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Department of Chemical Engineering,

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

Phone: +880-1552352461




Mohidus Samad Khan | PhD

Assistant Professor

Bio and Environmental Technology (BET) Research Group

Department of Chemical Engineering, BUET

Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

Phone:     +880-1552352461





Fields of Interest: Biotechnology: Health and Food; Bioprocess Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Engineering Education.


Oct’06 – Mar’10: PhD in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Monash University, Australia

PhD Project, ‘Bioactive Papers: Printing, Activity and Stability’, under the supervision of Prof. Gil Garnier and Prof. Wei Shen (Department of Chemical Eng, Monash University).

Sep’99 – Jul’04: BSc in Chemical Eng, Bangladesh Uni of Eng. and Tech. (BUET), Dhaka

Undergrad Thesis (one year) project, ‘Study of Wastewater Treatment Process of a Synthetic Fabric Dyeing Plant’, under the supervision of Prof. Sabder Ali (BUET).


Professional Experiences: 


Jun-July’15: Visiting Professor, McGill University


Nov’13 onward: Assistant Professor, Dept of Chem Eng, Bangladesh Uni of Eng and Tech (BUET)

Teaching Courses Taught: ChE 6504 (Fermentation Technology), ChE 6505 (Biochemical Engineering), ChE 485 (Industrial Pollution Control), ChE 411 (Economics and Management of Chemical Process Industries), ChE 473 (Biochem Eng I), ChE 475 (Biochem Eng II), and ChE 441 (Fertilizer, Pulp and Paper Tech).

Design and Consultancy – Provide consultancy service to Environmental and Biotechnological Projects (Govt., IFC-World Bank, JICA, and Local Industries), which include but not limited to Industrial Wastewater Management, Industrial Solid Waste Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Bioprocess Engineering, etc.  

  • Working on Industrial Waste Management and Environmental issues since 2004; working experience with different waste management options including Physico-Chemical, Biological and Zero-Discharge techniques.
  • Hands-on experience in designing and troubleshooting textile (dyeing and washing) and pharmaceutical Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs).
  • Technological assessment of Green Energy and Biofuel production options.
  •  Prefers to mix Technical Consultancy with Research Approach

Research – supervising different research projects on Biotech, Food and Environmental Engineering, such as: Food Processing and Preservation, Artificial Fruit Ripening, Low-Cost Diagnostics to Detect Biomarkers in Biofluid, Biological Effluent Treatment, etc.

Departmental Activities ● Secretary, Board of Post Graduate Studies (BPGS), Dept of Chem Eng, BUET. ● Member (ASPM), UGC HEQEP Project (BDT 45,000,000/-) entitled: ‘Quality Enhancement of Chemical Engineering Program at BUET through Modernization of Teaching-Learning Facilities’, Dept of Chem Eng, BUET. ● Member, Reviewing Committee of Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Course Curricula, Dept of Chem Eng, BUET. ● Member, Safety Committee, Dept of Chem Eng, BUET. 


Jun’10 – Dec’13: Post-Doctoral Fellow, McGill University

This work encompassed Theoretical and Experimental research. The Experimental research work aimed developing Antibody active paper and cellulose beads to detect and filter bacteriophage ‘T7’. The Theoretical research work aimed to perform molecular modelling of building blocks of Picloram antibody, 3D Homology modelling of Antibody Binding Fragments, and Quantum Calculation of Antibody-Antigen Interaction Energies at different physiological conditions. 


Feb-May’10: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Monash University

This project developed bioactive enzymatic papers. Main focuses of the project were to deliver enzymes in a controlled pattern on paper, to investigate activity, stability, selectivity, aging, fixation and retention of enzymes on paper.

May-Sept’06: Environmental Consultant and Engineering Design, Renata Ltd., BD

Work independently to design the ‘Effluent Treatment Plant, ETP’ and to develop the ‘Waste Management Plan’ for Renata Limited, a prominent pharmaceutical industry in Bangladesh (

Sep’04-Aug’06: Project Engineer, ETP, ISM Project

ISM was an international research project aiming pollution abatement. The project was funded by DFID (UK), USAID (US), Dept of Env (DoE) of Bangladesh Govt; and was undertaken by Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), Stockholm Env Inst (SEI) and Uni of Leeds, UK. This project worked to identify and reduce industrial water pollution in the Turaag River and surrounding wetlands. Key Responsibilities: Identifying and measuring water pollution in the Turaag River; Helping industries to establish and troubleshoot Effluent Treatment Plants; Report Writing; Scientific Publication; Presenting Research works to the Industry and Local community.

2007-2008: Monash University

● Safety and Lab Manager: Chemistry Lab (2007-08) and Humidity Controlled Lab (2008-09), APPI, Monash University.

 ● Member of Safety Committee, Dept of Chem Eng, Monash University.


Major Awards, Scholarships and Achievements:

  • 'iCFP2016 Young Scientist Award’' in recognition of the Outstanding Young Research in 2nd International Conference on Food Properties (iCFP2016), Bangkok, Thailand, 2016.
  • iCFP2016 Best Paper Award on Mass Transfer Properties, Mass-volume-area related Properties & Mechanical Properties Track for the paper entitled: ‘Analyzing Diffusivity of Formaldehyde in Formalin Treated Fish Samples: ‘Catla catla’’, at the 2nd International Conference on Food Properties (iCFP2016), Bangkok, Thailand, 2016.
  • iCFP2016 Best Paper Award on Health and Wellness & Medicinal Properties Track for the paper entitled: ‘Measuring and Analyzing Dental Erosion Caused by Beverages and Bottled Drinking Water in Bangladesh’, at the 2nd International Conference on Food Properties (iCFP2016), Bangkok, Thailand, 2016.
  • Winner of 'Young Innovator Award 2012' entitled 'TR35@Singapore Awards' organized by the 'MIT Technology Review Inc' to recognize the top innovators in the Asia-Pacific regions under the age of 35 for Developing Paper Diagnostic for Blood Typing *.
  • Vice-Chancellor’s commendation (2010) for Doctoral Thesis Excellence (known as: Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal) as a recognition of Excellence in PhD Research.
  • Kenneth Hunt Medal (2010) from Monash Engineering Faculty for the Best Engineering PhD Thesis.
  • Finalist forIChemE 2010 Award: the Young Engineer’ of the Year sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (IChemE), UK.
  • State Winner (VIC) in ‘2009 AusBiotech-GSK Student Excellence Awards’ for the PhD work on ‘Bioactive Papers’; AUS national award is for the postgrad (PhD) students working in Biotehcnology.
  • Monash Post Graduate Publication Award (2009); Monash Postgraduate Research Travel Grant (2009); Monash Graduate Scholarship (2006-09); Monash Departmental Scholarship (2006-09); Monash Research Scholarship.
  • Selected as one of the ‘Ten High Achieving International Students’ from the Engineering Faculty, Monash University in 2008, as a recognition of Academic Achievements.
  • Selected and Featured in the special edition (21st Anniversary, 2012) of Daily Star Bangladesh as one of the ‘Young and Future Leaders of Bangladesh’ working in national and international level.
  • Award of Appreciation’ from the International Conference on Chemical Engineering 2008, Dhaka, Bangladesh, for the contribution to organize ICChE2008 Poster Competition for undergraduate students.
  • BUET Technical Scholarship (2000-04); University Merit Scholarship (BUET).

* The blood typing work was further developed in Monash Uni, and went to win Australian Eureka Prize for Innovation in Technology.


Teaching Experiences:

Nov’13 onward: Assistant Professor, BUET  

  • ChE 485 - Industrial Pollution Control (BUET, 4th year)
  • ChE 473 - Biochemical Engineering I (BUET, 3rd year)
  • ChE 475 - Biochemical Engineering II (BUET, 4th year).
  • ChE 411 – Economics and Management of Chemical Process Industries (BUET, 4th year)
  • ChE 441 - Fertilizer, Pulp and Paper Technology (BUET, 3rd year)
  • ChE 6504 - Fermentation Technology (BUET, Post Graduate Course)
  • ChE 6505 - Biochemical Engineering (BUET, Post Graduate Course)

Jun’10 – Sept’13: Post-Doctoral Fellow, McGill University

Co-supervised several undergraduate research students to computer simulate (3D) Antibody structures and experimental research to develop anti-viral Bioactive Papers. Main supervisors: Prof. Theo van de Ven and Prof. Emeritus M. A. Whitehead.

Jan’07 – May’10: Casual Academic/Sessional Teacher, Monash University

  • CHE4180 – Chemical Engineering Project: Enzymatic Bioactive Papers (Monash, 4th year).
  • CHE4163 – Transport Phenomena and Numerical Methods (Monash, 3rd year).
  • CHE3161 – Chemistry and Chemical Thermodynamics (Monash, 3rd year).
  • CHE3164 – Reaction Engineering (Monash, 3rd year).
  • CHE2165 – Bio-nano Engineering (Monash, 2nd year)
  • MEC2404 – Fluids Mechanics (Monash, 2nd year).

Jul’98 – Jun’00: Lab Assistant Demonstrator, Physics Lab, Notre Dame College

● Demonstrate different lab experiments; ● Marking reports; ● Maintain lab equipment

Short Course and Workshop: ● Instructor, Technical Writing and Presentation Workshop 2013, Department of Chemical Engineering, BUET, Dhaka.  ● Instructor, Technical Writing and Presentation Workshop 2011, Department of Chemical Engineering, BUET, Dhaka.

Editor and Reviewer:

  • Editor, Program and Abstract Booklet, 85th Annual ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium 2011, Montreal, Canada.
  • Editor, Book entitled: Cascades Festschrift in Honour of Professor Emeritus M.A. (Tony) Whitehead including The Richard Hart Symposium Scientific Papers and Reminiscences (Revised First Edition), Cascades Inc., Quebec (ISBN-13: 978-2-9808323-6-9).
  • Editor, ‘ChE Thoughts’ (), the Chemical Engineering and Science. Member of Editorial Board (since Jan 2011), Chemical Engineering Research Bulletin.
  • Reviewer, ‘Molecular Pharmaceutics’, ACS.
  • Reviewer, ‘Sensors’, MDPI.

Professional Development Courses and Trainings:

Trained on:  ● Virus Plaque Assays, Department of Chemistry, McGill University. ● Imaging: SEM, TEM and Confocal Imaging; Image Processing using High Speed Camera with Special Lighting, Optical Microscopy.● Analytical instruments: Surface Tension MeasurementViscosity MeasurementPlasma Treatment, etc. ● Induction training on Cell and Tissue Engineering Research Lab, Monash University. ● Lab Safety training, McGill and Monash University. ● Gas Cylinder Safety Training, OHSE, Monash University. ● Induction training in Australian Synchrotron, Australian Synchrotron, Australia.

Workshops:  ● Hands-on Workshop in Micro and Nano-biotechnology (2013), Biomedical Engineering Department, McGill University;  ● Workshop on Molecular Modelling and Computer Simulations of Chemical Systems, Fundamental and Applied Pulp & Paper Modelling Symposium (FAPPMS) 2011; ● Teaching Development of Demonstrators, Faculty of Engineering, Monash University.

Computer Programme and Simulation:

● Molecular Simulation Software: Molecular Operating Environment (MOE) 2011.10,Gaussian 09w and GaussView 5.0.9. ● Chem Eng Design, Simulation and Languages: Hysis, Aspen, Comsol Multiphysics, AutoCAD, MatLab, Design II, Fortran and Sigma Plot.

Other Activities and Experiences:

● Member Secretary, 4th International Conference on Chem Eng (ICChE) 2014, Dec 29-30, 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

● Member, Organizing Committee, CSACS 11th Annual Meeting, May 9, 2013, Montreal, Canada.

● Member, Organizing Committee, CSACS 10th Annual Meeting, May 9-10, 2012, Montreal, Canada.

● Member Secretary, ‘Sigma Xi Montreal Chapter’, from Jul 2011 to June 2013.

● Convener, Student Poster Session and Poster Competition, 3rd International Conference on Chem Eng 2011, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

● Convener, Student Poster Session and Poster Competition, 2nd International Conference on Chem Eng 2008, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

● Moderator, ‘ChemicalBUET’, an organization dedicated to the students, academics and alumni of the Department of Chemical Engineering, BUET. 

Professional Accreditation and Association:         

● Professional Engineer (Engineers Australia; Level-1).

● Member, American Chemical Society (ACS), Sigma Xi, Australia’s Biotechnology Organisation (AusBiotech), APPITA, The Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), Bangladesh Chemical Engineering Alumni Association.

● Associate Member, Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

Language: Fluent in English and Bengali.

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