Profile of Tazeen Fatima Khan

... Name Tazeen Fatima Khan
Designation Lecturer
Last Degree MS (DU)
   

MS. from the Department of Soil, Water & Environment  (Focal Area: Environment), Dhaka University (GPA 3.90 on a scale of 4.00)

BS. (Hons.) from the Department of Soil, Water & Environment, Dhaka University (CGPA 3.77 on a scale of 4.00)

HSC from Holy Cross College (GPA 5.00 on a scale of 5.00)

SSC from Holy Cross Girls’ High School (GPA 5.00 on a scale of 5.00)

 

 

I am currently working as a lecturer in the Department of Soil, Water & Environment at University of Dhaka since 2015. As a faculty member, my responsibilities include teaching, conducting research related to my field of study, student advising and motivation and supervising thesis students. I also helped in developing course curricula; organizing seminars, workshops, training programs, run projects with the collaboration of the students and assisted in cultural and extra-curricular activities.

I started my early career as a junior professional in Centre for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) which is a government research organization under the Ministry of Water Resources. It certainly provided me an excellent background in project implementation as I worked in a number of different projects. I was directly involved in preparing project proposals and reports and also participated in field surveys that made me dexterous about data collection and analysis. After serving there for more than one year, I joined at the University of Dhaka with a desire to encourage students to be more productive by finding out their inner strengths.

I worked as an intern in International Development Enterprise-Bangladesh (iDE-B) during the year 2012. In this organization, I assisted in preparing reports, project summaries, case studies, data collection, designing banners, posters and so on.

Moreover, I participated in a number of seminars, conferences and workshops that not only increased my experience but also reduced my knowledge gap. My training programs include Concept & Challenges of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM), Biosafety and Environmental Hazards, Advanced Applications of GIS, SPSS & Applied STATA, Teaching and Learning (CoETL), etc. 

I possess a strong passion for research that prompted me to conduct various research activities in my areas of interests. I published twelve papers till now both internationally and nationally in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Furthermore, there were some abstract publications and conference papers. 

I want to facilitate and motivate the students of my department towards learning and taking interest in Soil, Water & Environment. I teach in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I am involved with teaching on Soil Chemistry, Soil Fertility, Soil Biochemistry, Agronomy & Agricultural Crops, GIS, Environmental Science, Soil Water Management, Environmental Impact Assessment. Besides I supervise seminar reports and postgraduate research students. 

I was awarded Dean’s Award from the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Dhaka for my brilliant result in the BS (Honors) examination. I received National Science and Technology Fellowship from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Bangladesh, for undertaking research activities. Also, I received stipends during my undergraduate and postgraduate levels for my extra-ordinary brilliant results. I achieved National Merit Scholarship for Higher Secondary Result, BRAC Bank Merit Scholarship, Junior Scholarship and Primary Scholarship.

I am currently involved in research related to soil chemistry and soil microbiology. I am working on effects of biochar on bacterial growth promoting plant yield; legume-rhizobium analysis for different sources of biochar; gas evolution from waste sources; adverse effects of slums on surrounding soil, plant and water bodies; use of industrial effluents as a source irrigation for accelerating plant growth. Besides, I possess strong passion for biogeochemistrty, heavy metal, toxicology and environmental management. 

The research findings will definitely benefit the people of our country. I am committed to make distinctive contributions where the perception and influence of Soil, Water & Environment will be clearly be expressed by linking and galvanizing scientists of our community and the communities worldwide. I am trying to make a positive contribution in the field of Soil Science, Agronomy as well as Environmental Science in order to promote sustainable agriculture and climate change mitigation.  

I want to facilitate and motivate the students of my department towards learning and taking interest in Soil, Water & Environment. I teach in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I am involved with teaching on Soil Chemistry, Soil Fertility, Soil Biochemistry, Agronomy & Agricultural Crops, GIS, Environmental Science, Soil Water Management, Environmental Impact Assessment. Besides I supervise seminar reports and postgraduate research students. 

TAZEEN FATIMA KHAN

Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka.

Mob: +8801720937463, E-mail: tazeenkhan18@du.ac.bd, tazeenkhan18@gmail.com

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
1. Name of Organization – Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka.
Position- Lecturer (2015 to present)
2. Name of Organization - Centre for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS)
Position- Junior Professional (2013 to 2015)
3. Name of Organization - International Development Enterprise-Bangladesh (iDE-B)
Position- Intern (2011 to 2012)
 
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND 
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MS):

Focal area of study: Environmental Science (Thesis Group)

Department of Soil, Water and Environment, Faculty of Biological Science, University of Dhaka.

Result: GPA 3.90 on a scale of 4.00

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS):

Focal area of study: Soil, Water and Environmental Science

Department of Soil, Water and Environment, Faculty of Biological Science, University of Dhaka.

Result: CGPA 3.77 on a scale of 4.00

HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE (HSC) EXAMINATION:

Focal area of study: Science

Holy Cross College, Dhaka Education Board, Dhaka.

Result: GPA 5.00 on a scale of 5.00

SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE (SSC) EXAMINATION:

Focal area of study      : Science

Holy Cross Girls’ High School, Dhaka Education Board, Dhaka.

Result: GPA 5.00 on a scale of 5.00

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Tazeen Fatima Khan, Mst Ummay Salma, Shahid Akhtar Hossain. 2018. Impacts of different sources of biochar on plant growth characteristics. Amer. J. Plant Sci. 9: 1922-1934.

Tazeen Fatima Khan, Samapti Roy and Md. Harunur Rashid. 2018. Phytoavailability of chromium in chromium salt and poultry feed. Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 27(2): 201‐211.

Alam, M. D., T. F. Khan and F. Akhter. 2017. Influence of diazinon on iron availability in Indian Spinach with different doses of rice hull as a bioremediant. J. Biodivers. Conserv. Bioresour. Manag. 3(2): 57-62.

Md Didar-ul-Alam, Tazeen Fatima Khan and Fahmida Akhter. 2017. Effects of diazinon on nutrient availability of Indian Spinach under different doses of rice hull. MOJ Bioequiv. Availab. 4(2): 261-265.

Sarafat Hossain, Tazeen Fatima Khan and S. M. Imamul Huq. 2017. Effects of slums on ecosystem components. J. Asiat. Soc. Bangladesh, Sci. 43(1): 71-81.

Swarnali Mahmood, Fatema Tuz Johra Nourin, Ayesha Siddika, Tazeen Fatima Khan. 2017. Encroachment of the Buriganga River in Bangladesh. J. Minerals & Materials Characterization & Engineering (JMMCE). 5: 266-273.

Md Arifur Rahman Bhuiyan, Tazeen Fatima Khan, Shahjahan Choudhury and S M Imamul Huq. 2017. Cadmium and lead tolerant bacteria isolated from industrial waste water. Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 26(1): 29‐38.

Tazeen Fatima Khan, Mohammed Waji Ullah, Shah Muhammad Imamul Huq. 2016. Heavy metal contents of different wastes used for compost. J. Minerals & Materials Characterization & Engineering (JMMCE). 4: 241-249.

S. M. Shejuti, T. F. Khan and S. M. Imamul Huq. 2015. Effects of altitude on plant growth. Bangladesh J. Soil Sci. 37(2): 1-11.

T. F. Khan, M. W. Ullah and S. M. Imamul Huq. 2015. Assessment of vulnerability in agricultural sector in disaster prone areas of Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Sci. Res. 28(2): 91-101.

T. F. Khan, M. W. Ullah, M. G. Faruque and S. M. Imamul Huq. 2015. Crop typology development for enhancing agriculture in the context of climate change scenarios of Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Soil Sci. 37(1): 65-75.

Tazeen Fatima Khan, Monzur Morshed Ahmed, Shah Muhammad Imamul Huq. 2014. Effects of biochar on the abundance of three agriculturally important soil bacteria. J. Agric. Chem. Environ. 3: 31-39.

T. F. Khan and S. M. Imamul Huq. 2014. Effects of biochar on the abundance of soil bacteria. British Microbiol. Res. J. 4(9): 896-904.

Md. Golam Faruque, Md. Waji Ullah, Uttam Deb,Chowdhury Saleh Ahmed, Roland Nathan Mandal, Bijoya Paul and Tazeen Fatima Khan. 2014. Agricultural production typology in Bangladesh. Paper presented at the 8th Conference of the Asian Society of Agricultural Economists (ASAE) during 15-17th October, 2014 at the BRAC Centre for Development Management (BRAC-CDM), Savar, Bangladesh. Available online at: vdsa.icrisat.ac.in/Include/MiniSymposium/4.pdf

ABSTRACT PUBLICATIONS

U. Salma, S. M. I. Huq, M. H. Rashid and T. F. Khan. 2017. Effects of biochar on plant growth. Bangladesh J. Sci. Ind. Res. 52 (Special Issue). Presented as a Poster during the Symposium on Environmental Chemistry for Securing Water Quality, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 30th July, 2017. Pg. 40.

S M Imamul Huq, M. Shahjahan Choudhury, M. Tanvir Ahmed Choudhury, Kishan Mahmud, Tazeen Fatima Khan, K Tahera Khan and Nadia Noor. 2014. Biochar application to soil and its effect on soil health. Presented as a Poster during the 20th World Congress of Soil Science, held in Jeju, Korea, from 8-13th June, 2014.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) - Life member
  • Soil Science Society of Bangladesh (SSSB) – Life member
  • Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists (BSM) - Life member

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

  • Name of Project: Crop typology development for Bangladesh. Position: Project Leader. Duration: 2014-15. 
  • Name of Project: Feasibility study for climate-smart villages in Bangladesh. Position: Research Assistant. Duration: 2014-15.
  • Name of Project: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Mymensingh-Tangail via Ghatail 132kV Transmission Line Project. Position: Agricultural Specialist. Duration: 2013-14.

Reports, Seminars & Workshops

I participated in three-month long workshop on Disaster Management and Environmental Safety (2009). I also participated in workshop on Exploring Environment of BD: Towards Effective Actions (2008), Water Resource Dispute in South Asia, Erosion Monitoring and Prediction of The Jamuna, The Ganges, and The Rivers of Bangladesh’ (2007).

I took part in a round-table discussion on Water Resource Dispute in South Asia on November 10, 2016 which was organized by Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Centre for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) and BRAC. I presented a paper at the 8th International Conference on Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology, hosted by Department of Botany, University of Dhaka (2016).

I participated in Youth Conference on Climate Change 2017, organized by both Department of Environment (DoE) and UNICEF; National Consultation on Valuing Water Initiative, facilitated by Global Water Partnership (GWP); Conference on Faecal Sludge Management: New Frontier in Development, organized by Bangladesh Faecal Sludge Management Network along with WaterAid Bangladesh; International Seminar on Approaches for Crop Monitoring and Production Forecasting, jointly organized by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).

AWARDS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Achieved NST (National Science and Technology) Fellowship under the Ministry of Science and Technology for conducting research activities
  • Achieved DEAN’S AWARD from the Dean of the Faculty of Biological Science, University of Dhaka, for brilliant result in the B.S. (Honors) Examination
  • Achieved ‘Jatiya Shishu Padak’ for brilliant performance in extra-curricular activities
  • National Merit Scholarship for Higher Secondary Result
  • BRAC Bank Merit Scholarship
  • Junior Scholarship and
  • Primary Scholarship.

TRAINING

  • Training on Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM)
  • Training on Biosafety and Environmental Hazards
  • Training on Advanced GIS
  • Training on SPSS & Advanced STATA