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Details of Md. Zillur Rahman


Qualifications

[1] M.Sc. – Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, Specialization in Geological Engineering – ITC, University of Twente, Netherlands

[2] M. Sc. – Geology – University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

[3] B. Sc. (Honors) – Geology – University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Work experiences

[1] Associate Professor.Department of Geology,University of Dhaka (2013- Present)

[2] Assistant Professor. Department of Geology,University of Dhaka (2009-2013)

[3] Lecturer, Department of Geology,University of Dhaka. (2007-2009)

[4] Deputy Director, Geological Survey of Bangladesh (2006-2007)

[5] Assistant Director, Geological Survey of Bangladesh. (1999-2006)

 

Research and Teaching Interests

[1] Geological and Geotechnical Engineering

[2] Engineering Seismology and Earthquake Engineering

[3] GIS and Remote Sensing

 

Research articles:

[1] Rahman, M. Z., Siddiqua, S., Kamal, A. S. M. M., 2015.Liquefaction hazard mapping by liquefaction potential index for Dhaka city, Bangladesh. Engineering Geology 188, 137-147.

[2] Kibria, M. G., Saha, S. K., Monsur, M. H., Rashid, T., Rahman, M. Z., 2015. Mid- Holocene marine transgression at eastern coastal margin of Bangladesh - Implications for past sea level change. Journal of Climate Change 1(1-2), 89-97.

[3] Morino, M., Kamal, A. S. M. M., Akhter, S. H., Rahman, M. Z., Ali, R. M. E., Talukder, A., Khan, M. M. H., Matsuo, J., Kaneko, F., 2014. A paleo-seismological study of the Dauki fault at Jaflong, Sylhet, Bangladesh: historical seismic events and an attempted rupture segmentation model. Journal of Asia Earth Sciences 91, 218-226.

[4] Michio M., Monsur, M. H.,  Kamal, A. S. M. M., Akhter, S. H., Rahman, M. Z., Ali, R., M. E., Talukder, A., and Khan, M. M. H., 2014. Examples of paleo-liquefaction in Bangladesh. Journal of Geological Society of Japan 120 (9), 7-8.

[5] Hossain, M. S., Kamal, A. S. M. M., Rahman, M. Z., Rahman, M. M., 2014. Predominant period and amplification factor estimation with respect to geomorphology-A case study of Sylhet city corporation area, Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research 27, 1-10.

[6] Hossain, M. F., Rahman, M. Z., Rana, A. A., Karim, M. M., Chowdhury, R. S., Amin, A. F. M. S., Ahmed, I., Dewan, A. H., 2013. Development of standard sand from Sreemangal silica deposit for testing hydraulic cement mortars in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Geology 31-32, 122-132.

[7] Morino, M., Kamal, A. S. M. M., Muslim, D., Ali, R. M. E., Kamal, M. A., Rahman, M. Z., and Kaneko, F., 2011. Seismic event of the Dauki fault in 16th century confirmed by trench investigation at Gabrakhari village, Haluaghat, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 42, 492-498.

[8] Rahman, M. Z., Saha, S. K., Islam, S. M., Hassan, M. Q., and Woobaidullah, A. S. M., 2011.Hydro-meteorological study of Sunamganj town and surroundings for forecasting flash flood early warning. Journal of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 37 (1), 35-44.

[9] Hasan, N., Sadik, S., Saha, S.  K.,Rahman, M. Z., and Rahman, M. M. S., 2011.Chemical characterization and quality compliance of bottled mineral water in Bangladesh. Dhaka University Journal of Science59 (1), 33-37.

[10] Rahman, M. Z., Hassan, M. Q., Saha, S. K., Roy, V., and Khan, A. J., 2010.Development of early warning device for detection of flash flood in Sunamganj, Bangladesh. Dhaka University Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences 1,61-65.

[11] Rahman, M. M., Saha, S. K., and Rahman, M. Z., 2010.Assessment of environmental consequences on a blowout at Chhatak-2 (Tengratila) gas field, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Research 8, 15-22.

[12] Saha, S. K., Rokunuzzaman, M., Rahman, M. Z., 2009. Assessment of vulnerability and adaptive response in the context of climate variability in south-west Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Geology 26-28, 129-138.

[13] Ullah, A. S. M. W., Hussain, M., Rahman, M. Z., and Uddin, M. Z., 2006. Geoelectric resistivity survey for delineating hydrogeological condition of Purbachal residential project area, Narayanganj district. Bangladesh Journal of Geology 25, 138-148.

[14] Rahman, M. Z., and Karim, M. F., 2005. Geological advantages for construction of underground metro railway transit system in Dhaka city. Bangladesh Journal of Geology 24, 19-37.

[15] Khan, S. R., Ahsan, K., Rahman, M. Z., and Ahsan, M. K., 2005. Emerging hazards in the deltaic coastal plains of Bangladesh.Bangladesh Journal of Geology 24, 105-119.

[16] Ali, R. M. E.; Karim, M. F. and Rahman, M. Z., 2004. Engineering geology of Khulna metropolitan city area. Bangladesh Journal of Geology 23, 83-92.

[17] Huque, M. A., Rahman, M. Z., Akhter S. H., and Bhuiyan, A. H.,2003.Thin-section petrography of the Permian Gondwana coal-bearing sandstones of the Barapukuria basin, Dinajpur, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Geology22, 71-82.

[18] Karim, M. F. and Rahman, M. Z., 2002. Possible effect of a moderate earthquake on existing infrastructures of Dhaka city: A geological-geotechnical overview. Bangladesh Journal of Science and Technology 4 (2), 193-203.

[19] Kamal, A. S. M. M.; Dewan, A. M. and Rahman, M. Z., 2000. Differentiation of morphotectonic landforms in the Mid-northern part of Bangladesh: A study using remote sensing and GIS techniques. Bangladesh Journal of Geology 19, 1-12.

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings

[1] Rahman, M. Z., Kamal, A. S. M. M., Siddiqua, S., 2015. Shear wave velocity mapping of Dhaka City for seismic hazard assessment, in: 11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Canadian Association of Earthquake Engineering, July 21-24, 2015, Victoria, Paper no. 98251.

[2]Rahman, M.Z., Siddiqua, S., Kamal, A. S. M. M., 2015. Shear wave velocity estimation using multichannel analysis of surface wave and small scale microtremor measurement for seismic site characterization, in: 68thCanadian Geotechnical Conference and 7th Canadian Permafrost Conference. Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS), September 20-23, 2015, Quebec City, Paper no. ABS174.

[3] Faggella, M., Monti, G., Braga, F., Gigliotti, R., Capelli, M., Spacone, E., Laterza, M., Triantafillou, T., Varum, H., Safi, M. D., Subedi, J., Dixit, A., Lodi, S., Rahman, Z., Limkatanyu, S., Xiao, Y., Yingmin, L., Kumar, H., Salvatore, W., Cecchini, A., Lukkunaprasit, P., 2012. EU-NICE, Eurasian university network for international cooperation in earthquakes, in: 15th World Conference of Earthquake Engineering (15WCEE). September 24-28, 2012, Lisbon, Portugal.

-[4]Rahman, M. Z., Slob, S, and Hack, R., 2006. Deriving roughness characteristics of rockmass discontinuities from terrestrial laser scan data, in: Culshaw, M. G., Reeves, H. J., Jefferson, I. and Spink, T. W. (Eds.), 10th International Congress of International Association of Engineering Geology and The Environment (IAEG2006); Engineering Geology for Tomorrow's Cities. 6-10 September, 2006, Nottingham. Engineering Geology Special Publications of Geological Society of London 22 (2009): Paper no. 437.

Non-refereed Conference Proceedings

[1] Ali, R. M. E., Rahman, M. Z., 2006. Ground improvement techniques for soft organic clay deposits in Khulna metropolitan city, Bangladesh, in: Proceedings of International Symposium on Geo-disasters, Infrastructure Management and Protection of World Heritage Sites.November 25-26, 2006, Kathmandu, Nepal, pp.33-41.

 

Abstracts in Conference Proceedings

[1] Karim, M. F., Kamal, A. S. M. M., Rahman, M. Z., Hassan, M. Q., Khadiza, U., Serajee, F., and Siddiqua, S., 2015.Geological engineering evaluation of landslides in the southeastern Bangladesh (Abstract), in: Proceedings of 2015 Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, November 1-4, 2015, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Paper no. 237-8.

[2] Ali, R. M. E., Rahman, M. Z., Khan, M. M. H., Uddin, M. Z., 2009. Environmental geology for urban and landuse planning - A case study of Rangamati town and its surroundings, Bangladesh (Abstract), in: International Conference on Geoscience for Global Development (GeoDev). Jointly organized by Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID), Bangladesh Geological Society (BGS), International Geoscience Education Organization (IGEO) and International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), October 26-31, 2009, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

[3] Uddin, M. Z., Woobaidullah, A. S. M., Rahman, M. Z., Kabir, S. M. M, 2009. Geotechnical and hydrogeological evaluation of Purbachal area using SPT and resistivity data (Abstract), in: International Conference on Geoscience for Global Development (GeoDev). Jointly organized by Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID), Bangladesh Geological Society (BGS), International Geoscience Education Organization (IGEO) and International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), October 26-31, 2009, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

[4]Rahman, M. Z., 2001. Diagenetic changes of the Gondwana sandstone of Barapukuria basin, Dinajpur, Bangladesh (Abstract), in: 10th Geological Conference of Bangladesh Geological Society. March 16-19, 2001, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Academic Awards and Honors

[1]    2014 – 2016         University Graduate Fellowship (UGF), University of British Columbia, Canada

[2]   2003 – 2005          Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP), Netherlands

[3]   2001                     UNSECO Fellowship, India

[4]   1989 – 1993         University of Dhaka Merit Scholarship, Bangladesh

Professional Affiliations

[1] Member, Bangladesh Geological Society

[2] Life Member, Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID)

[3] Member, Society of Exploration Geophysicists