Faculty Member

Professor Dr. SM Shirazi, CEng

Head of the Department

B.sc Engineering (AE, BAU)
M.Sc Engineering (AE, BAU)
PhD Saitama University (Civil),

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9552-6755

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=0q0jltgAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sharif_Shirazi

Researcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-4823-2010

Short Biography:

Dr. Sharif Moniruzzaman Shirazi obtained his Ph.D. from the department of Civil Engineering of Saitama University, Japan. He obtained B.Sc. Eng. and M.Sc. Eng. in Water Resources from Bangladesh Agricultural University. He worked as a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow at Geosphere Research Institute of Saitama University. He also worked as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaya (UM) and Associate Professor of Civil Engineering department at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He has been working as a Professor and Head of Civil Engineering Department at World University of Bangladesh (WUB) since August 2006. Dr. Shirazi has 26 years research and teaching experience in the area of water resources, physico-chemical properties of soil, runoff modelling, groundwater vulnerability and impact of climatic parameters on crop production. He worked on bentonite related to Geotechnical Engineering for nuclear waste disposal in Japan. He has about 63 technical papers published in national and international peer reviewed journals and one book entitled 'Weighting Methods and their Effects on Multi-Criteria Decision Making Model Outcomes in Water Resources Management', Springer International Publishing (Verlag), Switzerland, ISBN 978-3-319-12585-5. Dr. Shirazi also published another book “Water Resource Research on Modelling and Management”, ISBN 978-983-52-1163-8, UTM Press, Malaysia. He is a Google Scholar and h-Index is 22. He is a member of several institutions including American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), International Water Association (IWA), Engineers Institute of Bangladesh (IEB), Japanese Geotechnical Society (JGS) and Chartered Engineer (CEng) of Institute of Engineering and Technology (UK).

Book Section
  1. SM Shirazi, NH Zardari, AA Mamun, MI Adham, Z Ismail, Z Yusop and I Naubi. 2015. Runoff Assessment of Johor Bahru Watershed in Malaysia, Book: WATER RESOURCE RESEARCH ON MODELLING AND MANAGEMENT, ISBN 978-983-52-1163-8, UTM Press, Malaysia. p. 121-143.

  2. Zardari, N.H., Ahmed, K., Shirazi, S.M., Yusop, Z. (2014). Weighting Methods and their Effects on Multi-Criteria Decision Making Model Outcomes in Water Resources Management, Springer International Publishing (Verlag), Switzerland, ISBN 978-3-319-12585-5, p. 191.

Journal Section
  1. Z Ismail, MH Niksokhan, MA Dayarian, AH Ramli, SM Shirazi. (2019). A quantity-quality model to assess the effects of source-control storm water management on hydrology and water quality at the catchment scale. Water, 11(7), 1415; https://doi.org/10.3390/w11071415.

  2. F. Othman, MSU Chowdhury, WZW Jaafar, E.M. M Faresh, S.M. Shirazi. Assessing Risk and Sources of Heavy Metals in a Tropical River Basin: A Case Study of the Selangor River, Malaysia. Pol. J. Environ. Stud. Vol. 27, No. 4 (2018), 1659-1671. DOI: 10.15244/pjoes/76309.

  3. NF Ibrahim, NH Zardari, SM Shirazi, MRM Haniffa, SM Talib, Z Yusop, SMA Yusoff. (2017). Identification of vulnerable areas to floods in Kelantan River sub-basins by using flood vulnerability index. International Journal of GEOMATE, Jan., 2017, Vol. 12, Issue 29, pp. 107-114. DOI: 10.21660/2017.29.11110.

  4. I Naubi, NH Zardari, SM Shirazi, NA Roslan, Z Yusop, MRM Haniffa. (2017). Ranking of Skudai river sub-watersheds from sustainability indices – Application of PROMETHEE Method. International Journal of GEOMATE, Jan., 2017, Vol. 12, Issue 29, pp. 124-129.

  5. MI Adham, SM Shirazi, F Othman, NH Zardari, Z Ismail. (2016). Runoff trend and potentiality in Melaka catchment of Malaysia using SCS-CN an statistical technique, Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management, 24 (4): 241-253. IF 0.62

  6. SM Shirazi, MI Adham, (2016). Runoff assessment of watershed in south Johor of Malaysia, World Journal of Science and Engineering, 2(1): 1-22.

  7. Z Ismail, I Mazinani, Z Ibrahim, AM Hashim, SM Shirazi, M Mansourvar. (2016). Experimental and Computational Assessment of Impact of Tsunami Bore Forces on Concrete Model Coastal Bridges, International Journal of Impact Engineering, Under review, IF 2.21.

  8. I Naubi, NH Zardari, SM Shirazi, Z Yusop, NA Roslan, MA Mangrio, (2016). Water Quality Assessment of the Skudai River and Tributaries of Malaysia using Water Quality Index, Transactions of the ASABE – (Accepted) (Impact Factor = 0.895).

  9. I Naubi, NH Zardari, SM Shirazi, NFB Ibrahim and L Baloo. (2016). Effectiveness of water quality index for monitoring Malaysian river water quality. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 25 (1): 231-239, DOI: 10.15244/pjoes/60109, IF: 0.67.

  10. MI Adham, SM Shirazi, F Othman, NH Zardari and Z Yusop. (2015). Soil erodibility for water pollution management of Melaka watershed in peninsular Malaysia, EnvironmentAsia, ISSN 1906-1714, 8(2) 63-69.

  11. SM Shirazi, MI Adham, NH Zardari, Z Ismail, HM Imran and MA Mangrio. (2015). Groundwater quality and hydrogeological characteristics of Melaka state in Malaysia. Journal of Water and Land Development. ISSN 1429-7426, Vol 24 (I-III): 11-19. DOI: 10.1515/jwld-2015-0002.

  12. NH Zardari, Z Yusop, SM Shirazi and NA Roslan. (2015). Prioritization of farmlands in a multicriteria irrigation water allocation: PROMETHEE and GIA applications. Transactions of the ASABE, 58 (1): 73-82, ISSN 2151-0032, DOI 10.13031/trans.58.10682. IF: 0.895.

  13. NH Zardari, SM Shirazi, Z Yusop, I Naubi and MA Mangrio. (2015). A comparison of current and design Operational Efficiencies of Scavenger Wells In Lower Indus Basin of Pakistan and possibility of upcoming problem. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, ISSN: 1866-7511, springer, DOI 10.1007/s12517-015-1851-2., IF 1.22.

  14. MI Adham, SM Shirazi, F Othman, Z Yusop, S Rahman and Z Ismail. (2014). Runoff potentiality of a watershed through SCS and functional data analysis technique. Scientific World Journal, Published 24 July, doi: 10.1155/2014/379763, 15 Pages, IF: 1.2

  15. SM Shirazi, Z Yusop NH Zardari and Z Ismail. (2014). Effect of irrigation regimes and nitrogen levels on the performance of wheat, Advances in Agriculture. Volume 2014, doi: 10.1155/2014/250874, 6 pages

  16. S Rahman, MTR Khan, S Akib, NC Din, SK Biswas and SM Shirazi. (2014). Sustainability of rain water harvesting system in terms of water quality. Scientific World journal, Vol. 2014, 10 pages, doi: 10.1155/2014/721357. IF: 1.22

  17. Z Ismail, KK Kong, SZ Othman, LH Law, SY Khoo, ZC Ong and SM Shirazi. (2014). Evaluating accidents in the offshore drilling of petroleum: regional picture and reducing impact. Measurement, Elsevier, 51: 18-33. IF: 1.53

  18. R Sulaiman, Z Ismail, SZ Othman, AH Ramli and SM Shirazi. (2014). A comparative study of trends of nitrate, chloride and phosphate concentration levels in selected urban rivers. Measurement, Elsevier. 55: 74-81, online 6 May 2014. doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2014.04.035. IF: 1.53.

  19. S Rahman, S Akib, MTR Khan and SM Shirazi. (2014). Experimental study on tsunami risk reduction on coastal building fronted by sea wall. Scientific World journal, Vol. 2014, 7 pages, doi: 10.1155/2014/729357. IF: 1.22

  20. SM Shirazi, NH Zardari Z Yusop and Z Ismail. (2014). Groundwater quality assessment for potential source of irrigation at Karimganj basin in Bangladesh, Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology, ISSN: 1311-5065, 15 (3): 973-982, IF: 0.34

  21. SM Shirazi, NH Zardari Z Yusop, Z Ismail and F Othman. (2014). Performance of wheat crop under different irrigation regimes and nitrogen levels – A field experiment, Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology, ISSN: 1311-5065, 15(3): 860-869, IF: 0.34

  22. S Rahman, S Akib and SM Shirazi. (2014). Experimental investigation on the stability of bridge girder against tsunami forces. Science China Technological Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s11431-014-5628-8, ISSN: 1674-7321, 57 (10): 2028-2036. IF: 1.11

  23. NH Zardari, IB Naubi, NAB Roslan and SM Shirazi. (2014). Multicriteria approach for selecting the most vulnerable watershed for developing a management plan. Journal of water and land development, ISSN 1429-7426, 23(10-12): 59-66.

  24. SM Shirazi, MH Imran, S Akib and Z Yusop and ZB Harun. (2013). Groundwater vulnerability assessment in Melaka state of Malaysia using DRASTIC and GIS techniques, Environmental Earth Sciences, 70: 2293-2304. DOI 10.1007/s12665-013-2360-9. Springer, IF:1.57

  25. M F Chow, Z Yusop and SM Shirazi. (2013). Storm runoff quality and pollutant loading from commercial, residential, and industrial catchments in the tropic, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment,  185(10): 8321-8331. DOI 10.1007/s10661-013-3175-6. Springer, Published online: 17 April 2013, IF 1.68

  26. Z. Ismail, S.Z. Abdullah, S.Z., Othman, S.M. Shirazi, R. Karim (2013). Assessment of the relative adequacy of landfills as a means of solid waste disposal in Malaysia, CLEAN soil, air, water, 41 (11): 1122-1128. John Wiley, doi: 10.1002/clen.201200316. Published on line 17 June 2013. IF: 2.18

  27. Z Ismail, K Salim, ZS Othman, AH Ramli, SM Shirazi, R Karim, SY Khoo (2013). Determining and comparing the levels of heavy metal concentrations in two selected urban river water, Measurement, Elsevier, 46: 4135-4144. IF: 1.53

  28. SM Shirazi, HM Imran and S Akib. (2012). GIS-based DRASTIC method for groundwater vulnerability assessment: A review. Journal of Risk Research. Taylor and Francis, Vol 15(8):991-1011. IF: 1.27

  29. HM Imran and SM shirazi. (2012). Evaluation of Groundwater Contamination at Melaka Catchment in Malaysia, Advanced science Letters, Vol 14:  47-53.

  30. SM Shirazi, Z.Yusop, and FA Salman. (2012). Response of Yield Contributing Characters of Maize to Irrigation and Nitrogenous Fertiliser, Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology 13 (3) 1412-1422. IF: 0.34

  31. ABM Saiful Islam, M Jameel, SM Shirazi and FA Salman. (2012). Review of offshore energy in Malaysia and floating spar platform for sustainable exploration, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, 16: 6268-6284. IF: 5.62

  32. SP Yap, FA Salman, and SM Shirazi. (2012). Comparative study of different theories on active earth pressure. Journal of Central South University, Volume: 19 Issue: 10 Pages: 2933-2939. DOI: 10.1007/s11771-012-1361-2. IF: 0.43

  33. SM Shirazi, MH Imran, M Sholechin and S Akib. (2011). Investigation of groundwater potential in Melaka district of Malaysia, Advanced Materials Research, Vol (243-249): 4553-4556.

  34. SM Shirazi, MA Islam, Z Ismail, M. Jameel, U J. Alengaram and A Mahrez. (2011). Arsenic Contamination of Aquifers: Detailed Investigation on Irrigation and Potability. Scientific Research and Essays, 6(4): 1089-1100.

  35. Shirazi SM, Wiwat S, Kazama H, Kuwano J and Shaaban MG. (2011). Salinity effect on swelling characteristics of compacted bentonite, Environment Protection Engineering, Vol 37 (2): 65-74.

  36. SM Shirazi, Z Ismail, S. Akib, M Sholichin and MA Islam. (2011). Climatic Parameters and Irrigation Requirement of Crops. International Journal of the Physical Sciences, Vol 6(1): 15-26.

  37. SM Shirazi, M Jameel, M Sholichin, S Akib and MDM Azizi. (2011). Effects of Different Irrigation Regimes and Nitrogenous Fertilizer on Yield and Growth Parameters of Maize, International Journal of the Physical Sciences. 6(4): 667-683.

  38. SM Shirazi, J Kuwano, H Kazama and Z Ismail. (2011). Response to swelling and permeability of bentonite using saline solution for nuclear waste disposal, Disaster Advances, 4(1): 41-47. IF: 2.27

  39. M Safiuddin, SM Shirazi and S Yussof. (2011). Arsenic contamination of groundwater in Bangladesh: A review. International Journal of the physical sciences, 6(30): 6791-6800.

  40. ABM Saiful Islam, M Jameel, MZ Jumaat and SM Shirazi. (2011). Spar platform at deep water region in Malaysian sea. International Journal of the physical sciences, 6(30): 6872-6881.

  41. S Akib, I Othman, F Othman, MM Fayyadh, LAQ Tunji and SM Shirazi. (2011). Epipremnum aureum: An environmental approach to reduce the impact of integral bridge scour, DOI: 10.5897/IJPS10.584, International Journal of the Physical Sciences, Vol. 6(27): 6342-6357.

  42. S Akib, F Othman, M Sholichin, SM Shirazi, B Primasari. (2011). Influence of flow shallowness on scour depth at semi-integral bridge piers. Advanced Materials Research, Vol (243-249): 4478-4481.

  43. M Sholichin, F Othman, SM Shirazi, S Akib, D Harisuseno and D Sisinggig. (2011). Applied AVSWAT 2000 for assessment of pollutant load in Brantas River Basin, Indonesia, Advanced Materials Research, Vol (75-78): 3945-3948.

  44. Z Ismail, B Primasari and SM Shirazi. (2011). Monitoring and management issue of heavy metal pollution of Gombak River, Kuala Lumpur. International journal of the Physical Sciences, 6(35): 7961-7968.

  45. S Akib, MM Fayyadh, SM Shirazi, B Primasari and MF Idris. (2011). Innovative countermeasure for integral bridge scour. International journal of the Physical Sciences, 6(21): 4883-4887.

  46. SM Shirazi, S. Akib, F. A Salman, U J. Alengaram and M. Jameel. (2010). Agro-ecological Aspects of Groundwater Utilization - A Case Study, Scientific Research and Essays, Vol 5 (18): 2786-2795.

  47. S.M. Shirazi, H. Kazama, F. A. Salman, F. Othman and S. Akib. (2010). Permeability and Swelling Characteristics of Bentonite. International Journal of the Physical Sciences, Vol 5 (11): 1647-1659.

  48. Shirazi SM, Kazama H, Kuwano J and Tachibana S. (2010). Prediction of maximum swelling deformation for compacted bentonite, International Journal of the Physical Sciences, Vol 5(10): 1537-1543.

  49. U J. Alengaram, H. Mahmud, M. Z. Jummat, SM Shirazi. (2010). Effect of aggregate size and proportion on strength properties of palm kernel shell concrete. International Journal of Physical Sciences, Vol 5 (12), pp. 1848-1856.

  50. F. A. Salman, M. M. Mohammed, S.M. Shirazi and M. Jameel. (2010). Reinforcement in Concrete Piles Embedded in Sand. International Journal of Physical Sciences, 5(15): 2259-2271.

  51. Shirazi SM, Kazama H, Kuwano J and Rashid MM. (2010). The influence of temperature on swelling characteristics of compacted bentonite for waste disposal, Environment Asia, 3 (1): 60-64.

  52. Shirazi SM, Kazama H and Chim-oye W and Kuwano J. (2008). Effect of void ratio on swelling and permeability of bentonite. Australian Geomechanics, 43 (2): 9-19

  53. Shirazi SM, Kazama H and Chim-oye W. (2006). Temperature and density effect on swelling characteristics and permeability of bentonite. Australian Geomechanics, 41 (2): 89-100.

  54. Shirazi SM, Kazama H and Oshinbe M. (2005). Permeability of bentonite and bentonite-sand mixtures. Australian Geomechanics, 40 (4): 27-36.

  55. Shirazi SM and Kazama H. (2004). Coefficient of permeability of bentonite and bentonite-sand mixture. Australian Geomechanics, 39 (4): 63-69.

  56. Shirazi SM and Kazama H. (2004). Swelling properties of bentonite and bentonite-sand mixture for nuclear waste disposal. Australian Geomechanics, 39 (4): 71-79.

  57. Adham AKM, Shirazi SM, Talukder MSU and Zakir HM. (2003). Suitability of groundwater for irrigation and arsenic for drinking purposes at Kamalbhog of Kishoregonj district in Bangladesh. J. Instn. Engrs., Bangladesh, Agril. Engg. Div. 30/AE (1): 11-18.

  58. Shirazi SM, Talukder MSU, Hassan AA and Ahmed M. (2002). Effect of groundwater level fluctuation and water quality on crop production environment at Trishal thana, Mymensingh. Bangladesh J. Water Resource. Res. 19: 19-30.

  59. Shirazi SM, Talukder MSU, Mojid MA and Choudhury NS. (2001). Effect of irrigation and sulphur on the performance of chili.  Bangladesh J. Agril. Engg, 13 (1&2): 37-42.

  60. Shirazi SM, Talukder MSU, Hossain SMA, Kashem MA and Hye MA. (2000). Effect of irrigation and nitrogen on the performance of groundnut. Bangladesh J. Agril. Sci. 27 (1): 139-142.

  61. Achargee D, Talukder MSU., Koichi Fujii and Shirazi SM. (2000). Performance evaluation of existing hydraulic structure at Raipur-Ramganj unit of Chandpur irrigation project in Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Agril. Sci. 27 (2): 321-327

  62. A Kadir, SM Shirazi, MSU Talukder and M ahmed. (1999). Performance of different tillage implements and their influence on soil fertility and paddy yield, AMA-Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America, 30 (1): 13-19.

  63. Rahman MM, Shirazi SM, Talukder MSU, and Alam MM. (1996). Performance of different tillage implements and irrigation regimes on yield of wheat. Prog. Agric. 7(2): 105-108

SL Collaboration & Membership Name Type Membership Year Membership Expire Year
1 Bangladesh Society of Agricultural Engineering (BSAE) Life Member
2 Bangladesh Association for Environmental Development (BAED) Life Member
3 Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) Life Member
4 Japanese Geotechnical Society (JGS) Member
5 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Member
6 Institute of Engineering and Technology (UK) Member
7 International Water Association (IWA) Member
8 Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) Life Member
SL Award Title Award Type Year Country
1 NST Fellow National 1997 Bangladesh
3 JSPS Fellow International 2007 JAPAN
4 Best paper Award International 2008 JAPAN
5 Chartered Engineer (CEng) Reg. No. 608492 International 2013 UK
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