INTERNATIONAL BEST RESEARCHER AWARD; Research on Groundwater using Hydrological model, Remote Sensing & GIS

Zakir is a defence officer, civil Engineer and as well as Earth scientist. With 23 years of vast experience, he possesses extensive knowledge and skill in implementation of geo-spatial data, digital image processing, surveying, project management, operational activities, security management under conflicting environment and geographic area in home and abroad. He has served as administrative officer, logistic officer, operational officer and commander at Bangladesh Army; as project manager in different organization; deputy director & In-charge GIS, Photogrammetry & Cartography department in Survey of Bangladesh; and currently as additional director at Border Guard Bangladesh. He also worked in United Nations in UNMIS, MONUSCO and UNMISS during 2008/2009, 2015 and 2020/2021 respectively. He has been closely involved in civil engineering tasks including surveying, terrain analysis, construction and rehabilitation of road in very unpredictable security situation, conflict areas and challenging environment. He has also experienced with collect and store GIS data; prepare, develop and maintain GIS database; process, analyze and display images including spatial analysis and fact findings using ENVI and ERDAS IMAGINE. He has also contributed in post disaster mapping, land slide, flood rescue operation and flood management activities, and production of strip map along the international boundary. RESEARCH INTERESTS Climate Change, Sustainable Energy (Water, Agriculture), Environment, Land Subsidence, Remote Sensing, Geo-Information, Cartography EDUCATION Ph.D (Ongoing) in Earth Science, University of Dhaka MSc in Remote Sensing & GIS, Andhra University (IIRS), India Masters in Defense Studies, Bangladesh University of Professionals PGD in Geo-informatics, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) BSc in Civil Engineering, University of Dhaka PUBLICATIONS Groundwater for Sustainable Development. Volume 12, 100514, ISSN 2352-801X. Sustain. Water Resour. Manag. Springer, 7, 19 CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS International Conference on NSDI, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2016 International Conference on Environmental Science and Resource Managemen (ICESRM), Dhaka, 2019 International Conference on Earth & Environmental Sciences and Technology (ICEEST), Dhaka, 2020. Journal Affiliations As Editor: Journal of Modern Agriculture and Biotechnology (JMAB) As Reviewer Groundwater for Sustainable Development (Elsevier) Sustainable Water Resource Management (Springer) Iranian Journal of Earth Science. Memberships / Affiliations Lifetime member (Member ID: L-5308), Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS),. Lifetime member and Organizing Secretary (Member ID: M20-0132), Bangladesh Society of Geo-Information (BSGI). Member (Member ID: 140990) International Association of Hydrogeologists. HONORS / AWARDS Gold Medal for securing 1st position in Masters in Remote Sensing & GIS from Andhra University (IIRS), India.