Dr. Shafi Mohammad Tareq
Dr. Shafi Mohammad Tareq Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences



Dr. Shafi Mohammad Tareq completed B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. from the Department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. He obtained M.S. from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and was awarded D.Sc. from the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan. Dr. Tareq also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) from the University of Nottingham and became a fellow of higher education academy, U.K. In his early career, he worked as a Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellow at Nagoya University and the University of Shiga Prefecture. He also worked as a founding faculty member and chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences, Jahangirnagar University, and adjunct faculty at the University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Dr. Tareq worked as a visiting researcher at Hokkaido University, Japan. He also worked as a commonwealth academic fellow at the University of Birmingham, U.K. Recently, he worked as an associate professor at the School of Bioscience, the University of Nottingham. He is skilled in environmental monitoring and assessment with an especial focus on pollution and health risk assessment. He also experienced Hydrobiogeochemical processes and investigated the fate and transport of emerging chemicals that impact human and environmental health. He has published important papers on pollution and health risk assessment, and greenhouse gas emissions, and climate changes. He got a very prestigious Bangladesh Academy of Science and the World Academy of Science (BAS-TWAS) young scientist gold medal, 2013 for his outstanding contribution to national science and technology. Dr. Tareq enlisted as a Fellow (FRSC) and Charted Environmentalist (CEnv) in the Royal Chemical Society, U.K. He published more than sixty-five papers in refereed journals (with total citations more than 1550 and h-index 24) and contributed several chapters in books published by international publishers like Elsevier and Springer. Dr. Tareq presented his research at many international conferences in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. His contribution to lignin molecular biogeochemistry was published in a book titled "Lignin Molecular Biogeochemistry: Principles and Practices" from the USA. Currently, he is working as a professor of the Department of Environmental Sciences, Jahangirnagar University.


Hydrobiogeochemistry, Pollution and health risk, Waste and wastewater, Emerging pollutants, GHG and Climate change


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Toxic metals in poultry chicken, 2021. Toxic metals in poultry chicken

Toxic metals in poultry chiken

INTERVIEW - Shafi Mohammad Tareq, professor at Jahangirnagar University,

Personal interview published in the international media

দেশি মাছে ক্ষতিকর প্লাস্টিক কণা,

Our recent research activity is focused in Voice of America (VoA) news

বাংলাদেশের ডিটারজেন্টে ক্যান্সার সৃষ্টিকারী উপাদান পাওয়া গেছে এক গবেষণায়,

The recent research activity of Dr  S M Tareq research group highlights in BBC news and most of the national newspaper

১৫ প্রজাতির দেশি মাছে প্লাস্টিকের ক্ষুদ্র কণা: গবেষণা,

Research on microplastics in fish focuses in BBC

Academic Info

Institute: B.Sc. (Honours)
Period: 1994

Deaprtment of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka

Institute: M.Sc.
Period: 1995

Department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka

Institute: M.S.
Period: 2003

Earth and Environmental Sciences, Nagoya University, Japan

Institute: D.Sc.
Period: 2006

Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan

Institute: PGCHE
Period: 2016

Graduate School of Education, the University of Nottiingham, UK


Dr. Shafi Mohammad Tareq

Department of Environmental Sciences
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Work Phone: 1864
Email: smtareq@juniv.edu , smtareq@yahoo.com