Graduate students

Hasan Akhtar is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Geography in National University of Singapore (NUS). His PhD work at NUS examines the changes in Carbon dynamics of tropical peat swamp forest in Southeast Asia. This research addresses the effects of land use change on Carbon dynamics within pristine, degraded and modified (agriculture & plantation) tropical peat swamp forests.
Hasan has 4 years of professional experience, working in the capacity of Environmental Manager in Iron and Steel sector in India. He also holds two graduate degrees; a Master of Technology (M. Tech.) degree in Environmental Science & Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad, India, and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Environmental Science from the University of Allahabad (UoA). Prior to this, he did his under-graduation in Chemistry and Botany from UoA. His M.Sc. dissertation was focused on the qualitative analysis of ground and surface water bodies in and around industrial areas in Allahabad, India. For his M. Tech. thesis, he worked on Carbon sequestration study in reclaimed coal mines, which were over-burden dump sites.
His research interests lie in Carbon sequestration, GHG flux measurement, Land Use & Land Use Change in Southeast Asian Tropical peatlands.