Dr. Shirmohammadi earned a BS from the University of Rezaeiyeh, Iran, an M.S. from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in biological and agricultural engineering. After completing his Ph.D., Adel worked as a post-doctoral fellow and assistant research scientist with the University of Georgia and USDA-ARS. In 1986, he joined the University of Maryland; an institution that he has served for about 35 years. His academic and research program focus on water resources engineering, modeling and monitoring hydrologic and water quality response of multi-scale watersheds, and uncertainty analysis of simulation models. He has served as the Coordinator and Director of Undergraduate Programs for several programs at UMD including Director and Associate Department Chair for the Fischell Department of Bioengineering.
He is a FELLOW of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and received numerous awards including Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award. He served as the Associate Dean for Research and Associate Director of Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) in AGNR (2009-2020) and received Northeast Research Director’s Excellence in Leadership Award (2020). He has represented UMD in STAC (Science and Tech Committee) of Chesapeake Bay (since 2014), Science and Tech Working Group (STWG) of the Maryland Climate Commission (since 2017). He established the Maryland Interagency Water Consortium in 2019.