Chemical Research Division

Dr. Md Monarul Islam


Summary: Dr. Md Monarul Islam is a young scientist, currently affiliated with Chemical Research Division (CRD), BCSIR Laboratories, Dhaka. His research is mainly focused on the development of new functional organic molecules (Advanced Organic Materials) and polymers, and the exploration of their biological activity as active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). He is interested in development of biodegradable chitosan and its water soluble derivatives for use in food industry as a natural preservative and packaging materials. He has authored or coauthored more than 21 publications. Dr. Islam graduated with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Dhaka, an MS in Chemistry (Organic Synthesis) from the University of Dhaka, and a Ph.D in Chemistry (Advanced Organic Materials) from Saga University, Japan. He is interested to initiate science leadership program for young scientists in Bangladesh to improve research environment and motivation. He is a convener of Young Scientists Committee, BCSIR and member of National Young Academy of Bangladesh (NYAB).

Research interest: 

  1. Functionalization of polysaccharides: starch, cellulose, chitin, chitosan.
  2. Natural Bio-composite: Water treatment.
  3. Biological active macrocyclic compounds: Spiro, Spiroketals, Asymmetric synthesis, API.
  4. Advanced Organic Materials: Calixarine analogue Metacyclophane, Inherent Chirality, Photo luminescent materials

Name: Dr. Md Monarul Islam
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