Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. Jawed Iqbal
Assistant Professor, Civil and Evn Engineering
M.Sc., M.Tech., Ph.D., ICAR/ASRB NET
Contact Address
Permanent Address H. No. 406/A, 19. Konka Kalal Toli, P.O Church Road, Ranchi.834001
Local Address H. No. 406/A,19. Konka Kalal Toli, P.O Church Road, Ranchi.834001
Phone (Office) 9771835389
Phone Residence 9771835389
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 1-May-2008

  Work Experience
Teaching : 15 Years

Research : 15 Years

Individual: 15 Years

  Research Areas

air pollution monitoring and modeling, wastewater treatment and process optimization, groundwater pollution modeling, application of soft computing techniques in environmental problem solving.

  1. Pullokaran D., Bhardwaj A., Haswani D., Yadav K.,  Raman R. S., Shukla D., Dhandapani A., Iqbal J. Kumar R N., Prasad L., Venkatesh P., Murthy BMS., Spatio-temporal trends of the relationships between surface PM2.5 and its chemical constituents across three COALESCE network locations in India: A mass closure investigation, J of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2024, (SCI |IF 4.4)
  2. Shreya Nandi, Radhakrishnan Naresh Kumar, Abisheg Dhandapani, Jawed Iqbal, Characterization of microplastics in outdoor and indoor air in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India: First insights from the region, Environmental Pollution, 346, 2024,
  3. Abisheg Dhandapani, Jawed Iqbal, R. Naresh Kumar, Application of machine learning (individual vs stacking) models on MERRA-2 data to predict surface PM2.5 concentrations over India,Chemosphere,2023,
  4. Tibrewal, K., Venkataraman, C., Phuleria, H.  Joshi, V., Maithel, V., Damle, A., Gupta, A., Lokhande, P., Rabha, S., Saikia, B. K., Roy, S., Habib, G.,  Rathi, S., Goel, A., Ahlawat, S., Mandal, T. K.,  Hashmi, M. A.,  Qureshi, A.,  Dhandapani, A., Iqbal J.,  et al. Reconciliation of energy use disparities in brick production in India. Nat Sustain (2023). (IF 27.6) SCI
  5. Shalini Priya, Jawed Iqbal*, Assessment of NO2 concentrations over industrial state Jharkhand, at the time frame of pre, concurrent, and post-COVID-19 lockdown along with the meteorological behaviour: an overview from satellite and ground approaches Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2023.  (IF 5.19) SCI
  6. Dhandapani, A., Iqbal, J., Kumar, R.N. et al. Characterization of fine particulate matter water-soluble inorganic ions and estimation of aerosol acidity at three COALESCE network sites — Mysuru, Bhopal, and Mesra — in India. Environ Sci Pollut Res (2023). . (IF 5.19) SCI
  7. Taveen S. K, Chimurkar N, Gupta A, Pradnya L, Shubham R, Anubha G, Renuka S, Rahul A, Tuhin K. M, K. P. Jithin, Shiva N, Mohd. Imran, Jyoti K , Akila M, Asif Q, Tanveer A N, Arshid J, Diksha H, Ramya S R, Shahadev R, Binoy S, Yang L, G. Pandithurai, Pooja C, Baerbel S, Abisheg D, Jawed Iqbal, Reassessing the availability of crop residue as a bioenergy resource in India: a field-survey based study, Journal of Environmental Management, 2023, 341, . . (IF 8.91) SCI
  8. Navinya, C., T S Kapoor, A K Gupta, P Lokhande, R Sharma, L Prasad SV, S Nagendra SM, J Kumari, G Habib, R Arya, Jawed Iqbal et al., Heating and lighting: Understanding overlooked energy-consumption activities in the Indian residential sector, Environmental Research Communications, 2023,  (IF 3.237) SCI
  9. Mohini V, Shubhrasekhar C, Shweta K, Aalok G, Dewanshu K, Jawed Iqbal, et al., Co-Treatment of Stabilized Landfill Leachate and Municipal Wastewater In A Granular Activated Carbon-Sequencing Batch Reactor (GAC-SBR), Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 2023, . (IF 7.926) SCI
  10. Diksha Haswani, Ramya Sunder Raman, Kajal Yadav, Abisheg Dhandapani, Jawed Iqbal,  et al.,  Pollution characteristics and ecological risks of trace elements in PM2.5 over three COALESCE network sites - Bhopal, Mesra, and Mysuru, India, Chemosphere, 2023, . (IF 8.943) SCI
  11. R. Naresh Kumar, Somya S, Mohini V, Shubhrasekhar C, Shweta K, Veerababu P, Parashuram K, Jawed Iqbal and Fawzi B, Old landfill leachate and municipal wastewater co-treatment by sequencing batch reactor combined with coagulation-flocculation using novel flocculant, Sustainability, 2023, . (IF 3.889) SCI
  12. Somya Sadaf, Ankit Kumar Singh, Jawed Iqbal, R Naresh Kumar, Jasmina Sulejmanovi?, Mohamed A. Habila, Juliana Heloisa Pinê Américo-Pinheiro, Farooq Sher, (2022) Advancements of sequencing batch biofilm reactor for slaughterhouse wastewater assisted with response surface methodology, Chemosphere, 307(3), 135952, (IF 8.943) SCI 
  13. Pandey, S.; Saha, I.; Prakash, O.; Mukherjee, T.; Iqbal, J.; Roy, A.K.; Wasilewski, M.; Brar, L.S. CFD Investigations of Cyclone Separators with Different Cone Heights and Shapes. Appl. Sci. 2022, 12, 4904.
  14. R. Naresh Kumar, Mohini Verma, Jawed Iqbal, Shubhrasekhar Chakraborty (2022). How much spatial and temporal variations in groundwater microbiology can occur following open dumping of municipal solid waste? Water Practice and Technology. (Scopus | Q3)
  15. S Chakraborty, P K Mohanty, Jawed Iqbal, R. N Kumar (2020) Can electrocoagulation be an effective post-treatment option for SBR treated landfill leachate and municipal wastewater mixture? Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development washdev2020057.
  16. K Ranjan, S Chakraborty, M Verma, J Iqbal, R. N Kumar (2016) Co-treatment of old landfill leachate and municipal wastewater in sequencing batch reactor (SBR): effect of landfill leachate concentration, Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, DOI: 10.2166/wqrjc.2016.020, 51 (4)
  17. J Iqbal & A. K. Gorai, Gopal Pathak (2015) Development of GIS Based Fuzzy Pattern Recognition Model (modified DRASTIC model) for Groundwater Vulnerability to Pollution Assessment, , Int. J., Environ. Sci. Technol., DOI.10,1007/s13762-014-0693-x, 12, 3161-3174
  18. J Iqbal, A. K. Gorai, Gopal Pathak, (2015) Development of Hierarchical Fuzzy model  for Groundwater Vulnerability to pollution Assessment,  Arab J Geosci, DOI 10.1007/s12517-014-1417-8, 8, 2713-2728
  19. J. Iqbal & C. Guria. (2009) Optimization of an operating domestic wastewater treatment plant using elitist non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm, Chem Eng Res & Des, 87, 1481-1496.
  20. R Krishna, J Iqbal, A. K. Gorai, (2015) Groundwater Vulnerability to Pollution Mapping of Ranchi District using GIS, Appl Water Sci, DOI: 10.1007/s13201-014-0198-2, 5, 345-358
  21. A. K. Gorai, S. A. Hasni, J Iqbal (2014) prediction of groundwater quality index to assess suitability for drinking purposes using fuzzy rule-based approach, Appl Water Sci, DOI: 10.1007/s13201-014-0241-3
  22. P. Tirkey, A. K. Gorai, J. Iqbal, (2013) AHP-GIS based DRASTIC Model for Groundwater Vulnerability to Pollution Assessment: A Case study of Hazaribag District , ij-ep, 2(3), 20-31.
  23. J. Iqbal, A. K. Gorai, P. Tirkey, Gopal Pathak (2012) Prediction of Groundwater Vulnerability to Pollution: A Literature review, AJWEP, 9(1), 105-115.
  Current Sponsored Projects
  • Assessing The Abiotic and Biotic Factors in The Pit Lakes For Sustainable Management of Water and Environment – Implementing Agencies: BIT Mesra, CMPDI Ranchi, CCL Ranchi, MCL Sambalpur (RS: 208.58 Lacs) MoC, 2023-25 (06/07/2023)
  • National Carbonaceous Aerosol Programme (NCAP) Working Group III- Modeling Carbonaceous Aerosol Source Influence And Atmospheric Effects (Outreach Institution (RS:159.54 Lacs) MoEFCC, 2017-24
  • Groundwater quality mapping using the geostatistical approach for Ranchi municipal area with special emphasis on Iron, Fluoride, and Nitrate (Rs:1571220) CGWB, MoWR (2012-2013) (fund not released)