Profile of Dr. Abdus Salam

... Name Dr. Abdus Salam
Designation Professor
Last Degree PhD (Austria), Postdoc (Canada) in Atmospheric Science
   

Working Experience

  • Professor (Since May 2014): Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Associate Professor (2010-2014): Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Assistant Professor (2006-2010): Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Lecturer (2005-2006): Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • AUPHEP project co-worker (2000-2003): Institute of Analytical Chemistry, TU Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
  • Analytical Chemist (1996-2000): Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Professional Membership

  • Member, International Global Atmospheric Chemistry- (IGAC- MANGO)
  • Member, American Geoscience Union (AGU)
  • Member, European Geoscience Union (EGU)
  • Member, Canadian Chemical Society (CCS)
  • Member, Bangladesh Chemical Society (BCS)
  • Member, Society for Pharmaceutical Chemist (SPC), Bangladesh
  • Member, Dhaka University Alumni Association (DUAA)
  • Member, Dhaka University Chemistry Alumni Association (DUCAA)
  • Member, Network of Instrument Technical Personnel and User Scientists of Bangladesh (NITUB)
  • S Dasari, A Andersson, S Bikkina, H Holmstrand, K Budhavant, J Backman, J Kesti, E Asmi, A Salam, DS Bisht, S Tiwari, A Zahid, Ö Gustafsson (2018). Photochemical degradation of Brown Carbon aerosols using isotope forensics in the South Asian outflow.  ScienceAdvances (revised submition October 2018). 
  • W Crystal, S Graydon, Li Chi, van D Aaron, P Sajeev, B Paul, B Jaqueline, J John, L Robyn, S Emily, A Ihab, A Clement, A N Xuan, B Jeffrey, C Aaron, D Jinlu, G Mark, G Derek, He K B, H Brent, K Ralph, K Christoph, K J Sung, L Nofel, L Puji, L Khian, Y L Yang, M Eloise, M J, M Amit, M Ulfi, P Rizki, Q Eduardo, Salam A,  S Lior, T Sachchida, W Chien, Z Qiang, B Michael, R Yinon, M Randall (2018). Global Sources of Fine Particulate Matter: Interpretation of PM2.5 Chemical Composition Observed by SPARTAN using a Global Chemical Transport Model.  Environmental Science & Technology, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b01658.
  • M Ahmed, M Das, T Afser, M Rokonujjaman, T Akther, A Salam (2018). Emission of Carbonaceous Species from Biomass Burning in the Traditional Rural Cooking Stove in Bangladesh. O Journal of Air Pollution, Vol 7, No. 4.
  • R Aktar, M Ahmed, M Shohel, A Salam (2018). Chemical Composition and Source Characterization of Hailstones in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection (GEP), 6, 71-82.
  • M Ahmed, A Hossain, T Akther, M Shohel, A Salam (2018). Chemical Composition and Source Identification of Fog Water at an Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP) outflow location (Coastal Bhola Island), Bangladesh. Journal of Environmental Pollution and Management (JEPM), 1:104.
  • MI Haque, K Nahar, MH Kabir, A Salam (2018). Particulate black carbon and gaseous emission from brick kilns in Greater Dhaka region, Bangladesh. Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health, doi:1-11, 10.1007/s11869-018-0596-y.
  • M Shohel, M Kistler, MA Rahman, A Kasper-Giebl, JS Reid, A Salam (2017). Chemical characterization of PM2.5 collected from a rural coastal island of the Bay of Bengal (Bhola, Bangladesh). Environmental Science and Pollution Research, doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-0695-6.
  • M Shohel, HA Simol, E Reid, JS. Reid, A Salam (2017). Dew Water Chemical Composition and Source Characterization in the IGP Outflow Location (Coastal Bhola, Bangladesh). Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, 10 (8), 981-990.
  • Snider G, Weagle CL, Murdymootoo KK, Ring A, Ritchie Y, Stone E, Walsh A, Akoshile C, Anh N X, Balasubramanian R, Brook J, Qonitan FD, Dong J, Griffith D, He K, Holben BN, Kahn R, Lagrosas N, Lestari P, Ma Z, Misra A, Norford LK, Quel EJ, A Salam,   Schichtel B, Segev L, Tripathi S, Wang C, Yu C, Zhang Q, Zhang Y, Brauer M, Cohen A, Gibson MD, Liu Y, Martins JV, Rudich Y, Martin RV (2016). Variation in global chemical composition of PM2.5: emerging results from SPARTAN, Atmosphere Chemistry and Physics, 16, 9629-9653, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-9629-2016.
  • S Sultana, AKMNA Siddiki, M Rokonujjaman, MN Naser, MA Salam, A Salam (2016).  Heavy metals accumulation in freshwater mussels (Lamellidens marginalis) as a biological monitor inhabiting in Dhanmondi Lake, Dhaka, Bangladesh. International Journal of Bioassays, 5 (10), 4933-4938.
  • S A Shammi, A Salam, AH Khan (2016). Assessment of Metal Contamination in Water of Bangshi River. Bangladesh Journal of Soil Science, 38(1):27-35.
  • S Akter, A Salam, AH Khan (2015). Efficiency of natural bio-adsorbents to remove heavy metal ions from artificially contaminated water. Bangladesh Journal of Soil Science, 37(1): 57-63.
  • A Salam, M Assaduzzaman, M N Hossain, A.K.MNA Siddiki. (2015). Water Soluble Ionic Species in the Atmospheric Fine Particulate Matters (PM2.5) in a Southeast Asian Mega City (Dhaka, Bangladesh). O. Journal of Air Pollution, 4(3), 99-108. DOI: 10.4236/ojap.2015.43010.
  • MF Islam, Majumder SS, Al Mamun A, KMB Rahman, A Salam (2015) Trace Metals Concentrations at the Atmosphere Particulate Matters in the Southeast Asian Mega City (Dhaka, Bangladesh). O. Journal of Air Pollution, 86-98. DOI: 10.4236/ojap.2015.42009.
  • MA Rahman, S Kamal, A Salam, MA Salam. Assessment of the quality of the poultry feed and its effect in poultry products in Bangladesh. Journal of Bangladesh Chemical Society, 2015, 27(1&2), 120-131.
  • Snider G, Weagle CL, Martin RV, van Donkelaar A, Conrad K, Cunningham D, Gordon C, Zwicker M, Akoshile C, Artaxo P, Anh N X, Brook J, Dong J, Garlan, RM, Greenwald R, Griffith D, He K, Holben BN, Kahn R, Koren I, Lagrosas N, Lestari P, Ma Z, Martins VJ, Que EJ, Rudich Y, Salam A, Tripathi SN, Yu C, Zhang Q, Zhang Y, Brauer M, Cohen A, Gibson MD, Liu Y (2015). SPARTAN: a global network to evaluate and enhance satellite-based estimates of ground-level particulate matter for global health applications, Atmospheric Measurements Technology, 8, 505-52. Doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-505-2015.
  • A Salam, M Hasan, BA Begum, SK Biswas (2013). Chemical Characterization of Biomass Burning Emissions at the Cooking Stoves in Bangladesh. Biomass and Bioenergy, 52,122-130.
  • A Salam, MB Ullah, MD Islam, MA Salam, SM Ullah (2013). Carbonaceous species in total suspended particulate matters at different urban and suburban locations in the Greater Dhaka region, Bangladesh. Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, Springer Ltd., 6(1), 239-245.
  • F Khan, MA Salam, MA Rahman, A Salam, A. M. Shafiqul Alam and Amjad Hossain. Interaction of 1-pyrrolidine Carbodithioic Acid with Cu(II), Ni(II) and Co(II) Ions. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal, 2012, 15(1),23-29.
  • AKMNA Siddiki, MS Rahman, MA Rahman, MA Salam, A Salam, MA Yousuf, MF Islam, MA Arafat. Synthesis and Antimicrobial Studies of Copper (II) Metal Complexes that Specifically Recognize Nucleic Acid Bases. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal, 2012, 15(1), 83-87.
  • MA Rahman, MA Hasan, MA Salam, A Salam, NA Siddique, AMS Alam. Betel-nut peel (BP) as an adsorbent in the removal of Ca, Cr and Pb from aqueous solutions. P. Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, 2012, 13(2), 137-147.
  • NJ Ara, MA Hasan, MA Rahman, MA Salam, A Salam, AMS Alam. Removal of Remazol Red from Textile Waste Water using Treated Sawdust. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal, 2012
  • MA Rahman, MA Salam, A Salam, M Roy, AMS Alam. Mineral content of different bottled water available in Bangladesh: Assessment of their compliance with current regulations. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 2012, 38(1), 7-15.
  • A Salam, H Al-Mamoon MB Ullah, SM Ullah (2012). Measurement of the Atmospheric Aerosol Particle Size Distribution in a Highly Polluted Mega-City in Southeast Asia (Dhaka-Bangladesh). Atmospheric Environment, 59, 338-343.
  • K Roy, F Islam, BA Begum, A Salam, PK Hopke (2012). Source identification of carbonaceous aerosol during winter months in the Dhaka city.   Journal of Bangladesh Academy of Scientific, 36(2), 241-250.
  • MA Salam, A Salam MA Yousuf, K Aoki. “Interligand Interactions Affecting Specific Metal Bonding to Nucleic Acid Bases: Synthesis and Structural Determination of the Complex [ni(nta) (9-methyladeninium)(H2O)].H2O.”Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 2011, 37(1), 67-73.
  • A Begum, M Kamal, MA Salam, A Salam, MA Salam (2011). Assessment of Particulate Air Pollution at Kalabagan and Shisumela Area along the Mirpur Road, Dhaka.  Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 2011, 46(3), 343-352.
  • A Salam, MA Salam. Levels of Trace Metals in Atmospheric Suspended Particulate Matters in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal, 2011, 14 (1), 21-26.
  • M Hasan, A Salam, AMS Alam (2009). Identification and characterization of trace metals in black solid materials deposited from biomass burning at the cooking stoves in Bangladesh. Biomass and Bioenergy, Elsevier Ltd., 33: 1376-1380.
  • A Salam, G Lesins, U Lohmann.  Laboratory Studies of Heterogeneous Ice Nucleation in Deposition Mode of Montmorillonite Mineral Dust Particles Aged with Ammonia, Sulfur Dioxide, and Ozone Gases at polluted atmospheric conditions. Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, Springer Netherlands, 2008, 1:135–142.
  • A Salam, T Hossain, MNA Siddique, AMS Alam. Characteristics of Atmospheric Trace Gases, Particulate Matters, and Heavy Metal pollutions in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, Springer Netherland, 2008, 2(1):101-109.
  • TA Mahmud, MNA Siddique, A Salam, AMS Alam. Temporal Variation of Atmospheric Aerosol Particulate Matters and Heavy Metal Concentrations in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Pakistan Journal of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, 2008, 9(1): 26-31.
  • A Salam, U Lohmann, G Lesins.  Ice Nucleation of Ammonia Gas Exposed Montmorillonite Mineral Dust Particles. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2007, 7, 3923-3931.
  • A Salam, G Lesins, U Lohmann. Ice Nucleation Characteristics of Atmospheric Trace Gas Aged Mineral Dust Aerosols with a Continuous Flow Diffusion Chamber. Book: Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols, 2007, 423-426, Springer Netherlands.
  • A Salam, U Lohmann, B Crenna, G Lesins, P Klages, D Rogers, R Irani, A MacGillivray, M Coffin.  Ice Nucleation Studies of Mineral Dust Particles with a New Continuous Flow Diffusion Chamber, Canada. Aerosol Science and Technology, 2006, 40, 134–143.
  • H Puxbaum, B Gomiscek, M Kalina, H Bauer, A Salam, S Stopper, O Preining, H Hauck. A dual site study of PM2.5 and PM10 aerosol chemistry in the larger region of Vienna, Austria. Atmospheric Environment, 2004, 38(24), 3949-3958.
  • H Hauck et al., AUPHEP - Austrian Project on Health Effects of Particulates - General overview. Atmospheric Environment, 2004, 38(24), 3905-3915.G
  • M. Alamgir, S. M. Ullah, A. S. Mollah and A. Salam. Effect of K on Transfer of 137Cs from soil to vegetable crops in Bangladesh. The Dhaka University Journal of Biological Science, 2004, 13(2), 203-210.
  • A Salam, H Bauer, K Kassin, SM Ullah, H Puxbaum. Aerosol chemical characteristics of a mega-city in Southeast Asia (Dhaka-Bangladesh). Atmospheric Environment, 2003, 37(18), 2517-2528.
  • A Salam, H Bauer, K Kassin, SM Ullah, H Puxbaum. Aerosol chemical characteristics of an island site in the Bay of Bengal (Bhola-Bangladesh). Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 2003, 5(3), 483-490.
  • AJ Mahmood, A Salam, MM Islam. Adsorption of metal ions on an algal biomass (Oedogonium Sp.). II. Effect of pH on the adsorption of Fe (III), Zn (II), Cd (II) and Hg (II) ions. The Dhaka University Journal of Science, 2003, 51(2), 197-200.
  • AJ. Mahmood, A. Salam, M. M. Islam. Adsorption of metal ions on an algal biomass (Oedogonium Sp.). I. Adsorption characteristics of some metal ions. The Dhaka University Journal of Science, 2002, 50(2), 173-175.

 

  • Report: Contributing Author at Impacts of Megacities on Air Pollution and Climate (Chapter 3- Asia), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Global Atmospheric Watch/International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC), 2012.
  •        Instrumental methods for chemical analysis
  •        Environmental monitoring and analysis
  •        Environmental Chemistry
  •        Chemistry of the elements
  •        Fundamentals of chemistry
  •        Inorganic Process Industry

 

  • CFCAS Postdoctoral Scholarship, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • North South Dialogue Scholarship, Austrian Exchange Service, Vienna, Austria.
  • Academic Excellent Scholarship, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Research Interests

  •        Air Quality monitoring, Chemical characterization and sources identification
  •        Black carbon (BC) and Brown carbon (BrC)
  •        Biomass burning, Brick kilns and Traffic emisions
  •        Fog water, Rain water and Hail stone chemical composition
  •        Air Pollution Tolarence Index (APTI) of Plants
  •        Health Risk Assessment and Climate Impact
  •        Inddor air pollution
  •        Ice nucleation

 

International Collaboration

  •        National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA - NASA AERONET - AOD measurements
  •        Dalhousie University, Canada - SPARTAN Network - Surface PM2.M and its chemical composition, Nephelometer measurements
  •        Stockholm University, Sweden - ACES - PM2.5, TSP, CO, BC, BrC, C13, C14 analysis
  •        StratoClim Project, AWI - Balloons soundings and Aircraft measurements
  •        US State Department and ARCADIS, USA - BC emission from Brick kilns
  •        Vienna University of Technology, Austria - PM composition
  •        National University of Malaysia (UKM) - PAHs and Trace metal analysis in PM
  •        ICIMOD - Persistent winter Fog

 

       Dhaka Air Quality Index: US Embassy Update

  •        Instrumental methods for chemical analysis
  •        Environmental monitoring and analysis
  •        Environmental Chemistry
  •        Chemistry of the elements
  •        Fundamentals of chemistry
  •        Inorganic Process Industry

 

1. Secretary, Organizing Committee,

Bangladesh Chemical Congress (BCC) 2018

2. Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) Member

Internation Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC), January 2019. 

3. Steering Committee Member

Monitoring Environmental Changes in Cox’s Bazaar due to Rohingya Influx (MECCRI)


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