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    Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh


Dr. Md. Iftekhar Shams
Professor

Dr. Shams received BSc (Hon’s) in Forestry and Wood Technology from Khulna University, Bangladesh in 1998. Later he completed his MS and Ph.D in Wood Science and Technology from Kyoto University, Japan under Japanese Government Monbukagakushu scholarship. From 2008-2010 he worked as JSPS Postdoctoral fellow and later 2012-14 working as visiting scientist in Kyoto University, Japan. He was also working as an invited visiting scientist in Royal Institute of Technology Sweden, Nanjing Forestry University, China and Kyoto University Japan. Dr. Shams holds two patents published more than 35 journal articles and attended a good number of conferences in abroad. For greater contribution in the field of forest and agricultural science in Bangladesh, he was awarded ‘UGC AWARD 2015’ from University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. His research involves production of biocomposites and extraction of nanofibers from biomass resources and their utilization for optical and structural purposes. He also handled a good number of funded projects including World Bank sponsored, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Ministry of Education, Bangladesh, Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh and so on. He is now working as a professor of Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh.

Short Biography of Prof. Shams

Dr. Shams received BSc (Hon’s) in Forestry and Wood Technology from Khulna University, Bangladesh in 1998. Later he completed his MS and Ph.D in Wood Science and Technology from Kyoto University, Japan under Japanese Government Monbukagakushu scholarship. From 2008-2010 he worked as JSPS Postdoctoral fellow and later 2012-14 working as visiting scientist in Kyoto University, Japan. He was also working as an invited visiting scientist in Royal Institute of Technology Sweden, Nanjing Forestry University, China and Kyoto University Japan. Dr. Shams holds two patents published more than 40 journal articles and attended a good number of conferences in home and abroad. For greater contribution in the field of forest and agricultural science in Bangladesh, he was awarded ‘UGC AWARD 2015’ from University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. His research involves production of biocomposites and extraction of nanofibers from biomass resources and their utilization for optical and structural purposes. He also handled a good number of funded projects including World Bank sponsored, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Ministry of Education, Bangladesh, Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh and so on. He is now working as the professor and Head of Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh.

Research Interest:

1. Nanomaterials fabrication and nanocomposites.

2. Wood and natural fiber based composites.

3. Chemical modification of linocellulosic materials.


Research Projects:


Project Collaborator: Utilization of chitin nanofibers from cultured prawn shell as an agricultural material, and creation of new industry in Bangladesh, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan 2020-till now 

Principal Investigator: Development of high strength eco-friendly composites from bamboo strips, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (2019-2020)

Project Leader: Development and commercialization of environmental friendly biocomposites and bio-fuel from agricultural wastes to meet the challenges of 21st century (CP-4035), Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP), University Grants Commission, Bangladesh Funded by World Bank (2016-2019) 

Principal Investigator: Development of Partially deacelytaded chitin-chitosan nanofilm for bio-medical application, The World Academy of Science (TWAS), 2017-2019

 

Principal Investigator: Fabrications of bio-nanofibers for new generation electronic paper, Ministry of Education, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (2015-2017) 

Principal Investigator: Development of light weight and durable cement bonded board from sugarcane wastes , Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (2016-2017)

Associate Investigator: Development of craft paper from Agricultural wastes, Ministry of Education, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (2016-2017) 

Principal Investigator: Fabrication of chitin nanofibers from shrimp shell wastes, University Grants Commission (2015-2016)

Associate Investigator: Eco-friendly wood preservative from plant extracts for sustainable use of wood resources in Bangladesh, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (2015-2016)

Principal Investigator: Environmental friendly binderless composites from kenaf and jute wastes for replacing the traditional formaldehyde based composites, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (2014-2015)

Associate Investigator: Optically Transparent nanocomposite reinforced with chitin nanofibers extracted from shrimp shells, The World Academy of Science (TWAS), 2012-2014

JSPS Researcher: Simplified fabrication of optically transparent composites reinforced with micro scale chitin particles, Japan Society for the promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan Government 2013-2014

JSPS Researcher: Extraction and utilization of chitin nanofibers, Japan Society for the promotion of Science (JSPS) Japan Government and Kyoto University, Japan, 2012-2013

JSPS Researcher: Development of selective densified wood based materials, Japan Society for the promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan Government 2008-2010

 

Journal Reviewer:

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (America Chemical Society)

Biomacromolecules (America Chemical Society)

Carbohydrate Polymers (Elsevier Publication)

Journal of Materials Science (Springer)

Journal of Wood Science (Springer)

Journal of Polymers and Environment (Springer)

Cellulose (Springer Publication)

RSC Advances (Royal Society of Chemistry, UK)

Holzforschung (Germany)

Journal of Tropical Forest Science (Malaysia)

European Polymer Journal (Elsevier Publication)

Forest Products Journal (USA)

European Journal of Wood and Wood Products (Springer Publication)

Bioresources (USA)

Journal of Chitin and Chitosan Science (India)

 


Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
No Research Project Available

Professional Experiences

 

Visiting Professor (2017)


Visiting Scientist (2012-14)

Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, Japan.

Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, Japan.

Visiting Researcher (2014)

Nanjing Forestry University, China.

Professor (2011-Present)

 

Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh.

Associate Professor (2007-11)

Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh.

JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2008-10)

Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, Japan.

Visiting Researcher (2006)

Fibre and Polymer Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Assistant Professor (2001-07)

Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh.

Researcher (2000-01)

Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, Japan.

Lecturer (1998-01)

Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh.

 

Honors and Awards

 

University Grants Commission (UGC) Award 2015

For greater contribution in the field of Forest and Agricultural Science, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh.

JSPS Invitation Fellowship (Long Term) (2013-14)

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan.

 

JSPS Invitation Fellowship (Short Term) (2012)

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan.

 

RISH Visiting Scientist (2012)

Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, Japan.

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008-10)

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan.

Japanese Government Monbakagashu Fellowship (2000-06)

MS leading to Ph.D at Kyoto University, Japan.

Rotary International Talents Award 2000

 

Rotary International Bangladesh District 3280

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Supervision

SL Title Degree Role Start Date End Date
No Supervision Available

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Publication of M.I. Shams

 

Patent:

2. H. Yano and M.I. Shams (2014) 3D optically transparent chitin nanocomposite, Japanese patent, Application No: 2014-4867.

1. H. Yano and M.I. Shams (2006) Compaction of wood by combination treatment of steam treatment and resin impregnation treatment, Japanese patent, Patent No: 2006240032.

 

Book Chapter:

6. SK Biswas, X Yang, H Yano, and M.I. Shams (2020) Bio-based transparent nanocomposites for future applications, Multifumctions of Nanomaterials, Elsvier Publication (In Press)

5. M.R. Islam, F. Rahman, M.N. Islam, M. N. Rana, S. K. Nath, M.Ashaduzzaman, M.I. Shams (2018) Cement-Bonded Lignocellulosic Panel (CLP): A Promising Environmental Friendly Construction Material for Conservation of Forest Resources, Handbook of Ecomaterials Springer International Publishing 1-13

4. F. Rahman, M.N. Islam, M.O. Fareq, M. Ashaduzzaman, M.I. Shams (2018) Cellulosic Biofuel: Technologies, Prospects, and Challenges, Handbook of Ecomaterials Springer International Publishing 1-13

3. I.P. Nitu, M.I. Shams, Md.Nazrul Islam, Sourav Bagchi Ratul, MdAshaduzzaman (2018) Development of binderless composites from different nonwood lignocellulosic materials: Overview Handbook of Ecomaterials Springer International Publishing 1-13

2. M. Ara, S.B. Ratul, M.I. Shams (2015) Hand sheet paper from palm wastes, LAP-LAMBERT Academic Publishing, pp 1-52.

1. M.I. Shams, H. Yano (2010) High Strength Phenol formaldehyde (PF) resin impregnated wood: Fundamental analysis and future application. In: Wood: Types, Properties and Uses ed. L.F. Botannini, Nova Science Publication, New York, USA.

 

Journal Article:


42. Ireen Parvin Nitu, Md Nazrul Islam, Md Ashaduzzaman, Md. Khairul Amin, Md Iftekhar Shams (2020) Optimization of processing parameters for the manufacturing of jute stick binderless board, Journal of Wood Science, 66 (1) 1-9.

41. Md Nasim Rana, Md Nazrul Islam, Suresh Kumar Nath, Atanu Kumar Das, Md Ashaduzzaman, Md Iftekhar Shams (2020) Influence of chemical additive on the physical and mechanical properties of cement-bonded composite panels made from jute stick, Journal of Building Engineering, 101358

40. Md Nasim Rana, Md Nazrul Islam, Suresh Kumar Nath, Atanu Kumar Das, Md Ashaduzzaman, Md Iftekhar Shams (2019) Properties of low-density cement-bonded composite panels manufactured from polystyrene and jute stick particles Journal of Wood Science, 65 (1) 1-10

39. S.K. Biswas, S.Tanpichai, S.Witayakran, X. Yang, M.I. Shams, H.Yano (2019) Highly Thermal-Resilient AgNW Transparent Electrode and Optical Device on ThermomechanicallySuperstable Cellulose Nanorod-Reinforced Nanocomposites" Advanced Optical Materials, 7 (15) 1900532

38. S.K. Biswas, S. Tanpichai, S.Witayakran, X. Yang, M.I. Shams, H. Yano (2019)Thermally Superstable Cellulosic-Nanorod-Reinforced Transparent Substrates Featuring Microscale Surface Patterns, ACS Nano 2019, 13, 2, 2015-2023

37. S.K Biswas, H. Sano, M.I. Shams, H. Yano (2017)Three-dimensional-moldable nanofiber-reinforced transparent composites with a hierarchically self-assembled “reverse” nacre-like architecture, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9 (35) 30177-30184

36. S.B.Ratul, K.S. Rahman, M.A.W. Hasan, M.A. Islam, M.N. Islam, M.I. Shams (2017) Hybrid particleboard from kadam (Anthocephaluschinensis) reinforced with dhaincha (Sesbaniaaculeata): effects of particle mixing ratio on physical and mechanical properties, Journal of the Indian Academy of Wood Science 14, 115-121.

35. E Ahmed, A.K. Das, M.O.Hannan, M.I. Shams (2016) Particleboard from coir pith. Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 51 (3), 239-245.

34. Shams, M.I., Yano H. (2015) Doubly curved nanofiber-reinforced optically transparent composites, Scientific Reports (Nature Publication Group) 5, 16421.

33. Biswas, S.K., Shams, M.I., Das, A.K., Islam, M.N., Nazhad, M.M. (2015) Flexible and transparent chitin/acrylic resin nanocomposite films with high mechanical strength, Fibers and Polymers, Vol.16, No.4, 774-781

32. Ghosh, R.K., Rahman, M.M., Das, A.K., Rana, R., Shams, M.I. (2015) Introducing Areca catechu as a raw material of cement-bonded board through determining the properties of Areca catechu cement-bonded board, J Indian Acad Wood Sci, DOI 10.1007/s13196-015-0150-6, 1-5

31. M.S.M. Majumdar, A.K. Das, M.I. Shams, M.Q. Chowdhury (2015) Effect of age and height position on physical and mechanical properties of rubber wood (Heveabrasiliensis) of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 49 (2), 79-84

30. M.A. Mamun, M. Ara, S.B. Ratul, M.O. Hannan, M.I. Shams (2015) Physical and mechanical properties of flat-press polypropylene bonded composite made from bamboo (BambusabalcooaRoxb.), J Indian Acad Wood Sci 12, 145-148

29. H. Yano, S. Sasaki, M.I. Shams, K. Abe and T. Date (2014) Wood pulp based optically transparent film: A Paradigm from nanofibers to nanostructured fibers, Advanced Optical Materials 2 (3), 231-234

28. Das, A. K., Islam, M. A., Shams, M. I., Hannan, M. O., Biswas, S. K. (2014). Physical and Mechanical Properties of UF Bonded and Without Binding Agent Bagasse MDF. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 7(1):45-50

27. Rashid, M. M., Das, A. K., Shams, M. I., Biswas, S. K. (2014). Physical and Mechanical Properties of Medium Density Fiber Board (MDF) Fabricated from Banana Plant (Musasapientum) Stem and Midrib. J Indian Acad Wood Sci DOI 10.1007/s13196-014-0109-z. 11(1):1-4

26. Zaman, M. S., Das, A. K., Shams, M. I., Rana, R., Rahman, M. M., Biswas, S. K. (2013). Physical and mechanical properties of Agriculture plastic composite made from jute (corchorusolitorius l.) and dhaincha (sesbaniacannabinaretz.). International Journal of Wood Science, Technology and Forestry, 1 (1), pp.  001-008

25. M.S. Islam, A.K. Das, M.K. Ahmed and M.I. Shams (2013) Effcets of CaCl2 and NaHCO3 on the physical and mechanical properties of Dhaincha ((Sesbaniaaculeata) cement bonded particleboard, Journal of The Indian Academy of Wood Science 10(2):81-85

24. S.K. Biswas, A.K. DAS, H. Yano and M.I. Shams (2013) Development of high performance transparent nanocomposites reinforced with nanofibrillated chitin extracted from shrimp wastes. Journal of chitin and Chitosan Science 1(2) 138-143

23. M.I. Shams and H. Yano (2013) Simplified fabrication of optically transparent composites reinforced with nanostructured chitin. J Polym Environ 21, 937-943

22.A. K. Das, M. Billha, M.I. Shams,M.O. Hannan (2012) Physical and Mechanical Properties of Bamboo Wastage Cement Bonded Board, Journal of Indian Academy of Wood Science, 9(2): 170-175

21. M.I. Shams, M. Nogi, L. Berglund, H. Yano (2012) The transparent crab: preparation and nanostructural implications for bioinspired optically transparent nanocomposites, Soft Matter 8:1369-1373

20. M. Sarkar, M. Asaduzzaman, A. K. Das, M. O. Hannan, M. I. Shams (2012) Mechanical properties and dimensional stability of cement bonded particleboard from rice husk and saw dust, Bangladesh J. Sci. Ind. Res. (In press) 

19. M.I. Shams, H. Yano (2011) Compressive deformation of phenol formaldehyde (PF) resin impregnated wood related to the molecular weight of resin, Wood Science and Technology 45:73-81

18. M.I. Shams, S. Ifuku, M. Nogi, T. Oku, H. Yano (2011) Fabrication of optically transparent chitin nanocomposites, Applied Physics A: Material and processing, 102: 325-331

17. M. Ashaduzzaman, A. K. Das, I. Kayes, M. I. Shams (2011) Natural decay resistance of Acacia auriculiformis and Dalbergiasissoo, Bangladesh J. Sci. Ind. Res., 46:225-230

16. M. Ashaduzzaman, R. Rana, M.N.H Khan, M. I. Shams (2011) Suitability of muli bamboo for making bamboo mat plywood, Bangladesh J. Sci. Ind. Res., 46:543-548

15. M.I. Shams, H. Yano (2010) Nanofibrillation of chitin from marine bio-resources, Sustainable Humanosphere, a bulletin of Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, Japan

14. M.I. Shams, H. Yano (2009) Development of selectively densified surface laminated wood based composites, European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 67, 169-172

13. M.I. Shams, H. Yano (2009) A new method for obtaining high strength phenol formaldehyde (PF) resin impregnated wood composites at low pressing pressure, Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 21(2)175-180

12. M. M. Islam, M.I. Shams, G. N. M. Ilias, M. O. Hannan (2009) Protective antifungal effect of neem (Azadirachtaindica) extracts on mango (Mangiferaindica) and rain tree (Albiziasaman) wood, International Biodeterioration&Biodegradation, 63, 241-243

11. M. H. Shahria, M. Ashaduzzaman, M.I. Shams, A. Sharmin and M. M. Islam (2008) Utilization of Pitali (Trewianudiflora) for Manufacturing Commercial Plywood in Bangladesh, Bangladesh J. Sci. Ind. Res., 43(4)581-587

10. M.I. Shams (2006) Compressive deformation behavior of wood impregnated with low molecular weight phenol formaldehyde (PF) resin, Sustainable Humanosphere, 24-25

9. M.I. Shams, T. Morooka, H. Yano (2006) Compressive deformation of wood impregnated with low molecular weight phenol formaldehyde (PF) resin V: Effects of steam pretreatment., Journal of Wood Science, 52, 389-394

8. M.I. Shams, N. Kagemori, H.Yano (2006) Compressive deformation of wood impregnated with low molecular weight phenol formaldehyde (PF) resin IV: Species dependency, Journal of Wood Science, 52, 179-183

7. M.I. Shams, H. Yano, K. Endou (2005) Compressive deformation of wood impregnated with low molecular weight phenol formaldehyde (PF) resin III: Effects of sodium chlorite treatment, Journal of Wood Science, 51, 234-238

6. M. Q. Chowdury, M.I. Shams, M. Alam (2005) Effects of age and height variation on physical properties of mangium (Acacia mangium Wild.) wood, Australian Forestry Journal, 68, 17-19

5. M.I. Shams, H. Yano (2004) Compressive deformation of wood impregnated with low molecular weight phenol formaldehyde (PF) resin II: Effects of processing parameters, Journal of Wood Science, 50, 343-350

4. M.I. Shams, H. Yano, K. Endou (2004) Compressive deformation of wood impregnated with low molecular weight phenol formaldehyde (PF) resin I: Effects of pressing pressure and pressure holding, Journal of Wood Science, 50, 337-342

3. M.I. Shams, H. Yano, S. Kawai (2003) Phenolic resin impregnated veneer/ wafer laminated particleboard, Wood Research, 90, 17-18

2. M. G. Rakibbu, M.I. Shams, M. N. I. Khan, M. Hossain (2000) Homestead forestry for rural community development in Bangladesh, Grassroots Voice: A Journal of Resource &Development, 3, 102-106

1. M. R. Bhuiyan, M.I. Shams, M. N. I. Khan, M. A. Kabir (1999) Chemical properties and nutrient status of terrace soil in the Madhupur tract of Bangladesh, Khulna University Studies (Life Science), 1, 241-244.

 

International Conference/Seminar

39. M.I. Shams, SK Biswas and H. Yano (2019) Wood pulp based optically transparent film. International Conference on green technology on pulp, paper and allied industries, BCSIR, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Invited)

38. M.I. Shams, and H. Yano (2018) Bio-based nanomaterials for diversified applications. 17th Edition of International Conference on Emerging Trends in Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Rome, Italy

37. M.I.Shams, M.A.H. Khan, M. Bandapadday and H. Yano (2018) Extraction and Application of Chitin Based Nanomaterials. International Conference on Natural Polymers (ICNP 2018), Kerala, India (Invited).

36. M.I.Shams (2018) Green bio-based nanomaterials: Processing and Applications. China-Bangladesh Young Researchers International Academic Communication: Biocomposites and Nanocomposites, Nanjing, China (Invited)

35. I.P. Nitu and M.I Shams (2018) Development of binderless particleboard from agricultural residues: Effects of processing parameters. International Conference on Natural Polymers (ICNP 2018), Kerala, India.

34. Tasnim, T., Rahman, S., Ratul, S.B., Islam, M.N., Ashaduzzaman, M. and Shams, M.I. 2018. Environmental friendly cross-banded board from jute stick. International Conference on Biocomposites and Nanocomposites, October 25-26, 2018, Khulna, Bangladesh.

33. Saha, A.K., Islam, M.N., Dana, N.H., Rahman, K.S. Ashaduzzaman, M. and Shams, M.I. 2018. Natural rubber latex based bioadhesive for manufacturing of jute stick particleboard: effect of adhesive mixing ratios on the properties. International Conference on Biocomposites and Nanocomposites, October 25-26, 2018, Khulna, Bangladesh.

32. Shoshi, M.A., Rahman, S., Ashaduzzaman, M., Islam, M.N. and Shams, M.I. 2018. Manufacturing of citric acid-sucrose treated cross bonded jute stick board. International Conference on Biocomposites and Nanocomposites, October 25-26, 2018, Khulna, Bangladesh.

31. Mondal, S.K., Hasan, S.A., Ashaduzzaman, M., Islam, M.N. and Shams, M.I. 2018. Polyphenolic content of barks from Acacia nilotica and Acacia auriculiformis: potential sources of bio-resin. International Conference on Biocomposites and Nanocomposites, October 25-26, 2018, Khulna, Bangladesh.

30. Nitu, I.P., Ratul, S.B., Islam, M.N., Nath, S.K. Ashaduzzaman, M. and Shams, M.I. 2018. Optimization of processing parameters for manufacturing jute stick particleboard. International Conference on Biocomposites and Nanocomposites, October 25-26, 2018, Khulna, Bangladesh.

29. Rana, M.N., Islam, M.N., Nath, S.K. Ashaduzzaman, M. and Shams, M.I. 2018. Manufacture of cement-bonded composites from agricultural residues: effect of CaCl2 and MgCl2 on setting time of cement-bonded composite. International Conference on Biocomposites and Nanocomposites, October 25-26, 2018, Khulna, Bangladesh.

28. Rahman, S., Ratul, S.B., Islam, M.N., Ashaduzzaman, M. and Shams, M.I. 2018. Manufacturing of citric acid treated cross banded jute stick board. International Conference on Biocomposites and Nanocomposites, October 25-26, 2018, Khulna, Bangladesh.

27. M.I. Shams, and H. Yano (2017) Bio-based nanomaterials for diversified applications. The 2nd Asia Research Node Symposium on Humanosphere Science, Kyoto, Japan (Invited)

26.SK Biswas, M.I Shams, H. Yano (2017) Transparent, macro to nano moldable composites reinforced by cellulose nanofibers. 253rdACS National Meeting & Exposition, USA

25.M.I. Shams, S.B.Ratul and H. Yano (2016) Green nanomaterials for new application. 7th International Seminar on Green Technology and Society, Dhaka, Bangladesh

24. M.I. Shams and H. Yano (2013) Fabrication of optically transparent composites reinforced with nanochitin and nanostructured chitin. 10th Asia Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium, Yonago, Japan

23. M.I. Shams, H. Yano (2013) Optically transparent materials from crab shells, Chitin nanofibers symposium, Tottori, Japan (Invited)

22.M.I. Shams, H. Yano (2012) Optically transparent materials from crab shells, Nano-cellulose Summit 2012, Kyoto, Japan (Invited)

21.M.I. Shams, M. Nogi, L. Berglund, H. Yano (2012) Novel approach for the fabrication of optically transparent materials from crab shells, 11th Pacific Rim Bio-based Composites Symposium, Shizuoka, Japan

20.M.I. Shams, M. Nogi, L. Berglund, H. Yano (2012) Transparent materials from crab shells, Science for the Society, 40th Anniversary of Japan Bangladesh Relationship, Dhaka, Bangladesh

19.M.I. Shams, H. Yano (2010) Novel approach for the fabrication of optically transparent composites from crab shells, TAPPI conference on Nanotechnology, Finland

18. M.I. Shams, H. Yano (2010) A simple technique for nanofibrillation of chitin from crab shells, 60th Annual meeting of Japan Wood Research Society, Miyazaki, Japan

17. M.I. Shams, H. Yano (2009) Fabrication of optically transparent chitin nanocomposites, 11th Pacific Polymer Conference, Cairns, Australia

16. M.I. Shams, M. Nogi, H. Yano (2009) Extraction of chitin nanofibers from crab shell by simple mechanical technique, 237th meeting of American Chemical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

15. M.I. Shams, H. Yano (2009) Optically transparent composites reinforced with crab shell chitin nanofibers, The 11th International Conference on Chitin and Chitosan, Taipae, Taiwan

14. M.I. Shams, S. Ifuku, M. Nogi, H. Yano (2009) Nanofibrillation of chitin from crab shells for the fabrication of transparent nanocomposites, 23rd Japanese Chitin and Chitosan Annual Meeting, Saga, Japan

13. M.I. Shams, M. Nogi, H. Yano (2009) Optically transparent composites reinforced with crab shell chitin nanofibers extracted by Waring blender, 59th Annual meeting of Japan Wood Research Society, Matsumoto, Japan

12. M. Ashaduzzaman, M.I. Shams, A. Sharmin, M. H. Shahria (2008) Manufacture of Urea Formaldehyde Bonded Plywood from Trewianudiflora and Dipterocarpusturbinatus in Bangladesh, IAWPS 2008, Herbin, China

11. M.I. Shams, H. Yano, L. Berglund (2007) Pretreatment effects for producing high performance resin impregnated wood based materials, 15th International Symposium on Nondestructive Testing of Wood, USA

10. M.I. Shams, H. Yano (2006) High Strength resin impregnated compressed wood: Fundamental analysis and future application, 10th European Panel Products Symposium, Wales, United Kingdom.

9. M.I. Shams, H. Yano (2006) Steam treatment as a pretreatment on the compressive deformation behavior of phenol formaldehyde (PF) resin impregnated wood, 8th Pacific Rim Bio-composites Symposium, Kualalampur, Malaysia

8. M.I. Shams, H. Yano (2005) Compressive deformation of PF resin impregnated wood relating to the production of wood composites, International Wood Science and Technologies Symposium, Yokohama, Japan

7. M.I. Shams, H. Yano (2005) Effects of steam pretreatment on the deformation behavior of PF resin impregnated wood during compression, 55th annual meeting of Japan wood Research Society, Kyoto, Japan

6. M.I. Shams, H. Yano (2004) Compressive deformation of wood impregnated with low molecular weight phenol formaldehyde resin, International Conference of European Society for Wood Mechanics, Porto, Portugal

5. M.I. Shams, H. Yano (2004) Removal of matrix substances as a pretreatment on the compressive deformation of resin impregnated wood, 5th International Wood Science Symposium, Kyoto, Japan

4. M.I. Shams, N. Kagemori, H. Yano (2004) Species dependency on the compressive deformation of resin impregnated wood in the radial direction, 54th annual meeting of Japan wood Research Society, Hokkaido, Japan

3. M.I. Shams, H. Yano, S. Kawai (2003) The effect of low molecular weight phenolic resin impregnation on the deformation behavior of wood, 53rd annual meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society, Fukuoka, Japan

2. M.I. Shams, H. Yano, S. Kawai (2002) The effects of processing parameters for the densification of phenolic resin impregnated wood, Proceedings of the 52nd annual meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society, Gifu, Japan

1.H. Yano, M.I. Shams, S. Kawai (2001) Development of high strength wood by super- plasticization technology, 51st annual meeting of the Japan Wood Research.