Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Abid Hussain

Assistant Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Asst Prof Abid Hussain

Dr. Hussain’s research focuses on the development of innovative technologies for bioenergy and recovery of value-added products from diverse waste streams including municipal solid waste (MSW), wastewater and agri-waste. In this regard, he has centered his efforts on the following key themes: (1) Microbial electrochemical technologies (METs) (2) Dry anaerobic digestion and integrated processes (3) Bioconversion of waste gases to precursor chemicals. Furthermore, he has extensive experience in the application of electromagnetic radiations for production of bioactive compounds from food processing refuse.

Dr. Hussain has over 3 years of industrial and project management experience. He spearheaded waste-to-energy and climate change adaptation projects at international organizations such as United Nations (UN) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). At the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), he led governmental initiatives on decentralized approaches for solid waste management and wastewater treatment for remote communities.
Dr. Hussain is always looking for opportunities to collaborate and contribute to areas of mutual interest. He can be reached via email or phone.
Research Interests
-Waste management
-Microbial electrochemical technologies (MET) for production of value-added materials
-Synthesis gas fermentation to transportation fuels and industrial compounds
-Anaerobic digestion (AD) & integrated processes for resource recovery
-Biosensors for real time monitoring and control of GHG emissions
-Microbial extracellular electron transport (EET), and syntrophic interactions for resource recovery
Current Projects
  • Digital Twinning of Secure Water Treatment Facilities
  • Electrochemical Enhanced Biotechnologies for energy and resource recovery from municipal solid waste

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