Faculty Member Profile

Muhammad Risalat Rafiq
Assistant Professor
Geology and Mining
PhD Candidate (The Netherlands), MS (Bangladesh)

I have worked for more than seven years with pleasure (and pride) at the University of Barishal. I was on study leave to pursue PhD at TU Delft, the Netherlands (2016-2020). I aim to acquire my knowledge (expertise with time) in hydrogeochemistry, groundwater quality & PHREEQC. Concerning water quality, my prime interest is to study the mobilization/immobilization of trace metals (with special reference to arsenic, iron, and manganese) in managed aquifer recharge (MAR) systems in Bangladesh.

Research Grants, Fellowships, and Awards:  

  • Correlation of onsite and redox-sensitive parameters between shallow and deep aquifers in Barishal, Bangladesh. Funded by University of Barishal, 2021-2022.
  • Comparative study to assess the health risk of salinity and geogenic elements (Fe & As) between shallow and deep groundwater in Betagi upazilla, Barguna, Bangladesh. Funded by University Grant Commission, 2021-2022.
  • Assessment of groundwater quality of Bagerhat District, Bangladesh. Funded by Ministry of Education, Bangladesh, 2019-2021.
  • Integrating education with consumer behavior relevant to energy efficiency and climate change at the Universities of Russia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh- BECK. Funded by Erasmus Mundus, European Commission, 2019-2021.
  • List of Publication:
    1.    Rafiq, M. R., Ahmed, K. M., Rietveld, L. C., & van Breukelen, B. M. (2022). Monitoring and inverse modelling of hydrogeochemical processes during managed aquifer recharge in Southwestern Bangladesh. Applied Geochemistry, 105472. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2022.105472
    2.    Goswami, S., Rahman, S. A., Alam, M. M. T., Rahman, M., Rafiq, M. R., Jaman, M. H., & Roy, D. K. (2022). Assessment of Shoreline Changes and the Groundwater Quality along the Coast of Kuakata, Patuakhali, Bangladesh. Journal of Ecological Engineering, 23(7), 323-332. https://doi.org/10.12911/22998993/149938
    3.    Rahman, S. A., Islam, Md. M., Salman, Md. A., & Rafiq, M. R., (2022). Evaluating bank erosion and identifying possible anthropogenic causative factors of Kirtankhola River in Barishal, Bangladesh: an integrated GIS and Remote Sensing approaches. International Journal of Engineering and Geosciences, 7(2), 179-190. https://doi.org/10.26833/ijeg.947493
    4.    Salman, Md. A., Nomaan, Md. S. S., Sayed, S., Saha, A., & Rafiq, M. R., (2021). Land Use and Land Cover Change Detection by Using Remote Sensing and Gis Technology in Barishal District, Bangladesh. Earth Sciences Malaysia, 5(1): 33-40. http://doi.org/10.26480/esmy.01.2021.33.40
    5.    Jaman, M. H., Rafiq, M. R., Rezwan, N., Islam, Md. S., & Mia, A.J. (2019). NDVI based vegetation change detection of Sundarbans due to the effect of cyclone 'Bulbul'. Barishal University Journal Part 1, 6(2): 23-35. ISSN 2411-247X.
    6.    Rafiq, M. R., Ahmed, K. M., Woobaidullah, A. S. M., & Seddique, A. A. (2017). Resistivity survey and saline water intrusion in and around Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh. Barisal University Journal Part 1, 4(2):351-360. ISSN 2411-247X.
    7.    Ferdous, F., Rafiq, M. R., & Mahmud, M. I. (2016). Aquifer Geometry and Water Quality in Relation to Occurrence and Distribution of Peat in Baghia-Chanda Beel, Bangladesh. Journal of Scientific Research, 8(3), 355-370. https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v8i3.25360

    A.    Courses taught in BS (Hons.)
    GMT 103: Physical Geology, GMT 104: Geomorphology.
    GMT 205: Programming for Geoscientists, GMT 206: Hydrology, CHR 210: Environmental Chemistry, GML 215: Hydrology and Computer Lab.
    GMT 304: Economic Geology, GMT 309: Geostatistics, GMT 311: Oceanography and Coastal Geology, GML 314: Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology Lab.
    GMT 404: Principles of Hydrogeology, GMT 405: Applied Hydrogeology, GMT 413: Research Methodology, GML 415: Hydrogeology Lab.
    B.    Courses taught in MS
    GMT 501: Geo-resources Management and Exploration Techniques, GMT 503: Advanced Hydrogeology and Groundwater Modelling, GML 509:  Advanced Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology Lab.