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Palash Kumar Dhar
Assistant Professor

Palash Kumar Dhar completed his B. Sc. (Honors) from Chemistry Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh in 2014, and his M. Sc. from the Department of Chemistry, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh in 2016. On January 2, 2017, he joined as a "Lecturer" in Chemistry Discipline at Khulna University, Bangladesh. He has been working as an Assistant Professor in the same Discipline at Khulna University, since January 2, 2019. Besides his academic responsibilities, he is conducting research on health risks assessment of heavy metals; green synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials; bio-resource technologies; water quality assessment; and wastewater treatment. As an achievement, he has been able to publish twenty-two (22) articles in renowned peer-reviewed journals. 

Degree

Passing Year

Institution

Result

Group/Subject

M.Sc. (Thesis)

2016

Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET)

4.00 in the scale of 4.00 (1st position)

Chemistry

B.Sc.

(Thesis)

2014

Khulna University

3.89 in the scale of 4.00 (1st position)

Chemistry

(1) Heavy metal/ toxic element chemistry (2) Soil and water chemistry (3) Green synthesis of nanoparticles (4) Environmental monitoring and health risks assessment of human (5) Catalytic or photocatalytic dye degradation, (6) Adsorptions (7) CO2 reduction (8) Water purification (9) Heavy metal removal (10) Hydroponics/aquaponics (11) Biofloc fish farming (12) Low cost feed development (13) Food safety and hygiene (14) Nanomaterials (15) Environmental pollution and remediation (16) Solid waste management. 

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
1 Heavy Metals and Mineral Profiles in Commercially Available Ice-cream in Khulna, Bangladesh Principal Investigator 5th December, 2018 September, 2020 National
2 Health risk assessment and comparative studies on some fish species cultured in traditional and biofloc fish farm Principal Investigator 11th March, 2021 Ongoing National

Ongoing Projects

1. Principal Investigator, Health risk assessment and comparative studies on some fish species cultured in traditional and biofloc fish farm. ID No. Research Cell, Khulna University, 2021 (~3550$)

2. Research advisor, Synthesis of metal-incorporated cellulose particles: walkthrough towards their possible applications. ID No. Research Cell, Khulna University, 2021 (~3550$)

3. Research advisor, Voltametric synthesis of catechol derivatives: Characterization and antibacterial activities. ID No. Research Cell, Khulna University, 2021 (~2365$)

Accomplished Project

1. Principal Investigator, “Heavy Metals and Mineral Profiles in Commercially Available icecream in Khulna, Bangladesh”. ID No. KURC-RGP-17/20/8, Research Cell, Khulna University, 2019 (~3070$)

2. Research Advisor, “Synthesis of Novel Catechol-Amino Acid Derivatives: Chemical and Electro-chemical Approaches“. Research Cell, Khulna University, 2018 (~1000$)

3. Co-investigator, “Analysis of Heavy Metals in Vegetables and Growing Soil from Mongla, Bangladesh”. ID No. KURC-RGP-12/20/7, Research Cell, Khulna University, 2018 (~1180$)

4. Principal Investigator (In charge), “Antibacterial and Anti-diabetic Activity of Fruit Extract of Calamus tenuis”. ID No. KUGACELL-04/2000-41, Research Cell, Khulna University, 2017 (~700$)

Thesis Research

Electro-oxidation of 1, 2-dihydroxybenzene in Presence of Alanine, Phenylalanine, and Leucine at Different pH Media (Graduate Research)

Isolation of Organic Compounds from Andrographis paniculata L. and Structure Elucidation by the Joint Application of Spectroscopy (Undergraduate Research)

coming soon...

Supervision

SL Title Degree Role Start Date End Date
1 Unusual Solubility Behavior of Catechol-Arginine Derivative Bachelor Supervisor July, 2017 June, 2018
2 Drinking Water Quality Assessment of Different Educational Institutions in and around Khulna City Bachelor Supervisor January, 2018 March 2019
3 Removal of Fe 3+ Ions from Wastewater by Activated Borassus flabellifer Male Flower Charcoal Bachelor Supervisor January, 2019 February, 2020
4 “Green Synthesis of nanoparticles (Ag, Fe3O4) using Baccurea ramiflora and Calamus tenuis: Characterization and applications” Masters Supervisor July, 2018 September, 2020
5 Health risk assessment of heavy metal contamination in candies collected from local market of Khulna, Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor January, 2020 March 2022
6 Physicochemical Assessment of Water Quality and Its Suitability for Drinking Purpose in Different Healthcare Institution in Khulna City Corporation, Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor January, 2020 March 2022
7 Determination of Heavy Metals Concentration in Edible Egg Samples Collected From Khulna, Bangladesh and Evaluation of Their Health Implication Bachelor Supervisor January, 2020 March 2022
8 ASSESSMENT OF MICROBIAL AND HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATION STATUS IN DRINKING WATER OF DIFFERENT HEALTHCARE INSTITUTIONS IN KHULNA CITY CORPORATION Bachelor Co-Supervisor January, 2020 March 2022
9 A Review on Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles and its Biological & Synergistic Application Bachelor Co-Supervisor January, 2019 February, 2020
10 Synthesis of Iron Oxide Incorporated Cellulose Composite Particles and Evaluation of Its Possible Applications Masters Supervisor January, 2020 To date
11 Probabilistic Health Risk Assessment of Iodine Exposure in Khulna, Bangladesh Bachelor Co-Supervisor January, 2020 March 2022
12 Spatial distribution, source apportionment and risk assessment of heavy metals in vegetables, soil and road dust of Khulna- Satkhira highway region Masters Supervisor January, 2020 To date
13 Comparative study on the microbial quality of fresh fruits available in local market of Khulna city and effect of pre-treatment by antimicrobial agent (white vinegar) on their quality. Bachelor Co-Supervisor 24-03-2022 25-06-2022
14 Microbiological profiling of Fruit Juice sold in local market of Khulna City, Bangladesh Bachelor Co-Supervisor 06-12-2021 19-06-2022
15 Evaluation of microbiological quality of sauce and pickle available in Khulna, Bangladesh Bachelor Co-Supervisor 06-12-2021 19-06-2022
16 Determination of heavy metal concentration in sugarcane juice collected from Khulna region, Bangladesh. Bachelor Co-Supervisor 15-01-2020 25-06-2022
17 Microbiological Quality Assessment of Commercially Available Icecream in Khulna City,Bangladesh Bachelor Co-Supervisor 06-12-2021 19-06-2022
18 Heavy Metals Concentration in Commercially Available Marine Fishes from Khulna, Bangladesh Bachelor Co-Supervisor 15-03-2020 25-06-2022
19 Comparative study on the microbial quality of fresh vegetables available in local market of Khulna city and effect of pre-treatment by antimicrobial agent (white vinegar) on their quality. Bachelor Co-Supervisor 24-03-2022 25-06-2022
20 Microbiological quality analysis of freshly squeezed vended sugarcane juices available in Khulna City, Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor 06-12-2021 19-06-2022

coming soon...

2023

28. Najnin A, Dhar PK*, Dutta SK, Chakrabarty SC, Karmakar UK, Kundu P, Hossain MS, Barai HR, Haque MR (2023Synthesis of Iron Oxide Incorporated Cellulose Composite Particles: An Investigation on Adsorption, Antioxidant, and Drug Delivery Applications. Pharmaceutics (Under Review) (MDPI)

27. Najnin A, Dhar PK, Ara, MH (2023Assessment of Drinking Water Quality in Some Academic Institutions of Khulna City Corporation, Bangladesh. KU Studies (Under review)


2022

26. Dutta SK, Akhter M, Dhar PK, Ahmed J, Amin MK, Islam Jahidul (2022) Catalytic Degradation of Toxic Organic Dye Using an Aluminum-doped Cu0.4 Zn 0.6-x Al x Fe2O4 (x = 0.0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6) Spinel Ferrite in a Photo-Fenton System. Environmental Quality Management, 1-12. (Wiley)

25. Khatun R, Mamum SAM, Islam S, Khatun N, Hakim M, Hossain MS, Dhar PK*, Barai HS (2022). Phytochemical Assisted Synthesis of Fe3O4 Nanoparticles and Evaluation of Their Catalytic Activity. Micromachines, 13, 2077. (MDPI)

24. Chakrabarty S, Tamim A, Yilmaz M, Dhar PK, Mim RM (2022) Adsorption of Pb (II) ions from aqueous solution using CuO-ZnO. Chemistry Africa. (Springer)

23. Dhar PK*, Tonu NTT, Dey SK, Chakrabarty S, Haque MR (2022). Health Risk Assessment and Comparative Studies on Some Fish Species Cultured in Traditional and Biofloc Fish farms. Biological Trace Element Research. (Springer)

22. Dhar PK*, Dey SK, Rahman A, Sayed MA, Ara MH (2022) Health Risk Assessment of Iodine Exposure in Bangladesh. Biological Trace Element Research. (Springer)


2021

21. Dutta SK, Akhter M, Ahmed J, Dhar PK*, Amin MK (2021) Synthesis and Catalytic Activity of Spinel Ferrites: A Brief Review. Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry 12(4):4399-4416. (Scopus)

20. Dhar PK*, Saha P, Hasan MK, Amin MK, Haque MR (2021) Green Synthesis of Magnetite Nanoparticles Using Lathyrus sativus Peel Extract and Evaluation of Their Catalytic Activity. Cleaner Engineering and Technology 3:100117. (Elsevier)

19. Dhar PK*, A Naznin, Hossain MS, Hasan MK (2021) Toxic Element Profile of Ice Cream in Bangladesh: A Health Risk Assessment Study. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 193:421. (Springer)

18. Kumar G, Tonu NT, Dhar PK, Mahiuddin M (2021) Removal of Fe3+ Ions from Wastewater by Activated Borassus flabellifer Male Flower Charcoal. Pollution 7(3):693707. (Scopus)

17. Dhar PK*, Naznin A, Ara MH (2021) Health Risks Assessment of Heavy Metal Contamination in Drinking Water Collected from Different Educational Institutions of Khulna City Corporation, Bangladesh. Advance in Environmental Technology 6(4). (Scopus)


2020

16. Dhar PK*, Hossain MS, Uddin MN (2020) Estimation of Daily Intake and Mineral Content of Ice Cream in Bangladesh. Journal of Chemical Health Risks 11(3):237243. (Scopus)

15. Khandaker T, Hossain MS, Dhar PK, Rahman MS, Hossain MA, Ahmed MB (2020) Efficacies of Carbon-Based Adsorbents for Carbon Dioxide Capture. Processes 8(6):118. (MDPI)

14. Shamim-Al-Mamun M, Hossain MI, Naime J, Dhar PK (2020) Plasmonic Nanosilver Synthesis Using Sonneratia apetala Fruit Extract and Their Catalytic Activity in Organic Dye Degradation. Journal of Chemical Health Risks. 10(4):287296. (Scopus)

13. Dey SK, Rahman MT, Islam MA, Dutta SK, Hossain MS, Dhar PK* (2020) Studies on Volumetric and Viscometric Properties of L-glutamic Acid in Aqueous Solution of Glucose over a Range of Temperatures (298K to 323K). Letters in Applied NanoBioScience 9(4):15471561.

2019

12. Dhar PK*, Uddin MN, Ara MH, Tonu NT (2019) Heavy Metals Concentration in Vegetables, Fruits and Cereals and Associated Health Risks of Human in Khulna, Bangladesh. Journal of Water and Environmental Science 3(1):553559.

11. Dhar PK*, Reza MS, Uddin MN, Rashid M (2019) Betel Quid Chewing: A Possible Source of Heavy Metal Exposure to the People in Khulna, Bangladesh. Journal of Materials and Environmental Science 10(7):537546.

10. Uddin MN, Hasan MK, Dhar PK* (2019) Contamination Status of Heavy Metals in Vegetables and Soil in Satkhira, Bangladesh. Journal of Materials and Environmntal Science 10(6):543552.

09. Khan MAR, Ara MH, Dhar PK* (2019) Assessment of Heavy Metal Concentrations in Soil Collected from Mongla Industrial Area, Bangladesh. Environmental Health Engineering and Management Journal 6(3):191202. (Scopus)

08. Hasan MK, Hossain MB, Dhar PK*, Haque MR (2019) Comparative Study on Cholesterol Content and Physicochemical Properties of Some Branded and Unbranded Commercial Edible Oils in Khulna, Bangladesh. Journal of Chemical Health Risks 9(4):321329. (Scopus)

07. Ara MH, Karim KMR, Saha NK, Islam ABMN, Dhar PK* (2019) Hematological, Histopathological and Growth Performance Studies on Albino Rats Fed on Mystus gulio Fillet with Formulated Cereal. Journal of Chemical Health Risks 9(1):110. (Scopus)

2018

06. Ara MH, Khan MAR, Uddin MN, Dhar PK* (2018) Health Risk Assessment of Leafy, Fruit and Root Vegetables Cultivated Near Mongla Industrial Area, Bangladesh. Journal of Human and Environment Health Promotion 4(4):144152.

05. Ara MH, Mondal UK, Dhar PK*, Uddin MN (2018) Presence of Heavy Metals in Vegetables Collected from Jashore, Bangladesh: Human Health Risk Assessment. Journal of Chemical Health Risks 8(4):277287. (Scopus)

04. Dhar PK*, Zubaer MA, Hasan MK, Hossain MS, Amin MK (2018) Unusual Solubility Behavior of Catechol-Arginine Derivative. Journal of Basic Applied Chemistry 8(2), pp. 1418.

2017

03. Mia MAH, Motin MA, Huque EM, Uddin MN, Dhar PK, Hashem MA (2017) Electro-oxidation of Catechol in the Presence of L-glutamine at Different pH and Concentrations. Analytical and Bioanalytical Electrochemistry 9:597613. (Scopus)

02. Motin MA, Uddin MA, Dhar PK, Mia MAH, Hashem MA (2017) Study of Electrochemical Oxidation of Catechol in the Presence of Sulfanilic Acid at Different pH. Portugaliae Electrochimica Acta 35:103116. (Scopus)


2016

01. Motin MA, Uddin MN, Dhar PK, Mia MAH, Hashem MA (2016) Voltammetric Electro-synthesis of Catechol-Aspartic Acid Adduct at Different pHs and Concentrations. Analytical and Bioanalytical Electrochemistry 8(4):505521. (Scopus)

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