects such as Internet of Things (IoT), Edge Computing, Cloud Computing, and their applications in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Additionally, I have experience in the area of Sustainability, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA),  and Algae Biofuels.

I have a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering (Water and Wastewater Engineering) and a master's degree in Civil Engineering (River Engineering Specialty ) both from Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Tehran and I received my second master's degree in Environmental Engineering from Wayne State University.  

I have about five years of professional experience in the consulting engineering companies as a senior Hydraulic Engineer and Project Manager in water network design, ArcGIS, and AutoCAD mapping.  In addition, I have published 15 papers in national and international conferences, one journal article (4 journal articles under review), two joint registered patents, and another patent under review for sending to US patents.

For more details and to see additional documentation, please visit other pages on my website. Please contact me for the latest version of my resume. Thank you for stopping by!

  • E-mail:  j.roostaei@gmail.com
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  • SWEET Lab Research Group: Please click here
  • MIST Lab Research Group: Please click here



08/23/2018Our new article in Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering (FESE) has become online. Please check it here

08/21/2018: Our new article in Scientific Report Nature has become online. Please check it here

07/18/2018Defended my Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, title of my dissertation "Integrated strategies for sustainable wastewater-based algal biofuel production and environmental mitigation in the US". (Picture1, Picture2)

06/27/2018Defended my master degree in computer science, title of my dissertation "IoT based edge and cloud computing for environmental engineering application". (photo)

04/20/2018Attended Student design and Innovation Day

04/17/2018Attended a one day Workshop for VOCs monitoring with Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

04/07/2018Presented our research in the EPA P3 Student Design Competition for the "US science and Engineering festival 2018" (Link)

03/21/2018: Presented two Posters at the "2018 Annual Education Conference #meha2018aec"  Wednesday, March 21 - Friday, March 23, 2018, won the scholarship (Link)

03/06/2018: Awarded the third place for the WSU graduate symposium (Link)

03/21/2018Will Present our research in the Michigan Environmental Health Association (Link

03/06/2018I presented the results of my research in Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium. I awarded the third place poster presentation. (CertificatePicture), (Link 1) (Link 2)

02/07/2018Our two abstracts have been selected for oral presentation in the ICCEE 2018: 20th International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering, Miami, USA

02/03/2018Awarded Lear innovation Ambassador and the Dot Connector (yellow) team Award (link)  

01/25/2018: "AI for Earth" Our proposal submitted to Microsoft has been awarded, :)  Looking forward to learning a lot for cloud computing and use it in Environmental Engineering applications (Link)

12/24/2017Our proposal submitted to WSU CLEAR project has been awarded, 

12/21/2017: Received a credential of "Research Statement" preparation, (Link)  

12/07/2017: Participated in 3MT competition as CEE dept. representative. 

11/19/2017: Our Team Has been selected as the 1st place winner of $10K fund in STEAM Challenge competition in WSU (Link)

11/04/2017Attended a two days inH2O Colloquium URC program at Dearborn MI, (Link)

10/04/2017: Received Certificates in "Leadership Style", "Negotiation Skills", and "Microaggression"

09/27/2017: Attended Fusion 360 workshops, a new tools for making 3D objects :) (Certificate)

09/18/2017: Had a talk about the Internet of Things and Edge computing, in Mechanical Engineering Fluid Mechanic Class

08/24/2017: Became a STEM Common Associate in Engineering Field at WSU (Link)

07/31/2017: Added Master of Computer Science to my Plan of work, I will do research under Prof. Shi

07/28-30/2017: Had a Great Experience attending Detroit Industrial HACK sponsored by GE Electric, and selected as the first team (Github, Devpost, Picture)

07/25/2017: Had a presentation about using concept maps in teaching at OTL WSU (Picture)

06/21/2017: Had Podium Presentation about "Comparing the Removal Efficiency of 4-Nonylphenol by UV, Chlorination and Algae Cultivation and Poster Presentation (#W26) "Using Internet of Things (IoT) to Optimize Algae Yield for Wastewater-based Algae Cultivation" at AEESP 2017  (Pictures 1 2 3)

06/07/2017: Awarded Sustainable Engineering Certificate. (LinkCertificate)

05/20/2017: Our research on the subject of " Comparing Removal Efficiency of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds for Energy-Efficient Wastewater Treatment" is presented in 60th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, May 15-19, 2017, COBO Center, Detroit, Michigan

05/16/2017: Finished the "2017 Hybrid and Online Teaching Institute" at Office for Teaching and Learning (OTL), Wayne State University. (Picture, Certificate)

04/21/2017: Our project in IoT sensors, won the Second Place Award in the "3rd Annual College of Engineering Student Innovation and Design Day" among 69 other teams. (Picture), LinkNews Link). 

04/13/2017: Became an IEEE member

04/13/2017: Awarded the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. (Certificate)

04/01/2017: Our team attended Aqua Hack for Lake Erie a competition for innovation in water data and engineering. (Picture), (Link). 

03/18/2017: Selected for Lear Open Innovation Challenge and awarded the "Process Wizard" award for strong demonstration of a novel solution with evidence for technical. (Innovation Certificate), (Award Certificate), (News Link).

03/08/2017: I presented the results of my research in Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium, a great day to see lots of friends and their research, besides that I won the award for the first place poster presentation, feeling happy :)) (Certificate, Picture), (Link 1) (Link 2)

02/26/2017Started Aqua Hack Group, working hard to make my goal of using Data Mining, and Real-time Data Analytics in Sensor Networks a reality (Link)

02/22/2017: Presented my research about CO2 Sequestration by Algae at University of Michigan (Picture)

02/08/2017OTL Pedagogy Journal Club, Presented a Comparison between Online and Traditional Classes (Picture)

02/06/2017: Attending New set of "Detroit Hacker Night" workshops, working on app development This semester with Detroit Lab (Picture)

02/07/2017Business School Presentation

02/02/2017My new course of Machine Tool Laboratory fun and very useful (Picture)

02/02/2017: Submitted the Research Proposal to EPA P3 (People, Prosperity, and Plant) Student Design Competition (Webpage)

01/15/2017Working on Big Spatial Data model for Wheatland all around the US for growing Camelina for biofuel.

12/19/2016: Presented my Ph.D. thesis in 3 Minute Thesis Competition.

11/18/2016: Presented the idea of smart biofuel production in Warrior Fund event.

11/04/2016: I joined WSU Karate Club, a great movement in becoming more healthy (Picture)

10/28/2016: Our idea for wastewater biofuel production integrating with IoT is selected for the next stage of Innovation Warriors Fund at Wayne State University. (Web page)

10/14/2016: The Ph.D. Prospectus Defense. Finished!! (Picture)

10/12/2016: I got the "Certificate of Teaching Development". After attending the workshops and developing teaching portfolio in the Office for Teaching and Learning (OTL) at Wayne State University. (Picture)

09/09/2016: Presented our research results about sustainable algal wastewater biofuel at "Sustainability Scholar Forum 2016", Wayne State University (more detail here, Pictures)

08/24/2016: I am honored to be a peer reviewer in one of the high ranking Elsevier Journals

08/23/2016: Recognized as an Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant at "2015-16 GEOC TEACHING AWARDS" (Certificate)

08/15/2016: My first journal article at WSU has been accepted to publish in Algal Research Journal, one of the top-tier journals in biofuel and algae research. To see the article please click here)

08/14/2016: Submitted our research proposal to Anderson Engineering Ventures Institute (AI)

06/27/2016: My article is accepted for oral presentation at the 6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts 26-29 June 2016, San Diego, USA, (To see the Conference Program for our talk Please click here)

06/02/2016: Presented our research results at Water Work Park, Detroit, MI

05/31/2016: Our team is selected as the third winner in Intel IoT Innovators Lab at WSU 

05/11/2016: The Ph.D. Qualifying Exam. Finished!!

05/03/2016: We have presented our results of "Second Annual Student Design and Innovation Day". (Picture)

04/16/2016: Recognized as the Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with Dean Dr. Farshad Fotouhi. (Picture)

04/01/2016: We have submitted our first paper from our research on SWEET Lab. Cannot wait for the next one!

03/25/2016: IoT project presentation. We presented our results at Integrative Biosciences Center (iBIO) at Wayne State University. (Picture)

03/23/2016: I presented the results of my research on Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium at Wayne State University. (Picture)

03/22/2016: I was selected for Chi Epsilon - Civil Engineering Honor Society. (Picture)

03/20/2016: I was selected for Persia House of Michigan Merit Award (Picture)

09/01/2015: Submitted our proposal to Intel IoT Innovators Lab at WSU

09/01/2015: We started to work on our first patent for algae and treatment.

06/23/2015: Presented our research results at Bioenergy 2015 conference, Department of Energy (DOE), Washington D.C., (Picture)

10/23/2014: Attending Broadening Experience in Scientific Training (BEST) workshops in WSU funded by NIH about Teaching, Business, and Communication (Phase I, II) (Picture)

Last Update: 06/28/2017