Dr. Papia Haque is a Associate  Professor,Dhaka University,Bangladesh

Dr. Papia Haque

Associate Professor

Organizing Committee


Dhaka University


Dr. Papia Haque is an Associate Professor of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of University of Dhaka. She is a passionate researcher in the field of material science, environmental chemistry and textile processing. She has a doctoral degree on polymer composites. She is a Commonwealth scholar. She completed a number of national and international research projects on biopolymers, analytical and environmental chemistry. From her publications, she has an “h” index: 13 and total citations of more than 400. As a research supervisor she guided a good number of Master’s, MPhil and PhD students. She keeps engagement in different social and academic associations.


1. Calcium ion mediated rapid wound healing by nano-ZnO doped calcium phosphate-chitosan-alginate biocomposites. Md. Ashiqur Rahman, Md. Sazedul Islam, Papia Haque, M. Nuruzzaman Khan, Makoto Takafuji, Murshida Begum, Gawsia W. Chowdhury, Mala Khan, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman. Materialia 13 (2020) 100839.

2. Translocation and bioaccumulation of trace metals from industrial effluent to locally grown vegetables and assessment of human health risk in Bangladesh. Md. Didarul Islam, M. Mehedi Hasan, Ashiqur Rahaman, Papia Haque, Md. Sazedul Islam, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, SN Applied Sciences (2020) 2:1315.

3. Preparation of novel chitosan/poly (ethylene glycol)/ZnO bionanocomposite for wound healing application: Effect of gentamicin loading. Rifat Ara Masud, Md. Sazedul Islam, Papia Haque, M. Nazrul I Khan, Md Shahruzzaman, Mala Khan, Makoto Takafuji, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman. Materialia 12 (2020) 100785

4. Application of chitosan-clay biocomposite beads for removal of heavy metal and dye from industrial effluent. Shanta Biswas, Taslim Ur Rashid, Tonmoy Debnath, Papia Haque, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman. Journal of Composite Sciences, 2020, 4(16), doi:10.3390/jcs4010016.

5. Preparation and characterization of chitosan grafted poly(lactic acid) films for biomedical composites. Tonmoy Debnath, Md. Sazedul Islam, Sirajul Hoque, Papia Haque, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman. Journal of Polymer Engineering 2020; 40(4): 333–341.

6. Enhanced Epoxy/GO composites mechanical and thermal properties by removing air bubbles with shear mixing and ultrasonication. Adib H. Chisty, Abul K. Mallik, Fataha N. Robel, Md. Shahruzzaman, Papia Haque, Khandker S. Hossain, Ruhul A. Khan, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, Chemistry Select 2019, 4, 11417– 11425

7. Preparation and properties of biodegradable polymer/nano-hydroxyapatite bioceramic scaffold for spongy bone regeneration. Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, Md. Shahruzzaman, Md. Sazedul Islam, M. Nuruzzaman Khan, Papia Haque. Journal of Polymer Engineering 2019; 39(2): 134–142

8. Chemical-free scouring and bleaching of cotton knit fabric for optimum dyeing performance. Md. Abdul Hannan, Papia Haque, S. M. Fijul Kabir, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, pp 1-16., DOI: 10.1177/0887302X19853386, 2019.

9. Reduced graphene oxide (rGO) prepared by metal-induced reduction of graphite oxide: improved conductive behavior of a poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)/rGO composite. Abul K. Mallik, Md. Lawshan Habib, Fataha N. Robel, Md. Shahruzzaman, Papia Haque, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, Vasudevan Devanath, Darren J. Martin, Ashok Kumar Nanjundan, Yusuke Yamauchi, Makoto Takafuji, Hirotaka Ihara. Chemistry Select 2019, 4, 7954 –7958.

10. Preparation and characterization of thin conductive nanocomposite film from dispersed multiwall carbon nanotubes reinforced chitosan/polyvinyl alcohol blend. Fatema Tuz Zohora, Md. Sazedul Islam, Muhammad Shahriar Bashar, Papia Haque, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman. Science Research. 2019; 7(6): 78-84.

11. γ-Irradiated gelatin and polyvinyl alcohol films as artificial articular cartilage. Abdullah Al-Mamun, Papia Haque, Tonmoy Debnath, M Fizur Rahman, Jahid M M Islam, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, Mubarak Ahmed Khan. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 1–14, 2018. DOI: 10.1177/0892705718808555

12. Analytical method for cleaning validation of levothyroxine sodium in production area. Md Didarul Islam, TM Mohiuddin, Md Mynul Hassan, Asheful Latif, M Mehedi Hasan, Dr Papia Haque. Acta Chimica and Pharmaceutica Indica 8(1), 2018.

13. Analytical method validation of testosterone undecanoate soft gelatin capsule by RP-HPLC method. Md Didarul Islam, Md. Mehedi Hasan, T. M. Mohiuddin, Md Mynul Hassan, Asheful Latif, Papia Haque. Journal of Developing Drugs. vol 7, no 1. DOI: 10.4172/2329-6631.1000184, 2018

14. Novel alginate-di-aldehyde cross-linked gelatin/nano-hydroxyapatite bioscaffolds for soft tissue regeneration. M. Mehedi Hasan, M. Nuruzzaman Khan, Papia Haque, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 117 (2018) 1110–1117.

15. Evaluation of Cr (VI) ion removal from aqueous solution by bio-inspired chitosan-clay composite: kinetics and isotherms. Shanta Biswas, Md. M. Islam, M. M. Hasan, S. H. Rimu, M. N. Khan, Papia Haque, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman. Iranian Journal of Chemical Engineering 15 (4), 2018.

16. Scope of sustainable pretreatment of cotton knit fabric avoiding major chemicals. Md. Abdul Hannan, Papia Haque, S M Fijul Kabir, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman. Journal of Natural Fibers, 17(5), 2018, 623-634.

17. Determination of serum copper and zinc level of Bangladeshi breast cancer patients. Sanjida Afrin, M. Nuruzzaman Khan, Papia Haque and Mohammed Mizanur Rahman. ARC Journal of Cancer Science Volume 4, Issue 2, 2018, PP 7-11 ISSN 2455-6009 DOI:

18. Studies of Cr(VI) adsorption on novel jute cellulose-kaolinite clay biocomposite. Md. Minhajul Islam, Shanta Biswas, M. Mehedi Hasan, Papia Haque, Sunzida H. Rimu, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman. Desalination and Water Treatment 123, pp265–276, 2018.

19. Preparation of carbon nanotube reinforced gelatin-chitosan- hydroxyapatite biocomposite for bone tissue engineering. Tanjina Islam, Khandaker S Salem, Shanta Biswas, Papia Haque, Sunzida H Rimu and Mohammed Mizanur Rahman. Journal of Biomedical Engineering and its Applications. Vol. 1, no.3, 2018. OAJBEA.MS.ID.000112.

20. Determination of serum methylparaben concentrations of Bangladeshi breast cancer patients by RP-HPLC. Sanjida Afrin, Hasina Akhter Simol, Gazi Nurun Nahar Sultana, Md. Sazedul Islam, Papia Haque, M. Nuruzzaman Khan, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, Analytical Chemistry Letters. 7 (5) 2017, 589 – 595.

21. Preparation of Chitin-PLA laminated composite for implantable application. Romana Nasrin, Shanta Biswas, Taslim Ur Rashid, Sanjida Afrin, Rumana Akhter Jahan, Papia Haque, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman. Bioactive Materials 2 (2017) 199-207.

22. Core–shell drug carrier from folate conjugated chitosan obtained from prawn shell for targeted doxorubicin delivery. Md. Sazedul Islam, Papia Haque, Taslim U. Rashid, M. Nuruzzaman Khan, Abul K. Mallik, M. Nazrul I. Khan, Mala Khan, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman. Journal of Material Science: Material Medicine. Vol. 28, no 55. DOI 10.1007/s10856-017-5859-x, 2017.

23. Effect of gamma irradiated sodium alginate on selective crops as plant growth promoter and bug control action. Ferdous Aktar, Papia Haque, Mubarak Ahmad Khan, Ahmad Ismail Mustafa. International Journal of Nanotechnology in Medicine & Engineering. Volume 2 Issue 10, ISSN 2474-881, 2017.

24. Facile preparation of biocomposite from prawn shell derived chitosan and kaolinite-rich locally available clay. Shanta Biswas, Taslim U. Rashid, Abul K. Mallik, Md. Minhajul Islam, M. Nuruzzaman Khan, Papia Haque, Mala Khan, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman. International Journal of Polymer Science. Volume 2017, Article ID 6472131.

25. Preparation and characterization of bijoypur claycrystalline cellulose composite for application as an adsorbent. Md. Minhajul Islam, M. Nuruzzaman Khan, Shanta Biswas, Tasrina Rabia Choudhury, Papia Haque, Taslim U Rashid, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman. Advanced Materials Science. Volume 2, no 3, pp1-7, doi: 10.15761/AMS.1000126, 2017

26. Potato starch-reinforced poly(vinyl alcohol) and poly(lactic acid) composites for biomedical applications. Shamima Eaysmine, Papia Haque, Taslima Ferdous, Md Abdul Gafur, Mohammed M Rahman. Journal of Thermoplastic Composites. 2015, doi: 10.1177/0892705715569824.

27. Characterization of crystalline cellulose of jute reinforced poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA) biocomposite film for potential biomedical Applications. Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, Sanjida Afrin, Papia Haque; Progress in Biomaterials, vol. 3, no. 1, pp.1-9, 2014.

28. Preparation and characterization of jute cellulose crystals-reinforced poly(l-lactic acid) biocomposite for biomedical applications. MohammedMizanur Rahman, Sanjida Afrin, Papia Haque, Md. Minhajul Islam, Mohammed Shahidul Islam, and Md. Abdul Gafur; International Journal of Chemical Engineering, vol. 2014, Article ID 842147,, 2014.

29. Degradation properties and microstructural analysis of 40P2O5-24MgO-16CaO-16Na2O-4Fe2O3 phosphate glass fibres. Papia Haque, Ifty Ahmed, Andrew Parsons, Reda Felfel, Gavin Walker, Chris Rudd; Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, vol. 375, pp. 99–109, 2013

30. A novel approach of dyeing jute fiber with reactive dye after treating with chitosan. M. A. Rahman Bhuiyan, Abu Shaid, M. M. Bashar, Papia Haque, M. A. Hannan; Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials, vol. 3, 87-91, 2013

31. Preparation and characterization of poly (ethylene glycol) grafted Ca-alginate fibers by γ-irradiation for biomedical applications. Md. Kamal Khan, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, Bodrun Nesa, Romana Nasrin, Swajal Molla, Md. Minhajul Islam, Taslim Ur Rashid, Papia Haque, Ahmad I. Mustafa, Mubarak A. Khan; Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 216–226, 2013.

32. Effect of γ-irradiation on the thermomechanical and morphological properties of chitosan obtained from prawn shell: Evaluation of potential for irradiated chitosan as plant growth stimulator for Malabar spinach. Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, Shahriar Kabir, Taslim Ur Rashid, Bodrun Nesa, Romana Nasrin, Papia Haque, Mubarak A. Khan; Radiation Physics and Chemistry, vol. 82, no. 1, pp. 112–118, 2013.

33. Investigation of crystallinity, molecular weight change, and mechanical properties of PLA/PBG bioresorbable composites as bone fracture fixation plates. Felfel, R. M.; Ahmed, I.; Parsons, A. J.; Haque, P.; Walker, G. S.; Rudd, C. D. ; Journal of Biomaterials Applications, vol. 26, no. 7, pp. 765–789, 2012.

34. Interfacial properties of phosphate glass fibres/PLA composites: Effect of the end functionalities of oligomeric PLA coupling agents. Haque, Papia; Parsons, Andrew; Barker, Ian A.; Ahmed, Ifty; Irvine, Derek J.; Walker, Gavin S.; Rudd, Christopher D.; Composites Science and Technology, vol. 70, no. 13, pp. 1854–1860, 2010.

35. Influence of compatibilizing agent molecular structure on the mechanical properties of phosphate glass fiber-reinforced PLA composites. Haque, Papia; Barker, Ian A.; Parsons, Andrew; Thurecht, Kristofer J.; Ahmed, Ifty; Walker, Gavin S.; Rudd, Christopher D.; Irvine, Derek J. ; Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, vol. 48, no. 14, pp. 3082–3094, 2010.

36. Phosphate glass fibre composites for bone repair. Parsons, A. J.; Ahmed, I.; Haque, P.; Fitzpatrick, B.; Niazi, M. I. K.; Walker, G. S.; Rudd, C. D. ;Journal of Bionic Engineering, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 318–323, 2009.

37. Effect of crosslinking monomers on the physico-mechanical and degradation properties of photografted chitosan film. Papia Haque, A. I. Mustafa, Mubarak A. Khan; Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 68, no. 1, pp. 109–115, 2007.

38. Development and modification of ethylene glycol grafted chitosan films by photocuring. Papia Haque, A. I. Mustafa and Mubarak A. Khan; Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, vol. 236, no. 1-4, pp. 314–317, 2005.

39. Preparation and characterization of photo-cured bioblend of chitosan and ethylene glycol. Papia Haque, A. I. Mustafa and Mubarak A. Khan; Advances in chitin science-Vol. VIII, Institute of Plant Protection, Poznan, Poland, ISBN 83-89867-25-7, 2005.


BSc(Hons) and Master's in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Dhaka University, Bangladesh

PhD in Polymer composites, University of Nottingham, Uk


• Bioresorbable polymer composites for bone implants • Coupling agents reaction in the composites • Degradable polymer synthesis and modification • Composites fabrication textile processes • Photovoltaic solar cell • Analytical


 Commonwealth Scholarship in 2007 PhD Program September, 2007 – February, 2011  Travel Prize Grant in 2009 Graduation School, The University of Nottingham, UK  Bachelor Program Scholarship in 2003 University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000


Sakura science project, Kumamoto University Japan Ha-Meem group; Textile and apparel industry, Bangladesh