Room No. 3455, Kabi Jibanananda Das academic building, Khulna University, Khulna-9208




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Palash Kumar Dhar

Assistant Professor

Research Interest:

Heavy Metal Pollution, Health Risk Assessment, Quality Control of Foods, Green Synthesis of Nanoparticles


M.Sc. (Thesis) in Chemistry, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh.

B.Sc. (Thesis) in Chemistry, Khulna University, Bangladesh.



Ongoing Projects

Principal Investigator, “Heavy Metals and Mineral Profiles in Commercially Available icecream in Khulna, Bangladesh”. ID No. KURC-RGP-17/20/8, Research Cell, Khulna University, 2019

Accomplished Project

Research Advisor, “Synthesis of Novel Catechol-Amino Acid Derivatives: Chemical and Electro-chemical Approaches“. Research Cell, Khulna University, 2018

Co-investigator, “Analysis of Heavy Metals in Vegetables and Growing Soil from Mongla, Bangladesh”. ID No. KURC-RGP-12/20/7, Research Cell, Khulna University, 2018

Principal Investigator (In charge), “Antibacterial and Anti-diabetic Activity of Fruit Extract of Calamus tenuis”. ID No. KUGACELL-04/2000-41, Research Cell, Khulna University, 2017

Thesis Research

Electro-oxidation of 1, 2-dihydroxybenzene in Presence of Alanine, Phenylalanine, and Leucine at Different pH Media (Graduate Research)

Isolation of Organic Compounds from Andrographis paniculata L. and Structure Elucidation by the Joint Application of Spectroscopy (Undergraduate Research)


  1. P.K. Dhar *, M.S. Reza, M.N. Uddin, M. Rashid, 2019. Betel Quid Chewing: A Possible Source of Heavy Metal Exposure to the People in Khulna, Bangladesh., J. Mat. Environ. Sci. 10(7), pp. 537-546.

  2. M.N.Uddin, M.K. Hasan, P.K. Dhar*, 2019. Contamination Status of Heavy Metals in Vegetables and Soil in Satkhira, Bangladesh. J. Mat. Environ. Sci. 10(6), pp. 543-552.

  3. M.A.R. Khan, M.H. Ara, P.K. Dhar, 2019. Assessment of Heavy Metal Concentrations in Soil Collected from Mongla Industrial Area, Bangladesh, Environ. Health Eng. Manag. J. 6(3), pp. 191-202

  4. M.K. Hasan, M.B. Hossain, P.K. Dhar*, M.R. Haque, 2019. Comparative Study on Cholesterol Content and Physicochemical Properties of Some Branded and Unbranded Commercial Edible Oils in Khulna, Bangladesh, J. Chem. Health Risks. (In press)

  5. M.H. Ara, K.M.R. Karim, N.K. Saha, A.B.M.N. Islam, P.K. Dhar*, 2019. Hematological, Histopathological and Growth Performance Studies on Albino Rats Fed on Mystus gulio Fillet with Formulated Cereal, J. Chem. Health Risks. 9(1), pp. 1-10.

  6. M.H. Ara, M.A.R. Khan, M.N. Uddin, P.K. Dhar*, 2018. Health Risk Assessment of Leafy, Fruit and Root Vegetables Cultivated Near Mongla Industrial Area, Bangladesh, J. Human. Environ. Health Promot. 4(4), pp. 144-152.

  7. M.H. Ara, U.K. Mondal, P.K. Dhar*, M.N. Uddin, 2018. Presence of Heavy Metals in Vegetables Collected from Jashore, Bangladesh: Human Health Risk Assessment, J. Chem. Health Risks. 8(4), pp. 277-287.

  8. P.K. Dhar*, M.A. Zubaer, M.K. Hasan, M.S. Hossain, M.K. Amin, 2018. Unusual Solubility Behavior of Catechol-Arginine Derivative, J. Basic. Appl. Chem. 8(2), pp. 14-18.

  9. M.A.H. Mia, M.A. Motin, E.M. Huque, M.N. Uddin, P.K. Dhar, M.A. Hashem, 2017. Electro-oxidation of Catechol in the Presence of L-glutamine at Different pH and Concentrations, Anal. Bioanal. Electrochem. 9, pp. 597-613.

  10. M.A. Motin, M.A. Uddin, P.K. Dhar, M.A.H. Mia, M.A. Hashem, 2017. Study of Electrochemical Oxidation of Catechol in the Presence of Sulfanilic Acid at Different pH, Portuga. Electrochim. Acta. 35, pp. 103-116.

  11. M.A. Motin, M.N. Uddin, P.K. Dhar, M.A.H. Mia, M.A. Hashem, 2016. Voltammetric Electro-synthesis of Catechol-Aspartic Acid Adduct at Different pHs and Concentrations, Anal. Bioanal. Electrochem. 8(4), pp. 505-521.