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Dr. Md. Ataur Rahman
Professor
Department of Water Resources Engineering
Research

Ongoing Research (2016):

  • Vulnerability analysis along the central coastal zone of Bangladesh
  • Wave interaction with vertical pile breakwater
  • Storm surge simulation along the coastal belt of Bangladesh

Recent Research Activities:

  • Environmental flow assessment of Feni river
  • Hydro-diplomacy for management of transboundary river water around the world
  • Numerical and experimental investigation on performance of submerged porous breakwater.
  • Experimental investigation on hydrodynamic efficiency of vertical porous breakwater.
  • Experimental investigation on perfomance of differnt types armor units.
  • Estimation of wave height at Cox's Bazar and Patenga.
  • Detail scenario and remedy of saline-water intrusion into the south-west region of Bangladesh.
  • Investigation on failure of marine drive shore protection at Cox's Bazar.
  • Investigation on beach erosion at Kuakata and design of beach nourishment.
  • Numerical and experimental investigation on performance of submerged breakwater.
  • Numerical and experimental investigation on coastal bioshield for storm surge reduction.
  • Study on coastal vulnerabilities and its integrated management along Bangladesh coast.

Field of Interest:

  • Coastal Engineering
  • Coastal Zone Management
  • Hydraulics and Hydraulic Structures
  • Management of Transboundary River water
  • River and Coastal Modelling

Research Grants Received:

  • Research grant from Nuffic-NICHE BGD 155 project to conduct research on "Scenario development and vulnerability analysis along central coastal zone of Bangladesh". (March 2016 to date)
  • Sabbatical leave grant from BUET to conduct research for the period of September 2013 to August 2014.
  • Awarded research grant to conduct the research on Development of an Assessment System to Evaluate the Ecological Status of Rivers in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region supported by European Commission for the period of December 2005 to March 2008. (ASSESS-HKH; Contract Number INCO-CT-2005-003659).
  • Awarded Hori Information Science Promotion Foundation, Aichi , Japan Research Grant for Doctoral Research. (April 2004- March 2005).
  • Awarded Monbusho Scholarship from the Japanese Government throughout the doctoral course under Civil Engineering Special Program. (Oct. 2002 to Sep. 2005).

 

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