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Dr MD Kamruzzaman

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and The Built Environment,
Property and Planning

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Name
Dr MD Kamruzzaman
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and The Built Environment,
Property and Planning
Discipline *
Urban and Regional Planning, Transportation and Freight Services
Phone
+61 7 3138 2510
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (Transport Planning and Policy) (University of Ulster), MSc (Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation) (University of Twente), Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Bangladesh Uni. of Engineering and Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

University Services:

  • Research Ethics Advisor for Civil Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE); and Earth, Environment, and Biological Sciences (EEBS)

Editorial services:

Research groups:

Professional attachment:

Keywords

Geographical Information System (GIS), Land Use Planning, Planning and Decision Support Systems, Remote Sensing (RS), Rural Transport, Transport Geography, Transport Planning, Transport Related Social Exclusion, Travel Behaviour, Urban Planning

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr Kamruzzaman has a PhD in Transport Planning, an MSc in Geo-information Science, and a Bachelor degree in Urban Planning. He has been awarded a Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice for teaching, research, and leadership. He has held lectureships and research posts at the University of Ulster, UK and at Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.

Since his PhD in December 2010, he has developed a strong research profile that has focused on excellence: he publishes in the leading, high impact journals in his field of research; he works in interdisciplinary teams to tackle real-world complex problems, and he is a leader in the development of integrated research across transdisciplinary themes. He has demonstrated his contribution to research by publishing 30 peer reviewed high impact factor journal articles (with an average impact factor of 1.94), and 2 peer reviewed book chapters; he has supervised 8 PhD students; he has recently secured research grants totalling $200,000 (Aus); he maintains strong national and international collaborations; and he has been awarded numerous research awards and prizes.

His current research interests include transport disadvantage, travel behaviour, CO2 emissions, Planning and Decision Support Systems, and GIS and RS application in planning.

Ongoing Research Projects

  • 2016-2017 | Baker, D., Kamruzzaman, M. Developing a global typology of hub airport landside developments. Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme.  $23,000.00.

Past Research Projects

  • 2016 | Bryant, L., Yigitcanlar, T., Kamruzzaman, M., Drogemuller, R. Development of a Performance Framework for the National Cities Agenda. Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australian Government. $40,847.00
  • 2014-2015 | Baker, D., Kamruzzaman, M. Coordinating Sustainable Airport Landside Growth within the Urban Fabric. ATN-DAAD (Australian Technology Network of Universities and German Academic Exchange Service) Joint Research Cooperation Scheme. $23,000.00.
  • 2013 | Lee, B. and Kamruzzaman, M. Evaluation/Development of Transit Service Quality index. Ajou University. $10,000.00.

Other grants

  • 2014 | Kamruzzaman, M. Travel grants to jointly prepare a grant proposal to be submitted in ESRC, UK. University of Ulster. $2,500.00.
  • 2013 | Lee, B. and Kamruzzaman, M. Evaluation/Development of Transit Service Quality index. Ajou University. $10,000.00.
  • 2012 | Kamruzzaman, M. Travel fellowship – Early Career Academic Recruitment and Development (ECARD). Queensland University of Technology. $7,000.00.
  • 2011 | Kamruzzaman, M. Early Career Academic Recruitment and Development (ECARD) research grant. Queensland University of Technology. $15,000.00.

Awards

Dr Kamruzzaman has won several awards and prizes in his academic and professional life. Notable awards and prizes are listed below:

  • 2010 | Awarded a place as a finalist of the Young European Arena of Research 2010 student competition. The award financed the opportunity to travel to the Transport Research Arena 2010 conference in Brussels from 7th – 10th June 2010 to display PhD research. The award was provided by the European Commission and Transport Research Arena.
  • 2009 | Best paper publication award for the paper entitled “Using GIS to visualise and evaluate student travel behaviour” by a PhD student at the University of Ulster.
  • 2008 | Runner Up award in the Geo-Mesh Up Competition conducted by the Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland.
  • 2007-2010 | Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellowship at the University of Ulster for the PhD research
  • 2005-2007 | Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) for the MSc study
  • 2004-05 | Commonwealth Scholarship (Malaysia) (declined) for an MSc study in Geoinformatics
This information has been contributed by Dr MD Kamruzzaman.

Teaching

Dr Kamruzzaman has 14 years of teaching experience in urban planning across three universities: Queensland University of Technology (QUT); University of Ulster (UU); and Jahangirnagar University (JU). Over the last five years, he has been working as a Senior Lecturer in Urban and Regional Planning at QUT. During this period, he has demonstrated leadership in teaching by integrating hybrid instructional methods as evidenced in his scholarly publication. He has also maintained excellence in teaching as reflected in student satisfaction rating. He currently supervises 8 PhD students as outlined below:

Current PhD Students

  1. Jason Chin Shin Chia (2013-16). PhD topic: Modelling and Quantification of Transit Service Availability. Associate Supervisor.
  2. Kaveh Deilami (2013-16). PhD topic: Simulating urban micro-climatic effects of land cover changes in Brisbane. Principal Supervisor.
  3. Mohammad Lutfur Rahman (2014-2017). PhD topic: Developing flyover induced travel demand models for Dhaka, Bangladesh. Principal Supervisor.
  4. Hannah Jane Stanley (2014-2017). PhD topic: Airport planning processes: an international comparison. Associate Supervisor.
  5. Mohd Afzan Bin Mohamed (2015-2018). PhD topic: A methodological approach to measure transport-related social exclusion: the case of Brisbane, Australia. Associate Supervisor.
  6. Md. Sabbir Sharif (2015-2018). PhD topic: Benchmarking transit oriented development in Australia. Principal Supervisor.
  7. Sajida Perveen (2015-2018). PhD topic: Modelling transport impacts of Urban growth scenarios in south East Queensland (SEQ), Australia. Principal Supervisor.
  8. Samia Sharmin (2016-2019). PhD topic: Built environment impact on children independent mobility in Dhaka. Principal Supervisor.

Potential PhD topics

Teaching units

Currently, I teach the following units at Queensland University of Technology (QUT):

  1. UXB134: Land Use Planning (First Year)
  2. UDB266: Planning Processes and Consultation (Second Year)
  3. BEB801.URP: Transport Planning (Third Year)

I occassionally taught the following courses/units at QUT:

  1. UDB164: Population and Urban Studies (First Year)
  2. UDN552: Population and Urban Studies (Postgraduate)
  3. UDN576: Transportation Infrastructure (Postgraduate)

I have taught the following courses/modules at the University of Ulster (UU):

  1. TRA101J1: Transport Systems
  2. TRA502J1: Transport and Society
  3. SUR326J1: Spatial Planning
  4. SUR311J1: Sustainability and Spatial Analysis

I have also taught the following courses at Jahangirnagar University (JU), in Bangladesh:

  1. URP3104: Project Planning and Evaluation
  2. URP3108: Project Planning and Evaluation (Practical)
  3. URP1105: Statistics
  4. URP2214: GIS and Remote Sensing
  5. URP3101: Environmental Planning and Management
  6. URP3104: Housing
  7. URP2201: Construction Materials
  8. URP2215: Land Use Planning
  9. URP2210: Regional Planning
This information has been contributed by Dr MD Kamruzzaman.

Experience

Teaching positions

July 2014 – To date

Senior Lecturer, School of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

March 2011 – July 2014

Lecturer, School of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

September 2010 – December 2010

Lecturer, School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster, UK

September 2008 – December 2009

Teaching Assistant, Organisation: School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster, UK

March 2006 – March 2011

Assistant Professor, Organisation: Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

October 2002 – March 2006

Lecturer, Organisation: Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

Research positions

September 2008 – December 2009

Research Associate, School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster, UK

Worked with Prof Julian Hine in the School of the Built Environment at the University of Ulster. Activities included: construction of GIS based historical train network database for Northern Ireland; writing research articles for publication in academic journals; and preparation of teaching materials for post-graduate level.

February 2010 – May 2010

Research Assistant, School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster, UK

Assisted Prof Julian Hine with research on ‘Rural Transport for Older People in the North and South of Ireland –understanding and meeting their needs’ through organising and conducting focus groups across Northern Ireland, writing focus group report (CARDI funded project).

Consultancy

March 2005 – September 2007 & April 2007 – Sept 2007

Planning Consultant at Metro Makers and Developers Ltd, 25/2 Green Road, Dhaka –1205, Bangladesh. Provided expert guidance on the preparation of planning and associated documents in order to obtain planning permission from the Dhaka City Authority (RAJUK) for the development of a new township (Modhumoti Model Town) located in the outer skirt of Dhaka City, Bangladesh.

This information has been contributed by Dr MD Kamruzzaman.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Second highest scoring abstract award winner, 1st International Conference on Transport and Health (ICTH), London, England, 6-8 July 2015. Award: a certificate and a cash prize of £120/$200.
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2015
Details
Guest Editor, Special Issue: Planning, Development and Management of Sustainable Cities
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2015
Details
Section Editor: Sustainable Urban and Rural Development
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2014
Details
I guest edited a special issue on Transport, Land Use and the Environment for the International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (2013 Impact Factor - IF: 1.794).
Type
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2014
Details
I have been invited for a research visit at the University of Ulster, UK and stayed there from 18th to 25th of January 2014. During this visit, I presented a research seminar and also assisted Prof Julian Hine in preparing a research grant proposal.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Received the best paper publication award in Built Environment.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Awarded a place as a finalist of the Young European Arena of Research 2010 student competition. Funded to travel to the Transport Research Arena Conference in Brussels from 7th to 10th June 2010 to display research work.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2008
Details
Runner up, GeoMash Up Competition.
Type
Other
Reference year
2005
Details
Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) for MSc study at International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente.
Type
Other
Reference year
2004
Details
Commonwealth Scholarship.

Supervision

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

  • Modelling the Urban Heat Island Intensities of Alternative Urban Growth Management Policies in Brisbane (2017)