Md. Mostafizur Rahman, PhD

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, DUET, Gazipur

I am a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology, Gazipur. I am passionate about learning and teaching and enjoy lively interaction with my beloved students. I did my PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from RMIT University Australia and was awarded a Vice-chancellor PhD scholarship (VCPS) which is the most prestigious scholarship (among all scholarships of RMIT University). My PhD thesis title is “Controlling Biodegradation and Corrosion of Magnesium (Mg) and Mg Alloys with Interfacially Engineered Hybrid Coating.” This research work is a breakthrough in the field of biomedical engineering for bone repair applications. During my PhD, I developed a novel interfacial engineering approach and focused on the improvement of corrosion and degradation resistance of Mg alloys in the physiological environment for medical applications. I have used some advanced characterization techniques including Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer (EDS), X-ray Diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), 3-D Profiler, Nanoindenter, Vicker’s Hardness Testers and so on to validate my experimental results. I have also performed cellular activities using L929 mouse fibroblasts and MC3T3-E1 osteoblasts cells for the evaluation of cytotoxicity and cell adhesion. In addition, I have extensively used electrochemical measurement instruments for the potentiodynamic polarization test (PDP), Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), and galvanostatic cycling tests to assess the corrosion resistance of the tested samples. Currently, my research interest encompasses interfacial Engineering, surface coatings, bioinspired materials and their chemistry and hybrid materials.

Mobile: +8801713294768
Email: [email protected]
Address: TOWER21, Deshi Para Road, 1707, Gazipur, Gazipur
Field of interest: Interfacial Engineering, composite materials, surface coatings, bioinspired materials, and their chemistry and hybrid materials.
Field of specialization: Biomaterials, composite materials, surface treatments, nanostructured coating, polymer coating, and hybrid coating.
Degrees Obtained (Starting from Recent Degrees):
# Degree Institute Year Discipline & Field
1 PhD RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia 2021 Chemical and Environmental Engineering
2 M.Sc. in Eng. DUET, Gazipur, Bangladesh. 2015 Mechanical Engineering
3 B.Sc. in Eng. DUET, Gazipur, Bangladesh. 2005 Mechanical Engineering
Employment Record (Starting from Present Position):
# Designation Institute Duration
1 Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, DUET 2022-12-18 : Continue
2 Associate Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering. DUET 2021-07-16 : 2022-12-17
3 Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering. DUET 2013-12-22 : 2021-07-15
4 Lecturer Department of Mechanical Engineering, DUET 2012-12-02 : 2013-12-21
5 Acting General Manager PRAN-RFL GROUP 2010-10-26 : 2012-12-01
6 Plant Manager Kazi Farms Group 2009-11-18 : 2010-10-25
7 Assistant Engineer Titas Gas Transmission & Distribution Co. Ltd. 2009-06-25 : 2009-11-17
8 Assistant Engineer Ministry of Industries 2006-07-16 : 2009-05-05
9 Production Engineer Kazi Farms Group 2005-07-25 : 2006-07-15
Additional Charges:
# Designation Faculty/ Department/ Institute/ Office Duration
1 Director Physical Education Centre 2023-02-08 : Continue
2 Associate Director Student Welfare 2021-11-01 : 2023-02-07
3 Assistant Provost STA Hall 2016-08-15 : 2017-03-10
4 Assistant Provost QK Hall 2014-02-10 : 2016-04-01
5 Head ChE 2023-05-06 : Continue
Consultancy and Sponsored Research Activities:
# Title Organization Role Fund Year
1 Fabrication and Characterization of Hybrid Coatings on Magnesium Alloys for Biomedical Applications Funded by Vice-Chancellor research scheme Project Director 450000 2022
2 Calcium Phosphate Based Ceramic Coatings on Interracially Engineered Pure Magnesium (Mg) and ZK41 Mg alloy for Medical Applications Funded by UGC, Bangladesh. Project Director 300000 2022
3 Fabrication of a Domestic Pump Test Rig Funded by UGC, Bangladesh. Associate Director 200000 2013
Publications (Journal):
# Year Title Authors Event
1 2023 Recent Developments in Hydroxyapatite Coating on Magnesium Alloys for Clinical Applications Saifullah Mahmud., Mostafizur Rahman*., Md. Kamruzzaman., Hazera Khatun., Md. Osman Ali., Md Monjurul Haque Results in Engineering 17 (2023)101002
2 2022 Recent advances in lithium-ion battery materials for improved electrochemical performance: A Review Saifullah Mahmud, Mostafizur Rahman*, Md. Kamruzzaman, Md. Osman Ali, Md. Shariful Alam Emon, Hazera Khatun Results in Engineering, 15(2022) 100472
3 2022 Fabrication and characterization of hybrid coating on Mg–Zn–Ca Mg alloy for enhanced corrosion and degradation resistance as medical implant Mostafizur Rahman., Mohammad Asaduzzaman Chowdhury., Md. Shahin Mia., Md. Ramjan Ali., Atiqur Rahman., Md. Osman Ali., Saifullah Mahmud Ceramic International, 48(2022) 23314-23324.
4 2022 In Vitro Corrosion Resistance of a Layer-by-Layer Engineered Hybrid Coating on ZK60 Magnesium Alloy. Mostafizur Rahman, Rajkamal Balu, Naba Kumar Dutta, and Namita Roy Choudhury. Sustainability, 14, no. 4 (2022): 2459.
5 2021 Microroughness induced biomimetic coating for biodegradation control of magnesium. Mostafizur Rahman, Naba K. Dutta, and Namita Roy Choudhury. Materials Science and Engineering: C 121 (2021): 111811
6 2021 Engineering a bioactive hybrid coating for in vitro corrosion control of magnesium and its alloy. Mostafizur Rahman, Rajkamal Balu, Amanda Abraham, Naba Kumar Dutta, Namita Roy Choudhury. ACS Applied Bio Materials, 2021, 4(7), 5542-5555.
7 2020 Magnesium Alloys with Tunable Interfaces as Bone Implant Materials Mostafizur Rahman, Naba Kumar Dutta, Namita Roy Choudhury Frontier Bioengineering and Biotechnology, volume 8 (2020), article 564,
8 2020 HA coating on Mg alloys for biomedical applications: A review. Mostafizur Rahman, Yuncang Li, Cuie Wen Journal of Magnesium and Alloys, 8.3 (2020): 929-943.
9 2020 HA coating on Mg alloys for biomedical applications: A review. Mostafizur Rahman, Yuncang Li, Cuie Wen Journal of Magnesium and Alloys, 8.3 (2020): 929-943.
10 2020 Realization and characterization of double-layer Ca-P coating on WE43 Mg alloy for biomedical applications. Mostafizur Rahman., Yuncang Li., Cuie Wen Surface Coatings and Technology, Volume 398, 25 September 2020, 126091
11 2018 Deposition behavior and tribological properties of diamond-like carbon coatings on stainless steels via chemical vapor deposition. Mustafi. L, Mostafizur Rahman, M.N.E.A. Al Nasim, M.A. Chowdhury, M. Monir, International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy, and Materials, 25 (2018) 1335-1343
12 2016 Design and Optimization of a Radial Flow Heat Sink under Free Convection at Steady State Condition M. Mostafizur Rahman*, H. Bhowmik, S. Talukdar Int. J. of Thermal & Environmental Engineering Volume 13, No. 2 (2016) 75-80
13 2016 Deposition rates on stainless steel substrates of different surface roughnesses under different operating conditions using thermal CVD. Md. Mostafizur Rahman, M.A. Chowdhury, D.M. Nuruzzaman, U.K. Debnath, M.A. Kowser, B.K. Roy International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering, 10 (2016) 282-302
14 2016 Improving oxidation stability and NOX reduction of biodiesel blends using aromatic and synthetic antioxidant in a light duty diesel engine. M.M. Rashed, M.A. Kalam, H.H. Masjuki, M. Habibullah, H.K. Imdadul, M.M. Shahin, Md. Mostafizur Rahman Industrial Crops and Products, 89 (2016) 273-284
15 2016 Study of the oxidation stability and exhaust emission analysis of Moringa olifera biodiesel in a multi-cylinder diesel engine with aromatic amine antioxidants. M. Rashed, H. Masjuki, M. Kalam, A. Alabdulkarem, Md. Mostafizur Rahman, H. Imdadul, H. Rashedul Renewable Energy, 94 (2016) 294-303
16 2016 Effects of Acetylene on deposition rate of stainless steels using thermal chemical vapor deposition Md. Mostafizur Rahman, S. Talukdar, M.A. Chowdhury, R. Khan, A.A. Masum, N. Islam International Journal of Engineering Research in Africa, 7-12
17 2015 Experimental investigation on friction coefficient of composite materials sliding against SS 201 and SS 301 counter faces. D.M. Nuruzzaman, M.A. Chowdhury, Md. Mostafizur Rahman, M.A.Kowser, B.K. Roy Procedia Engineering, 105 (2015) 858-864
18 2015 Erosion characteristics of Teflon under different operating conditions UK Debnath, M.A. Chowdhury, D.M. Nuruzzaman, Md. Mostafizur Rahman, B.K. Roy, M.A. Kowser, M.M. Islam Journal of Polymer Engineering, 35 (2015) 889-904
19 2014 Sliding Friction of Steel Combinations Mohammad A. Chowdhury, Dewan M. Nuruzzaman, Md. Arefin Kowser, Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Biplov K. Roy, Soma Chakraborty, Md. Didarul Islam, Md. Aktaruzzaman, Nurmohammad Open Mechanical Engineering Journal, 8(2014) 364-369
20 2014 Frictional Behavior of Polymers Sliding Against Smooth and Rough Mild Steel Counter Faces Mohammad Asaduzzaman Chowdhury, Dewan Muhammad Nuruzzaman, Md. Arefin Kowser, Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Biplov Kumar Roy, Soma Chakraborty, Sagir Hossen, Imam Uddin and Selim Hossain Middle East Journal of Scientific Research, 21 (2014) 477-486
Publications (Conference):
# Year Title Authors Event
1 2014 Design and Fabrication of Pump test Rig and Performance Analysis of Submersible (Domestic type) Pump Md. Mostafizur Rahman, M. A. Kowser, M. K. Khalil, M. Islam, S. Reaza, A. Rahman, A. Islam,R. Alam, S. Rana Proceedings of the 15th Annual Paper Meet, Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB)
2 2013 Enhancement of Higher Evaporating Temperature of Household Refrigerator Using Phase Change Material Md. Imran Hossen Khan, Hasan. M.M. Afroz, Md. Mostafizur Rahman International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Material Engineering (ICMIME 2013)
Fellowship / Membership of Scientific and Professional Societies:
# Type Organization Membership Code
1 Member IEB M-24918
Honors and Awards:
# Title Event Year
1 Outstanding Thesis Award School of Engineering, RMIT University 2021
2 Vice Chancellor PhD Scholarship School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia 2017
3 Full Bright Scholarship for PhD Program University of Saskatchewan, Canada 2016
4 DUET Technical Scholarship First year to Final Year (Merit based) 2001
Guided Ph. D./ M.Sc. / M.Engg. Students:
# Programme Awarded Students Running Students
1 B.Sc. 15 6
2 M.Sc. 3 9
Student Details:
1. Mr. Osman Ali, Astt Professor (ME), DUET
2. Mr. Saifullah Mahmud, Lecturer (ME), DUET
3. Miss Hazera Khatun
3 M. Eng. 0 1
List of Conferences, Short-term Course etc. Organized or Participated):
# Event Organizer Role Year
1 University Syndicate DUET Syndicate Member 2023
2 Community Works DUET Teachers Association General Secretary 2022
Course Conducted:
# Programme Course No Course Title Year
1 B.Sc. ME-3303 Production Process-II 2012
2 M.Sc. ME-6205 Advanced Engineering Management 2021
3 M.Sc. ME-6206 Advanced Engineering Economy 2022