Dr. Shafiqur Rahman


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


Dr. Shafiqur Rahman

Associate Professor


  • Research (80%)
  • Teaching (20%)

 Curriculum Vitae

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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

  • Odor reduction and green energy production from livestock manure and other wastes
  • 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

  • Land application of manure
  • Application of nanotechnology for mitigating air emission
  • Air quality
  • Water quality
  • Animal waste management and utilization
  • Composting
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Biochar from wastes

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/ASM 491 - Seminar
  • ABEN 358 - Electrical Energy Applications in Agriculture
  • ABEN 790- Graduate Seminar (Co-Instructor)
  • ASM 354 - Electricity and Electronics in Agriculture
  • ASM 323 - Post-harvest Technology

Invited Presentations

  • NDSU, ABEN Department, and Manure Management Options. Sangji University (CNU), South Korea. 03/17/2017.
  • NDSU, ABEN Department, and Livestock Air Quality Concerns. Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea. 03/16/2017.
  • Options for mitigating nutrients pollution from agriculture, International Symposium of River Basin Studies, Gifu University, 03/07/2017
  • Mass mortality composting. 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Environment. Konya, Turkey, 09/30/2015 – 10/03/2015
  • Ongoing research and Extension activities at NDSU. National Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) and Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea. 10//12/2013- 10/18/2013.
  • Manure management and air quality research highlights at NDSU. Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale and Namik Kemal University, Tekirdağ, Turkey, 05/31/2013 - 06/09/2013.