Lecturer
Full Time Faculty (On Study Leave)

Ms. Sifat Kalam

M.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering), University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver,Canada
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext:
Email: kalam.sifat@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 738

Curriculum Vitae :

About

Sifat Kalam is currently appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering of North South University (NSU). She has completed M.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering from The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada in May, 2015. Her post-graduate major was Environmental Engineering. She joined the Pollution Control And Waste Management (PCWM) Group, UBC as a Graduate Research Assistant in Fall 2012. Sifat was involved in wastewater treatment research to remove phosphorus and nitrogen from wastewater as well as recover these nutrients in the form of fertilizer. She conducted her pilot scale study continuously over a year at Annacis Wastewater Research Center, Metro Vancouver, Delta, BC, Canada. She has also worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Civil Engineering at UBC. In recognition of her academic achievement, she received Canadian Association on Water Quality Award and Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Award during her graduate studies. Sifat received her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in February 2011 with major in Environmental Engineering. After graduation, she worked as a full time faculty(lecturer) in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Information Technology & Sciences (UITS), Baridhara, Dhaka from May 2011 to May 2012 prior to leaving for Canada. Sifat presented her research work at 50th Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research conference (Feb 18-19, 2015, Burlington, Ontario, Canada) and at Water & Environment Student Talks (WEST) Conference (June 8-10, 2013, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada). Her research interests include water quality, wastewater treatment, drinking water treatment, wastewater nutrients recovery, solid waste management etc.

Selected Publications

i)  Conference Presentation (Abstract Published)

S. Kalam, D. S. Mavinic, and B. Rezania, “Wastewater Nutrients Removal and Recovery by Combining Struvite Precipitation with UniBAR-Anammox Process,”in 50th Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research Conference, Feb 18-19, 2015, p. 16.

ii)  Conference Presentation (Oral)

S. Kalam, D. S. Mavinic, and B. Rezania, “Optimization of Combined Struvite Precipitation and UniBAR-Anammox process as a Sustainable Unified solution for Nutrients management in wastewater sector,” in Water and Environment Student Talks (WEST) Conference, June 8-10, 2014.

iii)  Conference Presentation (Poster)

F. Islam, M. Maisha, I. Shohidul, H. S. Mohammed, C. Nabila, R. Tabassum, S. Kalam, and N. Ahmed, “Shona Bondhu IoT based Flood monitoring system,” in 4th International Conference on Networking, Systems and Security (4th NSysS), 2017.

iv)  Magazine Article

S. Kalam, “Electronic Waste – Are We Ready?,” Towards Sustainable Development, vol. 1, Dhaka, Bangladesh, p. 32-33, Oct 27, 2015, ISBN No: 978-0-99-36241-2-4.

Awards & Honors
  • Canadian Association on Water Quality Award, The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada.
  • Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Award, The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada.
  • Graduate Research Assistantship, The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada,  Sep 2012-May 2015.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada,  Sep 2013-May 2015.
  • Sweden and Bangladesh Trust Scholarship, Ministry of Finance, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2013.
  • Dean’s Award, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Academic Merit Scholarship, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Dhaka Education Board Scholarship (Talent pool), for excellent result in the S.S.C. & H.S.C. Examination.
  • Dhaka Education Board Scholarship (Talent pool), 2nd Position in Primary scholarship.
  • Dhaka Education Board Scholarship (Talent pool), 4th Position in Secondary scholarship.
Educational Qualifications

Graduate

M.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering

Areas of Specialization: Environmental Engineering (Pollution Control and Waste Management)

Institution: The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada

Passing Year: May, 2015

Undergraduate

B.Sc. in Civil Engineering

Institution: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

Passing Year: February, 2011

Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.)

Institution: Viqarunnisa Noon College

Group: Science Board: Dhaka Passing Year: 2005

 

Secondary School Certificate (S.S.C.)

Institution: Mohammadpur Preparatory & Girls' High School

Group: Science Board: Dhaka Passing Year: 2003

Academic Experience
  • August 2015-Present

Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEE),

North South University (NSU),Bashundhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • September, 2012 - May, 2015

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering Department,

The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, BC, Canada.

  • September, 2013 - May, 2015

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering Department,

The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, BC, Canada.

  • May, 2011 -  May, 2012

Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering Department,

University of Information Technology and Sciences (UITS), Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Corporate Experience
Courses

CEE 100 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEE 110 Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) for Engineers
CEE 213 Surveying and Introduction to GIS
CEE 310 Quantity Survey and Cost Estimates
CEE 470 Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering
ENV 107 Introduction to Environmental Sciences 

Membership & Professional Activities

Engineer-In-Training (EIT), Engineers and Geoscientists BC, Canada

Research Interests

Water quality 

Wastewater treatment

Nutrients and energy recovery

Drinking water quality, treatment and supply

Water resources management 

Pollution control and waste management