Dr. Muhammad Shahriar Bashar, Material science, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Bangladesh

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Dr. Muhammad Shahriar Bashar is a distinguished Principal Scientific Officer at the Institute of Fuel Research and Development (IERD) within the Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR). With over 18 years of expertise in Energy-Nanotechnology and Semiconductor Fabrication, he spearheads the establishment of Bangladesh’s first Thin-film Semiconductor Fabrication Research Laboratory. His pioneering work includes optimizing metal sulfide and oxide thin-film semiconductors, advancing solar cell technologies, and developing energy-efficient devices. Dr. Bashar’s contributions extend to policy formulation in renewable energy and supervising numerous research theses. His accolades include Bangladesh’s first CdTe-based solar cell and innovations in biomass energy, reflecting his commitment to sustainable development and technological advancement.


  • Ph.D.: Department of Physics, Jahangirnagar University, 2022
  • M.Sc.: Applied Physics & Electronics, University of Dhaka, 1999 (First Class)
  • B.Sc. (Honors): Applied Physics & Electronics, University of Dhaka, 1998 (First Class)
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate: Government Science College, Dhaka Board, 1995 (First Division)
  • Secondary School Certificate: Motijheel Model High School, Dhaka Board, 1993 (First Division)

Professional Experience

  • Principal Scientific Officer: Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), since December 19, 2019
  • Senior Scientific Officer: BCSIR, August 04, 2011 – December 19, 2019
  • Scientific Officer: BCSIR, June 15, 2006 – August 03, 2011
  • Scientific Officer: Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA), July 20, 2004 – June 14, 2006

Current Research Focus

Dr. Bashar is primarily engaged in pioneering research and development in the following areas:

  • Thin-film semiconductor fabrication
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Solar cell fabrication
  • Energy auditing and sustainable energy management
  • Biogas digester design
  • Solar panel testing and optimization

Achievements and Contributions

Dr. Bashar has made significant contributions to the field of renewable energy and semiconductor technology, including:

  • Fabrication of 2nd and 3rd generation thin-film solar cells in Bangladesh
  • Development of highly efficient biomass-based cookstoves and biogas digesters
  • Establishment of the largest solar thermal plant and grid-connected photovoltaic power plants in Bangladesh
  • Design and development of various energy-saving devices and technologies


  • Thin-film semiconductor fabrication
  • Solar radiation measurement
  • Photovoltaics
  • Energy auditing and sustainable energy management
  • Analytical problem solving and simulation
  • Graphics design and troubleshooting

Awards and Recognitions

  • Research Award “Adamma Bangladesh” (2016) for the fabrication of CdTe based thin-film solar cells
  • Special Award from the Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Dhaka (2001)

đź“– Publication Top Noted

Article: Low energy synthesis of crystalline mesoporous aluminosilicate consisting of Na-P1 zeolite derived from coal fly ash

    • Authors: Quddus, M.S., Saha, M., Hasanuzzaman, M., Sharmin, N., Bashar, M.S.
    • Journal: Cleaner Materials
    • Volume: 12
    • Pages: 100247
    • Year: 2024

Article: Combined experimental and first principles look into (Ce, Mo) doped BiVO4

    • Authors: Mahi, T.A., Hossain, Q.S., Nishat, S.S., Irfan, A., Ahmed, I.
    • Journal: Heliyon
    • Volume: 10
    • Issue: 8
    • Pages: e29408
    • Year: 2024

Article: Amplification of photocatalytic degradation of antibiotics (amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin) by sodium doping in nano-crystallite hydroxyapatite

    • Authors: Tarannum, S., Sahadat Hossain, M., Bashar, M.S., Bahadur, N.M., Ahmed, S.
    • Journal: RSC Advances
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue: 18
    • Pages: 12386–12396
    • Year: 2024

Article: Enhancing perovskite solar cell performance: Investigating the impact of post-annealing on the optoelectrical and structural properties of RF-sputtered NiO films via SCAPS-1D device modeling

    • Authors: Abdur, R., Choudhury, S., Bashar, M.S., Hossain, M., Shah Jamal, M.
    • Journal: Solar Energy
    • Volume: 271
    • Pages: 112443
    • Year: 2024
Muhammad Shahriar Bashar | Material science | Best Researcher Award

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