Dr. Md. Tajuddin Sikder Lecturer, Department of Public Health and Informatics

Research Interest

Environmental Health and Pollution,


Innovative wastewater remediation technologies


Community Health, Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology,


Nanotechnology for Contaminated Site Remediation,


Water resources issues and management,


Bio-fuel production from waste materials,


Climate change and adaptation.

Conference Papers

Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture: An Investigation of Vulnerability & Adaptation of the Coastal Area of Bangladesh

Md. Tajuddin Sikder. Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture: An Investigation of Vulnerability & Adaptation of the Coastal Area of Bangladesh. 3rd International Conference on Bangladesh Environment. Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 03-04, 2010.

Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture: An Investigation of Vulnerability & Adaptation of the Coastal Area of Bangladesh

Md. Tajuddin Sikder. Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture: An Investigation of Vulnerability & Adaptation of the Coastal Area of Bangladesh. 3rd International Conference on Bangladesh Environment. Senate Bhaban, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 03-04, 2010.

Sustainability Index on rural sanitation with respect to environmental and behavioral changes’

MT Sikder, M. Majibur Rahman, K. M. Minnatullah, M. Khabir Uddin, Sustainability Index on rural sanitation with respect to environmental and behavioral changes’ Asia Monitor, UNU e-Newsletter, Issue 18, October 2006.

Mega Dams in the Himalayas; An assessment of environmental degradation and global warming

Md. Tajuddin Sikder, Maudood. Elahi, Mega Dams in the Himalayas; An assessment of environmental degradation and global warming, Proceedings of International Conference on Environmental Aspects of Bangladesh, BENJapan, CC01, 13-16, 2010.

The impacts of climate change on the coastal belt of Bangladesh: an investigation of risks and adaptations on agricultural sector

MT Sikder, The impacts of climate change on the coastal belt of Bangladesh: an investigation of risks and adaptations on agricultural sector, Proceedings of International Conference on Environmental Aspects of Bangladesh, BENJapan, CC04, 26-28, 2010.

Comparative study on water quality analysis in developed and developing countries

MT Sikder, M Yasuda, T Hosokawa, T Saito, M Kurasaki, Comparative study on water quality analysis in developed and developing countries, Japanese Journal of Hygiene, 66 (2) 386, 2011.

Application of α, β and γ cyclodextrin polyurethanes in the removal of size specific copper derivatives

MT Sikder, T Hosokawa, T Saito, M Kurasaki, Application of α, β and γ cyclodextrin polyurethanes in the removal of size specific copper derivatives, Water and Society, 153, 243-252, 2011.

Phytoremediation of cadmium and arsenic from water environments using Micranthemum umbrosum

MS Islam, Y Ueno, MT Sikder, T Saito, M Kurasaki, Phytoremediation of cadmium and arsenic from water environments using Micranthemum umbrosum, Biomedical Research on Trace Elements, 23(2), 168, 2012.

Removal of cadmium ions from aqueous solution on functionalized α, β and γ cyclodextrin polyurethanes

MT Sikder, T Kikuchi, J Suzuki, Saito, M Kurasaki, Removal of cadmium ions from aqueous solution on functionalized α, β and γ cyclodextrin polyurethanes, Japanese Journal of Hygiene, 67(2), 267, 2012.

Physico-chemical pollution assessment of rivers; a comparative study between developed and developing countries.

MT Sikder, Y Kihara, S Ishiwatari, Y Ueno, S Gumiri, Ardianor, S Tanaka, T Hosokawa, T Saito, M Kurasaki, Physico-chemical pollution assessment of rivers; a comparative study between developed and developing countries. 3rd International Workshop on wild fire and carbon management in peat-forest in Indonesia, Palangka Raya, Indonesia, 219-224, 2011.

Pollution index in terms of dissolved metals and physic-chemical parameters to determine the River pollution

MT Sikder, Shunitz Tanaka, Takeshi Saito, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, Shin Sato, Sulmin Gumiri, Ardlanor, M. Khabir Uddin, Shafi M. Tareq, Mashura Shammi, AK Ibne Kamal, Masaaki Kurasaki, Pollution index in terms of dissolved metals and physic-chemical parameters to determine the River pollution. International Symposium on Wild Fire and Carbon Management in Peat-Forest in Indonesia, Bogor, Indonesia, in press, 2012.

Journals Papers

Preparation and characterization of chitosan-caboxymethyl-β-cyclodextrin entrapped nano zerovalent iron composite for Cu (II) and Cr (IV) removal from waste water

M Tajuddin Sikder, Y Mihara, MS Islam, S Tanaka, T Saito M Kurasaki, Preparation and characterization of chitosan-caboxymethyl-β-cyclodextrin entrapped nano zerovalent iron composite for Cu (II) and Cr (IV) removal from waste water, Chemical Engineering Journal, 236, 378-387, 2014.

Removal of copper ions from water using epichlorohydrin cross-linked β-cyclodextrin polymer: Characterization, isotherms and kinetics

M Tajuddin Sikder, Md Shariful Islam, Tohru Kikuchi, Junichi. Suzuki, Takeshi Saito, Masaaki Kurasaki. Removal of copper ions from water using epichlorohydrin cross-linked β-cyclodextrin polymer: Characterization, isotherms and kinetics, Water Environment Research, 86 (4), 296-304, 2014.

Synthesis and application of a arsenic sorbent using zerovalent iron impregnated chitosan-caboxymethyl-β-cyclodextrin composite beads

M Tajuddin Sikder, S Tanaka, T Saito M Kurasaki, Synthesis and application of a arsenic sorbent using zerovalent iron impregnated chitosan-caboxymethyl-β-cyclodextrin composite beads, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2(1), 370-376, 2014.

The Impacts of Climate Change in Southern Bangladesh: An Investigation of Risks and Adaptations on Agricultural Sector

Iffat Ara, Md. Tajuddin Sikder, Mostofa Mahruf Billah. The Impacts of Climate Change in Southern Bangladesh: An Investigation of Risks and Adaptations on Agricultural Sector. 13th Bangladesh International Geographical Conference, Jahangirnagar University, April 17, 2010.

Monitoring concentration of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) among the workers of ship breaking industries; An urgent need of epidemiological studies

M Shammi, MT Sikder, I Ara, MK Uddin, Monitoring concentration of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) among the workers of ship breaking industries; An urgent need of epidemiological studies, Journal of Environmental Science and Natural Resources, 2 (1), 61-66, 2009.

Effect of soil physicochemical properties on wetland hydrophytic diversity of Savar and Dhanmondi lake

J Sarker, AKMR Alam, MT Sikder, M Shammi, Effect of soil physicochemical properties on wetland hydrophytic diversity of Savar and Dhanmondi lake, Journal of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, 3(2) 8-13, 2009.

An investigation on surface and ground water quality of Jahangirnagar University campus

MT Sikder, MK Uddin, SM Tareq, An investigation on surface and ground water quality of Jahangirnagar University campus, Journal of Environmental Science and Natural Resources, 2 (1), 39-43, 2009.

Sustainability of rural sanitation with respect to environmental and behavioral change

MT Sikder, MK Uddin, KM Minnatullah, Sustainability of rural sanitation with respect to environmental and behavioral change, Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Research, 7, 23-29, 2009.

The impacts of climate change on the coastal belt of Bangladesh: an investigation of risks & adaptations on agricultural sector

MT Sikder, MK Uddin, M Shammi, I Ara, AK. Majumder, JD Biswas, The impacts of climate change on the coastal belt of Bangladesh: an investigation of risks & adaptations on agricultural sector, Journal of Environmental Science and Natural Resources, 2 (2), 183-188, 2009.

Climate change and adaptation in Southern Bangladesh; investigation and possibility in the pattern of agricultural diversification

I Ara, MT Sikder, MM Billah, Climate change and adaptation in Southern Bangladesh; investigation and possibility in the pattern of agricultural diversification, Bulletin of Geography, 28, 117-127, 2010. (In Bengali)

Surface water quality of the hydrological environment of Dhanmondi Lake, Bangladesh

R Islam, MT Sikder, AK Majumder, SA Haque, Surface water quality of the hydrological environment of Dhanmondi Lake, Bangladesh, Journal of Environmental Science and Natural Resources, 3 (1), 58-60, 2010.

Assessment of supplied water quality of Sutrapur Thana, Dhaka

AK Majumder, T Hossain, MT Sikder, JD Biswas, I Ara, M Shammi, Assessment of supplied water quality of Sutrapur Thana, Dhaka,, Journal of Environmental Science and Natural Resources, 3 (1), 61-64, 2010.

Speciation and spatial distribution of arsenic and phosphate in groundwater of North-West Bangladesh

M Tajuddin Sikder, Shakil Ahmed, Badrul Alam Molla, Joytirmoy Sarkar, Speciation and spatial distribution of arsenic and phosphate in groundwater of North-West Bangladesh, Stamford Journal of Environment and human habitat 2, 34-47, 2013.

Deforestation effect on regeneration and soil physicochemical properties in Rangunia Range of Chittagong forest division

M Shammi, MT Sikder, SK Dev, Deforestation effect on regeneration and soil physicochemical properties in Rangunia Range of Chittagong forest division, International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Technology, 5(3), 52-56, 2009

Application of α, β and γ cyclodextrin polyurethanes in the removal of size specific copper derivatives

Md. Tajuddin Sikder, T Hosokawa, T Saito, M Kurasaki, Application of α, β and γ cyclodextrin polyurethanes in the removal of size specific copper derivatives, Water and Society, 153, 243-252, 2011.

Metal concentrations of sediments in West Java Indonesia

M Yasuda, Yustiawati, MS Syawal, M Tajuddin Sikder, S Tanaka, T Hosokawa, T Saito, M Kurasaki, Metal concentrations of sediments in West Java Indonesia., Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 87 (6), 669-673, 2011.

Study on toxicity of boron detected in Toyohira River water using PC12 cells

M. Kitamura, M Tajuddin Sikder, T Saito, M Kurasaki, Study on toxicity of boron detected in Toyohira River water using PC12 cells, Biomedical Research on Trace Elements, 23 (1), 24-32, 2012.

Comparative assessment of water quality in the major rivers of Dhaka and West Java

Md. Tajuddin Sikder, Masaomi Yasuda, Yustiawati, M. Suhaemi Syawal, Shunitz Tanaka, Takeshi Saito, Masaaki Kurasaki. Comparative assessment of water quality in the major rivers of Dhaka and West Java, International journal of Environmental Protection, 2(2), 8-13, 2012.

Phytofiltration of arsenic and cadmium from the water environment using Micranthemum umbrosum (J.F. Gmel) S.F. Blake as a hyperaccumulator

Md. Shariful Islam, Yasuyuki Ueno, Md Tajuddin Sikder, Masaaki Kurasaki, Phytofiltration of arsenic and cadmium from the water environment using Micranthemum umbrosum (J.F. Gmel) S.F. Blake as a hyperaccumulator, International Journal of Phytoremediation, 15(10), 1010-1021, 2013.

Environmental Degradation and Global Warming- Consequences of Himalayan Mega Dams: A Review

Md. Tajuddin Sikder, K. Maudood Elahi, Environmental Degradation and Global Warming- Consequences of Himalayan Mega Dams: A Review, American Journal of Environmental Protection, 2 (1), 1-9, 2013.

Removal of Cadmium and Chromium Ions Using Modified α, β, and γ-cyclodextrin Polymers,

Md. Tajuddin Sikder, Tohru Kikuchi, Junichi Suzuki, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, Takeshi Saito, Masaaki Kurasaki, Removal of Cadmium and Chromium Ions Using Modified α, β, and γ-cyclodextrin Polymers, Separation Science and Technology 48 (4), 587-597, 2013.

Vulnerability assessment of surface water quality with an innovative integrated multi-parameter water quality index (IMWQI)

M Tajuddin Sikder, Shunitz Tanaka, Takeshi Saito, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, Shin Sato, Sulmin Gumiri, Ardlanor, M. Khabir Uddin, Shafi M. Tareq, Mashura Shammi, AK Ibne Kamal, Masaaki Kurasaki, Vulnerability assessment of surface water quality with an innovative integrated multi-parameter water quality index (IMWQI), Applied Water Science, Submitted, 2014

Water Quality Assessment of an Industrial Zone Polluted Aquatic Body in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Mahmuda Akter, Md. Tajuddin Sikder, A. K. M. Atique Ullah. Water Quality Assessment of an Industrial Zone Polluted Aquatic Body in Dhaka, Bangladesh. American Journal of Environmental Protection. 3 (5), 232-237, 2014.

Evaluation of groundwater quality and environmental health in the coastal belt of Khulna, Bangladesh

Md. Tajuddin Sikder, Nur Alam Mistri, Md. Shiblur Rahaman, , Noshin Saiara, aluation of groundwater quality and environmental health in the coastal belt of Khulna, Bangladesh, Journal of Biological Pharmaceutical And Chemical Research , 1(1), 113-122, 2014.

River Water Pollution in Developed and Developing Countries: Judge and Assessment of Physicochemical Characteristics and Selected Dissolved Metal Concentration

M Tajuddin Sikder, Yusuke Kihara, Masaomi Yasuda, Yustiawati, Yoshihiro Mihara, Shunitz Tanaka, Dalkhjav Odgerel, Badamtsetseg Mijiddorj, Suhaemi M. Syawal, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, Takeshi Saito, Masaaki Kurasaki, River Water Pollution in Developed and Developing Countries: Judge and Assessment of Physicochemical Characteristics and Selected Dissolved Metal Concentration, Clean- soil air and water 41 (1), 60-68, 2013.

Socio-environmental Benefits of Biogas Production in Rural Areas of Rangpur District, Bangladesh

Monzer Hossain Sarker, Md. Abdur Razzaque, Tamanna Hossen, M. Tajuddin Sikder, A. K. Majumder, Socio-environmental Benefits of Biogas Production in Rural Areas of Rangpur District, Bangladesh, Journal of Applied Science and Research, 2(1), 128-135, 2014.

Books

Behavioral-change-for-sustainability-of sanitation-in-rural-Bangladesh

Md. Tajuddin Sikder, M. Khabir Uddin, M. Jakariya, Behavioral-change-for-sustainability-of sanitation-in-rural-Bangladesh, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Category- General Natural Science, ISBN 978-3-659-46383-9, page- 1-108, 2013.