Currently I am a postdoctoral researcher at Wageningen University & Research, working on the the system design for an active laser-induced fluorescence system on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for sustainable environmental monitoring of topsoil and air above soil environments - as part of the EU Horizon 2020 project I-Seed. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to that, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Chair of Laser Processing, working on the tool surface design for easy releasability of thermoplastic components (project TOOSDER). Born and bred in Bangladesh, I came to the Netherlands in 2012 after attaining my BSc in Electrical Engineering from Military Institute of Science and Technology, Dhaka. For the next two years, I worked towards my MSc in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Integrated Optical Micro System at the University of Twente, the Netherlands, while developing computational algorithm for biosensors, for the European Commission, FP7 project - BIOMONAR and the Dutch Government program - Nanonext Food Diagnostics, as my master thesis project.
In 2015, I joined the Applied Laser Technology research group at the University of Twente as a PhD candidate, and carried out my doctoral research on high-throughput laser surface texturing of coated steel, funded by TATA Steel Europe. I was awarded PhD degree with cum laude in 2019 for my thesis titled – (Ultra)short pulsed laser surface texturing of zinc.
From September 2020 till October 2021, I also led the Strategic Expert Group on Sustainability to interweave various initiatives and different expertise within UTwente in order to create the right context for realizing the Shaping 2030 vision of contributing to a fair, sustainable and digital society. For more information, please visit the webpages of SEG Sustainability, as well as Sustainability on campus.
My research focus is in the field of surface modification and laser-material interaction, and I have worked both in industrial and academic environments to develop solutions for biosensors and material processing strategies.