Dr. Eakalak Khan, P.E.
Director, Environmental & Conservation Sciences Graduate Program
Coordinator, ND EPSCoR "NATURE" Program
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: CIE 201
Telephone: (701) 231-7717
Fax: (701) 231-6185
- Removal of Specific and Bulk Chemical Contaminants from Water and Wastewater Focusing on Process Development
- Biodegradation of Organic Contaminants and Method Development for Measuring Biodegradability and Bioavailability of Bulk Contaminants in Water and Wastewater
- Impact of Nanotechnology on Microbes and Bioprocesses
- Fate and Transport of Contaminants in Environment
- Stormwater Pollution Control
- Odney Award for Excellence in Teaching, North Dakota State University, 2008 (university-wide teaching award given to one instructor per year)
- Teacher of the Year, College of Engineering and Architecture, North Dakota State University, 2007
- Researcher of the Year, College of Engineering and Architecture, North Dakota State University, 2005
- CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2005
- Stagnant Flood Water Quality Improvement: Role of Sediment and Interactions between Effective Microorganisms and Indigenous Microorganisms, PI, National Science Foundation, February 2012 to December 2013, $60,000
- Mitigating Effect of Carbon Nanotubes on Bacterial Cells by Polymeric Entrapment, PI, National Science Foundation, May 2010 to April 2012, $60,000
- Source, Fate and Transport of Cryptosporidium in a Rural Midwestern Watershed, co-PI, United States Department of Agriculture, August 2008 to July 2011, $290,382
- Effects of Animal Manure Storage and Disposal on the Fate and Transport of Manure-Borne Hormones, co-PI, National Science Foundation, August 2007 to July 2010, $374,848
- Fate and Characteristics of Biodegradable Dissolved Organic Nitrogen in Treated Wastewater, PI, District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, August 2007 to July 2008, $45,973
- CAREER: Integrated Interdisciplinary Nanotechnology Research and Education on Fundamentals and Applications of Cell Entrapment for Water Pollution Control, PI, National Science Foundation, July 2005 to June 2010, $400,023
- Stormwater Management Practices, PI when working at Polytechnic University/co-PI after moving to North Dakota State University, New York State Department of Transportation, January 2002 to December 2004, $283,026
- Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, California, 1997
- M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, California, 1994
- M.S. in Agricultural Engineering, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1993
- B.Eng. in Environmental Engineering, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 1990
- Kasi, M., Wadhawan, T., Simsek, H., McEvoy, J., Padmanabhan, G., Sletten, D., and Khan, E. (2013) Enricher Reactor - Permeable Reactive Biobarrier Approach for Removing a Mixture of Contaminants with Substrate Interactions. Bioresource Technology, 146, pp. 336-344.
- Simsek, H., Wadhawan, T., and Khan, E. (2013) Overlapping Photodegradable and Biodegradable Organic Nitrogen in Wastewater Effluents. Environmental Science and Technology, 47(13), pp. 7163-7170.
- Simsek, H., Kasi, M., Ohm, J.-B., Blonigen, M., and Khan, E. (2013) Bioavailable and Biodegradable Dissolved Organic Nitrogen in Activated Sludge and Trickling Filter Wastewater Treatment Plants. Water Research, 47(9), pp. 3201-3210.
- Herges, G., Widmer, G., Clark, M., Khan, E., Giddings, C., Brewer, M., and McEvoy, J. (2012) Evidence that Cryptosporidium parvum Populations are Panmictic and Unstructured in the Upper Midwest United States. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78(22), pp. 8096-8101.
- Simsek, H., Kasi, M., Wadhawan, T., Bye, C., Blonigen, M., and Khan, E. (2012) Fate of Dissolved Organic Nitrogen in Two Stage Trickling Filter Process. Water Research, 46(16), pp. 5115-5126.