Wardah Azhar, PhD, PE
“The scientific aspect of my work is what inspires me the most,” says accomplished environmental remediation expert Wardah Azhar. “Knowing that the work you’re doing affects not just your project but projects across the Superfund sediments landscape is inspiring.” Wardah advances the study of contaminated sediments through cutting-edge research.
Since joining CDM Smith, Wardah has lent considerable engineering talents to some of the company’s most high-profile projects. These include work at EPA Superfund sites like the Kalamazoo River, Portland Harbor, Newtown Creek and the Passaic River.
Wardah is a frequent presence at international forums like the Battelle Conference on Contaminated Sediments and has quickly become an integral part of the firm’s innovative work.
“I joined CDM Smith right after completing my doctorate degree,” Wardah says. “As someone working on PhD research focused on sediments, I was looking to find a company that had a compelling portfolio of sediments projects.”
My favorite part of my job is getting to work on unique solutions for sediment Superfund sites with a few of the best minds in the field.