Room No. 3458, Kobi Jibanananda Das academic building, Khulna University, Khulna-9208

Dr. Jamil Ahmed
Associate Professor

PhD (2011-2015), Laboratory of Soft and Wet matter, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

MS (2008-2010), Physical chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

BSc (2004-2008), Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Surface functionalization

Interfacial contact



Current Research Project/Collaboration

  • Contributed to the development of curriculum for MS and BSc course in chemistry discipline.
  • Contributed to the development of website for Chemistry Discipline under Khulna University.
  • Member of the ongoing Self Assessment committee for Chemistry Discipline operated by CETL with IQAC in Khulna University.
  • Served Khulna University administration as an assistant provost in Jatir Janak Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall.
  • During post doctoral study in the Laboratory of Soft and Wet mater, Hokkaido University, Japan:

- Constructed a generalized model equation for the friction of hydrogel on the basis of stretching of adsorbed polymer chains during sliding.

- Experienced in laboratory set up and supervised Bachelor’s and Master’s students in the laboratory.

  • During doctoral study in the Laboratory of Soft and Wet mater, Faculty of Life Science, Hokkaido University, Japan:

- Developed a technique for real time observation of frictional interface.

- Studied the evolution of contact and its effect on the sliding friction of a soft surface against a smooth hard surface under water.

- Studied the effect of charge of two surfaces on their interfacial interaction.

- Revealed the effects of controllable surface chemistry on the sliding friction of zwitterionic hydrogels to design low friction biomedical devices and implants.

    • During Masters thesis in the Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka:

- Studied theories of micellar catalysis and their application on different reactions, colloidal state of manganese dioxide.

  • During Batchelor thesis in the Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka:

-Studied kinetic data evaluation by model calculation: Reduction of Potassium permanganate by Formic acid in acidic solution.

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    SL Title Degree Role Start Date End Date
    1 Preparation of colloidal manganese dioxide and their stability investigation under different conditions Bachelor Supervisor 2013 2014
    2 A kinetic study on the reduction of colloidal manganese dioxide by oxalic acid in different surfactant organized media Bachelor Supervisor 2013 2014
    3 Removal of Toxic Dye from Aqueous Solution Using Low-Cost Natural Adsorbent Masters Supervisor 2014 2015
    4 Investigation of the wettability of solid surface with varied interface chemistry Bachelor Supervisor 2014 2015
    5 Comparative analysis of different methods for the determination of unknown protein concentration Bachelor Supervisor 2014 2015
    6 Micro-structured Surfaces Inspired from Nature: Fabrication, Characterization and Application Masters Supervisor 2015 2016
    7 Establishment of an effective method for obtaining the point of zero charge on various solid surfaces Bachelor Supervisor 2015 2016
    8 Investigation of the Effect of Surface Charge on the Wettability of Glass Surface for Controlled Surface Bio-Fouling Bachelor Supervisor 2017 2018
    9 Fabrication of water repellent, self-cleaning polymer surface from black smoke Bachelor Supervisor 2018 2019
    10 Estimation and comparison of solid-liquid interfacial surface free energy of newly fabricated micro-structured surface by contact angle measurement Bachelor Supervisor 2018 2019
    11 Surface free energy and wettability of bio-inspired water repellent surfaces mimicked from nature Bachelor Supervisor 2020 2021
    12 One-Pot Synthesis of Novel Zn-Doped PANI-Co3O4 Nanocomposite: Characterization and Application Masters Co-Supervisor 2019 2020
    13 Synthesis of N-(4-dimethylamino-benzylidene)-[1,2,4]-triazol-4-yl-amine schiff base and its metal complexes: characterization and its applications Masters Co-Supervisor 2019 2020
    14 Antioxidant activity of mesocarp oil from borassus flabellifier and nypa fruticans and eomparative study of their fatty acids Bachelor Co-Supervisor 2019 2020
    15 Preparation and Characterization of Amine Functionalized Glycidylmethacrylate Grafted Non-woven Polyethylene Fabrie and Its Application in the Removal of Cr (V) Ion from Aqueous Solution. Bachelor Co-Supervisor 2020 2021
    16 Studies on volumetric and viscometric properties of glutamic acid in aqueous solution of glucose over a range of temperature (298.15 to 323.15) K. Bachelor Co-Supervisor 2020 2021
    17 Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic Activity of Aluminum Doped Copper-Zinc Ferrite. Bachelor Co-Supervisor 2020 2021

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    - M. Akhter, S. K. Dutta, P. K. Dhar, J. Ahmed, M. N. I. Khan, M. K. Amin, J. Islam “Catalytic degradation of toxic organic dye using an aluminum-doped Cu0.4Zn0.6-xAlxFe2O4 (x = 0.0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6) spinel ferrite in a photo-Fenton system”, Environmental Quality Management, 2022, 1-12. DOI: 10.1002/tqem.21954

    - S.K. Dutta, M.K. Amin, J. Ahmed, M. Elias, M. Mahiuddin; Removal of Toxic Methyl Orange by a Cost-free and Eco-friendly Adsorbent: Mechanism, Phytotoxicity, Thermodynamics, and Kinetics”, S. Afr. J. Chem. Eng.202240, 195. DOI: 10.1016/j.sajce.2022.03.006

    - S. K. Dutta, M. Akhter, J. Ahmed, M. K. Amin, P. K. Dhar, "Synthesis and catalytic activity of spinel ferrites: A brief review", Biointerface Res. Appl. Chem.2021, 4 (12), 4399. DOI: 10.33263/BRIAC124.43994416

    - J. Ahmed, M. M. Rahman, M. Y. A. Mollah, M. A. B. H. Susan, “Kinetic investigation on the reduction of colloidal manganese dioxide by formic acid in different micellar systems”, J. Bangladesh Chem. Soc., 2020, 32 (1-2), 93.

    - J. Ahmed, M. M. Rahman, M. Y. A. Mollah, M. A. B. H. Susan, “Artwork on the Cover page”, J. Bangladesh Chem.Soc.2020, 32 (1&2).

    - R. Kundu, C. Biswas, J. Ahmed, J. Naime, M. H. Ara “A Study on the Adsorption of Cadmium(II) from Aqueous Solution onto Activated Carbon Originated from Bombaxceiba Fruit Shell”,J. Chem. Health Risks2020, 10(4), 243. DOI: 10.22034/jchr.2020.1903764.1154

    - H. Guo, Y. Uehara, T. Matsuda,  R. Kiyama, L. Li, J. Ahmed, Y. Katsuyama, T. Nonoyama, T. Kurokawa; “Surface charge dominated protein absorption on hydrogels” Soft Matter2020, 16, 1897. DOI: 10.1039/C9SM01999E

    - H. Guo, T. Kurokawa, M. Takahata, W. Hong, Y. Katsuyama, F. Luo, J. Ahmed, T. Nakajima, T. Nonoyama, J. P. Gong; “Quantitative Observation of Electric Potential Distribution of Brittle Polyelectrolyte Hydrogels Using Microelectrode Technique”Macromolecules2016, 49 (8), 3100. DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00037

    - J. Ahmed, T. Yamamoto, H. Guo, T. Kurokawa, T. Nakajima, J. P.Gong; “Friction of Zwitterionic Hydrogel by Dynamic Polymer adsorption”, Macromolecules2015, 48(15), 5394. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b00602

    - J. Ahmed, J. P. Gong, In book: Encyclopedia of Polymeric Nanomaterials, Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Editors: Kobayashi, Shiro and Müllen, Klaus2014, pp:1-10DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36199-9-235-1

     - J. Ahmed, H. Guo, T. Yamamoto, T. Kurokawa, M. Takahata, T. Nakajima, J. P. Gong; “Sliding Friction of Zwitterionic Hydrogel and it’s Electrostatic Origin”, Macromolecules2014, 47(9), 3101. DOI: 10.1021/ma500382y

    - T. Yamamoto, T. Kurokawa, J. Ahmed, G. Kamita, S. Yashima, Y. Furukawa, Y. Ota, H. Furukawa, J. P. Gong; “In Situ Observation of Hydrogel – Glass Interface During Sliding Friction”, Soft Matter2014, 10(30), 5589. DOI: 10.1039/C4SM00338A

    - J. Ahmed, H. Guo, T. Yamamoto, T. Kurokawa, M. Takahata, T. Nakajima, J. P. Gong; “Key parameters governing the friction of zwitterionic hydrogel”; International Life-Science Symposium, March 2014.

    - J. Ahmed, H. Guo, T. Yamamoto, T. Kurokawa, M. Takahata, T. Nakajima, J. P. Gong; “Friction of zwitterionic hydrogel”; Gel workshop in Kaga, September 2013.

    - J. Ahmed, H. Guo, T. Yamamoto, T. Kurokawa, M. Takahata, T. Nakajima, J. P. Gong; “Sliding friction of zwitterionic hydrogel: electrostatic origin of frictional stress”; SPSJ 62th Annual Meeting, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, September 2013.