PhD pursuit takes Pattadar to Hawaii 

By Dr. Rafiq Islam
SWBR Program Leader

Shib Nath Pattadar participated in the 2020 World Aquaculture Society America Conference held in Honolulu, Hawaii in February as part of his PhD research work. As one of the authors, he delivered one oral and one poster presentation at the conference. 

Pattadar is a PhD student of School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University and is currently pursuing his graduate research work on aquaponics and water quality, funded by a USDA capacity-building collaborative project of the Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon and Central State University.

The title of his oral presentation was “Is Fish Quality Healthier in Aquaponics?” and was delivered as part of the Aquaculture Engineering Society session of the conference. The overreaching goal of the research was to determine whether the quality of tilapia fish produced in our aquaponics operations are as healthy and nutritionally enriched as imported, conventionally raised fish available in the U.S. markets in terms of amino acids profiling, fatty acids composition, and mineral nutrition to support public health. He had an ample opportunity to meet with world-renowned aquaculture scientists and network with them as part of his professional development.

He received his undergraduate degree in fisheries and aquaculture from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh and his MS degree in nematology from Ghent University in Belgium. 

Before joining The Ohio State University as a graduate student, he was employed as a faculty member in the Department of Aquaculture at Patuakhali Science and Technology University in Bangladesh. 
Currently, he is pursuing his PhD dissertation under the supervision of Drs. Brian Slater (SENR) and Rafiq Islam (OSU South Centers).