SHAKHAWAT CHOWDHURY, PhD, P. Eng. (Ont., Canada)
Department of Civil and environmental Engineering
Water Research Group
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia
Phone: (+966-13)860-2560; Fax: (966-13)860-2879


  • Coordinator, Water Research group, Deanship of Scientific Research, KFUPM (2015-2018)
  • Chair, Program Assessment Committee for ABET, Civil and Environmental Engineering, KFUPM
  • Published 101 peer-reviewed articles (65 Refereed Journals) and 02 patents
  • Well cited with Citations = 1650+; and h-index =20
  • Involved in the University, National and Client Funded projects
  • Average of studentsí teaching evaluations: 8.94 (7.73-9.97) on a scale of 0-10
  • Experienced in both academic and consulting environments



PhD in Civil (Environmental) Engineering, 2009
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Professional Position
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)
Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia
Research Interest
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment and Emerging Pollutants
  • Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs) in Supply Water, Swimming Pools and Desalinated Water
  • Removal of Heavy Metals from Drinking Water and Wastewater Using Bio-Technology
  • Human Exposure, Risk Analysis and Risk Control
  • Multicriteria Decision Making for Water and Wastewater Treatment Selection
  • Treated Wastewater Reuse, Effects of Climate Change

Funded Projects

  • Preparation and Evaluation of Synthetic Polymeric Composite Membrane for the Removal of Metal ions from Water and Wastewater
  • Implications of Climatic Change on Virtual Water Content for Cattle Farms in Saudi Arabia
  • Effects of water stagnation in plumbing system on human health risk from heavy metals in tap water
  • Selecting dam locations for maximizing rainwater harvesting in Saudi Arabia
  • Flood Modeling Using WMS Software:  A Case Study of Hafer Al-Baten City, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
  • Multicriteria decision making for selecting drinking water treatment technology
  • Management of water resources in Saudi Arabia
  • Effects of climate change on water resources (
  • Model-Based Exposure and Risk Analysis for Disinfection Byproducts in Swimming Pool
  • Power and water demand forecasting model development
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of the Pristine and Pulse Programs: Terrestrial Environment. [CEW 2482]
  • Marjan field development for offshore oil and gas facilities (CEW 2489)
  • Replacement of pipelines in BRRI Field  (CEW 2556)
  • Installation of four SSS slipover jackets, decks, associated pipelines and cables in the Safaniya oil field (CEW 2505)
  • The Marjan TP -10 and Associated Facilities development (CEW 2526)
  • Vapor handling facilities at Ras Tanura Islands (CEW 2525)

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Engineers Ontario, Canada
  • The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh

Major Awards

  • NSERC Post Doctoral Fellowship, The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada: (Partially availed)
  • Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS D3), The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Ontario Government, Canada (Declined)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Sci. & Technol. (OGSST), Canada
Course Teaching
  • Engineering Mechanics: Statics
  • Engineering Fluid Mechanics
  • Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • Numerical & Statistical Methods in Civil Engineering
  • Senior Design Project Preparation
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Advanced Engineering Hydrology
  • Advanced Topics in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
  • Risk Analysis in Water Resources and Environmental Systems
  • Water Quality Modeling
    Research and Publications

Selected Research Projects

    Curriculum Vitae



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