Dr.Asif Qureshi


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Asif Qureshi

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering
Email: asif[at]iith.ac.in
Ph: +91 40 2301 7100

Group Leader: Emerging Contaminants Group (ECG)

Recent recognition

INSPIRE Faculty Award, 2013
Department of Science & Technology, India.

Preparation

Research Fellow, Environmental Health, Jun 2011 – May 2013
Harvard University, USA.

D.Sc., Environmental Science, Nov 2007 – May 2011
ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

M.A.Sc., Environmental Engineering, Aug 2003 – May 2006
University of British Columbia, Canada.

B.Tech., Civil Engineering, Jul 1999 – May 2003
IIT Kanpur, India.

Employment

Assistant Professor, June 2013 – Present
IIT Hyderabad, India.

Scientific Associate, Nov 2006 – Nov 2007
ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Research Associate, Jul 2006 – Oct 2006
University of British Columbia, Canada.

Research areas

Emerging contaminants, environment, health.

Journal

[8] Chakraborty, L.B.*, Qureshi, A., Vadenbo, C., Hellweg, S. (2013) Anthropogenic flows of mercury in India and impacts of emission controls. Environmental Science and Technology. 47(15), 8105- 8113. * = student advisee. Awarded best master’s thesis at the Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zürich.

[7] Qureshi, A., MacLeod, M., Hungerbühler, K. (2011) Quantifying uncertainties in the global mass balance of mercury. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 25, GB4012, doi: 1029/2011GB004068.

[6] Qureshi, A., O’Driscoll, N.J., MacLeod, M., Neuhold, Y-M., Hungerbühler, K. (2010) Photoreactions of mercury in surface ocean water: gross reaction kinetics and possible pathways. Environmental Science and Technology, 44(2), 644-649.

[5] Qureshi, A., MacLeod, M., Hungerbühler, K. (2009) Modeling aerosol suspension from soils and oceans as sources of micropollutants to air. Chemosphere, 77(4), 495-500.

[4] Qureshi, A., MacLeod, M., Scheringer, M., Hungerbühler, K. (2009) Mercury cycling and species mass balances in four North American lakes. Environmental Pollution, 157(2), 452-462.

[3] Qureshi, A., Lo, K.V., Liao, P.H. (2008) Microwave treatment and struvite recovery potential of dairy manure. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B: Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Waste, 43(4), 350-357.

[2] Qureshi, A., Lo, K.V., Liao, P.H., Mavinic, D.S. (2008) Real-time treatment of dairy manure: implications of oxidation reduction potential regimes to nutrient management strategies. Bioresource Technology, 99(5), 1169-1176.

[1] Qureshi, A., Lo, K.V., Mavinic, D.S., Liao, P.H., Koch, F.A., Kelly, H.A. (2006) Dairy manure treatment, digestion and nutrient recovery as a phosphate fertilizer. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B: Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Waste, 41(7), 1221-1235.

Book Chapter

Qureshi, A., MacLeod, M., Sunderland, E., Hungerbühler, K. (2012) Exchange of elemental mercury between the oceans and the atmosphere. In: G. Liu, Y. Cai, N.J. O’Driscoll (Eds), Environmental Chemistry and   Toxicology   of   Mercury,    John    Wiley    &    Sons,    ,    NJ,    USA,  doi: 10.1002/9781118146644.ch12.

Conference Platform Presentations

[6] Qureshi, A., Harding, G., Sunderland, E. Impacts of ecosystem change on mercury bioaccumulation in a coastal-marine food web. 11th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, Edinburgh, Scotland, July-August, 2013.

[5] Qureshi, A., MacLeod, M., Hungerbühler, K. A new multimedia global mass balance model for mercury. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe, Seville, Spain, May, 2010.

[4] Qureshi, A., O’Driscoll, N.J., MacLeod, M., Neuhold, Y-M., Hungerbühler, K. Photoreactions of mercury in surface ocean water: kinetics and pathways. 9th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, Guiyang, China, June, 2009.

[3] Qureshi, A., O’Driscoll, N.J., MacLeod, M., Neuhold, Y-M., Hungerbühler, K. Photo-reduction and – oxidation kinetics of mercury in surface ocean water: rate constants and reaction pathways. SETAC North America, Tampa, USA, Nov, 2008.

[2] Qureshi, A., MacLeod, M., Scheringer, M., Hungerbühler, K. Mercury and mercury species mass balances in four North American lakes. SETAC North America, Milwaukee, USA, Nov, 2007.

[1] Qureshi, A., Lo, K.V., Mavinic, D.S., Liao, P.H., Koch, F.A., Kelly, H.A. A study on dairy manure treatment, digestion and phosphorus recovery. Air and Waste Management Association and Water Environment Federation, Joint International Conference, St. Louis, USA, Aug, 2005.

Conference Poster Presentations

[3] Chakraborty, L.B., Qureshi, A., Vadenbo, C., Hellweg, S. (2013) Mercury flows in India and the effectiveness of emission control measures. 11th International Conference on Mercury as a  Global Pollutant, Edinburgh, Scotland, July-August, 2013.

[2] Qureshi, A., MacLeod, M., Hungerbühler, K. Soil resuspension and marine aerosol suspension as sources of micropollutants to air. SETAC Europe, Seville, Spain, May, 2010.

[1] Qureshi, A., MacLeod, M., Scheringer, M., Hungerbühler, K. Heavy metals in the environment: fate and transport modeling. SETAC Europe, Porto, Portugal, May, 2007.

Advisory

Co-Supervisor, master’s student, ETH Zürich, Switzerland Jan ’12 – Jul ‘12

Member, advisory committee of a doctoral student, Acadia University, Canada Jul  ’11 –

Supervisor, research assistant, Harvard University, USA Jan ’12 – May ‘12

Co-supervisor, research assistant, Harvard University, USA Jun’11 – Oct’11

Teaching

Co-instructor: Engineering Graphics ‘13, IIT Hyderabad, India.

Guest lectures

The New Blood Diamond (Blood Gold): Mercury Pollution from Gold Mining Mar ‘12 Harvard University, Course: Water Pollution (EH257)

Water Pollution and Wastewater Treatment Sep ‘11 Harvard Extension School, Course: Environmental Management (ENVR E-101)

Course assistant: Risk analysis of chemicals and chemical processes ’08, ’09, ’10

Grants/Funding

Principal Investigator, Mercury pollution in India: regional and global implications. Department of Science & Technology,

Approximately  35,00,000 ($55,000) ’14 – ‘19

Co-investigator, Mercury redox kinetics in the Arctic. Northern Contaminants Program. Approximately $70,000 Aug ’11 – Jul ‘13