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Dr. Atikul Islam
Professor

Education

Doctor Engineering in Systems Design and Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamaguchi University, Japan (Oct 2008 to Mar 2012).

M.Sc. in Water Resources Development, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh (Apr 2003 to Oct 2005).

B.Sc. in Environmental Science, Khulna University, Bangladesh (Sep 1997 to Oct 2001).

Environmental pollution and public health

Visiting Fellow (Endeavour Research Fellow), School of Public Health and Community  Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia (June 2018 to Dec 2018).

Postdoctoral researcher (Erasmus Mundus Postdoc Fellow), Department of Soil Amelioration, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia (Dec 2015 to Oct 2016).

Professor, Environmental Science Discipline, Khulna University, Dec 15, 2014–present 

Associate Professor, Environmental Science Discipline, Khulna University, Dec 15, 2010– Dec 14, 2014
 
Assistant Professor, Environmental Science Discipline, Khulna University, Dec 15, 2005–Dec 14, 2010 

Lecturer, Environmental Science Discipline, Khulna University, Dec 15, 2003–Dec 14, 2005 

Refereed Journal Publications

Islam, M. M. M. and Islam, M. A., 2020, Quantifying public health risks from river bathing in southwest Bangladesh. Journal of Water and Health, jwh2020045 (IWA Publishing, UK). https://doi.org/10.2166/wh.2020.045. Current Journal impact factor = 1.683.

Akber, M. A., Islam, M. A., Dutta, M., Billah, S. M., & Islam, M. A. , 2020, Nitrate contamination of water in dug wells and associated health risks of rural communities in southwest Bangladesh. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Springer, Netherlands), 192:163. DOI : 10.1007/s10661-020-8128-2. Current Journal impact factor = 1.959.

Islam, M. A., Akber, M. A., Rahman, M. B., Rahman, M. A., Haque, M. A., & Islam, M. A.*, 2019, Trace elements in rice grain and agricultural soils: Assessment of health risk of inhabitants near a former secondary lead smelter in Khulna, Bangladesh. Environmental Geochemistry and Health (Springer Publishing Netherlands). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-019-00299-2. Current Journal impact factor = 3.252.

Akber, M. A., Islam, M. A., Rahman, M. A., & Islam, M. A.*, 2019, Potential ecological risk of metal pollution in lead smelters contaminated agricultural soils in Khulna, Bangladesh. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Springer, Netherlands). DOI: 10.1007/s10661-019-7483-3. Current Journal impact factor = 1.959.

Islam, M. A.*, Akber, M. A., Rahman, M. A., Islam, M. A., and Kabir, M. P., 2019, Evaluation of harvested rainwater quality at primary schools of southwest coastal Bangladesh. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Springer, Netherlands), 191:80. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-019-7217-6. Current Journal impact factor = 1.959.

Islam, M. A., Akber, M. A., Limon, S. H., Akbor, A., Islam, M. A., 2019, Characterization of solid biofuel produced from banana stalk via hydrothermal carbonization. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery (Springer, Netherlands). DOI: 10.1007/s13399-019-00405-5. Current Journal impact factor = 2.326.

Islam, M. A., Romic, D., Akber, M. A., and Romic, M., 2018, Trace metals accumulation in soil irrigated with polluted water and assessment of human health risk from vegetable consumption in Bangladesh, Environmental Geochemistry and Health (Springer Publishing Netherlands), Vol. 40, Issue 1, pp. 59–85. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10653-017-9907-8. Current Journal impact factor = 3.252.

Islam, M. A.*, Akber, M. A., Ahmed, M., Rahman, M. M., and Rahman, M. R., 2018, Climate change adaptations of shrimp farmers: a case study from southwest coastal Bangladesh, Climate and Development (Taylor & Francis, UK), https://doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2018.1442807. Current Journal impact factor=2.402.

Chiba, Y., Prabhakar, S. V. R. K., Islam, M. A., Akber M. A., 2018, Priority Practices for Addressing Non-economic Loss and Damages caused by Cyclones in Bangladesh: Case Study of Koyra, International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment (Emerald Publications, UK), Vol. 9 Issue: 4/5, pp.333-347, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJDRBE-11-2017-0061. Current Journal impact factor = 1.12.

Islam, M. A., Tan, Y. L., Islam, M. A., Romić, M., Hameed, B. H., 2018, Chitosan–bleaching earth clay composite as an efficient adsorbent for carbon dioxide adsorption: process optimization. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects (Elsevier Publishing, UK), Vol. 554, pp. 09–15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2018.06.021. Current Journal impact factor = 3.131.

Islam, M., Akber, M. A., Islam, M. A., 2018, Willingness to pay for improved drinking water in the southwest coastal Bangladesh. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply (IWA Publishing, UK), ws2018047. https://doi.org/10.2166/ws.2018.047. Current Journal impact factor = 0.922.

Akber, M. A., Rahman, M. W., Islam, M. A., Rahman, M. M., and Rahman, M. R., 2018, Impact of land use change on ecosystem services of southwest coastal Bangladesh, Journal of Land Use Science (Taylor and Francis Group, UK), Vol 13, Issue 3, pp. 238-250. DOI: 10.1080/1747423X.2018.1529832. Current Journal impact factor = 2.045.

Akber, M. A., Patwary, M. M., Islam, M. A., Rahman, M. R., 2018, Storm protection service of the Sundarbans mangrove forest, Bangladesh, Natural Hazards (Springer Publishing, Netherlands), Vol. 94, Issue 1, pp. 405–418. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-018-3395-8. Current Journal impact factor = 2.319.

Islam, M. M. M., Hofstra, N., and Islam, M. A., 2017, The Impact of Environmental Variables on Faecal Indicator Bacteria in the Betna River Basin in Bangladesh, Environmental Processes (Springer Publishing, Netherlands), Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 319–332. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40710-017-0239-6.

Akber, M. A., Islam, M. A.*, Ahmed, M., Rahman, M. M., and Rahman, M. R., 2017, Changes of shrimp farming in southwest coastal Bangladesh, Aquaculture International (Springer Nature Publishing), Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 1883–1899. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10499-017-0159-5. Current Journal impact factor = 1.455.

Ahsan, M. S., Akber, M. A., Islam, M. A.*, Kabir, M. P., Hoque, M. I. 2017. Monitoring bacterial contamination of piped water supply in rural coastal Bangladesh. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Springer Nature Publishing), 189:597. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-017-6316-5. Current Journal impact factor = 1.959.

Islam, M. A.*; Akber, M. A.; Ghosh, P. K., 2017, Water quality of small-scale desalination plants in southwest coastal Bangladesh. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply (IWA Publishing), Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 1606–1616. DOI: 10.2166/ws.2017.222. Current Journal impact factor = 0.922.

Karim, M. R., Rahman, S., Hossain, M. A., Islam, M. A., Mahmud, S. G., and Mahmud, Z. H., 2016, Microbiological Effectiveness of Mineral Pot Filters as Household Water Treatment in the Coastal Areas of Bangladesh, Microbial Risk Analysis (Elsevier Publishing) Vol. 4, pp. 07–15. DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mran.2016.06.003.

Kabir, M. P., Islam, M. A.*, Akber, M. A., and Ahsan, M. S., 2016, Bacteriological assessment of Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) water in southwest coastal Bangladesh, Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development (IWA publishing, UK) Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 231-241. DOI: 10.2166/washdev.2016.171. Current Journal impact factor = 0.977.

Islam, M. A.*, Azad, A. K., Akber, M. A., Rahman, M., and Sadhu, I., 2015, Microbiological effectiveness of Solar Disinfection (SODIS) in southwest coastal area of Bangladesh, Journal of Water and Health (IWA publishing, UK) Vol. 13, No .4, pp. 1113–1122.  DOI: 10.2166/wh.2015.186. Current Journal impact factor = 1.683. 

Islam, M. A.*, Karim, M.R., Higuchi, T., Sakakibara, H., and Sekine, M., 2014, Comparison of the trace metal concentration of drinking water supply options in southwest coastal areas of Bangladesh, Applied Water Science (Springer Publication) Vol. 4, pp. 183–191. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13201-013-0140-z

Islam, M. A., Sakakibara, H., Karim, M.R., and Sekine M., 2013, Potable Water Scarcity: Options and Issues in the Coastal Areas of Bangladesh, Journal of Water and Health (IWA publishing, UK) Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 532–542. https://doi.org/10.2166/wh.2013.215. Current Journal impact factor = 1.683.

Islam, M. A., Sakakibara, H., Karim, M.R., Sekine, M., and Mahmud, J.H., 2011, Bacteriological assessment of drinking water supply options in coastal areas of Bangladesh, Journal of Water and Health (IWA Publishing, UK), Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 415–428. doi: 10.2166/wh.2011.114. Current Journal impact factor = 1.683. 

Islam, M. A., Sakakibara, H., Karim, M.R., and Sekine, M., 2011, Evaluation of risk communication for rural water supply management: a case study of a coastal area of Bangladesh, Journal of Risk Research (Taylor and Francis, UK), Vol. 14, No. 10, pp. 1237–1262. https://doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2011.574315. Current Journal impact factor = 1.699.