Assistant Professor Research
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
Dr. Alum joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University in 2001. His research is in the area of health related environmental microbiology with primary focus on the survival, transport, and control of microbial pathogens in soil, fresh water, wastewater, biofilms and biosolids. He has extensive experience in the application of cultural and molecular techniques for the detection of bacteria, viruses, parasites, algae and fungi. He is also involved in the development of rapid methodologies for the detection of pathogens. Dr. Alum played an instrumental role in the establishment of environmental toxicology research at ASU using cell culture based assay.
Health related environmental microbiology Microbial pathogen survival and detection Endocrine disrupting chemicals in water
2001, Ph.D. Soil Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona
1986, M.Sc (Hon) Mycology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad - Pakistan
1984, B.Sc (Hon) Mycology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad - Pakistan