Dr. Abid Khan | FRP for Water Management | Best Researcher Award

Jamia Millia Islamia – India

Professional Profiles:

Early Academic Pursuits 🌟

Dr. Abid Ali Khan’s academic journey is marked by a steadfast commitment to the field of civil engineering, with a specialization in environmental engineering. He embarked on this path at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), where he earned his Bachelor of Engineering (B.Engg.) in Civil Engineering in 1995. His undergraduate project focused on the sewerage treatment scheme for Talanagri at Aligarh using the UASB process, laying the groundwork for his future research endeavors.

Dr. Khan continued his studies at AMU, obtaining his Master of Engineering (M.Engg.) in Civil (Environmental & Water Resource Engineering) in 1998. His thesis, titled “Sewage Treatment by Anaerobic Hybrid Reactor,” under the guidance of Dr. I.H. Farooqui and Dr. A.A. Siddiqui, further honed his expertise in wastewater treatment technologies. Driven by a passion for environmental sustainability, Dr. Khan pursued a PhD in Civil (Environmental Engineering) at the prestigious IIT Roorkee. His doctoral research, supervised by Prof. A.A. Kazmi, Prof. Indu Mehrotra, and Dr. Beni Lew, focused on the post-treatment of UASB effluent, emphasizing aeration and variants of the activated sludge process. This research earned him a PhD in 2012 and established him as a leading expert in environmental engineering.

Professional Endeavors 👨‍🏫

Dr. Khan’s professional career spans over two decades, during which he has made significant contributions to both academia and industry. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), New Delhi, a position he has held since July 2014. His teaching experience is extensive, having previously held positions at NIT Kurukshetra, IIT Roorkee, Debub University in Ethiopia, and AMU Aligarh.

In addition to his academic roles, Dr. Khan has substantial industrial experience. He worked as a Senior Wastewater Specialist at Royal Haskoning DHV-BV, a leading water and wastewater consultancy organization, from March 2012 to July 2014. His work involved promoting NEREDA technology in India, presenting to stakeholders, and designing wastewater treatment plants based on NEREDA, SBR, and ASP processes. He also contributed to the design of urban drainage and sewerage systems for major infrastructure projects in India and conducted feasibility studies for stormwater management and lake linking in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

Contributions and Research Focus 🔬

Dr. Khan’s research has had a profound impact on the field of environmental engineering. His primary research interests include water quality for reuse, anaerobic digestion, and aerobic granulation. He has published a total of 76 research papers, with 40 articles cited in Scopus and ISI-indexed journals. His cumulative impact factor is an impressive 66.832, and his work has garnered over 800 citations, reflecting the significance of his contributions to the field. Dr. Khan has also contributed to several books and book chapters, including “Post Treatments of Anaerobic Effluents,” which he co-edited. His research on micro-aerobic technologies for UASB effluent polishing and sustainable post-treatment of anaerobic effluents has been published in prominent journals, further establishing his reputation as a thought leader in environmental engineering.

Accolades and Recognition 🏅

Dr. Khan’s excellence in research and teaching has earned him numerous accolades and recognitions. He is a member of several prestigious professional organizations, including the International Water Association (IWA), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Water Environment Federation (WEF), and Institution of Engineers of India (IEI). He is also a member of the Management Committee of the IWA Specialist Group on Wastewater in Anaerobic Digestion. His work has been recognized with several awards, including the MHRD Fellowship and inclusion in ‘Who’s Who Emerging Leaders in the World.’

Impact and Influence 🌍

Dr. Khan’s influence extends beyond academia and industry. He has played a crucial role in advancing wastewater treatment technologies and promoting sustainable water management practices. His work on NEREDA technology has been instrumental in its adoption in India, and his contributions to the design of urban drainage and sewerage systems have improved the infrastructure in several Indian cities. His research has also provided valuable insights into the treatment and reuse of wastewater, contributing to environmental sustainability.

Legacy and Future Contributions 🌟

Dr. Abid Ali Khan’s legacy is marked by his dedication to advancing environmental engineering through research, teaching, and practical applications. His work has had a lasting impact on the field, and his contributions continue to shape the future of sustainable water and wastewater management. As an educator, he has inspired and mentored countless students, many of whom have gone on to make their own contributions to the field. Dr. Khan’s ongoing research projects and publications ensure that his influence will continue to grow, and his commitment to developing innovative solutions for environmental challenges will leave a lasting mark on the world.

Publication Top Noted:

Paper Title: Industry 4.0 and circular economy for bolstering healthcare sector: A comprehensive view on challenges, implementation, and futuristic aspects

  • Authors: Mohd Javaid, Abid Haleem, Ibrahim Haleem Khan, Ravi Pratap Singh, Abid Ali Khan
  • Journal: Biomedical Analysis
  • Volume: 1
  • Pages: 174-198
  • Year: 2024

Paper Title: Detection and Measurement of Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water

  • Authors: Vivek Dalvi, Afzal Ansari, Shweta Kalia, Rubia Gaur, Beni Lew, Abid Ali Khan
  • Journal: Drinking Water Disinfection By-products: Sources, Fate and Remediation
  • Pages: 161-176
  • Year: 2024

Paper Title: Evaluating biogas potential of organic fraction of wholesale market wastes in New Delhi, India: anaerobic co-digestion with sewage sludge and cattle manure

  • Authors: Bushra Hasan, Tinku Casper D’Silva, Rubia Zahid Gaur, Geeta Singh, Abid Ali Khan
  • Journal: Energy, Ecology and Environment
  • Pages: 1-17
  • Year: 2023

Paper Title: Performance of SBR with anaerobic effluent to accumulate nitrite for further integration with UASB anammox reactor

  • Authors: Syed Shakil Afsar Mohammad Waqqas Mirza, Bushra Hasan, Mirat Ahmad, Mohd Rayaz, Abid Ali Khan
  • Volume: 2721
  • Year: 2023

Paper Title: Anaerobic/Oxic/Anoxic Mode Sequencing Batch Reactor: Treatment Performance and Development of Aerobic Granular Sludge

  • Journal: Oriental Journal of Chemistry
  • Volume: 39
  • Year: 2023
Abid Khan | FRP for Water Management | Best Researcher Award

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