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B.Scand M.Scin Geology, Dhaka University;  M.Sc in Petroleum geology, Imperial College, London University; PhD in Reservoir geology, Imperial College, London University; Post doc researches at Imperial College, London University and also at Aberdeen University, Scotland.



Teaching at the Geology department, Dhaka University since 1975 except for the period when stayed abroad for research or teaching at other universities.Teaching at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia from 1998 to 2002.Teaching and research at the Department of Geology, Regina University, Canada from 2008 to 2011


Major areas of interest:

Petroleum geology;Energy resources – oil, natural gas, coal, renewable energy; Energy potentials  of Bangladesh, India and Myanmar;  Energy crisis and solutions.



Reference book:

Imam, B., 2013 (2nd edition), Energy Resources of Bangladesh. Bangladesh University Grants Commission, Dhaka, 324p.


Selected papers:

[1]Imam, B., 2013, Multiple sources in Energy mix: inevitable solution to energy crisis. Bangladesh Journal Of Geology, v. 31-32, p.1-15.

[2]Kabir,S.M.M and Imam B., 2013, Geological factors contributing to high heat in part of Barapukuria underground mine. Bangladesh Journal of Geology, v.3`-32, p.70-83.

[3]Imam, B. 2011, Energy crisis and potential in Bangladesh. Strategic Analysis, v.35, no.2, p.248-264, Routledgepubl, London.

[4]Imam, B., Chi, G., Bergman, K.M., 2009, Secondary porosity generated by dissolution of grains, cements, and matrix in lower cretaceous Viking Sandstone reservoirs, C Alberta and WC Saskatchewan, Summary of Investigation, Saskatchewan Geological Society, Ministry of Energy and Resources, Misc. Report, 2009-41, Paper A-10, 14p.

[5]Rahman,K.A., Hussain,M., Imam,B. Saner, S., 2004, Lithologic characteristics and diagenesis of the Devonian Jauf Sandstone at Gharwar field, Eastern Saudi Arabia. Marine and Petroleum Geology, v.21, p.1221-1234.Imam,B. and Hussain, M., 2002, A review of hydrocarbon habitats in Bangladesh. Journal of Petroleum Geology, v.25(1), p.31-52.

[6]Imam, B., Rahman,M. and Akhter,S.H., 2002, Coal bed methane prospect of Jamalganj coalfield, Bangladesh. The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, v.27, no.1A, p.17-27. 3 3

[7]Imam,B. and Trewin, N.H., 1991, Factors contributing to high gamma ray levels in Upper Jurassic sandstone reservoirs of the Claymore oilfield, North sea. Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 8, p. 452-460.

[8]Imam,B. and Shaw.H.F., 1987. Diagenetic controls of the reservoir properties of gas bearing NeogeneSurma Group sandstone in the Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. Marine and Petroleum Geology, v.4, p.103-111.

[9]Imam,B. and Shaw.H.F.,1985, The diagenesis of Neogeneclastic sediments from the Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, v.55, p.665-671.

[10]Imam,B. 1986, Scanning electron microscopy study of the quartz overgrowths within Neogene sandstones of Bengal Basin. Journal of the Geological Society of India, v.28, p.407-413.

[11]Imam,B., 1994, X-ray diffraction study on Neogeneshales from the Patharia anticline, eastern Bangladesh with emphasis on smectite clay dehydration and implications. Journal of the Geological Society of India, v.44, p.547-561.

[12]Imam,B.,1989, Clay minerals in sandstone from BhubanangBokabil formations: implication on petroleum geology. Bangladesh Journal of Geology, v.8, p.12-16.

[13]Imam,B. 1989, Comparison of burial diagenesis in some deltaic to shallow marine reservoir sandstones from different basins. Journal of the Geological Society of India, v.33, p.524-537.