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UTA CE Students Win Scholarship, Present Papers at National Conference

Reza Broun & Dr. Melanie Sattler

At their conference in Los Angeles June 24-27, the Air & Waste Management
Association (AWMA) awarded UT Arlington Civil Engineering student Reza
Broun the highly competitive Jacqueline Shields Memorial Scholarship
($3500) for Waste Management Research and Study. His Ph.D. research
involves developing a framework for implementing life cycle assessment  to
determine the most sustainable type of landfill in the U.S. Reza is
co-supervised by Dr. Melanie Sattler and Dr. Sahadat Hossain.

Reza and 3 other UTA Ph.D. students advised by Dr. Sattler had papers
presented at last week's conference:

Reza Broun (Civil Engineering): "Comparative Sustainability Analysis of
Bioreactor Landfills: Aerobic Bioreactor Landfill vs. Anaerobic Bioreactor
Landfill"  Shammi Rahman (Civil Engineering): "Development of Linear
Regression Models for Predicting Water Quality Parameters from Anaerobic
Treatment of Vinasse" Madhu S. Sabnis (Environmental Science):
"Investigation of How Microbes Involved in Anaerobic Digestion of Vinasse
Change as Functions of Temperature, Vinasse Composition, and Time" Andrew
LaFavers (Environmental Science):  "The Feasibility of Using Wind Energy
and Solar Energy on College and University Campuses"

Dr. Sonia Samir also presented a poster based on her Ph.D. research. Dr.
Samir is a former Air & Waste Management Association scholarship winner,
advised by Dr. Hossain.

The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan
professional organization that enhances knowledge and expertise by
providing a neutral forum for information exchange, professional
development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach to
more than 5,000 environmental professionals in 65 countries.