I am Syeed Md Iskander, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Virginia Tech (VT). Prior to joining Virginia Tech, I earned my MS in Environmental Engineering from Washington State University (WSU) and BS in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in December 2014 and April 2012 respectively.
My PhD research, funded by the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF), is on bioelectrochemical landfill leachate treatment for resource recovery and contaminant removal. After earning my PhD, I will begin a career as a dedicated researcher and academician in the field of environmental engineering. As Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote, “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”