Mahbub Alam

Mahbub Alam

Assistant Professor

Department of Environmental Science
Faculty of Science & Technology (FST)

mahbub.alam@bup.edu.bd


BANGLADESH UNIVERSITY OF PROFESSIONALS
Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka-1216

Biography

Mahbub Alam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Bangladesh University of Professionals. Currently, he is on study leave and pursuing his Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences at the University of South Carolina, USA. He also works as a graduate research assistant at the Center for Environmental Nanoscience and Risk (CENR), University of South Carolina. His ongoing Ph.D. research focuses on investigating the properties, transformations, and bio-accessibility of incidental nanomaterials (INMs) in wildland-urban interface (WUI) fire ashes. The data and findings generated from his research will be invaluable to environmental and public health professionals, enabling them to better understand the environmental and human health risk associated with wildfire exposure. Moreover, as an environmental scientist/engineer, he is driven by the desire to identify and monitor the environmental fate and effects of emerging pollutants (e.g., incidental nanomaterials, micro-, and nano-plastics, per- and polyfluorinated substances – PFAS, etc.) and develop sustainable solutions to address the current environmental and public health challenges.

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

Education
S.S.C, Islamia Adarsha High School
H.S.C, Govt. Science College
Honors, Jahangirnagar University
Masters, Istanbul Technical University
Masters, Jahangirnagar University

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

Journal Publication

1. Baalousha, M., Wang, J., Nabi, M. M., Alam, M., Erfani, M., Gigault, J., Blancho, F., Davranche, M., Potter, P. M., and Al-Abed, S. R., 2024. Elemental fingerprint as a potential tool for tracking the fate of real-life model nanoplastics generated from plastic consumer products in environmental systems. Environmental Science: Nano, https://doi.org/10.1039/D3EN00559C.

2.

Sikder, S., Toha, M., Sultan, M. B., Anik, A. H., Alam, M., Parvin, F., andTareq, S. M., 2024. A comprehensive review on the fate and impact of antibiotic residues in the environment and public health: A special focus on the developing countries. Water Environment Research. https://doi.org/10.1002/wer.10987.

3. Alam, M., Alshehri, T., Wang, J., Singerling, S. A., Alpers, C. N., and Baalousha, M., 2023. Identification and quantification of Cr, Cu, and As incidental nanomaterials derived from CCA-treated wood in wildland-urban interface fire ashes. Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 445, 130608, ISSN 0304-3894, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2022.130608.

4.

Khan, R., Anik, A. H., Hossain, S., Phoungthong, K., Islam, A. R. M. T., Saha, N., Idris, A. M., and Alam, M., 2023. Receptor model-based source profiling of elements in sediments of an anthropogenically less impacted Himalayan River: Sediment quality and risk assessment. Chemosphere, Volume 339, 139733, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2023.139733.

5.

Anik, A. H., Sultan, M. B., Alam, M., Parvin, F., and Tareq, S. M., 2023. The impact of climate change on water resources and associated health risks in Bangladesh: A review. Water Security, 18, 100133, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasec.2023.100133.

6.

Khan, R., Hossain, S., Anik, A. H., Phoungthong, K., Islam, A. R. M. T., Saha, N., Idris, A. M., and Alam, M., 2023. Indexical and statistical approaches to investigate the integrated origins of elements in the sediment of Teesta River, Bangladesh: Sediment quality and ecological risks assessment. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 25, 832-849. https://doi.org/10.1039/D2EM00475E.

7.

Rahman, M. M., Sultan, M. B., and Alam, M., 2023. Microplastics and adsorbed micropollutants as emerging contaminants in landfill: A mini review. Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health, Volume 31, 100420, ISSN 2468-5844, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coesh.2022.100420.

8.

Kormoker, T., Karmoker, R., Uddind, M., Kabir, M. H., Siddique, M. A. B., Khan, R., Islam, M. S., Abdullah Al, M., Alam, M., Ustaoğlu, F., Islam, M., and Idris, A. M., 2022. Toxic elemental abundances in the sediment of the Jamuna River, Bangladesh: pollution status, sources, toxicity, and ecological risks assessment. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, https://doi.org/10.1080/03067319.2022.2134781.

9.

Alam, M., Sultan, M. B., Mehnaz, M., Fahim, C. S. U., Hossain, S., and Anik, A. H., 2022. Production of biogas from food waste in laboratory scale dry anaerobic digester under mesophilic condition. Energy Nexus, Volume 7, 100126, ISSN 2772-4271, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nexus.2022.100126.

10.

Hossain, S., Anik, A. H., Khan, R., Ahmed, F. T., Siddique, M. A. B., Khan, A. H. A. N., Saha, N., Idris, A. M., and Alam, M., 2022. Public health vulnerability due to the exposure of dissolved metal(oid)s in tap water from a mega city (Dhaka, Bangladesh): Source and quality appraisals. Exposure and Health, 14, 713–732, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12403-021-00446-0.

11.

Anik, A. H., Hossain, S., Alam, M., Sultan, M. B., Hasnine, M. T., and Rahman, M. M., 2021. Microplastics pollution: A comprehensive review on the sources, fates, effects, and potential remediation. Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management, Volume 16, 100530, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enmm.2021.100530.

12.

Hossain, S., Anik, A. H., and Alam, M., 2021. Radioactivity and its possible impact on environment and human health: A review. International Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 10 (4), 24-34, E-ISSN 2319-1414.

13.

Alam, M., Arikan, O. A., Yuksel, E., Eyvaz, M., Gurbulak, E., and Gunaydin, O., 2019. Determination of veterinary antibiotics in dairy manure slurry by LC-MS/MS. Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies, 42:17-18, 555-562, DOI: 10.1080/10826076.2019.1636259.

14.

Ferdous, J., Paul, D., Howlader, M. S. U., Alam, M., and Hossain, M. S., 2019. A study of relationship between dietary habits and cancer patients status in a Bangladeshi population. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 9(2): 22-26, ISSN 2249-9571.

15.

Alam. M., Rikta, S. Y., Bahauddin, K., Hasnine, T. and Kamal, A. K. I., 2018. Production of eco-friendly handmade paper from wastepaper and other local biomass material. Academia Journal of Environmental Science, 6(7): 147-155, DOI:10.15413/ajes.2018.0128.

16.

Alam, M. and Bahauddin. K. M., 2015. Electronic waste in Bangladesh: Evaluating the situation, legislation and policy and way forward with strategy and approach. Present Environment and Sustainable Development, 9 (1), 81-101, ISSN (Online) 2284-7820, DOI: 10.1515/pesd-2015-0005.

17.

Rikta, S. Y., Alam, M., Hossain, K. F. B., and Tareq, S. M., 2015. Photodegradation of textile effluent using solar radiation. International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy, Special Issue: Advances in Environmental Researches, 3 (2-1), 14-18, DOI: 10.11648/j.ijepp.s.2015030201.13.

18.

Kamal, A. K. I., Ahmed, F., Alam, M., and Uddin, M. N., 2015. Removal of methylene blue dye by burned coal from brick field and eggshell as an adsorbent. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES), 6 (2), 148-155, ISSN (Online) 2222-3045.

19.

Ahmed, F., Ahmed, F., Islam, M. R., Kamal, A. K. I. and Alam, M., 2015. Sanitation and environmental status of near by village around the industrial activities of Dhaka export processing zone (DEPZ), Bangladesh. International Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 4(5), 1-5, E-ISSN 2319-1414.

20.

Alam, M., Hasnine, M. T. and Liza, T. A., 2014. An evaluation of environmental and social impact due to industrial activities - A case study of Bangshi river around Dhaka export processing zone (DEPZ), Bangladesh. International Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 3(2), 103-111, E-ISSN 2319-1414.

21. Velez, K. E. C., Alam, M., Baalousha, M., and Norman, R. S., 2024. Wildfire ashes from the Wildland Urban Interface alter Vibrio vulnificus growth and gene expression. Environmental Science and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.3c08658.

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

Conference Papers

1.

Alam, M., Arikan, O. A., Demir, I., Yuksel, E., and Gunaydin, O., 2017. Anaerobic digestion of dairy manure – A review. International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering (ICOCEE) – Cappadocia 2017, May 8-10, Nevsehir, Turkey.

2.

Alam, M., Rikta, S. Y., Hasnine, M. T., Ahmed, F., and Kamal, A. K. I., 2016. Production of eco-friendly handmade paper from the waste paper generated in municipalities of Dhaka city, Bangladesh. EurAsia Waste Management Symposium, 2-4 May 2016, Istanbul, Turkey.

3.

Hasnine, M. T., Bilgili, M. S., Bahauddin, K. M., Engin, G., Alam, M., and Afrin, T., 2016. Exploring the challenge and scope of solid waste management: A comparative analysis of Bangladesh and Turkey. EurAsia Waste Management Symposium, 2-4 May 2016, YTU 2010 Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey.

4.

Technical Report: National Report on Lead in Enamel Household Paints in Bangladesh-2015 [Research Team: Siddika Sultana, Pratitee Kamal, Mahbub Alam, Md. Kawser Uddin Maruf. Published as part of the Asian Lead Paint Elimination Project. Supported by the European Union’s SWITCH Asia Programme. Copyright© ESDO & IPEN, 2015, all rights reserved.]

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

Books

1.

Ali, M. M., Reale, P., Islam, M. S., Asaduzzaman, M., Alam, M., Rahman, M. M., 2023. Plastic pollution in the aquatic ecosystem: An emerging threat and its mechanisms. Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection, Elsevier, ISSN 2468-9289, https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.apmp.2023.06.010.

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

Researchs

1.

Fate and behavior of emerging pollutants

2.

Engineered and incidental nanoparticles

3.

Wildfires

4.

Human health and environment

5.

Waste management

6.

Climate change

7.

Water and wastewater treatment

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

Awards

1.

Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH) Fellowship 2022-2023, University of South Carolina, USA

2.

BSTF Travel Grant 2022, Bangladesh Sweden Trust Fund, Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh

3.

Best Paper Award, Technical Session VI: Health and Other Social Issue, International Seminar on Rural Development in Asia Pacific Region, India, 24-28 August, 2020

4.

BUP Research Grant 2018-19, Centre for Higher Studies and Research, Bangladesh University of Professionals

5.

Graduate Scholarship Programme for International Student (M.Sc. program), The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Turkey, September 2015 – August 2017

6.

National Science and Technology Fellowship 2014 (M.Sc. thesis), Ministry of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

7.

Merit Scholarship 2010-2014, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

Courses

1.

ENV 1105 - Fundamentals of Chemistry

2.

ENV 2105 - Energy and Sustainable Environment

3.

ENV 2204 - Analytical Chemistry

4.

ENV 3106 - Waste Mangement

5.

ENV 4201 - Environmental Management System

6.

ENV 1102 - Laboratory on Biological Science

7.

ENV 1106 - Laboratory on Chemistry

8.

ENV1202 - Laboratory on Environmental Physics

9.

ENV 2205 - Laboratory on Environmental Chemistry

10.

ENV 3204 - Laboratory on Biological Pollution and Mitigation

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

S.S.C, Islamia Adarsha High School
H.S.C, Govt. Science College
Honors, Jahangirnagar University
Masters, Istanbul Technical University
Masters, Jahangirnagar University

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

1. Baalousha, M., Wang, J., Nabi, M. M., Alam, M., Erfani, M., Gigault, J., Blancho, F., Davranche, M., Potter, P. M., and Al-Abed, S. R., 2024. Elemental fingerprint as a potential tool for tracking the fate of real-life model nanoplastics generated from plastic consumer products in environmental systems. Environmental Science: Nano, https://doi.org/10.1039/D3EN00559C.

2.

Sikder, S., Toha, M., Sultan, M. B., Anik, A. H., Alam, M., Parvin, F., andTareq, S. M., 2024. A comprehensive review on the fate and impact of antibiotic residues in the environment and public health: A special focus on the developing countries. Water Environment Research. https://doi.org/10.1002/wer.10987.

3. Alam, M., Alshehri, T., Wang, J., Singerling, S. A., Alpers, C. N., and Baalousha, M., 2023. Identification and quantification of Cr, Cu, and As incidental nanomaterials derived from CCA-treated wood in wildland-urban interface fire ashes. Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 445, 130608, ISSN 0304-3894, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2022.130608.

4.

Khan, R., Anik, A. H., Hossain, S., Phoungthong, K., Islam, A. R. M. T., Saha, N., Idris, A. M., and Alam, M., 2023. Receptor model-based source profiling of elements in sediments of an anthropogenically less impacted Himalayan River: Sediment quality and risk assessment. Chemosphere, Volume 339, 139733, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2023.139733.

5.

Anik, A. H., Sultan, M. B., Alam, M., Parvin, F., and Tareq, S. M., 2023. The impact of climate change on water resources and associated health risks in Bangladesh: A review. Water Security, 18, 100133, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasec.2023.100133.

6.

Khan, R., Hossain, S., Anik, A. H., Phoungthong, K., Islam, A. R. M. T., Saha, N., Idris, A. M., and Alam, M., 2023. Indexical and statistical approaches to investigate the integrated origins of elements in the sediment of Teesta River, Bangladesh: Sediment quality and ecological risks assessment. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 25, 832-849. https://doi.org/10.1039/D2EM00475E.

7.

Rahman, M. M., Sultan, M. B., and Alam, M., 2023. Microplastics and adsorbed micropollutants as emerging contaminants in landfill: A mini review. Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health, Volume 31, 100420, ISSN 2468-5844, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coesh.2022.100420.

8.

Kormoker, T., Karmoker, R., Uddind, M., Kabir, M. H., Siddique, M. A. B., Khan, R., Islam, M. S., Abdullah Al, M., Alam, M., Ustaoğlu, F., Islam, M., and Idris, A. M., 2022. Toxic elemental abundances in the sediment of the Jamuna River, Bangladesh: pollution status, sources, toxicity, and ecological risks assessment. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, https://doi.org/10.1080/03067319.2022.2134781.

9.

Alam, M., Sultan, M. B., Mehnaz, M., Fahim, C. S. U., Hossain, S., and Anik, A. H., 2022. Production of biogas from food waste in laboratory scale dry anaerobic digester under mesophilic condition. Energy Nexus, Volume 7, 100126, ISSN 2772-4271, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nexus.2022.100126.

10.

Hossain, S., Anik, A. H., Khan, R., Ahmed, F. T., Siddique, M. A. B., Khan, A. H. A. N., Saha, N., Idris, A. M., and Alam, M., 2022. Public health vulnerability due to the exposure of dissolved metal(oid)s in tap water from a mega city (Dhaka, Bangladesh): Source and quality appraisals. Exposure and Health, 14, 713–732, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12403-021-00446-0.

11.

Anik, A. H., Hossain, S., Alam, M., Sultan, M. B., Hasnine, M. T., and Rahman, M. M., 2021. Microplastics pollution: A comprehensive review on the sources, fates, effects, and potential remediation. Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management, Volume 16, 100530, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enmm.2021.100530.

12.

Hossain, S., Anik, A. H., and Alam, M., 2021. Radioactivity and its possible impact on environment and human health: A review. International Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 10 (4), 24-34, E-ISSN 2319-1414.

13.

Alam, M., Arikan, O. A., Yuksel, E., Eyvaz, M., Gurbulak, E., and Gunaydin, O., 2019. Determination of veterinary antibiotics in dairy manure slurry by LC-MS/MS. Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies, 42:17-18, 555-562, DOI: 10.1080/10826076.2019.1636259.

14.

Ferdous, J., Paul, D., Howlader, M. S. U., Alam, M., and Hossain, M. S., 2019. A study of relationship between dietary habits and cancer patients status in a Bangladeshi population. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 9(2): 22-26, ISSN 2249-9571.

15.

Alam. M., Rikta, S. Y., Bahauddin, K., Hasnine, T. and Kamal, A. K. I., 2018. Production of eco-friendly handmade paper from wastepaper and other local biomass material. Academia Journal of Environmental Science, 6(7): 147-155, DOI:10.15413/ajes.2018.0128.

16.

Alam, M. and Bahauddin. K. M., 2015. Electronic waste in Bangladesh: Evaluating the situation, legislation and policy and way forward with strategy and approach. Present Environment and Sustainable Development, 9 (1), 81-101, ISSN (Online) 2284-7820, DOI: 10.1515/pesd-2015-0005.

17.

Rikta, S. Y., Alam, M., Hossain, K. F. B., and Tareq, S. M., 2015. Photodegradation of textile effluent using solar radiation. International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy, Special Issue: Advances in Environmental Researches, 3 (2-1), 14-18, DOI: 10.11648/j.ijepp.s.2015030201.13.

18.

Kamal, A. K. I., Ahmed, F., Alam, M., and Uddin, M. N., 2015. Removal of methylene blue dye by burned coal from brick field and eggshell as an adsorbent. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES), 6 (2), 148-155, ISSN (Online) 2222-3045.

19.

Ahmed, F., Ahmed, F., Islam, M. R., Kamal, A. K. I. and Alam, M., 2015. Sanitation and environmental status of near by village around the industrial activities of Dhaka export processing zone (DEPZ), Bangladesh. International Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 4(5), 1-5, E-ISSN 2319-1414.

20.

Alam, M., Hasnine, M. T. and Liza, T. A., 2014. An evaluation of environmental and social impact due to industrial activities - A case study of Bangshi river around Dhaka export processing zone (DEPZ), Bangladesh. International Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 3(2), 103-111, E-ISSN 2319-1414.

21. Velez, K. E. C., Alam, M., Baalousha, M., and Norman, R. S., 2024. Wildfire ashes from the Wildland Urban Interface alter Vibrio vulnificus growth and gene expression. Environmental Science and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.3c08658.

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

1.

Alam, M., Arikan, O. A., Demir, I., Yuksel, E., and Gunaydin, O., 2017. Anaerobic digestion of dairy manure – A review. International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering (ICOCEE) – Cappadocia 2017, May 8-10, Nevsehir, Turkey.

2.

Alam, M., Rikta, S. Y., Hasnine, M. T., Ahmed, F., and Kamal, A. K. I., 2016. Production of eco-friendly handmade paper from the waste paper generated in municipalities of Dhaka city, Bangladesh. EurAsia Waste Management Symposium, 2-4 May 2016, Istanbul, Turkey.

3.

Hasnine, M. T., Bilgili, M. S., Bahauddin, K. M., Engin, G., Alam, M., and Afrin, T., 2016. Exploring the challenge and scope of solid waste management: A comparative analysis of Bangladesh and Turkey. EurAsia Waste Management Symposium, 2-4 May 2016, YTU 2010 Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey.

4.

Technical Report: National Report on Lead in Enamel Household Paints in Bangladesh-2015 [Research Team: Siddika Sultana, Pratitee Kamal, Mahbub Alam, Md. Kawser Uddin Maruf. Published as part of the Asian Lead Paint Elimination Project. Supported by the European Union’s SWITCH Asia Programme. Copyright© ESDO & IPEN, 2015, all rights reserved.]

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

1.

Ali, M. M., Reale, P., Islam, M. S., Asaduzzaman, M., Alam, M., Rahman, M. M., 2023. Plastic pollution in the aquatic ecosystem: An emerging threat and its mechanisms. Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection, Elsevier, ISSN 2468-9289, https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.apmp.2023.06.010.

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

Fate and behavior of emerging pollutants

Engineered and incidental nanoparticles

Wildfires

Human health and environment

Waste management

Climate change

Water and wastewater treatment

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH) Fellowship 2022-2023, University of South Carolina, USA

BSTF Travel Grant 2022, Bangladesh Sweden Trust Fund, Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh

Best Paper Award, Technical Session VI: Health and Other Social Issue, International Seminar on Rural Development in Asia Pacific Region, India, 24-28 August, 2020

BUP Research Grant 2018-19, Centre for Higher Studies and Research, Bangladesh University of Professionals

Graduate Scholarship Programme for International Student (M.Sc. program), The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Turkey, September 2015 – August 2017

National Science and Technology Fellowship 2014 (M.Sc. thesis), Ministry of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Merit Scholarship 2010-2014, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024

ENV 1105 - Fundamentals of Chemistry

ENV 2105 - Energy and Sustainable Environment

ENV 2204 - Analytical Chemistry

ENV 3106 - Waste Mangement

ENV 4201 - Environmental Management System

ENV 1102 - Laboratory on Biological Science

ENV 1106 - Laboratory on Chemistry

ENV1202 - Laboratory on Environmental Physics

ENV 2205 - Laboratory on Environmental Chemistry

ENV 3204 - Laboratory on Biological Pollution and Mitigation

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024