October 2021: The whole group presented posters in the North Dakota Water and Pollution Control Conference, 2021.
September 2021: John Briest and Sara Hoovestol from Weaver Consultants Group visited the lab!!
August 2021: Himani Yadav joins the lab as a PhD student. Himani brings expertise in microplastics research. Welcome!!
July 2021: Kim and Mike finished their summer research in our lab with a great poster session! We will miss their lively presence.
July 2021: Prof. Kelly Rusch, Executive Director of North Dakota EPSCoR, visited the lab!
July 2021: Profs. Rajib Saha and Shudipto Dishari, and Sreyan from University of Nebraska – Lincoln visited the lab!
June 2021: Kim and Mike join the lab as a part of the NSF Research Experiences for Teachers program. They will work on the impact of natural disasters on water quality. Welcome!
June 2021: Biraj Saha joins the lab as a PhD student. Biraj brings expertise in industrial wastewater treatment. Welcome!
June 2021: After a long wait, our Lumos II FTIR microscope has arrived and running!!
May 2021: Ryan Anderson presented his research on An Evolving Protocol to Identify Nanoplastics in Landfill Leachate in the First Grand Challenges Scholars Program International Research Conference.
April 2021: Ryan Anderson presented his research on Nanoplastics in Landfill Leachate and its Environmental Implications in the Annual NDSU Explore Undergraduate Research Symposium. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/h2NY9HyOkgk
April 2021: Ryan Anderson presented his research on Nanoplastics in Landfill Leachate in the 5th Annual Graduate Student Council Research Symposium at North Dakota State University.
February 2021: “Investigation of fats, oils, and grease co-digestion with food waste in anaerobic membrane bioreactors and the associated microbial community using MinION sequencing” has been accepted for publication in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology – Bioprocess Engineering Journal.
January 2021: Kira Eliason, a Freshman in Environmental Engineering at NDSU joins the group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome Kira!!
December 2020: Coauthored paper on ”Solid Waste: An Overlooked Source of Microplastics to the Environment” has been accepted for publication in Science of the Total Environment Journal.
November 2020: Ryan Anderson, a Sophomore in Civil and Environmental Engineering at NDSU joins the group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome Ryan!!
October 2020: Dr. Iskander received $35,000 Equipment Award from the North Dakota Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR)!!
October 2020: Dr. Iskander received $10,000 SEED Award from the North Dakota Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR) to Collect Preliminary Data to Develop a Federal Grant Proposal!!
August 2020: Dr. Iskander moved to the beautiful campus of North Dakota State University!!
May 2020: Dr. Iskander accepted a Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at North Dakota State University to start from fall 2020.
May 2019: Dr. Iskander joined the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Southern California as a postdoctoral research associate.
May 2019: Dr. Iskander presented his research in the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) conference at Arizona State University.
April 2019: Dr. Iskander received the first place award in the five-minute flash talk competition at the 1st annual Alpha Epsilon Honor Society Research Symposium, Virginia Tech.
April 2019: Dr. Iskander received the Gold Award in oral presentation category at the 35th Annual Graduate Student Assembly Research Symposium, Virginia Tech.
March 2019: Syeed successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on March 25th.