Ali Fallahmaraghi

Ali Fallahmaraghi

Research Assistant

Kennedy College of Sciences
Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Olney Hall, Room 402D


Climate extremes, water availability, flash drought


  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Shiraz University
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Islamic Azad University


I am a graduate student in UMass Lowell's department of Environmental, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences. I collaborate with Professor Christopher Skinner and Professor Mathew Barlow on flash droughts, a fast-onset extreme event with tremendous damage to the agricultural sector. I grew up close to the central desert in Iran which inspired me to study hydrology and water resources management at Shiraz University. Prior to UMass Lowell, I spent time at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) and the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI-BGC) working on identifying sources of uncertainty in precipitation datasets. In August 2021, I came to UMass Lowell to pursue my passion in atmospheric science and the physical drivers of flash droughts.

Research Currently in Progress

Ph.D. student working with Chris Skinner and Mathew Barlow.