Dr. Rumana Asad

Rumana is  self-motivated academic with more than 16 years of experience in teaching, learning and investigative research skills, especially in Architecture. Teach a broad range of graduate and undergraduate level courses, develop and pilot courses to remain up to date on industry standards, supervise internships and student projects, advise/mentor students, and participate in discipline and university activities. Responsible for developing relations between the discipline with other universities and professional communities of the country, facilitating resources and sharing information among these groups to work towards a sustainable built environment. Enjoy learning new things, proficient at managing diverse tasks, and able to work well under pressure. Aiming to share knowledge and create an attentive and unique education model raising competent intellectual professionals.

Doctor of Philosophy 

Master of Human Settlement (MaHS)
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), Khulna University, Khulna

Key research areas for Rumana includes water urbanism, flood adaptation, traditional water knowledge, climate change and resilience. Rumana has a long-time experience in teaching of architectural history, ecology, landscape, and urban design theories, as well as conducts design studios at the undergraduate level. She also worked as casual faculty and team member of several research projects with the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Current Research Project/Collaboration

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1)Associate Professor (June, 2014 to Current)

Full time Undergraduate teaching

Employer: Architecture Discipline, School of Science, Engineering and technology

Khulna University, Bangladesh.


2)Assistant Professor (September, 2008 to June,2014)

Full time Undergraduate teaching

Employer: Architecture Discipline, School of Science, Engineering and technology

Khulna University, Bangladesh.


3)Lecturer (June, 2006 to September, 2008)

Full time Undergraduate teaching

Employer: Architecture Discipline, School of Science, Engineering and technology

Khulna University, Bangladesh.


4) Casual Academic (July, 2019 to June,2021)

Employer: School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle, Australia.


4) Architect (June, 2005 to May, 2006)

Employer: Vitti  Shapati Brindo Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh.


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Book Chapters (Peer Reviewed)

1.   Asad, R., Vaughan, J., Ahmed, I., & von Meding, J. (2022). Photo-Voice as Means to Experience Water Space: Exploring Traditional Water Knowledge in Khulna, Bangladesh. In: Resilient and Responsible Smart Cities (pp. 137-148). Cham: Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-98423-6_11 

2.   Parvin, A., Alam, A.F.M., and Asad, R. (2016). A Built Environment Perspective on Adaptation in Urban Informal Settlements, Khulna, Bangladesh. In: M. Roy et al. (eds.) (2016), Urban Poverty and Climate Change Lived experience of slum dwelling in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, Routledge-Earthscan, pp. 77-94.

3. Alam, A.F.M.A., Asad, R., Parvin, A. (2015). Climate change adaptation through grassroots responses: learning from the ‘Aila’ affected coastal settlements of Bangladesh. In: Walter Leal & Ilan Kelman (eds) ‘Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation’, published by the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP) and Springer. https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-642-40455-9_16-1  


Journal Articles

Refereed Article in a scholarly journal― Published

4. Asad, R., Vaughan, J., & Ahmed, I. (2023). Integrated Traditional Water Knowledge in Urban Design and Planning Practices for Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities. Sustainability, 15(16), 12434.


5. Asad, R., Hossain, R., and Hossain, I. (2022). Application of  ICT Tools in  Architectural  Education: Current TrendsKhulna Univ. Stud., Special Issue: International Conference on STEM and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (ICSTEM4IR) pp. 339–351, Nov.

6. Asad, R., Ahmed, I.Vaughan, J. and von Meding, J. (2022). Traditional water knowledge: challenges and opportunities to build resilience to urban floods", International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 1-13 Emerald Publishing Limited. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJDRBE-08-2020-0091

7. Ahmed, S. K., Nabi, M. N. U., Zohora, F. T., Foishal, I. H., Asad, R., & Akther, F. (2021). Environmental and Livelihood  Assessment of Handmade Clay Tiles from Koloroa Upazila for Sustainable  Development. Vol 11, No. 1, p.99-116, Plan Plus, 10.54470/planplus.v11i1.8.

8. Ness, D., & Asad, R. (2017). Towards integrated water infrastructure systems for climate resilience and socio-economic co-benefits in the developing world. People, Place and Policy11(1) 37-50. 10.3351/ppp.2017.4667922568

9. Alam, A. A., Asad, R., & Kabir, M. E. (2016). Rural settlements dynamics and the prospects of densification strategy in rural Bangladesh. Springer Plus5: 254, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40064-016-1883-4.

10. Asad, R. & Ahsan, S.M.R. (2012). Structuring Urban Sustainability with Water: A Case of Kamrangir Chor, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Journal of Social and Development Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 8, pp. 293-303. http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/88011671

11. Ahsan, S.M.R., Asad, R. & Alam, A.F.M.A. (2012). Urban Regeneration for Sustainable Economic Growth: the study of Boro Bazaar in Khulna, Bangladesh. Journal of Social and Development Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 111-122.

12. Ahsan, S.M.R., Asad, R. & Afrin, J. (2007).  Domestic Fuel Consumption and the Indoor Air Pollution: The Issue of Health Hazard in Rural Bangladesh. The Journal of Geo-Environment, Vol. 7, pp 13-29, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.


Conference Publications

Full written paper – peer reviewed

13. Ahsan, S.M.R & Asad, R. (2013). Climate-Induced Migration (CIM) and Impacts on Urban Service facilities in Khulna,

Bangladesh. In: Osman, M.S, Islam, S.M.A., Saha, G.C., Islam, M.N, Alam, M.A. (eds), Climate Change Impact and Adaptation,

International Conference Proceedings, DUET, Gazipur, Bangladesh, pp 295-303, 14-16 November 2013.

14. Sharma, B.B. & Asad, R. (2007). Lifestyle and Living Pattern of the Jamdani Weavers- A case of Government’s Rehabilitation Scheme. In: Nilufar, F. (eds) Architecture for the Economically Disadvantaged, International Seminar Proceedings, Dhaka, Department of Architecture, BUET, pp 70-77, 23-24 March 2007.