|Maqsud R. Chowdhury
Chemical Engineering, PhD Candidate
Member Since August 2012
2011 B.S. Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
2015 M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maqsudchowdhury
|Being a son of a military person, I had the chance to live in new and cool places and make good friends back in my home country, Bangladesh. I completed my high school and college at Mirzapur Cadet College and fell in love with basketball and volleyball there. Then, I did my BS CHEG in 2011 from BUET and joined Chevron Bangladesh in April of the same year. I like playing all sorts of sports and it does not matter whether I am good at it or not :). I love playing world of tanks (PC) as well. Often, I go for hiking at various places in Northeast USA and whenever I go to a conference. And, obviously, who does not love research!!!
Talking about research, I have worked on developing a new method to test recovery behavior of challenging impaired waters, and developed a mathematical model of how simultaneous heat and mass transfer effect overall osmotic performance of a polymeric membrane. I have moved onto making novel forward osmosis (FO) membranes using commercial grade nanofibers as a support material which was really fun to do. I gained a lot of experience when I was tasked to make a pilot scale skid of a FO-RO coupled system. Currently, I am teaching my undergrad student to operate it. The final piece of my PhD is developing a method to make polyamide films which are substrate independent, self-supported, and defect free so that fundamental characterization could be performed such as permeance, cross-link density, diffusivity etc. SOUNDS FUN, RIGHT?????