Research Projects

Research Projects

Externally Funded Research Projects: January 2018 through September 2019
SL Name/PI School Department Title of Project Funding Agency Status
01 Dr. Lamia Iftekhar SEPS Electrical & Computer Engineering Gear for Automation: Using Robotics to Bring Back Jobs for Female Garments Workers in Bangladesh IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Special Interest Group in Humanitarian Technology Ongoing
02 Dr. Sabbir Rahman Shuvo SHLS Biochemistry & Microbiology Removal of Arsenic from farmland soil by genetically modified microorganisms Ministry of Science & Technology, Banglagdesh Ongoing
03 Dr. Md. Hasanuzzaman Shohag SHLS Pharmaceutical Sciences Clinical investigation of serum trace elements, antioxidant vitamins in Bangladeshi patients with ype-2 diabetes R&D project, Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh Ongoing
04 Dr. Mohammad Bulbul Ashraf Siddiqi (Co-Investigator) SHSS Political Science and Sociology The Rohingya Exodus: Issues and Implications for Stability, Security and Peace in South Asia

British Academy 

(Award Reference: IC2\100178)

05 Dr. Mohammad Bulbul Ashraf Siddiqi (Co-Investigator) SHSS Political Science and Sociology Youth’s Identity Politics and Social Changes in Contemporary Bangladesh Japan Society for the Promotion Science (JSPS) Ongoing
06 Dr. Mohammad Hossain Shariare SHLS Pharmaceutical Sciences Nano Drug Delivery System of
Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) for Combating Antibiotic Resistance
Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh Ongoing
07 Dr. Kazi Nadim Hasan SHLS Biochemistry & Microbiology Evaluation of the Detection of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Genotypes and Subtypes by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and Sanger Sequencing: a comparative study

Special Allocation Grant for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

08 Dr. Biswas Karabi Farhana SHLS Environmental Science and Management German-Bangladesh University Cooperation in Textile and Clothing Sector

German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

09 Dr. Mohammad Sujauddin (Co-Investigator) SHLS Environmental Science and Management Property right systems, decision-making structure, and consensus formation about forest resource use in the villages of the Chittagong Hill Tracts JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Grant-in-Aid (B) for Scientific Research, and 21st Centry Bunka-Gakujyutsa Foundation. Ongoing
10 Sadia Shabnam SHLS Pharmaceutical Sciences Evaluation of Spondias pinnata leaves extract effectiveness in behavioral modulation of haloperidol-induced Parkinson's Disease (Mice Model). NST grant 2018-2019 (Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh). Completed
11 Dr. Mohammad Monirujjaman Khan SEPS Electrical and Computer Engineering Development of A Web and Application Based Online Smart Healthcare System ICT Ministry Bangladesh Ongoing
12 Dr. Murad Hossain SHLS Pharmaceutical Sciences Behavioral and pharmacological studies of polyphenolic compounds on carbamate pesticide induced autism spectrum disorder BANBEIS Advanced Research Grant from Education Ministry, Government of the People’s of Republic of Bangladesh. Ongoing
13 Dr. Murad Hossain SHLS Pharmaceutical Sciences Evaluation of protective role of Coenzyme Q10 on liver toxicity induced by carbofuran pesticide in rat model Research & Development of Technology Grant from Ministry of National Science and Technology, Government of the People’s of Republic of Bangladesh. Ongoing
14 Dr. Mahdy Rahman Chowdhury SEPS Electrical and Computer Engineering Optical and Ultrasound Behavior of Biological Matters: Wave Based Sorting of Diseased and Healthy Red Blood Cells The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Ongoing
15 Dr. Gour Gobinda Goswami SBE Economics Developing Responsible Project Management in Bangladesh through Empirical Research (This project deals with Rohingya problem in Bangladesh). Global Challenge Research Fund, UK (Collaboration with Bournmouth University, UK) Ongoing
16 Dr. Sk Tawfique M Haque SHSS South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance Explaining Differences in Citizen Attitudes Toward Climate Finance for Reducing Vulnerability in Bangladesh World Bank, Washington D C Ongoing
17 Dr. Sk Tawfique M Haque SHSS South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance State of Democracy in South Asia Center for Studies of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi, India Ongoing
18 Dr. Gour Gobinda Goswami SBE Economics Private Universities in Bangladesh: A Key Driver for achieving Upper Middle Income Status Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Research Fellowship, Ministry of Planning, Government of Bangladesh Ongoing
19 Dr. Gour Gobinda Goswami SBE Economics Network funding to form South Asian Research Network for Childhood and Youth Studies (SARNCYS). Faculty of Arts and Humanities International Research Partnership Fund, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Ongoing
20 Dr. Gias U. Ahsan SHLS Public Health Survey on A Baseline Public Health Situational Analysis for Implementing A “Healthy City” Project to Combat Non-Communicable Diseases in Selected Municipalities of Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Ongoing
21 Dr. Hasan Mahmud Reza SHLS Pharmaceutical Sciences Study of antioxidants for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disorder in rats. Ministry of Education, Bangladesh Ongoing
22 Dr. Hasan Mahmud Reza SHLS Pharmaceutical Sciences Study of bioequivalence of two losaratan potassium formulations in healthy volunteers by a randomized, cross-over, single blind trial. BMRC, Bangladesh Ongoing
23 Tabinda Islam SHLS Pharmaceutical Sciences Formulation development of Aceclofenac solid dispersions for rapid drug action. Ministry of Sciences & Technology (R&D) Completed
24 Dr. Ahmed Hossain SHLS Public Health Pattern and Magnitude of Drug Abuse among Male and Female Adolescents in Dhaka City: A Mixed Method Study. Bangladesh Medical Research Council Ongoing
25 Dr. Ahmed Hossain SHLS Public Health Effective School Health and Nutrition for Adolescents (ESHNA) program in a rural area of Bangladesh. Edward M Kennedy Center small grant 2018 Ongoing
26 Dr. Ahmed Hossain SHLS Public Health Association between gestational weight and inadequate antenatal care visits among third trimester low-income women: A cross-sectional study in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC) Completed (May 2018)
27 Dr. Ahmed Hossain SHLS Public Health Adequate number of Antenatal Care Visits (ANCs) among low-income women. Measure Evaluation fund Completed (March  2018)
28 Nusrat Hossain SHLS Pharmaceutical Sciences Formulation and In vitro evaluation of capsules containing lyophilised Carica papaya leaves. Ministry of Science and Technology (R&D) Completed
29 Zarin Tasnim Gias SHLS Pharmaceutical Sciences Anti-nociceptive effect of nymphaea nouchali National Science and Technology (NST) Ongoing
30 Dr. Sakib Bin Amin SBE Economics Combining Private and Public Sector Resources for Bangladesh Energy Sector UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Completed
31 Dr. Muhammad Sabbir Rahman (Co-Investigator) SBE Marketing & International Business Effects of Emotional Intelligence and Spiritual Intelligence on Leadership Effectiveness: An Empirical Study on Asian Business Leaders. Kyoto University- Japan Ongoing
32 Dr. Muhammad Sabbir Rahman (Co-Investigator) SBE Marketing & International Business Crafting Entrepreneurship Behaviour to Preserve the Malaysian Handicraft Culture Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS); Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia Ongoing
33 Dr. Muhammad Sabbir Rahman (Co-Investigator) SBE Marketing & International Business Crafting Entrepreneurship Strategy to Preserve the Handicraft Industry

Faculty of Management, Multimedia University (MMU), Cyberjaya, Selangor

34 Dr. Nazmul Ahsan Khan SHLS Environmental Science & Management Awareness building on Anti-Radicalization through Positive Life Orientation

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) & Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF)

35 Muhammad Maqsud Hossain SHLS NSU Genome Research Institute

Identification of Virulence Genes Involved in Streptococcosis in Tilapia and Development of Prevention Measure against the Disease

Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS) - United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

36 Dr. Hafiz Abdur Rahman SEPS Electrical & Computer Engineering Remotely Accessible Cyber-Physical System Testbed and Open Architecture Synchrophasor Systems for Bangladesh’s National Power Grid’s Cyber Security and Reliability Energy and Power Research Council (EPRC) of the Government of Bangladesh  Ongoing
37 Md. Mainul Hossain SHLS Biochemistry & Microbiology Developing Virtual Online Laboratories Using Information Technology (IT) for Delivering Technical Subject Matter, Especially to Students Where There Is a Lack of Designated Science Instructors and Laboratory Facilities Ministry of Science and Technology Completed
38 Dr. Nabeel Mohammed SEPS Electrical & Computer Engineering MasterMoshai: An Artificially Intelligent Educational Tool to Automate the Evaluation of a Student’s Understanding on a Bangla Passage Special Grant of Ministry of ICT, Bangladesh Ongoing
39 Dr. Nabeel Mohammed SEPS Electrical & Computer Engineering AI Enabled Vaccine Carrier for the Unreached Innovation Fund, Ministry of ICT, Bangladesh Ongoing
40 Dr. Nabeel Mohammed SEPS Electrical & Computer Engineering AI Receptionist: An AI enabled Receptionist Innovation Fund, Ministry of ICT, Bangladesh Ongoing
41 Dr. Mohammad Bulbul Ashraf Siddiqi (Co-Investigator) SHSS Political Science & Sociology Rural Institutional Innovation: Can Village Courts in Bangladesh Accelerate Access to Justice and Improve Socio-Economic Outcomes? 3ie Ongoing
42 Dr. Harisur Rahman SHSS Political Science & Sociology


Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Planning Division, Ministry of Planning, Bangladesh Ongoing


NSU Funded Research Projects: 2018-19
SL Name/PI School Department Title of Project Status
01 Dr. Sebastian Groh SBE Management Measuring the Gains from Trade in Market for Decentralized Renewable Energy. Discontinued
02 Dr. Husain S. Akareem SBE Marketing & International Business Value co-creation in base of pyramid (BOP) marketplace: exploring the dyadic relationship between service providers and beneficiaries. Ongoing
03 Dr. Mohammad Tayeenul Hoque SBE Marketing & International Business Corporate Customers’ Reaction to Post- M&A Integration in Banking Sector: Evidence from the Indian Banking Industry. Ongoing
04 Dr. Md. Abdul Haque SBE Management Identification of bottlenecks of the traffic congestion in Dhaka City and development of proper measures for its improvement. Discontinued
05 Dr. Syed Mortuza Asif Ehsan SBE Economics Solar Energy Access in Rural Off-Grid Areas of Bangladesh: Determinants and Impacts. Ongoing
06 Dr. Bashir Hussain SBE Marketing & International Business An Investigation of Parental Perception of Children’s Inappropriate Behavior: The Role of Internet.  Ongoing
07 Dr. Mahmud Akter Shareef SBE Management Ethical Dilemma in Bangladesh Garments Sector: Safety Initiative by Accord/Alliance. Ongoing
08 Dr. Khandker Md Nahin Mamun SBE Marketing & International Business The Role of Individualism and Collectivism on Organizational Rule Breaking Behaviors in Public Space: A Study on Corporate Citizenship in Bangladesh. Ongoing
09 Dr. Sharif Nurul Ahkam SBE Accounting & Finance Fama-French Five- Factor Asset Pricing Model: An Examination of the Validity of the Model in Bangladesh. Ongoing
10 Dr. Mahdy Rahman Chowdhury SEPS Electrical & Computer Engineering Light based Sorting of Biological, Chiral, Plasmonic and Neutral objects in Aqueous Solution. Ongoing
11 Dr. Md. Mamun Molla SEPS Mathematics & Physics Transition to Turbulent Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow Simulation using High- Performance. Ongoing
12 Silvia Ahmed SEPS Electrical & Computer Engineering Development and Implementation of Machine Learning Based Model on Predicting Climate Change Induced Stress on Resources of Coastal Areas of Bangladesh. Ongoing
13 Dr. Mohammad Sahadet Hossain SEPS Mathematics & Physics Numerical Methods for Models Reduction of Index-2 Periodic Descriptor Systems with Application to Circuit Simulation Ongoing
14 Dr. Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Khan SEPS Electrical & Computer Engineering Cost-Effective Deployment of IoT/Al in our Ready-Made Garments (RMG) Industry. Ongoing
15 Dr. Shama E Haque SEPS Civil & Environmental Engineering The Impacts of Partial Relocation of Hazaribagh Leather Processing Industries on the Environment and Human Health: Focus on Children and Vulnerable Population. Ongoing
16 Dr. Minhaz M. Shahriar SEPS Civil & Environmental Engineering A Study ob Subsidence and Erosion Flood Protection Embankment in the Coastal Area of Bangladesh. Ongoing
17 Dr. M. A. Masud SEPS Mathematics & Physics Blood Flow Dynamics during Dengue Hemorrhagic Shock. Ongoing
18 Dr. Abdul Khaleque SHLS Biochemistry & Microbiology Demonstration of Diversity and Relative Abundance of the Pathogenic Microbial Community in Diarrheal Stool Specimen From Clinical Setting using 16s Metagenomics. Ongoing
19 Dr. Md. Ashrafur Rahman SHLS Pharmacy Acetylcholine Esterase Inhibitor Rosmarinus Acid, Improves Cholinergic-Dependent Memory in D-galactose Induced Aging Mice Model: An Effective Treatment Approach for Alzheimer Disease. Ongoing
20 Dr. Asim Kumar Bepari SHLS Pharmacy Screening of Genetic Biomarkers for Diagnosis and Prognosis for Lung Cancer in Bangladeshi Patients. Ongoing
21 Dr. Muktadir Shahid Hossain SHLS Bochemistry & Microbiology Establishing Silkworm Larvae as an Animal Model to Study Pathogenic Bacteria Isolated in Bangladesh. Ongoing
22 Dr. Muhammad Maqsud Hossain SHLS Bochemistry & Microbiology Whole Genome Sequencing and comparative genomics analysis of Acinetobacter spp. Isolated from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Ongoing
23 Dr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman SHLS Pharmacy Role of Inositol foe the Prevention of Ischemic Stroke. Ongoing
24 Zarin Tasnim Gias SHLS Pharmacy Anti-Nociceptive effect of panch phoron in postoperative pain. Ongoing
25 Dr. Mohammad Sujauddin SHLS Environmental Science & Management Historical satellite image classification to assess the trends of ecosystem properties and carbon stock and predict future land cover in the northeastern forests of Bangladesh. Ongoing
26 Dr. Ferdous Khan SHLS Pharmacy Evaluation of plant leaf Extracts for their Ability to Ameliorate Metabolic Syndrome Related Complications by Controlling Gene Expression of Related Proteins. Ongoing
27 Dr. Mohammad Hossain Shariare SHLS Pharmacy Nano Drug delivery of Aphanamixis polystachya leaf extracts and its neuropharmacological activity in mice model Ongoing
28 Dr. G. M. Sayedur Rahman SHLS Pharmacy Modulation of Mitochondrial Energetics may Alter the Deleterious Effect in Heart Received stimulated beta Adrenergic Signal. Ongoing
29 Dr. Hasan Mahmud Reza SHLS Pharmacy Study of multiple antibiotic resistance patterns and genes from clinical isolates for effective treatment/therapy. Ongoing
30 Dr. S. M. Mostafa Kamal Khan SHLS Bochemistry & Microbiology Genetic Characterization of Bangladesh rice germplasms and improved lines for phosphorus deficiency tolerance. Ongoing
31 Dr. Zaied Ahmed Bhuyan SHLS Bochemistry & Microbiology A Potential Cohort Study on Insulin Receptor Substrate-1 (IRS-1) Gene Polymorphisms in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Bangladesh. Ongoing
32 Dr. Sohidul Islam SHLS Bochemistry & Microbiology Molecular mechanism of multidrug resistance in hyper mutable bacteria isolated from ICU patients Ongoing
33 Dr. Md. Hasanuzzaman Shohag SHLS Pharmacy Clinical Investigation of Serum Trace Elements, Immunoglobulins, Antioxidants and Genetic. Ongoing
34 Dr. Md. Ashraful Alam SHLS Pharmacy Effect of Apocynin on Oxidative Stress, Fibrosis, and Myocardial Damage in Isoproterenol Induced Rats. Ongoing
35 Dr. Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader SHLS Public Health Prenatal, Perinatal and Postnatal Determinants of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A Case-Control Study. Ongoing
36 Dr. Mainul Hossain SHLS Bochemistry & Microbiology Developing an Integrative Approach for Monitoring Toxic Cyanobacteria Blooms to Prevent Fish and Wildlife Deaths in the Sunamganj Haor Regions of Bangladesh. Ongoing
37 Dr. Harisur Rahman SHSS Political Science & Sociology Mindless Propaganda or Thoughtful Persuasion? Television Commercials and broadcast regulations in Bangladesh. Ongoing
38 Dr. Md. Mahmudur Rahman Bhuiyan SHSS Political Science & Sociology Predictors and Consequences of Elder Abuse in Bangladesh: In Search of Policy Implications Ongoing
39 Mizanur Rahman SHSS Political Science & Sociology E-service delivery of the Public Sector and Citizen Engagement in Bangladesh. Ongoing


NSU Funded Research Projects: 2016-2017
SL Name/PI School Department Title of Project Status
01 Mr. Md. A Sabur Sajal SHSS Political Science & Sociology “Husbands in Arab Gulf and Wives in Rural Bangladesh: Transnational Labor Migration, Social Remittance and Transformation of Gender Roles in Rural Bangladesh” Completed
02 Dr. Mizan R. Khan SHLS Environmental Science & Management “Is There any Difference between Climate Finance (CF) and Overseas Development Assistance (ODA)? The Case of Bangladesh” Completed
03 Ms. Raisa Bashar SHLS Environmental Science & Management “Economic Valuation of the Water Resource of Pablakhali Protected Area of Rangamati: A Comprehensive Approach” Completed
04 Mr. Ahnaf Ahmed SHLS Environmental Science & Management “Satellite-based Navigation in Civil Aviation: Performance Evaluation in the Context of Bangladesh” Completed
05 Dr. Khondker Ayesha Akter SHLS Pharmacy “Evaluation of cyclooxygenase enzyme mediated function in the development of obesity and relation complications” Completed
06 Dr. Md. Ashraful Alam SHLS Pharmacy “Effect if antioxidant rich functional foods on oxidative stress, inflammation and cardiovascular remodeling and animal model” Completed
07 Dr. Mohammad Hossain Shariare SHLS Pharmacy “Self nano Emulsifying Drag Delivery System of Curcumin using QbD Approach” Completed
08 Dr. Preeti Jain SHLS Pharmacy “Multiple antibiotic resistance and heavy metal tolerance pattern in bacterial population isolated from industrial sediments” Completed
09 Dr. Md. Mainul Hossain SHLS Biochemistry & Microbiology “Development Models of Metal/ Ligand Complexion Chemistry for Use of Chemical Education with a Focus on Environmental and Biochemical Issues” Completed
10 Dr. Chaman Ara Keya SHLS Biochemistry & Microbiology “Characterization of Biochemical Components of Local Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) of Bangladesh and its use against Food Spoilage Microorganism. Completed
11 Dr. Muhammad Maqsud Hossain SHLS Biochemistry & Microbiology “Escherichia coli 0157:H7 prevalence in raw beef in Dhaka, Bangladesh and insight provided by comparative genomics of isolate of differing virulence” Completed
12 Dr. Ahmed Hossain SHLS Public Health “Models of lung cancer risk in relation to smoking: a hospital based case-control study in a male Bangladeshi population” Completed
13 Dr. Ariful Bari Chowdhury SHLS Public Health “Associated factors of Periodontitis in a Make Bangladeshi Population: A Cross-Sectional Study” Completed
14 Dr. Mahmud Akther Shareef SBE Management “Mobile Banking: Consumer’s Selection Criteria at Different Phases” Completed
15 Dr. Md. Abdul Hoque SBE Management “A manufacturer-buyer integrated inventory  model with various distribution of lead time of delivering equal and/or unequal” Completed
16 Dr. Mohammad Khasro Miah SBE Management “Developing Multidimensional Employability Skill Index for Bangladesh: Comparative Study in Local and Multinational Companies” Completed
17 Dr. Muslima Zahan SBE Management “Sustainability can be sold: Empirical analysis on energy-efficient light-bulb” Completed
18 Dr. Tamgid Ahmed Chowdhury SBE Marketing & International Business “Exploring the Marketing Mix of Political Candidates and their Relations to the Determinants of Word of Mouth Promotion Affecting Voting Behavior in Bangladesh – A Multidimensional Approach” Completed
19 Dr. Muhammad Sabbir Rahman SBE Marketing & International Business “Constructing Knowledge Sharing behavior among the Academic Staff in Institutions of Higher Learning: Cross Country Perspective” Completed
20 Ms. Narmin Tartila Banu SBE Marketing & International Business “Antecedents of purchase behavior through F-commerce” Completed
21 Dr. Ahsanuzzaman SBE Economics “Attitudes towards Uncertainty with Communication, Technology adaptation and Insurance Take up: Evidence from a Framed Field Experiment in Bangladesh” Completed
22 Dr. Sakib Bin Amin SBE Economics “The Socio Economic Impact  of Seaside Tourism in Bangladesh” Completed
23 Mr. Md. Adnan Firoze SEPS Electrical & Computer Engineering “Can Artificial Intelligence Perceive beauty?” Completed
24 Dr. Lamia Iftekhar SEPS Electrical & Computer Engineering “Optimal Area Coverage by Multi-Robot Systems using Flocking Algorithms: for Urban Search and Rescue Applications” Completed
25 Dr. Mohammad Sahadet Hossain SEPS Mathematics and Physics “Reduced Order Modeling of Periodic Control System with Application to Circuit Problems” Completed
26 Dr. Mohammad Monir Uddin SEPS Mathematics and Physics “Structure Preserving Model Reduction of Large-Scale Second Order Dynamical Systems using the PDEG Method and Application to Some Real Problems” Completed
27 Dr. Md. Mamun Molla SEPS Mathematics and Physics “Lattice Boltzmann Simulation od Airflow and Passive Scalar in Different Model Geometry using GPU Computing” Completed
28 Md. Rajab Ali SHSS Law “Regulations to Manage Risk in the Bangladesh Securities Market: Legal Analysis” Completed