Dr. M. Julleh Jalalur Rahman
Dr. M. Julleh Jalalur Rahman Professor, Department of Geological Sciences

PROFILE

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Dr. M. Julleh Jalalur Rahman is Professor of Geological Sciences at Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. Dr. Rahman received his doctoral degree  in geology in 1991 from the University of Vienna, Austria. He worked as post-doctoral /experienced research fellow at Okayama University (Japan), University of Bonn (Germany), University of Liverpool (UK) and CSIRO (Australia) as JSPS, Humboldt, Commonwealth Academic Fellow and Endeavour Executive Fellow.

Dr. Rahman was visiting professor at the  Institute of Geology and Geophysics of Chenese Acaemy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing from September 2015 to February, 2016; December 2018 to May 2019 under CAS PIFI  2015 Visiting Fellowship. He has been awarded again CAS PIFI 2020 Visiting scholar for collaborative research at Lanzhou Oil and Gas Resources Center, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Lanzhou, China. His  research is concentrated on clastic sedimentology, sediment geochemistry and diagenesis.

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Employment History (Positions)

 

Jahangirnagar University

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Professor

01. 2005 to present

NIEER, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

 

CSIRO

 

Institute of Geology and Geophysics

 

University of Liverpool

 

Lanzhou, China

 

Australia

 

Beijing, China

 

United Kingdom

 

CAS PIFI Visiting Scientist

 

Endeavour Fellow

 

 

CAS PIFI Visiting Scientist

 

Commonwealth Academic Fellow

 

03.2021-08.2021

 

04.2018-06.2018

 

09.2015-02.2016

 

01.2013 to 03. 2013

 

University of Bonn

 

Bonn, Germany

Humboldt Research Fellow

Alexander von

Humboldt

Foundation (AvH)

 

11. 2008 to 11.2010

Okayama University

Okayama, Japan

JSPS Postdoctoral

Research Fellow

11. 2003 to 11. 2005

Jahangirnagar University

 

Jahangirnagar University

Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Associate

Professor

Assistant Professor

07. 2000-01. 2005

 

04.1995 to 07. 2000

 

Jahangirnagar University

 

Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Lecturer

 

11. 1991 to 04.1995

 

 

Awards

 

2023                             Visiting Scientist under CAS PIFI (Chinese Academy of Sciences       

   President  International Fellowship Initiative) 2023

2020                              JSPS Invitation Fellow under JSPS Invitation Fellowship (short-term) 2020

 

2020                              Visiting Scientist under CAS PIFI (Chinese Academy of Sciences President 

   International  Fellowship Initiative) 2020

  2018                              Endeavour Executive Fellowship, Australia

2015                              Professorship under CAS PIFI (Chinese Academy of Sciences President's

                                      International Fellowship Initiative) for Visiting Scientists

 

2012                              Commonwealth Academic Fellowship from Commonwealth Scholarship     

                                       Commission (CSC), UK

2008-2010                    Georg Forster Research Fellowship (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, AvH), Germany

2003-2005                    JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Post-doctoral Fellowship

1996-1999                   Austrian Academic Exchange Service (OEAD) Award

 

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

Clastic Sedimentology, Sedimentary Petrology, Geochemistry and Diagenesis

JOURNAL PAPER

 Selected Publications

Rahman, M.J.J. (M.Julleh Jalalur Rahman

A) Book

Rahman, M.J.J. (2013) Sedimentology of the Hydrocarbon Sandstone Reservoirs Neogene Surma Group (Surma Basin, Bangladesh) ISBN- 13: 978-3-659-48021-8 LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany

B) Selected Journal Articles in International journals

 1. Rahman, M.J.J., Mutti, M., Ma,  M., Chen, G., Akhter, W., Akter, S., Hossain, M.S., Khan, M.R.A. (2022) Diagenetic controls on the reservoir quality of Neogene sandstones in the offshore area of the Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. Geological Journal (Wiley), 57/11, 4793-4814. https://doi.org/10.1002/gj.4572

2. Khanam, F., Rahman, M.J.J., Abdullah, R. (2022). Clay Minerals in Interbedded Sandstones and Shales of the Miocene Surma Group, Sylhet Trough, Bengal Basin(northeastern Indian Plate): Implications for Future Hydrocarbon Exploration. Clays Clay Miner. (Springer), 70/3, 328-353.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s42860-022-00189-2

3. Sayem, A.S.M., Rahman, M.J.J., Abdullah, R., Azim, K.M.R. (2022). Diagenetic history of the Miocene Surma Group sandstones from the Eastern Fold Belt of the Bengal Basin. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences: X 7 (2022) 100098. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaesx.2022.100098

4. Ming Ma, Guojun Chen, Gongcheng Zhang, M. Julleh Jalalur Rahman, Xiaofeng Ma (2022) Geochemistry and provenance of Oligocene to middle Miocene sandstones in the Qiongdongnan Basin, northern South China Sea. Marine Geology, 447 (2022) 106794 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2022.106794

5. M. Julleh Jalalur Rahman, Pownceby, M.I., Rana, M.S. (2022) Distribution and characterization of heavy minerals in Meghna River sand deposits, Bangladesh. Ore Geology Reviews, 143, 104773. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2022.104773

6. Khanam, F., Rahman, M.J.J., Alam, M., Abdullah, R. (2021) Sedimentology and basin-fill history of the Cenozoic successions of the Sylhet Trough, Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. Int J Earth Sci (Geol Rundsch) 110, 193–212 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00531-020-01946-1

7. Yang, L., Xiao, W., Rahman, M.J.J., Yunpeng, D., Ao, S., Jiaopeng, S., Zhenyu, C. (2021) Geochemistry of Eocene to Pliocene strata of the Bengal Basin: Implications for provenance and erosion of the Himalaya. Geological Journal (Wiley), 56, 1756-1772. doi.org/10.1002/gj.4025

8. Shahriar, M.U., Hossain, D., Hossain, M.S., Rahman, M.J.J. and Kamruzzaman (2020). Geophysical Characterization of the Sangu gas field, Offshore, Bangladesh:   Constraints on       Reservoirs.   Journal of Petroleum Geology (Wiley), 43/4, 363-382.  doi.org/10.1111/jpg.12770

9.Yang, L., Xiao, W.,   Rahman, M.J.J., Windley, B.F.,Karel Schulmann,K., Ao, S., Zhang, J., Zhenyu Chen, Z., Hossain, M.S. and  Dong, Y.. (2020): Indo-Burma passive amalgamation along the Kaladan Fault: Insights from zircon provenance in the Chittagong-Tripura Fold Belt (Bangladesh). The Geological Society of America (GSA Bulletin), 132 (9-10): 1953–1968. (doi.org/10.1130/B35429.1)

10. Rahman, M.J.J., Pownceby, M.I., Rana, M.S. (2020): Occurrence and distribution of valuable heavy minerals in sand deposits of the Jamuna River, Bangladesh. Ore Geology Reviews (Elsevier), Volume 116, January 2020, 103273. doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2019.103273

11. Rahman, M.J.J., Xiao, W., Hossain, M.S., Yeasmin, R., Sayem, A.S.M., Ao, S., Yang, L., Abdullah, R., Dina, N.T. (2020). Geochemistry and detrital zircon U-Pb dating of Pliocene-Pleistocene sandstones of the Chittagong Tripura Fold Belt (Bangladesh): Implications for provenance. Gondwana Research (Elsevier), 78, 278-290. DOI:10.1016/j.gr.2019.07.018

12. Hasan,M.N.,  Yeasmin, R.,  Rahman, M.J.J., Potter-McIntyre, S (2020). Diagenetic Clay Minerals and Their Controls on Reservoir Properties of the Shahbazpur Gas Field (Bengal Basin, Bangladesh). Geosciences (MDPI), 10, 250;  doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10070250

13. Khanam, K., Rahman, M.J.J., Abdullah, R., Xiao, W., Alam, M. (2020) Petrography and detrital zircon U-Pb dating of the Neogene sandstones in the Sylhet Trough, Bengal Basin (Bangladesh): Implications for Provenance. Himalayan Geology, 41/2, 133-144. https://www.himgeology.com/

14. Yang, L., Xiao, W., Rahman, M.J.J., Windley, B.F., Schulmann, K., Ao, S., Chen, Z., Li, R. (2019). Provenance of the Cenozoic Bengal Basin sediments: Insights from UPb ages and Hf isotopes of detrital zircons. Geological Journal (Wiley), 54, 978-990.  https://doi.org/10.1002/gj.3258

15. Rahman, M.J.J., Xiao W., Tom, M., Ao, S. (2017) Provenance of the Neogene Surma Group from the Chittagong Tripura Fold Belt, southeast Bengal Basin, Bangladesh: Constraints from whole-rock geochemistry and detrital zircon U-Pb ages. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences (Elsevier), 148. 277-293. doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2017.09.010.

16. Khanam, F., Rahman, M.J.J., Alam, M., Abdullah, R. (2017) Facies Characterization of the Surma Group (Miocene) Sediments from Jalalabad Gas Field, Sylhet Trough, Bangladesh: Study from Cores and Wireline Log. Journal of the Geological Society of India (Springer), 89, 155-164. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12594-017-0579-x

17. Rahman, M.J.J., Worden, R.H. (2016) Diagenesis and its impact on the reservoir quality of Miocene sandstones (Surma Group) from the Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. Journal of Marine and Petroleum Geology (Elsevier), 77, 898-915. 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2016.07.027

18. Dina, N.T., Rahman, M.J.J., Hossain, S.M., Sayem, A.S.M, (2016) Provenance of the Neogene Succession in the Bandarban structure, South-East Bengal Basin, Bangladesh: Insights from petrography and petrofacies. Himalayan Geology, 37 (2), 141-152. . https://www.himgeology.com/

19. Rahman, MJJ., Sayem, A.S.M., Bhuiyan, M.H. (2014) Geochemistry of the Plio-Pleistocene Dupi Tila sandstones from the Surma Basin, Bangladesh: Implications for provenance, tectonic setting and weathering. Himalayan Geology, Vol. 35 (2), 2014, pp. 1-9.  https://www.himgeology.com/

20. Rahman, MJJ., Sayem, A.S.M., McCann, T. (2014) Geochemistry and Provenance of the Miocene sandstones of the Surma Group from the Sitapahar Anticline, Southeastern Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. Journal of the Geological Society of India (Springer), 83, 447-456. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12594-014-0061-y

21. Rahman, M.J.J., McCann, T. (2012) Diagenetic history of the Surma Group sandstones (Miocene) in the Surma Basin, Bangladesh. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences (Elsevier) 45, 65-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2011.09.019

22. Rahman, M.J.J., McCann, T., Abdullah, R., Yeasmin, R. (2011) Sandstone Diagenesis of the Neogene Surma Group from the Shahbazpur Gas Field, Southern Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences (International Journal of Austrian Geological Society), 104/1: 114-126. https://www.ajes.at/index.php

23. Bhuiyan, MAH., Rahman, M.J.J., Dampare, SB., Suzuki, S. (2011) Provenance, tectonics and source weathering of modern fluvial sediments of the Brahmaputra-Jamuna River, Bangladesh: Inference from geochemistry. In: Carranza, EJM (ed.) Geochemistry for Geological-Environmental Studies. Journal of Geochemical Exploration (Elsevier), 111: 113-137. 10.1016/j.gexplo.2011.06.008

24. Bhuiyan, AH., Rakib, MA., Takashi, K., Rahman, MJJ., Suzuki, S. (2010) Regulation of Brahmaputra-Jamuna River around Jamuna Bridge Site Bangladesh: Geoenvironmental Impacts. Journal of Water Resource and Protection (USA) 2, 123-130. 10.4236/jwarp.2010.22014

25. Rahman, M.J.J., Faupl, P., Alam, MM. (2009) Depositional facies of the Subsurface Neogene Surma Group in the Sylhet Trough of the Bengal Basin, Bangladesh: Record of tidal Sedimentation.  International Journal of Earth Sciences (IJES), Springer, 98:1971-1980. 10.1007/s00531-008-0347-7

26. Rahman, M.J.J, Bari,Z., Chowdhury, K.R., and Suzuki, S. (2008) Heavy mineral composition of the Neogene sandstones and beach sands across the Inani-Dakhin Nhila area, Southeast Bangladesh : Implications for provenance. Jour. Sediment. Soc. Japan (JSSJ), 67, 3-17. https://doi.org/10.4096/jssj.67.3

27. Rahman, M.J.J., Suzuki, S. (2007) Geochemistry of sandstones from the Miocene Surma Group, Bengal Basin, Bangladesh: Implications for Provenance, tectonic setting and weathering. Geochemical Journal, Terra Publ., Tokyo, 41 (No. 6): 415-428. https://doi.org/10.2343/geochemj.41.415

28. Rahman, M.J.J., Suzuki, S. (2007) Composition of Neogene shales from the Surma Group, Bengal Basin, Bangladesh: Implications for provenance and tectonic setting. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences (AJES) (International Journal of Austrian Geological Society), Vienna, 100: 54-64. https://www.ajes.at/index.php

29. Rahman, M.J.J., Faupl, P. (2003) The composition of the subsurface Neogene shales of the Surma Group from the Sylhet Trough, Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. In: Alam, M.M. and Curray, J.R. (Eds.), Sedimentary geology of the Bengal Basin, Bangladesh, in relation to the Asia-Greater India collision and the evolution of the eastern Bay of Bengal. Sedimentary Geology, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, 155/3-4: pp. 407-417. 10.1016/S0037-0738(02)00190-2

30. Rahman, M.J.J., Faupl, P. (2003) 40Ar/39Ar multigrain dating of detrital white mica of sandstones of the Surma Group   in the Sylhet Trough, Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. In: Alam, M.M. and Curray, J.R. (Eds.), Sedimentary geology of the Bengal Basin, Bangladesh, in relation to the Asia-Greater India collision and the evolution of the eastern Bay of Bengal. Sedimentary Geology, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, 155/3-4: pp. 383-392. DOI: 10.1016/S0037-0738(02)00188-4

 

C) Published contributions to international academic conferences

Hasan, M N., Yeasmin, R., Rahman, M. J.J. (2019) Implications of Clay Minerals on the reservoir properties of Shahbazpur-2 Well, Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. Paper No. 260-3. GSA Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, USA - 2019

Hasan, M N., Yeasmin, R., Rahman, M. J.J. (2018) Facies associations and paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the reservoir rocks of the Shahbazpur Structure, Bengal Basin. Paper No. 121-3, GSA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - 2018

Rahman, M.J.J. (2015) Tectonic setting and Diagenetic evolution of the Neogene sandstones
Reservoir in the Bengal Basin, Bangladesh, Annual Meeting of Chinese Geoscience Union (CGU), p. 33-34, October, Beijing, China.

Rahman, M.J.J. (2014) Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality of the Neogene Surma Group sandstones in the Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. (Erdwissenschaftliches Kolloquium und ÖGG) April 2014, 17:15, Geozentrum, Althanstraße 14, University of Vienna, Austria

Bhuiyan, A.H., Rahman, M.J.J., Dampare, S.B., Suzuki, S. (2010) Geochemical characteristics of recent fluvial sediments of sandy-braided Brahmaputra-Jamuna River, Bangladesh. Japan Geoscience Union, MIS002-P01

Bhuiyan M.A.H, Rahman M.J.J., Dampare S. B., Suzuki S. (2010) Geochemistry of fluvial sediments of Brahmaputra-Jamuna River, Bangladesh: Constraints on tectonic, provenance and weathering, International conference GOLDSCHMIDT 2010: Earth, Energy and Environment, July 13-18, 2010, Knoxville Conference Center, Tennessee, USA.

Bhuiyan M.A.H., KUMAMOTO Takashi, Rahman M.J.J., Suzuki, S. (2009). Channel shifting analysis of Brahmaputra-Jamuna River, Bangladesh using Remote Sensing, GIS, empirical techniques and sedimentary facies analysis. 7th International Conference on Geomorphology (Ancient landscape with modern perspective), Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center, Melbourne, Australia.

Bhuiyan, A.H., Rakib, M.A., Takashi, K., Rahman, M.J.J, Suzuki, S. (2009) Facies model and paleoenvironmental analysis of sandy braided Brahmaputra-Jamuna River, Bangladesh, Japan Geoscience Union 09, International Convention Center, Makuhari, Chiba, Tokyo, Japan.

Bhuiyan M.A.H., KUMAMOTO Takashi, Rahman M.J.J., Suzuki, S. (2008) Evaluation of the changing behavior of Brahmaputra-Jamuna River and its impact on environment. Japan Geoscience Union 2008, International Convention Center, Makuhari, Chiba, Tokyo, Japan.

Rahman, M.J.J., Suzuki, S. (2007) Detrital garnet chemistry of the subsurface Neogene Reservoir sandstones from the Surma Group in the Bengal Basin, Bangladesh: Implications For provenance. European Geosciences Union 2007, Vienna, Vol. 9, 02478.

Rahman, M.J.J., Suzuki, S. (2004)  Provenance of the Subsurface Neogene Surma Group sandstones from the Bengal Basin, Bangladesh: review from framework composition and heavy minerals” on session “G21.14 Sedimentary provenance: petrographic and geochemical perspectives” of 32nd International Geological Congress (IGC), Florence, Italy, August 26, 2004.

Suzuki, S., Rahman, M.J.J. (2004) Two different types of sandstones from the Philippine Archipelago: Implications to its Early stage accretion history” on session “G21.14 Sedimentary provenance: petrographic and geochemical perspectives” of 32nd International Geological Congress (IGC), Florence, Italy, August 26, 2004.

Rahman, M.J.J., Suzuki, S. (2004) The composition of the Holocene sands from the Brahmaputra-Jamuna River in Bangladesh: A preliminary overview from petrographic results. Annual Meeting of the Sedimentological Society of Japan, April 23-26, 2004, Hiroshima, Japan. P. 23.

 



SEMINAR

Rahman, M.J.J. (2015): Tectonic setting and Diagenetic evolution of the Neogene sandstones Reservoir in the Bengal Basin, Bangladesh, Annual Meeting of Chinese Geoscience Union (CGU), p. 33-34, October, Beijing, China.,

Conference proceedings

Rahman, M.J.J. (2014): Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality of the Neogene Surma Group sandstones in the Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. (Erdwissenschaftliches Kolloquium und ÖGG) April 2014, 17:15, Geozentrum, Althanstraße 14, University of Vienna, Austria,

Seminar


Academic Info

Institute: Jahangirnagar University

1999       Doctor of Science (Dr.rer.nat.) in Geology, Institute for Geology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

 

Title “Sedimentology of the Subsurface Neogene Surma Group of the Sylhet Trough

(Bengal Basin, Bangladesh)

 

1986        Master of Science (M.Sc) in Geology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

1985        Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Geology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

M.Sc Supervision-20

Ph.D Supervision

1.   Sedimentologic, Sequence stratigraphic and Diagenetic history of the Neogene sedimentary succession in the Sylhet Trough, Bengal Basin, Bangladesh-2018

2.   Provenance of the Cenozoic Bengal Basin sedimentary rock and its
      significance for the tectonic evolution of eastern Himalaya
-2018

Experience

Organization: CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Beijing
Position: Visiting Scientist
Period: 2018

CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) President International Fellowship Initiative for Visiting Scientist

 

 

 

 

 

Organization: CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Australia
Position: Visiting Scientist
Period: June 1, 2018-August 1, 2018

 Endeavour Executive Fellowship 2018 (Australia)

Organization: Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing
Position: Visiting Professor
Period: 2015

CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) President International Fellowship Initiative for Visiting Scientist

Organization: University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Position: Commonwealth Research Fellow
Period: 01.2013 to 03. 2013

Commonwealth Academic Fellowship 2012

Organization: University of Bonn, Germany
Position: Humboldt Research Fellow
Period: 2008-2010

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Organization: Okayama University, Japan
Position: JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Period: 2003-2005

JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

Contact

Dr. M. Julleh Jalalur Rahman

Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Cell Phone: 008801715474447
Work Phone: 0088027791045-46 Ext. 1848
Email: rahman65@juniv.edu