Dr. Md. Manzurul Karim
Dr. Md. Manzurul Karim Professor, Department of Chemistry



Dr Md. Manzurul Karim was born in Comilla in August 30, 1958. His father was a respected Moulavi and by profession was a School teacher. Dr. Karim received his early education in a primary school situated in his native village Batisha under PS Chauddagram, Comilla. He passed secondary school certificate examination from Batisha high school, Chauddagram, comilla in 1973. He secured his B. Sc. Hon’s and M. Sc. degrees in Chemistry from Jahangirnagar University in 1978 and 1979 respectively. He started his doctoral studies at the University College London (London University) U.K. as a Commonwealth Scholar and obtained his Ph. D. degree (Chemistry) in 1989. His field of Specialization was Organometallic Chemistry of transition metals.

Professional Carrier: Dr Md. Manzurul Karim Joined at the department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University as a lecturer in January 1984 and was successfully promoted to the post of a professor in the same department in 1996. He worked as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the University of Bayreuth Germany, during 1996-1998. He has been working as a member of the Board of Advanced studies and Academic council of Jahangirnagar University since 1998. He worked as a house tutor in the Al Beruni Hall in different periods of his job and as a Provost in A.F.Kamaluddin Hall during 1998-2002. He worked as a visiting research scholar for three months at Academia Sinica Taiwan in 2004. He has been working as a Professor of Chemistry at Jahangirnagar University since Nov.1996. He also visited Germany three times for a period of three months each time as a research scholar under the Huboldt fellowship followup programe.

He availed himself to conduct research in three different world renowned Laboratories in Taiwan and Germany. He has published about 67 research papers in reputed Journals in the country and abroad.

Research activity

He involved himself in research activity at the department of Chemistry Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh which is revealed by his research publication in different reputed Journals at home and abroad. His research area involves Organometallic Chemistry/Coordination chemistry and metallocene chemistry. He has supervised about 14 M. Sc. students and four Ph.D. students at the department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University. At the moment some more Ph.D students and a number of M.Phil/M.Sc. students are working under his supervision.

Visits and tours

He made professional tours to England, Germany, Switzerland and Taiwan and individual study tours in India.

Member of professional bodies

He is the life member of Bangladesh Chemical Society and German Alumni association.


Organometallic Chemistry of Transition Elements, Coordination Chemistry



A new type of pyridine-2-thionato bridge: X-ray crystal structure of the complex [Re2(MepyS)2(CO)6] where MepyS is the 6-methylpyridine-2-thionato ligand


Synthesis and structures of two isomers of [Re3Ru(S)(C5H4N)(C5H4NS)2(CO)11] which differ in the distribution of pyridine-2-thionato ligands between doubly- and triply-bridging positions


Mononuclear pyridine-2-thionato complexes formed directly from ruthenium trichloride

Inorganic Chemistry,

Suppression of cluster unsaturation by formation of extensive but long-range metal-metal bonding: crystal structures of [Ru3H(pyS)(CO)9] and [{Ru3H(pyS)(CO)7}3], where pyS is the pyridine-2-thiolato ligand

Indian Journal of Chemistry,

Low temperature reactions of chromyl chloride with disodium tetracarbonylferrate and sodium cyclopentadienyldicarbonylferrate-Synthesis of two new chromium iron cluster complexes

Indian Journal of Chemistry,

Synthesis and characterization of tris(pyridine-2- thiolato)chromium

Journal of Organometallic Chemistry,

Some pyridine-2-thiolato and 6-methylpyridine-2-thiolato complexes of manganese: crystal structure of [Mn2(μ-pyS)2(CO)6] (pyS = pyridine-2-thiolato ligand)

Journal of Organometallic Chemistry,

A dinuclear manganese carbonyl complex of tetramethylthiourea: X-ray crystal structure of eq-[Mn2(CO)9{η1-SC(NMe2}]

Inorganic Chemistry Communication,
Journal of Bangladesh Chemical Society,

Studies on the Rhenium Complexes derived from substituted Thiazole and Imidazole Ligands

Journal of Bangladesh Chemical Society,

Binuclear Rhenium and Manganese Carbonyl Compounds Containing Hetero-Mercaptanes

Journal of Organometallic Chemistry,

Synthesis, characterization and catalytic properties of metallacyclic zirconocene complexes

Journal of Organometallic Chemistry,

ω-Phenylalkyl-substituted zirconocene dichloride complexes as catalyst precursors for homogeneous ethylene polymerization

Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical,

Mixed substituted zirconocene dichloride complexes as catalyst precursors for homogeneous ethylene polymerization

Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical,

Synthesis and characterization of bis(cyclopentadienyl)zirconium dichloride complexes with ω-fluorenylalkyl or silyl substituents and their application in catalytic ethylene polymerization

Journal of Organometallic Chemistry,

A comparative study of the reactivity of unsaturated triosmium clusters [Os3(CO)83-Ph2PCH2P(Ph)C6H4}(μ-H)] and [Os3(CO)932-C7H3(2-Me)NS}(μ-H)] with tBuNC

Journal of Cluster Scienece,

An Electron-Deficient Triosmium Cluster Containing the Thianthrene Ligand: Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity of [Os3(CO)932-C12H7S2)(μ-H)]

Australian Journal of Chemistry,

Triosmium Clusters Containing 2-Mercaptobenzothiazolate Ligands


Oxidative-addition of thiuram disulfides to osmium(0): Synthesis of cis-[Os(CO)2(S2CNR2)2] (R = Me, Et, Cy, CH2CH2OMe) and molecular structures of cis-[Os(CO)2(S2CNMe2)2] and [(MeOCH2CH2)2NCS]2

Mol;ecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals,

Synthesis and Characterization of bis[n-(4-benzoyloxy) Benzylidene{n(n-di-/tri-alkoxy)benzoyl}-hydrazinato]nickel(II) Complexes Displaying Liquid Crystalline Columnar Phases

Inorganic Chemistry Communication,

Variations in binding modes of 2-mercaptobenzoxazolates in the novel cyclic trinuclear complexes [Mn3(CO)10(μ-SCNOC6H4)3] and [Re3(CO)12(μ-SCNOC6H4)3]

Inorganica Chimica Acta,

Reactivity of [CpMo(CO)2]2 towards heterocyclic thiols: Synthesis, structure, and bonding in the sulfido-ligated cluster Cp3Mo3(μ-CO)2(μ-κ2-C7H4NS)(μ-S)(μ3-S)

Crystal Structure Theory and Applications,

Dicyclopentamethylenethiuram Disulfide as Precursor of Mononuclear Complexes: Oxidative Cleavage of Metal-Metal Bond in [CpMo(CO)3]2 and Molecular Structure of cis-[CpMo(CO)2{S2C-N(CH2)5}]

Academic Info

Institute: Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Period: 1975 to 1978

B. Sc. (Honours) in Chemistry

Institute: Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Period: 1978 to 1979

M. Sc. in Inorganic Chemistry

Institute: Uiniversity College London, UK
Period: 1986 to 1989

Doctoral Research in Organometallic Chemistry

Institute: Universität Bayreuth, Germany
Period: 1996 to 1998

Post Doctoral Fellow


Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Professor
Period: November 1996 to Present
Organization: Universität Bayreuth, Germany
Position: Alexander von Humboldt Fellow
Period: April 1996 to March 1998
Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Associate Professor
Period: June 1992 to November 1996
Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Assistant Professor
Period: January 1989 to June 1992
Organization: University College London
Position: Commonwealth Scholar
Period: September 1886 to December 1989
Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Lecturer
Period: 10 January 1984 to December 1986


Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Professor
Period: November 1996 to Present


Dr. Md. Manzurul Karim

Department of Chemistry
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Cell Phone: +8801988273743
Email: mkarim@juniv.edu , karim_ju1958@yahoo.com