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Muneer Ahammad

BSE Ph.D. Student

Ph.D., Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2021 (Expected)

M.Sc., Water Resources Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, 2018

B.Sc., Water Resources Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, 2013

August 2018 - Present, Graduate Research Assistant, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech

February 2015 - July 2018, Lecturer, Department of Water Resources Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology

August 2013 - February 2015, Junior Engineer, River Engineering Division, Institute of Water Modelling, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Awarded Pratt Fellowship, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech (2018-2019)

Awarded Nuffic scholarship, under Nuffic-NICHE BGD 155 Project in M.Sc. Engg. in WRE (2017)

B.Sc. Engineering Degree was awarded with Honours, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (2013)

Awarded as Dean's listed student, Civil Faculty, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Session: 2009-10 and 2010-11)

Awarded University Merit Scholarship, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Session: 2007-08 to 2010-11)

Awarded Board scholarship, Dhaka Board (Session: 2007-08 to 2010-11)

Undergraduate Courses, Department of Water Resources Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (2015-2018)

  • WRE 415 (Water Resources Planning and Construction Management), January, 2018
  • WRE 423 (River Engineering and Flood Mitigation), January, 2018
  • WRE 431 (Climatology), January, 2018
  • WRE 428 (GIS in Water Resources Engineering), January, 2018
  • WRE 104 (Practical Surveying), January, 2018
  • WRE 415 (Water Resources Planning and Construction Management), July, 2017
  • WRE 431 (Climatology), July, 2017
  • WRE 427 (GIS and Remote Sensing), July, 2017
  • WRE 428 (GIS in Water Resources Engineering), July, 2017
  • WRE 206 (Computer Programming Sessional), July, 2017
  • WRE 312 (Open Channel Flow Sessional), July, 2017
  • WRE 431 (Climatology)  January, 2017
  • WRE 409 (River Engineering), January, 2017
  • WRE 312 (Open Channel Flow Sessional), January, 2017
  • WRE 205 (Numerical Methods), July, 2016
  • WRE 415 (Water Resources Planning and Construction Management), July, 2016
  • WRE 427 (GIS and Remote Sensing), July, 2016
  • WRE 428 (GIS in Water Resources Engineering), July, 2016
  • WRE 206 (Computer Programming Sessional), July, 2016
  • WRE 212 (Fluid Mechanics Sessional), July, 2016
  • WRE 415 (Water Resources Planning and Construction Management), January, 2016
  • WRE 206 (Computer Programming Sessional), January, 2016
  • WRE 312 (Open Channel Flow Sessional), January, 2016
  • WRE 212 (Fluid Mechanics Sessional), January, 2016
  • WRE 104 (Practical Surveying), January, 2016
  • WRE 409 (River Engineering), July, 2015
  • WRE 312 (Open Channel Flow Sessional), July, 2015
  • WRE 412 (Water Resources Engineering Sessional), July, 2015
  • WRE 102 (Engineering Drawing-II), July, 2015
  • WRE 101 (Analytical Mechanics) , January, 2015
  • WRE 431 (Climatology), January, 2015
  • WRE 428 (GIS in Water Resources Engineering), January, 2015
  • WRE 412 (Water Resources Engineering Sessional), January, 2015
  • WRE 102 (Engineering Drawing-II), January, 2015
  • WRE 202 (Fluid Mechanics Sessional), January, 2015
  • WRE 212 (Fluid Mechanics Sessional), January, 2015

My current research concentrates on fundamentals of sediment transport and river hydraulics. The preliminary objective is to better understand the watershed scale movement of sediment and its impact on river morphology for efficient watershed management through the use of GIS and computer models.

I am working on stormwater management of Eastern Dhaka, Bangladesh; as an extension of my postgraduate thesis work. The study’s key findings highlight the requirement of pumping and retention facilities after implementation of Eastern Embankment. Here, the designed pump has been applied for 2 days rainfall of 5, 10 and 25 years return period. It was observed that the inundated area with depth greater than 1.5 m can be reduced by 15-30% by pumping. The study also explored the scope of flood reduction by storage tanks of rainwater harvesting system. For 2 days rainfall of 10 years return period, the total inundated area can be reduced by around 60% by storage tank along with the pumping while this figure is around 20% when only pumping is used.

  • Ahammad, M.; Tarek, M. H. and Khan, S. M.; "Stormwater Management in Begunbari Canal Catchment of Dhaka, Bangladesh", in World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, 2018: International Perspectives, History and Heritage, Emerging Technologies, and Student Papers, pp. 313-324, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2018
  • Ahammad, M.; Alvee, F. M.; and Islam, M. R.; "Impact of Water Level Variation on Bank Erosion of Selected Reach of Jamuna River", in Proceedings of Civil and Water Resources Engineering Conference, ISBN: 978-1-925488-52-4, organized by Global Institute of Science & Technology, Australia at BIAM Foundation, Dhaka, November
  • Khan, I.; Ahammad, M.; Sarker, S.; "A study on River Bank Erosion of Jamuna River using GIS and Remote Sensing Technology", International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN: 2321-9939, Vol. 2, Issue 4, pp.3365-3371, December 2014
  • Reza, A. A.; Ahammad, M.; "Sensitivity Analysis of Different Local Scour Parameters at Bridge Site", in International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering, pp. 1077-1082, CUET, Chittagong, December, 2014 
  • Ahammad, M.; Musfequzzaman, M.; "Application of Different Concepts to Estimate Dominant Discharge in the Gumti River of Bangladesh", International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research (IJSER), ISSN: 2229-5518, Vol. 5, Issue 10, pp.167-170, October 2014
  • ·Biswas, N. K.; Ahammad, M.; "Application of CCHE2D Mathematical Model in the Gorai Offtake for Two-Dimensional simulation", in International Conference on Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development, pp. 93-94, KUET, Khulna, February, 2014
  • Ahammad, M.; Matin, M. A.; "Estimation and Management of Bridge Scour around the Vicinity of Meghna-Gumti Bridge", in International conference on Climate Change Impact and Adaptation, pp. 811-818, DUET, Gazipur, November, 2013