G M Nazmul Islam, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Human Ecology Dept


Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Human Ecology Dept

Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Human Ecology Dept
Human Ecology Building
8905 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2N1


Area of Study / Keywords

Protective Clothing Textile Recycling Smart Textile Wearable Technology Melt Spinning Printing Coating Dyeing


Educational Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Bioengineering (Clothing & Textile Sciences), Centre for Bioengineering & Nanomedicine, Division of Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (2021)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Textile Engineering, School of Textile Science & Engineering, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan, Hubei, China (2016)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Textile Engineering, College of Textile Engineering & Technology (Bangladesh University of Textiles), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (2006)

PhD Thesis Title: Textile based sensors for wearable applications

My PhD project largely focused on 'Textile as sensors for wearable applications' that will establish as medical textile sensors for healthcare applications. The outcome of my PhD research would have a tangible and positive effect on medical textiles sectors in the direction of health and wellbeing applications. In particular, the technological outcomes from this research will contribute to the personal and remote control of health monitoring and alert remote health care services which will reduce the economic burden of health care expenditure. Likewise, the knowledge I have gained from this research will also be applicable to future product or technology development for the performance and safety garments and gears such as personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care sectors.


I am certified as a Textile Engineer by Textile Engineering Division, Engineers Institute of Bangladesh (IEB-TED) and Institution of Textile Engineers and Technologist (ITET), Bangladesh. I have--

a) 7+ yrs. textile industry (R&D and Dyeing) production experience in Bangladesh.

b) 8 months Sales and Marketing experience in China.

c) 5.8 yrs. research/laboratory experience in New Zealand and China.


Project Title: Process optimization for the production of fire protective clothing using recycled aramid fibres

Research Target:

• Optimization the shredding process for the recycled aramid fabrics

• Cost-effective blending ratio of virgin and recycled aramid fibres

• Process and conditions for dyeing the recycled aramid fibres to achieve same color as the virgin fibres