Shamontee Aziz

  • Shamontee Aziz

    Assistant Professor

    shamontee.aziz1@gmail.com, shamonteeaziz@jidpus.buet.ac.bd

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shamontee_Aziz

    Research Interest

    • Earthquake Engineering, Nature Based Solutions for Slope Stability, Geo-environmental Engineering, Geo-Hazard Mitigation, Dynamic Soil Characterization, Liquefaction, Soil and Water Remediation

Academic Qualification

M.Sc. in Civil & Geotechnical Engineering (2017-2020)
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

B.Sc. in Civil Engineering (2017)
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)


Publications

I. Aziz, M.S. Sakib, R. Ahsan, S. Aziz, M.A. Islam, M.A. Ansary (2020), ‘Analysis and Seismic Retrofitting Procedure of Unreinforced Masonry Building – A Case Study,’ Asian Journal of Civil Engineering, 22(3), 443-460.

S. Aziz, A. Jahin, Z. Tasnim, and M. A. Ali (2018), ‘Effect of Bicarbonate on Arsenic Removal by Coagulation‖,’ Global Science and Technology Journal, Global Research Institute of Science and Technology.

S. Aziz, M. S. Islam, (2021), ‘Erosion and runoff reduction potential of vetiver grass for hill slopes: A model study,’ International Journal of Sediment Research. (Under-Review)

S. Aziz, M. S. Islam (2020), ‘Mechanical Effect of Vetiver Grass Root for Stabilization of Natural and Terraced Hill Slope,’ Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, An International Journal. (Under-Review)

S. Aziz, M. S. Islam (2020), ‘A Model Study to Quantify Soil Erosion by Artificially Simulated Rainfall and Observe Effectiveness of Bio-engineering to Reduce Landslide Risk in Chittagong Hill Tracts,’ Proceedings, International Conference on Earth & Environmental Sciences and Technology, January 2020, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

M. A. Islam, T. T. Isaba, I. Aziz, S. Aziz, R. Ahsan (2019), ‘Structural Vulnerability of Buildings to Earthquake of Ward no. 14, Mymensingh Municipality, Bangladesh,’ Proceedings, 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLANNING, ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING, February 2019, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

R. Ahsan, I. Aziz, S. Aziz and M. S. K. Sarker (2018), ‘Reliable Measurement of In-Situ Concrete Strength and Implications in Building Safety Assessment,’ Proceedings, Safety in The Garment Industry, Five Years After Rana Plaza, April 2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A. Jahin, S. Aziz, Z. Tasnim, M. A. Ali (2017), ‘Effect of Bicarbonate on Arsenic Removal by Coagulation,’ Proceedings of Civil and Water Resources Engineering Conference, November 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Professional Experience

• Assistant Professor, BUET-Japan Institute of Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety (BUET-JIDPUS) (May 2021-Present)
• Lecturer, BUET-Japan Institute of Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety (BUET-JIDPUS) (December 2017- May 2021)

Research Project Involvement

• Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential Index and Severity Mapping for Rangpur City Corporation
Duration: June 2020-Present
Funding source: Special Research Allocation for 2020-2021 under Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Bangladesh
Responsibilities: Preparation of proposal for the research grant, determination of soil properties based on laboratory tests on samples collected from standard penetration tests, calculating liquefaction potential index from SPT tests and index properties of soil.

• Vulnerability Assessment of Earthquake Risk at Ward level, developing Contingency Plans, preparing Training Modules and imparting Training for Rangpur City Corporation and Tangail, Sunamganj and Rangamati Pourashavas
Duration: October 2019- Present
Funding source: National Resilience Program (NRP) jointly conducted by Bangladesh Government, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Responsibilities: Performing seismic vulnerability assessment of 2000 buildings in four different study areas by Rapid Visual Screening (RVS), determination of soil properties based on laboratory tests on samples collected from standard penetration tests, performing microtremor tests and analyzing data for determining natural frequencies of sites, working as a resource person in training arranged for local community professionals regarding seismic vulnerability assessment, construction safety and building code compliance, preparation of reports and presentations regarding mentioned activities.

• Analysis and Seismic Retrofit of Unreinforced Masonry (URM) Structure
Duration: June 2018-July 2019
Responsibilities: Performing regular visits to site for data collection, determining index properties of collected soil, performing microtremor test and analyzing data for determination of natural frequency of soil and structure before and after retrofitting.

Thesis

• B.Sc. Thesis: Effect of Bicarbonate on Arsenic Removal by Coagulation and Adsorption
Thesis Supervisor: Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Ali, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET
Purpose and Objective: This study focused on assessing the effect of bicarbonate ions on arsenic removal by Alum coagulation, Ferric Chloride coagulation, and Adsorption on Mn-green sand by performing batch experiments. This research focused on identification of processes, factors and their roles in As removal in the batch experiments.

• M.Sc. Thesis: Remediation of Rainfall Induced Landslide in Hills of Bangladesh Using Vegetation and Nailing
Thesis Supervisor: Dr. Mohammad Shariful Islam, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET
Purpose and Objective: This study looked at the risk of landslides in Chattogram Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. The main objective was to see the effectiveness of vetiver grass in reducing topsoil erosion and imparting slope stability by model study and finite element analysis. A comparative analysis between nailing, as a conventional measure, and with vegetation, as a sustainable measure for slope stability has also been performed numerically.

Training and Workshop

Project Implementation Concept Workshop arranged by Urban Resilience Project: RAJUK Part from December 11-12, 2018.

Workshop on “Practical Adaptive Delta Management” arranged by DeltaCap Project October 24, 2018.

Workshop on “Geo Hazard Risk Management in Transport Sector in Bangladesh” arranged by The World Bank on October 17, 2018

Workshop on “Program for Mainstreaming Resilience and DRM into Transport Sector” arranged by The World Bank on February 12, 2018.

Foundation Training for Newly Appointed Faculty Members arranged by Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), BUET on April 25-26, 2018.

Awards and Scholarships
  • 2017: Best Paper Certificate in Civil and Water Resources Engineering Conference, 3-4 November, 2017
  • 2013-2017: University Merit Scholarship
  • 2013-2017: Dean’s List Scholarship for getting CGPA of 3.75 or more out of 4.00
  • 2012: Board Scholarship in Higher Secondary Certificate Exam
  • 2010: Board Scholarship in Secondary School Certificate Exam