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Department of

Civil Engineering

Dr. Fahim Hossain

Designation: Associate Professor


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Research Interests

  • Waste management
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Resource recovery
  • Nanotechnology
  • Air pollution control

Educational Background

  • Ph.D, (Environmental Engineering), University of Central Florida
  • Master of Science (MSc), (Environmental Engineering), University of Central Florida
  • Master of Business Management (MBM), (Management), University of Dhaka
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), (Civil Engineering), Ashanullah University of Science and Technology

Honors and Achievements


  • Resource recovery from wastewater: treatment for sustainable development, 2023
  • Fate and transport of stack emissions in the environment and potential reduction of pollutants in the context of global warming, Journal of Environmental Engineering (ASCE), 2023
  • Sources, enumerations and inactivation mechanisms of four emerging viruses in aqueous phase, Journal of Water and Health, 2022
  • Adaptation measures (AMs) and mitigation policies (MPs) to climate change and sustainable blue economy: a global perspective, Journal of Water and Climate Change, 2020
  • Natural and anthropogenic radionuclides in water and wastewater: Sources, treatments and recoveries, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 2020
  • Contaminated aquatic sediments, Water Environment Research, 2020
  • Emerging disinfectants for water and wastewater treatment, Seminar on water and wastewater treatment, 2018
  • Nanotechnology: an emerging and promising technology for wastewater treatment, Water Arabia, Saudi Arabian Water Environment Association (SAWEA), 2015
  • Effect of amine concentration on the dye photo-degradation by TiO2 nanoparticles, Center for Education and Training in Agricultural and Related Sciences (CETRAS-US Department of Agriculture) symposium, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, 2013
  • Photocatalytic activity of bare and amine-treated TiO2 nanoparticles, Materials Research Society spring meeting, 2013
  • Antibacterial nanomaterials as water disinfectant: applications, limitations and future perspectives, Science of the Total Environment, 2013
  • Effect of Amine concentration on the photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue by PVP-coated TiO2 nanoparticles, Chemistry, Biomedical and Environmental Science Research: Perspectives, Opportunities and Tools, American Chemical Society (ACS), 2013
  • Characterization of titanium dioxide (TiO2) synthesized at different reaction time and photocatalytic activity of TiO2, Center for Education and Training in Agricultural and Related Sciences (CETRAS- US Department of Agriculture) symposium, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, 2012
  • Comparisons between Global Warming Potential and Cost-Benefit Criteria for Optimal Planning of a Municipal Solid Waste Management System, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2011
  • Modeling kinetics and isotherms of functionalized filter media for nutrient removal from stormwater dry ponds, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 2010
  • A new performance-based passive septic tank underground drain field for nutrient pathogens removal using sorption media, Environmental Engineering Science, 2010
  • The use of filter media for nutrient removal in natural systems and the built environment (I): previous trends and perspectives, Environmental Engineering Science, 2010
  • Nitrification and denitrification effect in a passive on-site wastewater treatment system with a recirculation filtration tank, Journal of Water Quality, Exposure and Health, 2010
  • Nutrient Removal in a Passive On-site Wastewater Treatment System with a Recirculation Filtration Tank, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, 2010
  • Use of Functionalized Filter Media for Nutrient Removal in Stormwater Ponds, 2010
  • Laboratory-scale characterization of the green sorption medium for wastewater treatment to improve nutrient removal, Environmental Engineering Science, 2010
  • Comparative Assessment of Two Standard Septic Tank Drain Fields Using Different Sand with Recirculation for Nutrient Removal, 2010
  • Comparative Study of Two Traditional Septic Tank Drain fields Using Different Sand for Nutrient Removal, ASCE/EWRI Annual Congress, 2009
  • Optimal Design of Green Sorption Media Filtration System for Nutrient Removal in Stormwater Ponds, International Low Impact Development Conference, 2008
  • Material Characterization and Kinetics Study of Green Sorption Media for Nutrient Removal in Storm water Management Facilities, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, 2008
  • Integrating nanoscale zero valent iron and titanium dioxide for nutrient removal in storm water systems, NANO Brief Reports and Reviews, 2008
  • Integrating Nano-sized Zero Valent Iron and Titanium Oxide Nanoparticles for Nutrient Removal in Water Systems, International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Environmental Protection and Pollution, 2007
  • Heterogeneous nano-sized TiO2 photocatalyst for organic degradation in aqueous phase and role of photogenerated reactive oxygen species (ROS) in degradation process, Water quality research journal, 0