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Behnam Askari Lasaki


Academic Researcher
Institute for Sanitary Engineering, Water Quality and Solid Waste Management
Chair of Sanitary Engineering and Water Recycling


Bandtäle 2
70569 Stuttgart
Room: EG 0.039A

Office Hours

Scheduled by email


Water and wastewater treatment

  1. 2024

    1. Askari Lasaki, B.; Maurer, P. and Schönberger, H. (2024). Uncovering the reasons behind high-performing primary sedimentation tanks for municipal wastewater treatment: An in-depth analysis of key factors. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 12(2), 112460.
    2. Askari Lasaki, B.; Sugio, R.; Maurer, P. and Schönberger, H. (2024). Sustainable transformation: Unlocking energy positivity in municipal wastewater treatment through innovative advanced primary treatment configurations for maximum solids separation. Separation and Purification Technology, 342, 127081.
    3. Askari Lasaki Behnam, Maurer Peter, S. H. (2024). A modified integrated physical advanced primary treatment to enhance particulate organic carbon removal in municipal wastewater treatment plants. Water Sience & Technology, wst2024044.
    4. Behnam Askari Lasaki, Peter Maurer, H. S. (2024). An integrated physical-chemical system for concurrent carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus removal in municipal wastewater treatment plants. Chemosphere, 352.
  2. 2023

    1. askari lasaki, B.; Maurer, P. and Schönberger, H. (2023). A Fundamental Study on the Extraction of Particulate Organic Carbon from Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants. Water.
    2. Lasaki, B. A.; Maurer, P.; Schönberger, H. and Alvarez, E. P. (2023). Empowering municipal wastewater treatment: Enhancing particulate organic carbon removal via chemical advanced primary treatment. Environmental Technology & Innovation, 32, 103436.
    3. Lasaki, B. A.; Maurer, P. and Schönberger1, H. (2023). Effect of coupling primary sedimentation tank (PST) and microscreen (MS) to remove particulate organic carbon (POC): a study to mitigate energy demand in municipal wastewater treatment plants. Sustainable Environment Research, 33(25).
  3. 2021

    1. Eshghinezhad, H.; Shariatmadari, N. and Askari Lasaki, B. (2021). Influence of Adding Tire Chips on the Mechanical Behavior of Calcareous Sands.
    2. Rezvani Ghalhari, M.; Schönberger, H.; Askari Lasaki, B.; Asghari, K.; Ghordouei Milan, E.; Rezaei Rahimi, N.; Yousefi, S.; Vakili, B. and Mahvi, A. H. (2021). Performance evaluation and siting index of the stabilization ponds based on environmental parameters: a case study in Iran.
  4. 2018

    1. Shariatmadari, N.; Askari Lasaki, B.; Eshghinezhad, H. and Alidoust, P. (2018). Effects of Landfill Leachate on Mechanical Behaviour of Adjacent Soil: a Case Study of Saravan Landfill, Rasht, Iran.
  5. 2016

    1. Arabani‬, M. and Askari Lasaki, B. (2016). Behavior of a Simulated Collapsible Soil Modified with XPS-Cement Mixtures.
    2. Shariatmadari, N.; Askari Lasaki, B.; Eshghi Nezhad, H. and Askari, B. (2016). Investigating the Stress–Strain and Failure Behavior of Soils Contaminated with Urban Solid Waste Leachate: A Case Study from the Landfill Area of Saravan, Rasht.

Employment History:

·       Academic Researcher, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

October 2021 — Present

·       Project Engineer and Manager, KIRN INGENIEURE, Pforzheim, Germany

June 2019 — December 2021

·       Intern and Project Engineer, Kocks Consult GmbH, Koblenz, Germany

May 2018 — May 2019

·       Academic Assistant, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

October 2016 — May 2017

·       Project Manager, Self-employed, Rasht, Guilan, Iran

September 2014 — August 2016

·       Academic Researcher, University of UMA, Ardabīl, Iran

September 2012 — August 2014


Education History:

·       Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

October 2021 — Expected December 2024

Thesis subject: A novel integrated system for municipal wastewater treatment.

·       M.Sc. Water Resources Engineering and Management, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

September 2016 — June 2019

Thesis subject: Applicability and design of pond systems for wastewater treatment.

·       M.Sc. Geotechnical Engineering, University of UMA, Ardabil, Iran

September 2012 — September 2014

Thesis subject: Evaluation of the stress-strain and Failure behavior of intact soils.

·       B.Sc. Civil Engineering, University of Guilan, Rasht, Guilan, Iran

September 2008 — August 2012

Areas of focus: Geotechnical and water resources engineering.

  • Developing cost-effective treatment technologies
  • Sewer network design and rehabilitation
  • Resources recovery from wastewater
  • Advanced/enhanced primary treatment technologies
  • Establishing carbon neutrality treatment processes
  • Wastewater recycling
  • Circular economy
  • Desalination
  • Wastewater treatment plant of the future (KoalAplan project).
  • Cooperation with the University of Tehran and the Technical University of Esfahan on the applicability, upgrading, and improvement of pond systems for wastewater treatment in Iran, including wastewater recycling.
  • Investigations on the biodegradability/bio-eliminability of four formulations containing polyvinyl-alcohol as the principal component.

Academic Achievements:

  • The top student at all levels of school time from 1995 to 2007.
  • Qualified to enter the gifted students’ school, 2001.
  • Selected as the author of the best article, Iranian's First Geotechnical Conference, 2013.
  • The top student of master's degree at UMA University, 2014.
  • Qualified for admission to the Brilliant Talented Students program, allowing admission to multiple Ph.D. programs in the field of Geotechnical Engineering at various universities in Iran, 2015.
  • Holder of the ‘’Bürckert’’ scholarship, granted by the International Center of the University of Stuttgart, 2019.
  • Defended the second master's thesis with a grade of one (top mark in the German education system), 2019.
  • Winner of the German Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) grant for the development of an environmental protection concept in Iran, 2019.


Non-academic Achievements:

  • Championship (won the gold medal) with Shariati High School's soccer team in the Futsal Tournament, 2nd District of Rasht City, Guilan, Iran, 2006.
  • Selected (by vote) as one of the three student representatives for all schools in the 2nd District of Rasht City, Guilan, Iran, 2006.
  • Won the silver medal with Guilan University's soccer team in the Tournament among universities of the Northern District of Iran, 2009.
  • Secured fourth place with the Futsal team representing the Rasht Engineering Organization in the competition among the Engineering Organizations of Guilan Province, Iran, 2014.
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