Dr. Shafi Mohammad Tareq
Dr. Shafi Mohammad Tareq Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences



Dr. Shafi Mohammad Tareq completed B.Sc. (hons) and M.Sc. from Department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. He obtained M.S. from Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Nagoya University and awarded D.Sc. from Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan. Dr. Tareq also completed Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) from the University of Nottingham and become a fellow of the higher education acdemy, UK. He is an Environmental Hydrobiogeochemist by training, and has been involved in multi-disciplinary research since 1995. In his early career, he worked as a JSPS postdoctral fellow at Nagoya University and the University of Shiga Prefecture. He also worked as founder faculty and Chair, Department of Environmental Sciences, Jahangirnagar University and adjuct faculty at the University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan. He has collaborated several international projects between Bangladesh and Japan and worked as country leader of several international research consortium. He has been supervising a number of M.S., M.Phil. and Ph.D. students working on different environmental problems and published some significant papers on arsenic pollution in groundwater of Bangladesh and Nepal as well as paleovegetation and climate changes in tropical and sub-tropical areas. Dr. Tareq also worked as commonwealth academic fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK. Recently He worked as Associate professor of the School of Biosciences, the University of Nottingham. He got very prestigiuos BAS-TWAS young scientist gold medal, 2013 from Bangladesh Academy of Science for his outstanding contribution to national science and technology. Dr. Tareq enlisted as Fellow (FRSC) and Charted Environmentalist (CEnv) in Royal Chemical Society, UK. To date he has been published more than fifty papers in national/international journals with total citation of 860 and 15 h-index and contributed sevral chapters in books publihsed by international publisher, mostly Elsevier and Springer. His contribution to lignin molecular biogeochemistry published as a book titled "Lignin Molecular Biogeochemistry: Principles and Practices" from international publisher, USA. He presented his research outcomes in many international conferences in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.


Hydrobiogeochemistry, pollution, health and climate change

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Academic Info

Institute: B.Sc. (Honours)
Period: 1994

Deaprtment of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka

Institute: M.Sc.
Period: 1995

Department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka

Institute: M.S.
Period: 2003

Earth and Environmental Sciences, Nagoya University, Japan

Institute: D.Sc.
Period: 2006

Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan

Institute: PGCHE
Period: 2016

Graduate School of Education, the University of Nottiingham, UK


Dr. Shafi Mohammad Tareq

Department of Environmental Sciences
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Work Phone: 1864
Email: smtareq@juniv.edu