Dr Kamrun Nahar


Dr Kamrun Nahar
NameDr Kamrun Nahar
Email Addresskamrun.nahar@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleLecturer (Water Engineering)
QualificationsBScCivEng Rajshahi, PhD UNSW
DepartmentSchool of Agriculture and Environmental Science
AffiliationsCentre for Future Materials
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8277-4445
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Biography

Dr Kamrun Nahar completed her PhD from The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Environmental Engineering, has approximately ten years’ experience in university-based teaching and research. Her research background spans environmental contaminants and impacts, particularly perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), microplastics and heavy metal contaminants in subsurface soils, groundwater, surface water and the atmosphere, environmental impact assessments of waste-based construction materials, and environmental policy and sustainability. Professionally she worked as a research associate in UNSW and as a lecturer at the Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh.

Kamrun currently works as a lecturer in water engineering for the School of Engineering at the University of Southern Queensland.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Lecturer (full time) Water EngineeringUniversity of Southern Queensland20192024
Teaching assistantUniversity of Southern Queensland20152018
Teaching AssistantThe University of New South Wales20112012
Lecturer (Civil Engineering)RUET, Bangladesh20082010

Expertise

• Environmental contaminants, systems and impacts

• Contaminant fate and transport modelling

• Water quality monitoring

• Sustainability and environmental management

Teaching

ENV3104 – Hydraulics II

ENV3103 - Environmental Pollution

ENV2902 - Hydraulics Practice

ENG2909 - Work Experience - Associate

Fields of Research

  • 400513. Water resources engineering
  • 400599. Civil engineering not elsewhere classified
  • 401102. Environmentally sustainable engineering
  • 401106. Waste management, reduction, reuse and recycling
  • 401199. Environmental engineering not elsewhere classified

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Australasian Association for Engineering Education Australasian
Fluid & Thermal Engineering Society
Sustainable Engineering Society
Society for Engineering in Agriculture
BScCivEng
Rajshahi
2008
PhD
UNSW
2015

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Removal of microplastics from wastewater treatment plants: An analysis of the effectiveness of various treatment methodsAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
Development of fruit peel based bio-adsorbents and their potential application in removal of PFASsAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
Project titleDetailsYear
UniSQ Capacity Building GrantSimple Cost-Effective Method for Detecting PFASs by Spectrofluorometry. The fundamental idea of this research was to develop a new low cost method using fluorescence spectroscopy for PFOA and PFOS analysis in water. The method establishment process will involve investigating the interaction between PFOS and PFOA with triarylmethane dye (crystal violet, CV) and measurement of the enhanced Resonance Light Scattering (RLS) signal by synchronously scanning the excitation and emission monochromators of the fluorescence spectrophotometer through a range of wavelengths. Additionally, the optimal conditions, hydrodynamic size, absorption spectrum will also investigated, and scanning electron microscope (SEM) images was recorded. 2020
Faculty Collaboration GrantA critical review of model‐input parameters on herbicide fate and transport in the GBR catchment.2020

Effectiveness of flipped classroom model in distance learning

Nahar, Kamrun and Chowdhury, Rezaul. 2019. "Effectiveness of flipped classroom model in distance learning." Goh, Steven (ed.) 30th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE2019). Brisbane, Australia 08 - 11 Dec 2019 Brisbane, Australia.

Glyphosate in waters and soils from genetically modified canola cultivation in Parkes, NSW, Australia

Nahar, Kamrun, Niven, Robert K., Pearson, Stuart, Badek, Kate, Riesen, Hans and Rahman, A. F. Mokhlesur. 2013. "Glyphosate in waters and soils from genetically modified canola cultivation in Parkes, NSW, Australia." SEAg 2013: Innovative Agricultural Technologies for a Sustainable Future. Barton, Australia 22 - 25 Sep 2013 Barton, ACT, Australia.

Studying the COVID-19 impacts on engineering education

Nahar, Kamrun and Baillie, Justine. 2022. "Studying the COVID-19 impacts on engineering education." 33rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE 2022). Sydney, Australia 04 - 07 Dec 2022 Australia. Australasian Association for Engineering Education.

Herbicide Fate and Transport in the Great Barrier Reef: A Review of Critical Parameters

Nahar, Kamrun, Baillie, Justine and Zulkarnain, Noor Azwa. 2023. "Herbicide Fate and Transport in the Great Barrier Reef: A Review of Critical Parameters." Water: an open access journal. 15 (2), pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3390/w15020237

What environmental/sustainable engineering (SEng) subjects should be taught at university

Craig, I. P. and Nahar, Kamrun. 2015. "What environmental/sustainable engineering (SEng) subjects should be taught at university." Sustainable Engineering Society conference (SENG 2015). Adelaide, Australia 09 - 10 Sep 2015 Australia.

Glyphosate contaminated site investigation using a low-cost analytical technique

Nahar, Nahar and Niven, R.K.. 2014. "Glyphosate contaminated site investigation using a low-cost analytical technique ." IEEE Australia and New Zealand Student and Young Professional Congress (ANZSCON 2014). Brisbane, Australia 03 - 05 Jul 2014 Australia.

Investigation of glyphosate in environmental samples from genetically modified canola farmland in Parkes, NSW, Australia

Niven, R.K. and Nahar, Kamrun. 2014. "Investigation of glyphosate in environmental samples from genetically modified canola farmland in Parkes, NSW, Australia." AusBiotech 2014 National Conference. Gold Coast, Australia 29 - 31 Oct 2014 Australia.

Sorption and desorption of glyphosate on Australian soils cultivated with genetically modified canola

Nahar, Kamrun, Niven, R.K., Pearson, S., Badek, K., Riesen, H. and Rahman, A.F.M.. 2013. "Sorption and desorption of glyphosate on Australian soils cultivated with genetically modified canola." 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition. New Orleans, LA, United States 07 - 11 Apr 2013 United States.

A Review of Analytical Methods and Technologies for Monitoring Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Water

Nahar, Kamrun, Zulkarnain, Noor Azwa and Niven, Robert K.. 2023. "A Review of Analytical Methods and Technologies for Monitoring Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Water ." Water. 3577 (15). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3390/w15203577

An Analysis of Miscible Displacement and Numerical Modelling of Glyphosate Transport in Three Different Agricultural Soils

Nahar, Kamrun and Niven, Robert K.. 2023. "An Analysis of Miscible Displacement and Numerical Modelling of Glyphosate Transport in Three Different Agricultural Soils." Agronomy. 13 (10). https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy13102539