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Amid Khodadoust, PhD

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering


Building & Room:

2085 ERF


842 West Taylor Street, MC 246, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-3435


Research Interests

Environmental separations technologies:
adsorption, solvent extraction, leaching.

Removal of heavy metals and other toxic species from water.

Remediation of contaminated soils and sediments.

Research Laboratory

Environmental Technologies Laboratory:

Separations technology

Treatment of contaminated soils and sediments

Selected Publications

  1. Babaeivelni, K., Khodadoust, A.P.  (2016). “Removal of Arsenic from Water using Manganese (III) Oxide: Adsorption of As(III) and As(V),”  Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 51, 277-288.
  2. Wu, L., Punia, S., Khodadoust, A. P. (2016). “Removal of Chromium, Copper, and Arsenic from Contaminated Water Using Manganese Oxide Based Adsorbents,” Geotechnical Special Publication, Vol. 2016-January, Issue 273 GSP, 62-69.
  3. Punia, S., Babaeivelni, K., Wu, L., Khodadoust, A. P. (2016).  “Removal of Arsenic from Coal Fly Ash Leachate Using Manganese Coated Sand,” Geotechnical Special Publication, Vol. 2016-January, Issue 273 GSP, 2016, 53-61.
  4. Babaeivelni, K., Khodadoust, A.P., Bogdan, D. (2014).  “Adsorption and Removal of Arsenic (V) using Crystalline Manganese (II,III) Oxide:  Kinetics, Equilibrium, Effect of pH and Co-Existing Ions”, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 49, 1462-1473.


Ph.D. Environmental Engineering (1997)
University of Cincinnati