Dr. Md. Mahmud Alam


My present research activities are the development of electrochemical sensors for trace detection of toxic-chemical, biochemical, and heavy metal-ions applying the techniques such as cyclic voltammetry (CV), differential pulse voltammetry (DPV), linear sweep voltammetry (LSV), impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The semi-conductive metal oxides, inorganic-polymer nanocomposites, conductive polymer, carbon nanotubes, and graphene oxides are potential electro-catalyst components for these studies. This electro-catalysis research can expand to develop electrochemical sensor & biosensor for diagnosis of disease biomarkers (cancer and others), drag delivery, and tissue engineering. Besides this, the electrocatalytic research can be employed to the reduction of N2 to NH3, the decomposition of NH3 to H2, the reduction of CO2 to methanol, methane, formic acid, etc. and the decomposition of methanol/ethanol to H2 for the fuel cell. 


Room No. 218, Academic Building


Using the concept of electrochemistry, the invention of new and novel nanomaterials for 4th generation batteries, and supercapacitors is a trance of my research ambition. On the other hand, the development of potential catalysts can fulfil the demand of the energy crisis of the world by inexpensive electrolyzing of water into H2 and O2.


  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) – Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) –  Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet, Bangladesh.

Research Interest

  • Catalysis
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical & biosensors
  • Metal ion detection
  • Semiconductive metal oxides


  •  M. Faisal, J. Ahmed, M.M. Alam, M. Alsaiari, A.M. Asiri, R.H. Althomali, F.A. Harraz, M.M. Rahman, Methanol detection with Au-nanoparticles decorated-PPyC-SnO2 nanocomposites using PEDOT:PSS polymer by differential pulse voltammetry, Microchemical Journal, 2000 (2024) 110295.
  • R. Shahazi, S. Majumdar, A.I. Saddam, J. Mondal, M.M. Rahman, M.M. Alam, Carbon nanomaterials for biomedical applications: A comprehensive review, Nano Carbons 1(1) (2023) 448.
  • S. Al-Sodies, A.M. Asiri, M.M. Alam, K.A. Alamry, M.A. Hussein, M.M. Rahman, Sensitive Cr3+ sensor based on novel poly(luminol-co-1,8-diaminonaphthalene)/CeO2/MWCNTs nanocomposites, RSC Adv., 14(2024) 5797-5811.
  • D.F. Katowah, M.M. Alam, F.A. Alamer, M.A. Hussein, A.M. Asiri, A.H. Sadek, M.M. Rahman, Core-shell-shell nanocomposites structured polyaniline-rGO coated copolymer of NiFe2O4@poly(aniline-co-pyrrole) forsensitive Co2+ detection, Materials Science and Engineering: B, 298 (2023) 116906.
  • D.F. Katowah , M.M. Alam, M.A. Hussein, A.M. Asiri, M.M. Rahman, Core–shell- shell structured P(Ani-co-Py)/NiF-grafted-(Go-PPD)-PPy nanocomposites prepared via two steps polymerization of conducting polymer for sensitive Tl3+ detection, Surfaces and Interfaces, (2023) 103374.
  • A.A.P. Khan, A. Khan, M.M. Alam, M. Oves, P. Raizada, P. Singh, M. Alotaibi, M.O. Ansari, A.M. Asiri, M.M. Rahman, A hybrid composite of Polypyrole/carboxymethyl cellulose/MWCNT fiber with antimicrobial properties and Sb3+ determination on a glassy carbon electrode, Journal of Natural Fibers, 20(2) (2023) 2214383.
  • M. Faisal, M.M. Alam, J. Ahmed, A.M. Asiri, J.S. Algethami, A.S. Alkorbi, O. Madkhali, M.D. Aljabri, M.M. Rahman, F.A. Harraz, Electrochemical detection of nitrite (NO2) with PEDOT:PSS modified gold/PPy-C/carbon nitride nanocomposites by electrochemical approach, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 121 (2023) 519-528.
  • M. Faisal, M.M. Alam, A.M. Asiri, M. Alsaiari, R.S. Alruwais, M. Jalalah, O. Madkhali, M.M. Rahman, F.A. Harraz, Detection of hydrogen peroxide with low-dimensional silver nanoparticle-decorated PPy-C/TiO2 nanocomposites by electrochemical approach, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 928 (2023) 117030.
  • M. Faisal, M.M. Alam, J. Ahmed, A.M. Asiri, S.A. Alsareii. R.S. Alruwais, N.F. Alqahtani, M.M. Rahman, F.A. Harraz, Efficient electrochemical detection of L-lactic acid using platinum nanoparticle decorated Chitosan/ZnTiO3 nanocomposites, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 118 (2023) 362-371.
  • M. Faisal, M.M. Alam, J. Ahmed, A.M. Asiri, M. Alsaiari, M. Jalalah, R.S. Alruwais, M.M. Rahman, F.A. Harraz, Sensitive Electrochemical Detection of 4-Nitrophenol with PEDOT:PSS Modified Pt NPs-Embedded PPy-CB@ZnO Nanocomposites, Biosensors, 12 (2022) 990.

Book Chapters

  • M. M. Rahman, M. M. Alam, A. M. Asiri, M. T. S. Chani, J. Uddin, M.H. Kabir, M.A. Hasnat, “Assessment of Toxic Phenolic Chemical with Nanocomposite Materials”, Book: “Advances in Nanotechnology” Editor: Zacharie Bartul and Jerome Trenor, Volume: 25. Chapter # 3th, Page: 123-151(28 pages), Publisher: Nova Science Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-68507-288-9
  • M. M. Rahman, M. M. Alam, A. M. Asiri, J. Uddin, “Electrochemical Assessment of Formaldehyde with Doped Nanorod Materials”, In book” A Comprehensive Guide to Formaldehyde” Edition: Natasja A. Bach, Chapter # 3, Publisher: Nova Science and Technology, year: 2021, pages: 87-108, ISBN: 978-1-53619-465-4. 
  • M.M. Rahman, M.M. Alam, “Mixed Metal Oxides ZnO/Al2O3/Cr2O3 Nanoparticles for the Xanthine Sensor Development”, In book “Advances in Chemistry Research” Edition: James C. Taylor, Chapter # 4, Publisher: Nova Science publishers, Year: 2020, ISBN: 978-1-53617-449-6.
  • M.M. Rahman, M.M. Alam, “Melamine Sensor Development Based on Mixed Metal Oxide Nanoparticles” In book “An Introduction to Melamine” Edition: Ashley Harris; Chapter # 4; Publisher: Nova Science publishers; Year: 2020. Pages: 115-139 (25 pages); ISBN: 978-1-53617-136-5.