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Academic Qualification

Ph.D. September 2000, Department of Civil Engineering, Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan

M.Sc. September 1997, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering     & Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

B.Sc.  April 1995, Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Teaching Experience

June 2009– Present        Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Nov 2004– June 2010     Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET, Dhaka,

Nov 2000– Nov 2004     Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET, Dhaka

Sept 1995–Oct 2000     Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET, Dhaka

 Publications

Practical training/short courses attended

Digital Signal Processing organized by Mechanical Engineering Department, BUET 2011.

Seismic Retrofit of Multistoried Reinforced Concrete Buildings organized by IIT Madras, India, 28 June – 3 July, 2004.

Cisco Networking Academy Program CCNA course jointly organized by CSE Department and IICT, BUET June 2003 – May 2004.

Early Warning Systems and Responses in Bangladesh towards Total Disaster Risk Management Approach jointly organized by BPATC and DMB, Bangladesh in collaboration with ADRC and UNOCHA, Japan, 19-24 December 2002.

Computer Course on Programming in C/C++ organized by IICT, BUET, 10-21 April, 2002.

Membership/Fellowship of professional bodies

IEB (Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh),

BES (Bangladesh Earthquake Society),

BSGE (Bangladesh Society for Geotechnical Engineering),

ISSMGE (International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering),

JSCE (Japan Society of Civil Engineers),

EERI (Earthquake Engineering Research Institute),

ISHMII (International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure)

Research projects

R. Ahsan (Project Director), M. A. Ansary, M. Begum; Structural Health Monitoring of RC Bridges in Bangladesh, funded by Ministry of Science, Information and Communication Technology (MOSICT), Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh, July 2009 to June 2010.

M. H. Ali (Team Leader), R. Ahsan (Coordinator), Departmen of Civil Engineering, BUET (Investigating Team); Updating of Bangladesh National Building Code, funded by Housing and Building Research Institute (HBRI), Ministry of Housing and Public Works, Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh, December 2009 to November 2010.

M. A. Ansary (Project Director), R. Ahsan (Deputy Project Director); Establishment of BUET-Japan Institute of Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety, funded by Ministry of Education (MOE), Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh, July 2009 to June 2011.

Asian Disaster Prevention Center (Investigating Team), M. A. Ansary (Advisor), R. Ahsan (Advisor); Earthquake risk reduction in Chittagong Hill Tracts, funded by Chittagong Hill Tract Development Facilities, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), July 2009 to June 2010.

Centre for Environment and Geographic Information System (Investigating Team) and R. Ahsan (Advisor); Updating available information on cyclone shelter management for tsunami preparedness, funded by Comprehensive Disaster Management Program (CDMP), Ministry of Food and Disaster Management, Government of Bangladesh, January 2008 to December 2009.

Institute of Water Modeling (Investigating Team) and R. Ahsan (Advisor); Identification of tsunami-vulnerable schools/hospitals/emergency response and control buildings in the coastal region and evaluation of their adaptation capacity to tsunami and storm surge event, funded by Comprehensive Disaster Management Program (CDMP), Ministry of Food and Disaster Management, Government of Bangladesh, January 2008 to December 2009.

S. Tsukamoto (Coordinator), R. Ahsan (Co-Coordinator), M. M. Rahman and M. S. Islam: Preparation of manuals on better construction practices of rural houses, community buildings and roads/embankments in coastal areas, funded by Japan Platform, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, February 2008 to April 2008.

R. Ahsan (Project Coordinator); Study of Dynamic Behavior of Steel Frames with Flexible Connections, funded by Committee for Advanced Study and Research (CASR), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 2003 to May 2005.

J. B. Alam (Coordinator), M. S. A. Siddiquee (Co-Coordinator) and R. Ahsan (Co-Coordinator); Integrated micro-zonal environmental, transportation, earthquake and fire hazard assessment for urban settlement, funded by Committee for Advanced Study and Research (CASR), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 2002 to May 2004.

 Professional  Position

Computer Laboratory In-Charge, since June 2011, Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Deputy Project Director, since July 2009, BUET-Japan Institute of Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Associate Director of Students’ Welfare, since August 2009 to October 2011, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Advisor for Computing, Internet Services and Database Management, since December 2000 to June 2011, Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Organizing Secretary, 5-6 March 2010, 3rd International Earthquake Symposium, Bangladesh (IESB-3), jointly organized by Bangladesh Earthquake Society and Department of Civil Engineering, BUET.

Editor, March 2008 to March 2010, Bangladesh Earthquake Society.

Guest Chair, April 2007 to October 2007, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Laboratory, Institute of Industrial Science, Tokyo University, Japan.

System Analyst, November 2005 to April 2007, Institute of Information and Communication Technology (IICT), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Assistant Provost, January 2003 to February 2005, Suhrawardy Hall, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Awards

ISIS Grant, Visiting scholar to Intelligent Sensing and Innovative Structures, University of Manitoba, Canada.

JSPS Fellowship, Post-Doctoral Fellowship of Japan Society of Promotion of Science.

MONBUSHO Scholarship, Graduate scholarship Ministry of Education and Culture, Japan.

Countries of Work Experience

Bangladesh: As an academic and consultant since 1995 to date.

Japan: As a researcher from April – October 2007.

Canada: As a visiting researcher from July – August 2010.

National Committees

Member, Expert Committee to assess damage of warehouse of National Curriculum and Text Book Board at Tejgaon due to fire , Ministry of Education, November 2009.

Member, Sub-Committee for technical advice regarding construction of cyclone shelters and earthen killas in the coastal region of Bangladesh, Ministry of Food and Disaster Management, December 2007.

Member, Investigation committee for the collapse of 21-storied RANGS building, Ministry of Housing and Public Works, December 2007.