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D. Sc. (Research- Shimane University, Japan), M. S. (Research- Shimane University, Japan), M. Sc. (Research-University of Rajshahi), B. Sc. (Honours-University of Rajshahi)
Chairman and Associate Professor
Petroleum and Mining Engineering
Associate Professor, Department of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jessore University of Science and Technology, Jessore- 7408, Bangladesh.
Mobile: +8801781731963, +88-01928031149, Phone (office): +880421-62020, Ext. 218. email- zakir_pme@just.edu.bd
http://publicationslist.org/zakir_kln

Research Interests:

• Geochemistry of clastic sediments
• Organic and petroleum geochemistry
• Stable isotope geochemistry
• Biogeochemistry

Visiting Fellowships/Postdoctoral Research:

[1] JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow (Standard): Himalayan uplift impacts on methane flares in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. Department of Ocean Floor Geoscience, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (AORI), the University of Tokyo, Japan (From September, 2015 to August, 2017).

[2] Short-term visiting research, Department of Geoscience, Shimane University, Japan (From May 2014 to June 2014).

[3] Short-term visiting research, Department of Geoscience, Shimane University, Japan (From July 2010 to September 2010).

[4] Postdoctoral research in Research Center for Coastal Lagoon Environments, Shimane University, Japan (From October 2009 to December 2009).
Research Grants:

[1] HEQEP Principal Investigator/Sub-Project Manager (SPM), CP No. 3401: Development of Petroleum Exploration Lab for postgraduate studies in the Department of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Jessore University of Science and Technology. Total Approved Budget: Tk. 100.00 BDT in Lakh.

Collaborative Research:

[1] Department of Ocean Floor Geoscience, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (AORI), the University of Tokyo, Japan.

[2] Department of Ocean and Environmental Sciences, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan.

[3] Department of Geoscience, Shimane University, Japan.

[4] Department of Earth Sciences, Okayama University, Japan.

[5] Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan.

[6] Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan.

[7] Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico.

[8] Departmento de Geologia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil.

[9] Division of Marine Geophysics and Georesources, Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

[10] Department of Geology, University of Karachi, Pakistan.
[11] Department of Geology and Mining, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Selected Publications (Journal Papers/Book Chapters):

Peer-reviewed publications:

1. HMZ Hossain, H Kawahata, BP Roser, A Kamei, Y Sampei, D Araoka, Y Kon (2017) Geochemical variations and provenance of sediment cores from the Gulf of Thailand and east coast of Malay Peninsula. Chemical Geology (in preparation).
2. HMZ Hossain, H Kawahata, Y Sampei, BP Roser (2017) Distribution and sources of organic matter in sediment cores from the Gulf of Thailand and east coast of Malay Peninsula. Organic Geochemistry (in preparation).
3. HMZ Hossain, H Kawahata, BP Roser, Y Sampei, D Araoka, Y Kon (2017) Geochemical characteristics of sediment cores from the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea: Implications for provenance and source area weathering. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (in preparation).
4. HMZ Hossain, H Kawahata, Y Sampei, BP Roser, AS Ratnayake (2017) Multiproxy geochemical approach to sediment cores from the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea: Implications for organic matter source, vegetation and climate variability. Journal Geophysical Research: Biogeochemistry (under review).
5. QH Hossain, Y Sampei, HMZ Hossain, BP Roser, MS Islam (2017) Organic geochemical study of Permian Gondwana coal deposit in the Barapukuria basin, northwestern Bengal Basin of Bangladesh. International Journal of Coal Geology (under review).
6. HMZ Hossain, Y Sampei, QH Hossain, BP Roser (2017) Organic geochemical characterization of Permian Gondwana coaly shales intercalated in coals/sands of the Barapukuria basin, Bangladesh. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences (under review).
7. T Manaka, D Araoka, T Yoshimura, HMZ Hossain, Y Nishio, A Suzuki, H Kawahata (2017) Downstream and seasonal changes of lithium isotope ratios in the Ganges–Brahmaputra river system. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 18, doi:10.1002/2016GC006738.
8. HMZ Hossain, H Kawahata, BP Roser, Y Sampei, T Manaka, S Otani (2017) Geochemical characteristics of modern river sediments in Myanmar and Thailand: implications for weathering and provenance. Chemie der Erde – Geochemistry, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemer.2017.07.005.
9. O Yuki, H Kawahata, M Murayama, M Inoue, Y Yokoyama, Y Miyairi, T Aung, HMZ Hossain, A Suzuki, A Kitamura, KT Moe (2017) Effects of intensification of the Indian Summer Monsoon on northern Andaman Sea sediments during the past 700 years. Journal of Quaternary Science 32, 528–539.
10. HMZ Hossain, MS Islam, MF Ferdousy, JS Armstrong-Altrin, AN Sial, I Hossain, QH Hossain (2016) Stable isotope record of Late Quaternary sediments from northwestern Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. Earth Evolution Sciences 10, 3-14.
11. S Tahsin, HMZ Hossain, MM Hossain (2016) Organic matter in coal seam-VI of the Barapukuria coal field in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 51, 221-230.
12. T Manaka, H Ushie, D Araoka, S Otani, A Inamura, A Suzuki, HMZ Hossain, H Kawahata (2015) Spatial and seasonal variation in surface water pCO2 in the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna Rivers on the Indian subcontinent. Aquatic Geochemistry 21, 437-458.
13. MA Hossain, NM Ali, MS Islam, HMZ Hossain (2015) Spatial distribution and source apportionment of heavy metals in soils of Gebeng industrial city, Malaysia. Environmental Earth Sciences 73, 115-126.
14. MS Shah, HMZ Hossain (2015) Evaluation of natural gas production optimization in Kailashtila gas field in Bangladesh using decline curve analysis methods. Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 50(1), 29-38.
15. HMZ Hossain (2015) Investigation of provenance, tectonic setting and paleoclimate of Miocene sandstones from the Surma basin, Bangladesh: revisited. In: Das et al. (Eds.), Recent Advances in Mineral Development and Environmental Issues, p. 249-271, Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, Kolkata.
16. MS Shah, HMZ Hossain, SU Kazal, S Tahsin, SW Rahman, J Das, MS Islam (2015) Evaluation of unconventional gas recovery from Kailashtila gas field, Bangladesh. In: Das et al. (Eds.), Recent Advances in Mineral Development and Environmental Issues, p. 17-27, Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, Kolkata.
17. HMZ Hossain, M Tarek, JS Armstrong-Altrin, MMU Monir, MT Ahmed, SI Ahmed, CJ Hernandez-Coronado (2014) Microtextures of detrital sand grains from the Cox’s Bazar beach, Bangladesh: Implications for provenance and depositional environment. Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences 9(3), 187-197.
18. HMZ Hossain, QH Hossain, MMU Monir, MT Ahmed (2014) Municipal solid waste (MSW) as a source of renewable energy in Bangladesh: Revisited. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 39, 35-41.
19. HMZ Hossain, QH Hossain (2013) Assessment of hydrocarbon generation potential of Permian Gondwana Coals, Bangladesh. International Journal of Economic and Environment Geology 4(1), 15-20.
20. HMZ Hossain, MS Islam, QH Hossain (2013) Occurrence of penta-aromatic hydrocarbons in Jaintia and Barail Group mudstones, northeastern Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. Journal of Life and Earth Science 8, 105-113.
21. HMZ Hossain (2013) Vertical distribution and sources of perylene in Miocene mudstones from the northeastern Bengal Basin of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 48(4), 257-264.
22. HMZ Hossain, MS Islam, JS Armstrong-Altrin, AN Sial, S Ahamed, MN Nowsher, M Abdullah-Al-Kawsar (2013) Carbon and oxygen isotopic composition of bivalve shells and calcareous sediments in Nhila Anticline, southeast Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. Journal of Life and Earth Science 8, 113-117.
23. HMZ Hossain, Y Sampei, QH Hossain, BP Roser, MS Islam (2013) Characterization of alkyl phenanthrene distributions in Permian Gondwana coals and coaly shales from the Barapukuria Basin, NW Bangladesh. Researches in Organic Geochemistry 29, 17-28.
24. HMZ Hossain, Y Sampei, BP Roser (2013) Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in late Eocene to early Pleistocene mudstones of the Sylhet succession, NE Bengal Basin, Bangladesh: Implications for source and paleoclimate conditions during Himalayan uplift. Organic Geochemistry 56, 25-39.
25. MMU Monir, HMZ Hossain (2012) Coal mine accidents in Bangladesh: its causes and remedial measures. International Journal of Economic and Environmental Geology 3(2), 33-40.
26. MMU Monir, YA Khan, HMZ Hossain, QH Hossain (2011) Investigation of water quality in the Ganges River, Bangladesh: Implications for drinking and household purposes. International Journal of Economic and Environment Geology 2 (2), 22-24.
27. HMZ Hossain, BP Roser, J-I Kimura (2010) Petrography and whole-rock geochemistry of the Tertiary Sylhet succession, northeastern Bengal Basin, Bangladesh: Provenance and source area weathering. Sedimentary Geology 228, 171-183.
28. HMZ Hossain, Y Sampei, BP Roser (2009) Influence of organic matter type on the distribution of tri-aromatic hydrocarbons in Tertiary mudstones in the Sylhet Basin, Bangladesh. Researches in Organic Geochemistry 25, 39-52.
29. HMZ Hossain, Y Sampei, BP Roser (2009) Characterization of organic matter and depositional environment of Tertiary mudstones from the Sylhet Basin, Bangladesh. Organic Geochemistry 40, 743–754.
30. MS Islam, HMZ Hossain, I Hossain (2008) Solid Waste Problem in Khulna City, Bangladesh: It's Environmental Impacts and Sustainable Management. Journal of Science and Culture 74, 251-258.
31. PD Ulak, BP Roser, HMZ Hossain (2008) Major and trace element analyses of sandstones and mudstones from the Siwalik Group, Bakiya Khola, central Nepal. Geoscience Reports of Shimane University 27, 43–51.
32. HMZ Hossain, PD Ulak, BP Roser (2008) Geochemical analyses of sandstones and mudstones from the Siwalik succession, Surai Khola, western Nepal. Geoscience Reports of Shimane University 27, 53–60.
33. I Hossain, MK Roy, MS Islam, MS Hossain, HMZ Hossain (2008) Paleoenvironment of the Boka Bil Formation in the Barogang-Hari river section near Lalakhal, Jaintiapur, Sylhet, Bangladesh. Earth Evolution Sciences 2, 3–14.
34. HMZ Hossain, BP Roser (2006) Major and trace element analyses of Tertiary sedimentary rocks from the Sylhet basin, Bangladesh. Geoscience Reports of Shimane University 25, 49–59.
35. MS Islam, HMZ Hossain, I Hossain (2006) Environmental Concerns in Khulna City, Bangladesh: It's Causes, Impacts and Management. The Bulletin on Geological Sciences 11, 25-39.
36. HMZ Hossain, MK Roy, T Islam (2005) Depositional environment of the Kopili Formation, Dauki river section, Sangram, Sylhet, Bangladesh. Indian Journal of Landscape System and Ecological Studies 28(1), 62-69.
37. HMZ Hossain, MS Islam, SS Ahmed, I Hossain (2002) Analysis of sedimentary facies and depositional environments of the Permian Gondwana sequence in borehole GDH-45, Khalaspir Basin, Bangladesh. Geosciences Journal 6, 227–236.
38. HMZ Hossain, MS Islam, SS Ahmed, I Hossain (2001) Petrography of Gondwana sandstones in the Borehole GDH-45 of the Khalaspir Basin, Bangladesh. ACTA Mineralogica Pakistanica 12, 63–74.

National/International Conference Proceedings, Workshop and Abstract:

39. HMZ Hossain, Y Sampei, AS Ratnayake, QH Hossain, S Naseem (2017) Organic geochemical exploration of Lakhra coal in Pakistan: implications for source and hydrocarbon generation potential. In: International Conference on Mining and Fuel Industries (CMFI-2017), 19-24 October, Sheikh Zayed Islamic Research Center, Karachi, Pakistan.
40. HMZ Hossain, H Kawahata, BP Roser, A Kamei, Y Sampei, D Araoka, Y Kon, A Suzuki (2017) Geochemical compositions and provenance of core sediments from the Gulf of Thailand and east coast of Malay Peninsula. In: 2017 Goldschmidt Conference, 13-18 August, Paris, France.
41. HMZ Hossain, H Kawahata, BP Roser, Y Sampei, T Manaka, S Otani (2017) Geochemical implications of provenance and chemical weathering in the major river
sediments of Myanmar and Thailand. In: 2017 JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting, 20-25 May, Chiba, Japan.
42. HMZ Hossain, Y Sampei, H Kawahata (2016) Geochemical characteristics of organic matter in the Andaman Sea sediments: Implications for source, paleovegetation and paleoclimate changes. In: 2016 AGU Fall Meeting, 12-16 December, San Francisco, California, USA.
43. HMZ Hossain, Y Sampei, H Kawahata, M Inoue (2016) Characterization of organic matter in sediment cores of the Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea and Indian Ocean. In: 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, 21-26 February, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
44. HMZ Hossain (2015) Geochemical characteristic of the Sylhet succession, northeastern Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. In: 7th Nepal Geological Congress (NGC VII), April 7-9, Kathmandu, Nepal.
45. M Tarek, HMZ Hossain, MN Uddin, SI Ahmed, MM Billah, MF Hossain, MR Amin (2015) Lithofacies and depositional environments of the southeastern fold belt of the Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. In: 7th Nepal Geological Congress (NGC VII), April 7-9, Kathmandu, Nepal.
46. HMZ Hossain (2015) Organic geochemical characteristics of Cenozoic mudstones, NE Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. In: International Conference on Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering (ICGPE 2015), January 26-27, Istanbul, Turkey.
47. T Manaka, H Ushie, D Araoka, O Souya, A Inamura, A Suzuki, HMZ Hossain, H Kawahata (2014) Spatial and seasonal variations of surface water pCO2 in the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna rivers, Bangladesh: implications for its impact on the local and global carbon cycle. In: American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2014, December 15-19, San Francisco, USA.
48. HMZ Hossain (2014) Participating IUGS Workshop on “Geosciences Students: Development for Society”, 19th January, 2014 in the P.G. Department of Geology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India.
49. MS Shah, HMZ Hossain (2014) Sedimentary reservoir pressure evaluation and increasing natural gas production rate at Kailashtila well no-01, Bangladesh. In: National Conference on “Sedimentation and Stratigraphy” and XXXI Convention of Indian Association of Sedimentologists, November 12-14, Department of Geology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India.
50. HMZ Hossain (2014) Petrographic and geochemical characterization of the Tertiary Succession in the northeastern Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. In: International Seminar on Geosciences for Mineral Development and Environmental Challenges (GEMDEC 2014), January 17-19, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India.
51. MS Shah, HMZ Hossain, SU Kazal, S Tahsin, SW Rahman, J Das (2014) Unconventional gas recovery by horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing stimulation techniques at Kailashtila gas field, Bangladesh. In: International Seminar on Geosciences for Mineral Development and Environmental Challenges (GEMDEC 2014), January 17-19, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India.
52. HMZ Hossain (2014) Investigation of provenance, tectonic setting and paleoclimate of Miocene sandstones from the Surma basin, Bangladesh. In: International Seminar on Geosciences for Mineral Development and Environmental Challenges (GEMDEC 2014), January 17-19, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India.
53. HMZ Hossain (2014) Hydrocarbon potential of Cenozoic mudstones, northeastern Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy 2013 (ICMERE2013) 01- 03 May 2014, CUET, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
54. MN Nowsher, HM Ratul-Al-Istiak, TR Mahid, B Biswas, SMA Huda, MT Ahmed, HMZ Hossain (2013) Environmental Impact Assessment of Madhyapara Granite Mine, Northwest Bangladesh. In: International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and
Materials Engineering 2013 (ICMIME2013) 1-3 November, 2013, RUET, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
55. SM Jabin, K Miah, MHR Khan, M Abdullah-Al-Josi, MMU Monir, HMZ Hossain (2013) Improved underground mine design for reducing subsidence at Barapukuria Coal Mine, NW Bangladesh. In: International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Materials Engineering 2013 (ICMIME2013) 1-3 November, 2013, RUET, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
56. HMZ Hossain, QH Hossain (2013) Assessment of hydrocarbon generation potential of Permian Gondwana coals, Bangladesh. In: International Conference on “Water, Mineral and Energy Resources” Hotel Regent Plaza, Karachi, Pakistan on 05-08 October, 2013.
57. HMZ Hossain, MS Islam, JS Armstrong-Altrin, AN Sial, S Ahamed, MN Nowsher, M Abdullah-Al-Kawsar (2013) Reconstruction of Miocene paleoenvironment and paleoclimate in the Nhila Anticline, Bangladesh using stable carbon and oxygen isotopes. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Research, Innovation and Education 2013 (ICERIE 2013), January 11-13, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
58. HMZ Hossain, Y Sampei, QH Hossain, BP Roser, MS Islam (2013) Kerogen type and hydrocarbon generation potential of the Permian Gondwana coal, NW Bengal Basin, Bangladesh. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Research, Innovation and Education 2013 (ICERIE 2013), January 11-13, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
59. HMZ Hossain, S Ahamed, JS Armstrong-Altrin, AN Sial, MN Nowsher (2012) Stable Isotopes of Carbon and Oxygen in the Miocene Sediments of the Nhila Hill Range, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. In: An International Conference on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development, July 14, 2012, Jessore Science & Technology University, Bangladesh.
60. HMZ Hossain (2012) Aliphatic and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Mudstones from the Sylhet Trough, Bangladesh. In: An International Conference on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development, July 14, 2012, Jessore Science & Technology University, Bangladesh.
61. HMZ Hossain (2012) Chemical weathering in Himalaya: Insights from major and trace element geochemistry of the Ganges- Brahmaputra River sediments. In: Japan Geoscience Union International Symposium, May 20-25, Chiba, Japan.
62. T Manaka, H Ushie, D Araoka, K Higashi, T Yoshimura, A Suzuki, HMZ Hossain, H Kawahata (2012) The influence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers on global carbon cycle In: Japan Geoscience Union International Symposium, May 20-25, 2012, Chiba, Japan.
63. HMZ Hossain, QH Hossain, MS Islam (2012) Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Gondwana Rocks, NW Bangladesh: Implications for Paleoclimatic Changes. In: North Bengal Drought Conference (NBDC), March 27-28, 2012, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.
64. MT Ahmed, HMZ Hossain, MMU Monir (2012) Hard rock mine in Bangladesh: Its environmental impact on changing climate. In: South Asian Regional Conference on Natural Resource Conservation in the Developing Countries Under the Changing Climate, February 28-29 & March 01, 2012, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.
65. HMZ Hossain, QH Hossain, MS Islam, MK Roy, I Hossain, MMU Monir (2012) Climatic control on continental erosion of the Himalaya: a geochemical approach. In: South Asian Regional Conference on Natural Resource Conservation in the Developing Countries Under the Changing Climate, February 28-29 & March 01, 2012, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.
66. HMZ Hossain, QH Hossain, MMU Monir, MT Ahmed (2012) Renewable source of energy from municipal solid waste in Bangladesh: An overview. In: 3rd National Seminar on Promotion of Renewable Energy, March 18-19, 2012 Khulna University, Bangladesh.
67. T Manaka, H Ushie, D Araoka, A Suzuki, HMZ Hossain, H Kawahata (2011) The influence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers on regional and global carbon cycle. In: 2nd Annual Symposium of IGCP-581, “Evolution of Asian River Systems: Tectonics and Climates”, June 11-14, 2011, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.
68. HMZ Hossain, BP Roser, MS Islam (2011) Geochemistry of sediments from the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers. In: Japan Geoscience Union International Symposium, May 22-27, 2011, Chiba, Japan.
69. HMZ Hossain, Y Sampei, BP Roser (2009) Changes in type of sedimentary organic matter in Bangladesh according to uplift of the Himalaya. In: The 27th Symposium of the Japanese Association of Organic Geochemists, August 5-7, 2009, Matsue, Japan.

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