Faculty Member Profile

Dr. Gazi Jahirul Islam
Associate Professor
Master's of Philosophy (MPhil)

Environmental and Green Chemistry, Pollution Chemistry, Electroanalytical Chemistry, Geochemistry, Biomaterials, Biodegradable polymer synthesis and applications, Microbiological (antibacterial) activities of Biodegradable polymers, Nanomaterials, Phytotherapy, Agro-technology for medicinal plants and human health.
Expertise on Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS), Potentiostat, Particle Analyzer, Ultraviolet spectroscopy analyzer (UV), Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).

Research Papers in International Journals:

1. Abdullah Zehad, Gazi Jahirul Islam, Mamunur Rashid, Nusrat Jahan Juthy, Shaheda Zannah, 2017, “Antidiabetic and Antihyperlipidemic Activities of Methanolic Leaf Extract of Stephania japonica in Alloxan Induced Diabetic Rats”, Pharmacology & Pharmacy, Vol. 8 (04), pp. 109-127. DOI: 10.4236/pp.2017.84008

2. Zubair Hasan, Dong-Won Cho, Gazi Jahirul Islam and Hocheol Song, 2016, “Catalytic decoloration of commercial azo dyes by copper-carbon composites derived from metal organic frameworks”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 689, pp. 625-631. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.08.027

3. Gazi Jahirul Islam, 2016, “Preparation and characterization of chitosan based metal nanoparticles and study of their antibacterial property” Khulna University of Engineering & Technology. (MPhil thesis) https://scholar.google.com.au/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0,5&cluster=16491770462930734237

4. G. J. Islam, Elius Hossain, Mahmudul Hasan, M. Q. Ehsan, 2015, “Study on the interaction of Zn(II) ion with Metronidazole drug in the aqueous medium using electrochemical techniques”, J. Asiat. Soc. of Bangladesh, Vol. 4 (2), 193-201. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3329/jasbs.v41i2.46204

5. Gazi Jahirul Islam, S. Zannah and M. Q. Ehsan, 2014, “Study on the redox behavior of biological important metal ion (Cu2+) and its interaction with metronidazole drug in aqueous solution”, Journal of Engineering Science, Vol. 5(1), pp. 61-67. DOI: https://www2.kuet.ac.bd/JES/images/files/v5/v5j8.pdf

6. Shaheda Zannah, Md. Asaduzzaman, Abdul Alim Al Bari, Yusuf Ali, Gazi Jahirul Islam, A. H. M. Khurshid Alam, Hazrat Ali, Mamunur Rashid, 2014, “Antidiabetic Drugs in Combination with Hydroxychloroquine Improve Glycemic Control in Alloxan Induced Diabetic Rats”, Pharmacology & Pharmacy, Vol. 5, pp. 725-735. DOI: 10.4236/pp.2014.57082

7. M. Abdulla-Al-Mamun, Y. Kusumoto, G. J. Islam, 2013, “A Comparative Performance Study of Plasmon-induced Charge Separation of Au@TiO2, Au@Fe2O3 and Au@ZnO Photocell Thin-films”, Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 5(2), pp. 245-254. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v5i2.13391

8. Md. Saddam Nawz, Gazi Jahirul Islam, A.K.M. Nur Alam Siddiki, M.A. Yousuf, Md. Abdus Salam, 2013, “Synthesis and characterization of Chlorocobaloximes containing Phosphorous donor ligands as possible non-organometallic models of vitamin B12”, Journal of Engineering Science, Vol. 04 (1), pp. 47-51. https://www2.kuet.ac.bd/JES/images/files/PDF_Final_V4_N_1/5_JES_June_2013.pdf

9. Md. Mizanur Rahman Badal, Md. Easin Ali, Meghna Akter, Gazi Jahirul Islam, Parbhej Ahamed, 2013, “Mahogani (Switenia Mahogoni) leaf powder: Study of Adsorption properties for removal of reactive blue P3R dye from aqueous solutions”, Journal of Engineering Science, Vol. 04 (1), pp. 111-118. https://www2.kuet.ac.bd/JES/images/files/PDF_Final_V4_N_1/11_JES_June_2013.pdf

10. Harabillash Golder, Gazi Jahirul Islam, Md. Abu Yousuf, 2012, “Preparation of rice husk based porous carbon for adsorption studies”, Bangladesh Chemical Society, PP115, 160.

11. Gazi Jahirul Islam, H.M. Naseem Akter, A. Mamun, M. Q. Ehsan, 2009, “Investigations on the redox behaviour of manganese in manganese (II)-saccharin and manganese (II)-saccharin-1,10-phenanthroline complexes”, Journal of Saudi Chemical Society, Vol. 13, pp. 177-183. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jscs.2009.05.002


1. 237th ECS (Electrochemical Society) Meeting with the 18th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS 2020) Place : Montreal, Canada https://ecs.confex.com/ecs/237/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/132026

2. MLS HDR Science Symposium - 6th December 2019 Place : Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

3. 21st Australia and New Zealand Electrochemistry Symposium (21AES) 2019 Place : Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

4. 35th Annual Conference of Bangladesh Chemical Society 2012 (BCC 2012) Place : Dhaka, Bangladesh

Book Chapter:

I have written a section of a Chemistry book chapter (in Bengali language) entitled “Mechanism of controlling air pollution” in 2013. That book was endorsed as text book for higher secondary level by the Bangladesh Text Book Board.

Employment History:

1.     Assistant Professor (March 2016 to continue)
        (Study leave from 10 June 2017)
        Department of Chemistry
        University of Barisal, Bangladesh.

2.     Casual Academic (2017 to continue)
        School of Molecular and Life Science
        Faculty of Science & Engineering
        Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

3.     Lecturer (January 2015 to March 2016)
        Department of Chemistry
        University of Barisal, Bangladesh.

4.     Lecturer (June 2012 to December 2014)
        Department of Chemistry
        Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh.

5.     Quality Control Officer (November 2010 to May 2012)
        ACI Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Bangladesh

6.     Chemistry Teacher (March 2010 to September 2010)
        St. Joseph Higher Secondary School and Collage, Dhaka

7.     Chemistry Teacher (September 2009 to February 2010)
        Bangladesh International Tutorial, Gulshan-1, Dhaka.

Administrative Experiences:

1.     Chairman (15 March 2016 - 10 June 2017)
        Department of Chemistry, University of Barisal, Bangladesh.

2.     Chairman (Acting) (07 November 2015 – 14 March 2016)
        Department of Chemistry, University of Barisal, Bangladesh.

3.     Member of the Academic Council (07 November 2015 - 10 June 2017)
        University of Barisal, Bangladesh.

4.     Student advisor (February 2015 - November 2015)
        Department of Chemistry, University of Barisal, Bangladesh.

5.     Convener
        7th Bangladesh Chemistry Olympiad 2016
        Barisal Division, Bangladesh


  • IPRS Scholarship 2017 (full funding with multifamily insurance) from Australian government for conducting PhD at Curtin University, Australia 
  • University Grand Commission (UGC) research fund from KUET, 2013 - 2014 (for young researchers )  
  • University Research Grant, 2012 - 2014 (for M. Phil. research)  
  • Research Assistantship, 2008 - 2009 (as Master’s Thesis student) 
  • Scholarship from Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka (For  Honors result)
  • Voluntary Blood Donation Award, (donation for more than 20 times)
  • Training:

  • Hazardous Substance, GHS & Dangerous Goods Awareness, (2017, Curtin University, Australia)  
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), (2017, Curtin University, Australia)  
  • Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, Particle Analyzer, Ultraviolet Spectroscopy Analyzer, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, (2010-2012, ACI Pharmaceuticals Bangladesh)   
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), (2010, ACI Pharmaceuticals Bangladesh)
  • Good Laboratory Practice Training (GLP), (2010, ACI Pharmaceuticals Bangladesh)
  • Non Academic Activities:

  • Former Education Secretary of Bangladeshi Student Association of Curtin University, Australia.
  • Former member of the Fazlul Huq Muslim Hall Debating Club, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.   
  • Former member of voluntary blood donation organization BADHON, Fazlul Huq Muslim Hall, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Former Treasurer of COAGULATION (Dhaka University chemistry students’ organization, Bangladesh)