Adnan Hossain Khan and Nadeem Ahmad

Civil engineering graduate students recognized for commitment to the environment

Western Engineering News | April 4, 2012

Two graduate students from Western University’s department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have been awarded Ross and Jean Clark Scholarships.

Adnan Hossain Khan is conducting research related to mining processes and Nadeem Ahmad is conducting research related to wastewater disposal techniques into water bodies.

Khan, a master’s student studying geo-environmental engineering, is researching ways to improve the total sulphur determination technique from mine tailings.

“The goal of my research project is to improve the process and make it more accurate and cost effective,” explains Khan.  “The focus area of my research is very important for the mining industry, in Canada and beyond.”

Nadeem Ahmad’s research will also make an impact around the world.

A PhD candidate in civil engineering, Ahmad is researching in the field of environmental hydraulics to save the marine life from dense wastewater discharges produced as a by-product during various industrial and mining processes.

“The main objective of my research is to minimize the large impact zone (the region around a discharge point where a high concentration harmful substances is harmful for marine life) by controlling dense effluents at the discharge point to save the marine life.” he explains.

The Ross and Jean Clark Scholarships are awarded to graduate students who have achieved high academic standing with a focus on topics relevant to environmental engineering. The recipients are selected by Western Engineering's graduate committee, on the recommendation of the Associate Dean, Research and Graduate.

Both recipients thank the Clark family for their generosity and the graduate committee for selecting them.

“I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as (the Clark family) has helped me,” says Ahmad.



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