Dr Golam Mostafa from the Institute of Environmental Science, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, was recently awarded an Endeavour Award Fellowship to undertake research at Victoria University's Institute for Sustainability and Innovation on the Annamox process for wastewater treatment project.
Golam will workwith Associate Professor Mikel Duke from the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation and Dr Thomas Yeager from the School of Engineering and Science.
He will commence his 6 month placement with the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in March.
Golam is currently working on developing a novel waste water treatment technology called anammox which can remove nutrients in a far more energy efficient manner than conventional treatment processes. The objective of Golam's work will be to develop anammox bacteria cultures from locally occurring sources and explore the fouling of membranes in an anammox bioreactor.
Seven other scholars from India, Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, United Kingdom, Bangladesh, India and Vietnam were awarded the same fellowship to spend four to six months with us to conduct collaborative research.
The Endeavour Awards are part of the Federal Government's internationally competitive, merit-based Australian Scholarship program. They provide high-achieving individuals with a unique opportunity to undertake study, research or professional development.
The Awards aim to develop collaboration and foster research and professional linkages between Australia and the rest of the world.