Name: Dr. Mohammad Tajul Islam
Designation: Associate Professor
Academic Institution: Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Research Field: Materials Science (Textiles)
Research Interest: Biomaterials, Nanofibers, Electrospinning, Textile coloration
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Short Biography
I am an interdisciplinary researcher with experience in clothing and textile
sciences, materials science, and biomedical engineering. My research aims to
improve traditional textile processing including pretreatment, dyeing, printing,
and finishing. I try to introduce environmental friendliness in textile processing
by replacing toxic chemicals with natural ones. Medical textile and
biocomposite are two other areas my research has been focusing on.
Electrospinning is one of the techniques I use for research on medical textiles.
PVA, keratin, and chitosan are a few biomaterials I am working on preparing
novel biocompatible scaffolds for tissue engineering for biomedical

Other Experiences:
1. Associate Editor: iLetters
2. Editorial Panel Member: Coloration Technology, Wiley
3. Steering Committee Member: Professional Qualification Committee, The
Textile Institute, Manchester, UK
4. Industry experience: 2 years in Textile Processing Industry

Institutional Contact:
Associate Professor, Department of Textile Engineering, Ahsanullah University
of Science and Technology, 141-142 Love Road, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208,

Awards and Recognition:
1. Research grants: ICRC funded International Research Grant of 45K USD;
AUST Internal Research Grant of 1M BDT.
2. Fellow and Chartered Textile Engineer of The Textile Institute (CText
FTI), Manchester, UK
3. Fellow of the Society of Dyers and Colourists (FSDC), Bradford, UK
4. Travel grant to attend conferences in Ghent (Belgium), Wellington (New
Zealand), and New Castle, (Australia).

5. Ph.D. Scholarship: University of Otago (New Zealand); Polytechnic
University of Turin (Italy) (Not taken).
6. M.Sc. Scholarship: EDISU Piemonte (Regional Government of Italy);
ADB-Japan scholarship for Master study at IIT, Delhi (Not taken).
7. Included in Dean’s list of Honor during Bachelor study
8. Full tuition fee waiver for Bachelor study.

Selected publications
1. Ho Y-S, Fahad Halim A.F.M. and Islam M.T. (2022) The Trend of Bacterial Nanocellulose
Research Published in the Science Citation Index Expanded From 2005 to 2020: A Bibliometric
Analysis. Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. 9:795341. DOI: 10.3389/fbioe.2021.795341
2. Islam, M. T., Laing, R. M., Wilson, C. A., McConnell, M., Ali M. A. 2022. “Fabrication and
characterization of 3-dimensional electrospun poly(vinyl alcohol)/keratin/chitosan nanofibrous
scaffold.” Carbohydrate Polymers. 275 (January 2022): 118682. DOI:
3. Islam, M. T., Mazumder, N. U. S., and Asaduzzaman, S. 2020. “Optimization of vat dyeing with a
new reducing agent (orange peel extract) using response surface methodology.” AATCC Journal
of Research 7(1):1-9. DOI: 10.14504/ajr.7.1.1
4. Islam, M. T., Khan, S. H., and Hasan, M. M. 2016. "Aloe vera gel: a new thickening agent for
pigment printing." Coloration Technology 132 (3):255-264. DOI: 10.1111/cote.12215.
5. Islam, M. T., Montarsolo, A., Zoccola, M., Canetti, M., Cacciamani, A., and Bertini, F. 2016.
"Effect of Individualized Cellulose Fibrils on Properties of Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) Composites."
Journal of Macromolecular Science Part B-Physics 55 (9):867-883. DOI:
6. Islam, M. T., Rashid, M. R., and Rana, M. R. I. 2016. "Influence of different chemical treatments
on the properties of PC fabric used as lining." International Journal of Clothing Science and
Technology 28 (6):726-735. DOI: 10.1108/ijcst-05-2015-0062.
7. Islam, M. T. 2015. "Environment-friendly reactive dyeing process for cotton to substitute dyeing
additives." Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy 18 (2):601-608. DOI: 10.1007/s10098-
8. Islam, M. T., Aimone, F., Ferri, A., and Rovero, G. 2015. "Use of N-methylformanilide as swelling
agent for meta-aramid fibers dyeing: Kinetics and equilibrium adsorption of Basic Blue 41." Dyes
and Pigments 113:554-561. DOI: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2014.08.029.