Research Spotlight: Professor Zohrab Samani

New Mexico State University Department of Civil Engineering Professor Zohrab Samani‘s paper entitled “Three Simple Flumes for Flow Measurement in Open Channels” published in 2017 has been downloaded 6,294 times as of today (June 23, 2020)! In addition to winning the 2019 best paper award in ASCE’s Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Samani’s paper is listed as one of the most-read articles in JIDE.

Samani shakes hand of award presenter in front of conference panel

Professor Samani, left, accepts the 2019 Best Paper Award at the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress in Pittsburgh, PA (May 2019)

In addition to this recent paper, Professor Samani has made significant contributions to the field of water resources engineering including the Hargreaves-Samani Evapotranspiration Equation, and many other publications with a total of 7,760 Google Scholar Citations! View his complete works on his Google Scholar Profile. Please contact Dr. Samani with any questions about his research by emailing him at

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