Dr. Khandaker Ashfaque

Environmental Engineering

Current Courses

Personal Bio

Dr. Khandaker Ashfaque is a Principal Engineer at Arcadis U.S., Inc. He has extensive experience in the field of hydrogeology and geochemistry with particular emphasis on site conceptual evaluation, numerical modeling, chemical transport, subsurface remediation, and fractured bedrock hydrogeology. Dr. Ashfaque is vastly experienced in developing and applying numerical and analytical groundwater models to hazardous waste sites in a wide variety of hydrogeologic settings located throughout North America and Asia.

Dr. Ashfaque earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he holds a P.E. in California. Dr. Ashfaque has co-authored a book on fate and transport of Arsenic in groundwater.

Education History

  • B Sc Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
  • M Sc Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
  • Ph D Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Work Experience

Principal Engineer, Arcadis US Inc

Publications

Selected Publications
 Ashfaque, K., M. Killingstad, M. Kladias, and D. Malone, (2013) “Practical Application of an Iterative Modeling Process to Evaluate Data Gaps and Improve Model Predictability”, MODFLOW and More 2013: June 2 – 5, 2013, Colorado School of Mines, Denver, CO.
 Kladias, M, K. Ashfaque, and P. Preston, (2013) “Revisiting and Updating a Numerical Model after More Than a Decade to Evaluate Contaminant Migration”, MODFLOW and More 2013: June 2 – 5, 2013, Colorado School of Mines, Denver, CO.
 Ashfaque, K., M. Kladias, D. Lipson, J. Cherry, C. Mowder and T. Llewellyn, (2011) “Assessing the Suitability of Simulation Approaches to Evaluate Flow and Transport through Competent and Weathered Bedrock Zones”, MODFLOW and More 2011: June 5 – 8, 2011, Colorado School of Mines, Denver, CO.
 Neumann, R. B., K. N. Ashfaque, A. B. M. Badruzzaman, M. Ashraf Ali, J. K. Shoemaker, and C. F. Harvey, (2010) “Anthropogenic Influences Responsible for Arsenic Mobilization in Bangladesh”, Nature Geoscience
 Ashfaque, K. N., A. B. M. Badruzzaman, M. Ashraf Ali, and C. F. Harvey (2009), “Influence of Groundwater Flow Dynamics on Arsenic Mobilization in Munshiganj, Bangladesh”, WRR
 Harvey, C. F., K. N. Ashfaque, W. Yu, A. B. M. Badruzzaman, M. Ashraf Ali, P. M. Oates, H. Michael, R. B. Neumann, R. Beckie, S. Islam, M. F. Ahmed, (2006) “Groundwater Flow and Arsenic Biogeochemistry in Bangladesh: An Analysis of Transience and Coupling’, Chemical Geology, 228, 112-126
 Klump, S., R. Kipfer, O. A. Cirpka, C. F. Harvey, M. S. Brennwald, K. N. Ashfaque, A. B. M. Badruzzaman, S. J. Hug, D. M. Imboden, (2006) “Groundwater Dynamics and Arsenic Mobilization in Bangladesh Assessed Using Noble Gases and Tritium”, ES&T, 40, 243-250
 Harvey, C. F., C.H. Swartz, A. B. M. Badruzzman, N. E. Keon, W. Yu, M. A. Ali, J. Jay, R. Beckie, V. Niedan, D. Brabander, P. M. Oates, K. N. Ashfaque, S. Islam, H. F. Hemond, M. F. Ahmed, (2005) “Groundwater arsenic contamination on the Ganges Delta: biogeochemistry, hydrology, human perturbations, and human suffering on a large scale”, C.R. Geoscience, 337, 285-296
 Harvey, C. F., C. H. Swartz, A. B. M. Badruzzaman, N. K. Blute, W. Yu, M. A. Ali, J. Jay, R. Beckie, V. Niedan, D. Brabander, P. M. Oates, K. N. Ashfaque, S. Islam, H. F. Hemond, M. F. Ahmed, (2002) “Arsenic Mobility and Groundwater Extraction in Bangladesh”, Science.

Selected Presentations
 Ashfaque, K. M. Kladias, M. Killingstad and V. Nair, (2013) “An Approach to Modeling Multi-Aquifer Groundwater Interaction in Sinkhole Features in Central Florida”, NGWA 2013 GW Summit, April 28 – May 2, 2013, San Antonio, TX.
 Peterburs, K., J. Gillow, K. Ashfaque, M. S. Jones, and G. Reeder, (2011), “Development of a Closure Strategy for Arsenic Impacts in Groundwater using a Site Conceptual Geochemical Model”, 2011 Railroad Environmental Conference, October 25 – 26, 2011, Urbana-Champaign , IL
 Ashfaque, K. and M. Kladias, (2011) “Optimization of Contaminant Mass Removal and Remedial Timeframe with Hydraulic Containment”, NGWA 2011 GW Summit and GWPC Spring Meeting, May 1-5, 2011, Baltimore, MD.
 Ashfaque, K. N., and C. F. Harvey, (2009) “Groundwater Flow Dynamics in Munshiganj, Bangladesh”, AGU Chapman Conference on Arsenic in Groundwater of Southeast Asia, Siem Reap, Cambodia, March 24-27, 2009
 Ashfaque, K. N., and C. F. Harvey, (2006) “Groundwater Flow Dynamics and Arsenic Mobilization in Munshiganj, Bangladesh”, Geological Society of America, Philadelphia, PA, October 22-25, 2006
 Ashfaque, K. N., (2006) “Groundwater Modeling and Arsenic Geochemistry in Munshiganj, Bangladesh”, FEFLOW International Conference, Berlin, Germany, September 11-15, 2006
 Ashfaque, K. N., and C. F. Harvey, (2006) “Hydrogeochemistry of Arsenic Mobilation in Munshiganj, Bangladesh”, Gordon research Conference, Andover, NH, July 30 – August 4, 2006
 Ashfaque, K. N., (2004) “Arsenic Mobilization in Groundwater in Bangladesh: Hydrogeochemical Analysis for Sreenagar, Munshiganj”, AABEA Convention, Santa Clara, CA, November 20-21, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Program on Human Rights and Justice Fellowship (2004-2005), MIT (2005)
  • Martin Fellowship (2002-2003), MIT (2003)
  • Schoettler Fellowship (2001-2002), MIT (2002)
  • Deans Scholarship (1992-1997), BUET (1997)
  • University Scholarship (1992-1997), BUET (1997)
  • Dr. F. R. Khan Scholarship (1994-1995), BUET (1995)

Professional Organizations

National Ground Water Association