Tavit O. Najarian, Sc.D.
Tavit O. Najarian, Sc.D. is president of Najarian Associates founded in 1979. He is an expert in the field of water resources. Over the past 35 years, he has been involved with the development, adaptation, and application of mathematical models for hydrodynamic and water quality simulations of aquatic systems. Dr. Najarian also serves as a consultant on hydraulic and environmental issues related to large-scale planned residential, commercial, industrial, and waterfront projects.
Dr. Najarian was appointed to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Science Advisory Board (SAB) in 2012. He also served on the Advisory Council of the New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute.
Dr. Najarian is a member of several professional societies, including:
- American Society of Civil Engineers (Life Member)
- American Geophysical Union
- American Society of Limnology & Oceanography
- American Meteorological Society
- Estuarine Research Federation
He served on the Monmouth University Board of Trustees from 2005 through 2015, and continues to serve on the Advisory Committee of the Urban Coast Institute and on the Advisory Council for the School of Science.
In 2009, Dr. Najarian received the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor for professional and humanitarian endeavors in his local community and in his ancestral country of Armenia.
Dr. Najarian received his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and his Doctoral Degree in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was the first awardee of the Arthur T. Ippen Fellowship at MIT.