Dr. Masoud Negahban-Azar joined the Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland as an assistant professor in 2015. His research focuses on developing frameworks for planning, designing, and managing water and environmental systems, evaluating their performance, and visualizing tradeoffs between multiple objectives. By using laboratory-scale experiments, field-scale demonstrations, and analytic model-oriented frameworks, his research group aims at providing decision-makers with the tools they need to secure the resilience and sustainability of water systems. Prior to joining UMD, Dr. Negahban-Azar was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering at Harvard University. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Colorado State University in 2012.