Profile of Prof. Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Ali Mollah

 

Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Ali Mollah
Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Dhaka
Dean
Faculty of Science
University of Dhaka
Sub-Project Manager
Development of Novel Functional and Smart Materials for Technological Applications.
Phone :+880-2-9661920-73/7142, (R) +880-2-8618956
Fax : (+880-2)-8613484, 8615583
E-mail :
myamollah@hotmail.com
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Education

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 1979
  • M. SC. in Physical-Inorganic chemistry, Dhaka University, 1970
  • B. Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry, Dhaka University, Dhaka, 1969

Scholarship & Fellowships

  • Visiting Fellow, Gill Chair of Chem. & Chem. Engg., Lamar University, Texas, USA, Oct.-Dec. 2002.
  • Visiting Fellow, Gill Chair Chem. & Chem. Engg., Lamar University, Texas, USA, July-Sept. 2000
  • Visiting Fellow, Gill Chair of Chem. & Chem. Engg., Lamar University, Texas, USA, June-Dec. 1998.
  • Visiting Fellow, Gill Chair of Analytical Chemistry, Lamar University, Texas, USA, June 1993-Dec. 1995.
  • Visiting Fellow, Gill Chair of Analytical Chemistry, Lamar University, Texas, USA, Dec.1990- Nov. 1991.
  • NSERC (Canada) Fellowship for post-doctoral research at Ottawa University, Canada, March 1979- March 1981.
  • Colombo plan scholarship for higher studies in Australia, Feb. 1975- Feb. 1979.

Academic Positions

  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, Dhaka University, July 1993 to date.
  • Associate professor, Department of Chemistry, Dhaka University, Feb., 1984-June 1993.
  • Asstt. Professor, Department of Chemistry, Dhaka University, June 1981- January 1984.
  • Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University, March 1972-March 1975.

Publications

  • Research publications: 61 peer reviewed research papers in both national and international journals.
  • Co-author of a text book on Physical Chemistry for undergraduate students (2009).
  • Co-author of Chemistry books (Paper I, Paper II and Practical) for higher Secondary Certificate (H. S. C. ) students.

Other Academic Activities

  • Executive Editor, Journal of Bangladesh Chemical Society since 2008.
  • Member, Editorial Committee, Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research (BAAS) since 2007.
  • Member, Editorial Committee, Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) since 2009.

Administrative Experience

  • House Tutor of F. H. Hall for six years.
  • Provost (in-charge) of F. H. Hall for four months in 1989.

Student Advising

  • Departmental student advisor for two terms

Research Interests

Reaction kinetics and catalysis, Material science, Environmental chemistry, Solid waste managements, Wastewater treatment and Nanochemistry.

Research Supervision

I have supervised/co-supervised the thesis works of 45 Graduate students in Chemistry, which includes 8 students at Lamar University, Texas, USA. Also, one Ph.D. candidate and an M.Phil student were awarded degree in 2007. Two Ph.D. and two M. Phil (one in collaboration with BUET) students are currently working for their degrees.

  1. Mollah, M. Y. A., and Nawab, M. A., Conductance behaviour of arsenious sulphide sol during coagulation. Dhaka University Studies (B), 22(2), 35-37 (1974).
  2. Failes, R. L., Mollah, M. Y. A. and Shapiro, J. S., Evidence of a-elimination from neo-pentyl chloride in the gas-phase. Int. J. Chem. Kint., 11, 1271-1278 (1979).
  3. Failes, R. L., Mollah, M. Y. A. and Shapiro, J. S., Gas-phase pyrolysis of neo-pentyl bromide. Int. J. Chem. Kint., 13, 7-21 (1980).
  4. Holmes, J. L., Mollah, M. Y. A. and Burgers, P. C., Eliminations of alkanes from alkanols. Org. Mass Spectroscopy, 17(3), 127-130 (1982).
  5. Holmes, J. L., Mollah, M. Y. A., Burgers, P. C. and Wolkoff, P., Isomerization of alkane molecular ions. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 104, 2879-84 (1982).
  6. Rahman, M. T., Mollah, M. Y. A. and Nawab, M. A., Adsorption of iodine on transition metal oxides-Part-I. Dhaka University Studies, B(33), 51-57 (1985).
  7. Begom, G. N., Mollah, M. Y. A., Rahman, M. M. and Nawab, M. A., Adsorption of rhodamine B and fluorescein from alcoholic solutions on mixed transition metal oxides. Dhaka University Studies, B34(1), 17-25 (1986).
  8. Rahman, M. M., Nawab, M. A., Mollah, M. Y. A., Majumder, M. S. A., Chowdhury, M. G. A. and Khorassani, S. S. M. A., Influence of oxygen adsorption biography of nickel oxide on its activity towards adsorption of methane. Bangl. J. Sci. & Ind. Res., 21, 176-187 (1986).
  9. Begom, Q., Ahmed, H., Mollah, M. Y. A. and Mahmood, A. J., Viscosity stability of tamarind gum. J. Bangl. Acad. Sci., 12(1), 55-63 (1988).
  10. Ghosh, S. K., Mollah, M. Y. A. and Nawab, M. A., Adsorption of iodine on transition metal oxide-Part II. J. Bangl. Chem. Soc., 1(2), 141-147 (1988).
  11. Guha, S. K., Ahmed, H., Mollah, M. Y. A., Islam, T. S. A. and Huq, S. M. I., Adsorption of polyvinyl alcohol from aqueous solution on montmorillionite clay substrate. Bangl. J. Soil Sci., 12(2), 17-31 (1989).
  12. Ahmed, A., Rahman, M. M. and Mollah, M. Y. A., Standardization of the techniques of preparation of supported catalysts-Part I: NiO on Al2O3, by impregnation method. J. Bangl. Chem. Soc., 4(1), 97-104 (1991).
  13. Rahman, M. M. Mollah, M. Y. A., Alam, A. M. S. and Roy, R., Detection and measurements of gaseous pollutants in some selected locations in Dhaka. J. Bangl. Chem. Soc., 4(2), 183-190 (1991).
  14. Cocke, D. L., Mollah, M. Y. A., Parga, J. R., Hess, T. R. and Ortego, J. D., An XPS and SEM/EDS characterization of leaching effects on Pb and Zn-doped Portland cement. J. Hazrd. Mater., 30, 83-95 (1992).
  15. Mollah, M. Y. A., Parga, J. R. and Cocke, D. L., An infrared spectroscopic examination of cement based solidification/stabilization systems-Portland Type V and type IP with Zinc. J. Environ. Sci. & Health, 27A(6), 1503-1519 (1992).
  16. Cocke, D. L. and Mollah, M. Y. A., The chemistry and leaching mechanisms of hazardous substances in cementitious solidification/stabilization systems. In: Chemistry and Microstructure of Solidified Waste Forms, Rodger D. Spence (Edt.) Lewis publishers, USA, pp 187-242 (1992).
  17. Mollah, M. Y. A., Tsai, Y. N., Hess, T. R. and Cocke, D. L., An FT-IR, EDS and SEM investigation of solidification/stabilization of chromium using Portland cement type- V and type-IP. J. Hazard. Mater., 30, 273-283 (1992).
  18. Mollah, M. Y. A., Hess, T. R. and Cocke, D. L., Surface and bulk studies of leached and unleached fly ash using XPS, EDS, SEM and FT-IR techniques. Cemt. & Concr. Res., 24, 109-118 (1994).
  19. Kibria, M. G., Mollah, M. Y. A., Shahjahan, M. and Rahman, M. M., Standardization of the technique of preparation of supported catalyst-nickel on Al2O3 by precipitation technique. Bangl. J. Scientific Res., 10(2), 197-203 (1992).
  20. Shahjahan, M., Mollah, M. Y. A., Kibria, M. G., and Rahman, M. M., Standardization of the technique of preparation of supported catalyst-nickel on SiO2 by precipitation technique. Bangl. J. Scientific Res., (1995).
  21. Mollah, M. Y. A., Tsai, Y. N., Hess, T. R. and Cocke, D. L., An FT-IR investigation of cement-based solidification/stabilization systems doped with cadmium. J. Envirn. Sci. & Health, 27(5), 1213-1227 (1992).
  22. Mollah, M. Y. A., Tsai, Y. N., Hess, T. R. and Cocke, D. L., An FT-IR and XPS investigation of the effect of carbonation on the solidification/stabilization of cement based systems-Portland type V with zinc. Cement & Concrete Research, 23, 773-784 (1993).
  23. Mollah, M. Y. A., Padmavatthy, P., Hess, T. R., Vempati, R. K. and Cocke, D. L., Chemical and physical effects of sodium lignosulfonate superplasticizers on the hydration of Portland cement and solidification/stabilization consequences. Cement & Concrete Research, 25(3), 671-682 (1995).
  24. Mollah, M. Y. A., Vempati, R. K., Lin, T.-E., and Cocke, D. L., The interfacial chemistry of solidification/ stabilization of metals in cement and pozzolanic material systems. Waste Management, 15(2), 137-48 (1995).
  25. Vempati, R. K., Mollah, M. Y. A., Chintala, A. K., Cocke, D. L., and J. H. Beeghly, Solidification/Stabilization of toxic metal wastes using cocke and coal combustion by-products. Waste Management, 15(5), 433-440(1995).
  26. Vempati, R. K., Musthyala, S. C., Mollah, M. Y. A. and Cocke, D. L., Surface analyses of pyrolysed rice husk using scanning force microscopy. Fuel, 74(1), 1-5(1995).
  27. Cocke, D. L., Vempati, R. K., Mollah, M. Y. A. and Hess, T. R., Chemical models for the mechanisms that influence the nature and structure of the interfacial transition zone. In: Microstructure of cement-base systems/ Bonding and interfaces in cementitious materials. S. Diamond, F. P. Glasser, L. D. Wakeley, S. Mindess, J. Skalny and L. W. Roberts, edt. Mat. Res.Soc. Sym. Procd., 370, 329 (1995).
  28. Cocke, D. L., Vempati, R. K., Mollah, M. Y. A. and Hess, T. R., Multitechnique approach to understanding the microstructure of cement-based systems. In: Microstructure of cement-base systems/ Bonding and interfaces in cementitious materials. S. Diamond, F. P. Glasser, L. D. Wakeley, S. Mindess, J. Skalny and L. W. Roberts, edt. Mat. Res.Soc. Sym. Procd., 370, 279 (1995).
  29. Mollah. M. Y. A., Ranapaul, Vempati, R. K. and Cocke, D. L., Intercalation of kaolinite under hydrothermal conditions. J. Material Science (UK). 31, 1255-1259(1996).
  30. Lin, E.-T., Mollah, M. Y. A., Vempati, R. K. and Cocke, D. L., Synthesis and characterization of calcium hydroxyzincate using FT-IR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and scanning Force Microscopy, ACS’s Chemistry of Materials, 70(10), 1974-8 (1995).
  31. Felix Lu, Mollah, M. Y. A. and Cocke, D. L., Effect of sodium lignosulfonate superplasticizer on the solidification/stabilization of phenol using Portland cement type-V. J. Environ. Sci. & Health, 30(1), 183-209 (1996).
  32. Mollah, M. Y. A. , Lu, Felix and Cocke, D. L., An X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive spectroscopic investigation of the effect of sodium lignosulfonate superplasticizer on the hydration of Portland cement type V. Polymer-Plastic Technology and Engineering, 38(5), 849 (1999).
  33. Mollah, M. Y. A., Liang, J., and Cocke, D. L., Speciation of silver in cementitious environment. J. Hazrd. Mater., 63(2), 163-177 (1998).
  34. Mollah, M. Y. A., Felix, Lu, Hess, T. R. and Cocke, D. L., An X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) characterization of the speciation of arsenic (V) using Portland cement type-V. The Science of the Total Environment, 224(1), 57-68 (1998).
  35. Mollah, M. Y. A., Promreuk, S., Schennach, R., Cocke, D. L. and Guler, R., Cristobalite formation from thermal treatment of Texas lignite fly ash. Fuel, 78(11),1277-1282(1999).
  36. Mollah, M. Y. A., Yu, W., Schennach, R. and Cocke, D. L., A Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic investigation of the early hydration of Portland cement and the influence of of sodium lignosulfonate. Cement & Concrete Research, 30(2), 267-273 (2000).
  37. Mollah, M. Y. A., W. J. Adams, Schennach, R. and Cocke, D. L., A review of cement-superplasticizer interactions and their models. Advances in Cement Research, 12(4), 153-161 (2000).
  38. Sui, X. Cocke, D. L., Mollah, M. Y. A., An X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive spectroscopic (SEM/EDS) evidence for the interaction of ettringite with arsenate anions. J. Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, 23(2), 173-186 (1999).
  39. Hassan, A. S. M. Q., Mollah, M.Y.A. and Rahman, M.M. Coupling of a pulse reactor to a GC and investigation of the catalytic oxidation of of isopropanol and methane by oxygen. Dhaka Univ. J. Science. 47(2), 151-158 (1999).
  40. Mamun, A., Schennach, R., Parga, J. R., Mollah, M. Y. A., Hossain, M. A. and Cocke, D. L., Passive film breakdown during anodic oxidation of zirconium in pH 8 buffer containing chloride and sulfate, Electrochim. Acta, 46(22), 3343-3350 (2001).
  41. Mollah, M. Y. A., Schennach, R., Parga, J. R. and Cocke, D. L., Electrocoagulation(EC)-science and applications. J. Hazardous Materials, 84(1), 29-41 (2001).
  42. Mollah, M. Y. A., Schennach, R., Patscheider, J., Promreuk, S. and Cocke, D. L., Plasma chemistry as a tool for green chemistry- environmental analysis and waste management. J. Hazardous Mateials, 79(3), 301-320 (2000).
  43. Cocke, D. L., Promreuk, S., Schennach, R., Mollah, M. Y. A., Naugle, D. G., Oxide film formation on metals and alloys by thermal, electrochemical and plasma oxidation and prediction of resulting structures. Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Procd., 574, 125-130 (1999).
  44. Sajed, B., Hassan, A.S.M.Q., Omar A., Mollah, M. Y. A. and Rahman, M. M., Investigation of the interaction of dichromate anion (Cr2O72-) with a locally available clay substrate. Dhaka Univ. J. Science. 50(2), 1-6(2002).
  45. Sajed, B., Hassan, A.S.M.Q., Mollah, M. Y. A. and Rahman, M. M., Chemical and spectroscopic investigation of the interaction of dichromate anion (Cr2O72-) with Si-containing ferrihydrite (Si-Feh). J. Bangl. Acad. Sci., 26 (1), 103-110 (2002).
  46. Cocke, D. L., Hossain, M. A., Mencer, D. E., McWhinney, H., Parga, J. R. Mollah, M. Y. A., Naugle, D. and Kesmez, M., Structure-Prperty Relationships of Oxide Surfaces and Interfaces II, , Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proceed., 751, 207-212. (2003).
  47. Mohammad Y. A. Mollah, Mehmet Kesmez and David L. Cocke An X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic (FT-IR) investigation of the long-term effect on the Solidification/ Stabilization (S/S) of arsenic(V) in Portland cement type-V, The Science of Total Environment, 325(1-3),255-262 (2004).
  48. Mohammad Y. A. Mollah, Saurabh R. Pathak, Prashanth K. Patil, Madhavi Vayuvegula, Tejas S. Agrawal and David L. Cocke, Treatment of orange II azo-dye by electrocoagulation (EC) technique in a continuous flow cell using sacrificial iron electrodes, J. Hazard. Mater., 109 (1-3),165-171 (2004).
  49. M. Yousuf A. Mollah , Mohammad A. Hossain, Kesmez, Mehmet and David L. Cocke, A potentiodynamic study of the effect of chromate anions on the corrosion of copper by chloride in neutral aqueous buffer solution, J. Bangl. Chem. Soc., 16(1), 47-56 (2003).
  50. Mohammad Y. A. Mollah, Saurabh R. Pathak, Prashanth K. Patil, Madhavi Vayuvegula, Tejas S. Agrawal and David L. Cocke, Electrocoagulation (EC) of orange II dye in a continuous flow reactor using sacrificial aluminum electrodes and analyses of the solid products by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), J. Hazard. Mater.,109(1-3), 165-171 (2004).
  51. Mohammad Y. A. Mollah, Paul Morkovsky and David L. Cocke, Electrocoagulation (EC) – Present Perspectives and Future Prospects, J. Haz. Mater., 114(1-3), 199-210(2004).
  52. Cocke, D. L., Jewel A. G. Gomes, Mehmet Kesmez, Schennach, R., Hossain, M. A., Mencer, D. E., McWhinney, H., Parga, J. R. and Mollah, M. Y. A., The low temperature thermal oxidation of copper, Cu3O2, and its influence on past and future studies. 79 (1-2), 71-83 (2005).
  53. Omar Ahmed, Pranesh Biswas and M. Yousuf A. Mollah, Removal of hexavalent chromium from wastewater by electroreduction and electrocoagulation (EC), Dhaka University J. sciences, 52(2), 249-252(2004).
  54. Cocke, D. L., Hossain, M. A., Mencer, D. E., McWhinney, H., Parga, J. R., Mollah, M. Y. A., Naugle, D. and Kesmez, M., Electrochemical properties of copper oxide surfaces, buried surfaces, and sub-surfaces zones and their use to characterize these entities, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proceed., 751, Z5.6.1 – Z.5.6.6 (2003).
  55. Omar Ahmed, Pranesh Biswas and M. Yousuf A. Mollah, Electrochemical degradation of malachite green in an electrocoagulation (EC) cell using iron as ‘sacrificial’ electrode. J. Bangl. Chem. Soc., 18(2), 174-180 (2003).
  56. Hasina Akhter Simol, Md. Abdul Mottalib and M.Y.A.Mollah, Electrogeneration of Al-oxyhydroxide and its characterization, J. Bangl. Acad. Sci., 31(1), 143-149 (2007).
  57. M. Jashimuddin, M. S. Miran and M. Y. A. Mollah, Interaction of Cr(VI) with electrochemically generated magnetite particles, J. Saudi Chem. Soc., 11(3), 457-464(2007).
  58. M. Jashimuddin, M. S. Miran and M. Y. A. Mollah, Electrochemical Synthesis of Iron Oxyhydroxide and its Characterization, J. Bangl.Chem. Soc. 20(1), 39-45 (2007).
  59. Jewel Andrew Gomes, M Yousuf A Mollah, David L. Cocke, Hector Moreno and Eric Peterson, Advances in Mechanistic Investigation of As Removal by Electrocoagulation, Procd. Bangl. Chemical Congress 2007, 75-81.
  60. M. Shah Miran, M Yousuf A Mollah, Altaf Hussain and M. M. Rahman, A multi-technique characterization of Bijoypur clay. Bangl. J. Scientific Res., 21(1&2), 15-22 (2008).
  61. Syeeda Sultana, M. Shah Miran, M Yousuf A Mollah and M. M. Rahman, Effects of solvents on the growth kinetics of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles, J. Bangl. Chem. Soc., 21(2), 129-138 (2008).
  62. M Yousuf A Mollah, Jewel A.G. Gomes, Kamol K. Das and David L. Cocke, Electrochemical treatment of Orange II dye solution—Use of aluminum sacrificial electrodes and floc characterization, J. Hazardous Matterialsls, 174, 851-858 (2010).
  63. Anup Kumar Deb, M. Shah Miran, M. Yousuf A. Mollah, Interaction of Cr(VI) with activated charcoal obtained from biomass, Bangl. Journal of Scientific Research (In press), 2010
  64. K. N. Farooque, Z. Yeasmin, M. E. Halim, A. J. Mahmood and M. Y. A. Mollah, Effect of Carboxymethyl Cellulose on the Properties of Ordinary Portland Cement, Bangla. J. Sci. Ind. Res., 45(1), 1-8 (2010).

Books Published

  1. Co-author of Chemistry books (Part I, II and practical) written for H. S. C. students according to the new curricula.
  2. Co-author, Elements of Physical Chemistry for undergraduate students.

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