Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Jalil

Professor & Dean, Faculty of Sciences, BUFT

About Dr. Md. Abdul Jalil

Dr. Jalil currently hold the position of Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology. He has more than 20 years of teaching, research and management experiences including six years of research position in reputed overseas universities and institute.

Dr. Jalil received his B.Sc. (Honors) and M.Sc. degree in chemistry from Dhaka University in 1986 and 1987 respectively. After receiving his Masters he joined Bangla Academy as an Editor in the Text Books Division. After serving one year there he joined the BCS Education Cadre as a Lecturer in Chemistry in 1993. In 1995 he went to Japan for higher study under the Monbukagakusho Scholarship program. He was conferred his 2nd Masters in 1998 and PhD in 2001 by Kanazawa University, Japan. Just after earning his PhD degree, he received the very prestigious JSPS (Japan Society for the promotion of Sciences) Postdoctoral Fellowship for two years and worked in the laboratory of Professor Hedeo Kurosawa at Osaka University, Japan.

Prior to joining the BUFT in October 2014, Dr. Jalil served the Presidency University, Bangladesh for seven years as a faculty member. Preceding this position, he had a research position for over four years in the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES) in Singapore where he worked as the Principal Investigator (PI) for several projects. Apart from his research work in ICES he trained up a good number of industrial attachment students from National University of Singapore and the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Dr Jalil is a dedicated researcher with expertise in organic, inorganic, organometallic and environmental chemistry and also an enthusiastic teacher who enjoys teaching and interacting with students. He has been awarded several scholarships/fellowship and grants including JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship award, Sasakawa Scientific Research Grant, Sasakawa Grant for attending the Conference, Monbukagakusho Scholarship for Master’s and Doctoral programs. His publications have appeared in many leading academic journals, including the American Chemical Society (US), the Royal Chemical Society (UK), Springer, Elsevier etc and have been widely cited. He published 25 peer reviewed journal and conference papers and presented his research finding in various international conferences held in various parts of Japan, Europe and America.

Professional activities of Dr Jalil are extensive. He is the Life Member of Bangladesh Chemical Society, Bangla Academy, Japanese universities Alumni Association in Bangladesh (JUAAB), Dhaka University Alumni Association, Dhaka University Shahidullah Hall Alumni Association, DU83 Batch Foundation and a Member of the Chemical Society of Japan, International Researchers Club, Singapore, Ishikawa Alumni Association, Japan. He is routinely reviewing manuscripts of research papers and books published from various national and international organizations including International Journal for Research & Development in Technology (IJRDT), Bangla Academy, and BCSIR etc. He is a selected member of the peer reviewer panel for the World Bank funded project “the Higher Education quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP)” under UGC.

Teaching/Research Specialization

Dr. Jalil is experienced in various fields of chemistry including Coordination Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Organometallics, Catalysis, Polymer Chemistry, and Environmental Chemistry.

Research specialization in:

  • Designing & synthesizing of chiral and achiral ligands
  • Synthesis of bioactive small molecules
  • Metal complex mediated catalytic reactions
  • Green approaches for synthesis of small molecules
  • Environmental related issues specially water and water pollution
  • Material science

In addition, Dr. Jalil is currently doing some researches in the field related to the organizational assessment (stress, job satisfaction, work-family conflict, work place environment etc).

Publications (Most recent)

Dr. Jalil published 25 peer-reviewed research papers and abstracts in high impact international journals and conferences.

[1] ABM Rafiqul Ialam, M. A. Jalil, Kazue Tazaki; Roles of microbial community on arsenic removal in drinking-water, ChemXpress, Global Scientific Inc. 2014, 3, 85-96.

[2] M. A. Jalil; Synthesis and characterizations of bidentate imidazolyl phosphine ligands and their transition metal complexes, J. Presidency University, 2013, Part B, vol. 2, 27-34.

[3] Shahzad H, M. A. Jalil, et al; Synthesis and Investigation of the Structural Properties of the BaTi0.92Ga0.08 O3-δ Perovskite by X-ray Diffraction, J. Presidency University, 2013, Part B, vol. 2, 60-63.

[4] M. A. Jalil, S. M. Masum; A straightforward one-pot synthesis of biologically important imidazolyl alcohols via catalytic epoxide ring-opening reactions, Tetrahedron Letters, 2012, 53, 3049-3051.

[5] M. A. Jalil, E. Bee Hui; A general and efficient for the preparation of unsymmetrical bidentate P,N and P,S ligands, Tetrahedron Letters, 2006, 47, 1473-1475.

[6] T. Murahashi, H. Nagashima, M. A. Jalil and H. Kurosawa; Stereoretentive elimination and trans-olefination of the dicationic dipalladium moiety [Pd2Ln](2+) bound on 1,3,5-trienes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 4377-4388.

[7] M. A. Jalil, T. Nagai, T. Murahashi and H. Kurosawa; Synthesis and reactivity of a Pd(I)-Pd(I) bonded μ-hydroxo complex supported by a bridging butadiene ligand, Organometallics, 2002, 21, 3317.

[8] M. A. Jalil, S. Fujinami and H. Nishikawa; Synthesis and characterizations of neutral and cationic organopalladium complexes containing an imidazolylphosphine P-N ligand and their carbonylation reactions, J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans, 2001, 19, 1093.

[9] M. A. Jalil, S. Fujinami and H. Nishikawa; Synthesis and characterizations of neutral and cationic organopalladium complexes containing an imidazolylphosphine P-N ligand and their carbonylation reactions, J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans, 2001, 19, 1093.

[10] M. A. Jalil, T. Yamada, S. Fujinami, T. Honjo and H. Nishikawa; An imidazole-base P-N bridging ligand and its binuclear copper(I), silver(I) and palladium(I) complexes: Synthesis, characterizations and X-ray structures, Polyhedron, 2001, 20, 627.

[11] M. A. Jalil, S. Fujinami, T. Honjo and H. Nishikawa; A new tripod PPN bridging ligand and its copper, silver and palladium complexes: Synthesis characterizations and X-ray structures, Polyhedron, 2001, 20, 1071.

[12] M. A. Jalil, S. Fujinami, H. Senda and H. Nishikawa; Syntheses of new P-N ligands containing an imidazolyl group and their coordination behaviors toward nickel(II), cobalt(II) and -(III), J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans, 1999, 10, 1655.