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Dr. Md. Ataur Rahman
Professor
Department of Water Resources Engineering
Professional Activities

Professional Experience:

Feb. 2012 ~  to date : Professor, Department of Water Resources Engineering (WRE), Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

May 2015 ~ May 2017: Head of the Department , Department of Water Resources Engineering (WRE), Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

Feb. 2012 ~  to date : Professor, Department of Water Resources Engineering (WRE), Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

April 2009 ~  Jan. 2012 : Associate Professor, Department of Water Resources Engineering (WRE), Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

Oct. 2002 ~  March 2009:Assistant Professor, Department of Water Resources Engineering (WRE), Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

Dec. 1998 ~ Sep. 2002 : Lecturer, Department of Water Resources Engineering (WRE), Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

Professional / Consultancy Works at National Level:

Involve in providing the consultancy services to different National and International organizations (CPA, RHD, LGED, BWDB, BBA, ADB, BIWTA etc) through the Bureau of Research, Testing and Consultation (BRTC), BUET. Consultancy services includes (major projects):

  • Roads and Highways Department (RHD) – “Hydrological and Morphological Study for the proposed Ghior Bridge over the River Dhaleswari at 6th km of Aricha-Ghior-Tangail Road under Manikganj Road Division, Manikganj”, (2015-2016). (Team member).

  • Bangladesh Diesel Plat Ltd - " Review of Design and Construction Procedure of Musapur Core Closure Dam on Little Feni River under the New Dakatia and Old Dakatia-Little Feni River Drainage Project", (November-December 2014). (Team Leader)

  • Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) – “Mathematical Model Study on the Effect of Construction of a Dolphin Jetty by M/s Karnafuli Shipbuilders Ltd. on the Right Bank of the Karnafuli River at a place upstream of Marine Academy Jetty. (2013). (Team Member

  • Roads and Highways Department (RHD) - Hydrological and Morphological Study for Construction of 258m Long Manikkhali Bridge at 29 th km on Khalpetua River Connecting Assasuni-Paikgachha Road under Satkhira Road Division. ( Jan-May 2012). (Team member).
  • Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) - Mathematical Model Study on the Effect of Construction of a 1 km Long RCC Jetty by Chittagong Port Authority on the Right Bank of the Karnafuli River in between Khal No. 14 and Khal No. 15 at Laldiar Char Area. August to December 2011. (Team Leader).
  • Roads and Highways Department (RHD) - Hydrological and Morphological Study for the Proposed Road Bridge on Ramnabad River at Golachipa Upazila under Patuakhali Road Division. August to December 2011. (Team member).
  • Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) - Mathematical Model Study on the Effect of Construction of a 170m Long RCC Jetty by M/s Incontrade Ltd. on the Right Bank of the Karnafuli River in between Khal No. 13 and Khal No. 14. January to May 2011. (Team Leader).
  • Roads and Highways Department (RHD) - Hydrological and Morphological Study for the Proposed Road Bridge on Kobadak River at Baradal connecting Assasuni-Paikgachha Road under Satkhira Road Division. March - July 2011.(Team member).
  • Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) - Hydrological and Morphological Study and Environmental Impact Assessment of Two Large Road Bridges on Old Brahmaputra River at Islampur and Melandaha Upazila of Jamalpur District. February to June 2011. (Team member).
  • Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) - Mathematical Model Study on the Effect of Construction of a 400 ft Long RCC Jetty by M/s Soya Products (BD) Ltd. on the Left Bank of the Karnafuli River in between CUFL and KAFCO. July to October 2010. (Team Leader).
  • Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) - Capital Dredging and Bank Protection with Jetty Facilities in Karnafuli River from Sadarghat Jetty to 3rd Karnafuli Bridge. (February to September 2010). (Team member).
  • Roads and Highways Department (RHD) - Hydrological and Morphological Study of the Balabhadra River and the adjoining area of the Akashi Haor at 25th km of Sarail-Nasirnagar-Lakhai Road in Brahmanbaria District under Brahmanbaria Road Division. January to May 2010. (Team member).
  • Roads and Highways Department (RHD) - Hydrological and Morphological Study for the Proposed Road Bridge on Sutia River at Trimohini of Shreepur Upazila under Gazipur District. October 2009 to February 2010. (Team member).
  • Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) - Mathematical Model Study on the Effect of Korean EPZ (KEPZ) Project and Karnafuli River - Effect of Construction of a RCC Jetty on the Left Bank of Karnafuli in the Vicinity of the River. October 2008 to May 2009. (Team member).
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) - Developing and Pilot Testing a Specialists Course on River Bank Protection. 2009-2010. (Team Member).
  • Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) - Preparation of Bank Protection Guideline / Manual under Jamuna-Meghna River Erosion Mitigation Project (JMREMP). May 2007 to May 2008. (Team member).
  • Bangladesh Bridge Authority (BBA) - Monitoring of Hydraulic and Morphological Conditions for the Safety of the Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge during the Year 2008-2010. March 2008 to December 2010. (Team member).
  • Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) - Feasibility Study for Introduction of Circular Waterways in and around Dhaka City , Phase-2. June 2006 to Feb 2007. (Team member).
  • Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) - Siltation Problem at Karnafuli River from Shah Amanat Bridge to Sadarghat Jetty. 2001-2002. (Team member)
  • Involved in the Laboratory testing for performance of Water flow meters requested by various organizations.

Contribution to the University other than Teaching and Research:

a) Curriculum Improvement:

  • Member of the Software Development and Maintenance Group in the Department of Water Resources Engineering.
  • Member of the Curriculum Development Committee for both undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum of the Department of Water Resources Engineering.
  • Member of the committee to update the undergraduate course curriculum (courses are WRE 411: Hydraulic Structures, WRE 428: GIS in Water Resources Engineering).

b) Laboratory Development:

  • Member of committee for the development of GIS and Remote Sensing Laboratory.
  • Member of the Laboratory Group for the Development of the Hydraulics and River Engineering Laboratory.
  • Member of the Laboratory Group for the Maintenance of the Physical Model Laboratory.

c) Production of teaching aids:

Member of the Laboratory Sheet Upgrade Committee and upgraded the existing laboratory sheets for the courses

  • WRE 202 - Fluid Mechanics Sessional,
  • WRE 302 - Open Channel Flow Sessional,
  • WRE 402 - Irrigation and Drainage Sessional and
  • WRE 428 - GIS in Water Resources Engineering

d) Member of Committees formed by University Authority:

  • Have been working as a member of the Board of Postgraduate Studies (BPGS) of the Department of Water Resources Engineering, BUET since October 2005.
  • Have been working as a member of the Board of Undergraduate Studies (BUGS) of the Department of Water Resources Engineering, BUET since October 2005.
  • Have been working as a member of the Faculty of Civil Engineering for development of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies since June 2006.
  • Have been working as a member of the Exam committee of the Department of Water Resources Engineering, BUET since October 2005.
  • Have been working as Advisor of the Water Resources Engineering Students' Association (WRESA) of the Department of Water Resources Engineering, BUET since January 2006.
  • Have been working as a member of the Committee to organize seminars, symposium, and workshops in the Department since October 2005.
  • Worked as the Member-secretary of the Board of Undergraduate Studies (BUGS) of the Department of Water Resources Engineering, BUET from January 2006 from October 2008.
  • Worked as a member of the committee to update the undergraduate course curriculum (2007 and 2009).
  • Worked as the Member-secretary of the BUET Institutional Information System (BIIS) of the Department of Water Resources Engineering, BUET (January 2007 to March 2010).

e) Activities assigned by University authority in addition to own duties:

  • Worked as Joint Member Secretary of the Finance Sub-committee of the Organizing Committee for the Program of BUET Golden Jubilee Celebration by BUET Alumni Federation (to be held on 2012).
  • Have been working as Member-secretary of the Poribesh Committee of Teachers' Residential Campus at Dhakeshwari area (June 2010 to date).
  • Worked as a member of the committee to contact, follow up and support the Lawyers nominated by BUET to conduct the case filed in Honorable High Court by an ex-professor of BUET who was sacked by the Syndicate of BUET. (Ref. No-sangsthat/kha-11/re-4233, dated 19-04-2009 ). (2009 to 2012).
  • Worked as a member of the committee to contact, follow up and support the Lawyers nominated by BUET to conduct the cases filed in Honorable High Court by four students who have been punished by Board of Residence and Discipline of BUET for the indisciplinary activities. (Ref. No-sangsthat/kha-25/re-1322/5, dated 18-09-2007 ). (2007 to 2012).
  • Worked as a member of the Finance Committee to organize the Reunion of BUET Alumnus by BUET Alumni Federation (held on February 2011).
  • Worked as Chairman of the selection board to appoint Head-master, Assistant Head-master and some teachers of Engineering University Girls School , BUET (2009 to 2011).
  • Performed various duties of undergraduate admission test of BUET (scrutiny of application materials, invigilation in examination hall, totalizing the marks of the answer scripts, oral interview of the selected candidates etc), (2006-2011).
  • Worked as Member-secretary of the inquiry committee to investigate the unruly activities at the university campus on 21 June 2010 by some students, (June-July 2010).
  • Worked in the organizing committee of 2 nd International Conference on Water and Flood Management. (2009).
  • Performed invigilation duties in examination halls / Strong room duty (2006-2009).
  • Worked as a member of the selection board to appoint a UDA in the Directorate of Advisory, Extension and Research Services (DAERS) office, BUET, Dhaka ( 23-03-2008 ).
  • Worked as a member of the committee to prepare the parawise statement advised by the Lawyers nominated by BUET to conduct the cases filed in the Honorable High Court by four students who have been punished by Board of Residence and Discipline Committee of BUET for the indisciplinary activities. (Ref. No-sangsthat/kha-25/re-4877/(7), dated 02-06-2007 ). (2007)
  • Worked as a member of the selection board to appoint a Lab Instructor in the Department of Humanities Department, BUET, Dhaka ( 25-06-2007 ).
  • Worked as Member-secretary of the inquiry committee to investigate the unruly activities at the university campus during 17-19 June 2006 by some students, (June - July 2006).
  • Worked as the Field Judge in the Annual Sports of BUET for the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
  • Worked in the organizing committee of International Conference on Water and Flood Management (2007).

f) Students Hall Administration:

  • Worked as Assistant Provost, Dr. M.A. Rashid Hall, BUET. (December 2005 to July 2009).
  • Worked as a member of the Vigilance Team formed by DSW Office to work in the Residential Halls. (2011).

Participation in National Commissions, Committees, etc. commissioned by the Government of Bangladesh:

  • Worked as a member of the Technical Committee for Master Plan of the Development of Hoar Area formed by Bangladesh Hoar Development Board. July 2011 to Mar 2012.
  • Worked as a member of an Investigation Committee formed by Bangladesh Water Development Board, Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh to investigate the failure of newly constructed bank protection works on the right bank of Ganges River at Faridpur . May - July 2009.
  • Worked as a member of the Inter-ministerial Enquiry Committee formed by the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh to investigate the site selection and construction of three coastal landing stations (Cox's Bazar, Monpura and Sandwip) constructed by Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA). Feb - Sep 2007.

Conference/Symposium/Seminar participated/attended:

  1. Keynote speker of the seminar "The Role of Civil Engineers for Sustainable Developemnt" held at University of Information Science and Technology (UITS), Dhaka on 04 August 2016.
  2. Attended and presented the paper "Study on the Historical Cyclone Induced Storm Surges and Effectiveness of Existing Bio-shield Protection along the Coastal Belt of Bangladesh" in the 11th International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures (ICOPMAS 2014) , held at Olympic Hotel, Tehran, Iran on 24-26 November 2014.
  3. Attended and presented the paper "Hydro-diplomacy for sharing transboundary river water: A case study on U.S.-Mexico water sharing of Colorado and Rio Grande River", in the 1st Regional Seminar on Climate Change, Water Security and Prospects of Rainwater in Bangladesh, held at Millitary Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), Dhaka, Bangladesh on 27 August 2014.
  4. Attended and presented a paper at a consultation workshop on “ Module development on hydro-diplomacy in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna system”, held at Bangkok, Thailand, during 15-16 July 2014, organized by IUCN.
  5. Attended and presented the paper Investigation on failure in shore protective work along marine drive road at Cox's Bazar, in the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Technology and Construction Engineering for Sustainable Development (ICETCESD-2012), held at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet , Bangladesh on March 2012.
  6. Attended and presented the paper Effectiveness of Command Area Development in Pabna Irrigation and Rural Development Project, in the 3rd International Conference on Water and Flood Management - ICWFM 2011, held in Dhaka , Bangladesh on January 2011.
  7. Attended and presented the paper Estimation of Sway, Heave and Roll of a Moored Floating Breakwater due to Interaction with Waves, in the International Conference on Marine Technology - MARTEC 2010, held in Dhaka , Bangladesh on December 2010.
  8. Attended and presented the paper Need based Research and Education on Environment in Bangladesh and Partnership with Japan in the International Forum on Higher Education for Global Environmental Leaders Development and Networking held in Nagoya University, Japan on December 2010.
  9. Attended and p resented the paper Countermeasures against Coastal Disasters along Bangladesh Coast in the International seminar on Civil Engineering and Policies for Developing Countries II organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Nagoya University , Japan on December 2010.
  10. Attended and presented the paper Coastal Vulnerabilities and its Integrated Management along Bangladesh Coast in the I nternational Conference on Coastal Environment and Management - for the future human lives in coastal regions, held in Mie, Japan on February 2009.
  11. Presented the paper Transboundary Water Conflict: Focus on Tipaimukh Dam in the National Workshop on Water Security of Bangladesh organized by Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS), at CIRDAP Auditorium, Dhaka, Bangladesh on July 2009.
  12. Presented the paper Water Resources in Bangladesh and Its Management in the National Seminar on Water Management organized by Jalalabad Rotary Club, Sylhet , Bangladesh on November 2008.
  13. Presented the paper Dam Designing Fundamental Principles and Practices in an International Workshop organized by Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), Comilla, Bangladesh on August 2008.
  14. Attended and presented the paper Results and Consequences of the ASSESS-HKH Research Project in Bangladesh, in the International Scientific Conference on Rivers in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya: Ecology and Environmental Assessment, held in Kathmandu , Nepal on March 2008.
  15. Participated and presented the paper Application of Irrigation Pumps for Agricultural Uses in Bangladesh in the AOTS-EBARA-AIT 10th International Training Course on Planning and Design of Pumping Works held at AIT, Bangkok , Thailand on August 2007.
  16. Attended and presented the paper Performance of Submerged Floating Breakwater Supported by Perforated Plates under Wave Action and Its Dynamics in the International Conference on Civil Engineering in the Ocean (CE06 ) , ASCE, held in Baltimore , USA on October 2004.
  17. Attended and presented the paper Numerical Analysis of Wave and Floating Breakwater Interaction Using VOF Method in the 14th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE) , held in Toulon , France on May 2004.
  18. Attended and presented the paper Numerical Analysis of Dynamic Behavior of Floating Body under Regular Wave Action in the Annual Conference of JSCE , Chubu Branch held in Nagano, Japan on March 2004.

Reviewer of Journal:

  • Journal of Shipping and Ocean Engineering, Published by David Publishing Company, USA.
  • Journal of Civil Engineering, Published by Institue of Engineers Bangladesh.
  • Journal of Academics, Published by University of Information Technology and Sciences, Bangladesh.
  • Journal of Green University Review, Published by Green University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Member of Scientific Committee:
  • International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures (ICOPMAS-2016), 31 Oct.-02 November 2016, Tehran, Iran.
  • International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures (ICOPMAS-2014), 24-26 November 2014, Tehran, Iran.
  • International Conference on Coastal and Ocean Engineering (ICCOE-2014), 4-5 April 2014, Dubai, UAE.

Membership/ Fellowship of Learned Societies, Professional Institutions:

  • Fellow, Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB), Bangladesh (F/12036).
  • Member, National Oceanographic and Maritime Institute (NOAMI), Bangladesh .
  • Member, Bangladesh Water Partnership (BWP).
  • Member, Civil Engineering Alumni Association, Nagoya University , Japan .
  • General Secretary, BUET Teachers Association (2010, 2011, 2016)
  • Treasurer, BUET Teachers Association (2012, 2013, 2015).
   
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