Dr. Eakalak Khan
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Department
Director of Water Resources Research Program
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Eakalak Khan is a Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Department and the Director of Water Resources Research Program, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA. From 2002 to 2017, he was a Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, North Dakota State University (NDSU), USA. He also served as the Chair of Civil Engineering Department, NDSU from 2010 to June 2013. Prior to NDSU, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, New York, USA from 1999 to 2002. He received his Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering from Chiang Mai University, Thailand in 1990, M.S. in Agricultural Engineering from University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA in 1993, and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA in 1997. In 1998, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute of Environment, UCLA. He has been a registered professional engineer in the State of New Jersey since 2002. His research interests are in the areas of water and wastewater quality especially on biodegradability level, biological process development for water and wastewater treatment and remediation, and impact of nanotechnology on environment.
Eakalak has published more than 100 refereed journal articles. His research has been supported by various federal and state agencies including National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Geological Survey, United States Department of Agriculture, New York State, and District of Columbia. He was awarded a CAREER grant from NSF in 2005. His honors include the NDSU Odney Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008, Researcher of the Year, College of Engineering and Architecture, NDSU, 2005, and Water B. Booth Endowed Distinguished Professorship, NDSU, 2017.