Dr. Hassan Mahmud

Full Time Faculty
Professor  

Ph.D., in Chemical/Environmental Engineering University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
M.A.Sc (Civil Engg.), University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 2058
Phone(Mobile): 01741391818
Email: hassan.mahmud@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 716

Curriculum Vitae


    1. Islam, M. T., Rahman, M.M., Mahmud, H., "Physico-chemical attributes of water of  Hakaluki Haor, Sylhet, Bangladesh", Jahangirnagar University Journal of Biological Sciences (JUJBS), vol. 3, No. 2, 2014
    2. Rahman, M., Rahman, M. M., Hoque, S., Mahmud, H., " Physico-chemical attributes of water of the river Buriganga, Turag and Balu, Dhaka, Bangladesh " Jahangirnagar University Journal of Biological Sciences (JUJBS), vol. 3, No. 1, 2014
    3. Ahmed, M. F., Mahmud, H., “Public Health Effects of Fragrances and Perfumed Cosmetics”,  in Mabud, M. A. (ed) Population, Environment and Economy, South Asian Institute for Advance Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 152-162, 2014.
    4. Mahmud, H and A. Kumar, “A bench scale study of removal of cyclohexane and  naphtha components from water by membrane air-stripping process”, Desalination, 287, pp. 216-219, 2012.
    5. Mahmud, H., A. Kumar, R. M. Narbaitz and T. Matsuura, “The Air-Phase Mass Transfer Resistance in the Lumen of a Hollow Fiber at Low Air Flow”, Chem. Eng. J., 97, 1, pp. 69-75, 2003.
    6. Mahmud, H., A. Kumar, R. M. Narbaitz and T. Matsuura, “Mass Transport in the Membrane Air-Stripping Process Using Microporous Polypropylene Hollow Fibers: Effects of Toluene in Aqueous Feed”, J. Membrane Science, vol. 209, No. 1, pp. 207-219, 2002. 
    7. Mahmud, H., J. Minnery, Y. Fang, V. A. Pham, R. M. Narbaitz, J. P. Santerre and T. Matsuura, “Evaluation of Membranes Containing Surface Modifying Macromolecules: Determination of the Chloroform Separation from Aqueous Mixtures via Pervaporation”, J. Applied Polymer Science, vol. 79, pp. 183-189, 2001.
    8. Mahmud, H., A. Kumar, R. M. Narbaitz and T. Matsuura, “A Study of Mass Transfer in the Membrane Air-Stripping Process Using Microporous Polypropylene Hollow Fibers”, J. Membrane Science, vol. 179, No.1-2, pp. 29-41, 2000.
    9. Mahmud, H., A. Kumar, R. M. Narbaitz and T. Matsuura, “Membrane Air Stripping: A Process for Removal of Organics from Aqueous Solutions”, Separation Science and Technology, vol. 33, No. 14, pp. 2241-2255, 1998.
Thesis & Reports:
  1. “Feasibility Study for Treatment of Municipal Solid Waste at Tongi Pouroshava”, Internal report prepared for BRAC, BRAC Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2010.
  2. “Internal Report on Drug Separation from GSK Process Solution Using Vapor Permeation”, Internal report prepared for Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering (IESE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, 2005.
  3. “Internal Report on Ferrate Screening Tests”, Internal report prepared for Ferrate Treatment Technology, USA and Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering (IESE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, 2004.
  4. “Performance of the Ferrate Technology on the Treatment of Splitter Box Effluent and TF Effluent at Schering-Plough”, Report prepared for Schering-Plough, Singapore by IESE, NTU, 2004
  5. “Studies on Gas infusion and transfer of gas-infused water - Phase III”, Final report prepared for joint-venture client: InVentures Technologies Incorporated, Fredericton, NB, NRC No. PET-1516-02S, 2002.
  6. Removal of Organics from Water/Wastewater by Membrane Air-Stripping, PhD thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2001
  7. Development of Pervaporation Membrane for Volatile Organic Chemical Removal, M.A.Sc. Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1996
  8. “Bid Evaluation Report on Chittagong Chemical Complex Renovation Project”, BCIC internal report, 1991.
  9. “Bid Evaluation Criteria for Chittagong Chemical Complex Renovation Project”, BCIC internal report, 1991.
  10. “Evaluation Report of the Pre-Qualification Applications for Selection of Contactor for Chittagong Chemical Complex Renovation Project”, BCIC internal report, 1990.
  11. "Some Relevant Information vis-à-vis Demand-Supply, Process, Price-Production Cost Etc. About PVC Resin & Caustic Soda", BCIC internal report, 1990.
  12. “Project Proforma on Improvement Scheme of Chittagong Chemical Complex (CIB Part)”, No. BCIC/PL/CCC-40.01 (PP)/354, 1988.
  13. “Scheme in Project Proforma on Balancing, Modernisation, Replacement & Expansion of Usmania Glass Sheet Factory Ltd”, No. BCIC/PL/UGSF-43.03 (V)/848, 1987.
  14. “Economics of a New Glass Sheet Factory”, BCIC internal report, 1987.
  15. “Revised Scheme in PP on Construction of a 21 Storied Building for the Head Office, BCIC”, No. BCIC/PL/HOBPU/502, 1986.
  16. Determination of Optimal Technological Parameters of a Half-industrial Installation for Production of Pseudokumul (1, 2, 4 - Trimethylbenzene), Thesis, Bourgas Prof. Assen Zlatarov University, Bourgas, Bulgaria, 1980

SUPERVISED THESES

  1. Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW) of Dhaka City for the Production of Biogas, Undergraduate Thesis by Tauseef Hemayet Ahmed, undergraduate student, DESM, NSU, 2016
  2. Occupational Health and Socio-economic Impacts on Waste Pickers of Dhaka City, Undergraduate Thesis by  Afsana Islam, undergraduate student, DESM, NSU, 2015
  3. Sludge Management through co-composting in Bangladesh, Master’s Thesis by Shams-il  Arefin Islam, MESM Student, DESM, NSU,  2015
  4. Study on Impact and Business Opportunities of Trichoderma Formulations (An organic revolution knocking at the door), Undergraduate Thesis by  Md. Tahmidul Afsar , undergraduate student, DESM, NSU, 2014
  5. Treatability Study Of Wastewater from An Agro-based Industry for Biogas Generation Potential, Undergraduate Thesis by  Sirazoom Munira, undergraduate student, DESM, NSU, 2014
  6. Environmental Impact Assessment as a tool to address the Tipaimukh conflict: Deconstructing the issues, Master’s Thesis by Seema Nusrat Amin, MREM Student, DESM, NSU,  2012
Other Significant Success Stories

Patents

Matsuura, T., J. P. Santerre, R. M. Narbaitz, Y. Fang, V. A. Pham, H. Mahmud and F. Baig: "Membrane Composition and Method of Preparation", US Patent # 5,954,966 (1999). Principally based on my work.

Matsuura, T., J. P. Santerre, R. M. Narbaitz, Y. Fang, V. A. Pham, H. Mahmud and F. Baig: "Membrane Composition and Method of Preparation", Canadian Patent # 2,196,478, dated 28.01.2003.

Awards

Ontario Graduate Scholarships for 1999-2000, 1997-98 and 1995-96
University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarships for 1999-2000, 1997-1998 and 1996
Bangladesh Government Merit Scholarship for 1974-80 to study engineering in Bulgaria

Seminar & Conference

CONFERENCE POSTER & PAPERS

  1. Matheickal, J. T., P. Selvakumar, F. Weitz, H. Mahmud, L. Daly, V. K. Sharma and C. T. L. Loke, “Singapore’s R&D Efforts In Developing Innovative Ballast Water Treatment Technology With A Special Emphasis On Fe-VI (Ferrate) As A Potential Secondary Disinfection Chemical”, presented at the Second International Conference On Ballast Water Management Programme, held at Singapore from May 19 - 21, 2004.
  2. Mahmud, H., “Importance of Sanitary Landfilling of Municipal Solid Waste in Bangladesh”, in: M. F. Ahmed, S. A. Tanveer and A. B. M. Badruzzaman, Eds. Bangladesh Environment 2002, Proc. of 2nd International Conference on Bangladesh Environment 2002, Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  3. Mahmud, H., A. Kumar, R. M. Narbaitz and T. Matsuura, “Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds From Water/Wastewater by Membrane Air-Stripping Process”, in: M. F. Ahmed, S. A. Tanveer and A. B. M. Badruzzaman, Eds. Bangladesh Environment 2002, Proc. of 2nd International Conference on Bangladesh Environment 2002, Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  4. Mahmud, H., A. Kumar, R. M. Narbaitz and T. Matsuura, “Removal of Organics From Water/Wastewater by Membrane Air-Stripping Using Microporous Polypropylene Hollow Fibers”, poster presented at Gordon Research Conference held at New London, NH from August 4-9, 2002.
  5. Mahmud, H., A. Kumar, R. M. Narbaitz and T. Matsuura, “A Study of Mass Transfer in the Membrane Air-Stripping Process Using Microporous Polypropylene Hollow Fibers”, presented at the 16th Canadian Association on Water Quality Eastern Regional Conference held at Ottawa on November 17, 2000.
  6. Mahmud, H., Y. Fang, J. Minnery, J. Bai, V. A. Pham, R. M. Narbaitz, J. P. Santerre and T. Matsuura, “Separation of Volatile Organic Chemicals from Water and Air by Membrane Produced from Surface Modifying Macromolecules Blended with Polyethersulfone”, presented at the 8th. North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Conference held at Ottawa from May 18-22, 1996.
  7. Fang, Y., H. Mahmud, J. Minnery, V. A. Pham, R. M. Narbaitz, J. P. Santerre and T. Matsuura, “Modifying Polyethersulfone Membranes with Surface Modifying Macromolecules”, presented at the 8th. North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Conference held at Ottawa from May 18-22, 1996.
  8. Fang, Y., Pham, V. A., Mahmud, H., Santerre, J. P., Narbaitz, R. M. and T. Matsuura, “Application of Surface Modifying Macromolecules for the Preparation of Membranes with High Surface Hydrophobicity to Extract Organic Molecules from Water by Pervaporation”, in: R. Bakish, Ed., Proc. of Seventh Int. Conf. on Pervaporation Processes in the Chem. Ind., Bakish Materials Corp., Englewood, NJ, pp.349-362, 1995.
Collaborations/Accreditation: Working in capacity building in ETP Management in Bangladesh with the cooperation of GIZ & DWA. Environmental Health & Safety Plus (ESH+) Center established at NSU under technical and financial support of Institute of Sustainable Community, Vermont, USA


Ph. D., Chemical Engineering
(Specialization: Environmental Engineering) University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Ph. D., Chemical Engineering (Specialization: Environmental Engineering), 10/2001, Avg. Grade in courses: A. University of Ottawa, ON, Canada

Thesis topic: Removal of Organics from Water/Wastewater by Membrane Air-Stripping.

Master of Applied Sc., Civil Engineering (Specialization: Environmental Engineering), 03/1996,  Avg. Grade in courses: A, University of Ottawa, ON, Canada  

Thesis topic: Development of Pervaporation Membrane for Volatile Organic Chemical Removal.

French Second Language (01/1992 –04/1993)

Centre d’Orientation et de Formation des Immigrants du Parc and Georges-Vanier, Montreal, PQ, Canada

Chemical Engineer (Specialization: Oil and Gas Technology) (corresponding to the M. Sc. (Chem.) of English Universities), 02/1980, Very good (85.5%)

The Higher Institute of Chemical Technology (Renamed as “Bourgas Prof. Assen Zlatarov University), Bourgas, Bulgaria

Thesis topic: Determination of Optimal Technological Parameters of a Half-industrial Installation for Production of

Pseudokumul (1, 2, 4 - Trimethylbenzene).

Certificate of completion of “Preparatory Course in Engineering”, The Institute for Foreign Students, Sofia, Bulgaria, 08/1975, Excellent (97%)

 HSC Exam (1972): Dhaka College, Dhaka, 1st. Division.

 SSC Exam (1970): Rajshahi Collegiate School, Rajshahi, 1st. Division.

Professor (2/2016- to date)
Associate Professor
(5/2008 –1/2016)

Department of Environmental Science and Management (DESM)

North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Served as Chairman, DESM from April, 2013 to Oct 2014
  • Worked as Technical Director, Environmental Health & Safety Plus (ESH+) Center established at NSU under technical and financial support of Institute of Sustainable Community, Vermont, USA. Worked as key person in establishing this Center, which is approved by UGC and waiting for President’s approval.
  • As In-charge, prepared all required course curriculums and coordinated with UGC for approval of the Post-Graduate Diploma Program on Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) Management under North South University and German Development Cooperation (GIZ) joined project called “Strengthening Qualification and Competence of Wastewater Treatment Managers”. Program is approved by UGC and waiting launching.
  • Served as Alternative Sub-Project Manager (ASPM), NSU/DESM/HEQEP project CP-452 to establish Environmental and GIS laboratories at DESM, NSU (Oct 2011 to March 2013).
  • Worked as an expert member of the Jury Panels in selecting the winners of the Social and Environmental Excellence (SEE) Award 2012 and 2014 organized by Bangladesh Brand Forum and supported by GIZ and others.


Part-Time Faculty
(6/2009 to 4/2010)

James P. Grant School of Public Health

BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Taught MPH 541(Environment and Health) course 

Research Fellow (11/2003 – 12/2004)

Advance Membrane Technology Centre, Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The duties performed:

  • Principal Investigator “Development of Membrane Technologies for Treatment of Pharmaceutical Liquid Streams (ETP)”
  • Taught “Water Reclamation Plant Development”, a core technology program course designed for employees (Engineers and technical personnel) of the Public Utilities Board (PUB), Singapore. The course was given to 11 batches from Feb to Dec 2004. This course had contributed in establishing New Water Plant to reclaim wastewater to drinking water by PUB.
  • Project in-charge “Evaluation of Onsite Production and Application of Ferrate (FeVI) for Water/Wastewater Treatment”
  • Co-investigator “Evaluation of Onsite Production and Application of Ferrate (FeVI) for Ballast Water Treatment”
  • Laboratory health and safety officer

Part-Time Faculty (09/2000 - 12/2000)

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

  • Taught “Waste Management”, which covers Hazardous and Solid Waste Management, a 4th year core course in environmental engineering program

Teaching Assistant (01/1996 - 12/1999)

Department of Chemical Engineering and Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa

Research Assistant (05/1994 - 12/1995)

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Chief Advisor (1/2010 – to date)

Seed Bangla Foundation

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Advising on biogas plant development & organic fertilizer production

 

Team Leader (5/2012-8/2014)

Disaster, Environment & Climate Change Programme (DECC), BRAC, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Provided technical support on in setting up a municipal solid waste collection, transportation, separation and treatment (using anaerobic digestion process) plant to produce energy from waste at Gazipur City Corporation.


Technical Expert
(9/2012-1/2013)

German Development Cooperation (GIZ), Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Prepared course curriculum and supporting materials for GIZ supported National Institute of Textile Engineering & Research’s (NITER) training program on “Operation and Maintenance of Effluent Treatment Plants - ETP-Operator”
  • Supervised 1st batch of training program at NITEL.


Sr. Project Officer (1/2005- 5/2008).

GPEC International Ltd, Ottawa, ON, Canada

  •  Provided technical supports in preparation of proposals and execution of projects on:
o Design and operation of water/wastewater treatment plant.
o Treatment/containment of contaminated groundwater.
o Contaminated sites remediation.
o   Solid waste management including design, construction & operation of landfill, composting facilities and            anaerobic digestion.  
o Hazardous waste management.
o Air quality management.
o Environmental impact assessment (EIA).
o Environmental site assessment (ESA).
o Development of clinical waste management plans.
  • ·     Worked as Assistant Project Manager on a CAD 6.6 million Public Works and Government Services Canada project named “Treatment of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soil”, in Argentia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Chemical Engineer (04/1987 - 11/1991)

Planning Division, Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC), Head Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh [The largest industrial corporation of Bangladesh].

  • Conducted environmental impact assessment on mercury pollution created from Chlor-Alkali Plants
  • Designed technical specifications for setting up new as well as for balancing & modernization of existing chemical industries
  • Performed techno-economic feasibility studies on setting up new as well as balancing, modernization, rehabilitation and expansion of existing chemical industries
  • Evaluated offers, prepared contracts and negotiated with consultants and contractors

 

Assistant Chemical Engineer (1/1984 - 03/1987)

Planning Division, BCIC Head Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Prepared project scheme that guided successful implementation of 21storied modern BCIC Head Office Building within estimated cost and on schedule.
  • Worked as head office desk officer for Usmania Glass Sheet Factory and Chittagong Chemical Complex.

 

Assistant Chemical Engineer  (11/1981 - 12/1983)

Polash Urea Fertilizer Factory, a project of BCIC, Bangladesh.

  • Prepared implementation schedules (using critical path method) and budgets, monitored them and co-ordinated the activities of the different departments to help smooth progress and completion of the project within estimated cost
  • Supervised the erection and installation of a portion of the process piping and the testing and commissioning of various unit operations as well as trained the process operators

1. Solid and hazardous waste management including healthcare waste management.
2. Project management.
3. Water/wastewater treatment
4. Toxicology and xenobiotics
5. Environmental Health
6. pollution control

  • Life Fellow, The Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh
  • Member, The Chemical Institute of Canada
  • Member, Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering
  • Life Member, The Bangladesh Chemical Society

Served as:

  • Executive Committee Member, BCIC Officers’ Welfare Association for 1991.
  • Honorary Assistant (Finance), The Institution of Engineers’, Bangladesh for 1988 & 1989.

Responsibility included upholding financial discipline.

  • General Secretary, BCIC Engineers’ Association from 1984 to 1991.
  • Solid and hazardous waste management
  • Waste to resources/energy
  • Water/wastewater treatment
  • Environmental health
  • Development and utilization of polymeric membrane for environmental applications

Full Time Faculty
Professor  

Ph.D., in Chemical/Environmental Engineering University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
M.A.Sc (Civil Engg.), University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 2058
Phone(Mobile): 01741391818
Email: hassan.mahmud@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 716

Curriculum Vitae