Nirmala Khandan, Ph.D., P.E.


  • Ph.D. – Environmental Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA
  • MS – Environmental Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • BS – Mechanical Engineering, University of Ceylon, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Professional History

  • 2011 to Present – Ed & Harold Foreman Endowed Chair, New Mexico State University
  • 2004 to 2010 – John W. Clark Professor, New Mexico State University, NM
  • 1998 to 2004 – Professor, New Mexico State University, NM
  • 1989 to 1998 – Associate Professor, New Mexico State University, NM
  • 1988 to 1989 – Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University, TN

Research Interests

  • Physical and biological process engineering for removal of organic¬†contaminants from air, soil, groundwater, and wastewater
  • QSAR techniques for chemical characterization and modeling environmental¬†fate, transport, impact, and risk assessment
  • Computer simulation software of natural and engineered processes for in-class¬†and distance teaching, research, publication, and consulting
  • Technologies for sustainable environmental engineering and renewable energy¬†usage

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