Dr. Md. Kalimur Rahman

Associate Professor, Department of CE, Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology, Gazipur

PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering (San Antonio, Texas, USA), M.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Environmental) (BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh) & B.Sc. in Civil Engineering (BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh).

Office Address: Room #8006, New Academic Building, DUET, Gazipur

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Md Kalimur Rahman has received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2008 and 2011, respectively. He worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET), Gazipur, Bangladesh from June to August 2012. Prior to joining as an Assistant Professor, he served as a lecturer in the same department from May 2009 to June 2012. Kalimur joined Clemson University as a Ph.D. student to study rainfall microphysics in August 2012. His advisor later moved to the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) from Clemson University. Kalimur also joined UTSA to remain under the supervision of the same advisor as a Ph.D. student to study rainfall microphysical properties. He received the Valero travel award and professional development award for the conference “American Physical Society 68th Annual DFD Meeting” in Boston, Massachusetts. Kalimur served as a referee for the Water, Energy, and the Environment poster category (for undergraduate students). He has also served as President of the Bangladesh Student Association at UTSA and Treasurer at the Bangladesh Student Association of Clemson. He intends to develop an efficient research group in his native country to continue quality research for contributing significantly to the wellbeing of the country as well as the whole world.

Degree University Year Discipline
Doctor of Philosophy The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA. December 2017 Environmental Science and Engineering
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Environmental) Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh November
2011
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh January 2008 Civil Engineering
Name of Degree Title
Ph.D. Rainfall Microphysical Observations Using the High-Speed Optical Disdrometer
M.Sc. Engg. Assessment of Heavy Metal Contamination of Sediments of Some Polluted Rivers
Undergraduate Courses
  • CE-2201: Fluid Mechanics
  • CE-3201: Open Channel Flow
  • CE-4201: Irrigation and Flood Control Lab
  • Hum-4101: Socioeconomic Aspects of Development Projects
  • CE-3121: Industrial Roof System Design
  • CE-1009: Engineering Mechanics
  • CE-2001: Engineering Materials
  • CE-2003: Numerical Methods and Computer Programming
  • CE-2103: Mechanics of Solids
Post-Graduate Courses
  • CE-6401: Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • CE-6403: Advanced Hydrology
Name Topic
Field of Specialization Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Research Interest
  • Precipitation Microphysics
  • Hydrological processes using machine learning and big data analytics
  • Climate Change Impacts on Precipitation Patterns
  • Performance of Porous Pavement
  • Morphological Changes due to Sea Level Rise
Year & Duration Designation Scope of Works Company/Institute/University
Dec, 2017 ~ Present Assistant Professor, Dept. of CE Teaching and Research Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET), Gazipur
Aug 2015 ~ Aug 2017 Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of CEE Research University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, USA
Jan 2013 ~ Jul 2015 Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of CE Research Clemson University, South Carolina, USA
Aug 2012 ~ Dec 2012 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dept. of CE Teaching Clemson University, South Carolina, USA
Jun 2012 ~ Aug 2012 Assistant Professor, Dept. of CE Teaching and Research Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET), Gazipur
May 2009 ~ Jun 2012 Lecture, Dept. of CE Teaching and Research Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET), Gazipur
Feb 2008 ~ Apr 2009 Assistant Design Engineer Design  Bureau of Research, Testing & Consultation (BRTC), (BUET), Bangladesh
Type Title
Journal Publications
  • Rahman, K.,  Barua, P. Biswas, and M. S. Hossain, 2020, Attenuation of Heavy Metals from Runoff Using Coconut Husk Adsorbent in Porous Asphalt Pavement, Advanced Engineering Forum. 37, 47-58.
  • M. S. Anwar, M. Z. Hasan, and K. Rahman, 2020, Salinity Variation of the South-Western Coastal Region of Bangladesh in response to Discharge from an Upstream River, International Journal of Advanced Geosciences, 8(2), 173-178.
  • Rahman, K.,  Barua, S., M. S. Alam, and M. A. Alam, 2020, Ecological Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals Concentration in Sediment of the Shitalakhya River, International Journal of Scientific Research in Multidisciplinary Studies, 6(6), 15-20.
  • Rahman, K.,  Barua, S., F. Ahammad, and M. A. Alam, 2020, Assessment of pollution and sources of heavy metals in the sediments of the Shitalakhya River, Bangladesh, International Journal of Advanced Geosciences, 8(1), 89-94.
  • Rahman, K.,  Barua, S. Anwar, Z. Hasan, and M. S. Islam, 2020, Removal of heavy metals from stormwater using the porous concrete pavement, Journal of Modern Materials, 7(1):37-44.
  • Rahman, K., and F. Y. Testik, 2020, Shapes and fall speeds of freezing and frozen raindrops, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 21(6): 1311–1331, DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-19-0204.1. (Impact Factor: 4.158)
  • Testik, F. Y., and Rahman, 2017, First in situ observations of binary raindrop collisions, Geophysical Research Letter, 44, 1175–1181, DOI:10.1002/2017GL072516. (Impact Factor: 4.339)
  • Testik, F. Y., and Rahman, 2016, High-speed optical disdrometer for rainfall microphysical observations, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology33, 231-243, DOI:10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0098.1. (Impact Factor: 2.224)
  • Barua, S., Rahman, and H. M. Imran, 2020, Assessment of Water Quality and Apportionment of Pollution Sources of an Urban Lake using Multivariate Statistical Analysis. (submitted)
Conference Proceedings
  • K. Rahman., Anwar, M. S, and Hasan, M. Z., Development of Rainfall Intensity Duration Frequency (IDF) Curves for Future Climate Change Scenarios in Bangladesh, AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 2020 (submitted).
  • R. Pervin, Rahman, K., and Islam, A. Evaluation of the meteorological drought of different regions in Bangladesh. ICCESD at KUET, Khulna, Bangladesh, 2020.
  • F. Y. Testik and Rahman, K., Fall Characteristics of Freezing and Frozen Raindrops, Proceedings, AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 2019.
  • Rahman, K., and F. Y. Testik, Raindrop shape and fall speed interactions, Proceedings, AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 2016.
  • Flynn, A., Rahman, and F. Y. Testik, Fall Speeds of Freezing and Frozen Raindrops, Proceedings, AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 2016.
  • Testik, F. Y. and Rahman, 2016, Raindrop fall velocity deviations from the terminal velocities, The 17th International Conference on Clouds and Precipitation, 25-29 July, Manchester, UK.
  • Rahman, K., and F. Y. Testik, 2016, A field study on the raindrop fall velocity, European Geosciences Union General Assembly,Vienna, Austria, 17–22 April.
  • Testik, F. Y. and Rahman, 2015, Binary raindrop collisions, 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Volume 60, Number 21.
  • Testik, F. Y. and Rahman, Field observations of raindrop-raindrop collisions, Proceedings, AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 2015.
  • Testik, F.Y., and Rahman, K., A new optical disdrometer for monitoring precipitation microphysics, Abstract, Proceedings of AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA (December 15-19, 2014).
  • Rahman, K., Tokay, A., and Testik, F.Y., A comparative study of rainfall observations during the GPM-IPHEx field campaign, Abstract, Proceedings of AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA (December 15-19, 2014).
  • Testik, F.Y., and Rahman, K., Introducing a new high-speed imaging system for measuring raindrop characteristics, Abstract, Proceedings of AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA (December 9-13, 2013).
  • Rahman, K., Ahamed M. S., Rana, S. and Noor, M. A., Seismic responses, design, and economy of a building with and without base isolation, 3rd International Earthquake Symposium, Dhaka, Bangladesh (March 2010).

Working papers

  • Rahman, K.,  Anwar, A. Islam, H. M. Imran, and Z. Hasan, 2020, Rainfall variability and significance of updating IDF curves with changing climate in Bangladesh.
  • Hasan,, M. A. Matin, and K. Rahman, 2020, Assessment of the hydro-morphological response of selected reach of the Jamuna river due to structural intervention using DELFT3D model.
Topic Info
Supervisions
  • Philosophical Doctorate (Ph.D): 
  • Post-Graduate Supervision (Completed): 
  • Undergraduate Supervision: 14 Students

Graduate student mentoring

  • Alyssa Flynn, MSc, Civil and Environmental Engineering, the University of Texas at San Antonio (2016-2017)
  • Nahida Sultana, MSc, Civil Engineering (Water Resources), Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (2019-2020), expected graduation: December 2020.
  • Moinul Hasan, MSc, Civil Engineering (Water Resources), Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (2020), expected graduation: June 2021.

Undergraduate student mentoring

Topics:

  1. Performance of A Porous Asphalt Pavement to Reduce Stormwater Pollutants (3 students, 2018-2019)
  2. Water Quality Assessment of Gulshan Lake (2 students, 2018-2019)
  3. The efficiency of a Porous Concrete Pavement to Remove Heavy Metals of Stormwater (3 students, 2018-2019)
  4. Rainfall Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) Curves for Selected Divisions in Bangladesh (2 students, 2018-2019)

Worked with undergraduate students in the Creative Inquiry Project “High-speed Imaging of Rainfall” (2013-2015), Clemson University.

Research or Another Academic Project Experience EXTERNAL FUNDING

Grants received:

  1. Project Title: Development of Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) Equations and Curves for the Rain-gauge Stations in Bangladesh
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Funding agency: University grants commission of Bangladesh.
    Project duration: 2018-2019.
  1. Project Title: Observation of Sea Level Trend and Detection of Morphological Changes along the Eastern Coast of Bangladesh
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Funding agency: University grants commission of Bangladesh.
    Project duration: 2018-2019.

Grant submitted:

  1. Project Title: Performance Evaluation of Various Porous Asphalt Pavements for Heavy Metal Removal (submitted)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Funding agency: University grants commission of Bangladesh.
    Project duration: 2020-2021.

Grants assisted as a graduate student:

  1. NSF Award No. IIP 1612717 & IIP 1449705: I-Corps: Advanced Optical Disdrometer for Precipitation Observations (Role: RA). Project duration: 2014-2017. Institution: Clemson University and The University of Texas at San Antonio.

 

FIELD CAMPAIGNING EXPERIENCES

  • Participated in the NASA GPM-IPHEx field experimental campaign in Maggie Valley, Asheville, North Carolina (May 2014).
  • Collected Hurricane Harvey microphysical data during the field campaign at UTSA (2017).

 

INSTRUMENT DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCES

  • Developed a new instrument, “High-speed Optical Disdrometer (HOD)” during my Ph.D. study.
  • This was patented by my Ph.D. supervisor, Testik, F.Y. (2015) “Optical System for Measuring Particle Characteristics.” PCT/US2015/027214. 23 April 2015. International publication number: WO 2015/167914 Al

 

FIELD SITE DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCES

  • Developed rainfall research field site for precipitation measurements at Clemson University and the University of Texas at San Antonio outdoor campus.
  • Installed various instruments such as HOD Disdrometer, OTT Parsivel Disdrometer, OTT Pluvio Rain gauge, and TB4 Rain gauge.
  • Conducted field experiments, collected, and analyzed the field data on warm, freezing, and frozen rainfall properties.

 

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCES

  • Developed a new software using Matlab to accurately measure the raindrop size, shape, fall speeds using an image processing algorithm.

 

COURSE COORDINATING EXPERIENCES

  •  Served as an undergraduate course coordinator in the Department of Civil Engineering, Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (2 years: 2018-2019).
Professional Activities
  • Judge for the outstanding student poster awards: The Water, Energy, and the Environment poster category (for undergraduate students), College of Sciences: The University of Texas at San Antonio, Research Conference-October 9, 2015.
  • Member, Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh.
  • Member, American Geophysical Union
  • Member, Consultancy, Research and Testing Service (CRTS), Department of Civil Engineering, Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh.
  • Examiner, Recruitment test of Bangladesh Bank.
Honors and Awards
  • Valero Travel Award, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2015.
  • Professional Development Award, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2015.
  • Merit scholarship, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, 2006-2007.
  • University Dean’s List Scholarship, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, 2006-2007.
Extracurricular Activities
  • Member, Movement to Save the Environment in Bangladesh
  • President, Bangladesh Student Association at the University of Texas at San Antonio (2015-2016)
  • Treasurer, Bangladesh Student Association at Clemson University (2013-2014)
  • Member of Teachers’ Association at Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET), Gazipur, Bangladesh (2009-2012, 2018-2019)
Project Experience
  • International Non-Sewered Sanitation Standards: ISO 30500 and ISO 24521
    Cap-Net and American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
    September 21, 2020
  • GIS and Remote Sensing
    IWE, DUET, Gazipur.
    30 January-1 February 2020
  • Fecal Sludge Management in Cities: An Element of City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation
    ITN, BUET
    30 November-1 December 2011
  • Industrial Management and Increase Process Efficiency by Waste Minimization
    ITN, DUET, Gazipur
    30 November-1 December 2011
  • Climate Change Impact and Adaptation for Bangladesh
    ITN, DUET, Gazipur
    4-5 July 2011
  • GIS Database Management and Application in Climate Change
    ITN, DUET, Gazipur
    28-29 June 2011
Skills
  • Programming Languages: Matlab, LabVIEW, Visual Basic, C++.
  • Civil Engineering Software: SWAT, ANSYS, EPANET, HEC-RAS, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Arc GIS, PLAXIS, ETABS, STAAD.Pro, CSI COL, MIDAS Civil.
  • Statistical Software: R, JMP, SAS.
  • Codes, Specifications, and Standards: ACI 318- 2011, ASCE 7, AISC 2005, IBC 2009, LRFD 2012.