Ariful Juel is a PhD candidate at UNC Charlotte. His research focuses on the SARS-CoV-2 wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE), pathogen monitoring, and wastewater tretament. He is currently working on the North Carolina wastewater monitoring project as part of the CDC's National Wastewater Surveillance System. He is also working on the UNC Charlotte campus wastewater monitoring project for combating COVID-19 infection at the residence hall. He is currently emphasizing on the SARS-CoV-2 variant anallysis. So far, he published 8 articles and 10 conference papers.