In September 2017, Khabat Khosravi graduated from Sari Agricultural Science and Natural Resources University, one of Iran's prestigious universities in the field of Watershed Management Engineering. He started his new position simultaneously as a postdoctoral researcher at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida, and Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran.
Khabat's scientific interests mainly include watershed modeling, hydrology, water resource management, and hydrological modeling. Regarding his scientific researches in his field, he has worked with numerous knowledgeable professors and researchers from all over the world (the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Korea), including Vijay P. Singh (Texas A&M University), Biswajeet Pradhan (University of Technology, Sydney), Artemi Cerda (University of Valencia), Ozgur Kisi (Illia State University), Saro Lee (Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources), John J Clague (Simon Fraser University), Assefa Melesse (Florida International University), Jan F. Adamowski (McGill University), Sajad Ahmad (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) for instance. He has over 70 SCI/JCR articles published in a top-ranked journal, and with an H-Index of 32 and over 3500 total citations, he has been identified as the world's top 2% scientists based on the Stanford University list for the past two years (2020 and 2021). In addition, the majority of his works are published in the top 5% of journals. Several of them are among the most cited papers/hot publications in the world's most prominent journals, such as the Journal of Hydrology. He is currently Associate Editor of prestigious "Natural Hazards" journal (springer, Q1, IF:3.2), and also a Guest Editor for the journals "Remote Sensing" and "Water" (MDPI publisher, Switzerland). Khabat was awarded the EWRA Grant for the best paper from a developing nation at the 10th World Congress on Water Resources and Environment, which took place in Athens, Greece, in 2017. In 2019, he was also awarded the University of Guelph's Morwick Scholarship in Water Resources Engineering.
Watershed hydrology; Flood modeling and forecasting; River engineering and sediment transport; Application of GIS and machine learning technique in water resources and natural hazards modeling; Application of PIV and PTV technique in river engineering; Hydrologic forecasting; Distributed hydrological modeling; Groundwater vulnerability assessment