Department of Meteorology
Dr. Towhida Rashid is Professor and founding Chairperson of the Department of Meteorology, University of Dhaka. Prior to joining this department, she was a Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka. She served as Assistant Secretary at Ministry of Industries and Ministry of Planning of the government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh from 1999-2004. Dr. Towhida Rashid obtained her PhD in 2009 from Okayama University, Japan under the BangaBandhu Overseas scholarship from Dhaka University. Her research interests lie in the fields of climate change, Climate Projection and Model, paleoclimate, GIS, Remote Sensing, Hydrometeorology, lighting. She is a promising scientist in climate science and earth sciences. Prof. Towhida has a good number of publications in reputed international journals and has written a book on "Holocene Sea level scenario of Bangladesh" published by springer, Netherlands. She has been awarded The Eugene LaFond Medal for the best oral presentation among the scientists from developing countries in 2011 in the IAPSO symposium IUGG General Assembly in Melbourne, Australia. She was an invited speaker in IAPSO, IUGG conference in 2013. Dr. Towhida Rashid was a senate member of Dhaka University from 2017-2020. She is now engaged in many societies and associations in country and abroad. She is a founding member of South Asian Meteorologists Association (SAMA). She has been the project director in many government and aided projects.Read less
|Degree Name||Group/Major Subject||Board/Institute||Country||Passing Year|
|Ph.D.||Climate Science||Okayama University, Japan||Bangladesh||2009|
|Masters||Geography||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||1992|
|Bachelor||Geography||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||1991|
|Title||Organization||Location||From Date||To Date|
|Project Investigator||Development of Long/Medium Range Weather Model for predicting landslide over the Southeastern Hill Districts||Dept. of Meteorology||01, Jan 2019||31-12-2019|
|Project Director (PD)||Investigation of Meteorological Conditions relating to Lightning and Development of Resilient Communities in Lightning Prone Areas in Bangladesh||Dept. of Meteorology||01, Jan 2019||31-12-2020|
|Focal Point||Project entitled Support to capacity building of the Department of Meteorology in the University of Dhaka funded by World Bank||Dept. of Meteorology, University of Dhaka (Sept. 2018-June 2021)||01, Sep 2018||30-06-2021|
|Senate Member||University of Dhaka||University of Dhaka||22, May 2017||16-06-2020|
|Sub Project Manager (SPM)||Improvement of teaching and learning in Undergraduate and Graduate Programs for the Department of Meteorology in University of Dhaka (HEQEP)||Dept. of Meteorology||01, Jan 2017||31-12-2018|
|Student Advisor||Dept. of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka||University of Dhaka||01, Jan 2016||01-10-2007|
|Consultant||GIS Mapping of Cholera Vaccine Project in Dhaka city||01, Aug 2012||31-12-2016|
|Team Leader||GIS Mapping and Survey for Urban Health||15, Mar 2012||20-05-2012|
|Team Leader||GIS Mapping and Survey for Drug Seller Study||01, Dec 2011||29-02-2012|
|Team Leader||GIS Mapping & Household Listing for Mirpur Shishu Pusti||01, Jul 2011||30-09-2011|
|Associate Professor||Department of Geography & Environment||University of Dhaka||01, Jan 2010||31-01-2015|
|PhD Researcher||Faculty of Earth Science and Technology||Okayama University, Japan||01, Oct 2006|
|Assistant Professor||Department of Geography & Environment||University of Dhaka, Bangladesh||01, Jun 2005||31-12-2009|
|Lecturer||Department of Geography & Environment||University of Dhaka, Bangladesh||01, Jun 2003||01-05-2005|
|Member||Bangladesh Economic Cadre Association||Planning Commission, The People’s Republic of Bangladesh||01, Dec 1999||01-04-2003|
|Assistant Secretary||Ministry of Planning||The Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh.||01, Jan 1999||31-05-2003|
|Subject||Description||Research Interest (Goal, Target Indicator)|
|Level of Study||Title||Supervisor||Co-Supervisor(s)||Name of Student(s)||Area of Research||Current Completion|
|Masters||Simulation of Hailstorm Events During Pre-monsoon period over Bangladesh||Prof. Dr. Towhida Rashid||Dr. A K M Abul Kalam Mallik, Dr. S. Das, Dr. S. Panda||Syeda Sabrina Sultana||2018|
|Masters||Study on the Relationship between lightning flash rate and cloud Microphysical Parameters Derived through WRF Model||Prof. Dr. Towhida Rashid||Dr. Md. Abdul Mannan, Dr. S. Das, Dr. S. Panda||Javed Meandad||2018|
|Masters||A study on the application of numerical models for analyzing flash flood events in Bangladesh||Prof. Dr. Towhida Rashid||S M Quamrul Hassan, Dr. S. Das, Dr. S. Panda||Saurav Dey Shuvo||2018|
|Masters||A Study on Tropical Cyclone Track and Intensity Forecasting Technique in the Bay of Bengal||Prof. Dr. Towhida Rashid||Dr. Md. Abdul Mannan, Dr. S. Das, Dr. S. K. Panda||Tanzim Rahman Fariha||2018|
|Masters||Monsoon Flood Forecasting over Bangladesh||Prof. Dr. Towhida Rashid||Engr. Mohammad ArifuzzamanBhuyan||Monzila Zahan||Current Year|
|Masters||Prediction of Rainfall Induced Landslide in Bangladesh||Prof. Dr. Towhida Rashid||S. M. Quamrul Hassan||Rezoana Ritu||Current Year|
|Masters||Climate Change Analysis for Bangladesh Using CMIP5 Models||Prof. Dr. Towhida Rashid||Dr. Abdul Mannan||Himel Bosu||Current Year|
|Masters||Simulation of Storm Surge Disasters in Bangladesh using NWP Models||Prof. Dr. Towhida Rashid||Muhammad Arif Hossain||Quazi Aseer Faisal||Current Year|
|Masters||Rainfall-runoff Modeling in the Northern Part of Meghna Basin||Prof. Dr. Towhida Rashid||Dr. MA Basher||Shakhawat Hossain||Current Year|
|Subject||Project Name||Source of Fund||From Date||To Date||Collaboration|
|Lightning Project||Investigation of Meteorological Conditions relating to Lightning and Development of Resilient Communities in Lightning Prone Areas in Bangladesh||Bangladesh Climate Change Trust||01-10-2018||30-09-2020|
|Capacity Building of Dept. of Meteorology||Support to Capacity Building of the Department of Meteorology in the University of Dhaka (SCBDoM-DU)||World Bank||01-01-1970|
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|SL||Collaboration & Membership Name||Type||Membership Year||Expire Year|
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Towhida Rashid Holocene Sea level Scenario in Bangladesh. Springer, 2014 .
Towhida Rashid : Integrating subsurface stratigraphic records with satellite images to investigate channel change and bar evolution: a case study of the Padma River, Bangladesh, Environmental Earth Sciences, Springer , 2018 .
T. Rashid, S. Hoque and S. Akter : Pollution in the Bay of Bengal: Impact on Marine Ecosystem, Open Journal of Marine Science , vol.5 , pp.55-63 , 2015 .
M. G. Kabir, S.K. Saha, M.H. Monsur, T. Rashid and Z. Rahman : Mid Holocene Marine Transgression at Eastern Coastal Margin of Bangladesh-Implications for Past Sea Level Change, Journal of Climate Change , vol.1 , no.1-2 , pp.89-97 , 2015 .
T. Rashid and A. Sharmin : An assessment of the use of sediment traps for estimating sedimentation rate and pattern of Dhaleshwari River, World Journal of Engineering and Physical Sciences , 2014 .
T. Rashid, S. K. Shaha and Z. Hasan : Paleoenvironment Reconstruction of Madhupur Tract, Earth Science & Climatic Change , vol.5 , no.9 , pp.1-4 , 2014 .
T. Rashid, S. Hoque and F. Akhter : Ocean acidification in the Bay of Bengal, Open Access Scientific Reports , vol.2 , no.3 , 2013 .
T. Rashid, S. Suzuki, H. Sato, M. H. Monsur and S. K. Saha : Relative sea-level changes during the Holocene in Bangladesh, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences , vol.64 , pp.136-150 , 2012 .
T. Rashid, M. H. Monsur, S. Suzuki and N. Ooi : Reconstruction of Holocene paleoenvironment and evidence of sea-level changes in the Bengal Lowland, Journal of Geography , vol.118 , no.4 , pp.631-645 , 2009 .
Towhida Rashid "Ocean acidification and Pollution in the Bay of Bengal: Impact on Marine Ecosystem." International Association for Physical Sciences of Ocean (IAPSO) Gothenburg: 2013 .
Towhida Rashid and Mehruba Islam "Recent Pattern of Relative Sea level Changes along the Coast of Bay of Bengal." Asia Oceania Geoscience Society (AOGS) Tepai, Taiwan.: 2011 .
Towhida Rashid "Holocene Relative Sea level changes in Bangladesh." International Union for Geoscience and Geophysics (IUGG) Melbourne: 2011 .
Towhida Rashid, M. H., Monsur, S. Suzuki and S. K. Saha "Holocene brackish water invasion caused by sea-level changes in the central part of the Bengal Lowland." Japan Geoscience Union Meeting Tokyo: 2009 .
S. Suzuki, Towhida Rashid, M. H. Bhuiyan and N. Ooi "Holocene deposits in the central Bengal Lowland." The 115th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of Japan Akita, Japan: 2008 .
Towhida Rashid, S. M. H. Suzuki and N. Ooi "Reconstruction of Holocene paleoenvironment and evidence of sea-level changes in the Bengal Lowland." Japan Geoscience Union Meeting Tokyo: 2008 .
|National||Bangladesh National Education Board School Scholarship at graduate level||1995||Bangladesh||
Bangladesh National Education Board School Scholarship at graduate level, 1995
|Local||Dr. Rizvi Memorial Award (academic distinctions)||1993||Bangladesh|
|National||Bangladesh National Education Board School Scholarship at undergraduate level||1989||Bangladesh|
|National||National High School Board Scholarship||1984||Bangladesh|
|National||Bangladesh National Education Board School Scholarship||1984||Bangladesh|