Professor Dr. Golam Shabbir Sattar

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Carrier: 31 Years (2021)

  • Professor (since 2006)
  • Associate Professor (2001-2005)
  • Assistant Professor (1993-2000)
  • Lecturer  (1990-1993)

Educational Qualification

  • 2005, Ph.D in Hydrogeology, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh,.
  • 2001, Diploma, Environmental Management & Development, CIPSEM /  Technical University Dresden,TUD, Germany.
  • 1996, M.Phil. Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle Upon Tyne University, (UK),
  • 1985, M.Sc. in Geology & Mining, First Class, University of Rajshahi.
  • 1984, B.Sc. in Geology & Mining, First Class, University of Rajshahi.

 Social Activities

  • Elected Senate Member, University of Rajshahi, 2005-2008.
  • Elected Member, Academic Council, University of Rajshahi, 2002-2004
  • Elected Member, Rajshahi University Teacher Association (RUTA), 2001-2002
  • Registered Member of teacher`s wing upholding the spirit of liberation and progressivism.
  • Steering committee member of the teacher`s wing upholding the spirit of liberation and progressivism.
  • Advisor, Bangobondhu Shainik League (2004-2009)
  • Advisor, Motihar Thana Awami Leauge, Rajshahi Mohanagar.
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Heart Foundation (Since 1999)
  • Life Member, Red Crescent Society, Rajshahi (Since 2000)
  • Chairman, Advocate Abdus Salam Tennis Complex
  • Life Member, Advocate Abdus Salam Tennis Complex
  • Life Member, Rajshahi Shooting Club
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
  • Vice President, Kazihata Sporting Club
  • Convener, GMAA, 2016-2017
  • Member, Vice-Chancellor`s nominee, Rajshahi Education Board (2017-020
  • President, Taherpur Degree College (2017- June 2019)
  • Senate Member, Chittagong University (2019-2021)
  • Member, Teacher Selection Committee, Barisal University (2020-2022)
  • Member, Teacher Selection Committee, National University
  • President, Taherpur degree college, Rajshahi (2017-2019)

University Activities

  • Director, Institute of Environmental Since ( 2019 -…)
  • Chairman, Department of Geology & Mining, RU, 2013-2016
  • Student Advisor, University of Rajshahi, 2009 -2013
  • Assistant Proctor, University of Rajshahi, 1992-1994
  • House Tutor, Motihar Hall, University of Rajshahi 1998-2001
  • Member of Rajshahi Divisional Sport (2009-2020)
  • Member of Athletic and Aquatics Committee, Rajshahi University
  • Former Member of Inter-University Sports Board (2011-2013)
  • Member of Selection Committee, PME, Jessore University
  • Member of Selection Committee, Sport Science, Jessore University
  • Member of Selection Committee, Environmental Discipline, Khulna University
  • Member of Selection Committee, Soil and Environmental Discipline Barisal University

Fields of Work/Interest

  • Groundwater Management and development
  • Well hydraulics and well design, drilling & development
  • Soil-water interaction
  • Soil physics
  • Soil and brick kiln consequences
  • Groundwater quality monitoring
  • Impact of climate change on groundwater
  • Environmental Geology
  • Climate Change

Professional Experience

  • The University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, M.Phill. in Agriculture Sciences
  • Visiting lecturers- Regional Public Administration Training Centre (RPATC) , Bangladesh
  • Visiting lecturers- Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)
  • Visiting lecturers- CIPSEM, Dresden Technical University, Germany
  • Environmental Advisor to the Mayor (A.H.M. Kairuzaman Liton) of Rajshahi City Corporation.
  • Member of Selection Committee, PME and Physical education, Jessore Science & Technology University, Bangladesh
  • Member of Selection Committee, Khulna University, Bangladesh
  • Project co-coordinators for soil and surface water studies at LWI – Land Water Interface project, Jointly organized by ODA, UK, Newcastle upon Tyne University of UK, and CER of University of Rajshahi
  • Project co-coordinator, Impact of Brick Klin on Top Soil Degradation, and Environmental Pollution. Ministry of Environment, DOE & Dhaka University, Bangladesh
  • Project coordinator, Institute of Water Modeling (IWM ) project for Soil sample testing and analysis under groundwater model study for deep tube wells installation project in Barind area, Bangladesh

   Academic Affiliation (home and Abroad)

  • Life member, Bangladesh Geological Society (LM-451), Dhaka. Bangladesh
  • Life member, The Gondwana Geological Society, Nagpur, India
  • Life member, National Environmental Science Academy (L/M no: 456), Ranchi, India
  • Life member, AGID (Association of Geoscientists for the International Development) Brazil
  • Life member, Nepal Geological Society (LM-410), Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Association of Advancement of Science (LM: 587(V))
  • Life Member, Bangladesh National Geographical Association (L-105)
  • Member of German University Alumni Association (GUAA), Bangladesh
  • Member of Himalayan University Consortium (HUC), New Delhi, India
  • Member of International Center for Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal


  • Life Member, CIPSEM, TUD, Germany
  • Life Member, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • Life Member, RUAA, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh
  • Life Member, Association of German Universities of Bangladesh (LM: 156)
  • Life Member, GMAA, Geology & Mining Alumni Association.

Academic Visits Abroad

United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Check Republic, Nepal, India,  China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand and Mauritius.

Scientific Publications: 30 nos.

Publication and Research

  1. Rahman, M.H, M.M Mohiuddin, S. Sattar (1993), Study of Heavy Mineral of Barial formation exposed between Sonatila-Jontapur areas, Sylhet, Bangladesh. J. RU Studies, Part B: 68-74
  2. Khan AA and S. Sattar (1994), Subsurface flow of water and its structural control in the North Ganges Floodplain of Bangladesh. J. Geol. Soc. of India, 44:435-441.
  3. Khan AA and GS Sattar (1996). Overexploitation of Groundwater and environmental impact in the Barind, Bangladesh. Ind. Assoc. of Hydrogeology, D.C. Single (ed), iv: 37-44.
  4. Khan AA and S. Sattar (1996), Tectogenessis of the Gondwana rifted basin of Bangladesh in the Garo-Rajmahal gap and their pre-drift regional tectonic correlation. Gondwana Nine, Oxford, and IBH Publishing co. Pvt. Ind. Ltd. New Delhi, v 9(2): 647-655.
  5. Sattar G.S (1998), Modified tension Infiltrometer and its use to determining the unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of upper vadose zone. J. of Nepal Geol. Soc. vol18: 249-258.
  6. Ahamed, M, QH Majumder, S Reza and S Sattar (1998), Hydrogeological condition of central Barind, Bangladesh, J of RU studies.
  7. Sattar G.S (2000), Rainwater harvesting: A means of ensuring groundwater resources of the Barind, NE Bangladesh. J. of Nepal Soc. 22: 277-282.
  8. Sattar, G.S, Jangir S, Keramot M (2001). Evaluation and Prediction of Groundwater Movement in Nwabganj Area, Northwest Bangladesh. Gond. Geol. Maz. V 16 (2), December pp 93-103.
  9. Sattar G.S (2002), A comparative study between texture and infiltration behavior of the Pleistocene soil of Nachole area, Northwest Bangladesh. Bulletin of Engineering Geology, Springer verlage. Van Roy and C.A. Jermy (Eds.), pp.311-320. ISSBN 0-620-28559-1.
  10. Sattar G.S, Jahngir and M. Keramot (2002), Evaluation and prediction of groundwater movement in Nawabganj area, NW Bangladesh, Gondwana’s Geol. Magazine, 16 (2): 93-103.
  11. Sattar G.S and D Cannon (2002) Toposequences and soil chemistry of Chotto beel in upper Ganges flood plain, Durgapur Rajshahi. The Journal of Geo-Environment. 2: 52-61. ISSN 1682-1998.
  12. Sattar G.S and S Yeasmin (2002) Groundwater quality of lower Ganges floodplain: A case study of Ishardi and Atgharia Upazilas of Pabna district, NW Bangladesh. Bangladesh Geosciences Journal, 8:17-26
  13. Khan, H.R. K. Rahman, A.J.M.A. Rouf and S Sattar (2003) Consequence of microbial, biomass and organic carbon in burnt and unburnt soil profiles in different agro-chemical zones in the western part of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Journal of Soil Science, 27-29: 51-60.
  14. Khan, H.R. K. Rahman, A.J.M.A. Rouf and S Sattar (2004) Land evaluation and effects of brick burning on soil degradation at all Upazilas in Rajshahi Division. Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 13 (1): 49-60.
  15. Sattar G.S (2004) North Rajshahi Irrigation Project: A Prudent and Sustainable Irrigation Strategies for Bangladesh. In Research Basin and Hydrological Planning, Ru-Xe Xi, Wei-Zu Gu and Klaus-Peter Seiler (Eds.), A.A. Balkema Publishers, pp 291-299, ISBN No: 90 5809 611 4.
  16. Sattar G.S and Yeasmin (2003): A comparative study between groundwater quality and nutrient elements of soil at Ishwardi and Atgharia upazilas, Pabna district, NW Bangladesh, Rajshahi University Studies, Part-B.
  17. G.S.Sattar and N. Uddin (2005) Air Pollution in Chittagong City, Bangladesh,   Proceeding of the 9TH Conference on Environmental Science and Technology – 2005, September 1st – 3rd 2005, Rhodes island, Greece, GLOBAL NEST: The International Journal.
  18. Roy, M.K, G.S. Sattar, M.H. Bhuiyan, and N.A.Siddique (2005), Sedimentary facies and depositional environment of the proximal part of the Tista alluvial fan, northwestern Bangladesh, Gondwanas Geol. Magazine, Nagpur, India.
  19. G. S. Sattar, Md. Sultan-Ul-Islam, Md. Shamsuzzaman, Md. Badrul Islam and (2006), Urban Hydrogeology of Sirajgonj Town and Adjoining Areas, Bangladesh, Journal of the Geological Society of Bangladesh.
  20. H. R. Khan; K. Rahman; A. J. M. Abdur Rouf; G. S. Sattar; Y. Oki; T. Adachi, (2007), Assessment of degradation of agricultural soils arising from brick burning in selected soil profiles. Volume 4, Number 4, Autumn 2007, IJEST, ISSN: 1735-1472, © IRSEN, CEERS, Springer.
  21. Sattar, G.S and Hasan (2010), Well spacing recommendation in the Barind area, Abstract volume, Nepal Geological Society, Nepal.
  22. Sattar, G.S, M .Keramot, and S. Sahid (2014), Deciphering transmissivity and hydraulic conductivity of the aquifer by vertical electrical sounding (VES) experiments in Northwest Bangladesh, Applied Water Sci DOI 10.1007/s13201-014-0203-9, Springer
  23. Sattar, G.S. (2016), Evaluation of subsurface lithologic units for groundwater exploration in the Barind of Bangladesh. Springer Journals, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering.
  24. Sattar, G.S. (2016), Interference and Inefficiency of Water Wells: A Constrain of Water Conservation in Bangladesh (TISH-2016-0036). ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering.
  25. Sattar, G.S, (2017), Air pollution of Rajshahi City Corporation, Journal of Environmental Sciences, Rajshahi University
  26. Sattar, G.S. et. al., (2018) Impact of Climate Change and Ganges Discharge on the Salinity of the Passur River, Southwestern Bangladesh, Asian Journal of Environment & Ecology 7(4): 1-19, 2018; Article no.AJEE.44216, ISSN: 2456-690X
  27. Sattar, G.S., (2019) Hydrochemistry and Arsenic Contamination of Shallow Aquifers in Bidyananda and Nazimkhan Unions, Rajarhat Upazilla, Kurigram, Bangladesh, Journal of the Geological Society of India
  28. Sattar, G.S., (2020) Quantifying and Predicting Urban Field Variance Index

Based on the Association Between Land Use Land Cover and Land Surface Temperature in Cumilla City, Bangladesh. Sustainable Cities and Society 64 (2021) 102542, Elsevier.

  1. Sattar, G.S., (2020) . Reduction in vegitation cover in Rajshahi City Corporation, Bangladesh. 2020, Rajshahi University Journal of Environmental Science, vol 8, 11 – 24 pp.
  2. Sattar, G.S., (2021),  Cellular automata approach in dynamic modelling of land cover changes using RapidEye image in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Environmental Challanges, Elsivier.
  3.  U. Monira, G.S. Sattar, and M.G. Mostafa, (2022), Characterization of Tannery Effluent of Savar Tannery Estate in Bangladesh.  BAUET JOURNAL(3) Bangladesh Army University of Engineering & Technology (BAUET).

  4. Abdulla-Al Kafy , Milan Saha, Md. Abdul Fattah, Muhammad
    Tauhidur Rahman, Bushra Monowar Duti, Zullyadini A. Rahaman, Arpita Bakshi, S. Kalaivani, Sk Nafiz
    Rahaman, Golam Shabbir Sattar (2023) Integrating forest cover
    change and carbon storage dynamics: Leveraging Google Earth Engine and InVEST
    model to inform conservation in hilly regions. Ecological Indicators(152).

Publication in Internet

  1. Determination of the unsaturated conductivity by tension-infiltrometers
  2. Determination of the unsaturated conductivity in the field by a robust tension- Infiltrometer: Guido Wyseure, G.S. Sattar, M.A.Adey and D.A. Rose,

Web page:

Academic Activities since Last Ten Years (2011-2020)

 International Project, 2019

 (Bangladesh, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia Research Duration: From (01/06/2019) –To (30/05/2022)

Title of Proposed Project: Technical Support of Integrated Disaster Management System in Bangladesh, Collaborating Organization: Dr. Sun-Taek Oh, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Gongneung-ro 232 Nowon-gu, Seoul, Rep. Korea.

Project: 2015: Source of detrital arsenic bearing minerals in arsenic-contaminated groundwater aquifer in the north-western part of Bangladesh, Rajshahi University.

Brick Klin and Soil quality in Bangladesh, completed in 2004.

Seminars/Conferences (Last ten years)

2020:  Dhaka, Bangladesh. Inter National Conference on Earth and Environmental Sciences and Technology for Sustainable Development, ICEST 2020. 25-27 January, Hotel Inter Continental , Dhaka. Water Flow and Salinity Condition of the Upper Gorai River, South Western Bangladesh.

2019:  Kathmandu, Nepal. Tribhuban University of Environmental Science, December 08 2019, Climate Change and its Consequences in Bangladesh.

Kathmandu, Nepal. December 6-7 2019. Meeting at ICIMOD on Water thematic Group.

2019: Thailand, 2nd International Conference on Global Warming and Climate Change 2019
(GlobeWarm „19), October 2 -3, 2019. ” Salinity Ingression in the Passur river of Bangladesh: nexus between climate change and lower water discharge from the Ganges ” (GlobeWarm 2019 A 144)

2019: Session Chair and Discussant, Protecting Ecosystem and adaptation to Climate Change. Second Coastal Water Convention 2019. July 30-31, 2019 at Khulna University.

2018: India, HUC – ICIMOD, Second Meeting of the HUC Thematic Working Group on Water,
New Delhi January 2018.

2016: Andaman Island (India): Resource person for “ Climate Change, Biodiversity and Bioresource Management” jointly organized by Microbiologists Society and Jawaharlal Neharu Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya,Port Blair, Andaman, India. 1 – 3 Feb 2017.

 2015: Malaysia: International workshop on climate change and groundwater resources. University of Technology, Malaysia, UTM. September 8-10, 2015

 2015: India: Climate change scenario of Bangladesh and also resources person of the international conference, Akola, Shri Shivaji College of Arts, Commerce and Science, India. January, 03-04, 2015.

 2014 India: Sustainable Resource Development in the Himalaya, June 24-26, 2014, Jammu Kashmir, Ladhak, India.

 2015: Bangladesh: Strengthen Professional skills and technical capacity of the geological survey of Bangladesh (GSB) for enhancing research capacity and mainstreaming Geohazard Risk Assessment, February 26, 2015, Dhaka.

[2014 Germany: Alexander von Humboldt – Foundation, Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Rural Bangladesh, Panel discussion on a climate model. 04 April 2014.

 2013 Germany: Knowledge Transfer for Effective Climate Protection Policies  Climate Change and Risk Management,  CIPSEM Advanced training course, Alexander von Humboldt – Foundation, International Climate Protection Fellowships  FRIDAY, 19. APRIL, 2013.

 2013 Denmark: Impact of climate change in Bangladesh. School of Bioscience. Skovde University. Sweden.

 2012: Film: “Bangladesh extra dry” by Professor G.S.Sattar, Rajshahi University Knowledge transfer for effective climate protection policies, 13:00h – 15:30h, Wednesday, 14. March 2012 .

Lecturing as Visiting Professor

2014: Dresden Technical University (DTU) –

37th UNEP/UNESCO/BMU Course on Environmental Management for Developing and Emerging Countries at Technische Universität Dresden, April 2nd  to 3rd  April 2014.

 2013: Dresden Technical University (DTU)-

36th UNEP/UNESCO/BMU Course on Integrated Environmental Management for Developing and Emerging Countries at Technische Universität Dresden, April 15th to May 14th, 2013.

2012: Dresden Technical University (DTU)-

35th UNEP/UNESCO/BMU Course on Integrated Environmental Management for Developing and Emerging Countries at Technische Universität Dresden, March 12th to 16th, 2012.

2012: Dresden Technical University (DTU)-

56th UNEP/UNESCO/BMU Course on Water management and climate change adaptation for Developing and Emerging Countries at Technische Universität Dresden. September 17th to 21st, 2012

2011: Dresden Technical University (DTU)-

34th UNEP/UNESCO/BMU Course on Integrated Environmental Management for Developing and Emerging Countries at Technische Universität Dresden from April 4th to 8th, 2011.

 2010: Dresden Technical University (DTU)-

51st UNEP/UNESCO/BMU Course on Climate Change adaptation: Water and Soil for Developing and Emerging Countries at Technische, Universität Dresden, October 25th to November 8th, 2010

 Personal Information 

Father`s Name


Late Golam Sattar

Mother`s Name : Late Sufia Khatun
Date of Birth : December 31, 1962
Present  Address :

Institute of Environmental Science (IES)

University of Rajshahi, 4th  Science Building

Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh.

Permanent Address :

1/7 A Jojoc Tower, Dhorompur, Kazla, Ward -28

P.O.: Rajshahi-5, P.S. Motihar

Dist: Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Nationality : Bangladeshi
National ID No. : 8198508265660
Religion : Muslim

Marital Status

Spouse`s Name

Children 1





Dr. Professor Tanzima Yeasmin, Chairman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Rajshahi

Nafi Us Sabbir Sabith, CSE, BUET

Ph.D. Fellow, CSE, R/A, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA