Department of Agricultural Construction and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Md Abdur Rashid Sarker
B. Sc. Agricultural Engineering, MS in Farm Structure and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D. in Smart Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Research interests: Nanotechnology, Photosensitizers, Wastewater Treatment, Microplastic Remediation.
Dept. of Agricultural Construction and Environmental Engineering
I have been working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Agricultural Construction and Environmental Engineering (ACEE), Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh. I obtained my first degree in Agricultural Engineering and Technology in 2007 and a Master’s degree in Farm Structure and Environmental Engineering in 2009 from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202. I also completed a Ph.D. degree in Smart Water Resources and Environmental Engineering from Yeungnam University, South Korea. I started my research in 2006 and I have since published 21 peer-reviewed articles with good impact factors. I am very much interested in wastewater treatment particularly remediation/degradation of residual antibiotics, industrial dyes, microplastics, and multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria in wastewater bodies using advanced cutting-edge approaches such as nanotechnology, ultrafiltration membrane, and photosensitizing green materials. I applied these techniques to overcome water-related problems at Yeungnam University, South Korea. I recently published three articles in a highly cited and recognized journal (Chemosphere and Environmental Pollution) about MDR bacteria remediation and residual antibiotic degradation. I can smoothly handle how to synthesize nanomaterials, characterize them, and applied in wastewater treatment processes. Moreover, I am experienced with membrane fabrication, characterization, and evaluation in wastewater treatment processes. I have gained knowledge of nanomaterial characterization techniques: X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Raman, Photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL), Thermogravimetry Differential Thermal Analysis (TG DTA), etc. I am very much interested in advanced bacterial morphology imaging using scanning electron microscope (SEM), and transmission electron microscope (TEM) techniques. I have completed four University Grant Commission (UGC) projects and supervised four master's students. My research findings have been presented at several national and international scientific seminars/conferences. Currently, I am serving as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.