Welcome to the web site for Nanoenvirology research group of North Dakota State University. Our work focuses on studying nanoparticles and understanding their impacts on the environment.

The group is headed by Dr. Achintya Bezbaruah who has been in the Department of Civil Engineering of North Dakota State University from the year 2005. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from University of Nebraska-Lincoln(UNL), USA in 2002. Prior to that he has been Assistant professor in Assam Engineering college in India and has rich industry experience in planning, design and supervision of civil engineering projects and in the field of environmental engineering. His awards include the NIFA/USDA Food Safety award in 2012 and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Bridge award in 2011.

Recent news:

5/24/2013: Young students present water research at NDSU. Young, bright minds from across the globe presented innovative ideas on how to reuse water during the second International WateRediscover Conference May 15. Organized by NDSU, the teleconference involved seven teams of middle school and high school students from Bangladesh, India, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

4/29/2013: GlobaKonnect conference connects NDSU student researchers with Indian counterparts. The conference was organized as a part of the department’s efforts to introduce the students and faculty to international collaborations and global exchange of ideas through a recently initiated program called GlobaKonnect. The program was coordinated by Achintya Bezbaruah, assistant professor of civil engineering.

3/29/2013: Congratulations to Mary Pate for being awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Pate is the first engineering student and the first female researcher at NDSU to receive the graduate fellowship.Over the course of the five year GRFP award term, she could take advantage of additional opportunities offered through the GRFP; for example, "the Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide", which offers Fellows the opportunity to enhance their professional development through 3-12 month international research collaborations.

3/27/2013: NDSU’s nanotechnology group gives workshop at Indian university. NDSU’s Environmental Nanotechnology group presented a workshop Feb. 6-9, on bio-nanotechnology at Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, India. The workshop was organized by AAU’s Biotechnology Research Center and Department of Biotechnology.Civil engineering assistant professor Achintya Bezbaruah and NDSU alumnus Talal Almeelbi traveled to India to offer the workshop and six other members of the core group participated via video link.

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