Enhancing the Resilience of Households and Communities before, during and after Floods
Description: I worked as a Research Associate of this project, which aims to test community -led innovation that enhance the resilience of households and communities before, during and after floods, and develop a future implementation strategy at scale Bangladesh. The project solution will involve the design and testing of flood-resilient houses and elated integrated innovations such as rain water harvesting, vertical gardening, cage fishing and renewable energy using a community based participatory process. My responsibilities are to explore new vertices of renewable energy research and development, and find out the effective source of renewable energy.
Mars Rover: Mongol Tori
Description: I worked as a Technical Advisor of Mongol Tori, a robot built by the students of BRAC University who competed in the University Rover Challenge (URC), European Rover Challenge and United Kingdom University Rover Challenge (UKURC). As a consequence of participating in such an elite international competition, the world will come to know Bangladesh as a promising country in the field of robotics and hence, encourage millions to think positively about our collective future. You can find the CDR report and CDR video of Mongol Tori in the below link.
Report: CDR -Mongol Tori
Joint Global Multi-Nation BIRDS Project
Description:I have been conducting as a Research Assistant of “Joint Global Multi-Nation Birds” project that has been created where five countries (Japan, Ghana, Mongolia, Nigeria and Bangladesh) will make five identical 1U cubesat. With the launch of the satellite, Bangladesh will join an elite group of countries who have their reach in to space and encourage millions to think positively about our collective future. This will open the possibilities to raise fund for various academic research and development and other academic innovation.
My main responsibilities of this project are to establish the ground station in BRAC University and to extract the data from nano satellite.
Extraction of Bio-fuel from a Second Generation Energy Crop
Description: Second generation bio-fuels are extracted from lignocellulosic biomass. This process uses low cost, non-edible feedstock. One such potential candidate for this process is pennisetum purpureum k. schumach, also known as elephant grass. Its specialty is that it can grow on a land regardless of the soil type and fertility, i.e. it can be grown on lands which are not used for agricultural purposes and especially where the soil contains high percentage of Nacl or has a pH level of 4.5 to 8.2. The prospects of pennisetum purpureum k. schumach as a bio-fuel and using it an alternate source of energy and analyzes the percentage of extracted bio-fuel in lab condition by using rotary evaporator.
30 Years of Alzheimer’s disease Research at NIA
Description: Create a detailed visual interactive map of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research literature for the last 30 years. This map should enable us to see (1) how research areas are connected to each other; (2) in which sub area most of the research has taken place in terms of number of publications; (3) a chronological view to see how research has evolved over time; (4) how National Institute of Aging (NIA) contributes to the literature (in terms of numbers of publication and or citation) in these areas; and (5) the correlation between what NIA funded and what added to the AD knowledge from these funds. Value: Provide a detailed map of AD research over the years. Map NIH/NIA funding to the research areas. Reveal how NIA funding might have guided AD research.
An Intelligent, Multi Nodal And Secured RF Based Wireless Home Automation System For Multifunctional Devices.
Description: Design and prototype implementation of new home automation system that can be controlled by Radio Frequency (RF) and can be able to communicate with any household application as well as robot in the range between of 10-15 meters. 433 MHz frequency is used to make communication between transmitter and receiver that helps to run all type of applications both in ac and dc.
Automated Self-Balanced Two Wheeler Vehicle
Description: Any two wheeler vehicles usually cannot balance by itself when it is in rest or running at a lower speed. The purpose of this research is to make a vehicle that would be stable by itself in such situations and can be stabilized against any physical impact. Two heavy rotating disks with hub motors have been used here to develop the mechanism of compensating the tilt of the vehicle and get it stabilized. To measure the tilt angle, an android device has been used and then the angle of tilt has sent to a Bluetooth receiver which is connected with the vehicle. An android application has been developed which takes the tilt angle as input from its gyroscope and sends data to that receiver accordingly. This arduino controls the motor which has been used to control the tilt direction of both of the rotating disks according to the signal. This vehicle is designed to provide the safety that two wheeler vehicle does not have during an impact or at zero velocity. Hence, this research is aimed to design a safe, cost effective and fuel efficient self-balanced vehicle for third world countries like Bangladesh.
An Autonomous Industrial Robot for Loading and Unloading Goods
Description: In industries loading and unloading of heavy loads manually is one of the most important task which turns out to be quite difficult, time-consuming and risky for humans. The autonomous robot is designed to start its movement from a starting position where goods are loaded on it, then follow a path of white line drawn on black surface and unload goods by itself after reaching a destination place. Digital Line Following sensor has been mounted in front of the robot so that the sensor can detect path by emitting and receiving signals allowing it to move in the pre-defined track having left and right turns while carrying goods from starting position to the destination. The main objective is to load and unload heavy goods that has been achieved by two large linear actuators for producing required torque and force necessary to unload heavy loads up to 150kg sideways to the ground safely. Besides, the robot has been built up having the ability to avoid collision with any obstacles that come in its way. Building an industrial robot with moderate speed, good efficiency for loading and unloading purpose within a short time to ease human suffering has been the main focus of this project.
Bus ticketing system using RFID
Description: Passengers will swipe their RFID card twice, once while boarding and second when getting off. We will have a GPS module attached to calculate how far the passenger has traveled.We will send the RFID data along with GPS data to a server via WiFi (based on the information that some BRTC bus already has on board WiFi) Server will make the decision and send the billing information back to bus so that the passenger can see his billing information. Here we are assuming there are no communication delay.We will send a summery to every waiting passengers.This can be done via webpage or an app.