Institute of Leather Engineering and Technology



Details of Sobur Ahmed

Educational Qualification     :                      


 Institution/ University/Board

Year of passing

Course Duration




PhD in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

University of Dhaka

Yet to complete

3 years





M.Phil in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

University of Dhaka

Part-1 (2012)

(Transferred to PhD course)

2 years



Post Graduate Diploma in Footwear Technology & Management (2 years M.Sc., DU equivalent degree)

Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Noida, India


2 years



Bachelor of Science in Leather Technology

University of Dhaka

1993 (Exam held in 1996)

4 years

First Class

(3rd Position)


Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)

Rajshahi College under Rajshahi Board


2 years

*First Division


Secondary School Certificate (SSC)

Ullapara Merchants Pilot Multilateral High School, Sirajgonj under Rajshahi  Board


10 years

First Division



Experience     :

Sl No


Position held



Institute of Leather Engineering & Technology (ILET), University of Dhaka

Assistant Professor (Tech.)

Since January 01, 2013 to till date


Bangladesh College of Leather Engineering & Technology

Assistant Professor (Tech.)

From March 20, 2010 to December 31, 2012


Bangladesh College of Leather Engineering & Technology

Principal (In-Charge) & DDO

From June 15, 2010 to September 26, 2010


Bangladesh College of Leather Engineering & Technology

Lecturer (Tech.)

From January 30, 2000 to March 19, 2010


Apex Tannery Limited

Leather Technologist

From June 03, 1995 to January 29, 2000



Professional Affiliation         :

  • Life Member, Bangladesh Chemical Society (LM-1202)
  • Life Member, Leather Engineers and Technologists Society, Bangladesh. (LM- 01070033)
  • Life Member, Productivity Improvement Team, FDDI, Noida, India ( LM-101)


Research Interest      :

Clean technology, waste management, bioaccumulation of heavy metals, development of adsorbent from renewable sources, work study and productivity improvement in the field of leather, footwear and leather products engineering.



I have reviewed one book published by SME Foundation and published one book from Germany and several scientific original research articles from different reputed national and international journals. Some of them are furnished bellow:

  1. Reviewed a book on “Stock Taking of the Existing Technologies for the Potential Entrepreneurs of Leather Sector” published by Small & Medium Enterprise Foundation, April 2017, ISBN: 978-984-34-2588-1.
  2. Sobur Ahmed Fatema-Tuj-Zohra, Md. Shiblee Hider Khan, Md. Abul Hashem, Chromium from tannery waste in poultry feed: A potential cradle to transport human food chain, Cogent Environmental Science, doi:10.1080/23311843.2017.1312767
  3. Md. Abdul Moktadir1*Productivity Improvement by Work Study Technique: A Case Study on Leather Products Industry of BangladeshIndustrial Engineering and Management,
  4. A.B.M. Wahid Murad, Ananya Chakrobarty, Fatema-Tuj-Zohra, Sobur Ahmed, Nonconventional Use of Basic Chromium Sulphate for Wet Blue Leather Production- An Attempt for Abatement of Pollution, World Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, 2016, 2(3), 60-72.
  5. A. Mizan, F.T. Zohra, S. Ahmed, M. Nurnabi, M.Z. Alam, Low cost adsorbent for mitigation of water pollution caused by tannery effluents at Hazaribagh, Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 2016, 51(3), 215-220.
  6. Md. Arafat Al Mamun, Md. Abir Hosain, Sobur Ahmed, Fatema-Tuj-Zohra, Rajia Sultana, Md. Murad Khan, Marufa Zerin Akhter, Shakila Nargis Khan and Md. Mozammel Hoq Development of an Alternative Enzyme-assisted Dehairing Method of Animal Skins using Proteases from Bacillus lichenifurmis MZK05M9, Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology, 2015, 32(1 & 2), 33-97.
  7. Fatema-Tuj-Zohra, Arup Sarker, Md. Abul Hashem, Short term preservation of goat skin with indigenous Azadirachta Indica to reduce the pollution load in Leather Processing, International Journal of Current Research, 2015,
  8. A book on “Garments Sizing System - Scientific methods of garments sizing” - Sobur Ahmed, published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, OmniScriptum GmbH & Co. KG, Heinrich-Bocking-Str. 6-8, 66121, Saarbrucken, Deutschland/ Germany, June 2015, ISBN 978-3-659-71409-2.
  9. Chandan Chakrabarty, Sobur Ahmed, Md. Mazaharul Huq, Fatema-Tuj-Zohra, Taslima Tabassum, Ashraf Ali Siddiqui, International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 2013, 4(9), 2318-2324.
  10. Rashedul Hasan, Sobur Ahmed, Chandan Chakraborty, Md Mazaharul Huq, Taslima Tabassum, Ramon Rana, Sohel Rana, International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 4(9), 2431-2435.
  11. Chandan Chakrabarty, Md Mazaharul Huq, Sobur Ahmed, Taslima Tabassum, Md Rubel Miah, Analysis of the Causes And Impacts of Water pollution of Buriganga River: A Critical Study, International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research, 2013, 2(9), 245-252.
  12. Sobur Ahmed, Fatema-Tuj-Zohra, Ecological aspects of cross linking agents and their role in leather finishing for the production of finished leather-LeatherAge” a monthly journal devoted to leather & its allied industry from India, on January 2011, Vol. No. XXXIII No-2, 67-71.
  13. Sobur Ahmed, Fatema-Tuj-Zohra, Productivity improvement by line balancing in closing room for the production of footwear- “Footwear Digest” a quarterly magazine from FDDI, India, ISSN No. 0971-9121 January 2005, Vol.-43, pp. i-vii.
  14. Sobur Ahmed, Shoe Finishing: the process of value addition to the shoe- “Footwear Digest” a quarterly magazine from FDDI, India, ISSN No. 0971-9121, April 2003, Vol-36, pp. ii-v.
  15. Sobur Ahmed, Leather Finishing and Finishes- “Footwear Digest” a quarterly magazine from FDDI, India, ISSN No. 0971-9121 January 2003, Vol-35, pp. ii-v.
  16. Sobur Ahmed, Shoe upper leather and its manufacturing concept-“Footwear Digest” a quarterly magazine published from FDDI, India, ISSN No. 0971-9121 October 2002, Vol-34, pp. i-viii.
  17. Shamsun Nahar, Sobur Ahmed, Amal Kanti Deb, Abdullah-Al-Mahmuud, Tareq-Bin-Sattar, Improvement of natural polymer-leather matrix with micro size reinforced basic chrome sulphate, National conference on physics for development, Bangladesh Physical Society in BUET, Dhaka-1000 (10-11 February 2011).