Dr. Nehreen Majed

 

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering

Ph. D.
Northeastern University, USA, 2011
MSc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, BUET, 2005
B. Sc. Engineering (Civil), BUET, 2003


Dr. Nehreen Majed has joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at University of Asia Pacific in Fall 2014.  She worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Management at North South University in Dhaka, Bangladesh from Spring 2012 until Spring 2013. Afterwards she also served as a member in the coordination committee for the establishment of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering prior to opening of the department at NSU.

She has completed her BSc (Civil Engineering) in 2003 and MSc (Environmental Engineering) in 2005 from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).  She worked as a research officer at ITN-BUET until 2005 working in close association with professionals in the water supply and sanitation sector in Bangladesh.  Then she completed her PhD degree from Northeastern University at Boston, Massachusetts in United States of America specializing in Environmental Engineering in 2011.She worked as a graduate teaching assistant for the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering for Northeastern University while performing PhD.

Dr. Nehreen Majed has experiences in teaching laboratory courses and supervising undergraduate summer interns in the laboratory based methods. Her fields of expertise encompass water quality assessment and control, water and wastewater treatment, biological nutrient removal and microbial ecology. Apart from looking at phosphorus analyzing techniques and advanced lab-scale configurations for reaching low effluent phosphorus levels, her PhD research introduced a novel technique to evaluate cellular level distribution of storage polymers in the polyphosphate accumulating organisms that are responsible and relevant in enhanced biological phosphorus removal technique. Her novel findings paved the way for number of publications in internationally acclaimed peer-reviewed journals like Environmental Science and Technology, Current Opinions in Biotechnology, Water Research, Water Science and Technology and also in several international conference proceedings.

Research

Northeastern University                                                                                                                    Boston, MA, USA
Research Assistant, September 2007 – August 2011
Project: Investigation on development and application of Raman Microscopy in understanding Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal (EBPR) process.

Northeastern University                                                                                                                  
Boston, MA, USAResearch Assistant, September 2006 – August 2009
Project: Investigation on Laboratory scale Integrated fixed film Activated Sludge – Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal – Membrane Bioreactor process (IFAS-EBPR-MBR) for simultaneous removal of Nitrogen and Phosphorus.

University of Cincinnati                                                                                                                  
Cincinnati, OH, USAResearch Assistant, December 2005 – May 2006
Project: Distribution and treatment of Norwalk virus in the drinking water distribution system


Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology                                        
                Dhaka, BangladeshResearch Assistant, January 2005 – August 2005
Project: Contamination of Dug well water and its control.

International Training Network Centre, BUET                                                                            
Dhaka, BangladeshResearch Officer, July 2003 – August 2005
Project: Development of research and training modules in water supply and sanitation field.

Publication

Peer-Reviewed Journals:
Majed,  N
., Li, Y. and Gu, A.Z. (2012), “Advances in Techniques for Phosphorus Analysis in Biological Sources”, Current Opinion in Biotechnology,23: 852-859
Majed, N., Chernenko, T., Diem, M. and Gu, A.Z. (2012), “Identification of functionally Relevant Populations in Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Processes Based on Intracellular Polymers Profiles and Insights into Metabolic Diversity and Heterogeneity”, Environmental Science and Technology, 46(9), 5010-5017.

Majed, N
. and Gu, A. Z. (2010), “Application of Raman Microscopy for Simultaneous and Quantitative Evaluation of Multiple Intracellular Polymers Dynamics Functionally Relevant to Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Processes”, Environmental Science and Technology, 44, 8601-8608.

Majed, N
., Matthaus, C., Diem, M. and Gu, A. Z. (2009) “Evaluation of Intracellular Polyphosphate Dynamics in Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Process Using Raman Microscopy”, Environmental Science and Technology, 43, 4436-5442.

Bucci, V., Majed, N., Hellweger, F. and Gu, A. Z. (2012), “Heterogeneity of Intracellular Polymer Storage States in Microbial Populations Relevant to Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Processes: Observation and Modeling”, Environmental Science and Technology, 46(6), 3244-3252.

Schuler, A., Majed, N., Bucci, V., Hellweger, F. L., Tu, Y. and Gu, A. Z. (2010), “Is the Whole Sum of its Parts? Agent based Modeling of Wastewater Treatment Systems”, Water Science &Technology 63(8), 1590-1598.

Onnis-Hayden, A., Majed, N. and Gu, A.Z. (2011), “Process Optimization by Decoupled Control of Key Microbial Populations: Distributions of Activities and Abundance of Functionally Relevant Populations in a full-scale IFAS-EBPR Process ” Water Research45(13), 3845-3854.

 

Proceedings:

Onnis-Hayden, A., Majed, N., Drury, D., Risso, L., Mcmahon, K. D. and Gu, A. Z. (2013) “Effect of Sludge Residence Time on Phosphorus Removal Activities and Populations in Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal (EBPR) Systems” 86th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 2013.

Majed, N. and Gu, A.Z. (2011), “Insights into the Metabolic Pathways and Diversity of Functionally Relevant Populations in Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Process using Raman Microscopy”, 84th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, Los Angeles , California, October 2011.

Majed, N., Matthaus, C., Diem, M. and Gu, A. Z. (2010), “ Raman Microscopic Evaluation of Intracellular Polymers Reveals Metabolic States of Microbes Involved in Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Process”, IWA/World Water Congress and Exhibition, Montreal, Canada, September 19-24, 2010.

Majed, N., Du, Y. and Gu, A.Z. (2010), “Analysis of Phosphorus Fractions in EBPR process and Metabolic Link with Polyphosphate”, 83rd Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, New Orleans , Louisiana, October 2010.

Schuler, A., Majed, N., Bucci, V., Hellweger, F. L., Tu, Y. and Gu, A. Z. (2010), “Is the Whole Sum of its Parts? Agent based Modelling of Wastewater Treatment Systems”, 2nd IWA/WEF Wastewater Treatment Modeling Seminar, Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC, Canada, March 28-30, 2010.

Majed, N., Matthaus, C., Diem, M. and Gu, A. Z. (2009) “Evaluation of Intracellular Polyphosphate Distribution in the PAOs using Raman Microscopy”, 82nd Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, Orlando, Florida, October 2009.

Gu, A. Z., Majed, N., Benisch, M. and Neethling, J. B (2009). “Fractionation and Treatability Assessment of Phosphorus in Wastewater Effluents - Implications on Meeting Stringent Limits”, 82nd Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, Orlando, Florida, October 2009.

Majed, N., Onnis-Hayden, A., Welander, T. and Gu, A. Z. (2009), “Decoupling and Optimization of both P and N Removal in an Advanced IFAS-EBPR-MBR System”, Nutrient Removal 09 Conference, Washington DC, June 2009.

 
Majed, N., Onnis-Hayden, A., Christensson, M., Welander, T. and Gu, A. Z. (2008), “Phosphorous Removal Kinetics and Operational Issues with a Lab Scale Advanced IFAS-EBPR-MBR Process”, 81st Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 2008.

Onnis-Hayden, A., Majed, N., Mcmahon, K. D. and Gu, A. Z. (2008) “Phosphorus Removal and PAOs Populations at a Full-Scale Integrated Fixed-Film Activated Sludge (IFAS) Plant.” 81st Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 2008.

Litman, M. R., Majed, N. and Gu, A. Z. (2008) “Specific Availability of Wastewater-Derived Refractory Dissolved Organic Nitrogen (rDON) to Eutrophying Algae Selenastrumcapricornutum and Anabaena variabilisATCC 29413”, 81st Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 2008.

Majed, N. and Rahman, M. M. (2003), “Observation of lake water condition in Dhaka city”, [Published in the proceeding of 2nd annual paper meet and International Conference on Civil Engineering (2003)]

Majed, N. and Rahman, M. M. (2003), “Noise Pollution in Dhaka City”, [Published in the proceeding of 2nd annual paper meet and International Conference on Civil Engineering (2003)]

Majed, N. and Rahman, M. M. (2002), “Observation and analysis of lake water condition in Dhaka city”, [Published in the proceeding of 2nd International Conference on Bangladesh Environment (2002)].

Majed, N. and Rahman, M. M. (2002), “Urban environment health hazard: Dengue”,[Published in the proceeding of 2nd International Conference on Bangladesh Environment (2002)].

TECHNICAL REPORTS

Investigation on Laboratory scale Integrated fixed film Activated Sludge – Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal – Membrane Bioreactor process (IFAS-EBPR-MBR) for simultaneous removal of Nitrogen and Phosphorus
. Submitted to AnoxKaldnes Inc. (Now Veolia Water Solutions and Technology), Sweden.

WORKSHOPS/TRAININGS PARTICIPATED

o    Workshop on “Reverse Engineering” organized by Institute of Appropriate Technology (IAT), BUET (29 May, 2003 – 1 June, 2003)

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Specialized course on “Arsenic Contamination in Bangladesh” organized by ITN-Bangladesh (2 – 7 August, 2003)

o    Training workshop on “Water Supply and Solid Waste Management” at BUET (11 January, 2004)

o    Training programme on “Environment and Environmental Law” organized by Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) (17-22 January, 2004).

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Short course on “Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Reuse” in UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands (26 April – 13 May, 2005).

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Training of Trainer’s Course at GIZ Bangladesh (24 – 26 July, 2012).

Training on “Ecology and Effluent Treatment in Textile Production, Dyeing & Finishing of Knitwear” by National Institute of Textile Training Research and Design (NITTRAD), Savar, Dhaka (2 – 9 September, 2012).

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Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1205
Bangladesh. Phone: +88 02 9673057.
Emails: nehreen-ce@uap-bd.edu
 
 
 
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