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Engineering Civil

Leander, Texas, United States
August 09, 2018

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Nella. Negar Ghasempour

US Permanent Resident

**** *** ****** **, ******, TX 78705

832-***-**** EDUCATION

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX Aug 2016 May 2018 Master of Engineering In Civil-Environmental Engineering (GPA 3.63) Courses: Physical, Chemical and Biological Environmental Engineering Process, Environmental Law and Policy, Water Resource Engineering Plan and Management, Engineeing Hydrology HEC-HMS, Application of Groundwater Modeling MODFLOW, Environmental Impact Analysis, Biological design of Wastewater Treatment System University of Shahid Beheshti, Tehran, Iran Sept 2011 Sept 2013 Master of Science in Natural Resources Engineering-Environmental Contaminant (GPA 3.68) Courses: Chemistry of Contaminants, Air and Sound Pollution, Contamination of Water Resource and Sea, Geographical Information System (GIS) In Environment, Environmental Contamination Supplementary, Statistical Advanced Method, Wastes and Their Recycle, Industerial Pollution

University of Mazandaran, Sari, Iran Sept 2005 Sept 2009 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering- Plant Pathology WORK EXPERIENCE

Engineering Intern May 2018 Aug 2018

Water Quality Division, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Austin, Texas

• Reviewed submittals from consultants for wastewater treatment plant, collection system, and water distribution

• Evaluated engineering process calculations according to Texas Administrative Code chapter 217 and prepared the TCEQ approval letter

WEAT Design Competition – Awarded Second Place Oct 2017 Apr 2018 Water Environment Association of Texas Student Design Competition, Texas Water Conference, San Antonio, Texas

• Collaborated with a team of graduate students to double the average flow capacity and develop design alternatives to enhance existing phosphate removal of a selected wastewater treatment plant

• Designed odor control removal system, disinfection unit and contributed to the cost estimating process

• Followed Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) design criteria as the guideline Student Assistant May 2017 Aug 2017

Dr. Chu lab, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University

• Activated different strains of bacteria by making LB agar plate and steak bacteria on it

• Performed ammonia degradation technique by using 4500-NH3 F. Phenate method

• Prepared different culture mediums for bacteria growth

• Involved in the nitrogen removal project to see the combination of Zobellella and Ammonia Oxidizing Bacteria for shortening the nitrification and denitrification process in Wastewater treatment process Environmental Engineer Assistant June 2012 Oct 2013 Tehran Regional Water Authority, Tehran, Iran

• Arranged and validated data obtained from water and wastewater samples

• Determined physical and chemical parameters of water and wastewater to assess related risk

• Mapped the problem of releasing wastewater in the wetland and protected areas to demonstrate which sections are under more environmental pollution

• Managed environmental projects due to clients’ requests Laboratory Assistant Oct 2011 June 2012

Environmental Science Laboratory, University of Shahid Beheshti, Tehran, Iran

• Performed basic equipment maintenance in fields and in the laboratory

• Prepared technical reports and recommendations from assessments

• Conducted collecting and reserving soil, water and wastewater samples from fields

• Utilized GPS technology to locate different stations for sampling PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Citizen’s Climate lobby, Association of Environmental Engineering Students (AEES) Texas A&M Water Network Association, student chapter of Texas AWWA Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) Student Chapter at Texas A&M, Women in Engineering (WE)

Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC), Team Project: Optimizing in Situ Remediation Performance and Injection Strategies Project



CAD & GIS (AutoCAD, ArcMap)

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


Environmental investigation

Application of environmental laws and regulations

Environmental impact assessment (EIS)

Wastewater treatment systems

Chemical and hydrogeological data evaluation

Regularity compliance


Laboratory testing and field data collection

Data entry and management

Technical report writing


OSHA Health and Safety Training

Advanced Laboratory Training EHS, Texas A&M System International Computer Driving License (ICDL II), Tehran Institute of Technology Introduction to Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage, Coursera EPFL Natural Attenuation of Groundwater Contaminants: New Paradigms, Technologies, and Applications, Coursera Rice University

High-Impact Business Writing, Coursera University of California, Irvine PROJECT EXPERIENCE

• Biological Nitrogen and Phosphorous Removal

• Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in the Contaminated Soil

• The Partitioning, Transport and Fate of VOCs in Natural Environment

• Environmental Risk and Impact Assessment of Reusing of Treated Wastewater on Protected Areas, Case Study: Tehran Province

• The Environmental Impact of Dairy Production, Case Study: Doosheh Dairy Company, Mazandaran, Iran

• Application of Weighted Linear Combination (WLC) and Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) in Municipal Waste Landfill sitting process, Encyclopedia OF Civil Engineering (CIVILICA)

• An International Perspective on Wastewater Reuse around the World, Encyclopedia oF Civil Engineering (CIVILICA)

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