Synthesis of Graphene based nanomaterials and development of lithium ion batteries (LIBs), Sodium ion batteries (SIBs), Supercapacitors using the the nanomaterials.

My fields of research are nanochemistry, nanotechnology, electrochemistry and physical chemistry. Therefore, I have been working on fabrication of nanomaterials especially graphene based nanomaterials, synthesis of nanofluids and development of electrochemical energy storage systems. So, I have also been conducting research in lithium ion batteries (LIBs), sodium ion batteries (SIBs) and supercapacitors. Besides, adsorption study of heavy metals onto various effective adsorbents is also my research interest.​

I was awarded first class in both B.Sc. (Honors) in Chemistry and Masters of Science (M.S. in Chemistry prior to Physical Chemistry Brach) degrees, from Department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University (JU), Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Afterward, I earned an M.Phil degree in Chemistry from Department of Chemistry, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh. During my M.Phil at the BUET, I conducted research on Tin(IV) hydroxide based nanofluid. In 2015, I joined as a Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET) which is one of the public (Government) universities in Bangladesh, and meanwhile I have promoted as an assistant professor there. In 2017, I have been awarded an Australian Government funded COMMONWEALTH Scholarship for pursuing PhD at the University of Newcastle (UoN), Callaghan, Australia. Therefore, I take education leave from the DUET and I have been pursuing PhD in Chemistry in the Discipline of Chemistry, the University of Newcastle (UoN), Australia since 2017. In the PhD research, I have been conducting research on the synthesis of graphene based nanomaterials and development of electrochemical energy storage systems such as lithium ion batteries (LIBs), Sodium ion Batteries (SIBs) and Supercapacitors by using the graphene based nanomaterials. In addition, Prof. Scott Donne, Discipline of Chemistry, the University of Newcastle (UoN), Australia, is principal supervisor and Prof. Yusuke Yamauchi, Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN, the University of Queensland (UQ), is cosupervisor of my PhD. In August, 2019, I have come to the AIBN), the University of Queensland (UQ) to carry out my PhD work under Prof. Yusuke Yamauchi.​

Key Publications

Md. Ikram Ul Hoque, Chowdhury, A-N.; Firoz, M. S. H.; Biswas, M. K.; Luba, U.; Yasmeen Haque, Y.; Kani, K.; Kim, M.; Ahmad, S. H. A; Rehman, A. U.; Rudolf Holze, R.; Rahman, S.; Donne, S. W.; Ariga, K.; Bando, Y.; Hossain, M. S. A; Na, J.; Malgras, V.; Yamauchi, Y. “One-dimensional Sn(IV) hydroxide nanofluid toward nonlinear optical switching” Materials Horizons, 2020.

 Md. Ikram Ul HoqueYusuke Yamauchi, Naidu, R.; Holze, R.; Rahman, S.; Qu, Q.; Rahman, M. M.; Nanjundan, A. K.; Torad, N. L.; Hossain, M. S. A.; Kim, J.; Ahmad, S. H. A.;  Rehman, A. U.; Firoz, M. S. H.; Luba, U.; Chowdhury, S.; Chowdhury, A-N. "A Facile Synthesis of Hematite Nanorods from Rice Starch and Their Application to Lead Ions Removal". ChemistrySelect, 2019, 4, 3730 –3736.

Saha, C. G.; Md. Ikram Ul Hoque; Miah, M. A. M.; Holze, R.; Chowdhury, D. A.; Khandaker, S.; Chowdhury, S. "Biosorptive removal of lead from aqueous solutions onto Taro (Colocasiaes­culenta(L.) Schott) as a low cost bioadsorbent: Characterization, equilibria, kinetics and biosorption-mechanism studies". Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (ELSEVIER), 2017, 5, 2151–2162.

Md. Ikram Ul Hoque; Chowdhury, D. A.; Holze, R.; Chowdhury, A-N.; Azam, M. S. "Modification of Amberlite XAD-4 resin with 1,8-diaminonaphthalene for solid phase extraction of copper, cadmium and lead, and its application to determination of these metals in dairy cow's milk", Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (ELSEVIER), 2015, 3, 831–842.

Chowdhury, D, A.; Md. Ikrm Ul Hoque; Fardous, Z. "Solid Phase Extraction of Copper, Cadmium and Lead using Amberlite XAD-4 Resin Functionalized with 2-Hydroxybenzaldehyde Thiosemicarbazone and its Application on Green Tea Leaves," Jordan Journal of Chemistry, 2013, 8(2), 90-102.​