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Mehnaz Shams

Assistant Professor, Ph.D., E.I.T

Mehnaz Shams

Office Phone: 618-453-7809
Email: mehnaz.shams1@siu.edu

Office: Engineering B, Room 22

 

Research Interests:

  • Environmental nanotechnology
  • Fate, transport, and removal of emerging engineered nanomaterials in the environment
  • Plastic pollution, prevention, and removal
  • Stormwater management
  • Electrochemical remediation
  • Physicochemical water treatment

Classes:

  • CE 410/510 Hazardous Waste Engineering
  • CE 418 Water and Wastewater Treatment

Education:

  • Ph.D., Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA, 2019
  • M.S., Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA, 2017
  • B.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2015

Recent Publications:

Journals:

  • Guo, Z.; Shams, M.; Zhu, C.; Shi, Q.; Tian, Y.; Engelhard, M. H.; Du, D.; Chowdhury, I.; Lin, Y., Electrically Switched Ion Exchange Based on Carbon-Polypyrrole Composite Smart Materials for the Removal of ReO4- from Aqueous Solutions. Environmental Science & Technology
  • Shams, M.; Guiney, L. M.; Huang, L.; Ramesh, M.; Yang, X.; Hersam, M. C.; Chowdhury, I., Influence of Functional Groups on the Degradation of Graphene Oxide Nanomaterials. Environmental Science: Nano 2019
  • Shams, M.; Alam, I.; Chowdhury, I., Aggregation and Stability of Nanoscale Plastics in Aquatic Environment. Water Research 2019

Reports:

  • Chowdhury, I.; Tian, Y.; Shams, M.; Wolcott, M.; Dooley, J., Mechanisms Involved in the Removal of Heavy Metals from Stormwater via Lignocellulosic Filtration Media. Washington (State). Dept. of Transportation. Research Office 2018related science and policy, Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education: Special Edition on Water Education for Sustainability in Higher Education, 150:53-62.

Related Experiences:

  • 2020-Present Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
  • 2019–2020 Lecturer, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 2018 Instructor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2016-2017 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2016-2019 Graduate Research Assistant, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Honors and Awards:

  • Best poster award (3rd Place, of Civil Engineering, BUET, 2014)
  • American Chemical Society: Graduate student award 2019
  • Dean's Scholarship, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology 2012-2015