Dr. Nazmul Ahsan Khan

Dr. Nazmul Ahsan Khan

Full Time Faculty
Professor & Proctor

Ph.D., in Resource & Energy Science Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
M. Sc., in Biological & Environmental Science Kobe University, Japan

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1905
Email: nazmul.khan@northsouth.edu

 

Professor & Proctor
Department of Environmental Science & Management

North South University

Office        : SAC 713, Plot 15, Block B, Bashundhara, Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh.
Phone        : 880-2-8852000-1905 (Extn.)
E-mail        : nazmul.khan@northsouth.edu
Nationality : Bangladeshi


Publications (From last to First)

In the Year 2014

  1. Nazmul A. Khan, Nepal C. Dey (2015): “Environmental Assessment of Drought in the Northwest Region of Bangladesh.” Bangladesh: Population Environment and Economy, Book Chapter. P 142-151.

In the Year 2013

  1. Nepal C. Dey, Nazmul A. Khan, Md. Samsuzzoha, Seiji Hayakawa (2013): “Retrieving LAI of Different Forest Species from Landsat TM/ETM+ Imaginary.” Dhaka University Journal of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Vol. 2, P 9-14.
  2. Nazmul Ahsan Khan and Kazi Saifuddin (2013): “Effective Campaign and Immediate Law Enforcement is Essential to Stop Formalin Uses in Fishes in Bangladesh.” Journal of Diabetes & Endocrine Disease.
  3. Nazmul Ahsan Khan and Kazi Saifuddin (2013): “Knowledge and Attitude towards Consanguineous Marriage and Related Health Outcome.” Jn U J of Psychology. Vol. 3(1), P 27-32.

In the Year 2012

  1. Begum Nurun Nahar, G. U. Ahsan, Nazmul A. Khan (2012): Prevalence of low back pain and associated risk factors among professional car drivers in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. South East Asia Journal of Public Health. Vol. 2(1):60-63.
  1. Mohammad Hayatun Nabi, Mohammad Raihanul Kabir, Gias Uddin Ahsan, Zia Mamoon & Nazmul Ahsan Khan (2012): “Epideiological Pattern of Ischemic Heart Disease among the Patients attending level hospital in Dhaka City.” J. U. A. Med. Col. Vol. 2(1). P 28-32.
  2. Mohammad Ali, G U Ahsan, Nazmul Ahsan Khan (2012): “Role of Spinal Mobilizing Exercises in Low Back Pain (LBP) of Sedentary Office Worker Attending in Physiotherapy Department of UAMCH, Dhaka.” J. U. A. Med. Col. Vol. 2(1). P 33-37.
  3. Raisul Alam, Ariful Bari Chowdhury, Nazrul Islam, GU Ahsan, Nazmul Ahsan Khan (2011): “Oral Health Edification and Changing Behavior to Eradicate the Dental Carries in Bangladesh.”J. U. A. Med. Col. Vol. 1(2). P 56-60.

In the Year 2011

  1. Kazi Saifuddin, Nazmul A. Khan, and Saiful Islam (2011). Temporal Perception in Relation to the Slop of Acoustic Signals, AJSE, Vol. 10(1). P 25-30.
  2. Nazmul Ahsan Khan, Nazrul Islam, Ariful Bari Chowdhury, Nadia Sultana Deen and G U Ahsan (2011): “Unmet need for Mass Campaign in reducing the risk of Cervical Cancer among Bangladeshi married women.” Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, Vol 17 (1),.P 104-107.
  3. Kazi Saifuddin, Fatema Tu Zohra and Nazmul A. Khan (2011): “Development Strategy Based on the Psychophysical Process for Climate Change in Bangladesh.” Lok Proshason Samoeeky, Vol. 51. 21-29.
  4. Gias Uddin Ahsan, Nashid Kamal, Nazmul Ahsan Khan, Ariful Bari Chowdhury, Maleeha azeem, Shaikh Abdus Salam, and Hamid Salim (2011): “Female Friendly Tuberculosis Care in Rural Bangladesh: A New Innovation for Minimizing Gender Disparity.” Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science. Vol 17(1). P 37-42.
  1. Nazmul Ahsan Khan, Gias Uddin Ahsan, Ariful Bari Chowdhury, Mohammad Hayatun Nabi and Kazi Saifuddin (2011): “An Outbreak of Deadly Anthrax in Bangladesh”. Abstract, JITMM, October, 2011.

In the Year 2010

  1. GU Ahsan, Nazmul A Khan, Shak A Salam, Md Ashikur Rahman, Nazrul Islam: Awareness on breast cancer among the women of reproductive age in Bangladesh.(2010), Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting, Bangkok, Thailand. Page 235.
  2. GU Ahsan, Nazmul A Khan, Shak A Salam, Md Ashikur Rahman, Nazrul Islam, Mobashera Jahan (2010): Preventive awareness on HIV/AIDS among rickshaw pullers of Narayanganj district of Bangladesh. Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting, Bangkok, Thailand. Page 256.
  3. Nazrul Islam, Nazmul Ahsan Khan, Gias Uddin Ahsan and Kazi Saifuddin (2010): “Gender Disparities in Mental Health Status among the School-going Adolescents of Dhaka, Bangladesh.” Bangladesh Journal of Medical Sciences. Vol. 16(2). P 151-158.
  4. Kazi Saifuddin, I M Saiful and Nazmul A. Khan (2010): “A New Method for the Psycho-Physical Evaluation of Environmental-Noise Pollution. Int. J. BioRes. Vol. 9 (1), p 34-37.
  5. Labib Imran, Nazmul A. Khan, GU Ahsan, Manirul Islam and SAM Khairul Bashar (2010): “Provision of intensive care unit in the hospital can facilitate optimum critical care delivery practices in Bangladesh.” Bangladesh Journal of Medical Sciences. Vol. 16(1), p 49-54.
  6. G U Ahsan, Nazmul A. Khan, Md. Ashikur Rahman, Salam A. Shak, Nazrul Islam and Mobashera Jahan (2010): “Preventive awareness on HIV/AIDS among the rikshaw puller of Narayangonj District of Bangladesh.” JITMM (Abstract).
  7. G U Ahsan, Nazmul A. Khan, Salam A. Shak, Md. Ashikur Rahman and Nazrul Islam (2010): “Awareness on breast cancer among the women of reproductive age in Bangladesh.” JITMM (Abstract).
  8. G U Ahsan, Nazmul A. Khan, Sufia Sultana, Maleeha Azeem, Shaikh A. Salam and Mobashera Jahan (2010): “Barrier towards Access to Health Care for Patients living with HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh.” ICKG. P 413.
  9. G U Ahsan, Nazmul A. Khan, Maleeha Azeem, Shaikh A. Salam and Mobashera Jahan (2010): “HIV/AIDS awareness and risk behavior among the tribal tea garden workers of Shreemongal district of Bangladesh.” ICKG. P 414-415.
  10. Maleeha Azeem, G U Ahsan, Nazmul A. Khan, Shaikh A. Salam and Mobashera Jahan (2010): “Preventive awareness on HIV/AIDS among the students of North South University of Bangladesh.” ICKG. P 414.

In Year 2009

  1. Muhammad Maqsud Hossain, Fariza Shams, SAM Khairul Bashar, Abdul Khaleque, Nazmul Ahsan Khan, Choudhury Rafiqul Ahsan, and Donald James Gomes (2009) : “Clinical aspects of Helicobacter pylori infection.” Bangladesh Journal of Medical Sciences, 2009, 14 (2), 155-168.
  2. G U Ahsan, Nazmul Ahsan Khan, ASM Alamgir, Shaikh Abdus Salam, Maleeha Azeem and SAM Khairul Bashar (2009): “Magnitude of Public Health Problem of Pandemic Influenza 2009 in Bangladesh.” JITMM 2009.

In Year 2008

  1. Nazmul A. Khan and Kazi Saifuddin (2008): “A Study on hospital waste management in Dhaka city.” International Conference on “Integrated Development for Water Supply and Sanitation.” Bali, Indonesia.

Books:

  1. Experimental Psychology & Research Methodology. Abir Publication, Dhaka, Bangladesh. June, 2008
  2. Nazmul A. Khan, Kazi Saifuddin, Zahir Uddin Arif and SAM Khairul Bashar (2007): Psychophysical Health in relation with Environmental-Noise Perception. Asian Journal of Environmental Science. Vol. 6. pp 76-86.
In Year 2007
29.   Nazmul A. KHAN, Fujitake N., Noda Y., Suzuki T., and Otsuka H., 2006. “Comparison of humic acid fractions derived from thermally created plant residues and natural soils: spectroscopic and elemental analyses.” Soil Sci., Plant Nutr., 52. 350-361

30.   Nazmul A. Khan, Fujitake N., Suzuki T., and Otsuka H., 2006. “Properties of Humic Acid Like Substances (HALS) created from sugar and amino acid with volcanic ash by thermal incubation.” Gra. Sch. Sci. & Tech., Kobe Univ. 24-A, pp.11-22.

31.    Nobuhide FUJITAKE, Nazmul A. KHAN, Yukiko YANAGI, Daichi ASAKAWA, Takeshi SUZUKI, Hiroki KODAMA, Seiya NAGAO and Masayuki. TANI, 2004. “Characterization of humic substances in various soils and waters by 13C NMR spectroscopy”. Humic Substances and Soil and Water Environment. pp. 386-389

 Paper presentation as an invited guest (International Conference)
  1. Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting (JITMM 2009): “Magnitude of Public Health Problem of Pandemic Influenza 2009 in Bangladesh.” Bangkok, Thailand. December, 2009.
  2. 3rd International Conference on “Future Trends in Genetics and Biotechnology for Safe Environment", Ismailia, Egypt (July, 2008).
  3. 68th International Conference of Soil Science Society of America, Seattle, USA (2004).
  4. 12th International Humic Substances Society Conference, Sao Pedro, Brazil (2004).
  5. Annual meeting of Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (2002)
 

 

  1. April 2006- March 2008, Post Doctoral Research Project: The status of organically bound insoluble form of heavy metals like Arsenic (As) and Cadmium (Cd) in Black soil, and to find out the mechanism of bio-remediation, especially phyto-remediation how plant root can solubilize the organically bound insoluble form of arsenic and cadmium in Black soils. [Kobe University, Japan, National Institute of Agro Environmental Science (NIAES) funded project]
  2. 2002-2006, Japan Govt. Scholarship for the Doctoral student, Japan
  3. 2000-2002, Rotary Scholarship for Masters and Doctoral course, from International Rotary Foundation.
  4. 1999-2000, Research Assistantship, Japan Govt. Assistantship, Soil & Environment Lab., Kobe University, Japan
  5. National Talent Scholarship from Secondary and Higher Education Board for Secondary School Certificate and Higher Secondary School Certificate examinations.

Ph. D.: in Resource & Energy Science, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, Graduate School of Science & Technology, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan, in March 2006.  

M. Sc. (Biological & Environmental Science): Department of Biological and Environmental Science, Graduate School of Science & Technology, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan, in March 2002

B. Sc. Agric. (Honors): Bangladesh Agriculture University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh, in 1987

Highlights of Qualifications & key Skills

Extensive experiences for 22 years of teaching and research in the university as class room teaching, evaluating student progress, supervision of MS in Environmental Science and MPH student’s thesis, mentoring under and postgraduate students, coordinating departmental research program, reviewing and updating curriculum and managing laboratory personnel;

  • Excellent skills in Project proposal writing and report writing.
  • Experience with best management practices, project planning and implementation Having excellent skills in Laboratory research, quantitative & qualitative research as well.
  • Strong technical skills in artificial crossing, DNA extraction, PCR-RAPD assay, Electrophoresis and UPGMA (Unweighted Pair-Group Method using Arithmetic average): for cluster analysis, Isozymes, Starch Gel Electrophoresis, Biotechnological approaches such as tissue culture, somaclonal variation, agrobeterium mediated gene transfer
  • Extensive technical skill on Isolation characterization and identification of protein from food using HPLC, NMR, Electrophoresis, GC and MS and enzyme technology for food.
  • Extensive experience in conducting research investigation, monitoring, laboratory analysis methods, data analysis and related report writing and presenting in different departmental forums
  • Data analysis skills: Excellent performance in data analysis through SPSS program over the last three years. Apart from using SPSS, I am also capable to analyze the data through using MS-Excel, MSTAT-C. In addition, for data entry format I use MS­ Access. I have analyzed data for more than 60 Masters' theses of North South University with great confidence. Moreover, I worked as a `Computer analyst' for the project entitled "Present Status and Future Potentials"-funded by FAO and "Livelihood Status of Rickshaw Puller in Dhaka City"- funded by Ministry of Planning, GOB.
  • Good knowledge in field level research and management practices;
  • Keen and strategic analytical mind demonstrated in the application and interpretation of legislation, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Proficient in DOS & MS Windows, MS Office Suite, SPSS, STATA, Photoshop, Internet and so on;
  • Enthusiastic, confident, flexible and responsible who works well under pressure and
  • Able to do work well independently or as part of a team with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


Jobs in Abroad

Research Associate:

April, 2002-March 2005: Matsumura Oil Co., Ltd. Kobe, Japan (a reputed Oil producing Company)



 

Teaching Courses in Undergraduate & Masters Degree:


Undergraduate
Introduction to Environmental Science
Introduction to Statistics
Environment and Health
Biostatistics
Sustainable Agriculture
Toxicology and Xenobiotics
Research Methodology
Climate Change
Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management
Environmental Management
Environmental Issues in Bangladesh
Environmental Pollution Control
Waste Management
Environmental Conservation & Waste Management

Masters

Fundamentals of Environmental Science and Management
Quantitative Tools for Env. Science
Research Methodology
Health & Environment
Climate Change and Disaster Management
Data Management & Analysis
Occupational Health
Health Management Information System
Disaster Management
Computer Application in Bio-medical Science


Professional Activities

Learned Societies (International):

International Environmental Scientists Society (Member)
Environmental Science Society of America (Member)
International Humic Substances Society (Member)
Soil Science Society of America (Member)
American Society of Agronomy (Member)
Japanese University Alumni Association Bangladesh (Life Member)

Learned Societies (Domestic):

Bangladesh Rover Scout Leader, Bangladesh (Life Member)

Research Interest
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  1. Eco-Health
  2. Public health related research like Non Communicable diseases.
  3. Environmental Pollution & Toxicity especially environmental impacts on health
  4. Climate change and health impact
  5. Health impact of Waste
  6. Bio-waste and municipal waste management and utilization.
  7. Bioremediation of heavy metals 
  8. Carbon fixation (sequestration) in the soil for long term period


Research Projects

  1. Health Impact of the Waste Disposal Workers.
  2. Identification of the Sources of Lead in blood among the School-children in Bangladesh.
  3. Toxicity and the health impact among the workers working in the shrimp cultivation projects situated in the south west areas of Bangladesh.
  4. Antibiotics uses in the poultry industries & its residual effect in the poultry meat and in the eggs.

Post Doctoral Research Project:

1. The status of organically bound insoluble form of heavy metals like Arsenic (As) and Cadmium (Cd) in Black soil, and to find out the mechanism of bio-remediation, especially phyto-remediation how plant root can solubilize the organically bound insoluble form of arsenic and cadmium in Black soils. [Kobe University, Japan, April, 2006-September 2007, National Institute of Agro Environmental Science (NIAES) funded project]

2. Land degradation in Japan and soil management practices regarding carbon sequestration. [Kobe University, Japan, July, 1999-March 2002, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) funded project]

3. Bioavailability and Risk from Arsenic Contamination in Bangladesh.


Research & Dissertation Supervision:

Supervised More than 180 Master's degree thesis in the Department of Public Health and in the Department of Environmental Science & Management, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

Full Time Faculty
Professor & Proctor

Ph.D., in Resource & Energy Science Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
M. Sc., in Biological & Environmental Science Kobe University, Japan

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1905
Email: nazmul.khan@northsouth.edu