Dr Setareh Nagheli

Groundwater modeller
BGS Keyworth

Setareh Nagheli’s biography

  • 2021 to now: groundwater modeller, BGS
  • 2020 to 2021: hydrogeologist, Parab Fars Consulting Eng. Co.
  • 2017 to 2018: Sabbatical leave, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • 2014 to 2020: PhD hydrogeology, Shiraz University
  • 2009 to 2012: MSc hydrogeology, Shiraz University
  • 2005 to 2009: BSc geology, University of Isfahan

Research interests

  • Analytical modelling of capture zone
  • Analytical modelling of flow in porous media
  • Three phase flow in unsaturated zone
  • NAPL remediation and modelling
  • Environmental modelling


  • TerraFIRMA, UK: Future Impacts, Risks and Mitigation Actions in a changing Earth system
  • CANARI, UK: Climate change in the Arctic–North Atlantic region and impacts on the UK
  • CAMELLIA, UK: Community Water Management for a Liveable London (CAMELLIA) brings together innovative science with communities and stakeholders in London to promote sustainable water management and a better environment as the city grows


  • Development of mathematical tool (Well CapZ Calculator) for groundwater flow simulation, capture zone modelling and groundwater remediation using MATLAB
  • Application of mathematical tools (MODFLOW, FEFLOW, HEC-RAS, ReFH2, PHREEQC, MINTEQ, AQUA, GIS, SURFER, RockWorks) for hydrological, hydrogeological and hydrochemical modelling
  • Programming languages: C++, Python, MATLAB, R
  • Member of Fars Construction Engineering Organization, Iran

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