Dr. Shafiqur Rahman


Morrill Hall Room 206
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
NDSU Dept. 7620
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Fax: 701-231-1008

Dr. Shafiqur Rahman

Associate Professor


  • Research (80%)
  • Teaching  (20%)

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Ph. D. in Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba

M. S. in Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba

M. Engr. in Ag. Engr., Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

B. Sc. in Ag. Engr., Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh

Areas of Teaching Experience

Graduate seminar, Post-harvest Technology, Electricity and Electronics in Agriculture, Waste Management and Utilization

Research Interests

Current Research

  • Fate and transport of zinc and silver nanoparticles (NPs) in livestock manure and their impacts on the environment (air and soil)
  • Biochar Production and Characterization from Feedlot Manure and Wet Distiller Grains (WDG) as an Environmental Management Option
  • Process-based Nutrient Modeling of Confined Beef Cattle Systems in the Northern Great Plains
  • Microbial fuel cells (MFC) and wastewater treatment
  • Off-road Particulate Matter (PM) quantification and characterization
  • Greenhouse gas emissions from livestock production operations
  • Monitoring air emissions from livestock and poultry facilities
  • Demonstration of bio-methane potential from manure
  • Demonstration of new technologies to reduce odor emissions from anaerobic swine lagoons in North Dakota

Professional Experience

Expertise Areas

  • Application of nanotechnology for mitigating air emission
  • Air quality
  • Water quality
  • Evaluation of new technology
  • Animal waste management and utilization
  • Composting

Professional Memberships

  • USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) Member
  • NDSU representative, CSREES Project S-1032 and S-1025
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) / Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE)
  • Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering (AAAE)
  • Agricultural Wast Management Committee, SE-412
  • Environmental Air Quality Committee, SE-305

Professional Activities

  • Manuscript Reviewer: Transactions of the ASABE, Applied Engineering in Agriculture, Environmental Pollution, and Bioresource Technology
  • Proposal Reviewer: National Science Foundation (NSF), USEPA Nutrient Recycling Challenge judging panel, USDA-NIFA-SBIR -Community Development review panel, Air Quality Program, AFRI-USDA; National Integrated Water Quality Program (NIWQP), USDA; EPA-SBIR review panel; Missouri Life Science Research Board proposals

Courses Taught

ABEN 790- Graduate Seminar (Co-Instructor)

ASM 354 - Electricity and Electronics in Agriculture

ASM 323 - Post-harvest Technology