Dr. Bipro R. Dhar

Bipro R. Dhar, Ph.D., P.Eng. 
Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering
University of Alberta, 9211-116 St NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 1H9
Office: 6-277 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering

Phone: 7802481923; E-mail: bipro@ualberta.ca

Education

  • 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

Selected Awards, Honors & Recognitions

  • Petro-Canada Emerging Innovator Award, University of Alberta, 2021
  • APEGA Summit Early Accomplishment Award, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), 2020
  • National Research Award (For Best Published Research on Environmental and Biological Resources field; Collaborative work with Sultan Qaboos University),  Oman, 2020
  • Engineering Early-Career Research Award, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta, 2018/2019
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016 (declined)
  • Philip H. Jones Award, Canadian Association on Water Quality (CAWQ), 2016
  • Laurence Hamlin Memorial Award for classroom teaching, University of Waterloo, 2015
  • NSERC PGS, 2013-2016
  • President’s Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo, 2013-2016
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Canada, 2013 (declined)
  • Chandrashekar Memorial Award in Sustainable Energy, University of Waterloo, 2013

Professional Services

  • Regional Director (Western Canada), Canadian Association on Water Quality (CAWQ), 2021-Present
  • Editorial Board Member, Applied Biochemistry & Biotechnology (2021-Present)
  • Guest Editor to Frontiers Energy Research: Special issue on ‘Emerging Microbial Electrochemical Technologies’, expected to be published in 2021.
  • Member, Research Themes Advisory Council, Future Energy Systems, October 2020-Present
  • Conference Co-chair, 1st VirtualCanadian Symposium on Water Quality Research, July 23-24, 2020.
  • Guest Editor to Water Environment Research: Special issue on ‘Anaerobic Treatment in Canada’, expected to be published in 2020.
  • Editorial Board Member, Processes (2020-Present)
  • Conference Chair, 11th Western Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research, May 10, 2019, Edmonton, Canada.
  • Member, Environment Panel for Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence (ORF-RE), Government of Ontario, Canada, 2019.
  • Scientific Committee Member and Session Chair, 54th Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research, Toronto, Canada, February 2019.
  • Scientific Committee Member and Session Chair, 53rd Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research, Toronto, Canada, February 2018.
  • Program Co-organizer (Environmental Engineering and Waste Management/Oil Spill Recovery) and Session Chair, 67thCanadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Edmonton, Canada 2017.
  • Scientific Committee Member and Session Chair, 52nd Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research, Toronto, Canada, February 2017.

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Member, Canadian Association on Water Quality (CAWQ)
  • Member, Water Environment Federation (WEF)
  • Member, International Water Association (IWA)

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