Picture of Fuhar Dixit, Student Engagement Committee ChairIC-IMPACTS Research Project:
High-Quality Potable Water for Small/Remote Communities in Canada and India

Fuhar has been involved with IC-IMPACTS since 2015, when he was a master’s student under the supervision of Dr. Majdid Mohseni. His research focused on developing cost-effective treatment technologies for small and rural communities.

Prior to starting his research at UBC, Fuhar worked on dye pollution control in the Ganges River. With a bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, Fuhar gained valuable research experience in the field of water treatment through exchanges with the University of Tokyo (Japan) and Western University (Canada). He has been awarded the Honda Young Engineer and Scientist Award and a Mitacs’ Globalink Graduate Fellowship. He is also an active member of RES’EAU WaterNet.

In addition, Fuhar has a patent in India for a polymer membrane and process he co-developed. He has also had a research article published in an online water treatment journal.

Relationship with IC-IMPACTS

  • Chair, Student Engagement Committee since October 2015
  • Participant, 2016 Summer Institute on Nanotechnologies
    • Rapid-fire poster presentation title: “Anion Exchange Resins for Removal of Algal Toxins from Surface Water”
  • Participant, 2016 Graduate Student Seminar; IC-IMPACTS Annual Research Conference and AGM
    • Presented poster to Annual Research Conference titled: “Anion Exchange Resins for Removal of Algal Toxins from Surface Water”
    • Member of group awarded prize for best presentation at Graduate Student Seminar
  • Participant, 2015 Summer Institute on Optical Sensing Technologies
    • Rapid-fire poster presentation title: “Anion Exchange Resins for Removal of Algal Toxins from Surface Water
  • Participant, 2015 Graduate Student Seminar; IC-IMPACTS Annual Research Conference and AGM
    • Presented poster to Research Conference titled: “Ion Exchange Resins for Removal of Algal Toxins from Surface Water”