Name : Dr. Abu Taher
Mobile: 01712681890
Email: [email protected]
Position: Assistant Professor & Chairman
Department: MIPE


  • Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Inha University, South Korea; Supervisor: Prof. Myung-Jong Jin. The title of dissertation: “Development of MOFs, Graphenes, and Iron Nano-Particles Supported Palladium Catalysts”
  • M. Sc. in Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Dept. of Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh; Supervisor: Prof. Skeikh. M. Mohsin Ali. The title of dissertation: “Toxicity Study of Cystine Complexes of Mercury(II), Cadmium(II) and Lead(II)”
  • B. Sc. in Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Dept. of Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh


  • Jung-seok International Scholarship from Inha University, South Korea
  • Merit Scholarship (for good performance in B.Sc. Honors) from Rajshahi University, Bangladesh
  • Talent-pool Primary School Scholarship, Bangladesh Government Scholarship

Membership for Scientific Societies:

  • Member, the Korean Society of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry
  • Member, Korean Chemical Society
  • Member, Bangladesh Chemical Society

Research Interest: Synthesis new chemicals for innovation & advanced industrial product development

  • Presentations (Oral):
  1. Abu Taher: “Efficient CO2 Separation based on Polymer Membranes”, The 4thInternational Energy & Environmental Conference, November 28, 2017, KIST, Seoul, South Korea.
  2. Abu Taher, Mudumala Veeranarayana Reddy, Dong Wook Kim: “Conceptual design of novel catalytic and separation process for F-18 labeling reaction based on pyrene-tagged      ionic liquids”, Korean society of radiopharmaceutical and molecular probes, Chapter 1 (page 14), 2017.4.14, Seoul Univ. Hospital, Korea
  1. ‘Development of Metal-organic Frameworks for Catalysis’, KIMM, South Korea, February21, 2013
  2. Abu Taher, ‘Palladium acetate-ionic liquid matrix immobilized on mesoporous MFI zeolite’, KAIST, South Korea, September 26, 2008
  3. Abu Taher, ‘Toxicity studies on Mercury(ii) and Cadmium(ii) cystine complexes’ at 10th EurAsia Conference, Manila, Philippines, January 7–11,2008
  4. Abu Taher, “Catalytic Activity of Polymer Based Metal Complexes” at Bangladesh council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), Rajshahi, Bangladesh, July 5, 2007
  • Presentations (Poster):
  1. Abu Taher, Tae-hyun Kim: “Efficient CO2 Separation by Ionic Liquid-functionalized Reduced Graphene Oxide-promoted Mixed Matrix Membranes”, 2017 KSIEC fall meeting, Pusan, South Korea, November 8-10, 2017
  2. Abu Taher, Seok Min Kang, Kyo Chul Lee, Dong Wook Kim: “Pyrene-Tagged IonicLiquids: Highly Efficient and Easily Separable Organic Catalysts for SN2Fluorination”, The 22nd International Symposium on Radiopharmaceutical Sciences (ISRS 2017) Dresden, Germany, vol. 60 (p256), May 14-19, 2017
  3. Abu Taher, Kang Seok Min, Park Su-hong, Dong Wook Kim: “Pyrene-Tagged IonicLiquid Frameworks: An efficient organocatalyst for nucleophilic fluorination of various substrates”, 119th General Meeting, ORGN.P-384, 2017.4.19-21, KINTEX, Korea.
  4. Park Su-hong, Kang Seok Min, Abu Taher, Kim Myung Wook, Dong Wook Kim: “An efficient protocol for the synthesis of clickable amphiphilic molecules from functionalized polyethylene glycol-lignoceric acid”, 119th General Meeting, ORGN.P-382, 2017.4.19-21, KINTEX, Korea
  5. Abu Taheret al., ‘The promotic effect of a tert-butylalcohol substituted calix(4)arene in the nucleophilic fluorination using alkali metal fluorides’, 117th General Meeting, April 20~22, 2016, KINTEX, KINTEX, Korea
  • Publications (Papers):

19.   Abu Taher, Kyo Chul Lee, Hye Ji Han, and Dong Wook Kim:Pyrene-Tagged Ionic Liquids: Separable Organic Catalysts for SN2 Fluorination, Lett., 2017, 19, 3342−3345.

18.   Abu Taher, Dong Wook Kim and Ik-Mo Lee: Highly efficient metal organic framework (MOF)-based copper catalysts for the base-free aerobic oxidation of various alcohols, RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 17806–17812.

17.   Abu Taher, Hye-Young Yoo, Phil-In Oh, Sanggon Moon and Myung-Jong Jin: Microwave-accelerated Suzuki Coupling Reaction Catalyzed by Heterogeneous NHC-Pd, Korean Chem. Soc., 2016, 37, 1908–1909.

16.   Abu Taher, Dong-Jin Lee,Ik-Mo Lee,Md. Lutfor Rahman, Shaheen M. Sarkar: A Novel Graphene-Supported Palladium Catalyst for Suzuki–Miyaura Coupling of Less Reactive Heteroaryl Halides in Water, Korean Chem. Soc., 2016, 37, 1478–1485.

15.   Abu Taher, Dong-Jin Lee, Ik-Mo Lee: Graphene-Supported Palladium Complex: A Highly Efficient, Robust and Recyclable Catalyst for the Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling of Various Aryl Halides, Synlett, 2016, 27, 2333–2338.

14.   Abu Taher, Dong-Jin Lee, Byoung-Ki Lee, Ik-Mo Lee: Amine-functionalized Metal-Organic Frameworks: An Efficient and Recyclable Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Knoevenagel Condensation Reaction, Synlett, 2016, 27, 1433-1437.

13.   Dong-Hwan Lee, Abu Taher, Shahin Hossain, and Myung-Jong Jin: An Efficient and General Method for the Heck and Buchwald-Hartwig Coupling Reactions of Aryl Chlorides, Lett., 2011, 13(20), 5540-5543.

12.   Ji-Young Jung, Abu Taher,Shahin Hossain, and Myung-Jong Jin: Highly Active Heterogeneous Palladium Catalyst for the Suzuki Reaction of Heteroaryl Chlorides, Korean Chem. Soc., 2010, 31(10), 3010-3012.

11.   Dong-Hwan Lee, Abu Taher, Wha-SeungAhn and Myung-Jong Jin: Room temperature Stille cross-coupling reaction of unreactive aryl chlorides and heteroaryl chlorides, Commun., 2010, 46, 478–480.

10.   Dong-Hwan Lee,Minkee Choi,Byung-Woo Yu, RyongRyoo,Abu Taher,Shahin Hossain, and Myung-Jong Jin: Expanded Heterogeneous Suzuki–Miyaura Coupling Reactions of Aryl and Heteroaryl Chlorides under Mild Conditions, Synth. Catal.2009, 351, 2912 – 2920.

09.   Ji-Young Jung, Jin-Beom Kim, Abu Taher, and Myung-Jong Jin: Pd(OAc)2 Immobilized on Fe3O4 as Magnetically Separable Heteogeneous Catalyst for Suzuki Reaction in Water, Korean Chem. Soc., 2009, 30(12), 3082-3084.

08.   Abu Taher, Jin-Beom Kim, Ji-Young Jung, Wha-SeungAhn, Myung-Jong Jin: Highly Active and Magnetically Recoverable Pd-NHC Catalyst Immobilized on Fe3O4 Nanoparticle-Ionic Liquid Matrix for Suzuki Reaction in Water, Synlett, 2009, No.15, 2477-2482.

07.   Myung-Jong Jin, Abu Taher, Hee-Jae Kang, Minkee Choi and RyongRyoo: Palladium acetate immobilized in a hierarchical MFI zeolite-supported ionic liquid: a highly active and recyclable catalyst for Suzuki reaction in water, Green Chem.2009, 11, 309-313.

06.   Ji-Young Jung, Abu Taher, Hyun-Jin Kim, Wha-SeungAhn, Myung-Jong Jin:Heck Reaction Catalyzed by Mesoporous SBA-15-Supported Ionic Liquid-Pd(OAc)2,Synlett, 2009, No.1, 39-42.

05.   M. A. Hye,M. A. Taher, M.Y. Ali, M.U. Ali, and Shahed Zaman: Isolation of (+)-Catechin from Acacia Catechu (Cutch Tree) by a Convenient Method, J. Sci. Res.,2009, 1 (2), 300-305.

04.   A.Hye, M.A. Taher, M.Y.Ali and M.U.Ali: Preparation of two Novel Diazo Dyes from Catechin, Journal of the Bangladesh Chemical Society, 2007, 20(1), 104-109.

03.   M.Ali, M.Khalequzzaman, M.A.Taher, J.Ara, M.Jesmin and J.A.Khanam: Toxicity of Some Metal-Cystine Complexes Against Confused Flour Beetle TriboleumCastaneum(Coleoptera:Tenebionidae), Bangladesh J.Life Sci,19(1): 115-119, 2007 (June).

02.   Jahan Ara Khanam, Most. Ferdousi Begum, Jesmine Ara, MeleJesmin, Abu Taherand S. M. Mohsin Ali: Antimicrobial activity of Metal Cystine complexes, Dhaka Univ.J.Pharm.Sci, 5(1-2): 29-32, 2006 (June-December).

01.   M.Ali, A.K.Azad, M.Jesmin, J.Alam,T.Alam, and M.A.Taher: Catalytic Activity of Polymer Based Metal Complexes Towards Hydrolysis of Amino Acid Esters, ACGC Chem.Res.Comm,(2006)20:20-23.

  • Patent:
  1. I. Hossain Mondal, M. A. Khaleque, M. A. Hossain, M. A. Hye and M. A. Taher:A process for the preparation of powerful phenyl from petuli seed oil; Bangladesh gazed, April 9, 2009,Int. Cl. A61 K 31/47 CO7 D 409/12, A61 P 5/24 1004786

Teaching Experience:

  • Assistant Professor and Head of the Department, Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Production Engineering, European University of Bangladesh, Gabtoli, Mirpur-1, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Sep 2018 – present)
  • Assistant Professor (Adjunct Faculty), Dept. of Textile Engineering, Sonargaon University, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Sep 2018 – present)
  • Assistant Professor (Adjunct Faculty), Dept. of Textile Engineering & Dept. of Chemistry, Fareast International University, Banani-11, Dhaka, Bangladesh (May 2018 – Aug 2018)
  • Assistant Professor (Adjunct Faculty), Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Prime University, Mirpur-1, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Feb 2018 – Aug 2018)
  • Lecturer, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Inha University, South Korea (Mar 2012 – Feb 2014)


  • Postdoctoral researcher, Dept. of Chemistry, Incheon National University, South Korea (Jul 2017 – Jan 2018)
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Inha University, South Korea (Feb 2016 – Jun 2017)
  • Associate Research Engineer, R & D Center, Spident, South Korea (Jan 2015 – Dec 2015)
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Inha University, South Korea (Mar 2014 –Jan 2015)
  • Research Chemist in Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), Bangladesh (Sep 2006–Feb 2012)

Date of Birth     : March 25, 1979

Joining Date: September 01, 2018