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Dr. Md. Nazrul Islam

Professor
Department of Chemistry
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

 

Education

B. Sc and M. Sc: Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

PhD: Utsunomiya University, Japan

Postdoctoral Fellow: With Prof. T. Kato, Under SVBL Research Lab, Utsunomiya University, Japan

 

Courses Taught

Undergraduate

Chem 131:Physical Chemistry I

Chem 235: Physical Chemistry II

Chem 236: Physical Chemistry Sessional

Chem 352: Instrumental Methods of Analysis

Chem 113: Chemistry I

Chem 114: Quantitative Inorganic Analysis

Postgraduate

Chem 6105 Advanced Electrochemistry

Chem 6107: Chemical Kinetics and Solution Thermodynamics

Chem 6109: Surface Chemistry

 

Research Interest

Surface Chemistry, Monolayers and Micelles of Amphiphilic Molecules, Micellar Solubilization, Polymer-Natural Fiber Composites

 

List of Publications

Research Articles

40. J. C. Roy, M. N. Islam, S. Das. Specific Anion Effect on the Krafft Temperature and Thermodynamic Study on the Surface and Bulk Behavior of Aqueous Solution of Tetradecyltrimethylammonium Bromide (To be submitted)

39. K. K. Sharker and M. N. Islam. Influence of Some Alkali Metal Ions on the Krafft Temperature, Surface and Bulk Behavior of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate in Aqueous Solution (To be submitted)

38. K. K. Sharker, M. N. Islam and S. Das, Influence of Some Counterions on the Krafft Temperature and Related Physico-Chemical Properties of Aqueous Octadecyltrimethylammonium Bromide Solution. J. Surfactants and Detergents (Accepted)

37. M. N. Islam and M. S. Islam, Characterization of chemically modified sawdust reinforced recycled polyethylene composites. J. Thermoplastic Composite Materials 2015, 28, 1135

36. M. N. Islam, K. K. Sharker and K. C. Sarker, Salt-induced modulation of the Krafft temperature and critical micelle concentration of benzyldimethylhexadecylammonium chloride. J. Surfactants and Detergents 2015,18, 651-659

35. M. N. Islam, K. C. Sarker and K. K. Sharker, Influence of some Hofmeister anions on the Krafft temperature and micelle formation of cetylpyridinium bromide in aqueous solution  J. Surfactants and Detergents  2015, 18, 9

34. M. N. Islam, K. C. Sarker and G. Akhtaruzzaman, Effect of electrolytes on the Krafft temperature of cetylpyridinium chloride in aqueous solution, J. Surfactants and Detergents 2014, 17, 525.

33. J. C. Roy, M. N. Islam and G. Akhtaruzzaman, The effect of NaCl on the Krafft temperature and related behavior of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide in aqueous solution. J. Surfactants and Detergents 2014, 17, 231.

32. M. M. Haque and M. N. Islam, A study on the mechanical properties of urea treated coir reinforced polypropylene composites. J. Thermoplastic Composite Materials 2013, 26, 139.

31. M. M. Haque, M. S. Islam, M. N. Islam, Preparation and characterization of polypropylene composites reinforced with chemically treated coir. J. Polymer Research 2012, 19, 9748.

30. M. S. Islam, R. Yusoff, B. S. Ali, M. N. Islam, M. H. Chakrabarti,  Degradation studies of amines and alkanolamines during sour gas treatment process. Int. J. Phys. Sci. 2011, 6, 5877..

29. M. N. Islam and M.S. Islam, A study on the mechanical properties of chemically treated sawdust reinforced recycled polyethylene composites. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 2011, 50, 11124

28. M. R. Rahman, M. N. Islam and M. M. Huque,  Improved physico-mechanical properties of chemically treated sawdust-polypropylene composites, J. Polymer and the Environment 2010, 18, 443

27. M. M. Haque, M. R. Rahman, M. N. Islam, M. M. Huque, and M. Hasan, Mechanical properties of polypropylene composites reinforced with chemically treated coir and abaca fiber. J. Reinforced Plastic and Composites 2010, 29, 2253

26.M. M. Haque, M. S. Islam, Md. S. Islam, M. N. Islam, M. M. Huque and M. Hasan; Physico-mechanical properties of chemically treated palm fiber reinforced polypropylene composites, J. Reinforced Plastics and Composites 2010, 29, 1734.

25. M. R. Rahman, M. Hasan, M. M. Huque and M. N. Islam, Physico-mechanical properties of jute fiber reinforced polypropylene composites,  J. Reinforced Plastics and Composites 2010, 29, 445

24. M. R. Rahman, M. N. Islam, M. M. Huque, S. Hamdan and A. S. Ahmed; Effect of chemical treatment on the mechanical properties of rice husk (RH) reinforced polyethylene (PE) composites.  BioResources 2010, 2, 854

23. M. N. Islam, M. R. Rahman, M. M. Haque and M. M. Huque; Physico-mechanical properties of chemically treated coir reinforced polypropylene composites, Composite Part A 2010, 41, 192-198

22. M. N. Islam, M. M. Haque and M. M. Huque; Mechanical and morphological properties of chemically treated coir filled polypropylene composites, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 2009,48, 10491

21. M. R. Rahman, M. M. Huque and M. N. Islam M. Hasan; Physico-mechanical properties of maleic acid post treated jute fiber reinforced polypropylene composites,  J. of Thermoplastic Composite Materials 2009, 22, 365

20. R. Rahman, M. M. Huque, M. N. Islam and M. Hasan; Mechanical properties of polypropylene composites reinforced with chemically treated abaca,  Composites Part A 2009, 40, 511

19. M. R. Rahman, M. M. Huque, M. N. Islam and M. Hasan; Improvement of physico-mechanical properties of jute fiber reinforced polypropylene composites by post treatment,  Composites Part A 2008, 39, 1739

18.  M. N. Islam, M. M. Hossain and T. Kato; Condensed-phase pattern in Gibbs monolayers at the air-water interface, Bottom-up Nanofabrication 2007

17. M. N. Islam and T. Kato; Two-dimensional facets in Langmuir monolayers of 1-o-hexadecyl-rac-glycerol at the air-water  interface,  J. Colloid Interface Sci 2006, 296, 263

16. M. N. Islam and T. Kato; Influence of temperature and alkyl chain length on the phase behavior in Langmuir monolayers of  some oxyethylenated nonionic surfactants, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2006, 294, 288

15. M. N. Islam and T. Kato; Anomalous phase behavior in Langmuir monolayers of monomyristoyl-rac-glycerol at the air-water  interface,  Langmuir 2005, 21, 10920

14. M. N. Islam and T. Kato; Adsorption and micellar properties of a mixed system of nonionic-nonionic Surfactants,  J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2005, 289, 581

13. M. N. Islam and T. Kato; Influence of temperature and head-group size on condensed-phase patterns in Langmuir  monolayers of some oxyethylenated non-ionic surfactants, Langmuir 2005, 21, 2419

12.  M. N. Islam and T. Kato; Effect of temperature on the surface phase behavior and micelle formation of a mixed system of anionic/nonionic surfactants,  J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2005, 282, 142

11.  M. N. Islam and T. Kato; Faceted structures in Langmuir monolayers of diethylene glycol mono-n-octadecyl ether at the air-water interface, Langmuir 2004, 20, 10877

10.  M. N. Islam and T. Kato; Surface phase behavior in Langmuir monolayers of diethylene glycol mono-n-hexadecyl ether at  the air-water interface, J. Chem. Phys. 2004, 121, 10217

9.  M. N. Islam, M. M. Hossain and T. Kato; Monolayer morphologies of some nonionic surfactants at the air-water interface,  Rec. Res. Dev. Phys. Chem. 2004, 7, 231                        

8. M. N. Islam and T. Kato; Surface phase behavior in Gibbs monolayers of bis(ethylene glycol) mono-n-tetradecyl ether at the air-water interface,  Langmuir 2004, 20, 6297

7. M. N. Islam and T. Kato; Thermodynamic study on surface adsorption and micelle formation of poly(ethylene glycol) mono-n-tetradecyl ethers,   Langmuir  2003, 19, 7201

6. M. N. Islam and T. Kato; Temperature dependence of surface phase behavior and micelle formation of some nonionic surfactants,  J. Phys. Chem. B 2003, 107, 965

5. S. S. Alam, M. N. Islam and B. Ahmmad; Proton- and metal-ligand formation constant of salicylic acid with some biologically important metal ions, J. Bangladesh Academy of Sciences 2003, 27, 107

4. M. N. Islam, T. Okano and T. Kato; Surface phase behavior of a mixed system of anionic-nonionic surfactants studied by Brewster  angle microscopy and polarization modulation infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy, Langmuir  2002, 18, 10068

3. M. N. Islam and T. Kato; Dependence of surface phase behavior of some nonionic surfactants at the air-water interface on micellization in the bulk,  J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2002, 252, 365

2. M. N. Islam, Y. Ren and T. Kato; Polarization modulation infrared reflection spectroscopy of Gibbs monolayers at the air-water interface,  Langmuir, 2002, 18, 9422

1. M. M. Hossain, M. N. Islam, T. Okano and T. Kato; Condensed structure formation in mixed monolayers of anionic surfactants and 2-hydroxyethyl laurate at the air-water interface,  Colloid and Surfaces A 2002, 205, 249

 

Conference Presentations

14. K. K. Sharker, M.N. Islam. Counter-Ion Effects On Krafft Temperature And Related Behavior Of Octadecyltrimethylammonium Bromide In Aqueous Solution. 16th Asian Chemical Congress,18-21 March. Dhaka, Bangladesh

13. G. Akhtaruzzaman, M. N. Islam, Effect of temperature and salt concentration on cmc of some surfactants in aqueous system Bangladesh Chemical Congress Dec 2012 Page 56.

12. 12. M. J. Islam and M. N. Islam, Adsorption of Cd(II) ion from wastewater by jute stick powder. Industrial Waste Management and Process Efficiency (IWMPE) 2012, DUET,  Page: 283.

11. M. J. Islam and M. N. Islam,  A cost effective bio-adsorption system to remove toxic metals from wastewater, Bangladesh Chemical Congress 2010 Page 154

10. J. C. Roy and M. N. Islam  Surface Adsorption and bulk micellar behavior of some ionic surfactants in aqueous system, Bangladesh Chemical Congress 2010 Page 111

9. M. M Haque, M. S. Islam, M. N. Islam, M Huque and A. Sharif; Effect of particle size and chemical treatment on the mechanical properties of sawdust reinforced polypropylene composites, Bangladesh Chemical Congress 2008, Page 94

8. M. M Haque, M. S. Islam, M. N. Islam, M Huque and M Hasan; Mechanical properties of chemically treated coir reinforced polypropylene composites,  Bangladesh Chemical Congress 2008, Page 94

7. M. N. Islam and Teiji Kato;Temperature-dependent phase behavior in Langmuir monolayers of some nonionic surfactants at  the air-water interface,  58th Annual meeting of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Japan Chemical Society, September 2005, page 1D 07.

6. T. Kato and M. N. Islam; Monolayer morphologies of some nonionic surfactants at the air-water interface,  The 2004 Japan - Australia Joint Symposium, (Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi) Page 3G06

5. Teiji Kato and M. N. Islam; Correlation between micellization in the bulk and phase transition in Gibbs monolayers of  ethoxylated non-ionic surfactants, 11th International Conference on Colloid and Surface Chemistry, September15-19, 2003, Iguassu, Brazil

4. M. N. Islam and T. Kato; Surface phase behavior of adsorbed monolayers of diethylene glycol mono-n-tetradecyl ether at the air-water interface,  Annual Conference of the Japan Chemical Society, March 2003, page 375, 2H2-05

3. M. N. Islam and T. Kato; Effect of head-group size on surface adsorption and micelle formation of poly(ethylene glycol) mono-n-tetradecyl ethers,   56th Annual Meeting of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Japan Chemical Society. September 2003, Page 108, 1C08

2. M. N. Islam and T. Kato; Effect of temperature on critical micelle concentrations of some non-ionic surfactants, . 55th Annual Conference on Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Japan Chemical Society, September 2002 Page 154, 1D09

1. M. N. Islam, M. M. Hossain and T. Kato; Condensed domain formation in Gibbs monolayers and their dependency on bulk micellar properties,  54th Annual conference on Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Japan Chemical Society, September 2001, Page 97, 1D05

Thesis

2. Ph. D Thesis: Studies on Surface Phase Behavior of Gibbs Monolayers and Micelle Formation of Some Water-Soluble Amphiphiles; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Teiji Kato, Department of Applied Chemistry, Utsunomiya University, Utsunomiya, Japan

1. M. Sc Thesis: Formation Constants and Thermodynamic Parameters of Metal-Ligand Complexes of Nicotinic Acid and p-Aminobenzoic Acid; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Farida Akhtar, Department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Postgraduate Thesis Supervised

5. Adsorption and Micellar Behavior of Aqueous Ionic Surfactant Systems.  (Student Name: Jagadish Chandra Roy; Student ID: 0409033204, Present Status: Offered scholarship for  post-graduate research at a European University)

4. Removal of Toxic Metal Ions from Wastewater Using Bio-Adsorbent (Student Name: Md. Johurul Islam, Student  ID:100603205, Present Status: Scientific Officer, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Dhaka, Offered scholarship for  PhD at Pusan National University, South  Korean University)

3. Physico-Mechanical Properties of Recycled Polyethylene Composites Reinforced with Chemically Treated Saw-Dust (Student Name Md. Sakinul Islam, Student ID:100603213; Present Status: PhD student RMIT University Australia)

2. Preparation and Characterization of Chemically Treated Coir Reinforced Polypropylene Composites. (Student Name: Md. Mominul Haque, Student ID:100603108; Present Status: PhD student at Hanyang University, South Korea).

1. Studies on Chemically Treated Rice Husk Reinforced Polyethylene Composites. (Student Name: Md. Rezaur Rahman, Student ID: 040503203F; Present Status: Assistant Professor:  University Malaysia, Sarawak)

 

Ongoing Research Projects

1. Surface and Bulk Behavior of Aqueous Solution of Ionic Surfactants (Student Name: Gazi Akhtaruzzaman. Student No.0411033214)

2. Interaction of Some Transition Metal Ions with Water-Insoluble Ligands Solubilized  in Micellar Environment of Cationic Surfactants (Student Name: Khokan C. Sarker, Student No.0411033214)

3. Thermodynamic Study on Adsorption and micelle Formation of Some Ionic surfactants in Aqueous Solution (Student Name:  Komol Kanta Sharker, student No.0413033209)

4. Influence of Electrolytes on the Physico-Chemical Properties of Some Cationic Surfactants in Aqueous Solution (Student Name: Shuvo Das, Student ID: 1014032706)

 

Professional Activities

1. Head. Chemistry Department, BUET (Oct 07, 2013-Oct 05, 2015)

2. Assistant Provost, Shahid Smrity Hall, BUET, (Jan 1, 2009 - May 2013)

3. Postgraduate Tabulator, Chemistry Department, BUET (2009-2013)

4. BUGS Secretary, Chemistry Department, BUET (2007- 2011)

5..BIIS Secretary, Chemistry Department, BUET (2008-2011)

6. BUET Nominated Representative, Project on Forensic Laboratory in Chittagong,  CID, Bangladesh Police (2009-2011).

7. BUET Nominated Representative, Project Development of ISO 17025 Accredited  Instrumentation and Calibration Services for Chemical Measurement, BCSIR, Dhaka (2009-2011)

8. Member, Editorial Board, J. Bangladesh Chemical Society

9. Member, Bangladesh Chemical Society (LM-1639)

10. Reviewer: J. Colloid Interface Science, Composites Part A , J. Applied  Polymer Science, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

 

News and Events

Mar  2017

A paper by Komol and Shuvo has been accepted for  publication in JSD, Congratulations, Komol and Shuvo, Well done, Go ahead!!

Feb  2017

Jahurul Completed his PhD from PNU, Korea. Congratulations, Dr.  Jahurul !

May  2016

Komol successfully defended his M. Phil Thesis. Congratulations, Komol !

May  2015

A paper by   Komol and  khokan has been published in JSD, Congratulations, Khokan and Komol Well done, Go ahead!!

January  2015

A paper by khokan and  Komol has been published in JSD, Congratulations, Khokan and Komol, Well done, Go ahead!!

January 2014

A paper by khokan and  Aktaruzzaman has been accepted for  publication in JSD, Congratulations, Khokan and Aktaruzzaman Well done, Go ahead!!

September  2013

Jahurul and Jagadish have started their higher studies at PNU, Korea and UAlg, Portugal, respectively.

August 2013

A paper by Sakinul has been accepted for  publication in JTCM, Congratulations, Sakinul! Well done, Go ahead!!

July 2013

A paper by Jagadish and Aktaruzzaman has been accepted for  publication in JSD, Congratulations to you both! Well done, Go ahead!!

June 2013

Jagadish has been awarded an ERASMUS MUNDAS scholarship for higher studies in Europe. Congratulations and best wishes! He is heading for Europe (at first, Portugal) in September)

May 2013

Jahurul has been awarded a scholarship to  pursue his  PhD program at Pusan National University, South Korea., Congratulations and best wishes! He is heading for South Korea in September.

Updated on Mar 20, 2017

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