Department of Geology





Details of Md. Jahangir Alam


[1] M.S. (Thesis) in Geology (Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology) at Geology Department, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (2006, held in 2009), achieved 1st Class 2nd position.

[2] B.Sc. in Geology at Department of Geology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (2005, held in 2007), achieved 1st Class 2nd position.


Work  experiences

[1] Assistant Professor (May 2015 to Present). Working as an ‘Assistant Professor’ in Department of Geology. Employer: University of Dhaka.

[2] Lecturer (November 2013 to May 2015). Working as a ‘Lecturer’ in Department of Geology. Employer: University of Dhaka.

[3] Geologist (July 2012 to November 2013). Working as a „Geologist‟ in Groundwater Hydrology Division-II, Green Road, Dhaka. Employer: Bangladesh Water Development Board.

[4] Junior Consultant (August’2011 to July 2012). Project Title: “Establishment of monitoring network and mathematical model study to assess salinity intrusion groundwater in the coastal area of Bangladesh due to climate change”. Employer: Institute of Water Modeling (IWM), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

[5] Trainee Mud Logger (Dec 2010 to May 2011). Employer: Weatherford International Drilling Company Limited.


Research Interests

Hydrogeology, Hydrogeochemistry, marine geology, Petrology


Project experience funding acquisition:

 [1] Research Associate (June’2008 to Nov’2010). Project Title: „Ecology of Infectious Disease- Collaborative Research; Does Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh Raise in exposure to Bacterial and Viral Pathogens?’. The Environmental Research Project conducted by the „Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory‟ of Columbia University, New York, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, North Carolina University of the USA and University of Dhaka. Employer: Alexander Lex Van Geen, PhD [], Adjunct Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory‟ of Columbia University, New York, USA and Dr. Kazi Matin Uddin Ahmed [], Professor, Geology Dept., Dhaka University, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

[2] Research Assistant (March, 2008 to April, 2008). Project Title: „Bottom profiling of Bay of Bengal after the Cidor Effect‟- A project dealt with the Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA, Geological Survey of Bangladesh and University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Employer: Professor Kazi Matin Uddin Ahmed of Dhaka University; Responsibilities: Data collection, analysis and interpretation and Project Management.


[1] Knappett, P. S. K.; Layton, A.; McKay, L. D.; Williams, D.; Mailloux, B. J.; Huq, M. R.; Alam, M. J.;Ahmed, K. M.; Akita, Y.; Serre, M. L.; Sayler, G. S.; van Geen, A. Efficacy of Hollow Fiber Ultrafiltration for Microbial Sampling in Groundwater. Ground Water, Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 53-65, 2011.

[2] van Geen, A.; Ahmed, K. M.; Akita, Y.; Alam, M. J.; Culligan, P. J.; Feighery, J.; Ferguson, A.; Emch, M.;Escamilla, V.; Knappett, P.; Layton, A. C.; Mailloux, B. J.; McKay, L. D.; Mey, J.L.; Serre, M. L.; Streatfield, P. K.; Wu, J.; Yunus, M. Seasonal contamination of shallow tubewells in Bangladesh with the fecal indicator E. coli: Impacts of population density and hydrogeology. Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 45, No. 7, pp. 1199-1205, 2011.

[3] Knappett, P. S. K.; Escamilla, V.; Layton, A.; McKay, L. D.; Emch, M.; Williams, D. E.; Huq, M. R.; Alam, M. J.; Farhana, L.; Mailloux, B. J.; Ferguson, A.; Sayler, G. S.; Ahmed, K. M.; van Geen, A. Impact of population and latrines on fecal contamination of ponds in rural Bangladesh. Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 409, No. 17, pp. 3174-3182, 2011.

[4] Knappett, P. S. K.; McKay, L. D.; Layton, A.; Williams, D. W.; Mailloux, B. J.; Alam, Md. J.; Huq, Md. R.; Mey, J.; Feighery, J. E.; Culligan, P. J.; Mailloux, B. J.; Zhuang, J.; Escamilla, V.; Emch, M.; Perfect, E.; Sayler, G. S.; Ahmed, K. M.; van Geen, A. Implications of Fecal Bacteria Input from Latrine-Polluted Ponds for Wells in Sandy Aquifers. Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 1361-1370, 2012.

[5] Ferguson, A. S.; Layton, A. C.; Mailloux, B. J.; Culligan, P. J.; Williams, D. E.; Smartt, A. E.; Sayler, G. S; Feighery, J.; McKay, L. D.; Knappett, P. S. K.; Alexandrova, E.; Arbit, T.; Emch, M.; Escamilla, V.; Ahmed, K. M.; Alam, Md., J.; Streatfield, P. K.; Yunus, Md.; van Geen, A. Comparison of Fecal Indicators with Pathogenic Bacteria and Rotavirus in Groundwater. Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 431, pp. 314-322, 2012.

[6] Knappett, P. S. K.; McKay, L. D.; Layton, A.; Williams, D. E.; Alam, Md. J.; Mailloux, B. J.; Ferguson, A. F.; Culligan, P. J.; Serre, M. L.; Emch, M.; Ahmed, K. M.; Sayler, G. S.; van Geen,

[7] A. Unsealed Tubewells Lead to Fecal Contamination of Drinking Water in Bangladesh. Journal of Water & Health, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 565-578, 2012.

[8] Wu, J.; van Geen, A.; Ahmed, K.M.; Akita, Y.; Alam, Md. J.; Culligan, P.J.; Escamilla, V.; Feighery, J.; Ferguson, A.S.; Knappett, P.S.K.; Mailloux, B.J.; McKay, L.D.; Serre, M.L.; Streatfield, P.K.; Yunus, M.; Emch, M. Increase in Diarrheal Disease Associated with Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh. PLoS ONE 6(12): e29593.doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0029593.

[9] Layton, A. C.; McKay, L.D.; Chauhan, A.; Alam, Md. J.; Williams, D.E., Ahmed, K.M.; Mailloux, B.J.; van Geen, A.; Knappett, P.S.K.; Sayler, G.S.; Ferguson, A.S. Metagenomes of microbial communities in arsenic- and pathogen-contaminated well and surface water from Bangladesh. Genome Announc. 2(6):e01170-14. doi:10.1128/genomeA.01170-14.

[10] Alam, Md. J.; Ahmed, K.M. Relation between hydrogeology and microbial contamination of shallow aquifers of Matlab North upazila. Journal of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Dhaka, Vol.

[11] Alam I.; Islam Md. S.; Alam Md. J. Probable Origin of Salinity in the Shallow Aquifers of Khulna District, South-Western Bangladesh, Austin Journal of Earth Science, Vol. 2, Issue 2-2015.



[1] Association of American Petroleum Geologist (AAPG). Former President, Dhaka University Chapter, 2008 and member, since 2007.

[2] Geological Society of America (GSA). Member, since 2009.

[3] Society of Exploration Geophysics (SEG). Member, since 2007.

[4] Bangladesh Geological Society. Member, Since 2011.