• Dr. Rabbani obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He also earned his master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Rowan University focusing on the effect of extreme weather and climatic event on the State of New Jersey. Currently, Dr. Fahad Rabbani serves as an Assistant Professor at UAB. Fahad’s primary research interests include climate change, coastal resiliency, hydrodynamic modeling, application of remote sensing and GIS in risk management, stormwater management, and impact assessment of extreme weather events on the built environment. His current research focuses on how big data analytics can help various aspects of the community-based resiliency framework. Dr. Fahad has published 25+ peer-reviewed journal and conference papers in reputed journals including the International Journal of Climatology, Water Resources Management, Applied Geography, Science of the Total Environment, Urban Climate, etc. Fahad was awarded the dean’s list, BlazerBest Fellowship, and outstanding graduate student awards as a recognition of his outstanding academic and research achievements. He also serves as a reviewer of the Journal of Water and Climate Change, Water Resources Management, ASCE Natural Hazards Review, Journal of Applied Geography, AGU, ASCE Geo-Extremes, and TRB annual meetings.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 Developing a Geospatial Framework for Severe Occupational Injuries Using Moran's i and Getis-Ord Gi ∗ Statistics for Southeastern United StatesNatural Hazards Review.  23. 2022
    2022 A Decision-Making Framework Integrating Fluid and Solid Systems to Assess Resilience of Coastal Communities Experiencing Extreme Storm EventsReliability Engineering and System Safety.  221. 2022
    2022 Hydrodynamic Study of the Impact of Extreme Flooding Events on Wastewater Treatment Plants Considering Total Water LevelNatural Hazards Review.  23. 2022
    2021 Developing a geospatial framework for coupled large scale thermal comfort and air quality indices using high resolution gridded meteorological and station based observationsSustainable Cities and Society.  74. 2021
    2021 The impact of stay-at-home orders on air-quality and COVID-19 mortality rate in the United StatesUrban Climate.  39. 2021
    2021 Development of a conceptual framework for risk assessment of elevated internal temperatures in landfillsScience of the Total Environment.  782. 2021
    2021 Comprehensive flood risk assessment for wastewater treatment plants under extreme storm events: A case study for New York city, United StatesApplied Sciences.  11. 2021
    2020 Quantifying environmental and social vulnerability: Role of urban Heat Island and air quality, a case study of Camden, NJUrban Climate.  34. 2020
    2020 Application of satellite remote sensing in monitoring elevated internal temperatures of landfillsApplied Sciences.  10. 2020
    2020 Investigating effects of landfill soil gases on landfill elevated subsurface temperatureApplied Sciences.  10. 2020
    2020 Coupled Hydrodynamic and Geospatial Model for Assessing Resiliency of Coastal Structures under Extreme Storm ScenariosWater Resources Management.  34:1123-1138. 2020
    2019 Mapping of climate vulnerability of the coastal region of Bangladesh using principal component analysisApplied Geography.  102:47-57. 2019
    2018 Hydrological response to climate change of the brahmaputra basin using CMIP5 general circulation model ensembleJournal of Water and Climate Change.  9:434-448. 2018
    2018 Regional changes of precipitation and temperature over Bangladesh using bias-corrected multi-model ensemble projections considering high-emission pathwaysInternational Journal of Climatology.  38:1634-1648. 2018

    Research Overview

  • Climate Change, Public Health, Hydrology, Flood Management, Hydraulic, GIS & Remote Sensing, Big Data, Machine Learning, and Urban Planning.
  • Education And Training

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2021
  • Full Name

  • MD Golam Rabbani Fahad