2016 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
Soklida Hong
Glutaraldehyde Removal from Flowback and Produced Waters Using Photolysis Dr. Eakalak Khan
Mohammad Hossain
Biopolymers for Phosphate Removal from Eutrophic Lakes Dr. Achintya Bezbaruah
Courtney Jackson
Geography and Geographic Information Science, UND

Effects of Climate Change, Agricultural Land Use Change, and Dynamic Contributing Area on Streamflow Input to Devils Lake: A Case Study of the Mauvais Coulee Sub-Basins

Dr. Paul Todhunter


Tong Lin
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, NDSU

Assessing the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing at Bakken on Regional Water Resources Dr. Zhulu Lin
Marina Martin
Tamoxifen and Endoxifen Detections in Wastewater and Receiving Waters in North Dakota Dr. Eakalak Khan
Ursinio Puga
Comparative Ultraviolet Disinfection Study for Wastewater Applications for the City of Fargo, North Dakota Dr. Wei Lin
Umma Salma Rashid
Injectable Nanoparticle-based Permeable Reactive Barriers for Groundwater Contaminant 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
Afshin Shabani
Earth System Science and Policy, UND
Modeling Water Balance and Flows of Sediment and Nutrient in Devils Lake Watershed Using SWAT Dr. Xiaodong Zhang
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
Impacts of Climate Change on Embankment Dams in the Upper Midwest Region:
Critical Design Parameters and Adaptation Measures
Dr. Howe Lim
Alexis Steinman
Natural Resources Management, NDSU
A Comparison of Wetlands across the Urban - Peri-Urban - Rural Gradient Dr. Christina Hargiss
Luisa Torres
Holistic Risk Assessment of Surface Water Contamination Due to Lead-210 Found in Produced Water from Unconventional Oil Production in North Dakota Dr. Eakalak Khan
Bemjamin York
Geology and Geological Engineering, UND
Effect of Glacial Isostatic Adjustment on Rivers and Drainage Basins in the Red River Valley Dr. Phil Gerla