Prof. Mohammad Helal Uddin
Prof. Mohammad Helal Uddin (email@example.com) is the Head of Department in the area of Chemistry at Science Unit of OE Division. He is also the Distinguished Faculty in Chemistry at Science (SCI) Unit of OE Division, NSRIC. Dr. Mohammad Helal Uddin is the senior most faculty (Professor) in the Dept. of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (ACCE) under Faculty of Science at the University of Chittagong (CU), Bangladesh. He joined as a faculty (Lecturer) at the Department of Chemistry, University of Chittagong in August 1999 and has been promoted to Assistant Professor in 2002, to Associate Professor in 2010. He introduced a new department “Applied & Environmental Chemistry” under the Faculty of Science in same university and switched his position to this new department since August 2011 which was later renamed as “Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (ACCE)” since February 2018. ACCE is a multidisciplinary subject which includes a diversified range of courses such as basic chemical sciences, industrial, analytical and environmental chemistry, nanotechnology, fuel, renewable energy, polymer and pharmaceutical technology, environmental and chemical engineering etc.
Dr. Uddin obtained his PhD degree on “Subtropical Marine and Environmental Engineering and Science” with 18 credits course work and a dissertation on marine natural products chemistry from Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Dept. of Chemistry, Biology and Marine Science), University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan in 2010 as MONBUKAGAKUSHO Fellow. He isolated several promising bioactive compounds from marine species which may be drug candidates (drugs from sea) in future. (Book- Drugs from sea). He received a Diploma in Environment under “Tokyo Tech UNESCO International Research Course for the Environment” from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan in 2006 as TokyoTech-UNESCO Fellow and under this course he developed a cheap and easy-to-operate arsenic removal technique from contaminated water. He completed “Introductory Training Course on Nanofabrication Technologies” at Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, India in 2018 as DST, GoI Fellow. He received his Bachelor (BSc Honours) degree in Chemistry and Master of Science (MSc) degree in Chemistry (Applied Chemistry Branch) from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.
His research interest includes natural products chemistry, analytical & environmental research, nano materials and renewable energy. He has over thirty research publications in reputed peer-reviewed international journals and presented his research in more than twenty national and international seminar/symposium/conference at home and abroad. He served as the editorial board member of Chittagong University Journal of Science (CUJS) and reviewer of several national and international reputed journals. He is the University Grants Commission (UGC) nominated syndicate member at BGC Trust University Bangladesh (BGCTUB) and also serving as editorial board member of BGCTUB Journal. He is the Senate Member of CU. He is the Life Member of Bangladesh Chemical Society (BCS) and Joint Secretary of the Executive Committee of BCS. He is the president of bdSTEM Foundation at CU. He supervised two PhD, four MPhil, nineteen MS students and currently supervising two PhD, three MPhil and three MS students. He engaged/engages with several research projects under grants from AUICK, APN, WB, UGC, MoE, P&D of CU and Research Cell of CU as PI and Co-PI. He is the instructor of Japanese Language Certificate Course of IML (Institute of Modern Languages) at CU. He worked as adjunct faculty at several public/private universities in Bangladesh (CVASU, UITS, EDU, Premier University Chittagong, IMSCU).