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Dr. Md. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury

Assistant Professor, Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

Mobile: +880 1912 057535

E-mail: mta.chowdhury@du.ac.bd

Web site: http://www.du.ac.bd/academic/department_item_details/faculty/SSC

Professional  Experience

  1. Assistant Professor, Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh. (From February 2015 to present)
  2. Lecturer, Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh. (From February 2012 to February 2015)

Educational  Qualification 

  • PhD in Environmental Science (Title: Arsenic in Bangladeshi soils related to physiographic regions, paddy management, and geochemical cycling), funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK. Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, UK. Duration: October 2012 - October 2016.
  • MSc in Soil Science (with advanced research project; Title: Biogeochemical relationships of arsenic in the Haor Basins of Bangladesh), funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK. Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, UK. Session: 2010-2011. Result: First class (with Distinction).
  • MS in Environmental Science (research project title: Phytoavailability of the heavy metals Cd, Pb & Zn as assessed by various extraction procedures). Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Duration: 2007-2009 (session: 2004-2005). Result: First class (2nd position).
  • BSc (4 year Honors) in Soil, Water and Environment. Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Duration: 2001-2007 (session: 2001-2004). Result: First class (2nd position).
  • Higher Secondary Certificate in Science, Dhaka College, Dhaka Education Board, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Session: 2000. Result: First division.
  • Secondary School Certificate in Science, Mohammadpur Govt. High School, Dhaka Education Board, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Session: 1998. Result: First division.

Research  Interests

  • Biogeochemical processes of arsenic, nutrients, and heavy metals in terrestrial ecosystems and their mobilization within soil-water-crop environments.
  • Food security in the context of global climate change and environmental contamination.
  • Mitigation possibilities for environmental contaminants, particularly arsenic, in soil, water, and crops.

Publications

  • Peer-reviewed Journal Articles: (Total: 13)

International Journal:

  1. Chowdhury, M.T.A., Deacon, C.M., Steel, E., Huq, S.M.I., Paton, G.I., Price, A.H., Williams, P.N., Meharg, A.A., Norton, G.J. (2017). Physiographical variability in arsenic dynamics in Bangladeshi soils. Sci. Total Environ. (In press).
  2. Chowdhury, M.T.A., Deacon, C.M., Jones, G.D., Huq, S.M.I., Williams, P.N., Hoque, A.F.M.M., Winkel, L.H.E., Price, A.H., Norton, G.J., Meharg, A.A. (2016). Arsenic in Bangladeshi soils related to physiographic region, paddy management, and mirco- and macro- elemental status. Sci. Total Environ., 590-591:406-415.
  3. Chowdhury, M.T.A., Meharg, A.A., Deacon, C.M., Hossain, M., Norton, G.J. (2012). Hydrogeochemistry and arsenic contamination of groundwater in the Haor Basins of Bangladesh. Water Qual. Expo. Health, 4:67-78.
  4. Huq, S.M.I., Nesa, L., Chowdhury, M.T.A., Joardar, J.C. (2011). Disposal of arsenic filter sludge in soil and its consequences. J. Environ. Sci. Eng., 5:165-176.
  5. Huq, S.M.I., Sultana, S., Chakraborti, G., Chowdhury, M.T.A. (2010). A mitigation approach to alleviate arsenic accumulation in rice through balanced fertilization. Appl. Environ. Soil Sci., vol. 2011, doi:10.1155/2011/835627.
  6. Chowdhury, M.T.A., Nesa, L., Kashem, M.A., Huq, S.M.I. (2010). Assessment of the phytoavailability of Cd, Pb and Zn using various extraction procedures. Pedologist, 53(3):80-95.

National Journal (Bangladesh):

  1. Chowdhury, M.T.A., Nesa, L., Huq, S.M.I. (2015). Assessment of the phytoavailability of Cu and Ni using various extraction procedures.  Dhaka Univ. J. Biol.  Sci., 24(1):1-16.
  2. Khan, K.T., Chowdhury, M.T.A., Huq, S.M.I. (2015). Effects of biochar on the fate of the heavy metals Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn in soil. Bangladesh J. Sci. Res., 28(1):17-26.
  3. Noor, N., Mahmud, K., Chowdhury, M.T.A., S.M.I. Huq (2015). The use of biochar as ameliorator for soil arsenic. Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci., 24 (2):111-119.
  4. Khan, K.T., Chowdhury, M.T.A., Huq, S.M.I. (2014). Application of biochar and fate of soil nutrients. Bangladesh J. Sci. Res., 27(1):11-25.
  5. Nessa, A., Rahman, S., Chowdhury, M.T.A., Parveen, Z. (2012). Effects of sewage sludge on Ipomoea aquatica at different pH levels. Bangladesh J. Sci. Ind. Res., 47(1):47-54.
  6. Huq, S.M.I., Chowdhury, M.T.A. (2011). Risk assessment to human health from land contamination due to disposal of arsenic filter sludge. J. Asiat. Soc. Bangladesh, Sci., 37(2):57-66.
  7. Hossain, F., Chowdhury, M.T.A., Huq, S.M.I. (2010). Carbon economy and heavy metal contamination in two peri-urban areas of Dhaka city in relation to vegetable cultivation practices. Bangladesh J. Sci. Res., 23(2):103-114.
  • Conference Proceedings: (Total: 12)
  1. Chowdhury, M.T.A. (2017). Arsenic in rice and irrigated soil. Research presented at the Workshop on Arsenic and Manganese in Bangladesh Groundwater – Health Effects, Testing and Removal, held at the University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh on 03 August 2017.
  2. Chowdhury, M.T.A., Deacon, C.M., Meharg, A.A., Williams, P.N., Price, A.H., Norton, G.J. (2017). Variability in arsenic dynamics and its biogeochemical relationships in Bangladeshi paddy soils. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements - ICOBTE 2017 held at ETH Zurich in Switzerland during 16-20 July 2017. The research was also presented at the conference.
  3. Chowdhury, M.T.A., Deacon, C.M., Williams, P.N., Meharg, A.A., Price, A.H., Norton, G.J. (2016). Geomorphic regulation of arsenic in Bangladeshi soils. Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (As2016), held at Stockholm in Sweden during 19-23 June 2016. The research was also presented at the conference.
  4. Chowdhury, M.T.A., Deacon, C.M., Price, A.H., Meharg, A.A., Norton, G.J. (2015). Biogeochemical survey of Bangladeshi soil arsenic. Proceedings of the13th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements - ICOBTE 2015, held at Fukuoka in Japan during 12-16 July 2015. A poster was also presented at the conference.
  5. Chowdhury, M.T.A., Deacon, C.M., Price, A.H., Meharg, A.A., Norton, G.J. (2015). Geomorphological and geochemical variations of Bangladeshi soil arsenic. Proceedings of the Early Career Researchers’ (ECR) Conference 2015, held at the University of York in UK during 7-8 April 2015. A poster was also presented at the conference.
  6. Huq, S.M.I., Choudhury, M.S., Chowdhury, M.T.A., Mahmud, K., Khan, T.F., Khan, K.T., Noor, N. (2014). Biochar application to soil and its effect on soil health. Proceedings of the 20th World Congress of Soil Science: Soils Embrace Life and Universe, held at Jeju in South Korea during 8-13 June 2014.
  7. Chowdhury, M.T.A., Price, A.H., Norton, G.J., Meharg, A.A. (2013). Arsenic in paddy and non-paddy soils of Bangladesh: Geomorphological and geochemical variations. Abstract of the Annual Research Day 2013 Programme of the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, held at the University of Aberdeen, UK on 6 December 2013. A poster was also presented at the programme.
  8. Huq, S.M.I., Chowdhury, M.T.A. (2012). Disposal of arsenic water filter sludge into environment and possible contamination of food chain. Abstract of the seminar on Organic Pollutants in Food, Agricultural Products and Environment; Safe Food and Clean Environment for Better Life, held during 17-18 January 2012 at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, organized by Organic Pollutant Research Group (BAN:04), sponsored by International Science Programme (ISP), Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
  9. Chowdhury, M.T.A., Meharg, A.A. (2012). Biogeochemical relationships of arsenic in the Haor Basins of Bangladesh. Proceedings of the 4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment: Understanding the Geological-Medical Interface of Arsenic, held at Cairns in Australia during 22-27 July 2012.
  10. Huq, S.M.I., Roy, S., Chowdhury, M.T.A., Ahmed, S. (2012). Organic matter and water regime management to mitigate As-toxicity in rice. Proceeding of the 4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment: Understanding the Geological-Medical Interface of Arsenic, held at Cairns in Australia during 22-27 July 2012.
  11. Chowdhury, M.T.A., Nesa, L., Huq, S.M.I. (2009). Phytoavailability of Cd, Pb and Zn as assessed by various extraction procedures. Proceeding of the 9th International Conference of the East and Southeast Asia Federation of Soil Science Societies: Soils as a Convergent Technology in Tandem with Human and Ecosystem Health, held at Seoul in South Korea during 27-30 October 2009. A poster was also presented at the conference.
  12. Huq, S.M.I., Nesa, L., Chowdhury, M.T.A., Joardar, J.C. (2009). Disposal of arsenic filter sludge and possible contamination of soil and plant. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements - ICOBTE 2009, held at Chihuahua, Chih. in Mexico during 13-16 July 2009.

International Conferences Attended

  • Research presented at three international conferences:
  1. The14th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE 2017), held at ETH Zurich in Switzerland during 16-20 July 2017.
  2. The 6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (As2016), held at Stockholm in Sweden during 19-23 June 2016.
  3. The13th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE 2015), held at Fukuoka in Japan during 12-16 July 2015.