June 05, 2024

Sardari named to Wastewater Digest’s Young Professionals

Though just 33 years old, Kamyar (Kam) Sardari, PhD, PE, has already spent a decade making a difference in the water and wastewater industry. He was recently rewarded for his determination and commitment by earning a spot on Wastewater Digest’s Young Professionals for 2024.

As Process Team Leader at Garver’s Water Design Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Sardari designs, performs, and evaluates processes to help provide clean water resources for communities across the nation. In addition, he has authored eight peer-reviewed industry publications.

Sardari’s journey to becoming a Young Professional began in research at the MAST Center, where he conducted experimental research on advanced water treatment techniques, eventually leading to clean water recovery from saturated brine streams. His findings were ultimately published by multiple professional journals.

Sardari began his career at Garver as a Process Design Engineer working on the front lines, impacting communities while improving their water resources in the process. Four years into his time at Garver, Sardari was asked to help lead the Water Design Center as Process Team Leader. Today, he leads a team of seven tasked with improving water and wastewater treatment plants.

One of Sardari’s most notable accomplishments at Garver is designing several major mechanical improvements for Texas’ largest wastewater treatment plant. Another highlight of his career is his contribution to the expansion of the Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority (NACA) Wastewater Treatment Plant, where he managed both conceptual and detailed design. Sardari and his team worked on several modifications to the plant, expanding its facilities to help increase the capacity of liquid treatment processes and creating land applicable biosolids for agricultural reuse. The collaboration with NACA earned his team the Best Engineering Report from the Arkansas Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Sardari also uses his extensive engineering knowledge and talents outside of Garver. He serves as a peer-reviewer for the Separation Science and Technology journal and the Journal of Water Process Engineering and previously held a spot on the Membrane Science, Engineering, and Technology’s (MAST) research center's board. Sardari also uses his talents in the classroom, teaching technical writing to mostly international graduate students at the University of Arkansas.

Sardari’s other honors include being named a Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s Fast 15 Honoree and a finalist for the Spirit of Garver award, the firm’s top employee honor.

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