Dr. Saifur Rahaman Lab
Emerging Materials & Technologies for Water
Dr. Saifur Rahaman
NSERC-Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University
Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D., University of British Columbia (UBC), Civil Engineering
Dr. Saifur Rahaman is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at Concordia University. Prior to joining Concordia as an Assistant Professor in June 2012, he spent two years as an NSERC-Canada Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Rahaman received his Ph.D. from University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, BC, M.A.Sc. from Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, and B.Sc. from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh, all in Civil (Environmental) engineering. He has more than 15 years of experience in conducting research, teaching and consulting services in the areas of sustainable water and energy.
The primary focus of Dr. Rahaman’s current research is to develop advanced materials and novel membrane-based processes for water and wastewater treatment. His research interest includes (i) membrane separations for water and wastewater purification, (ii) environmental applications of engineered nanomaterials, (iii) electrochemical advanced oxidation for disinfection and destruction of trace contaminants, and (iv) resource recovery (water, nutrient and energy) from industrial wastewater. Dr. Rahaman received a number of prestigious awards including NSERC-Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) Award (2019), Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science Research Award - Tier II (2019), Concordia Research Fellow Award in Category A (2017), MWH/AEESP Best Master's Thesis Advisor Award (2016), Petro-Canada Young Innovators Award (2015), NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010-2012) and British Columbia Water & Waste Association (BCWWA) Student Achievement Award (2009). Dr Rahaman is currently an academic editor of the PLOS ONE and a member of the editorial board of Frontiers in Environmental Science.
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