Md. Saiful Islam

Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Chemistry





Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Polymer Nanocomposites (UNIMAS, Malaysia)

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Chemistry (BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Master of Science (M.Sc) in Chemistry (RU, Rajshahi, Bangladesh)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc Hons.) in Chemistry (RU, Rajshahi, Bangladesh)


Assistant Professor,Department of Chemistry, Bangladesh Army University of Engineering and Technology

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Selangor, Malaysia

Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Polymer Engineering Faculty of Chemical Engineering Universiti Technology Malaysia (UTM). Skudai Johor, Malaysia

Research Fellow Faculty of Engineering Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia

Lecturer in Chemistry Department of Chemistry Govt. Technical College, B. Baria, Bangladesh

Research Assistant Faculty of Engineering, University Malaysia Sarawak, Malayisa. Malaysian Govt. researches grant FRGS/ 02/ (05)/655/2007/ (20)

Teaching Assistant Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering Bangladesh University of Engineering &Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Publications and Research

1. Mohamad Haafiz, M.K., Hassan, A., Abdul Khalil,H.P.S., Nurul Fazit, M.R., Islam, M.S., Inuwa, I.M. Marliana, M.M. Hazwan Hussin M. (2016). Exploring the effect of cellulose nanowhiskers isolated from oil palmbiomass on polylactic acid properties. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 0141-8130, 85: 370–378

2. Hoque, M. E., Khan, A. M., M. S. Islam, Asim, M., Saba N., Jawaid, M., Othman Alothman Y. (2016). The effect of natural degradation on the mechanical and morphological properties of tropical woods, Cellulose Chemistry and Technology. 0576-9787

3. Arjmand R., Hassan, A., Mohamad Haafiz, M.K., Zakaria, Z., Islam, M.S., (2016). Effect of hydrolysed cellulose nanowhiskers on properties of montmorillonite/polylactic acid nanocomposites, International Journal of Biological macromolecules, 0141-8130, 82: 998–1010.

4. Reddy ANR, Saleh A., Islam, M.S., Hamdan, S., Maleque, M. (2015). Biodiesel Production from Crude Jatropha Oil using a Highly Active Heterogeneous Nano–Catalyst by Optimizing Transesterification Reaction Parameters, Energy & Fuels, 0887-0624.

5. Mohamad Haafiz, M.K., Hassan, A., Abdul Khalil, H.P.S., Khan, I., Inuwa, I.M., Islam, M.S., Sohrab Hossain, M., Syakir, M.I., Nurul Fazita, M.R. (2015). Bionanocomposite based on cellulose nanowhisker from oil palm biomass-filled poly(lactic acid), Polymer Testing, 0887-0624, 48 :133-139.

6. Islam, M.S., Adriana K., Hasan, M., and Kumar Thakur V. (2015). Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites, International journal of polymer science, 1687-9422 Article ID 813568, 2 pages.

7. Md. Faruk Hossen , Sinin Hamdan, Md. Rezaur Rahman , Md. Saiful Islam, Fui Kiew Liew, Josephine Chang hui Lai, Md. Mizanur Rahman. Effect of clay content on the morphological, thermo-mechanical and chemical resistance properties of propionic anhydride treated jute fiber/polyethylene/nanoclay nanocomposites, Measurement 90 (2016) 404–411.

8. M.A.Salam, Mouayed, A.Hussein, Irmawati Ramli, Md. Saiful Islam, Synthesis, structural characterization, and evaluation of biological activity of organotin (IV) complexes with 2-hydroxy-5-methoxybenzaldehyde-N(4)methylthiosemicarbazone, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 813(2016), 71–77.

9. Shahinur, S., Hasan, M., Ahsan Q., Saha, D.K., and Islam M.S. (2015). Characterization on the Properties of Jute Fiber at Different Portions, International journal of polymer science, 1687-9422, Article ID 262348, 6 pages.

10. Islam, M.S., Hasbullah, N.A.B., Hasan, M., Talib, Z.A., Haafiz, M.K.M., Jawaid, M., Islam A., Inuwa. I.M. (2015). Evaluation of Mechanical, Morphological, and Biodegradable Properties of Hybrid Natural Fiber Polymer Nanocomposites. Polymer composites, 0272-8397, DOI: 10.1002/pc.23616.