Prof. Dr. Mohammad Amir Hossain Bhuiyan
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Amir Hossain Bhuiyan Professor , Department of Environmental Sciences

PROFILE


SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Bhuiyan is one of the pioneers in the field of environmental research in Bangladesh. His efforts are mostly highlighted in the fields of environmental pollution and public health concerns, anthropogenic stresses on earth, water resources management, climate change adaptation/mitigation and disaster management in Bangladesh. His contributions in assessment, monitoring and methodological development in inland and coastal environmental research are nationally and internationally praiseworthy. His research outcomes in water resources and fluvial disaster management are considered as guidelines to policy makers for future disaster management in Bangladesh. Dr. Bhuiyan's contributions in the morphological evolution of lower Brahmaputra-Jamuna River and its sediments' geochemical characterization are very important achievement for the Quaternary Planetary changes in the southern Himalayan region. Dr. Bhuiyan regularly focuses the recent climate change problems, water resources and environmental problems in the well-circulated Daily Newspapers in Bangladesh for public dissemination of knowledge and awareness building. Dr. Bhuiyan's efforts on integrating different methodologies/approaches for better, easier, understandable and comprehensive assessment of environmental problems encoursing to the international community. Dr. Bhuiyan has successfully applied Remote Sensing & GIS techniques to geochemistry for mapping geochemical contamination zones which will benefitted for safe management of surface water and groundwater resources in Bangladesh. Dr. Bhuiyan has been promoted as Professor at May, 2016. Throughout his career, Prof. Bhuiyan achieves the William Greenwood Award 1999 for his notable contribution on morphological evolution on Lower Ganges River (Padma) by the Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID), Brazil. Dr. Bhuiyan received “Geomorphologist Award” by the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG/AIG), Melborne in 2009 for his outstanding contribution on morphological analysis and fluvial dynamics on the Lower Brahmaputra (Jamuna) River. During his PhD degree, Okayama University, Japan honored Dr. Bhuiyan the Academic Excellence Prize 2010 for his outstanding research acheivement in the Faculty of Frointier & Fundamental Sciences. For outstanding achevement in his research career and within the age limit of 40, Bangladesh Academy of Science (BAS) and The World Academy of Science (TWAS), Italy awarded Dr. Bhuiyan “BAS-TWAS Young Scientists Prize & Gold Medal" in 2014. Prof. Bhuiyan is a proud owner of a big number of outstanding research articles in the international peer-reviewed journals. He is a professional member of many international societies such as Geological Society of America, Japan Geosciences Union, The Geochemical Society. Currently Prof. Bhuiyan supervising many M.Sc., Mphil, and Ph.D students. He is an Editor-in-Chief of the Jahangirnagar University Environmental Bulletin. He is also working as a Editorial Board Member of an international journal "Hydrology: Current Research" published from USA. Dr. Bhuiyan is regularly reviewed many prestigious journals of Springer & Elsevier publishers. He as working as visiting scientist in the School of environmental science, JNU, Delhi, India from August 2015 to January 2016. Dr. Bhuiyan was the Chairman of the Department of Environmental Sciences, Jahangirnagar University from September 2016 to August 2019. Prof. Bhuiyan  is working as a principal investigator of UGC-JSPS collaborating research project for Bangladesh and Japan since 2018. Besides, Prof. Bhuiyan is a stearing committee member of the "Alliance of Belt and Road Environmental Dean (ABRED,http://serd.ait.ac.th/2018/12/17/forum-of-belt-and-road-for-deans-of-environmental-schools/)" from 2018, which is one of the biggest environmental scientists association between China and other world.

 

Award, Prizes and Honour:

(1) “BAS-TWAS Young Scientists Prize & Gold Medal 2014” by The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Italy and the Bangladesh Academy of Science (BAS)

(2) Okayama University academic excellence Prize 2010 for outstanding research achievements

(3) “Young Geomorphologist Award 2009” by the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG/AIG), Melborne, Australia

(4) “William Greenwood Award 1999” by the Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID), Brazil

 

Scholarship and Grants:

Okayama University Research Grants 2008, 2009 and 2010

Japanese Government MONBUKAGAKUSHO Scholarship 2007-2010 for Doctoral Course

Bangladesh University Grants Commission Research Grants 2005-2006, 2006-2007

Bangladesh University Grants Commission merit scholarship 2000

Bangladesh University Grants Commission merit scholarship 2003, 2004, 2005

Junior High School scholarship 1987 from Dhaka Education Board, Bangladesh

Elementary School scholarship 1984 from Comilla Education Board, Bangladesh

 

Professional Membership

                    -  The Geochemical Society

-          Geological Society of America

-          Admonton Geological Society, Canada

-          Japan Geosciences Union

-          International Association of Geomorphologists (AIG/IAG)

-          Bangladesh Geological Society

-          Founder Treasurer- Bangladesh Society of Environmental Scientists

RESEARCH INTEREST

Climate change /adaptation/mitigation, Remote Sensing & GIS, Environmental Hazard and Disaster Management, Environmental pollution Management, EIA/EMS

JOURNAL PAPER

Flood vulnerability, local perception and gender role judgment using multivariate analysis: A problem-based “participatory action to Future Skill Management” to cope with flood impacts, Weather and Climate Extremes (2017),

Climate, flood and vulneability

Exploring impacts and livelihood vulnerability of riverbank erosion hazard among rural household along the river Padma of Bangladesh,

River bank erosion, Hazard and Disaster

Groundwater salinization and associated co-contamination risk increase severe drinking water vulnerabilities in the southwestern coast of Bangladesh. Chemosphere 2020,

Salinity,co-contamination, public health risk 

Climate Change and Natural Hazards Vulnerability of Char Land (Bar Land) Communities of Bangladesh: Application of the Livelihood Vulnerability Index (LVI), Global Social Welfare.,

Climate Change, Hazards in Char Land

Delineation of trace metals contamination in groundwater using geostatistical techniques: A study on Dhaka City of Bangladesh, Groundwater for Sustainable Development, Available online 18 March 2019,

Groundwater pollution and Geostatistical Model

An investigation of coastal vulnerability and internal consistency of local perceptions under climate change risk in the southwest part of Bangladesh, Journal of Environmental Management, 231, 419428,

Climate change and coastal risk

Bhuiyan M.A.H., Islam M.A. ., Suzuki S. (2015). Source apportionment and pollution evaluation of heavy metals in water and sediments of Buriganga River. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 187: 4075-4096. DOI 10.1007/s10661-014-4075-0. Springer Publ,

Environmental pollution 

Bhuiyan M.A.H., Takashi K, Suzuki S. (2014). Application of remote sensing and GIS for evaluation of the recent morphological characteristics of the lower Brahmaputra?Jamuna River, Bangladesh. Earth Science Informatics. DOI 10.1007/s12145-014-0180-4. Spr,

GIS/RS and Water Resources management

Hossain G. M., Bhuiyan M.A.H. (2015). Spatial and temporal variations of organic matter contents and potential sediment nutrient index in the Sundarbans mangrove forest, Bangladesh. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering. DOI: 10.1007/s12205-015-0333-0,

Biogeochemistry and mangroves

Bhuiyan M.A.H., Ganyaglo S.Y., Suzuki S. (2014). Reconnaisance of the suitability of groundwater quality for irrigation in northwestern Bangladesh, Applied water Science. DOI 10.1007/s13201-014-0184-8.. Springer Publisher.,

Irrigation water quality

Bhuiyan M.A.H., Rakib M.A., Dampare S. B., Suzuki, S., (2011). Surface water quality assessment in the central part of Bangladesh. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 15(6): 995-1003. DOI 10.1007/s12205-011-1079-y. Springer Publisher, Impact Factor: 0.511,

Water quality group

Bhuiyan M.A.H., Islam M.A., Dampare S.B., Parvez L., Suzuki S. (2010). Evaluation of hazardous metal pollution in irrigation and drinking water systems in the vicinity of a coal mine area of northwestern Bangladesh, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 179 (1-,

Environmental pollution and toxicology

Bhuiyan M.A.H., Parvez L., Islam M.A., Dampare S.B., Suzuki S. (2010). Heavy metal pollution of coal mine-affected agricultural soils in the northern part of Bangladesh, Journal of Hazardous Materials 173 (1-3), 384– 392. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2009.08.08,

Environmental pollution and toxicology

Ganyaglo S.Y., Banoeng-Yakubo B., Osae S., Dampare S. B., Fianko J. R., Bhuiyan M.A.H., 2010, Hydrochemical and Isotopic Characterization of Groundwater in the Eastern Region of Ghana, J. Water Resource and Protection, 2 (3), 101 –110.,

Water quality

Bhuiyan M.A.H., Rakib M.A., Kumamoto T., Rahman M.J.J., Suzuki S., 2010, Regulation of Brahmaputra-Jamuna River around Jamuna bridge, Bangladesh: Geoenvironmental impacts, J. Water Resource and Protection, 2 (2), 123-130. ,

Geomorphology and water resources group

Rakib M. A., Huda M. E., Hossain S. M., Naher K., Khan R, Sultana M. S., Akter M. S., Bhuiyan M A. H., Patwary M A (2013). Arsenic Content in Inactive Tissue: Human Hair and Nail, Journal of Scientific Research & Reports, 2(2): 522-535, 2013; Article no. ,

Environental pollution and toxicology

Rakib M. A., Akter M.S., Hossain M.B., Rahman M.A., Bhuiyan M. A. H., 2015, Flooding Hazards and Mental Perception: A Theoretical Framework. Journal of Scientific Research & Reports 5(2): Article no. JSRR.2015.081, ISSN: 2320-0227,

Flood and water resources group

Bhuiyan M.A.H. (2014). Fluvial scours and their genesis interpretation in the Jamuna River: A hydrodynamic and climate change aspects. Jahangirnagar University Environmental Bulletin, 3, 48-54.,

Water resources

Rakib M.A., Rahman M.A., Akter M.S., Bhuiyan M.A.H., (2014). Climate change: farmers perception and agricultural activities, Herald Journal of Geography and Regional Planning 3(3), pp. 115 ? 123,

Climate change: farmers perception

Rakib M. A., Bhuiyan M.A.H. (2014). Arsenic contamination: Food toxicity and local perceptation. International Journal of Scientific Research in Environmental Sciences 2(1), 1-7. DOI. Org/10.12983/ijsres-2014-p001-0007.,

Environmental Pollution & Social Impact

Rakib M. A., Akter M. S., Hossain M.B., Rahman M.A., Bhuiyan M.A.H. (2015). Flooding Hazards and Mental Perception: A Theoretical Framework, Journal of Scientific Research & Reports 5(2), 2320-0227. DOI. .JSRR.2015.081,

 Flood & Disaster

Islam, S.M.D, Bhuiyan, MAH, Ramanatan, AL (2015). Climate change impacts and vulnerability assessment in coastal region of Bangladesh: A case study on Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira district. Journal of Climate Change, 01, 37-45. DOI. 10.3233/JCC-150003,

Climate change &  coastal 

Hossain G.M., Bhuiyan M.A.H. (2016). Spatial and temporal variations of organic matter contents and potential sediment nutrient index in the Sundarbans mangrove forest, Bangladesh. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering 20(1):163-174. DOI 10.1007/s12205-015-03,

Coastal Biogeochemistry

Chowdhury M.A.I., Bhuiyan M.A.H., M.M. Kabir (2015). Assessment of river encroachment and land- use patterns in Dhaka city and its peripheral rivers using GIS techniques. International Journal of Geometrics and Geosciences, 6(2), 1556- 1567.,

Watershed & Floodplain Management 

Islam M.D., Bhuiyan M.A.H. (2016). Impact scenarios of shrimp farming in coastal region of Bangladesh: An approach of an ecological model for sustainable management. Aquaculture International. 24:1163?1190. DOI: 10.1007/s10499-016-9978-z.,

Coastal Environment & Sustainability

Bhuiyan MAH, Bodrud-Doza M, Islam A. R. M.T, Rakib M. A., Rahman M.S., Ramanathan. A. L. (2016). Assessment of groundwater quality of Lakshimpur district of Bangladesh using water quality indices, geostatistical methods and multivariate analysis. Environ,

Geostatics & Environmental Pollution

Bodrud-Doza M., Ahmed F., Asikunnaby, Hosain M. A., Rakib M.A., Bhuiyan M.A.H., Rahman M.S. (2016). Geospatial Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Savar Upazila, Bangladesh,

Climate change & GIS

Islam, S.M.D., Bhuiyan, M.A.H., Rume, T., Mohinuzzaman, M. (2016). Assessing Heavy Metal Contamination in the Bottom Sediments of Shitalakhya River, Bangladesh; Using Pollution Evaluation Indices and Geo-spatial Analysis. Pollution, 2(3): 299-312, DOI: 10,

Environmental Pollution

Bhuiyan MAH, Islam SMD., Azam G., (2017) Exploring impacts and livelihood vulnerability of riverbank erosion hazard among rural household along the river Padma of Bangladesh, Environ Syst Res 6:25 https://doi.org/10.1186/s40068-017-0102-9,

livelihood vulnerability of riverbank erosion

Rakib M.A., Islam S. , Nikolaos I , Bodrud-Doza M, Bhuiyan M A.H., Flood vulnerability, local perception and gender role judgment using multivariate analysis: A problem-based “participatory action to Future Skill Management” to cope with flood impacts, Weather and Climate Extremes (2017), https://doi.org/ 10.1016/j.wace.2017.10.002,
Rakib M.A., Rahman M.A., Akter M.S., Bhuiyan M.A.H., (2014). Climate change: farmers perception and agricultural activities, Herald Journal of Geography and Regional Planning 3(3), pp. 115 – 123,

OTHER

Bhuiyan M.A.H, Rahman M.J.J., Dampare S. B., Suzuki S. (2011). Provenance, tectonics and source weathering of modern fluvial sediments of the Brahmaputra-Jamuna River, Bangladesh: Inference from geochemistry. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 111 (3), 11,

Environmental Geocheistry group

Bhuiyan M.A.H, Rahman M.J.J., Dampare S. B., Suzuki S. (2010). Geochemistry of fluvial sediments of Brahmaputra-Jamuna River, Bangladesh: Constraints on tectonic, provenance and weathering, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74 (12), 86A, 4187–4604. (Short,

Geochemistry

Bhuiyan M.A.H., Suruvi, N.I., Islam M.A., Dampare S.B., Parvez L., Suzuki S. (2011). Investigation of the possible sources of heavy metal contamination in lagoon and canal water in the tannery industrial area in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Environmental Monitorin,

Environmental pollution and toxicology

M.A. Hosain, M. Bodrud-Doza, F. Ahmed, M.S. Zoarddar, Bhuiyan M.A.H. (2015). Geo-spatial assessment of temporal variation of greenhouse gases emission using GIS in Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh, Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences,,

GHG & Climate Change


Academic Info

Institute: SSC from Motijheel Ideal High School, Dhaka
Period: 1990

Institute: H.H.C. from Government Science College, Dhaka
Period: 1992

Institute: B.Sc. (Hons.) & M.Sc. in Geological Sciences, Jahangirnagar University
Period: 1992-1996

Institute: Post Graduate Diploma in Water Resources Development, IWFM, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)
Period: 2001-2002

Institute: Ph.D from Okayama University, Japan
Period: 2007-2010

Environmental Hazard and Disaster

Experience

Organization: International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER), Kyushu University, Japan
Position: Visiting Research Scientist
Period: 2018-Present
Organization: Graduate School of Environmental Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Position: Visiting Scientist (Indian Govt Fellowship)
Period: August 2015-January 2016
Organization: Okayama University
Position: PhD researcher
Period: September 2007-September 2010
Organization: Department of Environmental Sciences, Jahangirnagar University
Position: Professor
Period: 18 May, 2016- present
Organization: Department of Environmental Sciences, Jahangirnagar University
Position: Associate Professor
Period: 11 Mar, 2012- 18 May, 2016
Organization: Department of Environmental Sciences, Jahangirnagar University
Position: Assistant Professor
Period: Feb 2008-Mar 2012
Organization: Department of Environmental Sciences, Jahangirnagar University
Position: Lecturer
Period: Nov 2004- Jna 31 2008
Organization: BAPEX, Petrobangla
Position: Assistant Manager (Geophysics)
Period: Oct 12, 2002-Nov 2, 2004
Organization: World Bank
Position: Local Assistant (LA)
Period: April 2000-April 2001

Activity

Organization: International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER), Kyushu University
Position: Researcher collaborator since 2018
Period: 2018-2021
Organization: UN Environment-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development
Position: Research collaborator since
Period: 2018

Contact

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Amir Hossain Bhuiyan

Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Cell Phone: 8801914910202
Email: amir@juniv.edu