Arafat Chowdhury

Education

> Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, May 2016, Minor: Environmental Engineering

> RAJUK Uttara Model College, 2011 , Science , GPA – 5.00/5.00

> Lakshmipur Adarsha Samad Govt. High School, 2009 , Science, GPA – 5.00/5.00

Research Experiences

  • E. Coli & Turbidity Variation in Buriganga River. | Spring 2016

    A study on the present water quality & the sources of water pollution in Buriganga River. Different water quality indicator tests like Escherichia coli (E. coli) & Turbidity are performed over the collected water sample of Buriganga River.

  • Nitrogen Removal Modeling in Floating Constructed Wetland: Purification of River Buriganga. | Spring 2015

    This project reports on the pollutant removal efficiencies of floating wetland in treating pollutants present in Buriganga river water. Mainly represents the capacity of removal of Nitrogen and Phosphorus by floating wetland under constant and variable shock loading.

  • Plug Flow Analysis of Bio Gas. | Fall 2015

    The study was carried out in various ways by using different proportions of slaughter waste on the basis of 4%, 6% and 8% total solid concentration and by mixing with cow dung. The design of the reactors and Plant were subjected to anaerobic digestion with an aim of developing an appropriate technology for the recovery of bio energy from the waste and subsequently ensure their safe disposal.

Work Experiences

  • Co-founder & CEO, Team-Abacus, 2015 – Present

    Founded a team for Web and Application Development to provide the quality services on international marketplaces. Currently executing the project management and administrative supports as a consultant to Finland, Helsinki based consumer hardware startup, “Waterbeyond”.

  • Environment Engineer, Adroit Environment Consultants Ltd. | August 2016 – August 2017

    In charge Engineer of the implementation of Effluent Treatment Plant for a knitting industry in Gazipur, Dhaka. Moreover, developed extensive design and sophisticated model of the plant to validate less chemical consumption and low operation cost.

  • Founder and Executive Director, Abacus IT Development, 2011 – 2015

    Founded and managed the team of twenty contractors for working on menuplatform database development of Locu, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, USA. In addition to, Administered as project director by leading the team of ten data specialists for Financial Media Group, LLC. Englewood, Colorado, USA.

Leadership

  • Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST), Civil Engineering Society, Head of Cultural Program, 2015-2016

    Contributed to the conferences and workshops of society members related to the management of cultural events on special occasion. Organized the grand event “AUST Civil day spring’15” and managed the team of Mime Performance, Group Dance, Solo Dance, Stage Drama, and Fashion Show, and so on.

  • RAJUK Uttara Model College, Prefect, 2009-2011

    Maintained disciplinary activities according to “Code of Conduct” among the students. Served as organizer of morning assembly and inspector of parade ground.

  • Lakshmipur Adarsha Samad Govt. High School, Captain, Boy Scout, 2007 – 2009

    Responsible for observing the activities and performance of boy scouts on parade ground. Lead the team on the national scout jamboree campaign 2008.

Scholarships

Leveraging ICT Scholarship, 2017

Education Board SSC Scholarship, 2009

Education Board Junior Scholarship, 2006

Education Board Primary Scholarship, 2003

Skills and Interests

• Computer: Expert in AutoCAD, ETABS, GPS-X, ArcGIS, C, C ++, MATLAB, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, Python, WordPress and Android Development, Linux, Mac OS, Windows OS, Microsoft Office, Trello, Slack, Asana.

• Languages: Proficient in English, Native in Bangla, Learning Spanish.

• Interests: Bodybuilding, Travelling, Hiking, Hill Tracking, Playing Badminton, Soccer, Cricket and Basketball.

• Volunteer: Worked for unprivileged people in Obhizatrik Foundation and contributed to environmental awareness programs in JAAGO Foundation.