Dr. Kazi Matin Ahmed, PhD - University of Dhaka - Prof.

Dr. Kazi Matin Ahmed

PhD

University of Dhaka

Prof.

Dhaka | Bangladesh

Main Specialties: Other

Additional Specialties: Hydrogeology


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Dr. Kazi Matin Ahmed, PhD - University of Dhaka - Prof.

Dr. Kazi Matin Ahmed

PhD

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Professor Dr. Kazi Matin Ahmed of the Department of Geology, University of Dhaka is a leading researcher on groundwater in Bangladesh with focuses on impacts of urbanization on groundwater; microbiological contamination of groundwater from onsite sanitation; occurrence and mitigation arsenic contamination in groundwater; occurrence and mitigation of salinity in groundwater. He completed his BSc (Honours) and MSc degrees in Geology from the Department of Geology, University of Dhaka in 1983 and 1985 respectively. He started his career as a Junior Hydrogeologist with the National Water Plan Project of Bangladesh in January 1985. He worked in Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission as a Geologist from September 1985 to October 1987 before joining Dhaka University as a Lecture of Geology. He went to the UK for his higher studies under the award of Commonwealth Scholarship in 1990 and got PhD in Hydrogeology from University of London in 1994.On his return from the UK, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in 1994, Associate Professor in 1998 and Professor in 2002 at the Department of Geology, University of Dhaka. He has been involved in research on various aspects of groundwater in collaboration with National and International Institutions and Organizations. Recently completed major projects include the landmark National Hydrogeochemical Survey in Bangladesh with the British Geological Survey, UK; Hydrogeochemistry and Health Effect of Arsenic and Manganese with Columbia University, USA; and Sustainable Arsenic Mitigation with the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He was also conducted postdoctoral research at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden under the Linneaus Palme Fellowship funded by Swedish International Development Agency; Osaka City University Japan under the Invitation Fellowship of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science and University College London under the Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship funded by the Department for International Development, UK.

His current research includes applications of Managed Aquifer Recharge in Coastal Aquifers of Bangladesh for increasing water access in collaboration with the Acacia Water and Department of Public Health Engineering; Delta-MAR with University of Utrecht and Technical University of Delft, Netherlands; Underground Taming of Flood for Irrigation with IWMI; Sustainability of Groundwater Irrigation and Food Security in the Barind Tract, Bangladesh with University College London; Health Impacts of Salinity with Imperial College London and Geochemistry and Health Effects of Arsenic with Columbia University, USA. Apart from conducting research, he also acts as advisors/consultants for national agencies like the Department of Public Health Engineering and Policy Support Unit, Local Government Division, Government of Bangladesh. He also provided consultancy services for the Department for International Development, UK; Danish International Development Agency; Asian Development Bank; World Health Organization; World Bank; Japan International Cooperation Agency; United Nation’s Children Fund. He was a member of Bangladesh Government’s inter-ministerial committee on use of deep aquifer for arsenic mitigation. Currently he is member of the Groundwater Task Force of the Water Resources Planning Organization under the Ministry of Water Resources. Currently he is also a Member of the Technical Advisory Committee on Groundwater Quality of the World Health Organization.

He has authored/coauthored more than 150 papers published in national and international peer reviewed journals. He has contributed more than 50 chapters in books and conference proceedings. Publications authored and co-authored by KMA have been cited more than 6400 times. He has been involved in organizing National and International conferences on various aspects of groundwater and has presented invited/key note papers at different conferences at home and abroad. He has supervised a large number of graduate students from home and abroad. He is life member of Bangladesh Geological Society, Geological Society of India, International Association of Hydrogeologists and Association of Global Groundwater Scientists.

Primary Affiliation: University of Dhaka - Dhaka , Bangladesh

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Education

Dec 1994
University College London
PhD
Hydrogeology
Jun 1985
University of Dhaka
MSc
Geology
Jun 1983
University of Dhaka
BSc (Honors)
Geology

Experience

Dec 2017
Professor and Chairman, Dept of Geology, University of Dhaka
Teaching, Research and Administration

Publications

26Publications

314Reads

463Profile Views

240PubMed Central Citations

Quantitative drinking water arsenic concentrations in field environments using mobile phone photometry of field kits.

Sci Total Environ 2018 Mar 6;618:579-585. Epub 2017 Nov 6.

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Route 9 W, Palisades, New York 10964, United States. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.123DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5773362PMC
March 2018
15 Reads
4.100 Impact Factor

Microbial Community Structure and Arsenic Biogeochemistry in Two Arsenic-Impacted Aquifers in Bangladesh.

MBio 2017 11 28;8(6). Epub 2017 Nov 28.

Environmental Science Department, Barnard College, New York, New York, USA

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/mBio.01326-17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5705915PMC
November 2017
18 Reads
1 Citation
6.790 Impact Factor

The Impact of the Degree of Aquifer Confinement and Anisotropy on Tidal Pulse Propagation.

Ground Water 2017 07 8;55(4):519-531. Epub 2017 Mar 8.

Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 78712.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gwat.12509DOI Listing
July 2017
8 Reads
2.310 Impact Factor

Dissolved Organic Matter Quality in a Shallow Aquifer of Bangladesh: Implications for Arsenic Mobility.

Environ Sci Technol 2015 Sep 27;49(18):10815-24. Epub 2015 Aug 27.

Department of Geology, University of Dhaka , Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b01962DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5986556PMC
September 2015
12 Reads
3 Citations
5.330 Impact Factor

Sediment color tool for targeting arsenic-safe aquifers for the installation of shallow drinking water tubewells.

Sci Total Environ 2014 Sep 28;493:615-25. Epub 2014 Jun 28.

Department of Geology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.05.064DOI Listing
September 2014
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2 Citations
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Comparison of two blanket surveys of arsenic in tubewells conducted 12 years apart in a 25 km(2) area of Bangladesh.

Sci Total Environ 2014 Aug 16;488-489:484-92. Epub 2014 Jan 16.

Geology Department, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.12.049DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4043877PMC
August 2014
13 Reads
14 Citations
4.100 Impact Factor

Transport of in Aquifer Sediments of Bangladesh: Implications for Widespread Microbial Contamination of Groundwater.

Water Resour Res 2013 Jul;49(7):3897-3911

Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, New York, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wrcr.20289DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3956056PMC
July 2013
9 Reads
2 Citations
3.550 Impact Factor

A cluster-based randomized controlled trial promoting community participation in arsenic mitigation efforts in Bangladesh.

Environ Health 2012 Jun 19;11:41. Epub 2012 Jun 19.

Department of International Health, Program in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public, 615 N, Wolfe Street, Room E5535, Baltimore, Maryland 21205-2103, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3506475PMC
June 2012
19 Reads
10 Citations
3.372 Impact Factor

Temporal and seasonal variability of arsenic in drinking water wells in Matlab, southeastern Bangladesh: a preliminary evaluation on the basis of a 4 year study.

J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 2011 ;46(11):1177-84

KTH-International Groundwater Arsenic Research Group, Department of Land and Water Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10934529.2011.598768DOI Listing
December 2011
8 Reads
7 Citations
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Arsenic-enriched groundwaters of India, Bangladesh and Taiwan--comparison of hydrochemical characteristics and mobility constraints.

J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 2011 ;46(11):1163-76

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, National Chung Cheng University, 168 University Road, Ming-Shung, Chiayi County, Taiwan.

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December 2011
10 Reads
1 Citation
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Efficacy of hollow-fiber ultrafiltration for microbial sampling in groundwater.

Ground Water 2011 Jan-Feb;49(1):53-65

Center for Environmental Biotechnology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1605, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6584.2010.00712.xDOI Listing
April 2011
7 Reads
11 Citations
2.310 Impact Factor

Hydrogeochemical comparison and effects of overlapping redox zones on groundwater arsenic near the Western (Bhagirathi sub-basin, India) and Eastern (Meghna sub-basin, Bangladesh) margins of the Bengal Basin.

J Contam Hydrol 2008 Jul 25;99(1-4):31-48. Epub 2007 Oct 25.

Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78758, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jconhyd.2007.10.005DOI Listing
July 2008
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3 Citations
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Geochemical characterisation of shallow aquifer sediments of Matlab Upazila, Southeastern Bangladesh - implications for targeting low-As aquifers.

J Contam Hydrol 2008 Jul 24;99(1-4):137-49. Epub 2008 May 24.

Department of Land and Water Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Teknikringen 76, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden.

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July 2008
10 Reads
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Monitoring 51 community wells in Araihazar, Bangladesh, for up to 5 years: implications for arsenic mitigation.

J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 2007 Oct;42(12):1729-40

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, New York 10964, USA.

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October 2007
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37 Citations
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Targeting low-arsenic aquifers in Matlab Upazila, Southeastern Bangladesh.

Sci Total Environ 2007 Jul 17;379(2-3):121-32. Epub 2006 Nov 17.

KTH-International Groundwater Arsenic Research Group, Department of Land and Water Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2006.06.028DOI Listing
July 2007
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6 Citations
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Performance of a household-level arsenic removal system during 4-month deployments in Bangladesh.

Environ Sci Technol 2004 Jun;38(12):3442-8

Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, New York 10964, USA.

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June 2004
10 Reads
5 Citations
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Comment on "Arsenic Mobility and Groundwater Extraction in Bangladesh" (II).

Science 2003 Apr;300(5619):584; author reply 584

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964, USA.

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April 2003
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Brian J Mailloux
Brian J Mailloux

Barnard College

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Gunnar Jacks
Gunnar Jacks

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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Prosun Bhattacharya
Prosun Bhattacharya

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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Andrew S Ferguson
Andrew S Ferguson

Columbia University

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Alice C Layton
Alice C Layton

Center for Environmental Biotechnology

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Patricia J Culligan
Patricia J Culligan

Columbia University

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Ondra Sracek
Ondra Sracek

OPV s.r.o. (Protection of groundwater Ltd)

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