Dr. Bipro Dhar (Principal Investigator)   

Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering
University of Alberta
Office: 6-277 Donadeo  Innovation Centre for Engineering
9211-116 St NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 1H9

Phone: 7802481923; E-mail:


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2016
M.E.Sc., Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Western University, 2011
B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2008

Biography: Dr. Dhar joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta in August 2016. Before joining the University of Alberta, he completed his Ph.D. studies at the University of Waterloo in June 2016.  His Ph.D. thesis focused on the characterization of biofilm conductivity and extracellular electron transport kinetics in microbial electrochemical cells.  Dr. Dhar has published articles in reputable journals such as ChemSusChem, Water Research, Environmental Science & Technology, Bioresource Technology, and Journal of Power Sources. He is the recipient of many awards, including NSERC PDF (declined), NSERC PGS-D3, University of Waterloo President’s Graduate Scholarship, Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined), Philip H. Jones Award, Laurence Hamlin Memorial Award (for teaching), and Dr. M. Chandrashekar Memorial Award in Sustainable Energy. He holds professional memberships with Canadian Association on Water Quality (CAWQ), International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology (ISMET), Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), and International Water Association (IWA). Dr. Dhar is an active reviewer for many prestigious scholarly journals including Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Environmental Science & Technology, Bioresource Technology, Chemosphere, Chemical Engineering Journal,  Waste Management, etc.

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Current Team Members 

Dr. Long Lin (Postdoctoral Fellow)  


Postdoctoral Fellow, October 2017-Present
(Co-supervised with Dr. Daryl McCartney)
Ph.D., Environmental Science, Ohio State University, 2017
M.Sc., Environmental Sci. and Eng., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2011
B.S., Environmental Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, China, 2010


Basem S. Zakaria (Ph.D. Student)  


Ph.D. Student, Fall 2017-Present
Education: M.Sc. in Environmental Biotechnology, Cairo University, Egypt, 2015
Award: UofA Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship


Nesma Allam  (Ph.D. Student)   

Ph.D. Student, Winter 2017-Present
(Co-supervised with Dr. Ania Ulrich)
Education: M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 2013
Awards: UofA Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship, Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship, Dr. Donald R Stanley Graduate Scholarship in Environmental (Civil) Engineering

Sajib Barua (M.Sc. Student)  


M.Sc. Student, Winter 2017-Present 
Education: B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, 2016

Awards: Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship, Gordon R Finch Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Environmental Engineering


Qi Huang  (M.Sc. Student)

M.Sc. Student, Fall 2017-Present
(Co-supervised with Dr. Yang Liu)
Education: B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University, China, 2017



John Ryue (M.Sc. Student)  


M.Sc. Student, Winter 2018-Present
Education: B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2016



Tae Chung (Undergraduate Student)  



Undergraduate Student, Fall 2017-Present
Environmental Engineering Program
(Dean’s Research Award Program, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta)