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Dr. Bezbaruah

Dr. Achintya N. Bezbaruah
Associate Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: CIE 201G
Telephone: (701) 231-7461
Fax: (701) 231-6185

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Research Interests

  • Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials
  • Environmental Implications of Nanomaterials
  • Polymer Applications in Environmental Remediation
  • Nutrient Recovery and Delivery
  • Life-cycle Assessment
  • Contaminant Fate and Transport
  • Small Community Water and Wastewater Treatment
Bezbaruah leads the Nanoenvirology Research Group (NRG) at North Dakota State University. The group’s research focuses on life-cycle studies of nanomaterials starting from the novel synthesis to disposal of nanomaterials. Development of stable dispersion of nanomaterials using synthetic and plant-based graft copolymers for groundwater remediation has been a major emphasis of the group’s research. The group has four patents/ pending patents from their research. Bezbaruah also leads a major interdisciplinary research on impacts of nanomaterials on ecosystem components specifically on plants and microorganisms and societal perception on nanotechnology.

Awards and Grants (recent)

  1. AFRI-NIFA-USDA Food Safety Grant: Life-cycle Approaches to - $500K Understand the Interactions between Crops and Engineered Nanoparticles at Molecular Level - $500K (2012-2015)
  2. National Science Foundation BRIGE Award: Enhancing Nanoparticle Dispersion though Surface Modification using Biopolymers - $175K (2010-2014)
  3. National Science Foundation BRIGE VR Supplemental (VRS) Grant: Research Experience for K-12 Veteran Teachers - $25K (2013-2014)
  4. National Science Foundation BRIGE REU Supplemental Grant: Research Experience Female Engineering Undergraduates- $10K (2012-2014)

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. 2002, Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.
  • M.S. 1992, Environmental Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India.
  • B.S. 1987, Civil Engineering, Assam Engineering College, Guwahati, India.

Recent Publications

  1. Mitra, S., Bezbaruah, A.N. Railroad impacts on wetland habitat: GIS and modeling approach, Journal of Transport and Land Use, In Press, 2013.
  2. Jacob, D., Borchardt, J., Leelruban, N., Otte, M., Bezbaruah, A.N.  Uptake and Translocation of Ti from Nanoparticles in Crops and Wetland Plants, International Journal of Phytoremediation, 15:142-153, 2013.
  3. Krajangpan, S., Kalita. H. Chisholm, B.J., Bezbaruah, A.N. Iron Nanoparticles Coated with Amphiphilic Polysiloxane Graft Copolymers:  Dispersibility and Contaminant Treatability, Environmental Science & Technology, 46:10130-10136, 2012.
  4. Almeelbi, T., Bezbaruah, A.N. Aqueous Phosphate Removal using Nanoscale Zero-valent Iron, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 14:1-14, 2012.
  5. Bezbaruah, A.N., Shanbhogue, S.S., Simsek, S., Khan, E. Encapsulation of iron nanoparticles in alginate biopolymer for trichloroethylene remediation, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 13:6673-6681, 2011.

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