Research Team Bios

Ramzi Mahmood
Director, Office of Water Programs
Ramzi Mahmood
  • PhD, Environmental Engineering, Utah State University, Logan, 1988
  • MS, Mathematics, Utah State University, Logan, 1985
  • MS, Environmental Engineering, Utah State University, Logan, 1981
  • BS, Civil Engineering (structures division), University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq, 1976
  • EMP, Executive Management Program, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, September 2004
  • Professional Engineer, State of California
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, California State University, Sacramento: Associate Professor, 1994–1999; Professor, 1999–present; Chair, 2003–2012

Director, Office of Water Programs, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Civil Engineering, California State University, Sacramento, 1997–present

Unit Chief/Associate Engineer, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Sacramento, 1988–1994
  • Treatment Process Evaluation Unit, Hazardous Waste Management Program
  • Alternative Technology Division
Professional Activities:
  • Civil Engineering Education Committee in Iraq, 2009–present
  • Delegation to visit five Iraqi campuses, Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), Iraq, December 2009
  • Program review for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, External Evaluator, February 13–14, 2007
  • Engineering Education Committee for Civil and Infrastructure Area, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Chair, 2007–present
  • California Department of Public Health, Operator Certification Stakeholders Committee, 2002–present
  • Groundwater Subcommittee, Water Environment Federation, 2004–present
  • Career and Technical Preparation Advisory Committee, Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD), 2006–present
Professional Interests: environmental data analysis; spatial analysis of discrete contaminants; movement of chemicals in soil systems; contaminated site characterization and remediation