Profile of Dr. Md. Akhter Hossain Khan

Profile of Dr. Md. Akhter Hossain Khan

Dr. Md. Akhter Hossain Khan
Professor
Department of Soil, Water & Environment
Faculty of Biological Sciences
Email: akhterkhan@du.ac.bd
Phone: +8801817727790
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Short Biography:

Dr. Md. Akhter Hossain Khan, a Grade One Professor of the Department of Soil, Water and Environment, was born in Rangunia of Chattagram district. Dr. Khan passed SSC Examination from Muradnagar High School of Cumilla in 1974 and HSC from Chittagong College in 1976. He was awarded Primary, Junior and SSC merit scholarships. He started pursuing his under graduate degree in English at Chittagong College. However, after completing 1st year in English department, he got admitted in the Department of Soil Science at the University of Dhaka. He passed B. Sc. (Hons.) in 1981 securing 1st Class and M. Sc. in 1982 securing 1st Class with 1st position in order of merit.

After his graduation, Prof. Khan started working as a Scientific Officer in a Research Project of BARC funded by the World Bank. At the end of 1989 he left the country to pursue higher study in USA. He earned the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University. Dr. Khan also did his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Kansas State University, USA. During his tenure at KSU he was awarded prestigious scholarships like Neal and Florence E Morehouse Graduate Scholarship (in 1992 and in 1994), and Roscoe Ellis, Jr. Graduate Scholarship (in 1993).

Dr. Khan was very much involved in social and political activities at Kansas State University. He was elected as a Graduate Senator at the Student Senate of Kansas State University. He also served as the elected Vice President of the International Coordinating Council, President of the Bangladesh Student Association, and President of the Islamic Center of Manhattan, KS.

In 1997, Dr. Khan came back home and joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Soil Science, at the University of Dhaka. He became a Selection Grade (Grade One) Professor in 2017. He has supervised a number of Graduate students. He has published research articles in internationally renowned journals like Agronomy Journal, Journal of Plant Physiology, Journal of Soil Science Society of America, and Transections of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Dr. Khan also served as the Executive Editor of the Bangladesh Journal of Soil Science.

Prof. Khan served the University of Dhaka as an elected Senate member. He was the Provost of Amar Ekushey Hall for more than six years. He served as the President of the Dhaka University Club. Prof. Khan was also elected as the Vice President of Dhaka University Teachers Association (DUTA) for two consecutive terms.

Degree Name Group/Major Subject Board/Institute Country Passing Year
Ph.D. Agronomy Kansas State University United States 1996
Masters Soil Science Dhaka University Bangladesh 1982
Bachelor Soil Science Dhaka University Bangladesh 1981
Award Type Award Title Year Country Description
Local Neal and Florence E Morehouse Graduate Scholarship, KSU 1994 United States

Neal and Florence E. Morehouse Scholarship is awarded to an agronomy graduate student with an interest in crop production, soil management.

Local Roscoe Ellis, Jr. Graduate Scholarship, KSU 1993 United States

Roscoe Ellis, Jr. Scholarship is awarded to an agronomy graduate student in soil science. Scholarship criteria includes academic excellence and dedication to the profession.

Local Neal and Florence E Morehouse Graduate Scholarship, KSU 1992 United States
Research Interest
Subject Description
Soil and Environmental Science

Agronomy, Soil Physics, Soil Water Management

Project/Research Supervision
Level of Study Title Supervisor Co-Supervisor(s) Name of Student(s) Area of Research Current Completion
Masters Synthesis of Nano-Silver particles and an assessment of their potency as anti-microbial agent Prof. Md. Akhter Hossain Khan, PhD Prof. Sirajul Hoque, PhD Maimuna Qazi

Environmental Chemistry

2015
Masters Probable Acidification of some calcareous soils of Bangladesh Prof. Md. Akhter Hossain Khan, PhD Tazeen Fatima Khan and Manzurul Hoque Sifat Tahziba

Soil Science

2015
Masters Assessment of metal contamination in water of Bangshi river and in nearby soil, plant and air. Prof. Md. Akhter Hossain Khan, PhD Prof. Abdus Salam, PhD Sadia Alam Shammi

Environmental pollution

2014
Masters Efficiency of Bio-absorbants in the removal of heavy metal from contaminated water Prof. Md. Akhter Hossain Khan, PhD Prof. Abdus Salam Shahinur Akter

Environmental pollution

2012
Masters Effect of Tea residue on nutrient uptake and growth of Red Amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor L.) and Indian Spinach (Basella alba) Prof. Md. Akhter Hossain Khan, PhD Prof. Sirajul Hoque, PhD Banozir Shabnam

Agronomy, Plant nutrition

2012
Masters Effect of salt stress on the growth and mineral contents of spinach plant Prof. Md. Akhter Hossain Khan, PhD Prof. Sirajul Hoque, PhD Md. Imran

Agronomy

2010
Masters Effect of Tillage on the germination, growth, and yield of jute and on some soil properties Prof. Md. Akhter Hossain Khan, PhD Md. Monjurul Alam Md. Iqbal Hossen Khan

Agronomy, Soil Science

2005
Masters Effect of organic fertilizer on the growth of Jute plant and yield of Jute seed Prof. Md. Akhter Hossain Khan, PhD Md. Monjurul Alam, PhD Hossne Ara Ferdoushi

Agronomy

2005
Masters The effect of water stress and N-fertilization on growth and nutrient uptake of Mint (Mentha arvensis L.) Prof. Md. Akhter Hossain Khan, PhD Tanjia Shormin

Agronomy

1999
Masters Effects of Puddling and water regimes on soil properties and yield of rice Prof. Md. Akhter Hossain Khan, PhD Anisur Rahman

Agronomy, Soil Science

1997
Ph.D. Impact of Jute cultivation on crop performances and soil properties Prof. Sirajul Hoque, PhD Prof. Md. Akhter Hossain Khan, PhD and Syed Alauddin Ahmed, PhD Md. Monjurul Alam

Agronomy, Soil Science

Project/Research Work
Subject Project Name Source of Fund From Date To Date Collaboration
No project/research work is found
Invited Talk
SL Invited Talk
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SL Collaboration & Membership Name Type Membership Year Membership Expire Year
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Title Organization Location From Date To Date Description
Professor Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 01-12-2004 Currently Working
Provost Amar Ekushey Hall, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 09-10-2001 26-11-2007

This administrative position was served by Dr. Khan along with his academic duties of the department of Soil, Water and Environment.

House Tutor Amar Ekushey Hall, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 18-09-2001 08-10-2001

This administrative position was served by Dr. Khan along with his academic duties of the department of Soil, Water and Environment

Associate Professor Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 15-04-2000 30-11-2004
Assistant Professor Department of Soil Science, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladersh 09-07-1997 14-04-2000
Research Associate Department of Agronomy, and Department of Grain Science and Industries, Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas, USA 01-05-1996 31-05-1997
Research Assistant Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas, USA 01-05-1990 30-04-1996
Scientific Officer Department of Soil Science, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 01-12-1988 31-12-1989

A research project funded by BARC

Research Assistant Department of Soil Science, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 01-04-1986 31-03-1988

A research project funded by BARC

Book
1
Stone, L.R., O.H. Buller, A.J. Schlegel, M.C. Knapp, J-I. Perng, A.H. Khan, H.L. Manges and D.H. Rogers Description and use of KS Water Budget v. T1 software. Resource Manual. Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA, 1995 .
Book Section
1
Shammi, S.A., A. Salam and A.H. Khan "Enrichment of Nutrient Status of Water-Soil Systems Caused by Industrial Effluents." Governance and Development: Changing Dynamics and Shifting Agendas. Osder Publication, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2016, pp. 207-218 .
Journal Article
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Sadia Alam Shammi, Abdus Salam and Md Akhter Hossain Khan : Assessment of heavy metal pollution in the agricultural soils, plants, and in the atmospheric particulate matter of a suburban industrial region in Dhaka, Bangladesh., Environ. Monit. Assess., (impact factor:2.871) vol.193, no.2 pp.104, 2021 .
2
Qazi, M., S. Hoque and A.H. Khan : Synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles., Bangladesh J. Soil Sci., vol.39, no.1 pp.43-52, 2017 .
3
Shammi S.A., A. Salam and A.H. Khan : Assessment of metal contamination in water of Bangshi river., Bangladesh J. Soil Sci., vol.38, no.1 pp.27-35, 2016 .
4
Shabnam, B., S. Hoque, M. Moniruzzaman and A.H. Khan : Shabnam, B., S. Hoque, M. Moniruzzaman, and A.H. Khan. 2015. Effect of Tea residues and used tea leaves on the growth of and nutrient uptake by Red Amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor L.)., Bangladesh J. Soil Sci., vol.37, no.1 pp.13-23., 2015 .
5
Akter, S., A. Salam and A.H. Khan : Efficiency of natural bio-absorbents to remove heavy metal ions from artificially contaminated water., Bangladesh J. Soil Sci., vol.37, no.1 pp.57-63., 2015 .
6
Shabnam, B., S. Hoque, M. Moniruzzaman and A.H. Khan : Growth and nutrient uptake by Indian Spinach (Basella alba L.) as influenced by tea residues and used tea leaves., Bangladesh J. Soil Sci., vol.37, no.2 pp.35-45., 2015 .
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Alam, MD. Monjurul, Syed Alauddin Ahmad, A.H. Khan and Sirajul Hoque : Nutrient uptake, harvest and addition by crops under different cropping sequences., Dhaka. Univ. J. Biol. Sci., vol.20, no.1 pp.81-90., 2011 .
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Islam, M. T., S. Hoque, T. H. Khan and A.H. Khan : Rubber growing soils as assessed by some selected physical properties., Bangladesh J. Soil Sci., vol.36, no.1-2 pp.17-26., 2010 .
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Alam, M. M., S. A. Ahmad, A.H. Khan and S. Hoque : Impact of Jute Cultivation on Crop Performances., Bangladesh J. Soil Sci., vol.36, no.1-2 pp.1-7., 2010 .
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Shormin, T., A.H. Khan and M. Alamgir : Response of different levels of nitrogen fertilizer and water stress on the growth and yield of Japanese Mint (Mentha arvensis L.)., Bangladesh J. Sci. Ind. Res., vol.44, no.1 pp.137-145., 2009 .
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Alam, MD. Monjurul, Syed Alauddin Ahmad, Md. Akhter Hossain Khan and Sirajul Hoque : Effect of Jute Cultivation on Phosphorus Balance in Soil., Bangladesh J. Jute Fib. Res., vol.29, no.1-2 pp.103-114., 2009 .
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Alam, MD. Monjurul, Syed Alauddin Ahmad, A.H. Khan and Sirajul Hoque : Response of Cropping Patterns to Nitrogen Balance in Soil., Bangladesh J. Jute Fib., vol.29, no.1-2 pp.83-89., 2009 .
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Stone, L.R., A.J. Schlegel, A.H. Khan, N.L. Klocke and R.M. Aiken : Water supply: Yield relationships developed for study of water management., J. Nat. Resour. Life Sci. Educ., (impact factor:2.38) vol.35, pp.161-173., 2006 .
14
Islam, Md. Thouhidul, Sirajul Hoque, Tofazzal Hussain Khan and Akhter Hossain Khan : Nutrient contents of soils and rubber leaves of Madhupur and Karnajhora rubber plantations., Bangladesh J. Soil Sci., vol.31, no.1-2 pp.1-11, 2005 .
15
Rahman, A., A.H. Khan, S. Hoque and T.H. Khan : Effects of Puddling and water regimes on soil properties and yield of rice., Dhaka. Univ. J. Biol. Sci., vol.11, no.2 pp.133-138, 2002 .
16
Stone, L.R., D.E. Goodrum, A.J. Schlegel, M.N. Jaafar and A.H. Khan : Water depletion depth of Grain sorghum and Sunflower in the Central High Plains., Agron. J., (impact factor:1.683) vol.94, pp.936-943, 2002 .
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Rabbi, S.M.F., T.H. Khan, A.H. Khan and S. Hoque : Effect of water stress and N-P fertilizer application on nutrient uptake and grain quality of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)., Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci., vol.11, no.1 pp.17-24, 2002 .
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Stone, L.R., D.E. Goodrum, M.N. Jaafar and A.H. Khan : Rooting front and water depletion depths in Grain sorghum and Sunflower., Aghron. J., (impact factor:1.683) vol.93, pp.1105-1110, 2001 .
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Jahan, S., T.H. Khan, A.H. Khan and S. Hoque : Erosion related physical properties of some hill soils of Bangladesh., Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci., vol.10, no.2 pp.137-143, 2001 .
20
Palash, M.A.H., A. Islam, S. Hoque, A.H. Khan and S.A. Hossain. : Iron and Zinc dynamics in submerged soils., Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci., vol.10, no.1 pp.113-116, 2001 .
21
Palash, M.A.H., A. Islam, S. Hoque, A.H. Khan and S.A. Hossain : Behaviour of Soil Mn, Cu, and B under submerged condition., Bangladesh J. Soil Sci., vol.26, pp.133-136., 2000 .
22
Khan, A.H., L.R. Stone and Darusman : Determination of drainage (soil water flux) using Wilcox technique., Bangladesh J. Soil Sci., vol.26, pp.121-126, 2000 .
23
Rabbi, S.M.F., T.H. Khan, A.H. Khan and S. Hoque : Effect of water stress and N-P fertilizer application on agronomic parameters of wheat., Bangladesh J. Soil Sci., vol.26, pp.113-120, 2000 .
24
Khan, A.H., L.R. Stone and Darusman : Determination of unsaturated hydraulic conductivity as function of soil water potential., Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci., vol.9, no.1 pp.25-30, 2000 .
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Darusman, Akhter H. Khan, Loyd R. Stone, William E. Spurgeon and Freddie R. Lamm : Water flux below the root zone vs. irrigation amount in drip-irrigated corn., Agron. J., (impact factor:1.683) vol.89, pp.375-379, 1997 .
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Darusman, Akhter H. Khan, Loyd R. Stone, William E. Spurgeon and Freddie R. Lamm : Water flux below the root zone vs. dripline spacing in drip-irrigated corn., Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., (impact factor:2.311) vol.61, pp.1755-1760, 1997 .
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Khan, A.H., L.R. Stone, O.H. Buller, A.J. Schlegel, M.C. Knapp, J-I. Perng, H.L. Manges and D.H. Rogers. : Educational software for illustration of drainage, evapotranspiration, and crop yield., J. Nat. Resour. Life Sci. Educ., (impact factor:3.708) vol.25, no.2 pp.170-174, 1996 .
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Stone, L.R., A.J. Schlegel, R.E. Gwin, Jr. and A.H. Khan : Response of corn, grain sorghum, and sunflower to irrigation in the High Plains of Kansas., Agric. Water Manage., (impact factor:4.021) vol.30, pp.251-259, 1996 .
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Lamm, F.R., H.L. Manges, L.R. Stone, A.H. Khan, and and D.H. Rogers. : Water requirement of subsurface drip-irrigated corn in northwest Kansas., Trans. ASAE, (impact factor:1.156) vol.38, no.2 pp.441-448, 1995 .
30
Ahmad, Z., N.S. Hossain, S.G. Hossain, and A.H. Khan. : Effect of duckweed (Lemina minor) as complement to fertilizer nitrogen on the growth and yield of rice., Int. J. Trop. Agric., vol.8, no.1 pp.72-79, 1990 .
31
Ahmad, Z., S.G. Hussain, M. Ahmed, M.H.K. Choudhury and A.H. Khan : Effect of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, and zinc on the growth, yield, and nutrient contents of potato under rainfed condition., Dhaka Univ. Studies, Part E., vol.4, no.2 pp.135-141, 1989 .
32
Khan, A.H., S. Begum,, A. Islam,, S.M. Imamul Huq,, T.H. Khan, and R. Mandal : Phosphate status of some sub-humid tropical soils of Bangladesh., Bangladesh J. Sci. Res., vol.7, no.1 pp.11-19, 1989 .
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Khan, A.H., and S. Begum, A. Islam and R. Mandal : The absorption of organic phosphate by rice plant from culture solution., J. Bangladesh Acad. Sci., vol.12, pp.121-127., 1988 .
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Khan, A.H., and A. Islam, R. Islam, S. Begum, and S.M. Imamul Huq : Mycorrhizal status of some Bangladesh soils and the effect of indigenous VA-Mycorrhizal fungi on the growth of rice plants, Bangladesh J. Bot., (impact factor:0.15) vol.17, no.1 pp.49-56., 1988 .
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Khan, A.H., and A. Islam, R. Islam, S. Begum, and S.M. Imamul Huq : Effect of indigenous VA-Mycorrhizal Fungi on nodulation, growth, and nutrition of lentil (Lens culinaris L.), and blackgram (Vigna mungo L.)., J. Plant Physiol., (impact factor:3.013) vol.133, pp.84-88, 1988 .