Associate Professor
Full Time Faculty

Dr. Shama E. Haque

Ph.D. Environmental Science and Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA
B.S. Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 6232
Email: shama.haque@northsouth.edu
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Curriculum Vitae :

About

Dr. Shama E. Haque is an environmental scientist and engineer with over ten years of research and professional geochemistry experience. She earned her B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington, working under the supervision of Dr. Karen H. Johannesson. She completed her postdoctoral study of groundwater evolution in natural and contaminated aquifers at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Haque was appointed to the faculty of North South University in 2016, where she currently serves as an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In addition, Dr. Haque serves as an associate editor for the journal of Groundwater for Sustainable Development (Elsevier).

Dr. Haque has worked on natural surface and groundwater systems as well as on systems that have been impacted by mining industry in Canada. She has extensive experience in investigating and evaluating the fate and transport of contaminants in sediments, surface water and groundwater resources. Her expertise also includes studying the geochemical evolution of arsenic along flow paths in several well characterized aquifers in the U.S., and developing conceptual model of arsenic mobility and speciation along flow paths based on field and laboratory studies. Dr. Haque's current research centers on evaluating and understanding urban impacts on surface-water and ground-water quality.

Selected Publications

Book Chapter

  • Haque, S.E., 2018. An Overview of Groundwater in Bangladesh, in: Mukherjee, A. (Ed.),Ground-water of South Asia. Springer Publishing Company, Singapore.

Published papers

  • A.A. Holden, S.E. Haque, K.U. Mayer, A.C. Ulrich, 2013. Biogeochemical processes controlling the mobility of major ions and trace metals in aquitard sediments beneath an oil sand tailing pond: Laboratory studies and reactive transport modeling. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2013.04.006
  • S. Willis, S. Haque, K. Johannesson, 2011. Arsenic and antimony in groundwater flow systems: A comparative study. Aquatic Geochemistry. DOI: 10.1007/s10498-011-9131-6
  • A. Holden, T. Tompkins, S. Haque, L. Perez, H. Sutherland, M. Bowron, K. Biggar, R. Donahue, C. Mendoza, J. Martin, K.U. Myer, J. Baker, D. Sego, A. Ulrich 2010. Fate and transport of process-affected water in out-of-pit talings ponds in the oil sands industry in Canada. Geotechnical News, 29(1): 53-57.
  • S. Haque, J. Ji, K. Johannesson, 2008. Evaluating mobilization and transport of As in sediments and groundwaters of Aquia aquifer, Maryland, USA. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 99: 68-84.
  • S. Haque, J. Tang, W. Bounds, D. Burdige, K. Johannesson, 2007. Geochemistry of the Great Dismal Swamp, Virginia, USA: Possible Organic Matter Controls. Aquatic Geochemistry, 13: 289-308.
  • R. Basu, S. Haque, J. Tang, J. Ji, K. Johannesson, 2007. Evolution of selenium concentrations and speciation in groundwater flow systems: Upper Floridan (Florida) and Carrizo Sand (Texas) aquifers. Chemical Geology, 246: 147-169.
  • S. Haque, K. Johannesson, 2006. Arsenic concentrations and speciation along a groundwater flow path: The Carrizo Sand aquifer, Texas, USA. Chemical Geology, 228: 57-71.
  • S. Haque,K. Johannesson, 2006. Concentrations and speciation of arsenic along a groundwater flow-path in the Upper Floridan aquifer, Florida, USA. Environmental Geology, 50: 219-228.

Journal Paper (In review)

  • Haque, S.E., Aktar, F. The impact of urbanization on the water quality of Uttara Lake, Dhaka - A case study. 

Short paper

  • A.A. Holden, S.E. Haque, R.B. Donahue, A.C. Ulrich, 2010. Leaching of trace elements from a clay till aquitard by seepage from an oil sands tailings facility. Proceedings of the 7th International Groundwater Quality Conference (13-18 June 2010), Switzerland. pp. 330-333. 

Presentations and Abstracts

  • M. Kone, S. Haque, E. Dlusskaya, A.C. Ulrich, and K.U. Mayer, “Geochemical Processes Mediating the Distribution and Mobilization of Major Ions and Trace Metals in the Wood Creek Sand Channel: A Laboratory Column Study”. Proceedings of the Geohydro 2011 Conference, pp. 2244-2250 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, August 28-31.
  • S. HaqueA. Holden, T. Tompkins, K.U. Mayer, A. Ulrich, J. Barker, 2010. Biogeochemical impacts of oil sands process water on aquifer and aquitard materials, Goldschmidt Conference, USA.
  • S. Haque, T. Tompkins, A. Holden, K.U. Mayer, A. Ulrich, J. Barker, 2010. Evaluation of trace element mobility in a sandy aquifer of the Athabasca oil sands, Alberta, GeoCanada Conference Abstracts, Canada.
  • S. Haque, T. Tompkins, A. Holden, K.U. Mayer, A. Ulrich, J. Barker, 2009. Distribution of metals and metalloids in aquifers impacted by the ingress of process-affected water from oil sands tailings. Geological Society of America (GSA), 41: 327, USA.
  • S. Hund, S. Haque, K. Jones, K.U. Ulrich, 2009. Gas generation in sand columns contaminated with small volume releases of ethanol. GSA, 41: 653, USA.
  • T. Tompkins, J. Barker, S. Holden, A. Ulrich, J. Martin, L. Perez, S. Haque, K.U. Mayer, W. Vincent-Lambert, 2009. Natural gradient tracer tests to investigate the fate and migration of oil sands process-affected water in a sand aquifer. Gussow Geoscience Conference, Canada.
  • K.U. Mayer, S. Haque, S. Hund, K. Jones, 2009. Examination of influences of gas generation and transport on LNAPL site evolution - implications for natural attenuation and groundwater remediation. University Consortium for Field-Focused Groundwater Contamination Research, Annual Meeting, Canada.
  • S. Haque, K. Johannesson, 2007. Arsenic and antimony in groundwater flow systems. GSA, 39: 517, USA.
  • S. Haque, K. Johannesson, 2006. Speciation and distribution of arsenic in the Aquia aquifer, Maryland. GSA, 38: 321, USA.
  • S. Haque, K. Johannesson, 2005. Speciation and distribution of arsenic along a groundwater flow path in the Upper Floridan aquifer, Florida, USA. GSA, 37: 171, USA.
  • K. Johannesson, S. Haque2005. Impact of dissolved organic matter on inorganic arsenic speciation: evidence from a blackwater swamp, GSA, 37: 248, USA.
  • S. Haque, K. Johannesson, 2004. Concentrations and speciation of arsenic along a groundwater flow path in the Carrizo Sand aquifer, Texas, USA. GSA, 36: 28, USA.
  • S. Haque, M. Smith, J. Tang, K. Johannesson, 2003. Arsenic concentrations and speciation along groundwater flow paths: the Carrizo Sand and Floridan aquifers, Texas and Florida, USA. GSA, 35: 48, USA.
  • M. Smith, S. Haque, J. Tang, K. Johannesson, 2003. Chromium along groundwater flow paths: the Carrizo Sand and Floridan aquifers, Texas and Florida, USA. GSA, 35: 564, USA.
Awards & Honors
  • 2009-2010 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of British Columbia 
  • 2007 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Saskatchewan
  • 2007 University Scholar, The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)
  • 2007 College of Science Academic Excellence Award, UTA
  • 2006 Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, UTA
  • 2006 University Scholar, UTA
  • 2005-2007 STEM Doctoral Research Assistant Fellowship, UTA
  • 2005 Research Award for Excellence in Research, UTA
  • 2005 Teaching Assistant Award for Excellence in Laboratory Instruction, UTA
  • 2005 Dean’s Excellence Scholarship Award, UTA
  • 2004-2007 Rudolf Hermanns Graduate Fellowship, UTA
  • 2003-2007 Phi Beta Delta, International Scholar Honor Society, USA
  • 2002-2004 Graduate Deans Scholarship, UTA
  • 1997 Selected for Commonwealth Scholarship, UK
  • 1994 National Honor List, USA
  • 1993-present Chi Epsilon, Civil Engineering Honor Society, USA
  • 1992-1993 Dean’s Honor List, University of Texas at Austin
Educational Qualifications

Ph.D. Environmental Science and Engineering, 2007
The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA

B.S.  Civil Engineering, 1995
The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA

Academic Experience

Lecturer, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Douglas College, BC, Canada (2011-2012)

Lecturer, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada (2011-2011)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada (2009-2010)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, SK, Canada (2007)

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, The University of Texas of Arlington, TX, USA (2003-2007)

Corporate Experience

Environmental Scientist/Geochemist in Training, Amec Earth and Environmental Limited, SK, Canada (2008)

Assistant Civil Engineer, Bangladesh Consultants Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh (1996-2000)

Student Intern, Bangladesh Consultants Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Summer 1995)

Courses

1)      CEE 209 Environmental Chemistry

2)      CEE 499 Engineering Project

3)      CHE 120 Inorganic Chemistry

4)      ENV 107 Environmental Sciences

5)      CEE 470 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Engineering

Membership & Professional Activities

MEMBERSHIP IN EDITORIAL BOARD:
Editor, Groundwater for Sustainable Development (Elsevier)

PEER REVIEWER FOR:

  • Chemical Geology
  • Applied Geochemistry
  • Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
  • Springer Publishing Company
  • Journal of Environmental Management
  • International Journal of Soil, Sediment and Water: Documenting the Cutting Edge of Environmental Stewardship


PAST MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY:

  • Geological Association of Canada
  • Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology
  • Geological Society of America
  • Society of Women Engineers
Research Interests

Low temperature aqueous geochemistry and microbial geochemistry, focusing on trace element speciation and cycling of trace elements in the environment.
Dr. Haque's current research centers on evaluating and understanding urban impacts on surface water quality.