Dr. A.K.M. Azharul Islam


Prof. Dr. A.K.M. Azharul Islam Dr. A.K.M. Azharul Islam FInstP (Lond), CPhys (Lond)
Retired Professor of Physics
Former Vice-Chancellor, International Islamic University Chittagong
Former Chairman, Dept of Physics, Rajshahi University
Former Dean of the Faculty of Science, Rajshahi University

Academic Qualification, Teaching, Research and Publication

A. Educational Qualification
Institution Degree Subject Year Class
London University Ph.D. Physics 1972 Awarded
Imperial College of Science & Technology, London D.I.C. Physics 1969 successfully completed
Rajshahi University M.Sc. Physics 1967 I (First)
Rajshahi University B.Sc.(Hons) Physics 1966 I (First)
Rajshahi Govt College I.Sc Science 1963 I (Fifth)*
East Pakistan Second. Educ. Board Matriculation Common 1961 I (Eighth)
*In spite of being unable to appear in English paper-I examination
  • Recipient of the President's (of former Pakistan) Gold Medal, Monetary & Travel Award for Best Student of erstwhile East Pakistan at postgraduate level in 1967-1968.
  • Recipient of University Gold Medals and Book prizes for both B.Sc. and M.Sc. results.
B. Teaching Experience
Position University From To
Lecturer Rajshahi University January 1968 September 1968
Assistant. Professor Rajshahi University September 1968 June 1975
Associate Professor Rajshahi University June 1975 April 1984*
Professor Rajshahi University April 1984 June 2012
*On deputation to Alfateh Univ, Tripoli ~ 5 yrs (1977-1983); **Vice-Chancellor, International Islamic University for 5 yrs (2002 Oct − 2008 Jan) ; Nov 2012- till date for a 4-year term.
C. Special Achievements in Research & Publication:
RESEARCH including other Academic Works
  • Research Publications = 187 (full List in Appendix 1) or visit: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/A_K_M_Islam3/publications
  • ICTP Preprints etc = 5
  • Books published (3 book-chap) = 13* *Of these: 1 from New Delhi, 1 from Beirut, 1 book chapter from NY.
  • Intern. Conf. Proc. (peer-reviewed) = 2 Catalogued by US Library of Congress
  • Articles on Physics Education = 10 Published in UK & other places.
  • General Sci. & other Articles = 55 Mostly presented in National & International Seminars, Symposia.
Postdoctoral & Related Research Abroad
  • Imperial College of Science & Technology, London: 1972-1973.
  • The University of Reading (U.K.) as a Royal Society Fellow: 1987.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Research, Bangalore: 1996.
  • The University of Cambridge: (brief period) 1999.
  • ICTP (Trieste, Italy) – 7 times in summers during 1985–1997 (under Associateship visits).
  • Short visit to Yamanashi University (Japan) under joint UGC-Japan project (2006).
Publication and Contribution recognized Nationally & Internationally
More than 95% of the research articles have been published in International journals of repute including Physical Review B, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Elsevier Science etc. Few of the recently published articles have been declared as “SciVerse – Elsevier: Among Top 25 Hottest Articles”.
Recognition of Contribution by National and International Bodies:
  • United Group Research Paper Award 2016 – (Awarded by the Education Minister at Dhaka, 22 April 2016).
  • Honor as Author: UGC Accorded Reception to Authors of Books published by UGC (Certificate & Crest by the Education Minister at Dhaka UGC Auditorium, 9 March 2016)
  • Bangladesh Academy of Sciences Gold Medal 2006 – in Recognition of significant contributions in the field of Condensed Matter Physics (2006)” (Awarded 31 July 2008) – awarded by the Hon’ble President of Bangladesh.
  • International ISESCO Science Award 2001 - in Recognition of Meritorious Achievements in the Field of Physics (award money $5000 + Travel & stay abroad also provided) – awarded in Sharjah (UAE) Meeting.
  • University Grants’ Commission Award (1997) for Original Research in Science – 2006 – awraded by the Education Minister.
  • International CSE Award (2010) as an Editor of Science Journal of the Third World on the occasion of 52nd Annual Conference of the Council of Science Editors (Atlanta, 14-18 May 2010).
  • Regular Associates (six years) and Senior Associate, The AS International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Trieste).
  • President’s Medal for Pride of Performance (1968) – (Gold Medal, Prize-money & Whole Pakistan tour-cost to only one student in the then East Pakistan at the PG stage) - presented by the President of erstwhile Pakistan at an Investiture Ceremony in the President’s House.
Other Academic Recognitions:
I. Editorial Board/Reviewer of Professional Journals etc.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Scientific Research ISSN 2070-0237 (Print); ISSN 2070-0245 (Online)
  • Former Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences.
  • Former Member of the Editorial Board, Rajshahi University Studies.
  • Reviewer of several International/National Journals.
    • American J Physics, Physica B, Physica C: Superconductivity & Applications, Solid State Commun. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Intermetallics, Applied Surface Science, J. Phys. Chem. Solids, Chinese Physics.
    • Eight National journals.
III. University Administration etc.
  • Fellow, The Institute of Physics, London.
  • Fellow, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences.
  • Fellow, Bangladesh Physical Society.
  • Former Member, American Physical Society.
  • Former Member, New York Academy of Science.
  • Life Member, Bangla Academy and few other Societies.
II. Membership of Professional Bodies
  • Vice-Chancellor, International Islamic University Chittagong (2002 Sep-2008 Jan).
  • Dean of the Faculty of Science, Rajshahi University (elected for 2 years in 1986).
  • Chairman, Department of Physics, Rajshahi University, 1988-1991.
  • Member of the Syndicate, Rajshahi University, 1992 –.
  • Member of the Senate, Rajshahi University, 1991–.
  • Member of the Academic Council, Rajshahi University, 1984 –
  • House Tutor, S.M. Hall, Rajshahi University, 1974-76. Acting Provost for a brief period.
  • Representing many Committees constituted by the University.
  • Member, Board of Governors, RCMPS, Chittagong University.
  • Member, Academic Council, Islamic University, Kushtia.
  • Member, Academic Council, The National University, Dhaka.
  • vMember, Selection Boards, Rajshahi, Chittagong, Jahangir Nagar, Sylhet, Kushtia Islamic, National and Agricultural Universities.
IV. Scientific Seminars, workshop, conferences, training programs
  • Physics Seminars held in London & Rutherford Lab. between 1969-1972.
  • Royal Society of London Physics Symposiums held in London in 1973.
  • International Bose Symposium held at Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1974.
  • Regional Conf. on University Physics Education held in Penang, Malaysia in 1977.
  • International Conf. on the Role of Lab. in Physics Education, Jaipur, India in 1983-84.
  • Ninth International Nathiagali Summer College, Islamabad, Pakistan, 1984.
  • Winter College on Atomic & Molecular Physics, Trieste, Italy in 1985.
  • International Meet on Physics & Mathematics, Chittagong University in 1986.
  • Advanced Techniques in Computational Physics, Trieste, Italy in 1986.
  • Several National Science Conferences held in Bangladesh between 1977-1992.
  • Ceramics & Composite Materials Workshop at ICTP, Italy in May 1989.
  • Modelling Thermochemical behaviour of Materials at ICTP, Italy (19 May - 1 June, 1989).
  • Research Workshop in Condensed Matter Physics at ICTP, Italy (19 June- 4 July,1989).
  • Anniversary Adriatico Research Conf. Interface between Quantum Field Theory & Condendensed Matter Physics, Trieste (20 - 23 June, 1989).
  • Kathmandu Summer School in Physics, May 1991.
  • Int. Symp.on 20th Birth Anniv. of Glashow-Salam-Weinberg Theory, Dhaka 19-24 April, 1992.
  • Research Workshop in Condensed Matter Physics, Trieste, Italy, Sep - Oct 1992.
  • College on Computational Physics, Trieste, Italy, May 17 - June 11, 1993.
  • Research Workshop on Condensed Matter Physics, Italy, May 4 - July 15, 1993.
  • 7th Chinese Int. Summer School/Beijing Int. Workshop on Modern Crystallogra, Aug.13-19, 1993.
  • 19th IUPAP International STATPHYS Conf. at Xiamen, China, 31 July - 4 August, 1995.
  • Organized two workshops: (a) International Workshop Condensed Matter Physics (Rajshahi 28 Oct- 1 Nov, 1996); (b) International Workshop on High-Tc Superconductors (Rajshahi 2-6 Nov., 1998).
  • IV National Conf. on High Pressure Science & Tech., (Sept. 11-13, 1997), IGCAR, Madras, India.
  • 20th IUPAP International STATPHYS Conf. at Paris, Franch, 20-24 July, 1998.
  • International Workshop on High-Tc Superconductors at Rajshahi (2-6 Nov., 1998).
  • Conference on Electrostatics in Cambridge, U.K. (28-31 March 1999).
  • Conf. on Magnetic & Superconducting Materials (MSM-99), Teheran, Iran (20-24 Sept, 1999).
  • Conf. on Magnetic & Superconducting Materials (MSM-01), Yarmouk, Jordan (9-13, Sept, 2001).
  • Several BPS conferences in Dhaka & Chittagong between 2002 and 2007.
  • Several International Meets on Physics & Mathematics, Chittagong University in 2003, 2004, 2005,2006, 2007, 2009.
  • Bangalore Conf. on Electronic structure etc., Bangalore (13-17 July 2006).
  • Invited speaker at ICSM-2008 (Side, Anatalya, Turkey).
  • ICMAM10 (March 2010) held at Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Invited Lecture on “Knowledge-based Development in Muslim Countries – Status and Prospects” at the 5th IIUC Conf on Education (15 September, 2011) held at IDB BHaban, Dhaka.
  • ICMAM10 (March 2012) held at BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Intern Workshop on Ranking of Universities (111-13 June 2013, Khartoum, Sudan).
  • Invited Presentation at the Vice-Chancellors Forum 2013, Universities in the Islamic World: Challenges of Internationalization (September 23-24, 2013, Islamabad, Pakistan).
  • 7th Intern. Conf. on Development of Social Enterprise and Social Business for Eradication of Extreme Poverty and Street Begging (19-20 December 2014) at Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Keynote speech: “Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Reflections of a Physicist” at ICOBIEE (6-8 December 2013, Penang, Malaysia).
  • Intern. Conf on Physics for sustainable Development & Technology (ICPSD-2015) held on August 19-20 at CUET; Invited Talk – Transformation of Exciting 3-D MAX Phases to 2-D New Wonder Materials.
  • Keynote speech - “Socioeconomic Development: Econophysics, Econoshariah as Secular & Divine Resources”, iECONS2015 (29-30 September 2015, Krabi Fron Bay Resort, Thailand) –organized byUniversity Sains Islam Malaysia in association with IDB, Thailand, Malaysia and IIUC.
  • Intern. Conf. on Advances in Physics ICAP held on April 18-19, 2015 at Rajshahi University in Collaboration with Bangladesh Physical Society – Invited Talk on MAX Phases (Plenary Session).
  • “How to be a Good Researcher” – Lecture given at the Research Colloquium organized by Center for Research and Publication at International Islamic University Chittagong (25-30 November 2015).
+ Dozen other national conferences and seminars.
D. List of Research Publication in International Journals in the (2003 – 2017):List of Research Publication in International Journals in the (2003 – 2017):
Total Research Publication (1969-2017) = 187, Please visit: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/A_K_M_Islam3/publications
  • 1. Elastic, Thermodynamic and Optical Behavior of V2AC (A=Al, Ga) MAX Phases Rokeya Khatun, F. Parvin, Md. Ashraf Ali, A K M Azharul Islam Submitted to Results in Phy. (July 2017) - Elsevier ISSN: 22113797 http://www.evise.com/evise/faces/pages/navigation/NavController.jspx?JRNL_ACR=RINP
  • 2. Structural, elastic, electronic, and bonding properties of intermetallic Nb3Pt and Nb3Os compounds: a DFT study Naher, M; Parvin, Fahmida; Islam, A K M A; Naqib, Saleh J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, Article reference: JPCM-109664 (27 June 2017)
  • 3. First-principles study of superconducting ScRhP and ScIrP pnictides M. A. Hadi, M. T. Nasir, M. A. Rayhan, M. A. Ali, M. M. Hossain, M. Roknuzzaman, Saleh Naqib, A.K.M. A. Islam, M.M. Uddin, K. Ostrikov Physica Status Solidi B (Germany) – Accepted (2017)
  • 4. Mechanical behavior, bonding nature and defect processes of Mo2ScAlC2: A new ordered MAX phase M.A. Hadi, S.H. Naqib, S.-R.G. Chrisstopoulos, A. Chroneos, and A.K.M.A. Islam Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 724, 1167-1175 (July 2017) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2017.07.110
  • 5. Elastic and thermodynamic properties of new (Zr3-xTix)AlC2 MAX-phase solid solutions M. A. Hadi, M. Roknuzzaman, A. Chroneos, S. H. Naqib, A. K. M. A. Islam, R. V. Vovk, K.Ostrikov Computational Materials Science, 137, 318-326 (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2017.06.007; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2017.06.007 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S092702561730304X
  • 3. Structural, Elastic, Electronic and Optical Properties of Quaternary Chalcogenides BaLa2In2S7: First Principle Study P. Barua • M.M. Hossain • M.A. Ali • [...] • A.K.M.A. Islam, [Show abstract] Conference Paper • Jan 2017
  • 6. Theoretical investigation of structural, elastic and electronic properties of ternary boride MoAlB M. A Ali, M.A. Hadi, M. M Hossain, S. H Naqib, A.K.M. A Islam Physica status solidi (b) (2017): Full publication history doi:10.1002/pssb.201700010 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pssb.201700010/abstract
  • 7. Density functional theory study of a new Bi-based (K1.00)(Ba1.00)3(Bi0.89Na0.11)4O12 double perovskite superconductor Mirza H. K. Rubel, M. A. Hadi, M. M. Rahaman, M. S. Ali, M. Aftabuzzaman, A. K. M. A. Islam, and N. Kumada, Computational Materials Science, 138, 160-165 (2017), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2017.06.030
  • 8. Newly synthesized Zr2AlC, Zr2(Al0.58Bi0.42)C, Zr2(Al0.2Sn0.8)C, and Zr2(Al0.3Sb0.7)C MAX phases: A DFT based first-principles study M.A. Ali, M.M. Hossain, N. Jahan, A.K.M.A. Islam, S.H. Naqib Computational Materials Science, 131, 139-145 (15 April 2017) DOI 10.1016/j.commatsci.2017.01.048
  • 9. First-principles study of SnO under high pressure M. A. Ali, A. K. M. A. Islam, N. Jahan, S. Karimunnesa, International Journal of Modern Physics B, 30, 1650228 (2016) (12 pages) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0217979216502283
  • 10. New Ternary superconducting compound LaRu2As2: DFT calculations of some physical properties M. A. Hadi, M. S. Ali, S. H. Naqib and A. K. M. A. Islam Chinese Physics B, 26 (3) 037103 (2017) DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/26/3/037103
  • 11. Structural, elastic, and electronic properties of newly discovered Li2PtSi3 superconductor: Effect of transition metals M. A. Alam, Saleh Hasan Naqib, M. A. Hadi, M. T. Nasir, M.Roknuzzaman, F. Parvin, M. A. K. Zilani, A. K. M. A. Islam, Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism , 29 (10), 2503-2508 (Oct. 2016). doi:10.1007/s10948-016-3619-7
  • 12. Physical properties of predicted Ti2CdN versus existing Ti2CdC MAX phase: An ab initio study M. Roknuzzaman, M.A. Hadi, M.J. Abden, M.T. Nasir, A.K.M.A. Islam, M.S. Ali, K. Ostrikov, S.H. Naqib Computational Materials Science, 113, 148 (15 Feb 2016)
  • 13. First-principles prediction of mechanical and bonding characteristics of new T2 superconductor Ta5GeB2 (pages 2020–2026) M. A. Hadi, M. T. Nasir, M. Roknuzzaman, M. A. Rayhan, S. H. Naqib and A. K. M. A. Islam Phys. Status Solidi B. 253 (10), 2020-2026 (October 2016), First published online 3 August 2016 doi:10.1002/pssb.201600209
  • 14. An ab initio investigation of vibrational, thermodynamic, and optical properties of Sc2AlC MAX compound Ali M A, Nasir M T, Khatun M R, Islam A K M A, Naqib S H Chinese Physics B, 2016, 25(10): 103102 http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1674-1056/25/10/103102
  • 15. Remarkable class of materials: Band structures and optical properties of non-superconducting and superconducting MAX phases A K M A Islam, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (UK), supplement – accepted.
  • 16. Structural, elastic, electronic and optical properties of Cu3MTe4 (M = Nb, Ta) sulvanites: An ab initio study M. A. Ali, M. Roknuzzaman, M. T. Nasir, A. K. M. A. Islam, S. H. Naqib, International Journal of Modern Physics B, Vol. 30 (2016) 1650089 (10 pages) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0217979216500892
  • 17. Band structure, Fermi surface, elastic, thermodynamic, and optical properties of AlZr3, AlCu3, and AlCu2Zr: First-principles study Parvin R, Parvin F, Ali M S, Islam A K M A Chinese Physics B. 2016, 25 (8): 083101 DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/25/8/083101
  • 18. New MAX phase compound Mo2TiAlC2: First-principles Study M. S. Ali, M. A. Rayhan, M. A. Ali, R. Parvin and A. K. M. A. Islam J. Sci. Res. 8 (2), 109-117 (2016). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v8i2.25057
  • 19. Physical properties of predicted Ti2CdN versus existing Ti2CdC MAX phase: An ab initio study M. Roknuzzaman, M.A. Hadi, M.J. Abden, M.T. Nasir, A.K.M.A. Islam, M.S. Ali, K. Ostrikov, S.H. Naqib, Computational Materials Science 113 (2016) 148–153
  • 20. Structural, Elastic, and Electronic Properties of Recently Discovered Ternary Silicide Superconductor Li2IrSi3: An ab-initio Study M. A. Hadi, M. A. Alam, M. Roknuzzaman, M. T. Nasir, A. K. M. A. Islam, S. H. Naqib. Chinese Physics B 10/2015; 24(11):117401. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1674-1056/24/11/117401
  • 21. First-principles Study of Vickers Hardness and Thermodynamic Properties of Ti3SnC2 Polymorphs M. A. Rayhan, M. A. Ali, S. H. Naqib, A. K. M. A. Islam, Journal of Scientific Research Vol 7, No 3, 53-64, (2015)
  • 22. ELECTRONIC, OPTICAL AND THERMAL PROPERTIES OF TiCr2 AND TiMn2 BY AB INITIO SIMULATIONS M. S. Ali, M. Roknuzzaman, R. Parvin, A. K. M. A. Islam, K. Ostrikov Int. J. Mod. Phys. B 29, 1550223 (2015) [13 pages] DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0217979215502239
  • 23. Mechanical, electronic, optical, thermodynamic properties and superconductivity of ScGa3 F. Parvin, M A Hossain, M S Ali, A K M A Islam Physica B Condensed Matter, 457, 320-325 (Jan 2015) 
  • 24. Sulvanite Compounds Cu3TMS4 (TM = V, Nb and Ta): Elastic, Electronic, Optical and Thermal Properties using First-principles Method M. A. Ali, N. Jahan, and A. K. M. A. Islam, J. Sci. Res. 6 (3), 407-419 (2014) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v6i3.19191
  • 25. New superconductor (Na0.25K0.45) Ba3Bi4O12: A first-principle study M.S. Ali, M. Aftabuzzaman, M. Roknuzzaman b, M.A. Rayhan, F. Parvin, M.M. Ali, M.H.K. Rubel, A.K.M.A. Islam Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, 506, 53-58 (15 Nov 2014) DOI: 10.1016/j.physc.2014.08.010
  • 26. Zirconium metal-based MAX phases Zr2AC (A = Al, Si, P and S): A first-principles study M. T. Nasir, M. A. Hadi, S. H. Naqib, F. Parvin, A. K. M. A. Islam, M. Roknuzzaman, M. S. Ali, Int. J. Mod. Phys. B 28, 1550022 (2014) [16 pages] DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0217979215500228
  • 27. Superconducting Double Perovskite Bismuth Oxide Prepared by a Low-Temperature Hydrothermal Reaction M H. K. Rubel, Prof. A Miura, Prof. T Takei, […] M. M Ali, […] Prof. A. K. M. A Islam Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Volume 53, Issue 14, 3599–3603 (April 1, 2014), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., DOI: 10.1002/anie.201400607 Abstract , Article, PDF(672K) Impact Factor: 11.709 (2015); 11.261 (2014)
  • 28. Superconducting Double Perovskite Bismuth Oxide Prepared by a Low-Temperature Hydrothermal Reaction M H. K. Rubel, Prof. A Miura, Prof. T Takei, […] M. M Ali, […] Prof. A. K. M. A Islam Supporting Information file, Wiley-VCH 2014, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, anie_201400607_sm_miscellaneous_information.pdf Contents - Experimental methods, Results of chemical (or elemental) analysis and final Rietveld refinement parameters, X-ray powder diffraction pattern, Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) image, results of Thermograviemetric analysis (TG) and Mass spectrometry, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectrum, Temperature dependence of DC magnet ic susceptibility curves, High temperature synchrotron X-ray diffraction (HTSXRD) patterns, Laboratory XRD patterns for as prepared and high pressed samples, and Partial density of states (PDOS) curves.
  • German Version: Superconducting Double Perovskite Bismuth Oxide Prepared by a Low-Temperature Hydrothermal Reaction M H. K. Rubel, Prof. A Miura, Prof. T Takei, […] M. M Ali, […] Prof. A. K. M. A Islam Angewandte Chemie, 126 (Issue 14), 3673–3677 (April 1, 2014) Version of Record online : 26 FEB 2014, DOI: 10.1002/ange.201400607
  • 29. HARDNESS, THERMODYNAMIC AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF SUPERCONDUCTING Nb2AsC, Nb2InC, AND Mo2GaC FROM FIRST-PRINCIPLES M. A. HADI, M. S. ALI, S. H. NAQIB, and A. K. M. A. ISLAM, International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Engineering 02, 1350007 (2013) [15 pages] DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S2047684113500073
  • 30. Newly synthesized nanolaminate Nb2GeC: Hardness, thermodynamic and optical properties by first-principles method M.S. Ali, F. Parvin, A.K.M.A. Islam, M.A. Hossain, Comput. Mater. Sci. 74, 119 - 123 (June 2013). doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2013.03.020
  • 31. Mechanical and optical properties of inverse-perovskites Sc3InX (X = B, C, N) M.A. Hossain, M.S. Ali, F. Parvin, A.K.M.A. Islam Comput. Mater. Sci. 73, 1-8 (2013 June) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2013.02.017
  • 32. Rare earth rhodium borides RRh3B (R = Y, Zr, and Nb): Mechanical, thermal and optical properties. M.A. Hossain, M.S. Ali, A.K.M.A. Islam, The European Physical Journal B 85, 396 (2012). DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2012-30799-0
  • 33. Ab initio investigation of superconducting MAX phases Ti2InX (X = C, N). M. Roknuzzaman and A. K. M. A. Islam ISRN Condensed Matter Physics, Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 646042, 9 pages http://www.hindawi.com/journals/isrn/2013/646042
  • 34. MAX phases Nb2AC (A = S, Sn): An ab-initio study. M. T. Nasir, A. K. M. A. Islam Comput. Mater. Sci. 65, 365-371 (2012) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2012.08.003
  • 35. Newly synthesized Ti5Al2C3: Electronic and optical properties by first-principles method, M.S. Ali, A.K.M.A. Islam, M.A. Hossain J. Sci. Res. 4 (3), 569 (2012). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v4i3.9891
  • 36. Phase stability, elastic, electronic, thermal and optical properties of Ti3Al1-xSixC2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1): first-principles study. M. S. Ali, A. K. M. A. Islam, M. M. Hossain, F. Parvin, Physica B: Condensed Matter 407 (2012) 4221-4228 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physb.2012.07.007
  • 37. Elastic, thermodynamic, electronic and optical properties of U2Ti M. Z. Hasan, M. M. Hossain, M. S. Islam, F. Parvin, A. K. M. A. Islam Comput. Mater. Sci. 63, 256 (2012) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2012.06.019
  • 38. Ni-rich Nitrides ANNi3 (A = Pt, Ag, Pd) in Comparison with Superconducting ZnNNi3. M.A. Helal, A.K.M.A.Islam, Physica B: Condensed Matter 406 (2011) 4564–4568. DOI: 10.1016/j.physb.2011.09.018
  • 39. Sn1-xBixO2 and Sn1-xTaxO2 (0≤x≤0.75): A first-principles study. M.A. Ali, A.K.M.A. Islam Physica B: Condensed Matter 407 (2012) 1020–1026 DOI: 10.1016/j.physb.2012.01.002
  • 40. Elastic, electronic, and optical properties of hypothetical SnNNi3 and CuNNi3 in comparison with superconducting ZnNNi3. M. A. Ali, A. K. M. A. Islam, M. S. Ali, J. Sci. Res. 4 (1), 1-10 (2012) doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v4i1.9026
  • 41. Structural, Elastic, Electronic and Optical Properties of a New Layered-Ternary Ta4SiC3 Compound. M. S. Islam, A.K.M.A. Islam Physica B: Condensed Matter 406, 275 (2011). doi:10.1016/j.physb.2010.10.067
  • 42. Elastic Behavior of γ-Li3N under Pressure M. A. Hossain, A. K. M. A. Islam J. Sci. Res. 3 (3), 579-584 (2011), doi:10.3329/jsr.v3i3.7832
  • 43. On the Emergence of Superconductivity in LaOFeAs: Study of the Electronic Structure and Lattice Dynamics. M. Aftabuzzaman, A.K.M.A.Islam, S. H. Naqib J. Sci. Res. 3 (1), 1-11 (2011). doi:10.3329/jsr.v3i1.6211
  • 44. A high pressure Ca-VI phase between 158 and 180 GPa: stability, electronic structure and superconductivity M. Aftabuzzaman, A.K.M.A. Islam J. Phys: Cond. Matter 23 (10), 105701 (2011) doi: 10.1088/0953-8984/23/10/105701
  • 45. New Superconducting RbFe2As2: A first-principles investigation. M. Aftabuzzaman, A.K.M.A. Islam Physica C: Superconductivity, 470, 202-205 (2010). doi:10.1016/j.physc.2009.12.040
  • SciVerse – Elsevier: Among Top 25 Hottest Articles, Physics and Astronomy > Physica C: Superconductivity, January to March 2010.
  • 46. Elastic properties of mono- and poly-crystalline PbO-type FeSe1-xTex (x = 0 - 1.0): A first-principles study. S. Chandra, A.K.M.A. Islam Physica C: Superconductivity, 470, 2072 (2010). doi:10.1016/j.physc.2010.10.001
  • SciVerse – Elsevier: Among Top 25 Hottest Articles, Physics and Astronomy > Physica C: Superconductivity, October to December 2010.
  • 47. AlH3 between 65 and 110 GPa: Implications of electronic band and phonon structures. M. Ali, A.K.M.A. Islam Physica C: Superconductivity 470, 403-406 (2010), doi:10.1016/j.physc.2010.02.091
  • 48. Superconductivity in Diamond-like BC3 Phase. M. Ali, A.K.M. A. Islam, M. Aftabuzzaman, F. Parvin J. Sci. Res. 2, 203-213 (2010), DOI: 10.3329/jsr.v2i2.2638
  • 49. Superconductor-insulator phase transition in single-crystal La2-xSrxCuO4 films grown by the liquid-phase epitaxy method. Islam, A.T.M.N; Hitosugi, T.; Dudzik, E.; Hasegawa, T.; Ueda, S.; Takano, Y.; Islam, F. N.; Khan, M. K. R.; Islam, M. N.; Islam, A. K. M. A.; Watauchi, S.; Tanaka, I., Phys. Rev. B 80, 024505 (2009). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.80.024505
  • 50. Elastic Properties of- and -phases of Li3N. M.A. Hossain, A.K.M.A. Islam J. Sci. Res. 1 (2), 182-189 (2009), DOI: 10.3329/jsr.v1i2.1763
  • 51. Superconducting Noble Metal Diborides. In: Superconductivity Research Developments. A.K.M.A. Islam, F. Parvin, ISBN: 978-1-60021-848-4, Editor: James R Tobin, pp 63-92 ©2008 Nova Science Publications, Inc (New York). Best Seller. Visit https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=5883
  • 52. AgB2: superconductivity and the role of paramagnons. A.K.M. A. Islam, F. Parvin, F.N. Islam, M.N. Islam, A.T.M.N. Islam and I. Tanaka, Physica C: Superconductivity 466, 76-81 (2007). doi:10.1016/j.physc.2007.06.003
  • 53. Elastic and electronic properties of BeB2 in comparison to superconducting MgB¬2 and NbB2
  • A.K.M.A. Islam Solid State Communications, 139, 315 (2006), doi:10.1016/j.ssc.2006.04.043
  • 54. NbB2: a density functional study. A.K.M.A. Islama, A.S. Sikder, F.N. Islam Physics Letters A 350, 288 (2006), doi:10.1016/j.physleta.2005.09.085
  • 55. Superconducting NbB2: An ab initio study of elastic constants. A.S. Sikder, A.K.M.A. Islam, M. Nuruzzaman, F.N. Islam Solid State Commun. 137, 253 (2006), doi:10.1016/j.ssc.2005.11.032
  • 56. 2D van Hove superconductors with weak and strong couplings A.K.M.A. Islam, F. Parvin The Nucleus, 42, 149-152 (2&3) (2005).
  • 57. VB2 and ZrB2: a density functional study. S T Mahmud, A K M A Islam and F N Islam J. Physics: Condens. Matter, 16, 2335 (2005). doi:10.1088/0953-8984/16/13/013
  • 58. AuB2 in comparison to superconducting MgB2 – an ab initio study. F. Parvin, A.K.M.A. Islam Solid State Commun. 130, 567 (2004). doi:10.1016/j.ssc.2004.02.019
  • 59. Electron impact single ionization of ionic targets with charge q >2. M A Uddin, A K Basak, A K M A Islam and F B Malik J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys., 37, 1909 (2004). doi:10.1088/0953-4075/37/9/011
  • 60. Occurrence of superconductivity in diboride of Zr. F.N. Islam, A.K.M.A. Islam Physica C 426-431[P], 464 (2004), doi:10.1088/0953-8984/16/13/013
  • 61. MgB2: Superconductivity and Pressure. A.K.M.A. Islam, F.N. Islam Int. J. Mod. Phys. B, 17(21) 3785 (2003), doi:10.1142/S0217979203021836
  • 62. Mechanical behaviour of AgB2 in comparison to MgB2 – a first principle study. F. Parvin, A.K.M.A. Islam, F.N. Islam, A.F.M.A. Wahed, M.E. Haque Physica C: Superconductivity, 390 (1), 16 (2003) doi:10.1016/S0921-4534(03)00868-2
  • Works submitted/to be submitted/in arXiv preprint (USA)
  • 63. Phase stability and physical properties of hypothetical V4SiC3 F. Parvin, M.M. Hossain, A.K.M.A. Islam, Arxiv preprint, arXiv:1110.4452v2
  • 64. Structural, elastic, electronic and optical properties of a newly predicted layered-ternary Ti4SiN3: A First-principles study M. M. Hossain, M. S. Ali, A. K. M. A. Islam, arXiv preprint, arXiv:1108.0553v1
  • 65. Structural, Elastic, Electronic and Optical Properties of a New Layered-Ternary Ta4SiC3 Compound M.S. Islam, A.K.M.A. Islam, arXiv preprint, DOI: 10.1016/j.physb.2010.10.067
Experience in Research Supervision and Achievements
Total research students = 89 (Masters, M.Phil & Ph.D theses)
Teaching Experience in Physics Department (Rajshahi University)
As Professor = 1984 – 2013
Total teaching period at RU = January 1968 – June 2013
Experience as Supervisor in the Last 14 years (2002 – 2016)
Ph.D. = 1 M E Huque (session 1982-1983; Actual 1987-90)
Ph.D = 2+1 2002: F.N. Islam (August)
2008: F. Parvin
2016: M. A. Hadi
5 More Registered for PhD – Did not continue after 1-2 years
M.Phil = 1 M Khademul Islam (1981-1982)
M.Phil = 2 2012: M. Anwar Hossain
2014: M. Abdul Hadi
Masters = 82+3 List of students, including full list of 92 of research students –
Articles on Physics Education etc
  • Physics and society in developing countries
    Phys. Educ. (U.K), 13, 357 (1978).
  • Physics teaching in developing countries
    Phys. Educ. (U.K), 12, 334 (1977).
  • Effective development of new physics curricula.
    Regional Conf. on University Physics Education, Penang, Malaysia, May 1977.
  • The role of the teaching laboratory in physics education.
    Regional Conf. on Univ. Physics Education, Penang, Malaysia, May 1977.
  • Postgraduate education of physicists.
    Regional Conf. on University Physics Education, Penang, Malaysia, May 1977.
  • Physics and curricula at Rajshahi University.
    Regional Conf. on University Physics Education, Penang, Malaysia, May 1977.
  • Problems and policy of physics education in developing countries.
    Proc. International Conf. on Role of Lab. in Physics Education, Jaipur (India, 1985) p-289.
  • Some peculiarities of the problems in communicating physics to students in developing countries. Intern. Conf. on Physics Education held at Duisburg University, Germany (1985).
  • Science & Technology in Muslim Countries – Present Status, Prospects and Strategies for Development, VAST Conference, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia, 1997) – published.
  • The Education Policy & the Curricula of Schools in Bangladesh.
    Muslim Education Quarterly, 19(1), 71 (2001).
ICTP (Italy) Publication
  • Dipole moment functions and radiative lifetimes of alkali halide molecules.
  • ICTP Reprint (1985).
  • Ion model and dipole polarizabilities in energy calculations. ICTP Report IC/85/21.
  • Equilibrium geometry and energy of unmixed lithium halide dimers.
  • Proc. of the LAMP Conf. at ICTP, Italy (March 1985).
  • Superconductivity in silver diboride, Presented at the Bangalore Intern. Conf (13-15 July, 2006).
  • Superconducting Materials Research: An Overview – International Conference on Electronics, Computer and Communication (Rajshahi, June 2008).
Conference Proceedings Edited
  • Condensed Matter Physics: Vol I, Proceedings of the 1996 International Workshop (Rajshahi 28 Oct- 1 Nov, 1996), Edited by A.K.M.A. Islam. ISBN 984-30-0269-5 (pp 264). Catalogued by US Library of Congress, ICTP Library.
  • High-Tc Superconductors: Proceedings of the 1998 International Workshop (12th Anniversary Workshop, Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 2-6 November, 1998) A.K.M. A. Islam; Rajshahi University ISBN 10: 9843103939, ISBN 13: 9789843103932, Publisher: Condensed Matter Physics Group, Dept. of Physics, Rajshahi University, Publication Date: 1998

    LCCN permalink: http://lccn.loc.gov/99938837 , CALL NUMBER: QC611.98.H54 H5 1998 Jefferson or Adams Building Reading Rooms US Library of Congress Cataloguing-in-Publication Data available from Website: http://www.oclc.org; http://lcweb.loc.gov/catalog/; Also catalogued by ICTP Library, and several UK, USA, Japan, China, Singapore, India & Pakistan University Libraries.
Books Authored and Published
1. A.K.M. A. Islam, F. Parvin, Superconducting Noble Metal Diboride, Chapter 3 in: Supeconductivity Research Developments); ISBN-13:978-1-60021-848-4 (hardcover); ISBN-10:1-60021-848-2 (hardcover), Editor: James R Tobin, pp 63-92 © 2008 Nova Science Publications, Inc (New York). https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=5883
2 Electricity, Magnetism and Modern Physics (Text Book)
A.K.M.A. Islam, M.N. Islam,
M.S. Islam
Ist Ed., July 1985
2nd Ed., April 1988
3rd Ed., Sept. 1997
4th Ed. Agreement
Bangla Academy, Dhaka
Bangla Academy, Dhaka
Books Pavillion, Rajshahi
Quality Publication, Dhaka
3 On Solid State of Matter (Popular book)
A.K.M.A. Islam
First Ed., April 1989
2nd Ed., 2000
Bangla Academy, Dhaka
Bangla Academy, Dhaka
4 Nuclear Physics (Text Book)
A.K.M.A. Islam, M.A. Islam
First Ed., April 1989
2nd Ed., 2000
3rd Ed. Agreement
University Grants Commission
University Grants Commission
Time Science Publicat., Dhaka
5 Electrodynamics (Text Book)
A.K.M.A. Islam, S.N. Islam
First Ed. Dec, 1993
2nd Ed. Agreement
Text Book Publ. Board, R.U.
Time Science Publicat., Dhaka
6 Chotoder Biswakosh#
(Children’s Encyclopaedia) – Vol. II
A.K.M.A. Islam
First Ed., 2002 Bangladesh Islamic Foundation, Dhaka
7 Chotoder Biswakosh#
(Children’s Encyclopaedia) – Vol. I
A.K.M.A. Islam
First Ed., 2003 Bangladesh Islamic Foundation, Dhak
8 Theory of Evolution – An Analysis
(Translated & edited)
A.K.M.A. Islam, S.M.H. Rahman
First Ed., July 2000
ISBN 984-31-0921-4
Tanwi Publishers, Rajshahi
9 Education Policy of Bangladesh
(School and Madrasah Education)
Bā̄ṃlādeśe skula o mādrāsā śikshānīti o pāṭhyakrama : Makkā ghoshaṇāra āloke mūlyāẏana
A.K.M.A. Islam, S.M.H. Rahman
First Ed. 2003
ISBN 984-32-0760-2
Ahsan Publication, Dhaka
Catalogued: US Library of Congress.
ACCESS: Asian Reading Room (Jefferson, LJ150)
CALL NUMBER:LC904 .I855 2003 Ben
10 Smriti amlana
US Lib Congress (Smriti amlana)
Isalāma, E. Ke. Ema. Ājahārula
A.K.M.A. Islam
First Edition 2006 (282+xv)
ISBN 9843228693
http://lccn.loc
Kavico Associates, Chittagong
Catalogued: US Library of Congress.
QD22.L35 S67 2006 FT MEADE Asian Reading Room (Jefferson LJ150) - STORED OFFSITE
11 Bedevilled World
A.K.M.A. Islam
324+viii (March 2008)
ISBN: 81-88869-26-0
Global Media Publications, New Delhi, India
12 (Nindito Bishwa Nandito Gantabbo)
A.K.M.A. Islam
352+xvi (July 2007) ISBN 984-300-000158-0 Allama Fazlullah Foundation,
Chittagong
13 عالم الغابة والهدف المنشود
Arabic version of ‘Bedevilled World’
A.K.M.A. Islam
2011 Beirut, Lebanon (Prof. Hendawi)
General Articles: Published in Periodicals, National Dailies & Conference Proceedings (55):
  • Challenges and Opportunities of Globalization: ICT, Media & Cultural Issues in Bangladesh Perspective - presented at the 37th Convention of the Institution of Engineers of Bangladesh (5-7 January 2003) – published in the proceedings.
  • Jakarta ICIS II: Muslims Nations To Stand Up and Be Counted.
  • Reawakening of the dissipated potentials of Muslim Youths (8th global conf in Kuwait),
  • Appearance of First Man Adam
  • Image of Islam & Jakarta Declaration
  • Tathya Projugti O Muslim Biswa” in Bengali, June 2003
  • Away from the wild wild world (New Age, 19 Aug 2004)
  • Private Universities – problems and prospects (Naya Diganta)
  • Information Technology and the Muslim World, Malaysia
  • Cartoons versus pretext of freedom of expression, New Age (20**)
  • Faster-Than-Light Particle or Is it? - Physics Seminar Lecture on Neutrino at RU – 10 Oct 2010
  • Freedom of Speech and Obscene Movie – Innocence of Muslim” – September 2012
  • BanglaJOl and the JSR Experiences with the online journal system, 2009 - INASP News Letter (UK)
    http://www.inasp.info/uploads/filer_public/2013/04/08/banglajol_and_the_jsr_1.pdf
  • Enhancing Reputation of the Muslim World Universities – Trends in Bangladesh (Framework for classification and ranking of the universities of the Muslim world), 11-13 June 2013 – Khartoum, Sudan (32 slides Power Point Presentation)
  • Future Of University and University of the Future, VC Forum 2013, Islamabad, Pakistan (23-24 September) - Panel Discussion, 21 slides presentation
  • The COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan in collaboration with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO); Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (HEC); Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan (MoST); and the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW) is organizing a 2 - Day Vice Chancellors’ Forum on ‘Universities in the Islamic World: Challenges of Internationalization’. The Forum is scheduled to be held on September 23 - 24, 2013. Venue of the Forum is Serena Hotel, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Knowledge-based Development in Muslim Countries – Status and Prospects – IIUC Conf at Dhaka (2010) and Turkey Lect (June 2014)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Reflections of a Physicist, ICOBIEE (Penang, Malaysia, 6-8 December 2013)
  • Socioeconomic Development: Econophysics, Econoshariah as Secular & Divine Resources, iEcons15 (Thailand, 29-30 September 2015) - Keynote Speech
  • Exciting 3D MAX Phases and The Derived 2d new Wonder Materials - IIUC Intern Conference: ICISET-2016 28-29 October 2016
  • Workshop on University-Industry Collaboration arranged jointly by IEEE-B’desh Chapter & IIUC (Chittagong-2016).
  • HRM Issues at BSHRM Chitagong Summit 2017
Other Works
  • K+d Scan Statistics and efficiency. Imperial College Report KD-09/1970.
  • H.P.D ionization measurements and automatic selection of GRIND hypotheses. Imperial College Report KD-10/03/1971.
  • Further results on the quality of ionization information. Imperial College Report
  • KD-11/06/1971.
  • "Production of Hypernuclei", Rajshahi University, M.Sc. Thesis (1967).
  • Superfluid 3He. The Physicist, 17 (2) 16 (1997).
Award List in Chronogical Order
  • 1961: Hazi Mohd. Mohsin Prize and Bogra Textile Mill Prize for result at Matriculation in the East Pakistan Secondary Education Board, Dhaka.
  • 1964: Governor’s First Prize, Air Travel and Certificate for National level Essay Competition in the then East Pakistan
  • 1966: Habib Bank Gold Medal and Book prize for B.Sc. Hons result
  • 1967: Habib Bank Gold Medal and Book prize for B.Sc. Hons result
  • 1968: Presentation of Insignia of the then Pakistan Civil and Military Award as well as President’s Medal for Pride of Performance (Gold Medal, US$ 1000 Prize Money and National Tour)
  • 1968: Government Merit Scholarship for PhD at Imperial College of Sci. & Tech, London
  • 1969: Gold Medals at Rajshahi University Convocation (in absentia) for achieving Faculty First Positions at Both B.Sc. Hons and M.Sc Examinations
  • 1991: Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia honoures as a Supervisor of UGC PhD Research Fellows in a Ceremony at Dhaka.
  • 1997: UGC Resaerch Award – Education Minister of Bangladesh
  • 2001: ISESCO International Science Award for Meritorious Research Achievements in the field of Physics (US$ 5000 + Tour & others)
  • 2006: Bangladesh Academy of Sciences Gold Medal Award 2006 (Awarded by Hon’ble President of Bangladesh
  • 2010: International CSE Award (2010) as an Editor of Science Journal of the Third World on the occasion of 52nd Annual Conference of the Council of Science Editors (Atlanta, 14-18 May 2010).
  • 2016: United Group Research Paper Award 2016 – (Awarded by the Education Minister at Dhaka, 22 April 2016).
  • 2016 UGC Reception for author of University Text book (Crest & Certificate by Education Minister)