Independent University, Bangladesh
Md. Hafizur Rahman, Ph.D.
Md. Hafizur Rahman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Science and Management,
School of Environment & Life Sciences
Room No: 9011
Email Address:
Phone Number: 2324

    Research Profile

Journal Paper,
Conference Paper,
Book Chapter,

Md Nur-E-Alam, M A Salam, Sanchita Dewanjee, MF Hasan, Hafizur Rahman, Rak AE, ARMT Islam, MY Miah

, "Distribution, Concentration, and Ecological Risk Assessment of Trace Metals in Surface Sediment of a Tropical Bangladeshi Urban River", Sustainability, MDPI , 2022, (Link)

Muhammed Alamgir Zaman Chowdhury, Md. Abir, Meherun Nesha, Zeenath Fardous, Hafizur Rahman and Md. Latiful Bari 

, "Assessment of toxic heavy metals and trace elements in poultry feeds, consumer chickens and eggs in Bangladesh", Asian Australas. J. Biosci. Biotechnol. , Ebu Press Ltd , 2022, (Link)

Rahagir Salekeen, Asif Ahmed, Md Emdadul Islam, Md Morsaline Billah, Hafizur Rahman, Kazi Mohammed Didarul Islam 

, "In-silico screening of bioactive phytopeptides for novel anti-ageing therapeutics", Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, Taylor and Francis , 2022, (Link)

Mohammad Ishaq, Md. Ekhtekharul Islam, Hafizur Rahman, Zahirul Islam 

, "Covid-19 lockdowns and tobacco use among private university students in Dhaka, Bangladesh", GJRA - Global Journal for Research Analysis, Radiance Research Academy , 2022, (Link)

M.F. Hasan, M. Nur-E-Alam, M.A.Salam, Hafizur Rahman, S.C. Paul, A.E. Rak, B. Ambade, A.R.M. Towfiqul Islam

, "Health Risk and Water Quality Assessment of Surface Water in an Urban River of Bangladesh", Sustainability, MDPI , 2021, (Link)

Das, Y., Fuad, T.I., Roy, M. S Sarker, Hafizur Rahman, S.M. Sharifuzzaman

, "New Distribution Record and Ecological Notes for Iasis Cylindrica (Tunicata: Salpidae) in the Bay of Bengal", Thalassas, Sringer , 2021, (Link)

Hafizur Rahman, Nabila Hoque, Palash K. Sarker, As

, "Assessment of Hexavalent Chromium Pollution in Buriganga and Dhaleshwari River Waterbodies Adjacent to Tannery Estates in Bangladesh", MIST International Journal of Science and Technology (MIJST), R&D Wing, MIST, Dhaka, Bangladesh , 2020, (Link)

Savio Rousseau Rozario, Hafizur Rahman, A N. M. Fakhruddin, Khondkar Ayaz Rabbani 

, "Prevalence of multidrug-Resistant bacteria on mobile phone surface", J Microsc Ultrastruct, Saudi Society of Microscopes , 2020, (Link)

Khaled A. Shaaban, Mohamed Shaaban, Hafizur Rahman, Iris Grün-Wollny, Peter Kämpfer, Gerhard Kelter, Heinz-Herbert Fiebig, Hartmut Laatsch , "Karamomycins A−C: 2‑Naphthalen-2-yl-thiazoles from Nonomuraea endophytica", Journal of Natural Products , American Chemical Society , 2019, (Link)

  1. Project Title: Screening of betel leaf and garlic extracts for controlling bacterial pathogens of fish and shellfish
    Project Manager: Dr. Md. Hafizur Rahman, Dr. Ashrafus Safa and Prof. Dr. S M Sharifuzzamam (Chittagong University)
  1. Project Title: Developing Modules for a Blended Learning Course on Displacement and Human Rights in the Context of Disaster and Climate Change
    Project Manager: Dr. Md. Hafizur Rahman, Dr. Md. Abdul Awal Khan
  1. Project Title: Assessment of hexavalent chromium pollution in Buriganga and Dhaleshwari River water bodies adjacent to tannery estates in Bangladesh
    Project Manager: Dr. Md. Hafizur Rahman, Dr. Md. Alamgir (DOE, Bangladesh Government)
  1. Project Title: Potential impact assessment of Rampal coal based power plant project on the Sunderbans mangrove forest
    Project Manager: Dr. Md. Hafizur Rahman, Prof. Nazmus Sadat (Khulna University)
  1. ENV 346 : Water Quality Environment
  1. ENV 348 : Environmental Chemical Analysis
  1. ENV 403 : Environmental Toxicology
  1. ENV 611 : Biomass Conversion

Previous administrative position


1)     Director (06/09/2021 to 31/03/2022): - Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)-IUB.


Previous academic positions


1)     Assistant Professor (01/05/2012 to 30/10/2018): Department of Environmental Science, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB)

2)     Postdoctoral Research Associate (December 2008-November 2011): School of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.

3)     Visiting Scientist (01/10/2007- 31/10/2007): I worked as a visiting scientist in the National Centre for Biotechnology, Madrid, Spain. 

4)     Research Officer (01/02/1999- 23/03/2003): I worked as a research officer in the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B).

DAAD (German Academic Service) for Ph.D. program

NIH (National Institute of Health) fellowship for Post-Doctoral program (2008-2011)


  • Post-Doctorate, 2011
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
  • PhD, 2008
    Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Goettingen, Germany
  • MSc, 1999
    Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • BSc (Honors), 1997
    Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh