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Prof. Dr. Mustafizur Rahman

Prof. Dr. Mustafizur Rahman
Treasurer, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology

Educational Qualification:

Ph. D (Polymer Chemistry) London University (U.K.) 1967

DIC (Diploma of Membership of Imperial College, London in Chemical Technology) 1967

  1. Sc (Organic Chemistry, Thesis Group) D.U. 1962
  2. Sc (Hons in Chemistry) D.U. 1960
  3. Sc. D.U, 1957

Matriculation E.B.S.E.B, 1955


Working Experience:

(I) Postdoctoral Research Associate, Notre Dame University, Indiana, U.S.A. October 1967 to November, 1969.

(II) Senior Research Officer, Polymer and Fiber Division, Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Laboratories, Dhaka. 1970-79.

(III) Principal Scientific Officer, Polymer and Fiber Division, BCSIR Laboratories, Dhaka. 1979-84.

(IV) Part-Time teacher, College of Textile Technology (CTT), Dhaka, 1981-84.

(V) Professor and Principal-in-Charge, CTT, Dhaka. 1984-85.

(VI) Principal, CTT, Dhaka. 1985-93.

(VII) Part-time teacher, Technical Teachers Training College, Dhaka. 1991-93.

(VIII) Professor and Academic-in-Charge, Bangladesh College of Leather Technology (BCLT), Dhaka. 1993-96.

(IX) Honorary Consultant, Asia-Pacific University, October, 1997 to January, 1998.

(X) Advisor to MKS Chemicals, an enterprise manufacturing textile processing chemicals, 1997-98.

(XII) Advisor to Textile Engineering and Consultancy Service, Dhaka, on water purification and effluent treatment, 1998-1999.

(XII) Coordinator and Head, Department of Textile Technology, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology. Dhaka-1215. September, 1999 to August 2000. 

(XIII) Professor and Head, Department of Textile Engineering, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka-1215. From September, 2000 to August 2015.

(XIV) Professor, Department of Textile Engineering, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka-1215. From September, 2015 to date.


Other Experiences:

(I) Member, Study Committee on Technical Education, National Education Commission, Bangladesh, 1987.

(II) Convenor, Committee to review placement of 6 Textile Institutes and 27 Textile Training Centres in Bangladesh, Under the ministry of Education.

(III) Member, Syllabus and Technology Courses offered by Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet. 1993.

(IV) Member, Jute and Textile Division, BSTI, Dhaka. Several terms.

(V) Former Member, Faculty of Physical Science, Academic Council and Senate, Dhaka University.

(VI) Member, Committee for renaming of Department of Applied Chemistry of Dhaka University.

(VII) Project Coordinator for the UNDP assisted project entitled “Strengthening of the College Technology 1988-1993. 

(VIII) Member of the Syndicate and Faineance Committee, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Dhaka.

(IX) Member of the Selection Boards for recruitment of Textile Engineers by Bangladesh Public Service Commission, several Universities, Bangladesh Textile Mills Corporation and Commercial Banks.

(X) Member of Selection Boards constituted by UGC for award of Commonwealth Scholarships in Textile as well as evaluator of project proposal under HEQEP.

(XI) Member of the Doctoral Committee of BUET, Panel of examiners for Ph.D. conferred by Jahangir Nagar University and masters theses  examiner, Bangladesh University of Textiles.


Papers and Publications:

(I) Six scientific papers one in “Polymer” (JK), one in “Macromolecule” (USA) and four in “Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research”

(II) Three Technical reports submitted by Notre Dame University, Indiana to US Air Force Not-metallic Materials Research Laboratory, Dayton, Ohio, USA.

(III) Keynote paper on “Various Chemicals Used in Textile Dyeing Industry” read at the Conference of Chemical Society of Bangladesh.

(IV) Keynote Paper on “Environmental Pollution in Textile Industry” presented at the regional workshop jointly organized by Commonwealth Science Foundation Ministry of Science and Technology Division, Government of Bangladesh and Chemical Society of Bangladesh, 1993.

(V) Textile Education in Bangladesh Journal of the Institution of Textile Engineers and Technologist, Bangladesh.

(VI) Paper on Environmental Pollution by Textile Industry, Journal of the Institution of Textile Engineers and Technologists, Bangladesh.  

(VII) Keynote Paper on Pollution Prevention of Dyeing and Finishing Industry read at a meeting of Bangladesh Section of Textile Institute (UK).

(VIII) Popular articles “Hundred Years of Man-made Fibres”, Anti-static Finishes in Textile and Geotextiles” published in college magazine.

(IX) Editor, BCSIR Newsletter.


Association with Professional Organizations:

(I) Life Member, Bangladesh Institution of Textile Engineers and Technologists.  

(II) Vice-President, Institution of Textile Engineers and Technologists (ITET), BD,1988-90.

(III) President, Institution of Textile Engineers and Technologists, BD 2000-2002.

(IV) Member, Textile Institute (UK), expired.

(V) Member, American Association of Textile Chemists and Colourists’, expired.


Workshop, Seminars and Conferences Attended:

(I) A two-week long International Workshop on “Small Scale Research in Technical Education” held in Karachi, Pakistan in 1987.

(II) “International Seminar on Technical and Vocational Education” held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1988.

(III) UNIDO Co-sponsored workshop on “Bangladesh Textile and Clothing Industry: The Role of Women” and “Objective Oriented Project Planning” held in Dhaka 1991 and 1993 respectively.

(IV) Discussant in the seminar on Textile Dyeing and Effluent Treatment Organized by Chemical Engineering Division of IEB, Dhaka, 2006.

(V) Chairman of a session in a international Seminar on Textiles organized by Bangladesh Textile To-day and held in Dhaka.

(VI) Co-chairman of a session in an International Seminar on Jute organized by International Jute Study Group and held in Dhaka.

(VII) Chairman, Technical Session on Environmental Sustainability in the International Scientific Conference: Sustainability of Global Garment Industry held in Dhaka, on 4-7 March 2019, under the aegis of Aalborg University (Denmark) and Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (BD) Collaborative Project.

(VIII) German Bangladesh Higher Education Network for Sustainable Textile-Expert Plenary, held in Thailand March 25-30, 2019.


Visits to textile establishments abroad:

Visited many Universities having programmes on textile engineering, textile industries, Fashion Institute and Institute of Distributive Trades in Austria, China, Germany, India, U.K. and USA for academic and organizational puropses.