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Research interests

I am currently involved as an Assistant Professor at Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Chittagong, Bangladesh. I have earned my doctoral degree on the topic "Social acceptance of solar energy as intention, willingness, and readiness" from the University of Helsinki, Finland. My other educational qualification includes  AmO (60 ECTS in Teaching Pedagogy, Finland); MS in IBM (University of Gloucestershire, UK); BSS & MSS in Sociology (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh). I have also studied  "BE101x:Behavioural Economics in Action" course (online, University of Toronto, Canada), “PHYS-E0582 - Special Course in Advanced Energy Technologies 2 V D” & “Ene-59.4310 - Special Course in Energy for Communities” (Aalto University, Finland). 

I have teaching experiences at national and international levels in different universities since 2012. By the side of my teaching experience in Bangladesh, I had conducted courses and acted as guest lecturer in Finland at the University of Helsinki (e.g.,  Poverty Research SOSM-YP301Specialisation Field of the COS programme II: Icons of InequalityWELLBEING, SOSM-YP304GROUP 2), Aalto University, and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences since October 2015. I had also supervised master's students at the University of Helsinki to conduct small-scale research on different poverty related issues for a period of 5 years since October 2015. I had delivered a lecture on entrepreneurship education in terms of its concept, history, nature in Finnish context, methodologies, roles of teachers and students in a vocational teaching environment held on 10.03.2020 from 9:00-12:00 hrs at the Urban Mill - Building IntenCity, Betonimiehenkuja 3 E, 02150 Espoo, Finland. I had also acted as an external evaluator and expert of the energy research works related to social acceptability at Aalto University, Finland (15.12.2021). I had also acted as a visiting researcher at the University of Malaya, Malaysia and at the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies (IDMVS), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am a regular reviewer of Sage One journal. I also acted as a reviewer of the Energy Research and Social Sciences (Impact factor 8.514; cite score 11.8) journal. I had acted as an organising member of the International seminar "Towards Sustainable Green Society (TSGS)", in Espoo, Finland, held on 29 October, 2021 where renowned scholars from different parts of the world including Nobel laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus also participated. I am a lifetime member of the esteemed Social Acceptability Study (SAS) Network of Aalto University, Finland. I am also a lifetime member and existing treasurer(2022-2023) of the Bangladesh Doctorate's Platform in Finland – BDPF.  I continuously provide expert roles and deliver speeches on topics of my interest (e.g. as guest of honour). Recently, I have been selected as the Co-Chair of a session of the international conference titled "1st International Conference on Sustainable Circular Business, Technology and Societies (ICSCBTS)"  and it will be held on 5th November 2022.

My research interest includes but not limited to social acceptance of energy technologies, renewable energy acceptance, sustainable energy transition, teaching pedagogy,  street children, pavement dwellers, PA Effectiveness, employee & customer satisfaction.

I love to offer time-tested teaching and research, and I feel comfortable to work in a challenging and team environment.

Fields of Science

  • 5142 Social policy
  • Social acceptance
  • public willingness to adopt
  • public prepardness
  • demonstration effects