Profile of Dr. Md. Ashraful Islam Molla

... Name Dr. Md. Ashraful Islam Molla
Designation Associate Professor
Last Degree PhD
   

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering (October 2014March 2018), Mie University, Japan

Research topic: Development of Advanced Technology for Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Pollutants in Wastewater

Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Applied Chemistry & Chemical Technology

First class 2nd, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2002

Research topic: Electrochemical Behavior of Pd 50at.% Ni Electrode and Its Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in Applied Chemistry & Chemical Technology 

First class 1st, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2001

Higher   Secondary   School   Certificate (HSC), Science Group

First Division, Rajshahi Board, Bangladesh, 1997

Secondary School Certificate (SSC), Science Group  

First Division, Rajshahi Board, Bangladesh, 1995

June 2018till date: Associate Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

December 2010June 2018: Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

April 2008December 2010: Lecturer, Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

October 2006April 2008: Lecturer in Chemistry, Department of Arts and Sciences, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

PUBLICATIONS

  1. M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, I. Tateishi, H. Katsumata, S. Kaneco, Solar Photocatalytic Decomposition of Probenazole in Water with TiO2 in the Presence of H2O2, Journal of Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1080/15567036.2018.1502840.
  2. M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, I. Tateishi, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Photocatalytic Degradation of Fenitrothion in Water With TiO2 under Solar Irradiation, Water Conservation & Management 2 (2), 01–05, 2018.
  3. M.A.I. Molla, S. Ahsan, I. Tateishi, M. Furukawa, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Degradation, Kinetics, and Mineralization in the Solar Photocatalytic Treatment of Aqueous Amitrole Solution with Titanium Dioxide, Environmental Engineering Science 35 (5), 401–407, 2018.
  4. M.A.I. Molla, I. Tateishi, M. Furukawa, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Photocatalytic Removal of Famotidine with TiO2 from Water in the Presence of Dye under Visible Light Irradiation, Desalination and Water Treatment 87, 338–347, 2017.
  5. M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, I. Tateishi, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Photocatalytic Decolorization of Dye with Self–Dye–Sensitization under Fluorescent Light Irradiation, ChemEngineering 1 (2), 8, 2017; doi: 10.3390/chemengineering1020008.
  6. M.A.I. Molla, I. Tateishi, M. Furukawa, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Evaluation of Reaction Mechanism for Photocatalytic Degradation of Dye with Self–Sensitized TiO2 under Visible Light Irradiation, Open Journal of Inorganic Non–metallic Materials 7 (1), 1–7, 2017.
  7. M.R. Hasan, S. Sultana, M.M. Karim, M.A.I. Molla, Developing Natural Rubber Latex Characteristics Using Radiation Technology, Dhaka University Journal of Applied Sciences and Engineering 2 (2), 125–128, 2014.
  8. M.Y. Hossan, M.A.I. Molla, M.S. Islam, A.A. Rana, M.A. Gafur, M.M. Karim, Fabrication and Characterization of Polyvinyl Alcohol–Hydroxyapatite Biomimetic Scaffold by Freeze Thawing in Situ Synthesized Hybrid Suspension for Bone Tissue Engineering, International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering 2 (12), 696–701, 2012.
  9. M.F. Hossain, M.A.I. Molla, S.M. Masum, A.A. Rana, A.F.M.S. Amin, R.S. Chowdhury, S. Sultana, M.M. Karim, Chemical and Sedimentological Characterization of Moulvibazar Silica Deposit of Bangladesh as Standard Sand, International Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences IJBASIJENS 12 (6), 170–176, 2012.
  10. M.R. Hasan, M.A.I. Molla, M. Sarker, S.M. Masum, A.A. Rana, S. Sultana, M.E. Haque, M.M. Karim, Determination of Protein Content in Gamma (γ)–ray Irradiated and Non–irradiated Natural Rubber Latex Film, International Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences IJBASIJENS 11 (4), 34–37, 2011.
  11. M.S. Islam, M.A.I. Molla, M. Sarker, M.M. Karim, S.M. Masum, J.H. Yeum, Fabrication of Pllulan/Silver Nanoparticle Composite Nanospheres Using Electrospray Technique for Antibacterial Applications, International Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences IJBASIJENS 11 (1), 59–69, 2011.
  12. M.M. Islam, S.M. Masum, M.M. Rahman, M.A.I. Molla, A.A. Shaikh, S.K. Roy, Preparation of Chitosan from Shrimp Shell and Investigation of its Properties, International Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences IJBASIJENS 11 (1), 116–130, 2011.
  13. A.I. Chowdhury, M.A.I. Molla, M. Sarkar, A.A. Rana, S.K. Ray, H.P. Nur, M,M. Karim, Preparation of Edible Grade Dye and Pigments from Natural Sources Bixa Orellenae Linn, International Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences IJBASIJENS 10 (4), 7–15, 2010.
  14. M.A.I. Molla, M. Sarker, R. Islam, A.K.M.F. Kibria, Oxidation–Reduction Behavior, Electrolysis Characteristics and Efficiency of Pd–50at.%Ni Electrode in Alkaline Electrolyte, Journal of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences 33 (1), 1–13, 2009.
  15. M.M. Karim, S.H. Lee, R.S. Chowdhury, M.A.I. Molla, A.K. Das, Chemiluminescence Determination of Travafloxacin, The AUST Journal of Science and Technology 1, 137–142, 2009.
  16. M.A.I. Molla, M. Sarker, A.K.M.F. Kibria, Investigations on the Redox Characteristics and Hydrogen Evolution Efficiencies of Pd and Mo Deposited Pd Electrodes in Alkaline Electrolyte, Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 43 (1), 103–116, 2008.
  17. M. Sarker, M.A.I. Molla, R. Islam, S. Ahmed, A.K.M.F. Kibria, Investigations on the Redox Behavior and the Electrolysis Characteristics of Pd–20at.%Ni Electrode in 30wt.%KOH Electrolyte, Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 43 (1), 13–28, 2008.

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  1. M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Degradation of Famotidine in Water with Ag–ZnO under UV Light Irradiation, Seventh International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment, Mie, Japan, November 21–23, 2017.
  2. M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Degradation of Famotidine with Ag–doped ZnO in Water under UV Irradiation, 48th Annual Meeting of Chemistry–Related Societies in Chubu Area, Japan, November 11–12, 2017.
  3. M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Photocatalytic Activity of ZnO Doped with Ag for Degradation of Famotidine in Aqueous Solutions, The 7th International Symposium for Sustainability by Engineering at MIU, Japan, September 29, 2017.
  4. M.A.I. Molla, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Photocatalytic Degradation of Famotidine with Dye–Sensitized TiO2 under Visible Light, The Second International Conference on Science, Engineering & Environment, Osaka City, Japan, November 21–23, 2016.
  5. M.A.I. Molla, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Visible Light Induced Photocatalytic Degradation of Famotidine with Dye–Sensitized TiO2, 47th Annual Meeting of Chemistry–Related Societies in Chubu Area, Japan, November 5–6, 2016.
  6. M.A.I. Molla, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Photocatalytic Degradation of Famotidine with Dye–Sensitized TiO2 under Visible Light Irradiation, The 6th International Symposium for Sustainability by Engineering at MIU, Japan, September 27–28, 2016.
  7. M.A.I. Molla, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Visible Weak Fluorescent Light Photocatalytic Degradation of Orange II and Methyl Orange with Dye–Sensitized TiO2, The First International Conference on Science, Engineering & Environment, Mie, Japan, November 19–21, 2015.
  8. M.A.I. Molla, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Visible–Light–Driven Photocatalytic Degradation of Dye with Dye–Sensitized TiO2, 46th Annual Meeting of Chemistry–Related Societies in Chubu Area, Japan, November 7–8, 2015.
  9. M.A.I. Molla, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Visible–Light–Driven Photocatalytic Degradation of Orange II and Methyl Orange with Dye–Sensitized TiO2, The 5th International Symposium for Sustainability by Engineering at MIU, Japan, September 29, 2015.

ACCE-1201: Mass and Energy Balance

H-207: Inorganic Chemistry

H-308: Corrosion Engineering

H-401: Chemical Engineering

MS-501: Chemical Engineering

MS-508: Pharmaceutical Technology

2014: Japanese Government (MONBUKAGAKUSHO: MEXT) Scholarship

2004: Provost Award, Fazlul Huq Mislim Hall, University of Dhaka

2004: Nurul Haque Bhuiyan Award, Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Dhaka

2004: Merit–based Scholarship, University of Dhaka

  • Removal of organic pollutants from wastewater
  • Preparation and characterization of nanocomposites
  • Effect of dye-sensitization in organic pollutants degradation
  • Novel photocatalyst synthesis using different techniques
  • Photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants

ACCE-1201: Mass and Energy Balance

H-207: Inorganic Chemistry

H-308: Corrosion Engineering

H-401: Chemical Engineering

MS-501: Chemical Engineering

MS-508: Pharmaceutical Technology

Dr. Md. Ashraful Islam Molla

Associate Professor

Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

University of Dhaka, Dhaka–1000, Bangladesh

Cell Phone: +8801552359706

Email: ashraful.acce@du.ac.bd; professoraislam@gmail.com

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Removal of organic pollutants from wastewater
  • Preparation and characterization of nanocomposites
  • Effect of dye-sensitization in organic pollutants degradation
  • Novel photocatalyst synthesis using different techniques
  • Photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants

 

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering (October 2014March 2018), Mie University, Japan

Research topic: Development of Advanced Technology for Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Pollutants in Wastewater

Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Applied Chemistry & Chemical Technology

First class 2nd, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2002

Research topic: Electrochemical Behavior of Pd 50at.% Ni Electrode and Its Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in Applied Chemistry & Chemical Technology 

First class 1st, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2001

Higher   Secondary   School   Certificate (HSC), Science Group

First Division, Rajshahi Board, Bangladesh, 1997

Secondary School Certificate (SSC), Science Group  

First Division, Rajshahi Board, Bangladesh, 1995

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

June 2018till date: Associate Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

December 2010June 2018: Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

April 2008December 2010: Lecturer, Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

October 2006April 2008: Lecturer in Chemistry, Department of Arts and Sciences, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

 

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2014: Japanese Government (MONBUKAGAKUSHO: MEXT) Scholarship

2004: Provost Award, Fazlul Huq Mislim Hall, University of Dhaka

2004: Nurul Haque Bhuiyan Award, Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Dhaka

2004: Merit–based Scholarship, University of Dhaka

 

PUBLICATIONS

2018:

  1. M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, I. Tateishi, H. Katsumata, S. Kaneco, Solar Photocatalytic Decomposition of Probenazole in Water with TiO2 in the Presence of H2O2, Journal of Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1080/15567036.2018.1502840.
  2. M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, I. Tateishi, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Photocatalytic Degradation of Fenitrothion in Water With TiO2 under Solar Irradiation, Water Conservation & Management 2 (2), 01–05, 2018.
  3. M.A.I. Molla, S. Ahsan, I. Tateishi, M. Furukawa, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Degradation, Kinetics, and Mineralization in the Solar Photocatalytic Treatment of Aqueous Amitrole Solution with Titanium Dioxide, Environmental Engineering Science 35 (5), 401–407, 2018.

2017:

  1. M.A.I. Molla, I. Tateishi, M. Furukawa, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Photocatalytic Removal of Famotidine with TiO2 from Water in the Presence of Dye under Visible Light Irradiation, Desalination and Water Treatment 87, 338–347, 2017.
  2. M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, I. Tateishi, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Photocatalytic Decolorization of Dye with Self–Dye–Sensitization under Fluorescent Light Irradiation, ChemEngineering 1 (2), 8, 2017; doi: 10.3390/chemengineering1020008.
  3. M.A.I. Molla, I. Tateishi, M. Furukawa, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Evaluation of Reaction Mechanism for Photocatalytic Degradation of Dye with Self–Sensitized TiO2 under Visible Light Irradiation, Open Journal of Inorganic Non–metallic Materials 7 (1), 1–7, 2017.

2014:

  1. M.R. Hasan, S. Sultana, M.M. Karim, M.A.I. Molla, Developing Natural Rubber Latex Characteristics Using Radiation Technology, Dhaka University Journal of Applied Sciences and Engineering 2 (2), 125–128, 2014.

2012:

  1. M.Y. Hossan, M.A.I. Molla, M.S. Islam, A.A. Rana, M.A. Gafur, M.M. Karim, Fabrication and Characterization of Polyvinyl Alcohol–Hydroxyapatite Biomimetic Scaffold by Freeze Thawing in Situ Synthesized Hybrid Suspension for Bone Tissue Engineering, International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering 2 (12), 696–701, 2012.
  2. M.F. Hossain, M.A.I. Molla, S.M. Masum, A.A. Rana, A.F.M.S. Amin, R.S. Chowdhury, S. Sultana, M.M. Karim, Chemical and Sedimentological Characterization of Moulvibazar Silica Deposit of Bangladesh as Standard Sand, International Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences IJBASIJENS 12 (6), 170–176, 2012.

2011:

  1. M.R. Hasan, M.A.I. Molla, M. Sarker, S.M. Masum, A.A. Rana, S. Sultana, M.E. Haque, M.M. Karim, Determination of Protein Content in Gamma (γ)–ray Irradiated and Non–irradiated Natural Rubber Latex Film, International Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences IJBASIJENS 11 (4), 34–37, 2011.
  2. M.S. Islam, M.A.I. Molla, M. Sarker, M.M. Karim, S.M. Masum, J.H. Yeum, Fabrication of Pllulan/Silver Nanoparticle Composite Nanospheres Using Electrospray Technique for Antibacterial Applications, International Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences IJBASIJENS 11 (1), 59–69, 2011.
  3. M.M. Islam, S.M. Masum, M.M. Rahman, M.A.I. Molla, A.A. Shaikh, S.K. Roy, Preparation of Chitosan from Shrimp Shell and Investigation of its Properties, International Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences IJBASIJENS 11 (1), 116–130, 2011.

2010:

  1. A.I. Chowdhury, M.A.I. Molla, M. Sarkar, A.A. Rana, S.K. Ray, H.P. Nur, M,M. Karim, Preparation of Edible Grade Dye and Pigments from Natural Sources Bixa Orellenae Linn, International Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences IJBASIJENS 10 (4), 7–15, 2010.

2009:

  1. M.A.I. Molla, M. Sarker, R. Islam, A.K.M.F. Kibria, Oxidation–Reduction Behavior, Electrolysis Characteristics and Efficiency of Pd–50at.%Ni Electrode in Alkaline Electrolyte, Journal of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences 33 (1), 1–13, 2009.
  2. M.M. Karim, S.H. Lee, R.S. Chowdhury, M.A.I. Molla, A.K. Das, Chemiluminescence Determination of Travafloxacin, The AUST Journal of Science and Technology 1, 137–142, 2009.

2008:

  1. M.A.I. Molla, M. Sarker, A.K.M.F. Kibria, Investigations on the Redox Characteristics and Hydrogen Evolution Efficiencies of Pd and Mo Deposited Pd Electrodes in Alkaline Electrolyte, Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 43 (1), 103–116, 2008.
  2. M. Sarker, M.A.I. Molla, R. Islam, S. Ahmed, A.K.M.F. Kibria, Investigations on the Redox Behavior and the Electrolysis Characteristics of Pd–20at.%Ni Electrode in 30wt.%KOH Electrolyte, Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 43 (1), 13–28, 2008.

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

2017:

  1. M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Degradation of Famotidine in Water with Ag–ZnO under UV Light Irradiation, Seventh International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment, Mie, Japan, November 21–23, 2017.
  2. M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Degradation of Famotidine with Ag–doped ZnO in Water under UV Irradiation, 48th Annual Meeting of Chemistry–Related Societies in Chubu Area, Japan, November 11–12, 2017.
  3. M.A.I. Molla, M. Furukawa, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Photocatalytic Activity of ZnO Doped with Ag for Degradation of Famotidine in Aqueous Solutions, The 7th International Symposium for Sustainability by Engineering at MIU, Japan, September 29, 2017.

2016:

  1. M.A.I. Molla, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Photocatalytic Degradation of Famotidine with Dye–Sensitized TiO2 under Visible Light, The Second International Conference on Science, Engineering & Environment, Osaka City, Japan, November 21–23, 2016.
  2. M.A.I. Molla, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Visible Light Induced Photocatalytic Degradation of Famotidine with Dye–Sensitized TiO2, 47th Annual Meeting of Chemistry–Related Societies in Chubu Area, Japan, November 5–6, 2016.
  3. M.A.I. Molla, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Photocatalytic Degradation of Famotidine with Dye–Sensitized TiO2 under Visible Light Irradiation, The 6th International Symposium for Sustainability by Engineering at MIU, Japan, September 27–28, 2016.

2015:

  1. M.A.I. Molla, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Visible Weak Fluorescent Light Photocatalytic Degradation of Orange II and Methyl Orange with Dye–Sensitized TiO2, The First International Conference on Science, Engineering & Environment, Mie, Japan, November 19–21, 2015.
  2. M.A.I. Molla, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Visible–Light–Driven Photocatalytic Degradation of Dye with Dye–Sensitized TiO2, 46th Annual Meeting of Chemistry–Related Societies in Chubu Area, Japan, November 7–8, 2015.
  3. M.A.I. Molla, H. Katsumata, T. Suzuki, S. Kaneco, Visible–Light–Driven Photocatalytic Degradation of Orange II and Methyl Orange with Dye–Sensitized TiO2, The 5th International Symposium for Sustainability by Engineering at MIU, Japan, September 29, 2015.

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

2017:

7th International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment, Japan

48th Annual Meeting of Chemistry–Related Societies in Chubu Area, Japan

7th International Symposium for Sustainability by Engineering at MIU, Japan

36th Summer Seminar of Analytical Chemistry in Chubu Area, Japan

2016:

2nd International Conference on Science, Engineering & Environment, Japan

47th Annual Meeting of Chemistry–Related Societies in Chubu Area, Japan

6th International Symposium for Sustainability by Engineering at MIU, Japan

2015:

1st International Conference on Science, Engineering & Environment, Japan

46th Annual Meeting of Chemistry–Related Societies in Chubu Area, Japan

5th International Symposium for Sustainability by Engineering at MIU, Japan

 

M.S. (Graduate) Student Thesis Supervision:

  1. Grafting of Acrylic Acid onto Cotton Thread and Its Application on Water Soluble Dye.
  2. Preparation Edible Grade Dye and Pigments from Natural Sources Bixa Orellenae Linn.
  3. Study on the Preparation of Polymer Based Herbicide with a View to Its Slow Release for Agricultural Purposes.
  4. Determination of Protein in Gamma (γ)-ray Irradiated and Non-irradiated Natural Rubber Latex Film.

B.Sc. (Undergraduate) Student Project Supervision:

  1. Hydrogen Fuel Cell
  2. Fuel Cell
  3. Hydrogen as fuel
  4. Corrosion of Different Industries in Bangladesh

Academic Course Teaches:

ACCE-1201: Mass and Energy Balance

H-207: Inorganic Chemistry

H-308: Corrosion Engineering

H-401: Chemical Engineering

MS-501: Chemical Engineering

MS-508: Pharmaceutical Technology

 

TRAINING & WORKSHOP

2004: “Industrial process unit operation & process control techniques" at Training Institute for Chemical Industries (TICI), Bangladesh, August 29 – September 28, 2004.

2003: In-plant training at Zeal Bangla Sugar Mills Ltd, Jamalpur, Bangladesh, September 06 – October 01, 2003.

Short in-plant trainings at:

Tabani Beverage (Coca-Cola) Company Ltd., Dhaka, Mimi Chocolate Industry Ltd., Dhaka, Savoy Ice-cream Industry Ltd., Dhaka, People Ceramic Industry, Gazipur. Global Capsule Ltd., Padma Caps & Glass Industry Ltd., Barishal, Opsonin Basic Chemicals Ltd, Opsonin Pharmaceutical Ltd. & Opso Saline Ltd., Eastern Refinery Ltd., Chittagong & Urea Fertilizer Ltd., Chittagong.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Life Member, Bangladesh Chemical Society (BCS).
  • Member, Mie Global Environment Center for Education & Research, Japan.
  • Member, ACCE Alumni Association, DU, Dhaka.