Bashar M. Alsmadi, Ph.D

Water and Environmental Engineering

Dept. of Civil Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

The University of Jordan

 

 

 

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Civil / Environmental Engineering. December 1999

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Master of Science, Civil / Environmental Engineering. October 1991

Jordan University of Science & Technology, Irbid, Jordan

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering. June 1989

Jordan University of Science & Technology, Irbid, Jordan

 

Professional Development

Received the Preparing Future Faculty Program Certificate, Aug 1997 – May 1999, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

·         Developed understanding and appreciation for teaching expectations (for research  schools, comprehensive schools, private schools, and community colleges) and demands on new faculty in a variety of academic settings.

·         The program emphasized the relationships between research, teaching, and service and how they vary between institutions

 

 

 

Projects

·         Deputy Chief of Party of a Water reuse project in Jordan, October 2002 – December 2003

A 3.5 million-dollar project funded by the U.S.A.I.D and was implemented by many local and U.S parties

·         Arsenic removal treatment system, June 2000 - December 2000 

A project that was conducted in Motorola Semiconductor industry that involved operation of arsenic treatment system and design of experiments to study removal of arsenic from the industrial wastewater stream

·         Ph.D. Thesis, “Abiotic removal transformation and characterization of soil surface during soil aquifer treatment systems”, December 1999

·         Soil aquifer treatment for sustainable water reuse, May 1997 – December 1999

A large project was done collaboratively between five different agencies: Arizona State University, University of Arizona, University of Colorado-Bolder, County Sanitation Districts of Los Angles and Stanford University

·         Soil aquifer treatment to enhance the quality of Nogales International Wastewater Treatment Plant (IWTP) and Tres-Rios wetlands effluents, August 1996 – May 1997

·         Soil treatability pilot studies to design and model a soil aquifer treatment system, January 1994 – May 1996 

A 1.7 million-dollar grant project funded by American Water Works Association (AWWA) and others, Phoenix, AZ

·         Team Project, Water Reuse, August 1995 – December 1995

 Feasibility study and design of constructed Tres-Rios wetlands, Phoenix, AZ

·         Team Project, Industrial hazardous waste management for semiconductors industry, August 1994 – December 1994

Reviewed existing manufacturing facility and designed Reuse system to minimize discharge of hazardous waste and to provide material Recovery Phoenix, AZ

·         FORTRAN Program, Modeling for steady-state well-flow, confined or unconfined aquifer, with leakage August 1994 – December 1994 Phoenix, AZ

 

 

 

Experience

 

 

·        Deputy Chief of Party, October 2002 – December 2003

PA Government Services Inc., PA office in Amman, Jordan.

Worked on a 3.5 million-dollar water reuse project funded by the U.S. A.I.D and was implemented by PA and many local and U.S parties  

 

·        Assistant of the Dean, through the academic year 2002 / 2003

Institute of Earth, Water and Environmental Management at the Hashemite University, Jordan

 

·        Assistant Professor, February 2001 – September 2004

Department of Water and Environmental Management at the Hashemite University, Jordan

Taught many courses including:

·         Water Reuse Engineering

·         Wastewater Treatment Engineering

·         Water Distribution Engineering

·         Environmental Management

·         Design Of Pressurized Irrigation Systems

·         Fundamentals Of Environmental Science

·         Hydraulics

·         Hydrology

 

·         Senior Consultant Engineer, June 2000 - December 2000

Motorola Semiconductor Industry, Tempe, Az, USA

Worked on operation and evaluation of the arsenic treatment system and design of experiments to remove arsenic from the industrial wastewater stream

 

·         Associate Faculty, December 1999 - June 2000

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Az, USA

 

 

 

 

·         Research Assistant, January 1994 – December 1999

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Az, USA

·         Worked on several Soil Aquifer Treatment (SAT) Projects and on the Ph.D. dissertation

·         Investigated removal mechanisms during SAT systems, wastewater recharge and reuse using high rate infiltration basins

·         Modified a technique to analyze soil samples before and after SAT application to measure changes on the soil surface resulted from SAT; using the scanning electron microscopy and x-ray      

·         Participated in designing and setting up experiments to simulate soil aquifer treatment systems using column experiments built in the field and in the lab

·         Analyzed water samples for pollutants and parameters of concern during SAT such as DOC, UV254, ammonia-N, nitrate-N, cations, and anions

·         Participated in project meetings and in writing quarterly reports

·         Analyzed data for the Ph.D. dissertation and for project reports

 

·         Project Engineer, January 1993 – August 1993

Al-Mithaq Foundation, Amman, Jordan

Worked on construction of schools buildings, retaining walls, and landscaping

·         Coordinated daily construction activities

·         Conducted value engineering to optimize cost and safety

·         Supervised construction crews

·         Inspected field work to verify quality and compliance with specification

·         Supervised taking concrete samples for testing

·         Wrote progress reports to keep consulting firm informed

·         Coordinated project activities with the consulting firm

 

·         Designing and Field Engineer, September 1991 – January 1993

Al-Smadi Engineering Inc., Irbid, Jordan.

Worked on construction of residential and commercial buildings

·         Conducted quantity surveying

·         Designed and reviewed existing structural designs

·         Inspected field activities and checked compliance with specifications

 

·         Teaching and Research Assistant, September 1989 – September 1991

Department of Civil Engineering, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Irbid, Jordan

Teacher Assistant for the following courses:

* Fluid mechanics and hydraulics laboratory, * Hydraulics, * Sanitary engineering, * Sanitary engineering laboratory, * Statics, * Introduction of statistics, and * Engineering drawing

 

 

 

 

 

·         Trainee Engineer, June 1988 – September 1988

Jordan Water Resources Department, Irbid, Jordan

Worked on construction of sewage collection system including lift station and operation of wastewater treatment plant serving a population of 300,000 persons

·         Inspected field construction

·         Reviewed designs

·         Performed surveying

·         Conducted quantity surveying

·         Discussed problems solving during the field constructions

 

Special skills 

Operator of a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) equipped with X-ray fluorescence micro-analyzer. Modified a technique to analyze soil samples before and after SAT to measure changes on the soil surface elemental composition resulted from SAT

 

Computer skills

Word processing, Spread sheet, FORTRAN, MSDOS, MS windows

 

Volunteer work

Referee for the Journal of Environmental Engineering published by the American    Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE)

 

 

Professional memberships

·         International Water Association (IWA), individual membership

·         American Water Reuse Association, individual membership

·         Jordanian Society for the Control of Environmental Pollution, Amman, Jordan

·         Jordanian Engineers Association, Amman, Jordan