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Welcome To Materials Science Research Laboratory


The area of Materials Science Research addresses the technological challenges of creating, characterizing and applying new materials to meet the requirements of fourth industrial revolution. The Materials Science Research Laboratory (MSRL) of CARS has been organized with a mission to work on the preparation of a wide range of materials including nanomaterials, polymers, composites, bio-compatible materials and many more along with the studies of their thermo-physical, rheological and mechanical properties. It also encompasses the optical, magnetic and electrical studies of solids, liquid crystals/melts and solutions. The aim is also to achieve the excellence in this field and  to work with universities, standards bodies, and other government laboratories to improve the quality of  fundamental and general understanding of the properties and performance of materials and how these relate to their composition, structure and processing for sustainable technology and testing.

Research Area:
  • Nanomaterials and nanotechnology
  • Advanced materials based on hybrids/composites of GO/rGo/CNT's 
  • Activated carbon from wastes or recycle process
  • Heterogeneous catalysis and adsorption  
  • Metal-organic frameworks compounds (MOFs)
  • Binary, ternary and quaternary metal oxides 

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  1. X-ray Powder diffraction
  2. Phase identification from XRD pattern (known compound)
  3. Crystallite size calculation
  4. High temperature calcination/burning (upto 1200oC)
  5. FT-IR spectroscopy
  6. ATR spectropscopy
  7. UV-Vis spectroscopy
  8. UV-Vis spectroscopy (Solid state)

Principal Scientist: Rumana Akther Jahan, Ph.D.

Principal Scientist: Samiran Bhattacharjee, PhD.

Senior Scientist:  Hasina Akhter Simol

Technical support

Md. Omar Faruk Khan, Laboratory Attendant.

Sl. Article Type Year Link
1 Hasina Akhter Simol and Rumana Akther Jahan, Electrochemically Generated Aluminum-Species for Remediation of Waste Water Containing 2, 4-Dichlorophenol, Asian Journal of Chemical Sciences, 2023, 13(6). DOI: 10.9734/ajocs/2023/v13i6274 Journal 2023
2 S. Bhattacharjee, M. A. Matin, H. A. Simol and A. Hosen, Environmentally Friendly Room Temperature Synthesis of 1-Tetralone over Layered Double Hydroxide-Hosted Sulphonato-Salen-Nickel(II) Complex. Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 2023, 13, 9-22. Journal 2023
3 Md. Shariful Islam , Md. Zakir Sultan , Md. Saiful Islam , Hasina Akhter Simol; and Md. Abdus Salam ; Development and Validation of a New Method for Simultaneous Estimation of Ramipril and Carvedilol by HPLC, Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal , 2023, 26(1): 15-19. Journal 2023
4 A. Debnath, M. N. Uddin, R. A. Jahan, A. A. Rana and M. M. Karim, ‘Development of methods for quantification and classification of gelatin in capsule shell using chemometric analysis of FTIR spectroscopic data’ Bangladesh J. Sci. Ind. Res. 57(2), (2022) 91-100. Journal 2022
5 Soham Irtiza Swapnil, Nondita Datta, Md Musavvir Mahmud, Rumana A. Jahan, M. Tarik Arafat, ‘Morphology, mechanical, and physical properties of wet-spun cellulose acetate fiber in different solvent-coagulant systems and in-situ crosslinked environment’ J Appl Polym Sci. (2020); e50358 Journal 2020
6 Mehnaz Urbee Jahangir, Farhana Islam, Siew Yee Wong, Rumana A. Jahan, Md Abdul Matin, Xu Li, M. Tarik Arafat, ‘Comparative analysis and antibacterial properties of thermally sintered apatites with varied processing conditions’ J Am Ceram Soc. (2020) 00:1–17 Journal 2020
7 Sunzid Ahmed, Salma Aktar, Sharmin Zaman, Rumana Akther Jahan, Md. Latiful Bari, ‘Use of natural bio‑sorbent in removing dye, heavy metal and antibiotic‑resistant bacteria from industrial wastewater’ Applied Water Science (2020) 10:107; Journal 2020
8 Md Musavvir Mahmud, Sumaiya Zaman, Asma Perveen, Rumana A. Jahan, Md Fakhrul Islam, M. Tarik Arafat, ‘Controlled release of curcumin from electrospun fiber mats with antibacterial activity’ Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 55 (2020) 101386 Journal 2020
9 Rowson Ara Ripa, Hasina Akhter Simol, A. A. Shaikh, and Pradip K. Bakshi; Reactions of metal(II) acetates with adenine hemisufate: synthesis and characterization of [M(ade)(H2O)4]SO4 [M = Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II)] and [M(ade)(H2O)(SO4)] [M = Cd(II) and Hg(II)], Journal of the Bangladesh Chemical Society 2020, 32(1 & 2), 41–47. Journal 2020
10 H. A. Simol, R. Sultana, M. Y. A. Mollah and M. S. Miran ;Synthesis Synthesis of Fe3O4 and Fe2O3 nanoparticles using hybrid electrochemical-thermal method, Bangladesh J. Sci. Ind. Res. 55(3), 221-228, 2020. Journal 2020
11 Md. Musavvir Mahmud, Asma Perveen, Rumana A. Jahan, Md Abdul Matin, Siew Yee Wong, Xu Li, M. Tarik Arafat, ‘Preparation of different polymorphs of cellulose from different acid hydrolysis medium’ International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 130 (2019) 969–976 Journal 2019
12 Taufiq Hasan Aneem, Sushanto Kumar Saha, Rumana A. Jahan, Siew Yee Wong, Xu Li, M. Tarik Arafat, ‘Effects of organic modifiers and temperature on the synthesis of biomimetic carbonated hydroxyapatite’ Ceramics International 45 (2019) 24717–24726 Journal 2019
13 Farzana Yasmin, Hasina Akhter Simol, Gazi Nurun Nahar Sultana ; Heavy and Trace Elements in Some Varieties of Rice Consumed in Dhaka City of Bangladesh, International journal of Sciences, 8: 43-47, 2019-01, DOI: 10.18483/ijSci.1847. Journal 2019
14 Zakia Sultana, Rajia Sultana, Md. Rokonujjaman, Hasina Akhter Simol, Md. Zakir Sultan and Md. Abdus Salam ; Impact of Gypsum and Potash Fertilizers on Heavy Metals and Nutrients Levels in Some Selected Leafy Vegetables and Assessment of Potential Health Risk , Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal 22(1): 56-67, 2019 (January) . Journal 2019
15 I. Ahmed, Y.R. Lee, K. Su, S. Bhattacharjee and W.S. Ahn, Gd(3+) adsorption over carboxylic- and amino-group dual-functionalized UiO-66. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (Impact Factor: 4.326), 58, 2324-2332. DOI: Journal 2019 Link
16 Mohammad Nazmul Hossain, Mohammad Nashir Uddin, Mohammad Mainul Karim, Ajoy Kumar Das, Ashequl Alam Rana and Rumana Akther Jahan, ‘Prediction of viscosity index of motor oils using FTIR spectral data and chemometrics’ Journal of Scientific and Innovative Research (2018); 7(2): 43-49 Journal 2018
17 Hasina Akhter Simol , Farzana Yasmin , Munira Akhter and Gazi Nurun Nahar Sultana , Work Place Risk on Essential Element in Serum and General Health Data of Soft Paste Porcelain Worker from Garo Tribes of Durgapur, Bioresearch Communications Volume 04, Issue 01, January 2018. Journal 2018
18 M. Z. H. Khan, M. A. Rahman, P. Yasmin, F. K. Tareq, N. Yuta, T. Komeda and R. A. Jahan, ‘Formation and Characterization of Copper Nanocube-Decorated Reduced Graphene Oxide Film’ Journal of Nanomaterials Volume (2017), Article ID 5702838, 6 pages; Journal 2017
19 A.K.M. Atique Ullah, A.K.M. Fazle Kibria, M. Akter, M.N.I. Khan, M.A. Maksud, Rumana A. Jahan, Shakhawat H. Firoz, ‘Synthesis of Mn3O4 nanoparticles via a facile gel formation route and study of their phase and structural transformation with distinct surface morphology upon heat treatment’ Journal of Saudi Chemical Society (2017) 21, 830–836 Journal 2017
20 Romana Nasrin, Shanta Biswas, Taslim Ur Rashid, Sanjida Afrin, Rumana Akhter Jahan, Papia Haque, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, ‘Preparation of Chitin-PLA laminated composite for implantable application’ Bioactive Materials 2 (2017) 199 –207 Journal 2017
21 Sanjida Afrin, Hasina Akhter Simol , Gazi Nurun Nahar Sultana , Md. Sazedul Islam , Papia Haque , M. Nuruzzaman Khan and Mohammed Mizanur Rahman , Determination of Serum Methylparaben Concentrations of Bangladeshi Breast Cancer Patients by RP-HPLC, TACL 7 (5) 2017 (December ), pp 589 – 595. Journal 2017
22 Mohammad Shohel & Hasina Akhter Simol & Elizabeth Reid & Jeffrey S. Reid & Abdus Salam, Dew water chemical composition and source characterization in the IGP outflow location (coastal Bhola, Bangladesh), Air Qual Atmos Health, 2017 (June). Journal 2017
23 Hasina Akhter Simol, M. Yousuf A. Mollah and Muhammed Shah Miran, Preparation of ZnO/SiO2 nanocomposites by sol-gel method and their characterizations, Journal of Bangladsh Chemical Society, Vol. 28 (1 & 2), 71-81, 2016. Journal 2016
24 Hasina Akter, Hasina Akhter Simol And Shaila Salahuddin, Treatment of Wastewater Containing Brilliant Orange H2R and Brilliant Red M5B by Electrocoagulation, Dhaka Univ. J. Sci. 64(2): 153-156, 2016 (July). Journal 2016
25 Mohammad Latiful Bari, Hasina Akhter Simol, Nusrat Khandoker, Rokeya Begum and Ummay Nasrin Sultana, Potential Human Health Risks of Tannery Waste-contaminated Poultry Feed, J Health Pollution 9: 68–77, 2015. Journal 2015
26 F. Hassan, M. S. Miran, H. A. Simol, M. A. B. H. Susan and M. Y. A. Mollah, Synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles by a hybrid electrochemical-thermal method: influence of calcinations temperature, Bangladesh J. Sci. Ind. Res. 50(1), 21-28, 2015. Journal 2015
27 Gazi Nurun Nahar Sultana, Hasina Akhter Simol, Rokeya Begum, Zakaria Shamim, M. Anwar Hossain, Status of Iron, Magnesium and Zinc in β-Thalassemia Patients of Bangladesh, Online International Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 1V (08): Page.No-76-83, (2014). Journal 2014
28 Yusuke Hara and Rumana A. Jahan, ‘Activation Energy of Aggregation-Disaggregation Self-Oscillation of Polymer Chain’ Int. J. Mol. Sci. 13 (2013) 16281-16290 Journal 2013
29 Yusuke Hara and Rumana A. Jahan, ‘Autonomous self-oscillating behavior of a novel nonthermoresponsive polymer chain’ Advanced Materials Research 429 (2012) 46- 49. Journal 2012
30 Yusuke Hara and Rumana A. Jahan, ‘Effect of concentration of nitric acid on the autonomous conformation change of a polymer chain with nonthermoresponsive nature’ Advanced Materials Research 429 (2012) 42- 45 Journal 2012
31 Yusuke Hara and Rumana A. Jahan, ‘Soluble-insoluble self-oscillation of a novel nonthermoresponsive polymer chain induced by the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction’ Advanced Materials Research 429 (2012) 37 – 41 Journal 2012
32 Md.Arafat Al Mamun, Hasina Akhter Simol, Asma Rahman, N.N Gazi and Md. Latiful Bari, Prevalence of Foodborne Pathogens and Effectiveness of Washing or Cooking in Reducing Microbiological Risk of contaminated Red Amaranth, Agriculture, Food and Analytical Bacteriology, Volume.2, Issue 3, 2012. Journal 2012
33 Yusuke Hara and Rumana A. Jahan, ‘Influence of temperature and the BZ substrate on aggregation-disaggregation self-oscillation of a polymer chain’ Key Engineering Materials Vols. 467-469 (2011) 1472-1477 Journal 2011
34 Yusuke Hara and Rumana A. Jahan, ‘Self-oscillating behaviors of negatively charged polymer chain induced by the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction’ Advanced Materials Research 181-182 (2011) 206-211. Journal 2011
35 Yusuke Hara and Rumana A. Jahan, ‘Influence of Initial Substrate Concentration of the Belouzov-Zhabotinsky Reaction on Transmittance Self-Oscillation for a Nonthermoresponsive Polymer Chain’ Polymers 3 (2011) 330-339. Journal 2011
36 Rumana A. Jahan, K. Suzuki, H. Mahara, S. Nishimura, T. Iwatsubo, A. Kaminaga, Y. Yamamoto, T. Yamaguchi, ‘Perturbation mechanism and phase transition of AOT aggregates in the Fe(II)[batho(SO3)2]3¬– catalyzed aqueous Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction’ Chemical Physics Letters 485 (2010) 304- 308 Journal 2010
37 K.Suzuki, Rumana A. Jahan, H. Mahara, H. Hashimoto, T. Iwatsubo, S. Nishimura, T. Yamaguchi, ‘Self-organization of multilayered oil droplet in water’ Chemistry Letters 38 (2009) 20-21. Journal 2009
38 H. Mahara, K. Suzuki, Rumana A. Jahan, T. Yamaguchi, ‘Coexisting stable patterns in a reaction-diffusion system with reversible Gray-Scott dynamics’ Physical Review E 78 (2008) 066210. Journal 2008
39 Hasina Akhter Simol , M. Y. A. Mollah and MD. Abdul Mottalib, Electrogeneration of Al-oxyhydroxide and its characterization, Journal of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, 31 (1), 143-149, 2007.d Pradip K. Bakshi; Reactions of metal(II) acetates with adenine hemisufate: synthesis and characterization of [M(ade)(H2O)4]SO4 [M = Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II)] and [M(ade)(H2O)(SO4)] [M = Cd(II) and Hg(II)], Journal of the Bangladesh Chemical Society 2020, 32(1 & 2), 41–47. Journal 2007