Dr. Mohammed Abdul Basith

Designation: Professor
Academic Institution: BUET, Dhaka
Research Field: Physics, Nanotechnology
Research Interest: Multiferroic nanomaterials, Nanocomposites, Perovskite manganites
Email: mabasith@phy.buet.ac.bd

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Professor, Department of Physics, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka-1000


Short Biography

Dr. Mohammed Abdul Basith is serving as a Professor in the Department of Physics of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka. He has completed BSc Hons. and MSc degrees in Physics from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet.  Dr. Basith achieved PhD degree from the Materials and Condensed Matter Physics group, University of Glasgow, UK in 2011. His research interests include transmission electron microscopy (TEM) characterization of patterned ferromagnetic nanostructures by lithographic techniques. At present in BUET, Dr. Basith is working mainly on preparation and characterization of multifunctional nanomaterials for energy-related and spintronic applications. He has published more than 35 research papers in different prestigious journals like Nanoscale, Physical Review Applied, Nature Scientific Reports, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, Nanotechnology, RSC Advances, Ceramics International, Journal of Alloys and Compounds etc. He is the reviewer of a number of reputed journals published from American Physical Society, American Institute of Physics, Royal Society of Chemistry etc. For the last few years, he has received research grants from different international and national organizations worth 500 thousand USD. In BUET, he has established Nanotechnology Research Laboratory for the synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials. Since its inception in April 2014, he has been developing advanced facilities in this laboratory under different research projects from home and abroad.  Dr. Basith designed a new syllabus titled `Nanophysics’ for the postgraduate students of BUET. The syllabus is designed to cover principles involved in fabrication of nanostructured systems and in measurement of phenomena at nanoscale. He is an activist of BUET career club to deliver lectures that helps young people build meaningful careers.


Awards and Recognition

  1. Overseas Research Student Award Scheme (UK).
  2. Glasgow University funded postgraduate scholarship (UK).
  3. Japanese Government Monbukagakusho scholarship (Japan).
  4. Research grants worth of five hundred thousand USD (500,000 USD) from different organizations.
  5. Build up Nanotechnology Research Laboratory, BUET.
  6. Organized International Conference on Nanotechnology and Condensed Matter Physics, 11-12 January 2018.


Selected publications

  1. M. A. Basith, Nilufar Yesmin and Rana Hossain, “Low temperature synthesis of BiFeO3 nanoparticles with enhanced magnetization and promising photocatalytic performance in dye degradation and hydrogen evolution” RSC Advances, 8, 29613, 2018.
  2. M. A. Basith, Ragib Ahsan, Ishrat Zerin, M A Jalil, “Enhanced photocatalytic dye degradation and hydrogen production ability of Bi25FeO40-rGO nanocomposite and mechanism insight.” Scientific Reports, 8:11090, 2018.
  3. M. A. Jalil, Sayeed Shafayet Chowdhury, Mashnoon Sakib, S. M. Enamul Yousuf, Em-ran Ashik, Shakhawat Firoz, and M. A. Basith,”Temperature-dependent phase transition and comparative investigation on enhanced magnetic and optical properties between sillenite and perovskite bismuth ferrite-rGO nanocomposites.” Journal of Applied Physics, 122, 084902, 2017.
  4. Bashir Ahmmad, M. Z. Islam, Areef Billah and M. A. Basith, “Anomalous coercivity enhancement with temperature and tunable exchange bias in Gd and Ti co-doped BiFeO3 multiferroics.” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics,49, 095001, 2016.
  5. M. A. Basith, S. McVitie, T. Strache, M. Fritzche, A. Muecklich, J. McCord and J. Fassbender, “Lorentz TEM imaging of magnetic hybrid structures embedded in a soft magnetic matrix.” Physical Review Applied, 4, 034012, 2015.
  6. M. A. Basith, D.-T. Ngo, A. Quader, M. A. Rahman, B. L. Sinha, Bashir Ahmmad, Fumihiko Hirose, K. Molhave,”Simple top-down preparation of magnetic Bi0.9Gd0.1Fe1-xTixO3 nanoparticles by ultrasonication of mutiferroic bulk material.” Nanoscale, 6, 14336, 2014