Fall 2018 Environmental Engineering Seminar Series

Title: Industrial Odors in the Denver Metro/ North Front Range Residential Communities

Speaker: Mohamed Eltarkawe, Graduate Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering, CU Boulder

Mohamed Eltarkawe is a PhD candidate at the University of Colorado Boulder. He works with Prof. Shelly Miller in the Mechanical Engineering Department. His research interests are directed towards understanding the relationship between well-being and industrial odors in five communities in Colorado; Fort Collins, Greeley, Fort Lupton, North Denver, and Pueblo. He developed an android app (Report Odor 1) by which he is collecting data. He joined the DDPHE in summer 2016, he is mainly working on updating a regional air dispersion modeling system.

Mohamed was born in Karsa, a tiny town in the northeastern part of Libya. He got his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Omar Al-Mukhtar University. In 2008, Mohamed was awarded with a full scholarship from Higher Ministry of Education in Libya to pursue a graduate degree in the US. He graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2011. He went back to Libya and taught for two years at the University of Omar Al-Mukhtar. In 2014, he came back to the USA after receiving another full scholarship from Higher Ministry of Education to pursue a PhD degree. His wife is a teacher as well and they have 3 kids.

Beyond school, Mohamed enjoys family time, camping, soccer, gardening, cooking and above all volunteering. In Karsa, he was part of a group nicknamed “Ragoba” that cleans the water channel in his town. In Boulder, Mohamed enjoys preparing breakfast every other Saturday at the Boulder Homeless Shelter.

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC), N124
4001 Discovery Dr., Boulder, CO 80309

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