Md. Shahidul Islam

E-mail: md.s.islam [at]

Research Interest

  • Carboxymethylation of cellulose to fabricate functional cellulose fibers by the wet spinning process.

  • Fabrication of functional textile from biomass for next-generation cellulosic materials.

  •  Fabrication of cellulose-based membranes for water purification.

Current Research Project

  • Chemical modification of cellulose.
  • Producing and curing textile filaments, and dying textile filaments by covalently linking dyes.


2013-2018 Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Concordia University, Canada.

2000-2003 M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

1994 - 2000 B.Sc. in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Publications and Patents

  • Rahaman, M. S., Islam, M. S., Chen, T. (2018) “Membranes for Forward Osmosis and Membrane Distillation and Process of Treating Fracking Wastewater”.  “US provisional application no. 62/732,781”.
  • Islam, M. S., Sultana, S., McCutcheon, J. R., Rahama, M. S. (2019) “Treatment of Fracking wastewater via Forward Osmosis: Evaluation of Suitable Organic Draw Solutions”. Desalination, 452, 149-158
  • Islam, M. S., Sultana, S., Adhikary, S., Rahaman, M. S. (2018) “Highly Effective Organic Draw Solutions for Renewable Power Generation by Closed-Loop Pressure Retarded Osmosis”. Energy Conversion and Management, 171, 1226-1236.

  •  Islam, M. S., McCutcheon, J. R., Rahaman, M. S. (2017) “A High flux polyvinyl acetate-coated electrospun nylon 6/SiO2 composite microfiltration membrane for the separation of oil-in-water emulsion with improved antifouling performance”. Journal of Membrane Science, 537, 297-309.

  •  Islam, M. S., Rahaman, M. S., Yeum, J. H. (2015) “Phosphine-functionalized electrospun poly(vinyl alcohol)/silica nanofibers as highly effective adsorbent for removal of aqueous manganese and nickel ions”. Journal of Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 484, 9-18.

  • Islam, M. S., Rahaman, M. S., Yeum, J. H. (2015) “Electrospun novel super-absorbent based on polysaccharide–polyvinyl alcohol–montmorillonite clay nanocomposites”. Carbohydrate Polymers, 115, 69-77.

  • Islam, M. S., Rabbani, M. M., Yang, S. B., Choi, W. S., Choi, J. H., Oh, W., Shin, J. C., Lee, J. T., Yeum, J. H. (2014) “Poly(vinyl alcohol)/Pullulan blend nanofibers prepared from aqueous solutions using electrospinning method”. Polymers and polymer composites, 22 (9), 779-786.

  • Ashaduzzaman, M., Islam, M. S. (2014) “Di-stimuli Responsive poly(N-Isopropylacrylamide-co-Diethylaminoethylmethacrylate) Copolymer: Synthesis, Characterization and Investigation of Aqueous Dispersion Properties”. International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, 20(2), 136-144.

  •  Islam, M. S., Yeum, J. H. (2013) “Electrospun pullulan/poly(vinyl alcohol)/silver hybrid nanofibers: Preparation and property characterization for antibacterial activity”. Journal of Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 436, 279-286.

  • Islam, M. S., Yeum, J. H., Das, A. K. (2012) “Effect of pullulan/poly(vinyl alcohol) blend system on the montmorillonite structure with property characterization of electrospun pullulan/poly(vinyl alcohol)/montmorillonite nanofibers”. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 368, 273-281.

  • Islam, M. S., Yeum, J. H., Das, A. K. (2012) “Synthesis of poly(vinyl acetate-methyl methacrylate) copolymer microspheres using suspension polymerization”. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 368, 400-405.

  • Park, J. H., Park, S. M., Kim, Y. W., Choi, J. Y., Islam, M. S., Oh, W., Deng, Y., Kim, Y. H., Yeum, J. H. (2012) “Electrospraying Fabrication and Characterization of Low Molecular Weight Poly(vinyl alcohol)/Silver Composite Nanospheres for Antibacterial Applications”. Polymers and polymer composites, 20 (3), 253-259.

  • Hossan, M. Y., Molla, M. A. I., Islam, M. S., Rana, A. A., Gafur, M. A., Karim, M. M. (2012) “Fabrication and Characterization of Polyvinyl Alcohol-Hydroxyapatite Biomimetic Scaffold by Freeze Thawing in Situ Synthesized Hybrid Suspension for Bone Tissue Engineering”. International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, 2 (12), 696-701.

  • Islam, M. S., Ashaduzzaman, M., Masum,S. M., Yeum, J. H. (2012) “Mechanical and Electrical Properties: Electrospun Alginate/Carbon Nanotube Composite Nanofiber”. The Dhaka University Journal of Science, 60(1), 125-128.

  • Karim, M. R., Islam, M. S. (2011) “Thermal behavior with mechanical property of fluorinated silane functionalized superhydrophobic pullulan/poly(vinyl alcohol) blends by electrospinning method”. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2011, 1-7.

  • Park, S. M., Park, J. H., Islam, M. S., Choi, J. H., Ghim, H. D., Yoon, N. S., Yeum, J. H. (2011) “Preparation of low molecular weight poly(vinyl alcohol)/montmorillonite composite nanoparticles using an electrospraying technique”. Polymers and polymer composites, 19 (1), 35-39.

  • Islam, M. S., Molla, M. A. I., Sarker,M., Karim, M. M., Masum, S. M., Yeum, J. H. (2011) “Fabrication of Pullulan/Silver Nanoparticle Composite Nanospheres Using Electrospray Technique for Antibacterial Applications”. International Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences IJBAS-IJENS, 11(1), 59-69.

  • Islam, M. S., Karim, M. R., (2010) “Fabrication and characterization of poly(vinyl alcohol/alginate blend nanofibers by electrospinning method” Colloids and Surfces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 366, 135-140.

  • Islam, M. S., Akter, N., Karim, M. R. (2010) “Preparation of superhydrophobic membranes by electrospinning of fluorinated silane funcationalized pullulan”. Colloids and surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 362, 117-120.

  • Islam, M. S., Das, A. K., Kim, I. K., Yeum, J H. (2010) “Color Removal from Dyeing Effluent using Activated Carbons Produced from Various Indigenous Biomass”. Textile Coloration and Finishing, Journal of Korean Society of Dyers and Finishers, 22, 94-100.

  • Ji, H. M., Lee, H. W., Karim, M. R., Cheong, I. W., Bae, E. A., Kim, T. H., Islam, M. S., Ji, B. C., Yeum, J. H. (2009) “Electrospinning and Characterization of Medium- molecular-weight Poly(vinyl alcohol)/ High- molecular-weight Poly ( vinyl alcohol)/Montmorillonite (MMT) nanifibers”. Colloid and Polymer Science, 287, 751-758.

  • Islam, M. S., Rahman, M., Ashaduzzaman, M., Chowdhury, A. M. S. (2008) “Studies on trace elements of dyeing effluents by TXRF method”. The Dhaka University Journal of Science, 56 (1), 127-128.

  • Chowdhury, A. M. S., Rahman, M., Islam, M. S. (2006) “Studies on trace elements of tannery effluents”. Journal of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, 30(1), 9-13.

  • Chowdhury, A. M. S., Rahman, M., Islam, M. S. (2005) “Studies on Trace Elements of Buriganga and Sitalakkahya River water by TXRF method”. Journal of Science Foundation, 3(2), 17-22.

  • Islam, M. S., Ahmed, S. A., Karim, M., Khan, K. U., Das, A. K. (2005) “Colour removal from tannery effluents by activated carbons”. Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 40(3-4), 325-330.

  • Islam, M. S.,Islam, S., Ahmed, A., Karim, M., Khan, K. U., Das, A. K. (2005) “Color removal from textile dyeing effluents by activated carbons”. The Dhaka University Journal of Science, 53(1), 127-134.


  • FRQNT Doctoral Scholarship (2014-2016), Concordia University, Canada

  • Concordia University Graduate Fellowship (2013 - 2016)

  • Concordia University Conference and Exposition Award (2014 - 2016)

  • Concordia Accelerator Award (2017)

  • Dean’s Honour (2001), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh