info@bauet.ac.bd +8801708503503, +8801708503510
Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Bangladesh Army University of Engineering & Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  Important Notice:
Training on Outcome-Based Education

Dr. Md. Almostasim Mahmud

Asst. Prof. & Head (In charge)

Dr. Md. Almostasim Mahmud

Asst. Prof. & Head (In charge)

Dept. of ME

Profile Details


Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering                                                         [Sept 2015 – Apr 2019]

Ontario Tech University (UOIT), Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Thesis title: Miniaturization of features in microfluidic paper-based analytical devices for user-friendly testing and diagnosis using small sample volumes.

Supervisor: Dr. Brendan D. MacDonald

 

M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering                                                               [Sept 2013 – Aug 2015]

Ontario Tech University (UOIT), Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Thesis title: Analysis of heat transfer and fluid flow in an evaporating sessile droplet for evaporative cooling applications.

Supervisor: Dr. Brendan D. MacDonald

 

B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering                                                                       [Jan 2007 – Dec 2010]

Military Institute of Science & Technology (MIST), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Teaching Experience


Teaching Assistant                                                                         [Sept 2013–Apr 2019]

Ontario Tech University (UOIT), Ontario, Canada

Undergraduate courses taught as a Teaching Assistant:

  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (MECE 2640U)[Fall 2015, Fall 2016 and Fall 2017]
  • Applied Thermal and Fluids Engineering (MECE 4240U)[Winter 2015, Winter 2016 and Winter 2017]
  • Engineering Design (ENGR 1025U) [Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Winter 2019]
  • Manufacturing and Production Processes (MANE 3190U)[Fall 2014, Fall 2018]
  • Calculus I (MATH 1010U)[Fall 2013]
  • Calculus II (MATH 1020U)[Winter 2014]

 

Lecturer                                                                                                            [Jan 2011–Dec 2012]

Military Institute of Science & Technology (MIST), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Undergraduate theoretical courses taught:

  1. Introduction to Mechanical Engineering(ME-161)
  2. Metallic Materials (ME-291)
  3. Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer(ME-301)
  4. Production Process (ME-331)

Undergraduate lab tutorials and sessional classes taught:

  1. Foundry and Welding Shop Sessional(Shop-160)
  2. Computer Programming Language Sessional (ME-172)
  3. Basic Thermodynamics Sessional(ME-202)
  4. Instrumentation and Measurement Sessional(ME-362)
  5. Metallic Materials Sessional (ME-292)
  6. Mechanical Engineering Drawing II(ME-260)
  7. Numerical Analysis Sessional (ME-262)
  8. Fundamental Of Mechanical Engineering Sessional( ME-264 )
  9. Aeronautical Engineering Drawing (AEAS-110)
  10. Mechanics of Machinery Sessional(ME-346)
  11. Heat Transfer Sessional-I(ME-302)
  12. Heat and Mass Transfer Sessional-II (M-304)

Research Experiences

Postdoctoral Fellow                                                                                [Oct 2020–May 2023]

Toronto Metropolitan University, Ontario, Canada

Research Project: The broad objective of my current research is to design and develop a microfluidic paper-based lateral flow immunoassay device for the detection and quantification of Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) neutralizing antibodies present in a human blood sample.

 

Postdoctoral Fellow                                                                        [June 2019–Aug 2020]

Ontario Tech University (UOIT), Ontario, Canada

Research Project: The broad objective of this research was to design and develop Microfluidic Textile-based Analytical Devices for medical diagnosis.

 

Graduate Research Assistant (PhD)                                                       [Sept 2015–Apr 2019]

Ontario Tech University (UOIT), Ontario, Canada

Research Project: A broader objective of my PhD research was to develop a new technique for the microfabrication of miniaturized Microfluidic Paper-based Analytical Devices (µPADs) that can analyse small sample volumes.

 

Graduate Research Assistant (MASc)                                                    [Sept 2013–Aug 2015]

Ontario Tech University (UOIT), Ontario, Canada

Research Project: The objective of MASc research was to investigate experimentally the evaporation dynamic of an evaporative sessile droplet and the cooling effect created by the evaporation process.

 

Undergraduate research                                                                           [Jan 2010–Dec 2010]

Military Institute of Science & Technology (MIST), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Research Project: In the final year of my undergraduate study, we (me and two other group members) experimentally investigated the role of evaporative-pad materials on the performance of an evaporative cooler.

Journals

  1. Henry W Fung, M. A. Mahmud, and B. D. MacDonald. Experimental investigation of forced convection on evaporation of continuously-fed sessile droplets. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 175, 107459, 2022.
  2. A. Mahmud, E. J. Blondeel, and B. D. MacDonald. Counting-based microfluidic paper-based devices capable of analyzing submicroliter sample volumes. Biomicrofluidics 14, 014107 (2020).
  3. A. Mahmud, E. J. Blondeel, M. Kaddoura, and B. D. MacDonald. Features in microfluidic paper-based devices made by laser cutting: How small can they be? Micromachines, 9(5): 220, 2018.
  4. A. Mahmud, and B. D. MacDonald. Experimental investigation of interfacial energy transport in an evaporating sessile droplet for evaporative cooling applications. Physical Review E, 95(1), 012609, 2017.
  5. A. Chowdury, Walji, Noosheen, M. A. Mahmud and B. D. MacDonald. Paper-based microfluidic device with a gold nanosensor to detect arsenic contamination of groundwater in bangladesh. Micromachines, 8(3):71, 2017.
  6. A. Mahmud, E. J. M. Blondeel, M. Kaddoura, and B. D. MacDonald. Creating compact and microscale features in paper-based devices by laser cutting. Analyst, 141(23):6449-6454, 2016.
  • Microfluidics
    • Paper-based microfluidic device
    • Lateral flow test or rapid test devices
    • Flow through porous materials
  • Laser-based microfabrication
    • Laser cutting and engraving at small scale.
    • Laser induced graphene.
  • Proteinengineering
    • Producing recombinant protein reagents

Development and validation of an immunoassay

  1. FEAS Graduate Scholarship, UOIT                              [Academic Year: 2018–2019 and 2017–2018]
  2. Dean’s Graduate Scholarship, Doctoral, UOIT                                    [September 2015 – April 2019]
  3. International Tuition Waiver, UOIT                                                      [September 2015 – April 2019]
  4. Dean’s Graduate Scholarship, Masters, UOIT                                 [September 2013 – August 2015]
  5. MIST Commandant’s List award.                                                                                       [2009 and 210]
  6. MIST Dean’s List award.                                                                                                                      [2008]
  7. MIST Merit List award.                                                                                 [2007,2008,2009 and 2010]
  1. Almostasim Mahmud, Liangcheng Henry Xu, Dustin J. Little, Darius G. Rackus, and Scott Tsai, Semiquantitative paper-based microfluidic surrogate virus neutralization test for SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies, SATI 2022 annual research symposium, Toronto, ON, August 2022. (Poster presentation)
  2. Almostasim Mahmud, Liangcheng Henry Xu, Dustin J. Little, Darius G. Rackus, and Scott Tsai, Paperbased microfluidic device for the quantification SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies, 2021 CRAFT Virtual Symposium, Toronto, ON, August 2021. (Poster presentation)
  3. A. Mahmud, E.J.M. Blondeel, M. Kaddoura, B.D. MacDonald, Microscale features and size limitations in microfluidic paper-based analytical devices, 13th Annual Ontario-on-a-Chip, Toronto, ON, May 2018. (Poster presentation)
  4. A. Mahmud, B.D. MacDonald, Experimental investigation of interfacial phenomena in an evaporating sessile droplet for evaporative cooling applications, 69th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD), Portland, OR, November 2016. (Oral presentation by B.D. MacDonald)
  5. A. Mahmud, B.D. MacDonald, Experimental investigation of interfacial phenomena in an evaporating sessile droplet for evaporative cooling applications, International Conference of Microfluidics, Nanofluidics, and Lab-on-a-Chip, Dalian, China, June 2016. (Oral presentation by B.D. MacDonald)
  6. A. Mahmud, H. Wu, B.D. MacDonald, Harnessing surface tension forces in evaporating sessile droplets to improve efficiency of evaporative cooling systems, Connaught Symposium: Bio-Inspired Ideas for Sustainable Energy, Toronto, ON, October 2014. (Poster presentation)