Inam, a Water Resources engineer, commenced his PhD in February 2015 with principal supervisor Professor Robyn Watts and co-supervisors Dr Andrew Hall, Dr Geoff Vietz (The University of Melbourne).
Inam is undertaking in-stream two-dimensional channel hydraulic modelling in the Edward-Wakool River System using mathematical modelling tools. He will test the sensitivity of his 2-dimensional hydraulic model at different spatial and temporal scales to determine how scale of investigation influences the reporting of river hydraulics. He will determine the extent of inundation of important geomorphic features (such as river benches and backwaters) under different flows which will help managers better predict the ecological outcomes of their management decisions with DSS.
Inam, who is from Bangladesh, worked for the Institute of Water Modelling in Bangladesh for six years before doing his Masters in Water Management (2010-2012) at the Cologne University of Applied Science, Germany, on an International Post Graduate Scholarship in Water Technology (IPSWaT) from the German Ministry of Education & Research. His thesis was selected as being in the top five of the theses produced by 150 International students that year.