Professor Dr. Md. Nurul Islam

Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology, Gazipur

M.Sc. in Physics (JU, Bangladesh), B.Sc. (JU, Bangladesh).

Office Address: Room #215, Old Academic Building

PABX: 49274034-53  Extn: 5103

Phone: (+88) 01720555767

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Degree University Year Discipline
Ph.D. University of Kentucky, USA 1989 Organic Chemistry
M.Sc. Dhaka University, Bangladesh 1973 (held in 1975) Chemistry
B.Sc.(Hons) Dhaka University, Bangladesh 1972 (held in 1974) Chemistry
Undergraduate Courses
  • Ch -2101
  • Ch-1303
  • Ch-2415
  • Ch-1201
  • Ch-1703
  • and Ch-1503.
Post-Graduate Courses
  • Ch-6108: Environmental Chemistry
  • Ch-6212: Synthetic Organic Polymer
  • Ch-6211: Organic Pollutants in the Environment.
Name Topic
Field of Specialization Organic Chemistry
Research Interest Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Year & Duration Designation Scope of Works Company/Institute/University
23-12-2008 ~ Present Professor, Dept. of Chemistry Teaching and Research Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET), Gazipur
28-01-2001 ~ 22-12-2008 Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry Teaching and Research Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET), Gazipur
01-10-1991 ~ 27-01-2001 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry Teaching and Research Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET), Gazipur
1978 ~ 1981 Scientific Officer, Health Physics Division Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC)
1977 ~ 1978 Junior Research Officer, Chemistry Division Forest Research Institute, Chittagong
Type Title
Journal Publications
  • Durability of mortar and concrete containing alkali –activated binder with pozzolans: A review, M.M. Hossain, M. R. Karim, M.K. Hossain, M.N. Islam and  M.F.M. Zain, Construction and Building Materials, 93,2015, 95-109
  • Interaction of Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose with Hexadecyltrimethylammonium Bromide, M.N. Islam, M.R. Shakil and M. A. Hoque, Jahangirnagar University Journal  of Science 2011, 34(2), 133-142
  • Conductometric Study of the Interaction of Sufranine O with Dodecyltrimethylammonium Bromide, M.A. Hoque, M. N. Islam,  M.A. Khan and M. A. Halim, J. Bang. Chem. Soc, 2009,22(2), 141-146
  • Thermodynamic Study of the Interaction of Safranine O With Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate In Aqueous Medium, M. N. IslamM. A. Hoque, M. A. Goni, F. Aktar, M. A. Khan and M.  G. Ahmed, J. Bang. Chem. Soc., 2007, 20(1), 35.
  • Enhancement of Mechanical Properties of Grafted Jute Yarn By Methylmethacrylate (MMA) Monomer Through UV Radiation Method, M. N. Islam, M. A. Goni, M. A. Hoque, M. A. Khan, A. I. Mustafa and M. M. Rahman, J. Bang. Chem. Soc., 2007, 20(1), 46.
  • Enhancement of Physico-mechanical Properties of Plywood Surface With Urethane Acrylate (M-1200) by UV Curing Method, A. M. S. Chowdhury, M. M. Rahman, H. C. Das, M. N. Islam and M. A. Khan, Polymer plastic Technology and Engineering, 2006,45, 1295.
  • Strained allenes as dienophiles in the Diels-Alder reaction: An experimental & computational study, M. Nendel, L. M. Tolbert, M. N. Islam, and  K. N. Houk, J. Org. Chem., 1999, 64, 976.
  • Carbanion Photochemistry: A new photochemical route to strained cyclic allenes, L.M. Tolbert, M. N. Islam, R.P. Johnson,  P. M. Loiselle, and W. C. Shakespeare, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1990, 112, 6461.
Conference Proceedings
  • Generation of 1- phenyl-1, 2-cyclohexadiene’ was presented at the 40th American Chemical Society (ACS) Southwest conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on 08-11-1988.
Topic Info
Additional Charge
  • Dean, Civil Engineering Faculty (From 01-04-2014 to date)
  • Head, Department of Chemistry (01-09-2003 to 31-01-2014)
  • Provost, Dr. F.R. Khan Hall and K.N.I. Hall (Oct. 1999 to July 2007)
  • Completed successfully a UGC-funded project titled, ‘Physicochemical study of the interaction of polymer with cationic surfactant.’
  • Serving on editorial board of DUET Journal.
  • Served on editorial board of all International conferences hosted by Civil Engineering Department, DUET.
  • Chaired sessions of the abovementioned Conferences.