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Ph.D. Student

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University



M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

B.S. Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Positions Held:

Research Associate, DC Water

Graduate Research Assistant, George Washington University

Environmental Engineer, StreamsTech Ltd


Research Interests:

My research broadly focuses on advancing and optimizing next-generation biofilm-based wastewater treatment technologies (like MBBR, MABR), as well as improving their resiliency to combat extreme weather events. My interest also lies in evaluating sustainable and cost-effective nutrient removal and recovery technologies for wastewater treatment.


Other Interests:

I love playing sports, especially table tennis. My other hobbies include traveling, reading and sleeping. 

Priyanka Ali
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