Rahim Barzegar

Hydro-Environment and Artificial Intelligence


2016-2019: Doctor of Philosophy, Hydrogeology, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

2012-2014: Master of Science, Hydrogeology, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

2008-2012: Bachelor of Science, Geology, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran 

Academic Appointments

2023 – Present: Assistant Professor, Groundwater Research Group (GRES), Research Institute on Mines and Environment (RIME), Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Amos, Québec, Canada

2022 – 2023: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo, Canada

2019 – 2022: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Bioresource Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University, Canada

2022: Lecturer, Bieler School of Environment, McGill University, Canada

2016 – 2017: Lecturer, Department of Geosciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tabriz, Iran

Awards and Honors

2021 – Present: Among Stanford’s World Top 2% Scientists Ranking

2019: Outstanding Researcher of the Year 2018 in Fundamental Sciences in East Azerbaijan Province, Iran – Ali Polad Award

2017 – 2019: Iran’s National Elites Foundation (INEF) Education Award

2016: Top Ph.D. Student of the Year 2016, Geological Society of Iran, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Editorial Board

2021 – Present: Editor for Communications Earth & Environment, Nature publication

2023 – Present: Editor for Water Journal, Cambridge University Press

2021 – Present: Associate Editor for Earth Science Informatics, Springer publication

2021 – Present: Associate Editor for Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer publication

2021 – Present: Topic Editor for Water Journal, MDPI publication

2021 – Present: Editor for Iranian Hydrogeology Journal, University of Tabriz

Professional Affiliations

2022 – 2025: Member of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) Early Career Committee (ECC) and Canada representative of the International Commission on Groundwater (ICGW)

2017 – Present: Member of Iran’s National Elites Foundation

2019 – Present: Canadian Water Resources Association

2019 – Present: European Geosciences Union

2021 – Present: Quebec Water Research Center

2023 – Present: International Association of Hydrogeologists – Canadian National Chapter (IAH-CNC)