Hatim Sharif, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Texas, M.P.H., Environmental Health, 2009
University of Connecticut, Ph. D., Environmental Engineering, 2001
Colorado State University, M. S., Civil Engineering, 1996
University of Khartoum,B. S., Civil Engineering, 1984
Professional Affiliations: any memberships you would like to have included.
August 2015 – present: Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio
August 2011 – August 2015: Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio
August 2005 - August 2011: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio
July 2004 – July 2005: Research Staff, Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University
February 2004 – August 2005: Scientist, University of California Berkeley, Earth Sciences Division, Berkeley National Laboratory
January 2002 – January 2004: Postdoctoral Fellow, Advanced Study Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research
August 2001 - December 2001: Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut
May 2001 – December 2001: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut
January 2001 - August 2001: Adjunct Professor, Eastern Connecticut State University
September 1999 – May 2001: Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut
January 1997 ‑ August 1999: Research Assistant, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut
January 1993 ‑ December 1996: Graduate Research Student, Department of Civil Engineering, Colorado State University
What first inspired you to work in your field?
Increase my knowledge and use it to serve humanity
Current Work at the Institute:
Current TSERI-funded research for 2017 fiscal year:
A Hybrid Integrated Sensing and Energy Conversion (HISEC) System For Harvesting Mechanical and Thermal Energy from Roadways
1.Furl, Chad, Hatim O Sharif, Jon Zeitler, Almoutaz El Hassan, and John Joseph, 2016: Hydrometeorology of the Catastrophic Blanco River Flood in South Texas, May 2015. Journal of Hydrology. Submitted.
2.Sharif, H. O., M. Al-Zahrani, and Almoutaz El Hassan, 2017: Physically, Fully-distributed Hydrologic Simulations Driven by GPM Satellite Rainfall over an Urbanizing Arid Catchment in Saudi Arabia. Water. 9, 163; doi:10.3390/w9030163.
3.Mazari, N., H. O. Sharif, H. Xie, A. Tekeli, E. Habib, and J. Zeitler, 2017: Rainfall observations and assessment using vertically pointing radar and X-band radar. J. of Hydroinformatics. 19 (4), 538-757. DOI: 10.2166/hydro.2017.151.
Joseph, J. F., Sharif, H. O., Thankam, S., and Alamgir, A. H., 2017: Prediction Intervals for Count Data Regression Models: Association between Childhood Asthma Admissions and Mold as an Illustrative Example. SpringerPlus. Accepted.
5.Chintalapudi, S., H. O. Sharif, and Chad furl, 2017: High-resolution, Fully-distributed Event-based Hydrologic Simulations over a Large Watershed in Texas. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering. 42(3), 1341-1357. doi:10.1007/s13369-017-2446-x.
6.Al-Zahrani, M., A. Al-Areeq, and H. O. Sharif, 2017: Estimating Urban Flooding Potential near The Outlet of an Arid Catchment in Saudi Arabia. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk. DOI: 10.1080/19475705.2016.1255668.
7.oseph, J. F., and H. O. Sharif, 2016: A Methodology for Assessing Extreme Precipitation Trends Applied to Three South Texas Basins, 1898-2011. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 41(12), 4945-4951. DOI: 10.1007/s13369-016-2191-6.
8.Barge, J. and H. O. Sharif, 2016: An Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition, Self-Organizing Map, and Linear Genetic Programming Approach for Forecasting River Streamflow. Water. DOI:10.3390/w8060247.
9.Elhassan, A., H. Xie, A. A. Al-Othman, J. McClelland, and H. O. Sharif, 2016: Water Quality Modeling in the San Antonio River Basin Driven by Radar Rainfall Data. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk. DOI: 10.1080/19475705.2015.1009500.
Sharif, H. O., F. H. Al-Juaidi, A. Al-Othman, I. Al-Dousary, E. Fadda, S. Jamal-Uddeen, and A. Elhassan, 2016: Flood Hazards in an Urbanizing Watershed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk. 7(2), 702-720. DOI: 10.1080/19475705.2014.945101.
11.Jackson, T. and H. O. Sharif, 2016: Rainfall impacts on traffic safety: rain-related fatal crashes in Texas. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk. 7(2), 843-860. DOI: 10.1080/19475705.2014.984246.
12.Dessouky, Samer, Hatim O Sharif, and Jose Weissmann, 2015: Quantifying safety and economic impacts of Texas travel information centers. Journal of Transportation of ITE. 7(1), 17-33.
13.Furl, Chad, Hatim O Sharif, Almoutaz El Hassan, Newfel Mazari, Daniel Burtch, and Gretchen Mullendore, 2015: Hydrometeorological Analysis of Tropical Storm Hermine and Central Texas Flash Flooding, September 2010. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 16(6), 2311-2327. DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-14-0146.
14.Le, Tuan B. and H. O. Sharif, 2015: Modeling the Projected Changes of River Flow in Central Vietnam under Different Climate Change Scenarios. Water. 7, ; doi:.
15.Furl, Chad, H. O. Sharif, and Jaehak Jeongh, 2015: Analysis and Simulation of Large Erosion Events at Central Texas Unit Source Watersheds. Journal of Hydrology, 527, 494-504. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.05.014.
16.Le, Tuan B., Farhan H. Al-Juaidi, and H. O. Sharif, 2014: Hydrologic Simulations Driven by Satellite Rainfall to Study the Hydroelectric Development Impacts on River Flow. Water. 6, 3631-3651; doi:10.3390/w6123631.
17.Sharif, H. O., T. Jackson, M. Hossain, and David Zane, 2015: Analysis of flood fatalities in Texas. Natural Hazard Review. 16(1). DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000145.
18.Sharif, H. O. and F. L. Ogden, 2014: Mass conserving remapping of radar data onto two-dimensional Cartesian coordinates for hydrologic applications. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 15(6), 2190-2202. doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-14-0058.1.
19.Chintalapudi, S., H. O. Sharif, H. Xie, 2014: Sensitivity of Distributed Hydrologic Simulations to Ground and Satellite Based Rainfall. Water. 6, 1221-1245; doi:10.3390/w6051221.
Nayamatullah, M. M. M., S. Bin-Shafique, and H. O. Sharif, 2014: A study to estimate the fate and transport of bacteria in river water from birds nesting under bridge. Water Science & Technology. 68(12): 2568-2575. DOI:10.2166/wst.2013.521.
Furl, Chad, H. O. Sharif, M. Alzahrani. A. Elhassan, and N. Mazari, 2014: Precipitation Amount and Intensity Trends Across Southwest Saudi Arabia. J. of American Water Resources Association. 50(1): 74-82. (JAWRA) 1-9. DOI: 10.1111/jawr.12118.
22.Mazari, N., A. Tekeli, H. Xie, A. Elhassan, and H. O. Sharif, 2013: Assessment of ice mapping system and moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer snow cover maps over Colorado Plateau. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. 7 (1), 073540 (July 01, 2013); doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.7.073540.
Joseph, J.F., Sharif, H.O., Thankam, S., and Alamgir, A.H., 2013: Application of Validation Data for Assessing Spatial Interpolation Methods for 8-hour Ozone or Other Sparsely Monitored Constituents, Environmental Pollution 178: 411-418. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2013.03.035.
24.Joseph, J. F., H. E. Falcon, and H. O. Sharif, 2013: Hydrologic Trends and Correlations in South Texas River Basins. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000709.
25.Elhassan, A., H. O. Sharif, T. Jackson, and S. Chintalapudi, 2013: Performance of a Conceptual and a Physically-Based Model in Simulating the Response of a Semi-Urbanized Watershed in San Antonio, Texas. Hydrological Processes. 27: 3394-3408. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9443.
Wang, X., H. Xie, N. Mazari, J. Zeitler, and H. O. Sharif, 2013: Evaluation of the near-real time NEXRAD MPE Product in the evolution of heavy rain events on the Upper Guadalupe River Basin, Texas. J. of Hydroinformatics 15(2):464-486. doi:10.2166/hydro.2012.016.
27.Mazari, N., H. Xie, J. Zeitler, and H. O. Sharif, 2013: Validation of the NEXRAD DSP product with a high accuracy rain gauge network. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. 18(2), 156-167. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000676.
28.Joseph, J. F., H. O. Sharif, J. G. Arnold, and D. D. Bosch, 2013: he Impact of Asynchronicity on Event Flow Estimation in Basin Scale Hydrologic Model Calibration. J. of American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 49(2):300-318. DOI: 10.1111 ⁄ jawr.12011.
29.Sharif, H. O., S. Chintalapudi, A. Elhassan, H. Xie, and J. Zeitler, 2013: Physically-Based Hydrological Modeling of the 2002 Floods in San Antonio, Texas. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. 18(2), 228-236. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000475.
30.Habib, E., M. Yuxin, D. Williams. H. O. Sharif, and F. Hossain, 2012: HydroViz: Evaluation of a Web-Based Tool for Improving Hydrology Education. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences.16(10), 3767-3781, DOI:10.5194/hess-16-3767-2012
31.Chintalapudi, S., H. O. Sharif, S. Yeggina, A. A. Hassan, 2012: Physically-based, Hydrologic Simulations Driven by Three Precipitation Products. J. of American Water Resources Association (JAWRA). 48 (6). 1191-1203. DOI: 10.1111 ⁄ j.1752-1688.2012.00679.x.
32.Sharif, H. O., M. Hossain, T. Jackson, and Sazzad Bin-Shafique, 2012: Person-Place-Time Analysis of Motor Vehicle Fatalities Caused by Flash Floods in Texas. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 3(4), 311-323. DOI:10.1080/19475705.2011.615343.
33.Xie, H., X. Zhang, B. Yu, and H. O. Sharif, 2011: Performance evaluation of interpolation methods for incorporating rain gauge measurements into NEXRAD precipitation data: A case study in the Upper Guadalupe River Basin. Hydrological Processes. 25(24), 3711–3720. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.8096.
34.Sharif, H. O., T. Jackson, M. Hossain, Sazzad Bin-Shafique, and D. Zane, 2010: Motor Vehicle-related Flood Fatalities in Texas, 1959-2008. Journal of Transportation Safety & Security. 2(4), 325 – 335. DOI: 10.1080/19439962.2010.506596.
35.Sharif, H. O., A. A. Hassan, Sazzad Bin-Shafique, Hongjie Xie, and Jon Zeitler, 2010: Hydrologic Modeling of an Extreme Flood in the Guadalupe River in Texas. J. of American Water Resources Association. 46(5):881-891. DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2010.00459.x.
36.Sharif, H. O., L. Sparks, A. A. Hassan, X. Wang. J. Zeitler, and H. Xie, 2010: Application of a Distributed Hydrologic Model to the November 17, 2004 Flood of Bull Creek Watershed, Austin, Texas. J. of Hydrologic Engineering. 15(8), 651-657. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000228.
37.Reichle, R. H., W. T. Crow, R. D. Koster, H. O. Sharif, and S. P. P. Mahanama, 2008: Contribution of soil moisture retrievals to land data assimilation products, Geophysical. Research Letters, 35, L01404, doi:10.1029/2007GL031986.
38.Wang, X., H. Xie, H. O. Sharif, and J. Zeitler, 2008: Comparison of NEXRAD MPE and Stage III precipitation products at the Upper Guadalupe River basin, Texas Hill Country. J. of Hydrology, Vol. 348/1-2 pp 73-86 DOI information: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.09.057.
39.Sharif, H. O., W. T. Crow, N. L. Miller, and E. F. Wood, 2007: Multi-decadal high-resolution hydrological modeling of the Arkansas/Red River basin. J. of Hydrometeorology, doi: 10.1175/JHM622.1.
40. Sharif, H. O., D. Yates, R. Roberts, and C. Mueller, 2006: The use of an automated now-casting system to forecast flash floods in an urban watershed. J. of Hydrometeorology,7, 190-202, doi: 10.1175/JHM482.1.
41. Crow, W. T., R. D. Koster, R. H. Reichle, and H. O. Sharif, 2005: Relevance of time-varying and time-invariant retrieval error sources for the Spaceborne detection of soil moisture anomalies. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L24405, doi:10.1029/2005GL024889.
42. Sharif, H. O., F. L. Ogden, W. F. Krajewski, and M. Xue, 2004: Statistical analysis of radar‑rainfall error propagation. J. of Hydrometeorology, 5 (1), 199-212.
43. Sharif, H. O., F. L. Ogden, W. F. Krajewski, and M. Xue, 2002: Numerical simulations of radar‑rainfall error propagation. Water Resources Research, 38(8), doi: 10.1029/2001WR000525.
44. Ogden, F., S. Senarath, C. Downer, and H. O. Sharif, 2001: Comment on “On the calibration and validation of two-dimensional, distributed, Hortonian, continuous catchment models” by Sharika U. S. Senarath et al. - Reply. Water Resources Research, 37 (12), 3397-3400.
45. Senarath, S., F. Ogden, C. Downer, and H. O. Sharif, 2000: On the calibration and validation of two-dimensional, distributed, Hortonian, continuous catchment models. Water Resources Research, 36(6), 1495-1510.
46. Ogden, F. L., H. O. Sharif, S. Senarath, J. Smith, M. L. Baeck, and J. Richardson, 2000: Hydrologic analysis of the Fort Collins, Colorado, flash flood of 1997. J. of Hydrology, 228, 82-100.