I believe my experience of living, studying and experiencing different cultures makes me ideal for working in a modern and forward looking company. I am currently completing my PhD in Environmental Engineering in Australia and my research expertise is in air pollution control or environmental control but I am not limited to research or development only. I have worked and studied in several high quality institutions and am always looking for a challenge.
Qualifications & Education
Murdoch University – Perth, Australia
Candidate for Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering
2011 – 2015
University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, USA
Masters of Science Degree in Chemistry
University of Toronto – Toronto, Canada
Honours Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry
United World College of the Atlantic – Wales, U.K.
International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)
Siddiqui’s International School – Dhaka, Bangladesh
G.C.E. ‘O-levels’ held under the University of London School Examination Board 1990
Ph.D. researcher on odour control of air pollutants emanating from wastewater treatment plants
Research on detection of trace metals like lead and arsenic and persistent organic pollutants in various environmental matrices using electro analytical methods, GC, HPLC and MS methods
2002 – 2011
Part of the team involved in the collaborative study with the Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University on a prospective urban and rural epidemiological study.
2007 – 2011
University of Illinois
Synthesized and characterized air and moisture sensitive organometallic complexes. Characterization methods included NMR, FT-IR, UV-Vis spectroscopy, and mass spectroscopy.
1997 – 1999
School of Environmental Science and Management
Duties included planning and teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and Environmental Health.
In charge of planning, implementation and running the Chemistry lab in campus.
Management trainee at the pharmaceutical plant of Aventis Pharma at Gazipur, Bangladesh training in production, quality control and sales.
Lab Support Inc. – Illinois, USA
On placement at the Abbott Diagnostic Division in Abbot Laboratories. Responsible for validation of products according to the Quality System Regulation of the Food and Drug Administration. Validation initiator for common test method to the standards required by the current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations.
2000 – 2001
Recovery of sulphur from contaminated air in wastewater treatment plants by biofiltration – A critical review has been accepted by the Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology and is awaiting publication. 2015
Persistent Organic Pollutants and Pesticide Residues in Seasonal Waters of Rural Bangladesh; International Journal of Environment 1(1): 40-45
Study on groundwater, river water and tannery effluent quality in southwestern Dhaka, Bangladesh: Insights from multivariate statistical Analysis; Journal of Nature, Science and Sustainable Technology, Vol., 5, No. 3. 2011
Mega cities: Slums, Pollution and Ill-health – The case of Dhaka, Bangladesh; Chapter in book titled “Mega Cities and Global Health”, edited by, Omar Khan and Gregory Pappas published by APHA Press. 2011
Investigation of the sources of particulate matter from the Tajgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka; Journal of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, Vol. 33, No. 1, 71-85. 2009
Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia
Air pollution in Dhaka: environmental management of a rapidly growing Asian mega city was presented at the 17th Biennial Conference of Asian Studies Association of Australia in Melbourne, Australia
Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences
Quantitative Determination of Lead in Air-Borne Suspended Particulate Matter Using Stripping Voltammetry was accepted for a poster presentation in the 10th Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences at Manila, Philippines.
Singapore International Chemistry Conference
Determination of Lead, Copper and Cadmium in mixed solutions using Stripping Voltammetry was presented as a poster at the 5th Singapore International Chemistry Conference in Singapore.
Awarded the Australian Research Council funded APAI scholarship at Murdoch University in Western Australia 2011
University of Illinois Chemistry Scholarship
Awarded the competitive scholarship for the duration of studies at the University of Illinois. 2011
Canadian Society for Chemistry Book Prize
Awarded to the most improved student entering the fourth year of a specialist program in chemistry. 1996
Prince of Wales Scholarship
Awarded a competitive scholarship for two years study at the United World College of the Atlantic. 1990
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