Dr Md Nuruzzaman

Dr Md Nuruzzaman

Research Associate

Global Centre for Environmental Remediation

Career Summary

Biography

Dr. Nuruzzaman is currently working as Research Associate at Global Center for Environmental Remediation (GCER), University of Newcastle, Australia. Before joining at UON, Dr. Nuruzzaman was a full time PhD scholar at the  Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation (CERAR), University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, Australia (2013 to 2015) and at GCER (2015-2017). During his PhD tenure, Dr. Zaman has worked on synthesis of nanoencapsulated pesticide where insights of pesticide loading to the nanocarriers was the main aspect of his research.

Dr. Nuruzzaman is currently working on development of new low residual pesticide delivery systems using both organic and inorganic porous nano-carriers to reduce the offsite impacts of pesticide. He is also working on synthesis of smart and intelligent nano-fertilizer to enhance the nutrient use efficiency.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Agriculture
  • Agronanotechnology
  • Nanobiopesticide
  • Nanocarrier
  • Nanoencapsulation
  • Nanofertilizer
  • Nanopesticide

Languages

  • Bengali (Mother)
  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
030306 Synthesis of Materials 30
100799 Nanotechnology not elsewhere classified 30
079902 Fertilisers and Agrochemicals (incl. Application) 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Associate University of Newcastle
Global Centre for Environmental Remediation
Australia
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Publications

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Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Nuruzzaman M, Liu Y, Rahman M, Dharmarajan R, Duan L, Jamaluddin AFM, Naidu R, 'Chapter 4: Nano-biopesticide: Composition and preparation methods', Nano-biopesticides Today and Future Perspectives, Academic Press, USA (2019)
Co-authors Raja Dharmarajan, Mahmud Rahman, Yanju Liu, Ravi Naidu, Luchun Duan

Journal article (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Meng F, Yang X, Duan L, Naidu R, Nuruzzaman M, Semple KT, 'Influence of pH, electrical conductivity and ageing on the extractability of benzo[a]pyrene in two contrasting soils', Science of the Total Environment, 690 647-653 (2019)

© 2019 Elsevier B.V. Higher soil pH and electrical conductivity (EC) were suspected to result in higher extractability and bioavailability of benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) in soils. In t... [more]

© 2019 Elsevier B.V. Higher soil pH and electrical conductivity (EC) were suspected to result in higher extractability and bioavailability of benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) in soils. In this study, we investigated the influence of pH, EC and ageing on the extractability of B[a]P in two contracting soils (varied largely in soil texture, clay mineralogy and organic carbon content) over 4 months. Dilute sodium hydroxide (0.2 mol L-1) and sodium chloride (0.1 mol L-1) solutions were used to adjust soil pH and EC either separately or simultaneously. Extractability of B[a]P in these soils was monitored using a mild solvent extraction using butanol (BuOH, end-over-end shake over 24 h), and an exhaustive mix-solvent extraction using dichloromethane/acetone (DCM/Ace, v:v = 1:1) facilitated by sonication and a subsequent NaOH saponification method following the DCM/Ace extraction. Results showed that increased pH and/or EC significantly increased the B[a]P extractability in the sandy soil (GIA). Variance analysis of contribution of pH and/or EC modification and ageing time on changes in B[a]P extractability indicated that in GIA > 55% and over 25% of the changes in B[a]P extractability was attributed to increased pH&EC and pH only respectively. While ageing resulted in >85% of the change in B[a]P extractability in the clayey soil (BDA), following by increased pH&EC (contribution < 15%). Large amount of non-extractable residue (NER) were formed over the ageing period, up to 95% and 79% in GIA/BDA and its modified soils, respectively. Significant correlations were observed between B[a]P BuOH extractability and the exhaustive sequential extraction using DCM/Ace followed by NaOH saponification for all soils (p < 0.001). With slopes of the correlations close to 1, our results indicated that the simple mild solvent BuOH extraction was equivalent to the complex sequential DCM/Ace and NaOH saponification extraction in these soils.

DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.445
Co-authors Luchun Duan
2018 Nuruzzaman M, Liu Y, Rahman MM, Naidu R, Dharmarajan R, Shon HK, Woo YC, 'Core-Shell Interface-Oriented Synthesis of Bowl-Structured Hollow Silica Nanospheres Using Self-Assembled ABC Triblock Copolymeric Micelles.', Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 34 13584-13596 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b00792
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Raja Dharmarajan, Yanju Liu, Ravi Naidu, Mahmud Rahman
2016 Nuruzzaman M, Rahman MM, Liu Y, Naidu R, 'Nanoencapsulation, Nano-guard for Pesticides: A New Window for Safe Application', JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY, 64 1447-1483 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b05214
Citations Scopus - 92Web of Science - 80
Co-authors Mahmud Rahman, Yanju Liu, Ravi Naidu

Conference (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Nuruzzaman M, Naidu R, Liu Y, Rahman MM, 'HOLLOW SPHERE SILICA NANO-BULLET: TO KILL OR PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT, A PESTICIDE DELIVERY PERSPECTIVE', Proceedings of the CleanUp Conference 2017, Melbourne, Australia (2017)
Co-authors Ravi Naidu
2016 Islam S, Rahman MM, Islam MR, Nuruzzaman M, Naidu R, 'Can irrigation practice for rice cultivation reduce the risk of arsenic to human?', Arsenic Research and Global Sustainability - Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, AS 2016 (2016)

© 2016 Taylor &amp; Francis Group, London. Arsenic bioaccumulation in rice grain has been identified as a major problem in Bangladesh and many parts of the world. Rice is one of... [more]

© 2016 Taylor & Francis Group, London. Arsenic bioaccumulation in rice grain has been identified as a major problem in Bangladesh and many parts of the world. Rice is one of the crops affected by arsenic due to its semiaquatic nature. A field study was conducted to investigate the effect of variety and water management on the bioaccumulation of arsenic within the rice plants in different rice cultivars. Ten of the most popularly grown BRRI, BINA and local rice cultivars were screened for susceptibility to arsenic under varying irrigation options. Total grain arsenic accumulation was higher in the plants grown in high soil arsenic in combination with conventional irrigation practice. Results showed that appropriate water management practice and suitable variety resulted in a reduction of grain arsenic level around 39% in addition to increase grain yield around 38%.

Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Mahmud Rahman
2015 Nuruzzaman M, Rahman M, Liu Y, Islam S, Naidu R, 'Nano-encapsulated pesticides: dream or nightmare, an environmental aspect', Melbourne, Australia (2015)
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Mahmud Rahman
2014 Nuruzzaman M, Islam MS, Rahman M, Naidu R, 'Effect of heat on particle size distribution of nano calcium carbonate', Adelaide, South Australia (2014)
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Mahmud Rahman
2014 Nuruzzaman M, Islam MS, Rahman M, Naidu R, 'Dispersion of nanoparticles in aqueous suspension as influenced by pH and ultrasonication', Adelaide, South Australia (2014)
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Mahmud Rahman
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2019 PhD Controlled Release Formulations of Herbicide: Role of Nanocarriers in Loading and Releasing Behaviour of Active Ingredients PhD (Environment Remediation), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

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Country Count of Publications
Australia 8
Bangladesh 1
China 1
United Kingdom 1
Korea, Republic of 1
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Dr Md Nuruzzaman

Position

Research Associate
Supervisor Professor Ravi Naidu
Global Centre for Environmental Remediation
Faculty of Science

Contact Details

Email md.nuruzzaman@newcastle.edu.au
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Office

Room ATC
Building ATC Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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