Dr. Delwar Hossain LPR
Dr. Delwar Hossain Professor, Department of Geological Sciences



Delwar Hossain is Professor of Geological Sciences at the Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. He obtained his Ph. D. degree in geophysics from the former Leningrad Mining Institute (currently, Saint Petersburg State Mining Institute) in 1987, having attended the Department of Exploration Geophysics. Prof. Hossain has been a researcher and teacher of university-level applied geophysics over the last 33 years, was Honorary research fellow in the School of Earth Sciences, the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, and worked as guest professor in the Faculty of Earth Science (FSB), Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), Malaysia. Earlier, he also Worked as a hydrogeological consultant in a Dutch-assisted project, Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE), Dhaka, and has participated in acquisition and interpretation of hydrogeological and geophysical data in Bangladesh, including its Coastal Belt. Prof. Hossain’s research interests include petroleum geophysics and hydro-geophysics, with particular emphasis on lithofacies identification and structural and petrophysical interpretation.


Petroleum Geophysics and Hydro-geophysics


Recent Papers

Basri R., Woobaidullah A.S.M., Hossain D. and Bhuiyan M.A.H. 2023. Outcrop analogy with the subsurface geology and hydrocarbon prospectivity of Jaintiapur and adjacent areas in North-East Bangladesh. Accepted for publication. Journal of Natural Gas Geoscience (JNGGS).


Akter M., Rahman M.J.J., , Ma M., Hossain D. and Khanam F. 2023. Depositional and Diagenetic Controls on Reservoir Quality of Neogene Surma Group from Srikail Gas Field, Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. Minerals 2023, 13, 283. https://doi.org/10.3390/min13020283.


Islam M, Van Camp M, Hossain D, Sarker MMR, Bhuiyan MAQ, Karim MM, Walraevens K, 2022. Hydrogeochemical processes and groundwater quality of over-exploited Dupi Tila aquifer in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-20838-2.


Sarker MMR, Van Camp M, Hossain D, Islam M, Ahmed N, Karim MM, Bhuiyan MAQ, Ahsan A and Walraevens K, 2022. Hydrochemical characterization and groundwater potential of the deep aquifer system in southwest coastal region of Bangladesh. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, p.105271. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2022.105271


Sarker MMR, Hermans T, Van Camp M, Hossain D, Islam M, Ahmed N, Bhuiyan MAQ, Karim MM, Walraevens K. Identifying the Major Hydrogeochemical Factors Governing Groundwater Chemistry in the Coastal Aquifers of Southwest Bangladesh Using Statistical Analysis. Hydrology. 2022 Feb;9(2):20. https://doi.org/10.3390/hydrology9020020.


Sarker MMR, Van Camp M, Hermans T, Hossain D, Islam M, Uddin MZ, Ahmed N, Bhuiyan MAQ, Karim MM, Walraevens K. Geophysical Delineation of Freshwater–Saline Water Interfaces in Coastal Area of Southwest Bangladesh. Water. 2021; 13(18):2527. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13182527.


Islam, M., Van Camp, M., Hossain, D., Sarker, M., Rahman, M., Khatun, S., & Walraevens, K. (2021). Impacts of Large-Scale Groundwater Exploitation Based on Long-Term Evolution of Hydraulic Heads in Dhaka City, Bangladesh. Water13(10), 1357. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13101357


Sarker, Md Mizanur Rahman, Marc Van Camp, Delwar Hossain, Mazeda Islam, Nasir Ahmed, Md Masud Karim, Md Abdul Quaiyum Bhuiyan, and Kristine Walraevens. "Groundwater salinization and freshening processes in coastal aquifers from Southwest Bangladesh." Science of The Total Environment (2021):146339https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146339


Shahriar M.U., Hossain D., Hossain M.S., Rahman M.J. J. and Kamruzzaman. October 2020. Geophysical characterization of the Sangu Gas Field, Offshore, Bangladesh: constraints on reservoirs. J. Petroleum Geol., Vol. 43(4), pp 363-382.



Integrated studies for hydrogeological, geophysical and hydrochemical characterization of Dupi Tila aquifer, Dhaka city, Bangladesh, 48th IAH Congress, Inspiring Groundwater, Brussels, Belgium, 6-10 September, 2021.


The distribution of saline and fresh groundwaters and factors affecting water quality in the coastal aquifers of southwest Bangladesh, 48th IAH Congress, Inspiring Groundwater, Brussels, Belgium, 6-10 September, 2021.


Inferring major ion chemistry and quality of groundwater in Dupi Tila aquifer, Dhaka city, Bangladesh, 47th IAH Congress, Groundwater World Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 22-26 August, 2021.


Salinization of Shallow Aquifers in the Coastal Plain of Southwest Bangladesh, 47th IAH Congress, Groundwater World Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 22-26 August, 2021.


Understanding the Hydrogeochemical Evolution of Groundwater in Coastal Aquifers of Southwest Bangladesh, EGU General Assembly 2021, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-9767, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-9767, 2021.


The impact of urbanization and rapid population growth on the groundwater regime in Dhaka city, Bangladesh, EGU General Assembly 2021, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-702, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-702, 2021.


M. M. R. Sarker, M. V. Camp, T. Hermans, D. Hossain, M. Islam, N. Ahmed, M. M. Karim, M. A. K. Bhuiyan, M. Z. Uddin and K. Walraevens, 2019. Integrated Geophysical and Hydrochemical Approach to Water Quality Assessment in Coastal Aquifers of Southwest Bangladesh, 10th International Groundwater Quality Conference, 9-12 September 2019, Liège, Belgium.


Kamruzzaman, Hossain D., Sarker M.R., Khatun M., and Shahriar M.U. 2022. Improving Insights into Petrophysics Using Geophysical Data for the Habiganj Structure, Surma Basin, Bangladesh. Handbook of Petroleum Geoscience: Exploration, Characterization, and Exploitation of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs, Wiley, Chapter 21.




Dr. Delwar Hossain

Department of Geological Sciences
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
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