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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
August 30, 2014
 
 
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Md Abdus Sabur
Md Abdus Sabur

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Faculty of Science

Science Master's Degree Gold Medal Recipient

May 16/14

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Dr. Hind Al-Abadleh (halabadleh@wlu.ca)

Md Abdus Sabur, received the Science Master's degree Gold medal from the Faculty of Graduate and  Postdoctoral Studies.  Sabur is an international student, originally from Bangladesh, who began working with Dr. Hind Al-Abadleh in the Department of Chemistry in 2012. 

The theme of his MSc research was to conduct fundamental science experiments on how organo-arsenic compounds of environmental relevance interact with reactive components in soil, particularly iron (oxyhydr)oxides.  Arsenic is released to the environment mainly from natural sources intensified by anthropogenic activities. Due to its varying toxicity, it is essential to know of its interaction with environmental surfaces for risk assessment and cleanup efforts.  The main objective was to extract kinetic and thermodynamic parameters that will aid in building accurate mathematical models to be used in predicting the fate of arsenic compounds and in designing arsenic removal technologies.  Saburís MSc Committee concluded that he produced outstanding data from his experiments that is pushing the boundaries of knowledge in field of geochemistry.

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