Dr. Md. Mainul Hossain

Full Time Faculty
Assistant professor

Ph.D. in Analytical/Environmental Chemistry, University of Montana, USA 

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1920
Email:  mainul.hossain01@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 809

Curriculum Vitae

Md. Mainul Hossain came to NSU in May of 2015. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Montana, USA in summer of 2014 under the supervision of Professor Garon C. Smith.  Mainul Hossain is an analytical/environmental chemist with broad interests in aqueous equilibrium chemistry. While at Montana, Most of his teaching was involved with renowned Chemical Education specialist Professor Mark S Cracolice’s Peer-Led teaching team in the first-year introductory course or the sophomore-level organic course.

Mainul’s research has mostly focused on the creation of pedagogic tools (educational software) to use in teaching aqueous equilibrium chemistry for undergraduate and graduate curriculum for physical and biological science students.  The software and the accompanying 3-D trend surfaces that they generate provide a comprehensive overview of most feasible interactions that can occur in aqueous environment.  These have been featured in the Journal of Chemical Education and at national meetings of the American Chemical Society.

Mainul also served 18 months as a member of AQAC (Air Quality Advisory Council) of Missoula City County Air Pollution Control Board, Missoula, Montana, USA. The AQAC is a volunteer council of technical experts, business and industry professionals and citizens-at-large, providing consultation to the Air Pollution Control Board for the purpose of implementing new regulations and policy for improving air quality.

Mainul received both B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in chemistry from Jahangirnagar University.M.Sc research involved organometallic cluster synthesis with ruthenium.  

Our manuscripts are mostly designed to publish in the Journal of Chemical Education which is the official journal of the Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society, co-published with the American Chemical Society Publications Division. Launched in 1924, the Journal of Chemical Education is the world’s premier chemical education journal.

Our research addresses and develops pedagogic materials for instructors of chemistry from middle school through graduate school, professional staff that support these teaching activities, as well as some scientists in commerce, industry, and government.

Publications

  1. Smith, Garon C., Hossian, Md Mainul,3-D Topo Surface Visualization of Acid-Base Species Distributions: Corner Buttes, Corner Pits, Curving Ridge Crests and Dilution Plains”, J.Chem Educ., 2017, in press. Also http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed.6b00682
  2. Smith, Garon C. and Hossian, Md Mainul, “3-D Visualization of Buffer Capacity Topos: Buffer Ridges, Equivalence Point Canyons and Dilution Ramps”, J. Chem Educ., 201693 (1), 122–130. Also   http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed.5b00439
  3. Smith, Garon C.,  and MacCarthy, Patrick, 2013,“3-D Visualization of pH Titration “Topos”: Equivalence Point Cliffs, Dilution Ramps and Buffer Plateaus”, J. Chem Educ.91(2), 225-231. Also http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed400297t
  4. Smith, Garon C., Hossain, Md Mainul and MacCarthy, Patrick, 2012, “Why Batteries Deliver a Fairly Constant Voltage Until Dead”, J. Chem. Educ., 89 (11), 1416-1420. Also http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed200211s
  5. MODELING OF AQUEOUS EQUILIBRIUM:  THREE-DIMENSIONAL TREND SURFACES (TOPOS), Ph.D. Thesis, Md Mainul Hossian, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 USA, August 1, 2014.http://scholarworks.umt.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5487&context=etd

Posters presented at Meetings and Conferences

  1. Garon C. Smith, Hossain, Md Mainul and MacCarthy, Patrick, “Teaching pH and Buffer Concepts Using 3-Dimensional Topo Surfaces Computed On-the-Fly in the Classroom”, oral presentation in the Active Learning Symposium at the 246th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, Aug 13, 2014.
  2. Md Mainul Hossain, Smith, Garon C. and MacCarthy, Patrick, “Metal Anti-Buffering:  When Free Metal Concentrations Soar Upon Dilution”, poster presented as ANYL-98 and at Sci-Mix (invited) at the 244th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA, Aug 19 – 23, 2012.
  3. Md Mainul Hossain, Smith, Garon C., Hossain, and MacCarthy, Patrick, “Metal Anti-Buffering:  When Free Metal Concentrations Soar Upon Dilution”, poster presented at Faculty-Graduate Student Research Conference, UM, Missoula, MT, Apr 13, 2013.
  4. Smith, Garon C., Hossain, Md Mainul, and MacCarthy, Patrick, “Visualizing the Nernst Equation and Galvanic Cells via 3-D Surfaces”, poster presented as CHED-102 and at Sci-Mix (invited) at the 242th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, CO, Aug 28 – Sep 1, 2011.
  1.  Alauddin, Mohammad and Md Mainul Hossain, “Determination of key arsenic metabolites in patient urine from 20 upazilas in Bangladesh by high performance by high performance liquid chromatography and hydride generation atomic fluorescence spectroscopy.” At the Chemical Congress, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2004.

Manuscripts in preparation

  1.  Md Mainul Hossain, Smith, Garon C., MacCarthy, Patrick, “3-D Visualization of the Nernst Equation and Galvanic Cell Topos. (For submission to Journal of Chemical Education)
  2.  Garon C. Smith, Hossain, Md Mainul, MacCarthy, “3-D visualization of the Solubility of Sparingly Soluble Salt Topos. (For submission to Journal of Chemical Education)
  3. Md Mainul Hossain, Smith, Garon C., Barry, Daniel D., MacCarthy, Patrick, “Metal Anti-Buffering:  A Situation in Which Aqueous Free Metal Activities Increase upon Dilution. (For submission to Journal of Chemical Education)

Ph. D.  Analytical/Environmental Chemistry                                                    
University of Montana, Missoula, USA.                                                                        
M.Sc. Chemistry: Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh                
B.Sc. (Honors) Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh    

Teaching experience

Current Position
Assistant Professor
Department of Bilogy & Chemistry
North South University
Bashundhara, Dhaka

Teaching Assistant: Six and half years’ experience as a teaching assistant in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Montana, Missoula, USA. During my graduate study I had the opportunity to teach General Chemistry (I and II), Organic Chemistry, General Organic and Biochemistry.  The General Chemistry I & II were delivered using the peer-led team learning approach.

Research Experience: Six years of mathematical modeling and experimental confirmation of aqueous equilibrium chemistry at the University of Montana, Missoula.  Design and implementation of Visual Basic programs embedded in Excel worksheets.  3-Dimensional surface plots in wire-frame and contour map presentations.  Design and operation of pH-statted, CO2-free, thermostatted potentiometric measurements (ion-selective electrodes) at fixed ionic strength.  Thermal desorption/GCMS analysis of organic air pollutants captured in sorption traps and on SPME fibers.  

One and half a years as a research chemist at Exonics Technology Center, Uttara, Dhaka, Bangladesh under the supervision of Dr. Alauddin from the Department of Chemistry, Wagner College, New York, USA. Primary responsibility was to analyze water samples from arsenic contaminated areas of Bangladesh by atomic absorption spectrometry and ion chromatography. These projects were mostly funded by WHO, UNICEF and CDC (Atlanta).  We investigated the health effects resulting from drinking of arsenic-contaminated water in various areas of Bangladesh and West Bengal, India in collaboration with Dipankar Chakraborty of Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. 

One year experience as a synthetic inorganic chemist in the field of cluster chemistry with the inorganic research laboratory of Prof. Shariff Kabir, Jahangirnagar University.

  • Designing customized low cost reaction set ups and conducting research in environmental and physical research labs  
  • Problem solving, analytical skills and strong communication skills
  • Synthesizing novel organometallic mononuclear and cluster compounds
  • Sample analysis with ion selective electrodes (ISEs), AAS, GC/MS, ion chromatography, HPLC, hydrogen-generated atomic fluorescence spectroscopy (HG-AFS) and associated software for data processing.

General Chemistry (CHE101)
General Chemistry Lab Component (CHE101L)

Professional Activites
  • 18 months as a member of AQAC (Air Quality Advisory Council) of Missoula City County Air Pollution Control Board, Missoula, Montana, USA. The AQAC is a volunteer council of technical experts, business and industry professionals and citizens-at-large, providing consultation to the Air Pollution Control Board for the purpose of implementing new regulations and policy for improving air quality.
  • 18 months as a research chemist at Exonics Technology Center, Uttara, Dhaka, Bangladesh & Wagner College, New York, USA.
Memberships
  • American Chemical Society (2010 - present)
  • Bangaldesh Chemical Society (Life member)

Creation of pedagogic tools to use in teaching aqueous equilibrium chemistry. Mathematical modeling of aqueous equilbiria using 3-D trend surpfaces (topos).  Software that implements the calculations are embedded as Visual Basic macros in Excel spreadsheets so that no new software need be purchased to use them. The software and the accompanying 3-D trend surfaces that they generate provide a comprehensive overview of most feasible interactions that can occur. Additionally, with research mentor, Dr. Garon C. Smith, and I envision a much larger software package that will incorporate all of these into a unified product.

Full Time Faculty
Assistant professor

Ph.D. in Analytical/Environmental Chemistry, University of Montana, USA 

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1920
Email:  mainul.hossain01@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 809

Curriculum Vitae