2015 Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The Institute promotes the education and training of water resources research professionals through its fellowship program. Profiles of each graduate fellow, and summaries of her or his  thesis research project, and publications from this project are accessed through the links below. Visitors are invited to contact the student, research advisor, or the Institute Director for further information on the projects. 

Fellows, Projects and Advisors

Graduate Student
Project Title
Boonsiri Dandumrongsin
ECS (Ag &Bio), NDSU
Contribution of Soluble Microbial Products on Dissolved Organic Nitrogen and its Biodegradability in Wastewater Effluent Dr. Halis Simsek
Ryan David
Evaluation of the Impacts of Mixing on Water Towers Dr. Wei Lin
Bryce DeGuise
Evaluation of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems – Sand Filters and Biological Treatment Dr. Wei Lin
Soklida Hong
Glutaraldehyde Removal from Flowback and Produced Water Using Photolysis Dr. Eakalk Khan and
Dr. Sivaguru Jayaraman
Mohammad Hossain
Biopolymers for Phosphate Removal from Eutrophic Lakes Dr. Achintya Bezbaruah
Navaratnam Leelaruban

A Study of the Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Drought and its Impact in North Dakota

Dr. Padmanabhan
Umma Salma Rashid
Injectable Nanoparticle-based Permeable Reactive Barriers for Groundwater Contaminant Remediation Dr. Achintya Bezbaruah
Debjit Roy
Ag and Biosystems Engineering, NDSU
Snowmelt water infiltration into frozen soil in the Red River of the North Basin Dr. Xinhua Jia
Rebecca Schewe
Soil Science, NDSU
Quantifying Soluble Salt Removal from Subsurface Tile-Drain Agricultural Fields Dr. Francis Casey and
Dr. Abbey Wick
Swati Sharma
Ag and Biosystems Engineering, NDSU
UV Light Effect on Bioavailability of Dissolved Organic Nitrogen in a Trickling Filter Process Dr. Halis Simsek
Bahareh Shoghli
Earth Systems and Policy, UND
Design Parameters of Embankment Dams in the Upper Midwest in Potential Climate Change Conditions Dr. Howe Lim
Brent Silvis
Earth Systens and Policy, UND
Analysis of the Impact of Policy and Economic Drivers of Land-Use Change on Nitrogen Levels of Surface Waters within the Snake, Buffalo and Eastern Wild Rice Subbasins, 2006-2013 Dr. Haochi Zheng
Jingyi Sun
Ag and Biosystems Engineering , NDSU
Evaluation of Bioavailable Dissolved Organic Nitrogen Using Various Algal Species Dr. Halis Simsek
Mitchell Swanson
The Role of Algal Species on Phosphorus Bioavailability Dr. Eakalak Khan
Luisa Torres
Risks of Water Contamination Associated with the Wastewater from Oil Production in the Bakken Dr. Eakalak Khan and
Dr. Om Yadav
Anthony Wamono
Ag and Biosystems Engineering, NDSU
Effects of calcium based surface amendments on the hydraulic conductivity and selected physical properties of subsurface drained sodic-saline soils Dr. Dean Steele