Professional Activities


Professional Activities



Consultancy Works


As a member of the Bureau of Research, Testing and Consultation (BRTC) of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dr. M. Ashraf Ali has served as a consultant to industry and government organizations on a variety of projects. A list of major projects in which he was involved as a consultant is provided below.


1)  Environmental and Social Assessment of South Zone Power Distribution Compancy, Power Cell, Power Development Board (PDB), 2008.

2) Hatirjheel development and peripheral roadway and walkway project, RAJUK, ongoing.

3)     Integrated development of Hatirjheel area, including part of Begunbari khal-DWASA component, Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA), ongoing.

4)     Impact Evaluation of Urban and Rural Water and Sanitation Projects, Bangladesh, Water Partner International, USA, ongoing.

5)     Environmental assessment of World Bank financed 2X150 MW gas turbine power plant at Siddhirganj, Power Cell, Power Development Board (PDB), 2006-07.

6)     Improvement of the existing open solid waste dumping site at Matuail and Design of a sanitary landfill at the newly acquired site adjacent to the existing dumping site, Dhaka City Corporation (DCC), 2006-07.

7)     Assessment of industrial pollution within Dhaka watershed areas, IWM-World Bank, 2006.

8)     Feasibility study on alternate location of intake of Saidabad water treatment plant, Dhaka WASA, 2006.

9)     Effect of DND drainage khal discharge on water quality at Sarulia intake on Sitalakhya River, Dhaka WASA, 2006.

10)   IEE for the project on Improvement of Storm Water Drainage System in Dhaka City, Phase II, Dhaka WASA, 2006.

11)  Modification and upgradation of water supply and sewerage system at Zia International Airport, Civil Aviation Authority Bangladesh (CAAB), 2003-07.

12)  Assessment of Mn removal in municipal and community-based iron/arsenic removal plants, UNICEF, 2006.

13)  Evaluation of performance and effectiveness of the ETP of Grameen Knitwear Limited, Grameen Knitwear Limited, 2006.

14)   Water quality in slum areas in Chittagong, WaterAid Bangladesh, 2006.

15)  Formulation of national program of action (NAPA) for adaptation to climate change, Department of Environment (DoE), 2005.

16)  Development proposal for Uttara residential model town (3rd Phase) project, RAJUK, 2005-07.

17)  Techno-economic and environmental assessment of the proposed commercial development of low-lands behind Sonargaon Hotel, RAJUK, 2005.

18)  IEE of the project on "Expansion of container handling facilities at Chittagong Port", Chittagong Port Authority (CPA), 2003.

19)  Cox’s Bazar - Teknaf Marine Drive Road construction Project, MES, 2001.

20)  Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste and Preliminary EIA of Collection and Disposal Works, Dhaka City Corporation (DCC), 1999.

21)  Water Quality Monitoring in connection with the Construction of the Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge, Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge Authority (JMBA), 1995-1998.

22)  Non-intrusive Site Assessment and Environmental Site Assessment of LPG terminal at Mongla, Bagerhat, Bangladesh, 1997.

23)  Environmental Impact Assessment of the Effluents from the Industrial Processes of Bleaching and Softening of Jut, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, 1997.

24)  Water quality of 18 DTP, Netherlands-Bangladesh Development Co-operation Program, 1997.

25)   A study on Arsenic concentration in groundwater of the North-eastern zone of Bangladesh, Ministry of Agriculture, GoB, 1997.

26)  Environmental Impact Assessment of the Proposed Cement Manufacturing Plant at Dangar Char, Chittagong, June, 1996.

27)  Karnaphully Paper Mill Wastewater Survey, 1996. 

28)  Evaluation of subsurface Fate/Transport of chemical species in spent pot-lining leachate, prepared for Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), Pennsylvania, USA, September, 1993.


Recent Professional Services:


  1. Member, Team formed by the Board of Accreditation for Engineering and Technical Education of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in connection with accreditation of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Program of Shah Jalal University of Science and Technolgoy (SUST), March 2008.
  2. Member, Technical Committee, National Seminar on Solid Waste Management, WasteSafe 2008, organized by Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), supported by Bauhaus University Weimer, Germany, 9-10 February, Khulna, Bangladesh.
  3. Member, Steering Committee formed by the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) for implementation of JICA supported 4-year long project on “Strengthening of Solid Waste Management in Dhaka City”, 2007 to date.
  4. Member, Organizing Committee and Editorial Sub-Committee formed by BUET for Celebration of 60 years of Engineering Education in Bangladesh EEB 2007, organized by Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), July-December 2007.
  5. Nominated by the Vice Chancellor of BUET as a Member of the Committee of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) on fixing fees for testing of samples in the Physics and Chemistry Laboratories of BSTI, February 2007.
  6. Member, Scientific Committee, International Symposium on Environmental Sustainability ISES 2006, organized by Environmental Engineering Division, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET, in association with ITN-BUET, CERM-BUET and WEDC, Loughborough University, UK, 7-9 January 2006, Dhaka.
  7. Member, ITN-BUET Research Committee, formed for assessment of research proposals and review research progress funded by ITN-BUET, 2007 to date.
  8. Member, Expert Committee, formed by Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA) to review the Draft Aide Memoire submitted by ADB Loan Fact Finding Mission on “Dhaka Water Supply Project”, May 2007.
  9. Member, Monitoring Committee formed by the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA) for monitoring of the operation and maintenance of the Saidabad Water Treatment Plant (SWTP), 2006.
  10. Member, Advisory Committee formed by the DWASA in connection with the study on "Resource Assessment and Monitoring of Water Supply Sources for Dhaka WASA", 2006.
  11. Member, Tender Evaluation Committee for Establishment of ETP under Community based Rural Industrial Waste Management Project of Department of Environment (DoE), Government of Bangladesh, 2005.
  12. Member, Tender Evaluation Committee for procurement of Laboratory and Field Equipment under Air Quality Management Project (AQMP) of Department of Environment (DoE), Government of Bangladesh, 2004.
  13. Member, Scientific Committee, International Symposium on Environmental Management ISEM 2004, organized by the Centre for Environmental and Resource Management (CERM), in association with WEDC, Water Engineering and Development Centre, Loughborough University, UK, 7-8 January 2004, Dhaka.
  14. Member, Scientific Subcommittee, Second International Conference on Bangladesh Environment, ICBEN 2002, organized by Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA), 19-21 December 2002, Dhaka Bangladesh.
  15. Member, Organizing Committee, International Millennium Conference on Housing and Hazards and the Rural Community: Village Infrastructure to Cope with the Environment, organized by Department of Civil Engineering, BUET and School of Engineering, University of Exeter, UK, 4-5 December 2000, Dhaka  




  1. Editor, Journal of Civil Engineering, The Institution of Engineers (IEB), Bangladesh, 2004-2005.

  2. Associate Editor, Journal of Civil Engineering, The Institution of Engineers (IEB), Bangladesh, 2002-2004.

  3. Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Civil Engineering, The Institution of Engineers (IEB), Bangladesh, 1996-2001.

  4. Reviewer for the following Journals:

    a)       Environmental Science and Technology

    b)       Chemical Geology

    c)       Journal of Environmental Toxicology

    d)       Journal of Hydrology

    e)       Desalination

    f)         International Journal of Environment and Waste Management

    g)       Journal of Environmental Management

    h)       Canadian Water Resources Journal

    i)         Journal of Civil Engineering, Institution of Engineers Bangladesh

    j)         Journal of Nuclear Science and Applications (Bangladesh)