Graduate Researchers

Biraj Saha
MS in Leather Engineering, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
BS in Leather Products Engineering, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Research Interest: Landfill leachate treatment
Email: biraj.saha[at]ndsu.edu

Himani Yadav
MS in Environmental Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, India
BS in Chemistry, University of Delhi, India
Research Interest: Microplastics in municipal solid waste
Email: himani.yadav[at]ndsu.edu

Undergraduate Researchers

Ryan Anderson
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Sophomore (Expected Graduation: 2023)
Research Interest: Microplastics in municipal solid waste

Kira Eliason
Environmental Engineering
Freshman (Expected Graduation: 2024)
Research Interest: Non-recyclable municipal solid waste management

Student Honors


June 2022

Biraj Saha: Best team award, 2022 International Solid Waste Association-Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability (ISWA-SWIS) Winter School, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA.

April 2022

Himani Yadav: Fifth place in oral presentation, 2022 Research Symposium of the Graduate Student Council, NDSU.
Ryan Anderson: First place in oral presentation, 2022 NDSU EXPLORE Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity.

February 2022

Biraj Saha: Finalist, NDSU Three Minute Thesis Competition.

November 2021

Biraj Saha: Full scholarship to participate in the International Solid Waste Association-Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability (ISWA-SWIS) Winter School from January 17 to January 28, 2022, at The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA.

Danielle Peltier, Hannah Patenaude, Kjersten Winkelman, Rachel Kawleski: First place, The Environmental Challenge, Air & Waste Management Association – Upper Midwest Section (AWMA-UMS) and Central States Water Environment Association(CSWEA) – Minnesota Section.

October 2021

Biraj Saha: First place, Young Professional Poster Competition, Annual ND Water and Pollution Control Conference 2021.

Ryan Anderson: Second place, Young Professional Poster Competition, Annual ND Water and Pollution Control Conference, 2021.

Himani Yadav: Third place, Young Professional Poster Competition, Annual ND Water and Pollution Control Conference, 2021.

Kira Eliason: First place, AWWA’s Fresh Ideas Poster Competition, ND American Water Works Association, Annual ND Water and Pollution Control Conference, 2021.

April 2021

Ryan Anderson: Top presenter, at NDSU EXPLORE in the Biological, Health Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Category.