Ahmed Ishtiaque Amin Chowdhury

PhD

Doctor of Philosophy – Environmental Engineering (2016).
The University of Western Ontario (UWO), Ontario, Canada.
Title: Hydraulic and Electrokinetic Delivery of Remediants for In-situ Remediation.
Supervisor: Dr. Denis M. O’Carroll.

MESc

Master of Engineering Science – Civil and Environmental Engineering (2010).
The University of Western Ontario (UWO), Ontario, Canada.
Title: Electrokinetics Enhanced Delivery of Nano-scale Zero Valent Iron.
Supervisor: Dr. Denis M. O’Carroll.

BSc

Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering (2005).
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).
Title: Water Quality Assessment of Turag and Buriganga Rivers in Bangladesh.
Supervisor: Dr. M. Ashraf Ali.

HSC

Rangpur Cadet College - 1999.

SSC

Rangpur Cadet College - 1997.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

November 2016 – June 2017 at UWO, Canada.
Field-scale study of electrokinetic enhanced remediant delivery and in-situ remediation of contaminated clayey soil.

Graduate Student Research Assistant

January, 2008 – October 2016 at UWO, Canada.
Lab-scale and Field-scale synthesis, characterization and use of iron based nano-particles for groundwater and soil remediation.
Use of electrokinetics for enhanced amendment delivery for contaminated site remediation.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

September 2008 – December 2014 at UWO, Canada.
Teaching assistant in a number of undergraduate courses including Design of Municipal Landfills and Appropriate Technologies for Developing Countries.

Lecturer

1. October 2006 – December 2007 at Presidency University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2. July 2005 – December 2005 at Military Institute of Science & Technology (MIST), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Awards and Scholarships

1. The L. G. Soderman award, 2013;
Geotechnical Research Centre, The University of Western Ontario, Canada.
2. NSERC-Industrial Post Graduate Scholarship, 2012-2014;
Supported by Geosyntec Consultants, Canada.
3. The R. M. Quigley award, 2010;
Geotechnical Research Centre, The University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Current Position

Lecturer,

Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM).

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET); Dhaka; Bangladesh.


e-mail:

ishtiaquechowdhury AT iwfm.buet.ac.bd;


ishtiaque.c.a AT gmail.com;

Research Interests

>> Water quality and treatment technologies.
>> Groundwater transport and subsurface contamination.
>> Contaminant, reactive and non-reactive species transport.
>> Nano-particle and oxidant transport and reactivity.
>> In-situ chemical oxidation and reduction of contaminants for groundwater and soil remediation.

List of Publications

Articles published in refereed journals


1. Chowdhury Ahmed I. A., Jason I. Gerhard, David Reynolds, Denis M. O'Carroll, Low permeability Zone Remediation via Oxidant Delivered by Electrokinetics and Activated by Electrical Resistance Heating: Proof of Concept, (2017), Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 51, issue 22; p. 13295-13303.

2. Chowdhury Ahmed I. A., Jason I. Gerhard, David Reynolds, Brent E. Sleep, Denis M. O'Carroll, Electrokinetic-enhanced permanganate delivery and remediation of contaminated low permeability porous media, (2017), Water Research, Vol. 113, issue 15; p. 215-222.

3. Chowdhury Ahmed I. A., Krol, Magdalena M., Kocur, Christopher M.D., Boparai, Hardiljeet, Weber, Kela P., Sleep Brent E., O’Carroll Denis M., nZVI Injection into Variably Saturated Soils: Field and Modeling Study, (2015), Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Vol. 183; p.16-28.

4. Chowdhury Ahmed I. A., O’Carroll Denis M., Sleep Brent E., Xu Yanqing (2012) Electrophoresis Enhanced Transport of NZVI through Porous Media, Advances in Water Resources, 40, p.71-82.

5. Lima, A. T.; Hofmann, A.; Reynolds, D.; Ptacek, C. J.; Van Cappellen, P.; Ottosen, L. M.; Pamukcu, S.; Alshawabekh, A.; O'Carroll, D. M.; Riis, C.; Cox, E.; Gent, D. B.; Landis, R.; Wang, J.; Chowdhury, A. I. A.; Secord, E. L.; Sanchez-Hachair, A., Environmental Electrokinetics for a sustainable subsurface. (2017), Chemosphere, Vol. 181, p.122-133.

6. Kocur, Chris M. D., Lomheim, Line, Boparai, Hardiljeet K., Chowdhury, Ahmed I. A., Weber, Kela P., Austrins, Leanne M., Edwards, Elizabeth A., Sleep, Brent E. and O’Carroll, Denis M., Contributions of Abiotic and Biotic Dechlorination Following Carboxymethyl Cellulose Stabilized Nanoscale Zero Valent Iron Injection, (2015), Environmental Science & Technology, Volume: 49, issue: 14.

7. Kocur, Chris M., Chowdhury, Ahmed I., Sakulchaicharoen, Nataphan, Boparai, Hardiljeet K., Weber, Kela P., Sharma, Prabhakar, Krol, Magdalena M., Austrins, Leanne, Peace, Christopher, Sleep, Brent E. and O’Carroll, Denis M., Characterization of nZVI Mobility in a Field Scale Test, (2014), Environmental Science & Technology, Volume:48, Issue:5.


Selected Non-refereed contributions


1. Chowdhury, Ahmed I.A., deBoer, C., Gerhard, J.I., Reynolds, D.A., Sleep, B.E., O’Carroll, D.M., Application of Electrokinetics for Oxidant Delivery and Complete Remediation of TCE-Contaminated Low Permeability Porous Media, 10th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, May 22- 26, 2016, Palm Springs, California, USA, (Platform presentation).

2. Chowdhury, Ahmed I.A., Krol, M., Sleep, B.E., O'Carroll, D.M., Numerical Simulation of nZVI at the Field Scale, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2014, December, 15-19, 2014, San Francisco, California, USA, (Platform presentation).

3. Chowdhury, Ahmed I.A., deBoer, C., Gerhard, J.I., Reynolds, D.A., Sleep, B.E., O’Carroll, D.M., Electrokinetics Enhanced Oxidant Delivery for In-situ Remediation of Fine-grain Porous Media, 9th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, May 19-22, 2014, Monterey, California, USA, (Poster presentation).

4. Chowdhury, Ahmed I. A., Kocur, C., Krol, M., Boparai, H., Peace, C., Sleep, Brent E., O’Carroll, D. M., nZVI for Site Remediation: Field Application and Numerical Simulation, Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Nanotechnology, June 02 – 07, 2013, Stowe, VT, USA, (Poster presentation).

5. Chowdhury Ahmed I. A., Kocur C, Krol M., Boparai H., O’Carroll Denis M., Sleep Brent E., (2012), Nano-scale Zero Valent Iron (NZVI) for Site Remediation: Small-scale Field Application, 39th Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists. September 17-21, 2012, Niagara Fall, Canada, (Platform presentation).

6. Chowdhury, Ahmed I. A., Denis M. O’Carroll, Yanqing Xu and Brent E. Sleep (2011) Challenges and Opportunities of Electrokinetics Enhanced Delivery of Nano-scale Zero Valent Iron, 85th Annual Symposium on Colloid and Surface Science, ACS, Montreal, June 19-22, 2011, Canada, (Platform presentation).

7. Chowdhury, Ahmed I. A., Kocur C, Weber Kela P., Boparai H., Krol M., Sakulchaicharoen N., Austrins Leanne, Peace Christopher, O’Carroll Denis M., Sleep Brent E., (2011), Nano-scale Zero Valent Iron (NZVI) for Site Remediation: Field Applications, University Consortium for Field-Focused Groundwater Contamination Research Program for Annual Progress Meeting: June 1-3, 2011, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, (Platform presentation).

8. Chowdhury, Ahmed I. A., O’Carroll Denis M., Xu Yanqing, Sleep Brent E., Electrokinetics Enhanced Delivery of Nano-scale Zero Valent Iron, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 13-17, 2010, (Platform presentation).

9. Kocur, C., Chowdhury, A. I.A., Boparai, H., Sakulchiacharoen, N., Krol, M., Sleep, B., Austrins, L., and O'Carroll, D., 2012. Reactivity of nano-scale Zero Valent Iron (nZVI) Following Field Scale Injection. In the proceedings of the 39th Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists. Niagara Falls, ON. Abstract. Num 915.

10. Kocur C.M., O’Carroll D.M., Chowdhury A.I., Boparai H. Sakulchiacharoen N. Weber K. Sleep B. Krol M. Austrins L. Peace C. (2011) Nanometal particle mobility, reaction, and characterization following field scale injection. In the proceedings of the 85th ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium. Montreal. Que., Canada.

Address


Ahmed Ishtiaque Amin Chowdhury
Lecturer
Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM),
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET),
Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

Telephone: +88 02 551 67100, Ext. 7305
e-mail: ishtiaquechowdhury AT iwfm.buet.ac.bd ; ishtiaque.c.a AT gmail.com