Md Abdus Sabur, PhD
Md Abdus Sabur, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

PROFILE

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Md Abdus Sabur joined the Department of Chemistry at Jahangirnagar University (JU) in December 2009. Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor in the same department. Dr. Sabur received his PhD in Earth Sciences (water) from the University of Waterloo, and an MSc in Chemistry from Wilfrid Laurier University. Prior to starting his MSc at Laurier, he completed his BSc and an MSc in Chemistry from Jahangirnagar University.

Dr. Sabur, in his research, always focuses on environmental problems and their mitigations. During his MSc at JU, he investigated how poultry feather, a solid waste, can be utilized as a food additive in poultry meals to combat the environmental pollutions by the feathers. His MSc thesis at Laurier, under the supervision of Professor Hind A.A-Abadleh, investigated the surface interactions of various arsenic compounds with the reactive components (e.g. ferric (hydr)oxides) in soil. For the significance of his MSc work, Dr. Sabur received Science Master’s Degree Gold Medal, as the first recipient of this medal in the history of the Chemistry Department at Laurier. Then, he moved to the Ecohydrology Research Group for his PhD in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo. His PhD research, under the supervision of Professor Philippe Van Cappellen explored the potential mechanisms for the mobilization of nutrients, particularly phosphorus, iron, and silicon, at the sediment-water interface under various redox environments.

Being trained in sediment geochemistry at Waterloo, Dr. Sabur is currently exploring his research on the biogeochemical cycling of nutrients and contaminants in various natural and perturbed environments, particularly in saline soils. In addition, he has expertise in the treatment of textile and pharmaceutical effluents and was involved in setting up some effluent treatment plant with Professor Syed Safiullah at JU. Dr. Sabur’s research is multidisciplinary in nature and is significant from the agricultural, environmental, ecological and public health perspectives.

 

Contact:

Work Phone: (880-2) 7791045-51, Ext. 1437 (Office)
Email: 
sabur@juniv.edu

 

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

Aquatic geochemisry, Environmental biogeochemistry

JOURNAL PAPER

Sabur, M.A., Goldberg, S., Gale, A., Kabengi, N., Al-Abadleh, H. A., 2015. Temperature-dependent infrared and calorimetric studies on arsenicals adsorption from solution to hematite nanoparticles. Langmuir 31, 2749–2760.

Sabur, M.A., Al-Abadleh, H.A., 2015. Surface interactions of monomethylarsonic acid with hematite nanoparticles studied using ATR-FTIR: adsorption and desorption kinetics. Canadian Journal of Chemistry 93, 1297–1304.

Haque, M.E., Sabur, M.A., Mahamud-Ul-Hoque, M., Safiullah, S., 2015. Competition of various ions present in shallow aquifer water in respect of arsenic removal by hydrated ferric oxide. Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution 12, 25–33.

Mahamud-Ul-Hoque, M., Sabur, M.A., Haque, M.E., Safiullah, S., 2014. Mobilization of arsenic in the groundwater of some char lands in Meghna Basin, Bangladesh: A mechanistic study. Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution 11, 75-81.

Arts, D., Sabur, M.A., Al-Abadleh, H.A., 2013. Surface interactions of aromatic organoarsenical compounds with hematite nanoparticles using ATR-FTIR: kinetic studies. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 117, 2195–2204.

Sabur, M.A., Rahman, M.M., Safiullah, S., 2013. Treatment of tannery effluent by locally available commercial grade lime. Journal of Scientific Research 5, 143–150.

Safiullah, S., Mahamud-Ul-Hoque, M., Sabur, M.A., Haque, M.E., 2013. Arsenic in coconut water: a case study. Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution 10, 23–28.

Safiullah, S., Mohammad, G., Sabur, M.A., Howlader, B.K., 2012. Treatment of pharmaceutical effluent by photochemical oxidation on titanium dioxide. Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution 9, 45–52.

Sabur, M.A., Khan, A.A., Safiullah, S., 2012. Treatment of textile wastewater by coagulation precipitation methodJournal of Scientific Research 4, 623–633.

Safiullah, S., Khan, M.R.R., Sabur, M.A., 2012. Comparative study of Bangladesh Barapukuria coal with those of various other countries. Journal Bangladesh Chemical Society 24, 221–225. 

Hoque, M.A., Sabur, M.A., Khan, M.A., Islam, M.N., Rahman, M.A., 2010. Interaction of safranine O with dodecyltrimetylammonium bromide in aqueous solution of sodium chloride. Jahangirnagar University Jouranal Science 33, 1–7.

Safiullah, S., Sabur, M.A., Rahman, M.M., Haque, M.E., Tareq, S.M., 2006. Duck feather- a source of digestible protein and amino acids. Journal of Environmental Science 4, 1–5.


CONFERENCE PAPER

 

"Linking sea-level rise, soil salinity and the associated environmental and public health concerns in Coastal Bangladesh" M.A. Sabur and B. Talukder, An oral presentation at Conference on Environmental Solutions for Sustainable Development: Towards Developed Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh (November 28, 2019)

"Does silicate control the mobilization of phosphate at the goethite-water interface?" M. A. Sabur, C. T. Parsons, T. Maavara and P. Van Cappellen, An oral presentation at Bangladesh Chemical Society Conference 2019 in the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh (November 11, 2019)

"Does silica control the mobilization of phosphorus from Fe(III)- (hydr)oxides?M. A. Sabur, C. T. Parsons and P. Van Cappellen, An oral presentation at Goldschmidt conference in Paris, France (August 18, 2017)

 "Internal phosphorus loadings: role of dissolved silicate under oxic and anoxic conditions", Md Abdus Sabur, Chris Parsons and Philippe Van Cappellen, A poster at the World Wetlands Day symposium at the University of Waterloo (February 2016).

“Internal loadings of P and Si: competitive sorption on a model Iron(III) oxide” Md Abdus Sabur, Chris Parsons, Taylor Maavara, Christina Smeaton and Philippe Van Cappellen. A poster at the World Water Day Graduate Research Fair & Water Celebration at the University of Waterloo (March 2016)

“Internal Loading of P and Si: Competitive Sorption on a Model Iron(III) oxide” Md Abdus Sabur, Chris Parsons, Taylor Maavara, Christina Smeaton and Philippe Van Cappellen. A poster at the Water Institute Symposium at the University of Waterloo (April 2016

“Phosphate Adsorption on Hematite Nanoparticles in the Absence and Presence of Surface Arsenic” H.A. Al-Abadleh, J. Tofan-Lazar and M. Abdus Sabur.  A talk in the Metals and Metalloids in the Environment Symposium at the 97th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Vancouver, B.C. (June 2014)

“Surface Interactions of Aromatic Organoarsenicals with Hematite Nanoparticles Using ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy" Md Abdus Sabur and Hind A. Al-Abadleh.  An oral presentation at the Water Initiative for the Future Conference at Queen's University (May 2014)

"Surface Interactions of Aromatic Organoarsenicals with Hematite Nanoparticles Using ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy” Md Abdus Sabur and Hind A. Al-Abadleh.  A poster at the World Water Day Graduate Research Fair & Water Celebration at the University of Waterloo (March 2014)


OTHER

Jar Experiments on the Effluents of Karnaphuli Paper Mills,

Safiullah, S., Khan, M.R.R., Sabur, M.A., and Afroza Islam, D. (September 01, 2011), EverythingAboutWater (Special Issue). 262-265

Treatment of Industrial Waste Water,

S. Safiullah, M. R. R. Khan and M. A. Sabur (2011), Jahangirnagar University Chemical Review, 16, 1-8 (Article in Bangla)

About Arsenic Pollution,

Md Abdus Sabur (2015), DainikamAdershomoy, A daily national newspaper of Bangladesh, September 06, 2015 (Article in Bangla)


Academic Info

Institute: University of Waterloo
Period: 2014 to 2019

PhD in Earth Sciences (Water)

Ecohydrology ResearchGroup, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

Thesis Title: Interactions of Phosphate and Silicate with Iron Oxides in Freshwater Environments

Supervisor: Professor Philippe Van Cappellen

Institute: Wilfrid Laurier University
Period: 2012 to 2014

MSc in Chemistry

Environmental Physical Chemistry Research Group

Department of Chemistry, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

Thesis Title: Surface Complexation of Monosubstituted Organoarsenicals on Hematite: ATR-FTIR Investigations

Supervisor: Professor Hind A. Al-Abadleh

Institute: Jahangirnagar University
Period: 2005 to 2006

MSc in Chemistry

Environmental Research Group

Department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

Thesis Title: Beneficiation of Duck Feather: Hydrolysis for Digestible Protein and Amino Acids

Supervisor: Professor Syed Safiullah

 

Institute: Jahangirnagar University
Period: 2000 to 2004

BSc in Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

Experience

Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Associate Professor
Period: November 2020 to present

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Assistant Professor
Period: Mar 2012 to November 2020

Assistant Professor in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry   

Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Lecturer
Period: Dec 2009 to Mar 2012

Lecturer in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry   

Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

Organization: N. S. Govt. College, Natore
Position: Lecturer
Period: Nov 2008 to Dec 2009

Lecturer in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

N. S. Govt. College, Natore, Bangladesh

Organization: Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology
Position: Lecturer
Period: Jul 2007 to Nov 2008

Lecturer in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry  

Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology, Gazipur, Bangladesh

Organization: Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology
Position: Lecturer
Period: Jan 2007 to June 2007

Part-time teacher, Department of Chemistry

Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology, Gazipur, Bangladesh

Organization: City University
Position: Lecturer
Period: Feb 2006 to May 2006

Lecturer in Chemistry, Department of Textile Engineering

City University, Banani, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Contact

Md Abdus Sabur, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Work Phone: (880-2) 7791045-51, Ext. 1437 (Office)
Email: sabur@juniv.edu