Chemical Engineering Faculty – Shamim A. Begum

Shamim A. Begum
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Tuskegee  University,  Tuskegee,  AL  36088
Phone:  (334) 727-8795
Fax:  (334) 724-4188
email:begums@mytu.tuskegee.edu

Tuskegee University Energy and Environmental Research Unit

Education:

Ph.D.    2009    Environmental Engineering    University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), USA
M.Sc.    2003    Sanitary Engineering    UNESCO-IHE institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands
M.E.    2001    Environmental Engineering    Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
B.Sc.    1997    Civil Engineering    Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Academic Experience:

June 2010 - Present    Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tuskegee University
Aug. 2009 – Sep. 2010        Instructor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tuskegee University
Aug. 2004 – Dec. 2006    Teaching Assistant, Civil & Environmental Engg. Dept., University of Nevada Las Vegas

Industrial Experience:

2007-2009    Program Assistant, Clark County Water Reclamation District, Las Vegas
1999-2001    Assistant Engineer, Department of Public Health Engineering, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1998-1999    Junior Engineer, House of Consultant Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh

Research Interests:

•    Biological treatment of wastewater.
•    Microbial population dynamics in biological wastewater treatment.
•    Physico-chemical processes for water and wastewater treatment.
•    Arsenic contamination of groundwater.
•    Low Cost Techniques for Carbon Capture

Professional Affiliations:

•    American Water Works Association
•    American Society for Engineering Education
•    Water Environment Federation

Awards:

•    Carollo Engineers Graduate Scholarship, 2008.
•    Nevada Power Fellowship, 2006-2007.
•    Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) grant of UNLV, 2005, 2007 and 2008.
•    Graduate Research Training (GREAT) Assistantship, 2005.
•    Fellowship of the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP), 2001 to 2003.

Presentations at conferences/ professional meetings:

  • Begum, S.A., Vahdat, N. and Egiebor, N. O. Generation and Characterization of Nano-sized Bone Char and Its Application for Water Treatment. Presented at 2iE-Tuskegee summer school in Burkina Faso, West Africa, June 11-21, 2012.
  • S. A. Begum, N. Vahdat, and N.O. Egiebor. Arsenic Removal from Aqueous Solution using Nano-Sized Bone Char. Presented at the Prairie View A & M University/Texas A & M University Professional Development Conference at Houston, TX, May 17-20, 2012.
  • Y. Maiga, S. A. Begum, R. Shange, R Ankumah and N.O. Egiebor. Biodegradation of Cyanide Compounds in Aqueous Solution by Pseudomonas Strains. Presented at the NOBCChE (National Organization of Black Chemist and Chemical Engineers) Southeast Regional Meeting at Auburn, AL, November 11-12, 2011.
  • S. A. Begum, J.R. Batista, and W. Shepherd. Impacts of Denitrification on Biological    Phosphorus Removal using Several Carbon Source Types. In Proceedings of the 82nd annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), Orlando, Florida, October 10-14, 2009.
  • S. A. Begum, J.R. Batista, and W. Shepherd. Impacts of Denitrification on Biological Phosphorus Removal using Several Carbon Source Types. Presented at the NWEA (Nevada Water Environment Association) annual conference at Las Vegas, NV, April 14-16, 2009.
  • S. A. Begum. The Influence of Carbon Types and Nitrate on the Performance of an Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal System. Poster presented in the Graduate and Professional Student Research Forum, UNLV, Las Vegas, March 29, 2008.
  • S. A. Begum. Identification of Polyphosphate Accumulating Organisms (PAOs) and Glycogen Accumulating Organisms (GAOs) in an EBPR System using Various Carbon Sources to Recognize the Failure of the System. Poster presented in the Graduate and Professional Student Research Forum, UNLV, Las Vegas, March 31, 2007.

Publications:

  • Begum, S. and Batista, J. R. “Microbial Selection on Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Systems Fed Exclusively with Glucose”. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 28, 5, 2181-2193, 2012.
  • Begum, S. A. and Batista, J. R. “Impact of Butyrate on Microbial Selection in Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal”. Submitted in the journal of Process Biochemistry.
  • Begum, S. A. and Batista, J.R. “Impacts of carbon source addition on denitrification and phosphorus uptake in enhanced biological phosphorus removal systems”. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Environmental Science and Health: Part A in July 2012. Manuscript # A-3261.
  • S. A. Begum, J.R. Batista, and W. Shepherd, “Impacts of Denitrification on Biological Phosphorus Removal using Several Carbon Source Types”. In Proceedings of the 82nd annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), Orlando, Florida, October 10-14, 2009.
  • B. Petrusevski, S. K. Sharma, E. Hossain, S. A. Begum, J. C. Schippers, “Field Testing of IHE Arsenic Removal Filter in Bangladesh.” Proceedings of the International Water Association (IWA) Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, October 20-22, 2003.
  • S. A. Begum and M. A. Ali, “Estimation of Arsenic Affected Population in Bangladesh,” Proceedings of the First International Conference and Annual Paper Meet on Civil Engineering, S. M. Seraj, M. A. Ali and B. Ahmed eds., Organized by Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) and FEISCA, IEB Chittagong Centre, 2-3 November, 2001.