Dr. Md. Abul Kalam Azad

 

PhD Project:


Fog Collection on Plant Surfaces and Biomimetic Applications

Advisors:


Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Barthlott (Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants, University of Bonn)
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Koch (Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences)

Research Interests:


- Functional biological surfaces and their biomimetic applications
- Surface characterization and micro-fabrication
- Fog harvesting surfaces
- Antibacterial nanofibers


Curriculum Vitae


 

06/2012- 04/2016 PhD Researcher at Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants, Graduate School of Bionics, University of Bonn (DFG Graduiertenkolleg GRK1572)
11/2011- 06/2012 Research Assistant in Faculty of Technology and Bionics, Rhine-Waal  University of Applied Sciences, Germany
04/2011- 08/2011 Student Assistant in Faculty of Technology and Bionics, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany
10/2010- 06/2012 Master of Science in Bionics/Biomimetics from Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany
2009- 2010 Professional working experiences as a pharmacist Aristopharma Ltd, Bangladesh in Production, Planning and Brand Management
2009- 2010 Master of Pharmacy from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
2004- 2008 Bachelor of Pharmacy from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
1991- 2003 Higher Secondary Certificate (equivalent to A level/Abitur)
1986 December 25, Born in Satkhira, Bangladesh

 

Languages


Bangla      Native
English     High level of writing and speaking
German    Average
Hindi        Speaking

          
Master Thesis:


Azad, M.A.K. (2012): Fabrication of antibacterial nanofibers based on hybrid materials by electrospinning and their characterization, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany


Publications:


Azad, M. A. K., Barthlott, W. & Koch, K. (2015): Hierarchical Surface Architecture of Plants as an Inspiration for Biomimetic Fog Collectors. Langmuir 31 (48): 13172–13179 [Download pdf]

 Azad, M. A. K., Ellerbrok, D., Barthlott, W. & K. Koch (2015): Biomimetic fog collecting surfaces: Influence of microstructure and wettability. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics 10: 016004 [Download pdf]


Conference contributions:


 Azad, M. A. K., Barthlott, W., & K. Koch (2014): Fog collecting structures based on plant surface architechtures: Barbed structure a key factor to enhance the collection efficiency. 7. Bremer Bionik Kongress: Patente aus der Natur, 24-25 October 2014, Bremen, Germany

Azad, M. A. K., Ellerbrok, D., Barthlott, W., & K. Koch (2014): Influence of microstructure and wettability of the surfaces on fog collection. Material Science and Engineering Conference, 23-25 September 2014, Darmstadt, Germany [Download pdf]

Barthlott, W., Böhnlein, B., Azad, M. A. K.,Schulte, A.-J. & M.  Mail (2014): Learning from plant biodiversity: Self cleaning, drug reduction and other functionalities. International BION (Biodiversity Network Bonn) Conference, 17-19 September 2014, Bonn, Germany [Download pdf]

Azad, M. A. K., Hinnemann, A., Koch, K., Lucassen, R., Shirtcliffe, N.J. & A. Fahmi (2013): Characterization of fabricated cost effective antibacterial nanofibers based on hybrid materials by electrospinning. DGM- Euro BioMAT, 23-24 April 2013, Weimar, Germany

 
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