Wastewater treatment and management (industrial and municipal), wastewater process design
Waste management and treatment, recycling process design, landfill design and management
Environmental remediation, sampling and detection of contaminants
Wastewater process simulation-GPS-X by Hydromantis Inc. (basic proficiency)
AutoCAD (basic proficiency)
Prism, Sigma Plot, Excel (statistical analysis)
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
Phytoremediation and phytotoxicity tests of environmental contaminants
Teaching General Environment lab, undergraduate course (Teaching assistant for 3.5 years)
Environmental Junior SpecialistJan 2006 National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Co NIORDC
Collecting the monthly HSE reports of the refineries, reservoir sites, and the pipelines including spills, oil-contaminated soil and water, pipeline fractures, and tanker trucks accidents and wrote to the HSE headquarters.
Evaluated and edited the Executive Waste Management Plan for NIORDC including storage and handling of waste, site cleaning and remediation.
Reviewed the technical report of Tehran's refinery on the oil leakage and soil remediation with regard to the environmental aspects to consult their Chinese contractor.
Evaluated contractors and consultants proposals for the removal of sediments in the oil reservoirs in NIORDC.
Organization of Waste Recycling and Composting Tehran, Iran The World Bank Project.
Environmental SpecialistJan 2007 to Jan 2009 Pakandishan Consulting Engineers Co
Designed wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) for landfill leachate and small communities.
Supervised WWTP construction, start-up and maintenance for pharmaceutical companies.
Calculated wastewater flow rate of industrial and residential zones.
Designed a waste recycling site for Arak city with 0.6 mil cap, including processes, storage and transportation.
Wrote an environmental assessment report for road construction and a pipeline project in Arak city.
Managed a team of 4 environmental scientists for environmental assessment reports.
Environmental SpecialistJan 2006 to Jan 2007 Sepahan Beyond Research Consulting Engineering Co
Calculated the landfill leachate generation for Ghazvin city with 1.1 mil cap.
Designed the waste leachate treatment plant for Ghazvin city.
Participated in site visits and meetings with the municipality of Ghazvin.
Supervised the design team of 3 engineers for landfill design project of Tabriz city with 1.5 mil cap.
Calculated the leachate generation of Tabriz landfill for its treatment plant design.
Jan 2004 to Jan 2006
Studied the technical reports of Tehran's Integrated Solid Waste Management Projects including landfill site selection studies, waste separation and recycling station design, and Tehran's landfill gas extraction (carbon fund) project.
Conducted site visits for the gas extraction project including site selection, drilling and flare installations.
Implemented solid waste physical analysis for the waste sorting pilot plant in transfer station.
Translated English in meetings with several international consultants and individuals.
Doctor of Philosophy, Civil and Environmental Engineering12 2014Temple University, College of Engineering － Philadelphia, PAGPA: GPA: 3.8Civil and Environmental Engineering GPA: 3.8 Dissertation title: "Phytotoxicity and phytoremediation of Environmental Contaminant".
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering1 2002Yazd UniversityMechanical Engineering
Master of Science, Civil and Environmental EngineeringK.N.Toosi University of TechnologyCivil and Environmental Engineering 1 out of 20 2004 Thesis Title: "Application of the Aerobic System in Landfill Leachate Treatment".
Student member, American Water Resources Association (AWRA).
Student member, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC).
Board member, Iranian Students of Temple University (ISTU).
Basics, structure, documentation, and auditing of Health, Safety, and Environment Management System (HSE-MS), Certified by RWTUV Company.
Internal Environmental Auditor Training in Accordance with ISO 14000 Series, Certified by RWTUV Company.
Rashid Kaveh, Yue-Sheng Li, Sibia Ranjbar, Rouzbeh Tehrani, Christopher L. Brueck, and Benoit Van Aken (Aug 2013). Changes in Arabidopsis thaliana gene expression in response to silver nanoparticles and silver ions. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47 (18), 10637-10644. B. Van Aken, R. Tehrani and R. Kaveh (Sep 2012). Uptake and metabolism of pharmaceuticals and other emerging contaminants by plants. Book chapter in Phytotechnologies, Remediation of Environmental Contaminants, CRC press. Rashid Kaveh, Benoit Van Aken (Oct 2013). Transcriptional response of Arabidopsis thaliana exposed to the antiviral drugs Oseltamivir and Zanamivir. The 10th International Phytotechnologies Conference, Syracuse, NY. (Travel grant awardee scholar). R. Kaveh, M. Sabour and M. Hosseini (2004). Efficiency of the Aerobic Batch System in Waste Leachate Treatment. The 2nd National Civil Engineering Congress Magazine, IUST University, Tehran, Iran. LANGUAGES Farsi (Persian)