Dr. Halis Simsek
Dr. Halis Simsek is an Assistant Professor at the department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, North Dakota State University (NDSU). He earned his B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering at Selcuk University and M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering at Gebze Technical University in Turkey. Later he obtained another M.S. degree in the Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department at Purdue University at West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Then, he moved to Fargo, North Dakota and obtained his PhD degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at North Dakota State University.
Dr. Simsek’s research interests mainly pertain to water and wastewater treatment, water quality, agricultural structures and livestock housing environment, and agricultural waste management. Specific interests include; a) Fate and transport of nutrients in the agricultural systems and in water resource recovery facilities, b) mathematical/numerical modeling of agricultural and environmental systems, c) evaluation of impacts of agricultural production on surface and groundwater quality, d) algal blooms in surface waters, e) biological wastewater treatment, environmental biochemistry, microbial processes for bioremediation of organic and inorganic substances, and f) photochemical and electrochemical application on water and wastewater treatment. Dr. Simsek teaches Bioenvironmental System Design, Structures and Environment Systems, and Management of Agricultural Systems (Capstone) courses in the department.