An experienced Mechanical Engineer over 15 years experience in academic research and industrial R&D activities expertise in waste-to-energy, renewable energy, biofuel and searching of alternative energy sources. He awarded the Advanced Queensland Industry Research Fellowship (AQIRF), for the year 2022 -2025. He is now leading the project titled: “Cheaper greener Queensland: Optimising renewable fuel production from mixed-waste” supported by the Advanced Queensland, CQUniversity, Northern Oil Refinery Pty. Ltd. (Gladstone) and Synbio Pty. Ltd. (Gladstone) with the combined eligible project cash conttribution of AUD 1,248,000. Published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers which obtained about 3,200+ research citations with a h-index of 20 (google scholar). Among those, a paper on biomass pyrolysis has been cited more than 1200+ times and stood number one amongst top-cited papers in the Energies journal. Current research focuses on industrialising waste-to-energy technologies and supporting the local industries in achieving their objectives. Dr. Islam's hand on expertise in municipal solid waste processing, pyrolysis reator operation, and analytical laboratory skills will be benificial for this project.
PhD from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Masters of Engineering from The University of Malaya, Malaysia
Bachelor of Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh.
Central Queensland University, Australia
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
University of Sunshine Coast, Australia
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
University of Malaya, Malaysia
Advance Queensland Industry Research Mid-Career Fellowship, 2022-2025
Advanced Queensland Industry Research Fellow, School of Science and Engineering, CQUniversity, Rockhampton, Australia, January 2022 - current.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Science and Engineering, CQUniversity, Rockhampton, Australia, April 2020 – Dec. 2022
Production Engineer, Subsea Communication Australia Pty. Ltd. Sydney, Australia, June 2016 – March 2020.
Sessional Academic, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia, Feb 2018 – Dec. 2019
Sessional Academic, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia, Feb 2011 – Nov 2016
Sessional Academic, University of Sunshine Cost (USC), Australia, Mar, 2016-July, 2016
Lecturer (Casual), Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia, July 2010 - Nov2010
Lecturer, Linton University College (LUC), Malaysia, Jan. 2009 -June 2010
Sessional Academic, University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia, July 2005 - Nov 2009
Operations Engineer , KYCR Cold Rolling Steel Industry, Bangladesh, June 2004 – June 2005
Member, Engineers Australia (EA).
Member, The Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB).
Member, Association of Professional Engineers Australia (APEA).
Member, Malaysian Tribology Society (MYTRIBOS).
Member, Bangladesh Society of Mechanical Engineers (BSME).
Research, teaching and Industrial R&D in the area of
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Associate Supervisor
Automotive Engineering - Automotive combustion and fuel engineering
Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering - Computational methods in fluid flow, heat and mass transfer (incl. computational fluid dynamics)
Mechanical Engineering - Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
My research interest and expertise are in searching renewable and sustainable energy sources, waste management and energy recovery, technology development and industrial implementation.
Mechanical Engineering - Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation