Ashraf Z. Al-Hamdan, Ph.D.
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Al-Hamdan is a lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2002. He has taught several undergraduate and graduate level courses in the areas of geotechnical, structural, and environmental engineering. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Dr. Al-Hamdan worked as a postdoctoral research associate for three years in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. He has been conducting research over the past ten years in the area of environmental and water resources engineering, with an emphasis on the fate and transport of pollutants in aquatic and soil systems, soil-contaminant interaction, water systems modeling, water resources management, and impact of climate change on water quantity and quality.
- Contaminant transport modeling
- Soli-contaminant interaction
- Subsurface remediation
- Risk-based management of emerging wastes and subsurface contaminants
- Water resources planning and management
- Climate change effects on water quantity and quality
- Erosion control
Honors & Awards
- University Distinguished Teaching Award Nominee, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2010.
Reddy, K. R., Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Prasanth, A. (2011). “Enhanced Soil Flushing for Simultaneous Removal of PAHs and Heavy Metals from Industrial Contaminated Soil”, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, ASCE, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 166-174.
Reddy, K. R., Darko-Kagya, K., and Al-Hamdan, A. Z. (2011). “Electrokinetic Remediation of Pentachlorophenol Contaminated Clay Soil”, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, Vol. 221, pp. 35-44.
Reddy, K. R., Darko-Kagya, K., and Al-Hamdan, A. Z., (2011) “Electrokinetic Remediation of Chlorinated Aromatic and Nitroaromatic Organic Contaminants in Clay Soil”, Environmental Engineering Science, Vol. 28, No. 6, pp. 405-413.
Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Reddy, K. R., (2011). “Modeling of Heavy Metals Transport in High Acid Buffering Soil During Electrokinetic Remediation”, Proceedings of Geo-Frontiers 2011, Dallas, Texas.
Ashour, M., Norris, G. M., Elfass, S., and Al-Hamdan, A. Z. (2010). “Mobilized Side and Tip Resistances of Piles in Clay”, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 37, pp. 858-866.
Reddy, K. R., Danda, S., Yukselen-Aksoy, Y., and Al-Hamdan, A. Z. (2010). “Sequestration of Heavy Metals in Soils from Two Polluted Industrial Sites: Implications on Remediation”, Land Contamination and Reclamation, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 13-23.
Roach, N., Reddy, K. R., Al-Hamdan, A. Z. (2009). “Particle Morphology and Mineral Structure of Heavy Metal-Contaminated Kaolin Soil before and after Elecktrokinetic Remediation”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 165, No. 1-3, pp. 548-557.
Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Reddy, K. R. (2008). “Geochemical Assessment of Metal Transport in Glacial Till during Electrokinetic Remediation”, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Vol. 139, No. 1-3, pp. 137-149.
Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Reddy, K. R. (2008). “Transient Behavior of Heavy Metals in Soils during Electrokinetic Remediation”, Chemosphere, Vol. 71, No. 5, pp. 860-871.
Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Reddy, K. R. (2008). “Electrokinetic Remediation Modeling Incorporating Geochemical Effects”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 134, No. 1, pp. 91-105.
Al-Hamdan, A. Z., and Reddy, K. R., (2008). “Transport and Speciation of Heavy Metals in Soils during Electrokinetic Remediation: Influence of Soil Type and Electric Potential”, Proceedings of the ASCE GeoCongress 2008: Geotechnics of Waste Management and Remediation, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Al-Hamdan, A. Z., Nnadi, F. N., and Romah, S. M. (2007). “Performance Reconnaissance of Stormwater Proprietary Best Management Practices”, Journal of Environmental Science and Health: Part A-Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering, Vol. A42, No. 4, pp. 427-437.
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