Md  Saiful Islam

Md Saiful Islam

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


Md. Saiful Islam is a final year Ph.D. research scholar in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Adelaide, Australia. In 2012, he completed the Bachelor's degree at Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET). He secured the position of the first-class second having a grade point average of 3.76 out of 4.00. He completed the Master's degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh. He stood first class first and secured a GPA of 4.00 out of 4.00.

After his Bachelor's degree, he started his teaching career at the university level, besides he also served as an academic course coordinator. Firstly, in 2012 Mr.Islam joined as a lecturer and later he promoted to Assistant professor. Mr. Islam also works as a casual tutor at the University of Adelaide, from a recent student evaluation report he rated 6.2 out of 7.0 as an effective university teacher.

In 2017, he won the admission and scholarship from Australia to pursue a Ph.D. degree. His research interests include optical fiber communication, PCF based terahertz waveguides, terahertz sensors, surface plasmon resonance biosensors, topological insulators, metamaterials for sensing applications. Mr. Islam published around 50 peer-reviewed articles and actively reviews for several scientific journals including Nature publishing. Mr. Islam received a top peer reviewer in physics and cross-fields in 2019 as recognized by Publons and Web of Science. He is a member of Engineers Australia, IEEE, IEEE Young Professionals, Optical Society of America (OSA), and Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS).

Research Interests

  • Tunable metamaerial\metasurface for absorption and sensing.
  • Terahertz PCFs for waveguide and Sensors.
  • Metamaterials.
  • Metasurfaces.
  • Surface plasmon resonance biosensor.
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 - 2017 Assistant Professor & Course coordinator Bangladesh University
    2014 - 2016 Lecturer Bangladesh University
    2012 - 2014 Lecturer World University of Bangladesh
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2020 Research Award Frank Perry Travelling Scholarship in Engineering The University of Adelaide Australia 4300AUD
    2019 Honour Top Reviewers in Physics Web of Science United States
    2019 Honour Top Reviewers in Cross-field Web of Science United States
    2019 Research Award • Research Travel Scholarship The University of Adelaide Australia 1000AUD
    2018 Achievement Outstanding Reviewer Award International Journal of Electronics & Communications United States
    2018 Honour Outstanding Reviewer Award Optical Fiber Technology United States
    2017 Scholarship Engineering, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences Divisional Scholarship The University of Adelaide Australia 28092/year
    2017 Scholarship Full tuition fee waiver award The University of Adelaide Australia 43000AUD/year
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Bengali Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2017 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    2015 - 2016 Islamic University of Technology Bangladesh Master of Science in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    2008 - 2012 Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi Bangladesh Bachelor of Science in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
  • Research Interests

  • ECMS divisional scholarship from The University of Adelaide, Australia.
  • Full fee scholarship.
  • Conference allowance in 2017 for attending ICTP, Dhaka,  Bangladesh.
  • Conference allowance in 2018 for attending 43rd IRMMW-THz, Nagoya, Japan.
  • Grants from RMIT for attending workshop titled "THINKING BIG WITH NANO" at 2018.
  • Conference allowance in 2019 for attending 44th IRMMW-THz, PARIS, FRANCE.
  • Research Travel Scholarship-University of Adelaide,-2019.

1. Academic Teaching staff

Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Adelaide.

Duration: Semester 1, 2018-Present.

2. Assistant Professor

Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University

Duration: 2016-2017 (June)

3. Lecturer

Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University

Duration: 2014-2016

4. Lecturer

Electrical & Electronic Engineering, World University of Bangladesh

Duration: 2012-2014

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  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2018 - 2018 Communication University of Adelaide Md Saiful Islam
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2020 - ongoing Member Engineers Australia Australia
    2020 - ongoing Member Engineers Australia Australia
    2019 - ongoing Member Student Chapter of OSA, University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 - ongoing Vice-President Adelaide Bangladesh Student Society Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS) Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member Institute of Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member Optical Society of America (OSA) United States
    2018 - ongoing Member IEEE Photonics Society United States
    2018 - ongoing Member IEEE United States
    2017 - ongoing Member South Australian Cricket Associations (SACA) Australia
    2017 - ongoing Member Optical Society of America (OSA) Australia
    2017 - ongoing Member IEEE United States
    2017 - ongoing Member IEEE Young Professionals United States
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2019 - ongoing Scientific Reports Peer Review Nature
    2019 - ongoing Photonic Research Journal Review OSA United States
    2019 - ongoing IEEE ACCESS Peer Review IEEE United States
    2019 - ongoing Optics Express Journal Review Optical Society of America United States
    2019 - ongoing Optical Material Express (OSA) Journal Review OSA United States
    2018 - ongoing Optical Fiber Technology (OFT) Journal Review Elsevier Australia
    2018 - ongoing IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL Peer Review IEEE United States
    2018 - ongoing Applied Optics Peer Review OSA United States
    2018 - ongoing IEEE Photonics Journal Peer Review IEEE
    2018 - ongoing Optics Communications Peer Review Elsevier United States
    2018 - ongoing Journal of Lightwave Technology Peer Review IEEE United States
    2018 - ongoing Optics Express Peer Review OSA United States
    2018 - ongoing Optik Journal Review Elsevier United States
    2017 - ongoing Royal Society Open Science Peer Review IEEE United States
    2016 - ongoing Optical Engineering Peer Review SPIE United States

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