Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering

Ph.D., (Urban and Env. Engg.), Ritsumeikan University, Japan, 2014
M.Engg., (Urban and Env. Engg.), Ritsumeikan University, Japan, 2010
B.Sc. (Civil Engg.), KUET, Bangladesh, 2002 





 

Dr. Hasan’s research mainly focuses on development of low cost technologies for water and wastewater treatment targeting developing countries. During his six years research journey in Ritsumeikan University, Japan, he worked under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jun Nakajima to develop a Simple Ceramic Filter (SCF) made of clay soil (80%) and rice bran (20%) and also to investigate its sustainable applications in water and wastewater treatment processes. Besides lab-scale experiments, extensive field test results in Bangladesh rural areas confirmed that the developed SCF could remove  more than 99% of arsenic from groundwater. The SCF also successfully applied for treating wastewater in Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) process to separate activated sludge to make the MBR process cost-effective. Furthermore, the SCF has also been tested for the Waste Stabilization Pond (WSP) process to separate algae-bacterial community. The key features of the SCF are inexpensive compared to its alternatives and use of locally available and cheap materials. His innovative research works have been published in several peer-reviewed journals including the publishers Elsevier, IWA, JSWE. Additionally, he presented his research findings at various international conferences as well as national level conferences and received different prestigious awards and honors. His pioneer research got recognition through several media coverage in Japan.

Dr. Hasan was involved in several internationally funded research projects:

i)        Research and Development for Water Reuse in Tropical Regions (WateR-Intro) a joint collaboration project between Japan and Thailand. And the goal of the project was to develop of water reuse technologies which contribute to the 3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) principle of water resources in each of urban, industrial and rural sectors in Thailand and other tropical countries.

ii)      Sustainable Technologies for Arsenic Removal from Groundwater of Bangladesh, a joint collaboration project between Japan and Bangladesh, focusing on the development and feasibility study of hybrid arsenic removal filter at rural areas of Bangladesh.

Dr. Hasan joined UAP in 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the division of Environmental Engineering. Before joining UAP, he was Head and Assistant Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering in University of Information Technology & Sciences (UITS), Dhaka. After his graduation he started his works as an Assistant Engineer at Department of Public Health Engg. (DPHE), Dhaka under the project namely Bangladesh Water Supply Program Project (BWSPP) which was funded by World Bank. He has international working experiences for instance Tepia Corporation Japan (Asia’s leading consulting company providing various analytical and intelligent solutions for cross-border and technology-related business expansions) and Kankyosoken Co. Ltd. (a firm of consultation and Construction of various types of wastewater treatment facilities, design, water quality analysis, maintenance, repairs, etc.).

At UAP Dr. Hasan teaches various theoretical and sessional Courses on Environment and basic Civil Engineering as Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wastewater Engineering, Environmental Pollution and Its Control, Environmental Engineering Lab-I. He supervised several undergraduate theses in the Department. Apart from his academic assignments, he also holds the position of Faculty Adviser of Environment and Disaster Management Club, CE-UAP.  

Dr. Hasan is a life fellow of the Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB), Bangladesh as well as a member of International Water Association (IWA), UK.  









Media Coverage
 
Research at Ritsumeikan University: Beyond Borders (English & Japanese ver.):
http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/bb/eng/movies/no_001.html




 
 
Ritsumeikan University Newsletter and Newsletter Video:
http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/file.jsp?id=97369
 

Publications

ResearchGate Profile: Mahmudul Hasan
Google Scholar ID: Md. Mahmudul Hasan
ORCID: Mahmudul Hasan
LinkedIn Profile: Md. Mahmudul Hasan

PhD Thesis
Md. Mahmudul Hasan, 2014, “Development and applications of a simple ceramic filter (SCF) for water and wastewater treatment”, PhD Thesis, Ritsumeikan University, Japan.
 
M. Engg. Thesis
Md. Mahmudul Hasan, 2010, “Development of low cost ceramic membrane bioreactor for decentralized wastewater treatment and reuse”, Master’s Thesis, Ritsumeikan University, Japan.

Journal (peer reviewed)
o   Md. Mahmudur Rahman, Md. Mahmudul Hasan, Jun Nakajima, 2015, Categories and Water Quality of Artificial Water Storage Ponds in Rural Areas of Khulna, Bangladesh, Journal of Water and Environment Technology (JWET), 13 (6), 411-426. (Japan Society of Water Environment (JSWE) Publication, Japan)
 Md. Mahmudul Hasan, Md. Shafiquzzaman, Jun Nakajima, Abdel Kader T. Ahmed and Mohammad Shafiul Azam, 2015, “Application of a low cost ceramic filter to a membrane bioreactor for greywater treatment”, Water Environment Research, 87 (3), 233-241. (Water Federation Publication, UK )
o   Md. Mahmudul Hasan and Jun Nakajima, 2014, "Operational factors in membrane bioreactors using a simple ceramic filter”, Journal of Water and Environment Technology (JWET), 12 (1), 65-75. (Japan Society of Water Environment (JSWE) Publication, Japan)
o   Md. Shafiquzzaman, Md. Mahmudul Hasan and Jun Nakajima, 2013, "Iron Mixed Ceramic Pellet for Arsenic Removal from Groundwater", Environmental Engineering Research, 18 (3), 163-168. (Korean Society of Environmental Engineers (KSEE) Publication, Korea)
o   Md. Mahmudul Hasan, , Md. Shafiquzzaman, Jun Nakajima and Quazi Hamidul Bari, 2012, “Application of a simple arsenic removal filter in a rural area of Bangladesh”, Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 12.5, 658-665. (International Water Association (IWA) Publication, UK)
o   Md. Mahmudul Hasan, , Md. Shafiquzzaman, Md. Shafiul Azam and Jun Nakajima, 2011, “Application of a simple ceramic filter to membrane bioreactor”, Desalination, 276 (1-3), 272-277. (Elsevier Publication, Netherland)
o   Md. Shafiquzzaman, Md. Mahmudul Hasan, Jun Nakajima and Iori Mishima, 2011, “Development of a simple, effective ceramic filter for arsenic removal”, Journal of Water and   Environment Technology (JWET), 9 (3), 333-347. (Japan Society of Water Environment (JSWE) Publication, Japan)

International conference proceedings

o   Md. Mahmudul Hasan and Jun Nakajima, "Operational factors in membrane bioreactor using a simple ceramic filter”, Water and Environment Technology Conference (WET-2013), Tokyo, Japan, 15~16 June 2013.

o   Jun Nakajima, Md. Mahmudul Hasan, Md. Shafiquzzaman and Quazi Hamidul Bari, “Application of a simple arsenic removal filter in rural area of Bangladesh”, 4th IWA-ASPIRE conference and exhibition, Tokyo, Japan, 2~6 October 2011.

o   Jun Nakajima, Md. Shafiquzzaman, Md. Mahmudul Hasan, “Iron mixed ceramic pellet for arsenic removal from groundwater”, 4th IWA-ASPIRE conference and exhibition, Tokyo, Japan, 2~6 October 2011.

o   Keita Watanabe, Md. Shafiquzzaman, Md. Mahmudul Hasan and Jun Nakajima, “Application of a simple arsenic removal filter to groundwater in Bangladesh”, 45th annual conference of Japan Society of Water Environment (JSWE), Japan, 18~20 March 2011 (Japanese).

o   Md. Mahmudul Hasan, Md. Shafiquzzaman, Mohammad Shafiul Azam and Jun Nakajima, “Development of a simple type ceramic membrane bioreactor for wastewater treatment in developing countries”, 44th annual conference of Japan Society of Water Environment (JSWE), Japan, 15~17 March 2010.

o   Md. Mahmudul Hasan, Md. Shafiquzzaman and Jun Nakajima, “Membrane bioreactor process using a simple ceramic filter for wastewater reclamation and reuse”, 1st International Conference on Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development (ICCESD-2012), KUET, Khulna, Bangladesh, 23~24 March 2012.

o   Jewel Kumar Golder, Quazi Hamidul Bari, Md. Mahmudul Hasan, Kumar Fagun Mallick and Md. Selim Reza, “Monitoring of physical parameters of a low cost ceramic membrane bio-reactor for wastewater treatment”, International Conference on Environmental Technology and Construction Engineering for Sustainable Development (ICETCESD-2012), SUST, Sylhet, Bangladesh, 10~12 March 2012.

Seminar & Workshop

Training, Symposium, Seminar & Workshop

 

o  Social Work Education and Professional Recognition: Problems and Prospects in Bangladesh, a workshop arranged by University of Information Technology and Sciences (UITS), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

o  A Sustainable Water Treatment Technology for Developing Countries, a seminar arranged by Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Information Technology and Sciences (UITS), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

o  Global Human Resources and Innovation, a RU-APU Joint Symposium, arranged by Ritsumeikan University and Asia Pacific University, Japan.

o   Sustainability Science, a training organized by Research Center for Sustainability Science, Ritsumeikan University, Japan.

o  Bangladesh Water Security, a workshop arranged by Ritsumeikan Research Center for Sustainability Science (RCS), Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan.

o   Water Safety Plan, a training arranged by International Training Network (ITN), BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

o   Participatory Management of Low Cost Water Supply and Sanitation, a training arranged by International Training Network (ITN) Sub Center, BIT, Khulna, Bangladesh.

Awards, Honors & Scholarships

o   Water Environment Technology (WET) Excellent Presentation Award, awarded by Japan Society on Water Environment (JSWE), Tokyo, Japan.

o   Research Proposal Contest Award, awarded by graduate student career path support center, Ritsumeikan University, Japan.

o   Best Poster Award, ASTER Innovation Fair-2011, Awarded by Ritsumeikan University and ASTER, Japan.

o   Monbukagakusho Scholarship during graduate study granted by Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT), Japan.

o   Kenkuy Shorei Scholarship granted by Ritsumeikan University Parents Association, Ritsumeikan University, Japan.

o   Ichikawa International Scholarship granted by Ichikawa foundation, Japan.

o   ASTER (Society for the Advancement of science and Technology) Fellowship granted by Aster center and Ritsumeikan University partners, Japan.

Connect

Room # J511
House- 8/A, Road - 7, Dhanmondi R/A,
Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh
Phone: +88 02 9673057
Emails: drhasan@uap-bd.edu
          mhshimal96@yahoo.com

 
 
 
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