Hedy Alavi, associate teaching professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, is an expert in hazardous and solid waste engineering and management. He serves as assistant dean for international programs at the Whiting School of Engineering and as chair of Engineering for Professionals programs in environmental engineering, environmental engineering and science, and environmental planning and management.
He is the recipient of the 2007 JHU Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award for WSE, the 2005 Education and Public Service Award from the Universities Council on Water Resources, the 1998 Excellence in Teaching Award for Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals at WSE, and the 1992 Merit Award from the State of Maryland, Department of the Environment. He is a member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists and the American Society for Engineering Education.
He earned his bachelor’s from Jundi Shapour University in 1972; his master’s and doctorate from Ohio State University in 1980 and 1983, respectively; and his MBA from Johns Hopkins University.