Dr. Md. Imran Hosen
Assistant Professor, Institute of Water and Environment (IWE), Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology, Gazipur
Ph.D. in Hydrometeorology (Victoria University, Australia), M.Sc. in Water Resources Engineering (UM, Malaysia) & B.Sc. (DUET, Bangladesh)
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My research focuses on improving understanding of land-surface and atmospheric interactions by using Atmospheric Models, Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS). I also use GIS and RS in solving issues associated with water and environmental sectors. Prior to joining DUET, I completed PhD in hydrometeorology from Victoria University in Australia, M.Sc in Hydrology from University of Malaya in Malaysia and B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology in Bangladesh. My PhD research focused on the impact of land-use changes especially urban expansion on the urban heat island (UHI), and the mitigation strategies of the UHI by using green infrastructure during heatwaves. I am interested to combine my expertise in hydrology and meteorology to carry out hydro-meteorological research to answer various scientific questions. In addition, I work as a Civil Engineer.
PhD (2014 – 2018):
Doctor of Philosophy in Hydrometeorology
College of Engineering and Science
Department of Civil Engineering
Victoria University, Australia
Masters (2011 – 2012):
Master of Science in Water Resources Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Malaya, Malaysia
Graduation (2006 – 2009):
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET), Bangladesh
Assistant Professor (August 2019 to Present)
IWE, DUET, Gazipur, Bangladesh
Lecturer (October 2018 to July 2019)
IWE, DUET, Gazipur
Research Fellow (January 2011 to February 2013)
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Course Coordinator (Postgraduate) – Institute of Water and Environment, DUET, Gazipur
September 2019 to Present
- Coordinator – Workshop on GIS and Remote Sensing. Organized by Institute of Water and Environment, DUET, Gazipur, 30 January to 01 February 2020.
|Course No.||Course title||University||Year|
|WE-6102 (Masters Level)||Water Supply and Hydraulic Design||Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET)||2020|
|WE-6121 (Masters Level)||Climate Change Risks Management||Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET)||2020|
|WE-6116 (Masters Level)||Wastewater Treatment||Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET)||2020|
|Wastewater Treatment||Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET)||2019|
|Climate Change and GIS||Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET)||2018|
- Designed and developed course curriculum for Masters and PhD programs under the IWE
- Design and developed course curriculum for Postgraduate Diploma program under the IWE
- Acted as member-secretary to develop and publish the academic rules and regulations for postgraduate programs under the IWE
- Developed lesson plan based on the subjects matters
- Remote Sensing
- SOURCE model
- MUSIC model
- Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model
- NCAR Command Language (NCL)
- Grid Analysis and Display System (GrADS)
- Linux/Unix Operating System
- High Performance Computer
- Cloud Computing System
- International Postgraduate Scholarship (IPRS) by the Australian Government for pursuing PhD studies at Victoria University, Australia, 2014-2018
- Research Fellowship by the University of Malaya for pursuing M.Sc. in Water Resources Engineering degree at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2011-2012
- GIS and Remote Sensing
- Urban Meteorology
- Climate Change
- Impact of Land Cover Changes on Urban Temperatures in Four Megacities of Bangladesh; Funded by Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh, July 2019 – June 2020 (Co-Investigator).
- An Experimental Study on the Development of Low Thermal Conductivity Concrete; Funded by Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh, July 2019 – June 2020 (Co-Investigator).
- Guest Editor of International Journal – Sustainability (Open access journal by MDPI)
- Reviewer of International Journal – Environmental Research Letters (IOPscience)
- Reviewer of International Journal – Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier)
- Reviewer of International Journal – Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Springer)
- Reviewer of International Journal – Landscape and Urban Planning (Elsevier)
- Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), Bangladesh
- Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS), Australia
Project Title: Evaluating the Impact of Landuse Changes on Surface Temperature in Dhaka city of Bangladesh.
Cities are getting hotter in the world. The current research will evaluate the impacts of land use changes on the surface temperature in the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh by using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques. Land use, meteorological and remote sensing data have been collected from different departments and websites. The outcome of this research will provide important information for the city planners and engineers to develop sustainable urban development plan for the city of Dhaka.
Project Title: An Experimental Study on the Development of Low Thermal Conductivity Concrete.
Cities are generally warmer than surrounding rural areas because of built-up areas constructed by high thermal conductivity materials such as concrete, bricks, and pavements. High thermal conductivity materials absorb heat during the day and re-radiate the stored heat from last parts of the day till early morning, and consequently, city areas get warmer condition especially during the night. To overcome these problems, the use of low thermal conductivity construction could be a good mitigation strategy in reducing urban temperatures and establishing green city. The aim of the study is to develop low thermal conductivity concrete by ensuring maximum cooling benefit.
Project Title: Urban Heat Island Mitigation by Green Infrastructure.
This research has mainly focused on the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effects and its mitigation strategies during heatwave events over the city of Melbourne in southeast Australia. Urban development and industrialization are leading to induce the UHI in cities. In addition, the heatwaves exacerbates the UHI and lead to an increase of heat related diseases and mortality in city areas, which have been increased over the last centuries. This study has helped to set-up a framework for the urban planners and engineers to develop a sustainable urban development plan by implementing green infrastructure into urban areas to mitigate UHI effects in the city of Melbourne.
Project Title: Fundamental Research on Sustainable Porous Pavement to Solve Flash Flood and Water Security.
The project was under “University Malaya Research Grant Number RG170/12SUS”. The research covered multi-disciplinary collaboration (Hydraulics, Structural, Hydrology, Environmental, Highway and Pavement). The research conducted on a porous and permeable reservoir pavement construction at University of Malaya, Malaysia; surfaced with permeable, porous, sustainable block paving; and with a different sub-base stone-type in reservoirs, from which the discharge was monitored for water quantity and quality. This research proposed a new filtering layer in permeable pavement system to improve storm water quality by facilitating the biodegradation process.
Project Title: Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment using Remote Sensing and GIS.
The project was under “University Malaya Research Grant”. The GIS-based DRASTIC model was used for this study. The project aimed at assessing groundwater vulnerability, quality and potentiality based on the geological and hydrogeological settings including a wide range of hydro-meteorological data;- Geology map, Hydrogeology map, Topography map, Pumping test data and Meteorological data. The index of groundwater vulnerability was developed and the whole catchment was classified as low, moderate and high vulnerable zones. The study also investigated the groundwater potentiality and quality for the study areas. GIS-based aquifer productivity map was generated based on the discharge capacity of the aquifer and the area was classified as low, moderate and high potential zones. Groundwater quality was analyzed and compared with drinking water quality standard of Malaysia. Finally, the study provided important information for managers, planners and regulatory agencies in the task of assessing the relative groundwater vulnerability, potentiality and quality in the Melaka catchment.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
- Imran, H.M., Kala, J., Ng, A. W. M., Muthukumaran, S. (2019). Impacts of future urban expansion on urban heat island effects during heatwave events in the city of Melbourne in southeast Australia. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.3580. (Publisher: Wiley, ISI and SCImago journal rank: Q1, Impact factor: 3.2, Citations: 01)
- Imran, H.M., Kala, J., Ng, A. W. M., Muthukumaran, S. (2019). Effectiveness of vegetated patches as Green Infrastructure in mitigating Urban Heat Island effects during a heatwave event in the city of Melbourne. Weather and Climate Extremes, 25, 100217.
- https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wace.2019.100217. (Publisher: Elsevier, SCImago journal rank: Q1, Impact factor: 2.56, Citations: 06)
- Imran, H.M., Kala, J., Ng, A. W. M., Muthukumaran, S. (2018). Effectiveness of Green and Cool Roofs in Mitigating Urban Heat Island Effects during a heatwave event in the city of Melbourne in southeast Australia. Journal of Cleaner Production. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.06.179. (Publisher: Elsevier, ISI and SCImago journal rank: Q1, Impact factor: 5.651, Citations: 45)
- Imran, H.M., Kala, J., Ng, A. W. M., Muthukumaran, S. (2017). An evaluation of the performance of a WRF multi-physics ensemble for heatwave events over the city of Melbourne in southeast Australia. Climate Dynamics, 50 (7-8), 2553-2586. (Publisher: Springer, ISI and SCImago journal rank: Q1, Impact factor: 3.774, Citations: 12)
- S Akib, S., Ahmed, A.A., Imran, H.M., Mahidin, M.F., Ahmed, H.S. and Rahman, S (2015). Properties of hydraulic jump over apparent corrugated beds. Dam Engineering 25 (2): 65-77. (Citations: 04)
- Shirazi, S.M., Adham, M.I., Zardari, N.H., Ismail, Z., Imran, H.M. and Mangrio, M.A (2015). Groundwater quality and hydrogeological characteristics of Malacca state in Malaysia. Journal of Water and Land development. No. 24 (I‐III): 11‐19. PL ISSN 1429‐7426. (Publisher: Polish Academy of Sciences, SCImago journal rank: Q3, Impact factor: 0.304, Citations: 17).
- Shirazi, S.M., Imran, H.M., Akib, S., Sholichin, M. and Harun, Z.B. (2013). Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment in Melaka Catchment of Malaysia Using DRASTIC and GIS Technique Environmental Earth Sciences, 1-12. DOI 10.1007/s12665-013-2360-9. (Springer Publishers). (Publisher: Springer, SCImago journal rank: Q2 and ISI rank: Q3, Impact factor: 1.435, Citations: 70).
- Imran, H.M., Akib, S. and Karim, M.R. (2013). Permeable Pavement and Stormwater Management Systems: A Review. Environmental Technology, 1-8. DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2013.782573. (Publisher: Taylor and Francis, SCImago journal rank: Q2 and ISI rank: Q3, Impact factor: 1.666, Citations: 69).
- Imran, H.M. and Shatirah Akib (2013). A Review of Hydraulic Jump Properties in Different Channel Bed Conditions. Life Science Journal, 10(2): 126-130. (Publisher: Zhengzhou University, SCImago journal rank: Q4, Impact factor: 0.125, Citations: 08)
- Shirazi, S.M. and Imran, H.M. (2012). GIS-based DRASTIC Method for Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment: A Review. Journal of Risk Research, 1-21. (Publisher: Taylor and Francis, ISI and SCImago journal rank: Q2, Impact factor: 1.376, Citations: 105).
- Imran, H.M. and Shirazi, S.M. (2012). Evaluation of Groundwater Contamination at Melaka Catchment in Malaysia. Advanced Science letters, 14: 47-53. (American Scientific Publishers).
- Shirazi, S.M., Hosen Imran, Sholichin, M. and Akib, S. (2011). Investigation of Groundwater Potential in Melaka District of Malaysia. Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp 4553-4556. (Scientific.Net Publishers).
- Afrin, , Saha, G. C., Imran, M. H., Ahmed, S. U., and Anwar, M. H. (2020). Evaluating the Noise Absorption Performance of Acoustic Panels Made of Solid Wastes. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development (ICCESD 2020), Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), Khulna, Bangladesh, February, 7 – 9, 2020.
- Imran, H.M., Kala, J., Ng, A. W. M., Muthukumaran, S., Alauddin, M. and Alam, A. (2019). Efficiency of Urban Parks in Reducing Urban Heat Island in the City of Melbourne. International Conference on Water and Environmental Engineering (iCWEE), 19 – 23 January 2019, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Imran, H.M., Kala, J., Ng, A. W. M., Muthukumaran, S. (2018). Mitigation of Urban Heat Island in the city of Melbourne: Green and Cool Roofs AMOS-ICSHMO 2018 Conference, 5 – 9 February 2018. University of New South Wales, Kensington Campus, Sydney, Australia.
- Imran, H.M., Kala, J., Ng, A. W. M., Muthukumaran, S. (2017). Evaluating Three Planetary Boundary Layer Schemes in the WRF model for Urban Heat Island Assessment in Melbourne. AMOS/MSNZ Conference and ANZ Climate Forum, 7 – 10 February 2017. Australian National University, Canberra.
- Workshop on GIS and Remote Sensing, 30 January to 01 February 2020. Organized by Institute of Water and Environment, DUET, Gazipur-1707, Bangladesh.
- 21st Foundation Training for University Teachers, 05 – 31 January 2019. Organized by Graduate Training Institute, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.
- 7th Annual Winter School Program on Climate Extremes and High Impact Weather, 25 – 29 June 2018. Organized by ARC Centres of Excellence for Climate System Science and Climate Extremes, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
- Introductory, intermediate and advanced HPC with Linux Course, 3-5 August 2015. Organized by V3 Alliance, RMIT Building 91, Victoria Street, Carlton South, Victoria, Australia.
- The concepts of creating integrated catchment and river system planning models. eWater Source Modelling Training in Melbourne on 14-15 November 2017.
- Seminar on Flood Problem and Management, 3 March 201 Organized by Department of Civil Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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