Department of Meteorology
Dr. Fatima Akter is currently serving as Assistant Professor at the Department of Meteorology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Earlier she worked as Assistant Professor and Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Environment of University of Dhaka from (2014-2021). She has attained D.Sc. (2014) from the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Japan with the highest academic excellence. She has also attended a three years intensive training in Global COE programme on Sustainability Science for a Resilient Society Adaptable to Extreme Weather Conditions from DPRI, Kyoto University, Japan. Her D.Sc. dissertation title was "Environmental Conditions and Dryline Influence on the Occurrence of Severe Local Convective Storms in Bangladesh during the Pre-Monsoon Season". http://hdl.handle.net/2433/193565. She has been engaged in research and studies on Meteorology and various courses on Atmospheric Sciences in general and her area of research is Mesoscale Convective phenomena particularly Severe Storms in Bangladesh. She had a number of peer reviewed Journal publications and also participated in many International Conferences including the Conferences of American Meteorological Society (AMS) and International Conference of Cloud and Precipitation (ICCP). Dr. Akter is one of the Board of Members of South Asia Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (SAADRI) which seeks to contribute to enhancing disaster risk reduction and disaster resilience in close collaboration with organizations in the region and around the world through meaningful sharing of information, knowledge, experiences, ideas and initiatives on relevant research. She is performing a role as a Regional Coordinator at the Avoidable Deaths Networks (ADN) which is a global membership network dedicated to avoiding human deaths from natural hazards, naturally triggered technological hazards and human-made disasters in low- and middleincome countries (https://www.avoidable-deaths.net/regional-coordinators/fatima-akter/). She is also an Executive Force Member of South Asia Meteorological Association (SAMA).Read less
|Degree Name||Group/Major Subject||Board/Institute||Country||Passing Year|
|Ph.D.||Atmospheric Science||Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University||Japan||2014|
|Post Graduate Diploma||International Development Studies||University of Oslo||Norway||2007|
|Masters||Geography and Environment||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||2003|
|Bachelor||Geography and Environment||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||2002|
|Title||Organization||Location||From Date||To Date|
|Assistant Professor||Department of Meteorology, University of Dhaka||Dhaka, Bangladesh||01, Feb 2021||Currently Working|
|Assistant Professor||Department of Geography and Environment, University Of Dhaka||Dhaka||30, Nov 2016||31-01-2021|
|Lecturer||Department of Geography and Environment, University Of Dhaka||Dhaka||28, Sep 2014||29-11-2016|
|Research Assistant||Kyoto University||Japan||01, Oct 2010||25-09-2014|
|Program Support Officer||Habitat for Humanity International - Bangladesh||Dhaka||01, May 2008||31-08-2010|
|Technical Assistant||Habitat for Humanity Japan||Dhaka||01, Dec 2007||30-04-2008|
|Subject||Description||Research Interest (Goal, Target Indicator)|
|Atmospheric Disturbances, Extreme Weather Events||
I am engaged in research on Meteorology and various courses on Atmospheric Sciences, my area of interest is Mesoscale Convective phenomena particularly Severe Storms (thunderstorm, tornado, lightning) in Bangladesh.
|Climate change and Agroclimatology||Weather and climate extremes such as droughts, floods, and heat waves have a significant impact on agricultural production. I have started exploring interaction between climate change factors and agricultural production. Climatological knowledge is very important for improving the agricultural practices as well as weather prediction and forecasting in dealing with crop harvesting.|
|Level of Study||Title||Supervisor||Co-Supervisor(s)||Name of Student(s)||Area of Research||Current Completion|
|No project/research supervision is found|
|Subject||Project Name||Source of Fund||From Date||To Date||Collaboration|
|Eliciting the Impacts of Pre-monsoon Extreme Weather Events and Associated Factors on Rice Yields in Selected Areas of Bangladesh||BB-FEES Research Grant 2019-2020’||Bangladesh BAnk||15-05-2021|
|No invited talk is found|
|SL||Collaboration & Membership Name||Type||Membership Year||Expire Year|
|1||South Asian Meteorological Association (SAMA),||Executive Force Team Member||2019||Life Time|
|2||South Asia Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (SAADRI)||Board of Members||2018||Life Time|
|3||National Oceanographic and Maritime Institute (NOAMI)||Member||2020||Life Time|
|4||Bangladesh Geographical Society||Member||2018||Life Time|
Samaddar, S., Roy, S., Akter, Fatima and Tatano, H. : Diffusion of Disaster-Preparedness Information by Hearing from Early Adopters to Late Adopters in Coastal Bangladesh, Sustainability MDPI , pp.14, 3897 , 2022 .
Kamruzzaman, Mohammad, Shahid, Shamsuddin, Roy, Dilip, Islam, Abu Reza Md, Hwang, Syewoon, Cho, Jaepil, Zaman, Md, Sultana, Tasnim, Rashid, Towhida and Akter, Fatima : Assessment of CMIP6 global climate models in reconstructing rainfall climatology of Bangladesh, International Journal of Climatology. DOI: 10.1002/joc.7452. (impact factor:4.069) , 2021 .
Fatima Akter and M A Mannan : Thunderstorms Patterns in Bangladesh using long-term Synoptic Observation, Dew-Drop , vol.2 , pp.25-30 , 2016 .
Fatima Akter and Hirohiko Ishikawa : Synoptic features and Environmental conditions of the Tornado outbreak on March 22, 2013 at Brahmanbaria in the east-central region of Bangladesh, Natural Hazards (impact factor:1.901) , vol.74 , no.3 , pp.1309-1326 , 2014 .
Fatima Akter and Hirohiko Ishikawa : Influence of Dry-line on the Formation of Severe Local Convective Storms of Bangladesh: A Case Study, Disaster Prevention Research Institute Annuals, Kyoto University , vol.56 , no.B , pp.299-306 , 2013 .
Yasuke Yamane, Taiichi Hayashi, M Kiguchi, Fatima Akter and A M Dewan : Synoptic situations of severe local convective storms during the pre-monsoon season in Bangladesh, International Journal of Climatology, (impact factor:3.1) , vol.33 , no.3 , pp.725–734 , 2012 .
Yasuke Yamane, Taiichi Hayashi, Ashraf Mahmmood Dewan and Fatima Akter : Severe local convective storms in Bangladesh: Part I. Climatology, Atmoshpheric Research (impact factor:4.114) , vol.95 , no.4 , pp.400-406 , 2010 .
Yasuke Yamane, Taiichi Hayashi, Ashraf Mahmmood Dewan and Fatima Akter : Severe local convective storms in Bangladesh: Part II.: Environmental conditions, Atmospheric Research (impact factor:4.114) , vol.95 , no.4 , pp.407-418 , 2010 .
Fatima Akter, M A Mannan, M. A. M. Chowdhury, S. Karmakar and S. Ahmed "Prediction of Severe Thunderstorm Associated with Intense Lightning and Heavy Rainfall in Bangladesh." International Conference on Disaster Risk Management Dhaka, Bangladesh: BUET-JIDPUS, 2019 .
Fatima Akter and M A Mannan "Numerical simulation of pre-monsoon severe local convective storms formed in and around Bangladesh." 4th Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction Kyoto, Japan: 2019 .
Fatima Akter and M A Mannan "Simulation of Environmental Condition of Pre-monsoon Severe Thunderstorms formed in and around Bangladesh." Resource Management, Sustainability and Climate Change Bangladesh , March, 2019. Dhaka: Geographical Society (BGS), 2019 .
Fatima Akter and Hirohiko Ishakawa "Impact of Dryline on the formation of Severe Local Convective Storms over Bangladesh and adjoining area." International (SAARC) Youth Scientific Conference (IYSC) on Science and Technology for Prosperity: "Connecting Lives with Land, Water and Environment Kathmandu, Nepal: 2019 .
Fatima Akter and M A Mannan "Simulation of Severe Local Convective Storms formed in Bangladesh and its Adjoining Areas in the Pre-monsoon Season of 2018 using WRF model." International Workshop on Extreme Severe Storms and Disaster Mitigation Strategy Rajasthan, India: Central University, 2018 .
|International||Monbukagakusho||2010||Japan||Scholarship for Doctor of Science, Japanese Government Scholarships|
|International||ISS Scholarship||2007||Norway||Scholarship for Post-Graduation Course University of Oslo, Norway|
|National||National Information, Science Communication and Technology (NISCT) Fellowship||2006||Bangladesh||Awarded for MS Thesis from the Ministry of Science and Information, Communication Technology of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Government|