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Amin, Dr. Md. Nuhu

Associate Scientist
Environmental Health and WASH
Health Systems and Population Studies Division
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Md. Nuhu

Dr. Nuhu Amin is a medical graduate with more than 12 years of experience managing and implementing research projects in Bangladesh. Dr. Amin is a doctoral student in the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. His doctoral research is focusing on “Towards safe sanitation approaches: fecal-pathogens and onsite systems in urban Bangladesh.” Dr. Amin is also currently working as an Associate Scientist at icddr,b, an international research organization based in Dhaka, and his current research focuses on environmental exposure of SARS-Cov-2 and Antimicrobial Registrant Bacteria in hospital wastewater. He also led a number of projects on humanitarian and Migrant workers’ health hygiene and wellbeing. Recently he completed a number of research projects including impacts of Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) distribution among the Rohingya and host communities in Cox’s Bazar. His work employs a range of quantitative, qualitative, and participatory methods, randomized field trials, efficacy and effectiveness trials, environmental microbial assessments, technology developments, and laboratory evaluations. Dr. Amin received a number of national and international awards for his work including the “Prime minister’s hero” award for COVID-19 prevention in Bangladesh and the American society of tropical medicine and hygiene travel award for his innovations. Dr. Nuhu Amin is the inventor of the EaasiSoap (liquid soap) dispenser and “Soapy Water” (world’s low-cost handwashing soap) and co-inventor Zimba automated chlorination technology.

2021 - till date

Associate Scientist, Environmental Interventions Unit, IDD, icddr,b

2021 - till date

Research Consultant, Institute for Sustainable Development, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

2021 - till date

PhD, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

2016 - 2020

Assistant Scientist, Environmental Interventions Unit, IDD, icddr,b

2013 - 2015

Research Investigator, Enteric and Respiratory Disease Program, Infectious Diseases Division (IDD), icddr,b

2012 - 2013

Senior Research Trainee, Centre for Communicable Diseases, icddr,b

2010 - 2012

Research Fellow, Program for Infectious Disease & Vaccine Sciences (PIDVS), icddr,b

2009 - 2010

Research Assistant, Department of Maxillofacial surgery, Shaheed Shurawardy Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka

2009 - 2009

Honorary Medical Officer, Department of Maxillofacial surgery, Shaheed Shurawardy Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka

2008 - 2009

Masters in Public Health (MPH), North South University, Bangladesh

2003 - 2007

Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bangladesh Dental College