Omar I. Abdul-Aziz

Omar I. Abdul-Aziz, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2008
Ecological and Water Resources Engineering
(305) 348-3653 EC 3602
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Omar I. Abdul-Aziz, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Ecological and Water Resources Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at FIU. He joined the department in 2011.

Dr. Abdul-Aziz’s research is highly interdisciplinary, incorporating topics related to the coupled human-natural systems and sustainability sciences and engineering from at-site to regional to global scales. His research interests include scaling and self-organizations of hydrological, biogeochemical, ecological, and water quality processes; ecohydrological, hydroecological, and water quality modeling and analysis; modeling of wetland biogeochemistry, major greenhouse gas (CO2, CH4, and N2O) emissions, and carbon sequestration; and climate change impacts on water resources & related ecosystems.

Dr. Abdul-Aziz received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2008. Before pursuing his doctoral degree, he earned an M.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 2004 and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2002.

Prior to joining the faculty of FIU CEE, Dr. Abdul-Aziz served in various research roles for universities and organizations, including ASRC Research & Technology Solutions (ARTS), USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, and the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean.

Dr. Abdul-Aziz is a member of or collaborator with a multitude of organizations and associations, and has had over twenty journal articles, conference proceedings or abstracts published in his career. More information on Dr. Abdul-Aziz and his research is available at

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