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Dr. Mirlohi is an environmental scientist and engineer with more than 20 years of combined experience in private industry, government, and academia. In teaching, Dr. Mirlohi’s goal is to reach beyond the classroom and help students see their critical roles as future engineers, scientists, researchers, educators, and/or ordinary citizens, whose knowledge, expertise, and ethical standards will shape the world we live in. Dr. Mirlohi’s research experiences and interests are in drinking water quality (including taste and odor); water/wastewater quality and treatment; environmental/ public health; contaminants exposure and toxicity/health effects assessment; and educational outreach to promote nutritional, safety, and health aspects of drinking water.

  • Virginia Tech - Ph.D. in Civil Engineering - Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
    • M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Radford University - B.S in Biology; minor in Chemistry

 Fall 2014

  • Global Environment – Laboratory (EES 105 LA)   
  • Global Climate Change (EES 210)
  • Hydrology Laboratory (ENV 321 LA)

Spring 2015

  • Principles of Environmental Engineering & Science - Lecture (EES 240)
  • Principles of Environmental Engineering & Science - Laboratory (EES 240 L)
  • Air Quality Laboratory (ENV 332 L)

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Mirlohi, S., Dietrich, AM, Duncan, SE, Lesser, G., Harmon, H., and Case, D.; (2014) "Analysis of Salivary Fluid and Chemosensory Functions in Patients Treated for Malignant Brain Tumors."  Clinical Oral Investigations. DOI 10.1007/s00784-014-1211-8. Open Access link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00784-014-1211-8 .
  • Mirlohi, S.; Dietrich, AM; Duncan, SE; (2011). "Age-Associated Variation in Sensory Perception of Iron in Drinking Water and the Potential for Overexposure in the Human Population". Environmental Science & Technology; 45(15): 6575-6583; doi: 10. 10.1021/es200633p.
  • Dietrich, AM; Mirlohi, S.; DaCosta, WF; Dodd, JP; Sauer, R; Homan, M; Schultz, J; (1999). "Flavor Profile Analysis and GC/MS Detection of Phenolic Iodinated Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water for the USA Space Program"; Water Science and Technology; 40 (6): 45-51.

Conference Presentations

  • Mirlohi, S., Dietrich, A., Davy, B., Duncan, SE, Lesser, G. (2013). “Water for Health: Water as a Beverage Choice and the Impact of Metallic Flavor Detection and Age”. Oral presentation, at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) ACE13 in Denver, Colorado, June 9 – 13.
  • Dietrich, A., Mirlohi, S., Phetxumphou K. (2012). “Lipid Oxidation for Measuring Bioreactivity of Iron Nanomaterials” ACS National Conference, Philadelphia, PA; August 23, 2012, Oral Presentation.
  • Mirlohi, S., Dietrich, A., Duncan S. (2011). “Age Associated Variation in Sensory Detection of Iron in Drinking Water and Its Relationship to Olfactory Functions. Presented at the 9th International Water Association Symposium on Off-Flavors in the Aquatic Environment; Aberdeen, Scotland, Aug. 14 –20, 2011, oral presentation.
  • Peer reviewer for the Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health.
  • Peer reviewer for the Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - AQUA - IWA Publishing.
  • Member, American Water Works Association.
  • Past member, National Environmental Health Association.
  • Past member, American Chemical Society.
  • Past committee member, VA AWWA / Water Environment Federation, Laboratory Practices Committee.
Honors and Awards

Second place research poster award. Interdisciplinary Research Symposium at Virginia Tech; Blacksburg, VA; Nov. 2012. Mirlohi, S., Dietrich, A., Davy, B., Duncan, SE (2011). “Water Consumption in Healthy Adults: Implications of Age, Flavor Preference, and Beverage Choices”.