Farid Ahmad
Assistant Professor
Institute of Appropriate Technology (IAT)
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Phone: +880-01712967190
E-mail: ahmadfarid@iat.buet.ac.bd, ahmadfaridjune28@gmail.com

Education:

Oct’14 –: Doing Ph.D. in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Ph.D. Project, ‘Algae in a Vat: Next Generation Fuel Option for Bangladesh’, Tentative Title of the Research Work: ‘Biodiesel from Algae: Studying Growth Kinetics of Microalgae with High Lipid Content and Characterization of Biodiesel produced from Microalgae in Local Condition.’ under the supervision of Dr. Mohidus Samad Khan, Department of Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Oct’07 – June’13: Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Master of Engineering Project, ‘Present Situation of Environmental Management Practices in Different Manufacturing Industries of Bangladesh’, under the supervision of Professor Dr. Md. Delwar Hossain, Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Jan’1995-June’2000: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Undergraduate Thesis (one year) project, ‘Production of Hypochlorite and Chlorate in an Electrolytic Cell’, under the supervision of Professor Dr. M. Sabder Ali, Department of Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Undergraduate Design (one year) project, ‘Sodium Chloride Production for Electrolytic Plant’, under the supervision of Professor Dr. A.K.M. Abdul Quader, Department of Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Professional Experiences:

November’15 onward: Assistant Professor, Institute of Appropriate technology (IAT), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Departmental Activities – BIIS Secretary and BIIS Tabulator, Institute of Appropriate Technology (IAT), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Member, Intellectual Property Steering Committee (IPSC), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Member, Research and Academic Committee (RAC), Institute of Appropriate Technology (IAT), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Proponent and Member, UGC HEQEP Project (BDT 20,000,000/-) entitled: ‘Establishment of Technology Transfer Office (TTO)’, Institute of Appropriate Technology (IAT), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Member, Self-Assessment Committee (SAC) of Institute of Appropriate Technology (IAT), UGC HEQEP Project entitled: ‘Institutional Quality Assurance Cell’, Institute of Appropriate Technology (IAT), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

September’14 – November’15: Lecturer, Institute of Appropriate technology, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Administrative Activities – Worked with former Honorable Vice-Chancellor Professor Khaleda Ekram and entrusted with the responsibility to frame rules for recruitment/promotion/up-gradation/selection grade/senior grade etc. for about 1800 administrative officers and staffs of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)-`Nitimala2015’ approved by 489th meeting of the syndicate held on 11 May 2015

Member Secretary, ‘The Recommendation Committee of Nitimala2015– Rules for recruitment/promotion/up-gradation/selection grade/senior grade etc. for administrative officers and staffs of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)’  

30 January 2014-31 August 2014: Senior PS to Vice-Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

30 January 2010- 29 January 2014: PS to Vice-Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

29 November 2005-29 January 2010: APS to Vice-Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Job responsibility of the employment

The role of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor is to provide high-quality services to the Vice-Chancellor and through the Vice-Chancellor, to Council, the Senior Management Team, Head of Departments/Offices and Directors of Institutes/Centers and Directorates.
These services include strategic and academic leadership, planning, policy development and compliance, risk management including the internal audit function, legislative awareness and compliance, the provision of management information and reporting and executive support. The philosophy of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office is to provide and demonstrate leadership, integrity and the highest standards of professionalism to the University community in these areas.
As Secretary to the Vice-Chancellor I had to contribute to the overall management of the academic and administrative affairs of the University; coordination of strategic planning; coordination of overall accountability to meet the University’s statutory obligations; coordination of the activities of the various components of the University; management of external relations at senior management level; coordination and facilitation of the activities of the Council and its standing and ad hoc committees; provision of advice on University policies and procedures; Moreover, I had to provide information and data on matters relating to governance and senior management bodies; give support to the Vice-Chancellor in a variety of policy, planning and operational matters, provide advice and support in the monitoring of the University’s Equity and Diversity Strategy, the Learning and Teaching Strategy and the Student Experience Strategy; and I was also responsible for smooth operation of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor from the organization of meetings and functions, through to correspondence, diary management, minute taking and general office administration; responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day to day administration of the University; responsible for all University external communications, advertisement, announcement and general correspondence; responsible for the harmonization of the work of the Officers of different offices, faculties and departments within the content of the University; responsible for general duties assigned by the Vice-Chancellor.

January’2005-October’2005: Officer, Head Office, Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

Job description

Performing Risk analysis to help senior management team for decision-making on financing by the bank

Providing back office supports (IT/Analytics) and giving support to senior management team in issues pertaining my field of technical expertise

Developing new products for the bank demonstrating creativity in the banking industry of Bangladesh with a commitment to social responsibility

1997-2000: Correspondent and Contributing Writer, The New Nation, Ittefaq Group of Publications Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
In University life (during my undergraduate study) I worked as a correspondent and contributing writer (1997-2000) of a national daily English Newspaper ‘The New Nation’ of Ittefaq Group of publications Limited. I tried to write articles on issues of social significance. Many articles were published in different English Daily Newspapers and Magazines.

Job offer received:

Lecturer, Department of Food Science and Technology, The University of Comilla, Comilla-3500, Bangladesh
Assistant Engineer, Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Quality Control Officer, Coca-Cola, K. Rahman & Company, Comilla-3500, Abdul Monem Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Major Academic Awards, Scholarships, and Achievements:

  • Received Texas A&M University–Commerce Graduate Scholarship and Graduate Housing Scholarship, offered by Texas A&M University – Commerce, USA
  • Received Offer of the position of Research Assistant in Chemical Engineering department at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), KSA
  • Received Letter of Appreciation from Sheikh Hasina, Honorable Prime Minister of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh and Daughter of the Father of the Nation for securing position in merit list of board examination
  • Awarded for 2nd place in foundation training course conducted by Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited-A Bangladesh European Joint Venture Bank
  • University merit scholarship for all under graduate terms
  • Secured place/position in the combined merit list of Science Group in board examination  of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board, Comilla, Bangladesh
  • Education Board scholarship for H.S.C
  • Education Board scholarship for S.S.C
  • Junior Scholarship

Teaching Experiences:

Courses Offered

AT 6002: Technology Transfer and Diffusion Techniques (Post Graduate Course)

Concepts of transfer of technology (TT); advanced diffusion techniques, proactive diffusion methods and enforced diffusion methods; international transfer of technology through different mechanisms: purchase of plant, equipment and products, foreign direct investment, joint ventures, technical collaboration, subcontracting, turnkey contracts, production sharing, management contracts, international joint ventures, subcontracting including original equipment manufacturer arrangements, licensing including technical service agreements and franchising; company acquisition; strategic alliance; nature of technology market; negotiation for technology acquisition; valuation of technology; intellectual property protection and its role in international transfer of technology; pattern and criticism of TT, suitable environment for international transfer of technology; success factors of international transfer of technology

AT 6003: Technology Assessment (Post Graduate Course)

Principles of technology assessment (TA); types of industrial technology assessment; contemporary problems of technology; some precautions of technology assessment; technology assessment models; technology assessment concepts; various types of assessment; characteristics of TA; role of TA in developing countries; the process of TA; overall assessment and follow-up plan; tools and techniques of TA; general intuitive methods; important component methods; structural decomposition methods; holistic composition methods; methodological options for TA.

AT 6006: R&D and Innovation Management (Post Graduate Course)

Basic concepts of R&D and R&D management; process of R&D management; organizing R&D, managing human resources for R&D; types of innovation; innovation and product lifecycle; innovation financing and risk management; commercialization of new product;` intellectual property rights (IPR) for new products; different methods of IPR: patents; trademarks; copyrights.

Workshop Lectures

  1. Lecture Topic: “Selection of Appropriate Technology for Light Engineering Sector of Bangladesh”, Workshop Title: Re-engineering & Up-gradation of Machinery for Product Diversification and Enhancement of Export Potency in Light Engineering Sector
  1. Lecture Topic: “Business Plan: Simple is the Best”, Workshop Title: Development of Competitive Business Plan with Modern Technologies in Light Engineering Sector
  1. Lecture Topic: “Management of Technological Innovation for Global Competition”, Workshop Title: Conversion of Light Engineering Industries of Bangladesh into Globalized Enterprise through Technology Breakthrough and Innovation Promotion

Professional Development Courses and Trainings:

3(three) weeks Industrial Training at Bangladesh Insulators and Sanitary wares Factory (BISF) Ltd., Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC), Mirpur-1, Dhaka 1216, Bangladesh
Foundation Training Course (from 29 April to 27 May 2005) Conducted by Dutch Bangla Bank Training Institute, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

Attended the Short Course (18-20 October 2008) on Climate Change Training for Water Professionals Organized by Directorate of Continuing Education (DCE) in association with Climate Change Study cell, Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Participated in the Workshop (7-8 November 2017) on “Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)” organized by Technology Transfer Office (TTO), BUET under Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP),University Grants Commission (UGC), Bangladesh

Attended a daylong  Workshop (5 December 2017) on “Innovation & Intellectual Property Management: For Engineering Future of Bangladesh”, organized by Technology Transfer Office (TTO), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) held at Council Building, BUET

Participated in the Workshop (19-20 December 2017) on “Management of Technology Transfer Office” organized by Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) of University Grants Commission (UGC), Bangladesh.

Research

Fields of Interest: Management of Technology, Environmental Engineering and Management, Chemical and Biotechnological Engineering: Health, Food, Bio-fuel

Research Interest

Research interest encompasses issues related to Management of Technology, Biotechnology, Food and Environmental Engineering and Management. It is aimed to address different scientific, engineering and socio-economic issues related to Health, Food, Bio-fuel, Wastewater Management, and Cleaner Production through research. For any query, suggestion or collaboration, please contact at ahmadfarid@iat.buet.ac.bd or ahmadfaridjune28@gmail.com.

Reasons for doing research on issues related to Management of Technology:

Joel Barker’s pithy saying, “Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world!” This ideology is what distinguishes entrepreneurs, managers, engineers, technologists, scientists, planners, policymakers and implementers from other types of professionals. However, they all act to bring visions to reality. It is learned from reading that all of them have been working to use technology for the betterment of our lives. Therefore, they do not miss any opportunities to learn how machines work in our everyday life. For this reason, they have to learn the necessary aspects in the field of environmental testing, R&D and prototypes, market survey, total quality management and other aspects. They have to focus on different aspects of management particularly technology management. The multidisciplinary approach of technology management can certainly satisfy their desire for learning.

“Technology has been and will continue to be the strategic variable for rapid socio-economic development. If properly managed, it is pivotal in various crisis resolutions in a developing country like Bangladesh. However, inability to identify or develop right kinds of technologies and apply them in production has been a major cause for the slow development of social, economic progress and cultural advancement. Realizing this fact, the developing countries are now paying increasing attention to the effective and efficient management of technology. Some essential tools needed to chart a route for technological development are the processes of technological assessment, acquisition, forecasting, and diffusion. Practicing technologists, engineers, scientists, policy makers etc., who are involved in decision-making and implementation, need these essential tools and strategies for the development of the country. The success of organizations is increasingly dependent upon their leaders’ ability to properly manage resources in a world of rapidly changing technology. Business enterprises must also be able to compete in a dynamic global market. Engineers, scientists, and policymakers should be aware of the issues associated with the management of technology. The economic present and future of their businesses, as well as their countries, will depend on how technology managerial activities are done efficiently. Today, the progress of a developing country is highly dependent on her strategic policy of technology management, such as Technology policy and control, technology selection, technology transfer, and diffusion etc. So besides the knowledge of technology know-how, the knowledge of management of technology is also very important. Bangladesh being a developing country should understand and recognized the critical role of technology management in social and economic development. There are huge numbers of technological failures occurring in the country every year. This is due to lack of conceptual knowledge, efficiency, and sagacity in the management of technological issues. The immense diversity of theoretical and analytical knowledge of technology management that is available has not been taken into consideration in the formulation of strategies, policies, and programs in the country. Presently core technologies are available globally. But crucial part is its management and prudent applications. Thus knowing the technological know-how is not only important; nowadays, its management and application aspects also play a vital role. Entrepreneurs, Managers, Engineers, Technologists, Scientists, Planners, Policymakers and Implementers must be aware of the basic conceptual setting of technology and the processes of effective management of technology. The enhancement of economic prosperity for countries, industries, and businesses depends upon the effective management of technology. Technology creates wealth. The proper exploitation of technology strongly influences business competitiveness, which is no longer a matter of choice but a matter of survival in the marketplace. At the macro and micro levels, nations and individual firms and organizations are acknowledging the link between innovation, technology management, and economic success. The management and development of technology provide an innovator with a leading edge. Clearly, the management of technology is a key to success in the competitive global economy. Rapid world changes have caused organizations to become more complex, dynamic and fast-paced resulting in an upsurge in competition between organizations, industries, and nations. The management of technology has not escaped from this evolution.” That is why, my research interest lies in Management of Technology.

Research Supervision


It is believed that all research students should learn the fundamental background of their research topics so that they can tackle practical problems. It is aimed to empower research students so that they can discover critical problems and learn to solve them independently. It is more important for students to structure their thinking and define the critical scientific questions before they start looking for the solution. It is expected that research students should regularly give seminars and group presentations. Research students should report their research findings in written form and when applicable, they should organize results and prepare drafts for scientific publications. Last but not the least, it is equally important to meet students informally at tea, coffee, or lunch to allow free and vibrant discussions.

Supervision of Master’s Theses

Integration of ICT with Low-Cost Automation for Upgrading SMEs in Bangladesh (Completed 13 December 2017)

Development of an Effective Technology Transfer Mechanism for the Textile and Apparel Sector of Bangladesh by Innovation Capacity Analysis (2016- ongoing)

Calculating Path Coefficients of Identified Critical Success Factors for Technology Transfer to the Health Sector of Bangladesh (2017- ongoing)

Comparative Study on Aerobic and Anaerobic Biodegradation Process of Textile Effluent (Tentative Title, 2018- ongoing)

Sludge Management in Tannery Effluent Treatment Plants through Anaerobic Digestion (Tentative Title, 2018- ongoing)

Professional Membership:

Member, BUET Alumni Federation

Member, BUET Chemical Alumni Association

Member, Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB)

Member, Technology Transfer Office (TTO), BUET

Member, Intellectual Property Steering Committee (IPSC), BUET

Other Activities:

Very recently, I’ve been selected by an International Committee of Literary Merit of the Cesar Egido Serrano Foundation (Fundación César Egido Serrano in Spanish) and the Museum of the Word (Museo de la Palabra in Spanish) headquartered in Quero, Toledo of Spain as the Ambassador of the Word and the Spanish language in the world from Bangladesh. This designation is granted annually to new writers around the world whose works promote peace and concord between humans and those who recognize the great power of words to inform, comfort, relate to, and unite people across cultures.

For me, writing is a great passion. My favorite pastime is writing. And I write at my recess periods. Being able to relay a message through a written story has got to be my most beautiful gift. It really is something I’m quite passionate about. I hope my story will reach the ends of the earth and the message I so earnestly desire to communicate is well received. That’s why I always desire a platform through which I can talk with a large number of people.

I got my first book “ Alokh Judda” published in ‘Ekushey Boi Mela (Ekushey Book Fair) of 2018

In University life (during the undergraduate study) I worked as a correspondent and contributing writer (1997-2000) of a national daily English Newspaper ‘The New Nation’ of Ittefaq Group of publications Limited. I tried to write articles on issues of social significance. Many articles were published in different English Daily Newspapers and Magazines.

Earned `Certificate of Entry’ for International Radio Playwriting Competition 1999 `Write around the World’ organized by BBC World Service & British Council

Submitted a Radio Play for International Radio Playwriting Competition 2013, Organized by BBC World Service & British Council in partnership with Commonwealth Writers and co-produced by The Open University

Submitting short stories for Short Story Writing Competition around the world, organized by Commonwealth Foundation, UK.

Sat for English Language Proficiency Test: TOEFL and GRE and scored high marks

Publications

Book Chapters:

  1. Farid Ahmad, Anika Ferdous and Mohidus Samad Khan, “Algae in a vat may power the future: A Review on Algal biodiesel production” in “BIOFUELS: Advances & Perspectives’’, ed. Geetanjali Kaushik, Satish S. Patil, Shivani Chaturvedi, and Arvind L Chel, Publisher: Studium Press LLC, USA, 2018, ISBN No. 978-93-85046-22-3.

Journal Articles:

  1. Md. Nur-E-Alam, Md. Abu Sayid Mia, Farid Ahmad, and Md. Mafizur Rahman (2018),8:129 “Adsorption of Chromium (Cr) from Tannery Wastewater using Low-cost Spent Tea Leaves Adsorbent”, Applied Water Science, Springer , Volume 8, Issue 5, Article 129, September 2018, ISSN (Print) 2190-5487, ISSN (Online) 2190-5495.
  1. Md. Nur-E-Alam, Md. Abu Sayid Mia, Farid Ahmad, and Md. Mafizur Rahman (2017), “Determination of Heavy Metals (Cr, Pb and Zn) in Selected Tea Brands Found in Bangladesh”, Life Sciences, Elsevier (In Press).
  1. Md. Abu Sayid Mia, Md. Nur-E-Alam, Farid Ahmad, A.B.M. Wahid Murad, and M. Kamal Uddin (2017), “Application of Lean Tools for the Improvement of Process Cycle Efficiency of Moccasin Shoe Production Line”, International Journal of Engineering and Management Research 2017, Volume 7, Issue 6, November-December 2017, Pages 124-133, ISSN (ONLINE) 2250-0758, ISSN (PRINT) 2394-6962.
  1. Anika Ferdous, Farid Ahmad, Md. Shajid Khan, John Liton Munsh, Chapol Kumar Roy, Husna Parvin Nur, and Mohidus Samad Khan (2017), “Studying Growth Kinetics of Chlorella vulgaris, a Microalgae with High Lipid Content, to Produce Biodiesel in Local Condition”, Journal of Nature Science and Sustainable Technology, Volume 11, Number 4, 2017, Pages 341-347, ISSN 1933-0324
  1. Md. Nur-E-Alam, Md. Abu Sayid Mia, Farid Ahmad, and Md. Mafizur Rahman (2017), “Spent Tea Leaves as Absorbent for Removal of Heavy Metals (Cr, Pb and Zn) from Tannery Wastewater”, Bio-resource Technology, Elsevier (Under review).
  1. Md. Nur-E-Alam, Md. Abu Sayid Mia, Farid Ahmad, and Md. Mafizur Rahman (2017), “Tannery Wastewater Treatment by Adsorption using Spent Tea Leaves”, Journal of Materials Science, Springer (In revision).
  1. Md. Nur-E-Alam, Md. Abu Sayid Mia, Farid Ahmad, Kaniz Fatema, Shimul Chakma, and Md. Zahangir Alam (2017), “Potential Utilization of Solid Waste Generated from Tannery, Garments and Jute Industries for the Production of Board Composites”, Progress in Polymer Science, Elsevier (In revision).
  1. Md. Nur-E-Alam, Md. Abu Sayid Mia, Farid Ahmad, Md. Mafizur Rahman, and Harsha Ratnaweera (2017), “Adsorption of Chromium (Cr) from Tannery Wastewater using Low-cost Spent Tea Leaves Adsorbent”, Water Science and Technology, The International Water Association (IWA) Publishing, UK (In revision).
  1. Md. Abu Sayid Mia, Md. Nur-E-Alam, A.B.M. Wahid Murad, Farid Ahmad, and M. Kamal Uddin (2017), “Waste Management & Quality Assessment of Footwear Manufacturing Industry in Bangladesh: An Innovative Approach”, International Journal of Engineering and Management Research 2017, Volume 7, Issue 4, July-August 2017, Pages 402-407, ISSN (ONLINE) 2250-0758, ISSN (PRINT) 2394-6962.
  1. Md. Tushar Uddin, Md. Abdur Razzaq, Ariful Hai Quadery, Murshid Jaman Chowdhury, Al-Mizan, Md. Moshrur Raihan, and Farid Ahmad (2017), “ Extraction of Dye from Natural Source (LAC) & its Application on Leather”, American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences (ASRJETS) (2017), Volume 34, No 1, Pages 1-7, ISSN (Print) 2313-4410, ISSN (Online) 2313-4402.
  1. Farid Ahmad, Md. Delwar Hossain, Shaikh Obaidullah Al Mahmood, and Md. Moshrur Raihan (2017), “Implementing EMS in the Manufacturing Industries of Bangladesh: Drivers and Barriers”, International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research, Volume 6, Issue 02, February 2017, Pages 164-166, ISSN 2277-8616.
  1. Md. Abu Sayid Mia, Md. Nur-E-Alam, Farid Ahmad, Md. Zahangir Alam, and Md. Mafizur Rahman (2017),” Treatment of Tannery Wastewater by Electrocoagulation Technology”, Journal of Scientific and Innovative Research 2017; 6(4), Pages 129-134 ISSN 2320–4818.
  1. Md. Abu Sayid Mia, Farid Ahmad, Md. Nur-E-Alam, and M. Kamal Uddin (2017), “Oxford Shoe Production Line: Improvement of Process Cycle Efficiency by using Lean Tools”, Journal of Optimization in Industrial Engineering, Iran, ISSN (ONLINE) 2423-3935, ISSN (PRINT) 2251-9904 (in revision).
  1. Md. Abu Sayid Mia, Farid Ahmad, Md. Nur-E-Alam, and M. Kamal Uddin (2017),” Productivity Improvement of Casual Shoe Production Line by using Lean Tools”, Leather and Footwear Journal, Romania, ISSN: 1583-4433 Title DOI: https://doi.org/10.24264/Ifj (in revision).
  1. Md. Moshrur Raihan, Md. Razib Hosen, Md. Ashiqur Rahaman, and Farid Ahmad (2017), “Reducing of Chromium Intensity of Tannery Effluent by Using Low-Cost Adsorbents”, European Academic Research, Volume IV, Issue 10, January 2017, Pages 8286-8294, ISSN 2286-4822.
  1. Md. Abu Sayid Mia, Md. Nur-E-Alam, Farid Ahmad, and M. Kamal Uddin (2017), “Footwear Industry in Bangladesh: Implementation of Six Sigma Methodology”, Industrial Engineering & Management 2017, Volume 6, Issue 2, 1000211, ISSN: 2169-0316 doi:10.4172/2169-0316.1000211.
  1. Md. Moshrur Raihan, Farid Ahmad, Md. Abdul Malek, and Farhan Kabir Shifat (2016), “Removal of Toxic Metal (Chromium) by Using Low-Cost Adsorbent in the Leather Processing Area Hazaribagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh”, International Journal of Current Research, Volume 8, Issue 11, November 2016, Pages 41040-41042, ISSN 0975-833X.
  1. Md. Monir Hossain, Deloar Hossain, Mohammad Afzal Hossain, Farid Ahmad, Md. Mozammel Hoque and Mizanur Rahman (2016), “Lead Time Reduction and Process Cycle Improvement of an Ice-cream Manufacturing Factory in Bangladesh by Using Value Stream Map and Kanban Board: A Case Study”, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 10 (15), October 2016, Pages 250-260, ISSN1991-8178, EISSN 2309-8414.

Peer Reviewed Conference Articles:

  1. Anika Ferdous, Farid Ahmad, Md. Shajid Khan, John Liton Munsh, Chapol Kumar Roy, Husna Parvin Nur and Mohidus Samad Khan, “Studying Growth Kinetics of Chlorella Vulgaris, a Microalgae with High Lipid Content, to Produce Biodiesel in Local Condition”, International Conference on Petroleum Engineering 2016 (ICPE-2016), Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh, 31 December 2016, Article No. 051.

Published Research and Scientific Reports:

  1. Farid Ahmad and Maeen Md. Khairul Akter (2018), “How Innovative is our Textile Industry? Research Review”, Textile Focus, Volume 03, Issue 02, March-April 2018, Pages 10-15, ISSN 2519-5956.

National Newspaper Articles:

In University life (during the undergraduate study) I worked as a correspondent and contributing writer (1997-2000) of a national daily English Newspaper ‘The New Nation’ of Ittefaq Group of publications Limited. I tried to write articles on issues of social significance. Many articles were published in different English Daily Newspapers and Magazines. Name of some articles are given below:

  1. Farid Ahmad, ‘Standard of our education system’ The New Nation Magazine, Dhaka, Friday, December 24,1999.
  2. Farid Ahmad, ‘Of friends and friendship’ The New Nation Magazine, Dhaka, Friday, December 10, 1999.
  3. Farid Ahmad, ‘Of people and politics’ The New Nation Magazine, Dhaka, Friday, November 26, 1999.
  4. Farid Ahmad, ‘Marriage and its sequences’ The New Nation Magazine, Dhaka, Friday, October 08, 1999.
  5. Farid Ahmad, ‘Joint family gradually disintegrating’ The New Nation Magazine, Dhaka, Friday, July 30, 1999.
  6. Farid Ahmad, ‘BUET under crisis: Some lateral thinking’ The New Nation Campus, Dhaka, Monday, June 14, 1999.
  7. Farid Ahmad, ‘Women’s emancipation’ The New Nation Magazine, Dhaka, Friday, May 21, 1999.
  8. Farid Ahmad, ‘Unfair means in exams’ The New Nation Magazine, Dhaka, Friday, March 19, 1999.
  9. Farid Ahmad, ‘Want of morality’ The New Nation Magazine, Dhaka, Friday, March 12, 1999.
  10. Farid Ahmad, ‘Hortal: An outrage committed by the opposition’ The New Nation Magazine, Dhaka, Friday, February 19, 1999.
  11. Farid Ahmad, ‘English: Achilles’ Heel of our education’ The New Nation Magazine, Dhaka, Friday, February 12, 1999.
  12. Farid Ahmad, ‘How time flies’ The New Nation Magazine, Dhaka, Friday, January 29, 1999.
  13. Farid Ahmad, ‘Marriage-a solemn episode in one’s life’ The New Nation, Dhaka, Friday, January 1, 1999.
  14. Farid Ahmad, ‘Making computers meaningful’ The New Nation Magazine, Dhaka, Friday, December 25, 1999.
  15. Farid Ahmad, ‘Rickshaws: Silent enemy of city life’ The New Nation Magazine, Dhaka, Friday, December 04, 1998.
  16. Farid Ahmad, ‘Keep your city clean and green’ The New Nation Magazine, Dhaka, Sunday, November 15, 1998.
  17. Farid Ahmad, ‘Bangla Chhabi: A typical entertainment’ The New Nation Magazine, Dhaka, Sunday, November 01, 1998.
  18. Farid Ahmad, ‘The deprived children: Some empirical instances’ The New Nation Magazine, Dhaka, Sunday, September 20, 1998.
  19. Farid Ahmad, ‘Fundamentalism hence Communalism’ The New Nation Magazine, Dhaka, Sunday, August 30, 1998.
  20. Farid Ahmad, ‘Syatta sonata dharma Islam’ The New Nation Magazine, Dhaka, Sunday, August 02, 1998.
  21. Farid Ahmad, ‘Measures to prevent dowry’ The New Nation Magazine, Dhaka, Sunday, July 05, 1998.
  22. Farid Ahmad, ‘Unfair means in exams ’ Dhaka Courier, Dhaka, Volume 14 Issue 46, June 12, 1998.
  23. Farid Ahmad, ‘Sudden increase of rape’ Dhaka Courier, Dhaka, Volume 14 Issue 42, May 15, 1998.
  24. Farid Ahmad, ‘Literacy’ Rising Stars, The Daily Star, Dhaka, Thursday, October 30, 1997.