Research

My broad research interests are soil and sediment remediation, environmental management, statistical hydrology, and solid and hazardous waste management and treatment. In summer of 2012, I worked on sediment remediation with the collaboration of Army Corps of Engineers, Engineers Research and Development Center (ERDC), Waterways Experiment Station (WES), Vicksburg, MS. My current research interests are:

  • solid and hazardous waste management
  • wastewater treatment and generation of gas/energy from brewery and domestic wastewater
  • economic comparisons of conventional and MBR wastewater treatment plants
  • soil stabilization and improvements of soil Engineering properties with fly-ash (FA) and sewage sludge ash (SSA)
  • cement concrete behavior mixed with recycled waste materials
  • soil/sediment remdiation and decontamination by electrokinetics and couple electric-hydraulic gradient
  • engineering education including project- and problem-based learning.

PUBLICATIONS:

Summary: Fifty (50) publications in total in different forms: 26 publications are in peer-reviewed journals (21 as first author), 15 in peer-reviewed conference proceedings papers (11 as first author), three professional reports, two lab manuals, and four other publications. The list is given below by category, can also be found in my google-scholar to view the citations. 

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications:

[26] Karim, M. A. and Akinkunmi, I. (2021), Management of Sewage Sludge Ash and Fly-Ash through the Improvment of Soil Engineering Properties, Cosmos Journal Engineering & Technology, Vol 11, No. 2, pp. 1-10, July. Online copy [IF = 1.118]

[25] Karim, M. A. (2021), Hybrid and Online Synchronous Delivery of Environmental Engineering During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comparative Study on Perception, Attitude, and Assessment, European Journal of STEM Education, Vol.6, No.1 05, February, pp. 01-11, DOI: https://doi.org/10.20897/ejsteme/9688. [IF = N/A]

[24] Karim, M. A., Hassan, A. S. and Hawa, A. (2020), Enhancement of Soil Engineering Properties with Sewage Sludge Ash, MOJ Ecology and Environmental Science, Vol. 5, No. 5, October, pp. 230-236. DOI: 10.15406/mojes/2020.05.00198. [IF = N/A]

[23] Karim, M. A., Hassan, A. S. and Kaplan, A. (2020), Optimization of Soil to Fly-Ash Mix Ratio for Enhanced Engineering Properties of Clayey Sand for Subgrade Use, Appl. Sci., Vol.10, No. 20, October, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10207038. [IF = 2.474]

[22] Karim, M. A. and Wetterhan, J. T. (2020), A comparative study of solid waste management in the United States, Europe and Asia, Ann Civil Environ Eng., 4, April, pp. 003-011. https://doi.org/10.29328/journal.acee.1001019. [IF = N/A]

[21] Karim, M. A. and Corazzini, B. (2019), The current status of MSW disposal and energy production: a brief review of waste incineration, MOJ Ecology & Environmental Science, 4(I), February, pp. 34-37, DOI: 10.15406/mojes.2019.04.00129. https://medcraveonline.com/MOJES/ [IF = N/A]

[20] Zhao, L. and Karim, M. A. (2018), Use of geosynthetic materials in solid waste landfill design: A review of geosynthetic related stability issues, Ann Civil Environ Eng., 2, June, pp. 006-015. https://doi.org/10.29328/journal.acee.1001010. [IF = N/A]

[19] Lowder, L.; Atiqullah, M.; Colebeck, D.; Das, S.; Karim, M. A.; Khalid, A. and Singh, R. (2017), Peer Observation: Improvement of Teaching Effectiveness through Class Participation at a Polytechnic University, Journal of STEM Education, Volume 18, Issue 4, Oct-December 2017. [IF = N/A] 

[18] Karim, M. A. and Moss, B. L. (2017), A Preliminary Laboratory Investigation of Mathane Generation Potential from Brewery Wastewater using UASB Reactor, Ann Civil Environ Eng, 1, May, pp~034-041. [IF = N/A]

[17] Karim, M. A. and Mark, J. L. (2017), A Preliminary Comparative Analysis of MBR and CAS Wastewater Treatment Systems, International Journal of Water and Wastewater Treatment, 3(2), March, doi: http://dx.doiorg/10.16966/2381-5299.138. [IF = N/A]

[16] Karim, M. A. (2016), Analytical Solution for Modeling of Transport and Removal of Contaminants from Solid Phase by the CEHIXM Process, Insights in Analytical Electrochemistry, Vol. 2, No. 1:5, May, pp.1-7, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2470-9867.100013.  [IF = 0.479]

[15] Karim, M. A., Schroeder, P. R. and Bunch, B. W. (2015), A Preliminary Laboratory Investigation of PCB Flux from Dredge Resuspensions and Residuals, Soil and Sediment Contamination: an International Journal, Vol. 24, No. 5, pp.526~541, May, DOI:10.1080/15320383.2015.986263. [IF= 0.894]

[14] Karim, M. A. (2014), Electrokinetics and soil decontamination: concepts and overview, Journal of Electrochemical Science and Engineering - jESE, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp.297~313, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5599/jese.2014.0054. [IF = NA]

[13] Karim, M. A. and Khan, L. I. (2014), Comparison of Heavy Metal Removal from Chemically Interactive and Non-Interactive Solid Phases by CEHIXM Process, Separation Science & Technology, Vol. 49, No. 10, pp. 1449~1460, July. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01496395.2014.894523. [IF = 1.16]

[12] Karim, M. A., Bunch, B. W. and Schroeder, P. R. (2014), A Preliminary Laboratory Study of Initial Copper Release from Dredge Residuals, Remediation Journal, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 61~75, March. [IF = NA]

[11] Karim, M. A. and Khan, L.I. (2012), Enhancement of Electrokinetic Decontamination with EDTA, Environmental Technology, Vol. 33, No. 20, pp.2291~2298, April. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09593330.2012.665493. [IF = 1.410]

[10] Karim, M. A. and Khan, L.I. (2011), Effect of the Secondary Electrode Configuration in Removing Metal Contaminants from Soils by the CEHIXM Process, Soil and Sediment Contamination: an International Journal, Vol. 20, No. 7, pp.857~875, November. [IF = 0.894]

[9] Karim, M. A. and Khan, L.I. (2003), An Apparatus for Testing Soil Decontamination by the CEHIXM Process, Journal of Civil Engineering, The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), Vol. CE 31, No. 1, pp.53~65, June. [IF = NA]

[8] Karim, M. A. and Khan, L.I. (2002), CEHIXM Extraction of Pb, Cd, Zn and Mn from High Permeable Soils, Soil and Sediment Contamination: an International Journal, Vol.11, No.1, pp.57~69, January. [IF = 0.894]

[7] Karim, M. A. and Khan, L.I. (2001), EDTA-Enhanced Extraction of Heavy Metals from a Coarse Grained Simulated Soil by the CEHIXM Process, Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, Vol.51, No.8, pp.1178~1184, August. [IF = 1.520]

[6] Karim, M. A. and Khan, L.I. (2001), Removal of Heavy Metals from Sandy Soils Using CEHIXM Process, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. B81, No.1-2, pp.83~102, January. [IF = 4.330]

[5] Karim, M. A. and Chowdhury, J.U. (1995), A Comparison of Four Distributions Used in Flood Frequency Analysis in Bangladesh, Hydrological Sciences Journal, Vol.40, No.1, pp.55~66, February, U.K. Published online December 24, 2009. [IF = 2.061]

[4] Rahman, M. M. and Karim, M. A. (1995), Impact of Greater Dhaka Flood Protection Embankment on Surface Water Quality with Respect to Tannery Waste Disposal, Journal of Pollution Research, Vol.14, No.2, Karad 415 110, India. [IF = NA]

[3] Karim, M. A. and Rahman, M.M. (1994), Water Quality of Begunbari Canal in Dhaka City, Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), Vol.22, No.2, pp.93~97, April. [IF = NA]

[2] Chowdhury, J.U. and Karim, M. A. (1994), Which Distribution is Appropriate for Flood Frequency Analysis in Bangladesh?, Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), Vol.22, No.3-4, July-October. [IF = NA]

[1] Islam, M. Z. and Karim, M. A. (1992), Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Rural Bangladesh, Journal ofIrrigation Engineering and Rural Planning, Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage, and Reclamation Engineering, No. 23, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 57~69, July. [IF = NA]

 

Published Reports:

[3] Karim, M. A. (2013), Contaminant Release from Dredge Resuspension and Residuals, Final Report Submitted to the US Army Corps of Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Waterways Experiment Station (WES), 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS. Contract No. TCN 12-057, Solicitation No. W911NF-11-D-0001, December 2012 and Revised January 2013.

[2] Chowdhury, J.U. and Karim, M. A. (1993), Selection of Probability Distribution Function for Flood Frequency Analysis in Bangladesh, Final Report, R01/93, Institute of Flood Control and Drainage Research (IFCDR), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh, June.

[1] Karim, M. A. and Rahman, M. M. (1992), Impact of Greater Dhaka City Flood Protection Embankment on the Disposal of Industrial Wastes and Environment, Final Report, A Joint Research Initiative of United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD), Nagoya, Japan and BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, August.

Presentations and Conference/Proceedings Publications:

[17] Karim, M. A. and Adhikari, S. (2022), Does the Active Learning Help Students Learn and Improve their Performance? A Case Study of Engineering and Management, Proceedings of the 2022 ASEE Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 26-29, 2022. Online Copy

[16] Karim, M. A. (2022), Do the Prerecorded Lecture Videos Help Students’ Learning During COVID-19 Pandemic? A Case Study, Proceedings of the 2022 ASEE SE Section's Annual Conference, The Citadel, Charleston, SC, March 13-15, 2022. Online copy 

[15] Karim, M. A. (2022), Online Synchronous Delivery of Environmental Engineering During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study on Assessment, Proceedings of the 2022 ASEE SE Section's Annual Conference, The Citadel, Charleston, SC, March 13-15, 2022. Online copy 

[15] Karim, M. A. (2021), Online Synchronous Delivery of Environmental Engineering During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study on Perception and Attitude, Proceedings of the 2021 ASEE SE Section's Annual Conference, Virtual, March 07-10, 2021. Online copy

[14] Karim, M. A. (2019),Can Teamwork be Effective in Learning Software Packages and Improving Report Writing Skills? A Case Study, Proceedings of 2019 ASEE-SE Conference held in NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, March 10-12, 2019.

[13] Balaganesh, A., Hawa, A., Karim, M. and Hassan, A. (2019), Removal of Heavy Metals from SSA by Column Washing, presented a poster in 2019 ASEE-SE Conference held in NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, March 10-12, 2019.

[12] Yang, J., Kretlow, B., Yee, T. and Karim, M. A. (2018), Traffic Congestion Patterns Recognition – A Deep Learning Approach Using Convolutional Neural Networks, Presentation to ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development 2018, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, July 15-18, 2018

[11] Karim, M. A. (2018), Inclusion of Field Trips in Teaching of Environmental Engineering for Civil Engineering Program: A Case Study, Proceedings of 2018 ASEE-SE Conference held in Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida on March 4-6, 2018.

[10] Karim, M. A. (2017), Importance and Sequence of Laboratory Course in Environmental Engineering: A Case Study, Proceedings of 2017 ASEE Zone II Conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 2-5, 2017.

[9] Karim, M. A. (2016), Hybrid Delivery of Environmental Engineering: Perception, Attitude, and Assessment, Proceedings of 2016 ASEE 123rd Annual Conference and Exposition held in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 26-29, 2016.

[8] Karim, M. A. (2016), Learning Environmental Engineering - On-line, Hybrid, or Face-to-Face: A Case Study, Proceedings of 2016 ASEE SE Section's Annual Conference held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on March 13-15, 2016.

[7] Karim, M. A. (2015), Project Based Learning of Environmental Engineering: A Case Study, Proceedings of ASEE 122nd Annual Conference & Exposition held in Seattle, Washington on June 14-17, 2015.

[6] Lowder, M. L., Khalid, A., Ferreira, D., Stutzmann, B., Atiqullah, M., Bohannon, J. L., Chin, C., Singh, R., Yee, T. M., Acharya, K., Karim, M. A., Keyser, R. S., and Colebeck, D. (2015), Student and Faculty Perceptions of Attendance Policies at a Polytechnic University, Proceedings of ASEE 122nd Annual Conference & Exposition held in Seattle, Washington on June 14-17, 2015.

[5] Lowder, M. L., Vandenbussche, J., Ferreira, D., Khalid, A., Karim, M., Singh, R., Chin, C., Acharya, K., Colebeck, D., Sweigart, J., Atiqullah, M., Das, S., and Yee, T. (2015), Promoting Peer Observation of Teaching in Higher Education, Presented a poster in the Common SoTL Conference held in Savannah, Georgia on March 25-17, 2015.

[3] Presented (invited) a seminar on a topic titled “CEHIXM Extraction of Metals from Soils and Sediments” at theUS Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Waterways Experiment Station (WES) Environmental Laboratory, Vicksburg, MS on October 31, 2011. All the expenses were paid by US Army Corps of Engineers, ERDC WES Environmental Engineering Laboratory.

[2] Karim, M. A.(2001), Modeling of Transport and Removal of Contaminants from Soils by the CEHIXM Process, Proceedings of the First Annual Paper Meet and International Conference on Civil Engineering, Organized by the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), Civil Engineering Division of IEB, FEISCA, IEB Chittagong Center, November 2-3, pp.328-340.

[1] Karim, M. A. and Chowdhury J.U. (1996), Comparison of Five Distributions for Suitability in Flood Frequency Analysis in Bangladesh. In: Singh V.P., Kumar B. (eds) Proceedings of the International Conference on Hydrology and Water Resources, New Delhi, India, December 1993. Water Science and Technology Library, vol 16. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-0389-3_37. 

Other Publications:

[4] Karim, M. A. (2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020), Laboratory Manual for Environmental Engineering: Part II, Tavenner Publishing Company, 406 Sutton Place, Anderson, SC 29621, First Edition, December 2016, ISBN: N/A; Second Edition, December 2017, ISBN: 978-1-943712-96-0, and Third Edition, December 2020, ISBN: 978-1-64220-117-8 (paperback); 978-1-64220-122-2 (eBook).       

[3] Karim, M. A. (2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020), Laboratory Manual for Environmental Engineering: Part I, Tavenner Publishing Company, 406 Sutton Place, Anderson, SC 29621, First Edition, July 2013, ISBN: 978-1-937435-64-6, Second Edition, July 2014, ISBN: 978-1-937435-72-1, and Third Edition, July 2016, ISBN: 978-1-943712-31-1, Fourth Edition, December 2018, ISBN: 978-1-6422003-4-8, and Fifth Edition, December 2020, ISBN: 978-1-64220-116-1 (paperback); 978-1-64220-115-4 (eBook).

[2] Debnath, J. and Karim, M. A. (2013), Water: The Risky Business, A teaching module developed as a part of the workshop titled, "Reconnect 2013 Workshop: Water Infrastructure, Contamination and Risk Assessment” held at Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland from June 2–8, 2013 organized by Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) and funded by National Science Foundation (NSF). Published in http://www.ccicada.org/2014/06/10/ccicada-education-modules/ in February 2015.

[1] Karim, M. A. and Vasilevska, V. (2015), Having Fun with Graph Theory and Forensics: CSI Fingerprint Analysis, Whose fingerprint is this one? A teaching module developed as a part of the workshop titled, "Reconnect 2014 Workshop: Forensics” held at Mass Maritime Academy, Bazzards Bay, Massachusetts from June 1 – 7, 2014 organized by CCICADA, DHS, and DIMACS and funded by NSF. Submitted on February 14, 2015 for review.

Published Thesis and Dissertation:

[3] Removal of Contaminants from Soils Using Coupled Electric-Hydraulic Gradient Assisted by Ion Exchange Medium, Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio 44115, USA, August 2000.

[2] Impact of Greater Dhaka City Flood Protection Works on the Environment with Specific Reference to Industrial Waste Disposal, M.Sc. Engineering Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh, June 1992.

[1] Analysis and Design of Flat Plate Using Finite Element Program, B.Sc. Engineering Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh, November 1989.

Funded Research/Travel Grants/Proposals Submitted:

Summary: Submitted total 27 (10 NSF/NASA and 17 other) external grants proposals in the amount of 5.12M ($3.47M as PI and 1.65M as CoPI) and funded about $85K. Also submitted about 22 internal grant proposals (including GRA) in the amount of $348K (273K as PI and 75K as CoPI) and funded about $93K. The detail list is provided below. 

External:

[27] Title: RET Site: Connecting Community College and High School Teachers to University Engineering and Computer Science Labs; PI(s): M. A. Karim; CoPI(s): Sumit Chakravarty, Hossain Shahriar, Maria Valero, Md. Abdullah Al Hafiz Khan, and Nazmus Sakib; Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Amount: $599,550; Full Proposal Submitted October 2022 (under review). 

[26] Title: Building Comprehensive Soil Classification Maps for Southern Coastal Regions in Georgia; PI(s): M. A. Karim; CoPI(s): Adam Kaplan and Youngguk Seo; Sponsor: Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT); Amount: $206,358; Research Needs Statement Submitted September 2022 (under review). 

[25] Title: Growing Multidisciplinary Research Workforce via a Scalable Blockly Data Science Platform;  PI(s): Dan Lo; CoPI(s): Hossain Shahriar, M. A. Karim, Yong Shi, and Chung Ng; Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Amount: $499,996; Full Proposal Submitted May 2022, Not Funded. 

[24] Title: Development of Comprehensive Soil Classification Systems for Geotechnical Applications in Georgia;  PI(s): M. Karim; CoPI(s): Youngguk Seo and Adam Kaplan; Sponsor: Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT); Amount: $201,000; Research Needs Statement Submitted September 2021, Not Funded. 

[23] Title: Improvement of Soil Engineering Properties with sewage sludge ash (SSA);  PI(s): M. A. Karim; CoPI(s): Youngguk Seo and Adam Kaplan; Sponsor: Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT); Amount: $201,000; Research Needs Statement Submitted September 2021, Not Funded. 

[22] Title:Collaborative Proposal: Development of Next Generation Engineers for NASA's Workforce, PIs: Shahriar, H. M., Valero, M. A., Karim, M. A., Chakravarty, S., Hossain, M., Sponsored by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Federal, Amount: $150,000.00, Not Funded. (April 22, 2021).

[21] Title:Intelligent Pavement Distress Monitoring System; PI(s): Parth Bhavsar (CEE), CoPI(s): Dr. Billy Kihei (ECE), Dr. Sumit Chakravarty (ECE), Dr. Ramazan Aygun (CS), Dr. M. A. Karim (CEE), Dr. Youngguk Seo (CEE); From Rowan University, NJ: Dr. Yusuf Mehta (CE), Dr. Nidhal Bouaynaya (ECE); Sponsor: Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT); Amount: $400,000; Research Needs Statement, Submitted September 2020 (Not funded).

[20] Title:Improvement of Soft Soil Engineering Properties with sewage sludge ash (SSA) and fly-ash (FA) for Subgrade Use;  PI(s): M. A. Karim; CoPI(s): Youngguk Seo; Sponsor: Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT); Amount: $150,000; Research Needs Statement Submitted September 2019 (Not Funded).

[19] Title: RUI: Energy Generation from Brewery Wastewater Treatment;PI(s): M. A. Karim; CoPI(s): Bill Diong; Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Amount: $329,834; Submitted July 2019 (Not Funded).

[18] Title: A New Approach to Extract Contaminants from Coarse-Grained Solid Phase;  PI(s): M. A. Karim; Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Amount: $325,796; Submitted September 2018 (Not Funded).

[17] Title:  RUI:  Contaminants Release from Sediments and their Effects in Terrestrial Environments; PI(s): M. A. Karim; CoPI(s): Adrienne King; Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Amount: $266,839; October 2015 (Not Funded).

[16] Title:  CAREER: An Approach to Remove Contaminants from  Coarse-Grained Solid Phase; PI(s): M. A. Karim; Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Amount: $504,247; July 2015 (Not Funded).

[15] Title: StormChamber Water Quality Testing; PI(s):  Wasim Barham and M. Karim; Sponsor: Practical Environmental Solutions (DBA: Hydrologic Solutions); Amount: $53,500 (Water Quality Testing) and $32,000 (Structural Testing); March 2015 (Funded).

[14] Title:  RUI: Contaminants Release from Sediments and their Effects in Terrestrial Environments; PI(s):  M. A. Karim;   CoPI(s): Adrienne King; Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Amount: $314,013; November 2014 (Not funded).

[13] Title: Engaging Young Women in Engineering Science (EYES): A Weeklong Summer Experience; PI(s):  M. A. Karim, CoPI(s): Jennifer Louten, Simin Nasseri, and Chi Zhang; Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Amount: $89,332; November 2014 (Not funded).

[12] Title: Travel grant to visit University Miami, Florida for Accreditation PEV in November 2014; PI(s):  M. A. Karim; Sponsor: ABET; Amount: $850.38; 11/2014 (Funded).

[11] Title: CAREER: An Innovative Approach to Remove Contaminants from  Coarse-Grained Solid Phase; PI(s): M. A. Karim; Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Amount: $502,362; July 2014 (Not funded).

[10] Title:  Travel grant to attend 2014 Reconnect Workshop in Mass Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts; PI(s):  M. A. Karim; Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), through Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS); Amount: $300 (plus meal & lodging for a week); 06/2014 (Funded).

[9] Title:  Travel grant to attend 2014 ABET PEV training in Baltimore, Maryland;  PI(s):  M. A. Karim; Sponsor: ABET; Amount: $382.45 (plus meal & lodging for two days); 04/2014 (Funded).

[8] Title:  Removal of Contaminants from  Coarse-Grained Solid Phase using a new  Process/Technology; PI(s): M. A. Karim; Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Amount: $261,606; 02/10/2014  (Not funded).

[7] Title: Travel grant to attend Reconnect Workshop in Baltimore, Maryland;  PI(s):  M. A. Karim; Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), through Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS); Amount: $500 (plus meal & lodging for a week); 06/2013 (Funded).

[6] Title:  Summer Research Fellowship in US Army Corps of Engineer, ERDC, WES, Vicksburg, MS; PI(s):   M. A. Karim; Sponsor: US Army Corps of Engineer, ERDC, WES, Vicksburg, MS; Amount: $20,425; 06/2012 (Funded).

[5] Title: Travel, lodging, and meal grant to work in Environmental Laboratory in US Army Corps of Engineer, ERDC, WES, Vicksburg, MS; PI(s): M. A. Karim;  Sponsor: US Army Corps of Engineer, ERDC, WES, Vicksburg, MS; Amount: $5,371; 06/2012 (Funded).

[4] Title: Travel grant to attend ITRC sediment remediation team meeting in Des Moines, Iowa;  PI(s): M. A. Karim; Sponsor: Interstate Technological and Regulatory Commission (ITRC); Amount: $1,004; 04/2012 (Funded).

[3] Title: A Unified Approach or Policy for the Use of Alternate Daily Covers in Sanitary Landfills; PI(s): M. A. Karim; Sponsor: Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF); Amount: $33,281 (submitted on 11/2011, Not funded.)

[2] Title: Travel grant to attend an invited presentation in US Army Corps of Engineer, ERDC, WES, Vicksburg, MS; PI(s):   M. A. Karim; Sponsor: US Army Corps of Engineer, ERDC, WES, Vicksburg, MS; Amount: $753; 10/2011 (Funded).

[1] Title: Travel grant to attend ITRC sediment remediation team meeting in Annapolis, Maryland; PI(s):  M. A. Karim; Sponsor: ITRC; Amount: $565; 06/2011 (Funded).

Internal

[22] Title: Cement Concrete Behavior Mixed with Waste Materials; PI: M. A. Karim, CoPI:  Youngguk Seo; Sponsor: KSU Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR); Amount: $3,000.00; 09/2022 (Funded). For three undergraduate students, Brian Vargas, Kyle Rosales, and Chris Parra.

[21] Title: Understanding the Interconnectivity between Intersection Traffic Congestion, Hospital Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality, and Patient Health; PI(s): Bhavsar, P. (PI), Karim, M. A. (Co-PI), Mehta, Y. (Co-PI), Pandey, M. (PI), Torlapati, J. (Co-PI), Sponsor: KSU OVPR, $75,000.00, Submitted in March 2020 (Not Funded).

[20] Title: Design and Optimization of UASB/Microbial Fuel Cell System for Energy Generation; PI(s): Karim, M. A. (PI), Diong, B. M. (CoPI); Sponsor: KSU OVPR, $15,000.00, Submitted in April 2020 (Not Funded).

[19] Title: Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA); PI(s): M. A. Karim; Sponsor: KSU Graduate College, Amount: $11,000; 08/2019 - 05/2020 (Funded).

[18] Title: Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA); PI(s): M. A. Karim; Sponsor: KSU Graduate College, Amount: $6,500; 05/2018 - 07/2018 (2 students).

[17] Title: Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA); PI(s): M. A. Karim; Sponsor: KSU Graduate College, Amount: $7,700; 08/2018 - 05/2019 (Funded).

[16] Title: Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA); PI(s): M. A. Karim; Sponsor: KSU Graduate College, Amount: $4,000; 05/2018 - 07/2018.

[15] Title: Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA); PI(s): M. A. Karim; Sponsor: KSU Graduate College, Amount: $11,000; 08/2017 - 05/2018.

[14] Title: Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA); PI(s): M. A. Karim; Sponsor: KSU Graduate College, Amount: $3,000; 05/2017 - 07/2017.

[13] Title: Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA); PI(s): M. A. Karim; Sponsor: KSU Graduate College, Amount: $7,000; 08/2016 - 05/2017.

[12] Title: Wastewater Treatment Pilot Plant Study; PI(s): M. A. Karim and Amy Gruss; Sponsor: Kennesaw State University Research Foundation (KSURF), Amount: $2,500; 06/2017.

[11] Title: Wastewater Treatment Pilot Plant Study; PI(s): M. A. Karim and Amy Gruss; Sponsor: SPCEET, Amount: $13,500; 07/2016.

[10] Title: Travel grant to attend and present a paper and chair a technical session in ASEE Zone II  Conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 2-5, 2017; PI(s): M. Karim; Sponsor: Kennesaw State University, CETL; Amount: $1,000; 02/2017.

[9] Title: Travel grant to attend and present a paper and chair a technical session in ASEE Zone II  Conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 2-5, 2017; PI(s): M. A. Karim; Sponsor: Kennesaw State University, Graduate College; Amount: $2,000; 12/2016.

[8] Title: Travel grant to attend and present a paper and chair a technical session in ASEE SE Annual Conference held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on March 13-15, 2016; PI(s):  M. A. Karim; Sponsor: Kennesaw State University, CETL; Amount: $1,000; 03/2016.

[7] Title: Travel grant to attend and present a paper in 122nd ASEE Conference and Exposition held in Seattle, Washington on June 14-17, 2015; PI(s): M. A. Karim;  Sponsor: Kennesaw State University, CETL; Amount: $1,000; 04/2015.

[6] Title:  CTE Teaching Fellowship for Advising and Mentoring; PI(s): M. A. Karim;  Sponsor: SPSU CTE Fellowship; Amount: $3,000; 2014-2015.

[5] Title: Project Based Learning in Environmental Engineering: A Case Study; PI(s): M. A. Karim; Sponsor: SPSU CTE mini-grant; Amount: $750; Spring 2014.

[4] Title: A Week-Long Summer Camp Through Women’s EYES: Engaging Young Women in Engineering Science; PI(s):   M. A. Karim, S. Nasseri, J. Louten; Sponsor: SPSU mini-grant; Amount: $19,541; 12/10/2013 (Not funded).

[3] Title: Spatial Variation of Total Trihalomethane Concentration in Drinking Water: A Case Study in East Cobb; PI(s):   M. A. Karim; Sponsor: SPSU mini-grant; Amount: $5,000; 11/22/2013 (Not funded).

[2] Title: Environmental Engineering Laboratory Equipment Enhancement; PI(s):  M. A. Karim; Sponsor:  SPSU; Amount: $140,078, Tech fee proposal; 11/11/2013 (Not funded).

[1] Title: Environmental Engineering Laboratory Equipment Upgrade; PI(s): M. A. Karim; Sponsor: SPSU Tech fee; Amount: $15,323.62; 11/11/2013 (Funded).

Student Supervision:

Graduate:

[6] Thaddeus Drew Peake, PhD,IE, Dissertation title: Prediction of air pollution due to transportaion in and around schools. On-going. (Supervisor and Committee Chair)

[5] Benjamin Moss, MSc, Thesis title: Comparative Assessment of Methane Generation from Brewery and Domestic Wastewater Using Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) Reactor. Completed May 2016. (Supervisor and Committee Chair)

[4] James Mark, MSc, Thesis title: A Comparative Analysis of Membrane Bioreactor and Conventional Activated Sludge Wastewater Treatment Plants. Completed December 2016. (Supervisor and Committee Chair)

[3] Ahmed Sami Hassan, MSc, Thesis title: Utilization of High Percentage of Fly Ash in Silty Soils to Enhance the Engineering Properties for Subgrade Usage. Completed May 2018.(Supervisor and Committee Chair)

[2] Artine Azimi, Masters’ Thesis: Laboratory Self-Weight Consolidation Testing of Dredged Material from the Savannah Harbor Analyzed Using a One-Dimensional Finite Strain Consolidation Method, Fall 2018.(Committee Member)

[1] Melodi Zhan-Moodie, Masters’ Thesis: Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Highway Congestion and Accidents: A Case Study of Interstate 285 in Georgia, Summer 2019. (Committee Member)

Undergraduate:

[13] Brian Banderas Vargas, Project: Cement Concrete Behavior mixed with rubber, Fall 2022.

[12] Kyle Rosales, Project: Cement Concrete Behavior mixed with plastics, Fall 2022.

[11] Chris Parra, Project: Cement Concrete Behavior mixed with glass, Fall 2022.

[9-10] Lissette Chavez and Safa Al Qaysi, Project: Enhancement of Georgia White Clay Engineering Properties with Additives, Fall 2021.

[6-8] Neha Adnan, Cassidy Hagler, and Rachel King, Project: Estimation of Monthly Air Pollutants for Cobb County, GA and Camden County, NJ Using Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) Model, Spring 2021.

[5] Ken Wells, Project: Beneficial Use of FA and SSA through Soil Stabilization, Spring 2021.

[4] Darby Sauls, Project: Characterization of a unique Georgia Soil (Washington County), Spring 2021.

[3] Ammar Hawa, Project: Heavy Metal Removal from Sewage Sludge Ash (SSA) by Column Washing, Fall 2018

[1-2] Charlesha Simons and Faheem Haskins, PSLSAMP students, summer 2013. Project: Empirical Correlation Between BOD5 and COD: A Case Study for Wastewater.

High School:

[6] Juwon Lim, Kennesaw Mountain High School, Spring 2022, Internship Project: Empirical orrelation of Coagulant Dose with Turbidity, TSS, and TS.

[5] Diego Hergert, Kennesaw Mountain High School, Fall 2021, Internship Project: Improvement of Engineering Properties of White Clay With the Aid of Sewage Sludge Ash and Fly-ash.

[4] Chase Ferris, Kennesaw Mountain High School, Spring 2019, Internship Project: A survey of tTHM in drinking water in East Cobb area.

[3] John Taylor Wetterhan, Kennesaw Mountain High School, Spring 2019, Internship Project: A comparative Study of Solid Waste Management in America, Europe, and South Asia.

[2] Joshua Volbracht, Kennesaw Mountain High School, Spring 2019, Internship Project: Establishing a correlation between COD and BOD5 for Domestic Wastewater.

[1] Ashwini Balaganesh, Kennesaw Mountain High School, Fall 2018. Project: Removal of Heavy Metals from Sewage Sludge Ash by Column Washing.

 

 

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