Mohammed Biswas

Email:  mbiswas@tuskegee.edu
Phone: (334) 724-4491

EDUCATION / TRAINING
Rajshahi University, Bangaldesh B.Sc(Honors) 1974 Chemistry
Rajshahi University, Bangladesh M.Sc. 1975 Chemistry
Auburn University, Auburn, AL, Ph.D. 1988 Chemistry

POSITIONS / EMPLOYMENT
Associate Professor, Chemistry Dept., Tuskegee University, 2003 to present
T-CAM, Tuskegee University,  2001 - 2003
Associate Professor, Chemistry Dept.,ShahJalal University of Science and Technology,
Sylhet, Bangladesh, 1995 - 2001
Assistant Professor, Chemistry Dept., ShahJalal University of Science and Technology,
Sylhet, Bangladesh, 1994 - 1995
Assistant professor, Chemistry Dept., University of Bahrain, State of Bahrain, 1989 - 1993.
Post-Graduate Practical Training, Chemistry Dept., Tuskegee University, 1988 - 1989.
Employments beyond 1988 are not listed.

AREAS OF INTEREST
Teaching and research are more interesting to me. I teach chemistry not as a profession rather I enjoy it and I think teaching and research in chemistry is the best way to pass on knowledge to the future generations.

SELECTIVE PUBLICATIONS / PATENTS / OTHERS

Hyun Joo, M.A. Salam Biswas, William E. Hill and Michael Mckee: An Experimental and Theoretical Evaluation of the Reaction of Silver Hyponitrite with Phosphorus Halides. In Search of the Elusive Phosphorus-Containing Hyponitrites. J. Phys. Chem. A. (2005), Vol. 109, pp 1420-1429.

Farzana pervin, Yuanxin Zhou, Mohammad A. Biswas, Vijay K. Rangari, Shaik Jeelani: Fabrication and Characterisation of Clay/Epoxy nanocomposite. Society of Plastics Engineer (SPE), September 2005.

S.S. Sohail, B. Wand and Mhammad A. Biswas: Improving the quality of edible film fabricated with casein using zein hydrolysate and wax emulsion. (2006) J. Food Science. In Press.

Bovell-Benjamin, A.C., Gichuhi,P. , Abdalla,M., Biswas, M., Bromfield,E., Alvarez,M., Kpomblekou-A, K.: Bulk Ingredients From Three Cultivators of Sweetpotaoes: Composition and Properties. Society of Automotive Engineers. (2004-1-2527).

D'Juanna patterson, Derrick Dean, Mohammad A. Biswas and Adellia Benjamin: Biodegradable Plastics Based on Sweet Potato Starch/Polyethylene Blends, SAMPE 2003, Vol.1, P. 575-581.

M.A. Salam Biswas, Mahiuddin Ahamed, M. Ekramun Nabi and M. Nizamuddin: Studies on Lead Pollution in Some Parts of Sylhet Town, Bangladesh Environment 2000.

C. S. Hathorn, M. A. Biswas, P. N.  Gichuhi and A.C. Bovell-Benjamin. Comparison of Chemical, Physical, Micro-Structural and Microbial Properties of Breads Supplemented with Sweetpotato Flour and High-Gluten Dough. Food Science and Technology(LWT), Vol. 41, (2008), pp. 803-815.

Syed S. Sohail, Baowu Wang, Mohammad A.S. Biswas and Jun-Hyun Oh: Physical, Morphological, and Barrier Properties of Edible Casein Films with Wax Applications. Journal of Food Science, Vol. 71, Nr. 4, (2006), p-C255.

Farhana Pervin,  Yuanxin   Zhou, Mohammad A. Biswas, Vijay K. Rangari, Shaik Jeelani. Fabrication and Characterization of montmorillonite clay-filled SC-15 epoxy. Materials Letters, 60(2006) 869-873.

M.A.S. Biswas, M.A.I. Chowdhury and M.E. Nabi: Lead Pollution in Two Cities of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Science. Vol. 11, No. 3 (2005), p- 323-327.

COURSES TAUGHT / STUDENT ADVISEMENT
Courses taught: Chem 237( Introductory Inorganic Chemistry), Chem 238 ( Inorganic Synthesis), Chem 231 (General Chemistry 1), Chem 232 (General Chemistry 2) Chem 233 (General Chemistry lab 1), Chem 234 (General Chemistry lab2), Chem 513 (Advanced Inorganic Chemistry) at Tuskegee University.
Courses taught: Chem 121 &122 (Introductory Physical Chemistry), Chem 321 Physical Chemistry. Chemistry courses at M.Sc. level include Bio-Inorganic Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry and Statistical Mechanics, Chemical Kinetics etc. at ShahJalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Advised: three students at M.Sc. level at ShahJalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh. The research project was related to Environmental Pollution.
Advised: three students at undergraduate level for summer research at Tuskegee University and they presented posters for their work.



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