Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Dr. Mohammad Moshiur Rahman

Full Time Faculty
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

M.Sc., Queens College, City University of New York, USA

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 2063
Email: mohammad.rahman@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 714

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Mohammad Moshiur Rahman is an Assistant Professor in Department of Environmental Science and Management (ESM) at North South University. Dr. Rahman has been teaching at North South University since September 2010. 

Dr. Rahman completed his Ph.D. in Hydrogeochemistry from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. His Ph.D. thesis title is Field Experiments and Reactive Transport Modeling of Subsurface Arsenic Removal in Bangladesh.


Dr. Rahman completed his Master of Science in Applied Environmental Geo-sciences from Department of Earth and Environmetal Science at Queens College, City University of New York, New York, USA. His masters thesis was on Arsenic loading on soil due to large scale groundwater irrigation and  its impact on rice productivity in Bangladesh.

Dr. Rahman received another Master of Science degree in Geology from Department of Geology at Dhaka University. His masters thesis was on Hydrogeological and Hydrochemical Evaluation of Burichang and Sadar Upazila, Comilla District, Bangladesh.

Dr. Rahman recieved his Bachelor of Science in Geology from Department of Geology at Dhaka University. 

He has over 12 years of relevant work experience as an environmental researcher in the Netherlands, USA and Bangladesh. Most of this experience has been very interdisciplinary and has been focused on groundwater arsenic geochemistry and groundwater arsenic mitigation.


1. Z. Aziz, B.C. Bostick, Y. Zheng, M.R. Huq, M.M. Rahman, K.M. Ahmed, A. van Geen, Evidence of decoupling between arsenic and phosphate in shallow groundwater of Bangladesh and potential implications, Appl. Geochem. (2016),
ISSN 0883-2927.

2. Jung, H.B., Zheng, Y., Rahman, M.W., Rahman, M.M., Ahmed, K.M., 2015. Redox zonation and oscillation in the hyporheic zone of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta: Implications for the fate of groundwater arsenic during discharge. Appl. Geochem. 63, 647–660. doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2015.09.001

3. M.M. Rahman, M. Bakker, C.H.L. Patty, Z. Hassan, W.F.M. Röling, K.M. Ahmed, B.M. van Breukelen, Reactive transport modeling of subsurface arsenic removal systems in rural Bangladesh., Science of the Total Environment 537
(2015) 277–293.

4. N. Mladenov, Y. Zheng, B. Simone, T.M. Bilinski, D.M. McKnight, D.R. Nemergut, K.A. Radloff, M. M. Rahman, and K.M.U. Ahmed, Dissolved Organic Matter Quality in a Shallow Aquifer of Bangladesh: Implications for Arsenic Mobility., Environmental Science & Technology (2015), DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01962.

5. Radloff, K.A., Zheng, Y., Stute, M., Weinman, B., Bostick, B., Mihajlov, I., Bounds, M., Rahman, M.M., Huq, M.R., Ahmed, K.M., Schlosser, P., van Geen, A., n.d. Reversible adsorption and flushing of arsenic in a shallow, Holocene aquifer of Bangladesh. Appl. Geochem. doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2015.11.003

6. M.M. Rahman, M. Bakker, S.C.B. Freitas, D. van Halem, B.M. van Breukelen, K.M. Ahmed, A.B.M. Badruzzaman, 2014. Exploratory experiments to determine the effect of alternative operations on the efficiency of subsurface arsenic removal in rural Bangladesh. Hydrogeol. J. 23, 19–34. doi:10.1007/s10040-014-1179-0

7. Freitas, S.C.B., Van Halem, D., Rahman, M.M., Verberk, J.Q.J.C., Badruzzaman, A.B.M., Van Der Meer, W.G.J., 2014. Hand-pump subsurface arsenic removal: The effect of groundwater conditions and intermittent operation.
Water Science and Technology: Water Supply 14.

8. Legg, T.M., Zheng, V., Simone, B., Radloff, K.A., Mladenov, N., Gonzalez, A., Knights, D., Siu, H.C., Rahman, M.M., Ahmed, K.M., McKnight, D.M., Nemergut, D.R. Carbon, metals, and grain size correlate with bacterial community structure in sediments of a high arsenic aquifer (2012) Frontiers in Microbiology.

9. Natalie mladenov, Yan zheng, Matthew p. Miller, Diana R. Nemergut, Teresa legg, Bailey Simone,Clarrisa Hageman, M. Moshiur Rahman, K. Matin Ahmed, Diane M. Macknight “Dissolved Organic Matter Sources and Consequences for Iron and Arsenic Mobilization in Bangladesh Aquifers” Environmental Science and Technology, 2009

10. Jessica Leber, M. Moshiur Rahman, M. Tareq Chowdury, Kazi M. Ahmed, Brian Mailloux, Alexander van Geen “Contrasting Influence of Geology on E. coli and Arsenic in Aquifers of Bangladesh, Vol. 49, No. 1–GROUND WATER–
January-February 2011 (pages 111–123).

11. Radloff, K.A., Manning, A.R., Mailloux, B., Zheng, Y., Moshiur Rahman, M., Rezaul Huq, M., Ahmed, K.M., Geen, A.v. Considerations for conducting incubations to study the mechanisms of As release in reducing groundwater aquifers (2008) Applied Geochemistry, 23 (11), pp. 3224- 3235.

12. van Geen, A., Z. Cheng, Q. Jia, A. A. Seddique, M. W. Rahman, M. M. Rahman, and K. M. Ahmed, Monitoring 51 deep community wells in Araihazar, Bangladesh , for up to 5 years: Implications for arsenic mitigation, Journal of
Environmental Science and Health , 42, 1729- 1740, 2007.
Travel Grant for Attending WaTER conference 2017 in Oklahoma, USA from the University of Oklahoma, USA

Travel Grant for Attending American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2015 from Delft University of Technology, the netherlands

Travel Grant for Attending Geogen conference 2013 in Ethiopia from Delft University of Technology, the netherlands

Ph.D. in Hydrogeochemistry (2017)
Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

Master of Science in Applied Environmental Geosciences (2010)
Queens College, City University of New York, USA     

Master of Science in Geology (2003)
University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bachelor of Science in Geology (2002)
University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

-Assistant Professor (May 2017 to Present):  at the department of environmental science and management, North-South university, Dhaka Bangladesh.

Responsibilities: teaching environmental science ENV 107, geology and geomorphology ENV 311, geographical information system (GIS) ENV 316.

- Ph.D. researcher (February 2011 to 2017): Project title: Safe drinking water in Bangladesh: an integrated framework assessing acceptability, social technological feasibility, and sustainability of hand-pump subsurface arsenic removal in diverse settings of rural Bangladesh, the environmental research project by the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Supervisor: Mark Bakker, PhD, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

Responsibilities: Development of a reactive transport model of the fate and transport of arsenic during subsurface arsenic removal.

-Lecturer (September 2010 to Present):  at the department of environmental science and management, North-South university, Dhaka Bangladesh.

Responsibilities: teaching environmental science ENV 107, geology and geomorphology ENV 311, geographical information system (GIS) ENV 316. 

-Research Assistant (August 2008 to June 2010): Project title: Humic Substances and Iron Redox Reactions in Bangladesh aquifers The Environmental Research Project conducted by the ‘Queens College, CUNY, New York and INSTAAR, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado. Supervisor: Yan Zheng, Ph.D. Queens College, CUNY, New York, USA

Responsibilities: Collecting groundwater sample and analyze those to determine anions, cations and fluorescence data.

-Adjunct Lecturer (August, 2008 to June, 2010): School of earth and Environmental Sciences, Queens College, CUNY, New York, USA.

Responsibilities: teaching environmental science 111 lab sections.

-Research Associate (2005 to 2007): Project Title: “Health Hazard and Arsenic Mobilization in Bangladesh Groundwater”. The Environmental Research Project conducted by the ‘Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (L-DEO) of Columbia University, New York, USA. Employer: Kazi Matin Ahmed, Ph.D. (kazimatin@yahoo.com), professor, Department of Geology, University of Dhaka,   Dhaka– 1000, Bangladesh

Responsibilities:

• Hydrogeological investigation: Water sampling for geochemical and Isotope analysis of groundwater, groundwater and surface level fluctuation monitoring, relative head measurements and understand the distribution and mobilization of arsenic in the aquifers of the Araihazar Upazila area of Bangladesh.

• Geophysical Investigation for Hydrogeological evaluation: Electro-Magnetic (EM31&) surveying, Resistivity profiling & 2D subsurface imaging, and geophysical logging for Natural Gamma & EM conductivity.

-Research Associate (2006 to 2006): Project Title: “Transfert et transformation de la spéciation de l'arsenic dans la rhizosphère du riz résultant de l'irrigation par des eaux contaminées au Bangladesh.”  Employer: Jean-Marie Garnier, Ph.D.  [garnier@cerege.fr], Equipe: Physico-chimie aux interfaces, C.E.R.E.G.E. UMR 6536-CNRS, Europôle Méditerranéen de l'Arbois, BP 80, 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex, France.

Responsibilities:

• Hydrogeological investigation: Water sampling for geochemical analysis of groundwater, Core sampling, Core sample analysis, Sediment extraction analysis.

• Project Monitoring and Project Management: Coordinating fieldworks and laboratory analysis. Negotiation with local people; Input into strategic planning.

ENV 107: Introduction to Environmental Science

ENV 311: Geology and Geomorphology

ENV 316: Geographial Information System
Member Americal Geophysical Union (AGU)

Member Geological Scociety of America (GSA)

Member Geological Scociety of Bangladesh
- Groundwater arsenic geochemistry
- Fate and transport of groundwater contaminants
- Reactive transport modeling of heavy metals in groundwater
- Geographic information system and environmental modeling
- Water and soil quality analysis