Department of Nutrition and Food Engineering
Dr. Md. Rezaul Karim  Assistant Professor
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Dr. Md. Rezaul Karim
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Assistant Professor  
Department of Nutrition and Food Engineering
Faculty of Allied Health Science
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Post-Doc in Phytoremediation (Phytoremediation: Removal of Heavy metal from food crop)-2016, University of Putra Malaysia.

PhD in Plant Nutrition (Micronutrient management &Biofortificationoffood crop)-2012, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.

MS in Soil Science (Micronutrient Management in cereals)-2001, Bangladesh Agricultural university, Mymensingh.

Bachelor in Science in Agriculture-1995, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh.

Chinese Language (1 year) by Beijing Language and Culture University, China.

Successfully completed a training course in computing by Proshika Computer System (PCS) and Graduate Training Institute (GTI) Bangladesh Agricultural University.

5 days professional training from Mushroom Development Institute, Savar, Dhaka

5yearspracticalexperienceinvegetablesand fruits production atvariousscales;grainproduction,and mushrooms.

Fruits and Vegetable Technology, Environmental Food Technology, Food Preservation and Storage Engineering

International ISI Journal:

Published (Total Impact Factor:18.55):

  1. Karim, M. R., Zhang, Y. Q., Chen, X. P., Zhang, F. S., Zou, C. Q. 2012. Alleviation of drought stress in winter wheat by late foliar application of zinc, boron, and manganese. Journal of Plant nutrition and Soil Science 175: 142–151 (Germany, Impact factor 2.102).
  2. Karim, M. R., Zhang, Y. Q., Di, T., Chen, F. J., Zhang, F. S., Zou, C. Q. 2012. Genotypic differences in Zn efficiency of Chinese maize evaluated in a pot experiment. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 92: 2552–2559 (UK, Impact factor 2.463).
  3. Karim, M. R., Rahman, M. A. 2015. Drought risk management for increased cereal production in Asian LDCs. Weather and Climates Extremes. 7:24-35 (Switzerland, SCImago Journal Rank: 0.661).
  4. Zhang, Y., Sun, Y. X., Ye, Y. L. Karim, M. R., Xue, Y. F., Yan, Meng, Q. F.,  Cui, Z. L.,  Cakmak, I.,  Zhang, F. S.,  Zou, C. Q.  2011. Zinc biofortification of wheat through fertilizer applications in different locations of China. Field Crop Research 125: 1-7 (Netherlands, Impact factor 3.048).
  5. Zhang, Y., Shi, R, Karim, M. R., Zhang, F., Zou, C. Q. 2010. Iron and zinc concentrations in grain and flour of winter wheat as affected by foliar application.Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 58 (23):12268–12274 (USA, Impact factor: ‎3.82).
  6. Haq, M. Z., Robbani, M., Ali, M., Hasan, M. M. Hasan, M. M. Uddin, M. J., Begum M., Silva, J. A. T., Pan, X. Y., Karim, M. R. 2012. Damage and management of Cyclone Sidr-affected homestead tree plantations: a case study from Patuakhali, Bangladesh. Natural Hazards. 64:1305–1322 (Impact factor: 1.833).
  7. Fan, X.Y., Karim M. R., Chen, X. P., Zhang, Y. Q.,Gao, X. P.,  Zhang, F. S., Zou, C. Q. 2012. Growth and iron uptake of lowland and aerobic rice genotypes under flooded and aerobic cultivation. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 43:1811–1822 (USA, Impact factor: 0.589).
  8. Shi, R. L., Hao, H. M., Fan, X. Y., Karim, M. R., Zhang, F. S., Zou, C. Q. 2012. Responses of aerobic rice (Oryza sativa L.) to iron deficiency.Journal of Integrative Agriculture. 11: 938-945 (China, Impact factor: 1.042).
  9. Mohd H. A. B., Arifin A., Karim M. R., Nasima J., Osumanu H. A., Hazandy A. H., Baharum Z., Mohd A. K., Abdul L. S.,  Noor S. N. 2016. Optimizing fertilizers doses and their effects on physiological properties and yield of  HibiscusCannabinus L. Cultivated in bris soil. ActaAgriculturaeScandinavica, Section B — Soil & Plant Science. 66:534-543 (Sweden, Impact factor: 0.649).
  10. Nur-Nazirah P. M., Arifin A., Shamshuddin J., Hazandy A. H., Karim M. R., Muhammad N. Mohd H. A.,  Aiza S. J. Heavy metals uptake by Melastomamalabathricum as phytoremediators of soil contaminated with sewage sludge. Scientica Agricola-Accepted (Brazil, Impact factor: 0.954)
  11. Wang,Y.H., Li,Y.J., He,X.H., Karim,M.R., Shi,X. J., Xie,D. T., Zhang Y. Q. 2016. Response of crop yields to magnesium fertilization: A meta-analysis in China.International Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 6: 1011-1015(USA, Impact factor: 1.3905).
  12. Nur-Nazirah, P. M., Arifin, A., Shamshuddin, J., Karim M. R., Muhammad, N., Mohd-Hadi, A., Aiza S. 2016. Evaluation of Ricinuscommunis as a Phytoremediators of Manganese in Soil Contaminated with Sewage Sludge. Journal of Tropical Agricultural Sciences-Accepted (Scopus, Malaysia)
  13. Aiza S. J., Arifin A., Hazandy A. H., Shamshuddin J., Daljit S. K. S., Karim M. R., Aizul A. Z. Assessing of soil compaction and relations to soil fertility on different land used in Bintulu, Sarawak. American Journal of Applied Sciences – Accepted (Scopus, USA)


Bangladesh Journal


  1.  Karim, M. R.  Islam, M. R., Jahiruddin M., Islam, M. R.  2006. Effects of Manganese, sulphur, zinc, boron and molybdenum on the yield and nutrient uptake of BRRI Dhan 30. Journal of the Bangladesh Society for Agricultural Sciences and Technology. 3 (3&4): 141-144. (Bangladesh).
  2. Firdause, N., Ranman M. H., Karim, M. R. 2005. Rural Women’s Awareness on Agricultural extension Services.Bangladesh Journal of Extension Education. 17:81-87. (Bangladesh).

In Process:

  1. Karim M. R., Chen, F. J., Römheld, V., Kirkby, E. Zhang, F. S. Zou, C. Q. Morphological and physiological responses of different Chinese maize genotypes to zinc deficiency in relation to drought stress. Plant and Soil -In revision
  2. Karim, M. R.,  Di, T.,  Zhang, Y. Q., Chen, F. J., Zhang, F. S., Zou, C. Q. 2013. Fine roots for acquisition and redistribution of zinc into young leaves as important traits for zinc efficiency of maize genotypes. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition –Under review
  3. Nur-Nazirah P. M., Arifin A., Shamshuddin J., Hazandy A. H., Karim M. R., Muhammad N. Mohd H. A.,  Aiza S. J. Potential of Ricinuscommunis as a phytoextractors of zinc and copper from soil contaminated with sewage sludge. ActaAgriculturaeScandinavica, Section B — Soil & Plant Science- In revision
  4. Mohammad N. A. M., Arifin A., Shamshuddin J., Karim M. R., Hazandy A. H., Aiza S. J., Nur-Nazirah P. M. Characterizing soil properties under different land uses in Universiti Putra Malaysia. The Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences — Soil & Plant Science- Under review
  5. Mohammad N. A. M., Arifin A., Karim M. R., Daljit S. K., Shamshuddin J., Hazandy A. H., Aiza S. J., Mohd H. A. K., Nur-Nazirah P. M. Comparison of soil fertility status under secondary forest and oil palm plantationinUniversiti Putra Malaysia-Preparing


  1. Karim M. R., Arifin A., Hossain, M. D. 4, Nuruddin1 A. A., Hazandy A H.. The impacts of shifting cultivation: A New Old Paradigm for Managing Tropical Forest Soil. INTROP Research Colloquium, December 1-2, 2015, RHR Hotel, Uniten, Putrajaya, Malaysia.
  2. Malik, M..N.A., Abdu, A., Karam, D. S., Jusop, S. Karim, M.R. Hamid, H. A., Jamaluddin, A. S., Rajoo , K. S., Patek, N. M.. Sesquioxide properties, charge characteristics and mineralogical properties of soils under different land uses in Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor.3rd International Symposium on Applied Engineering and Sciences 2015 23-24 November, 2015 Chancellery House, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Book (In Press)

1) Singh, D.S.A.K.,Arifin A., Ajoo K.S., Jamaluddin, A.S., Karim, M.R. Tropical Forest Soil. Characteristics in Rehabilitated Forest of Malaysia.Universiti Putra Malaysia Press.

Area: Micronutrient Management, Zinc in human health, Bifortification, Phytoremediation.

  1. Research Collaborator, APN-funded project ARCP2012-06CMY-IGBP/ARCP2011-16NMY-IGBP. IUBAT-International University of Business Agriculture and Technology; Project Duration: 2 years(Web link:
  2. Extension Associate Bancharampur Integrated Agricultural Projects, College of Agricultural Sciences, IUBAT University, Dhaka; Jun 2012 - Jun 2013.
  1. Chinese Government Scholarship by China Scholarship Council as a PhD scholar.
  2. Appointed as Post-Doctoral Researcher for 1 year by Research Management Centre (RMC) of UPM.
  1. Editorial Board member,International Journal of Horticulture & Agriculture - Symbiosis Online.
  2. Reviewer, Different world reputed International Peer review Journal.
  3. Professional Membership in Krishibid Institute of Bangladesh (KIB).
  4. Member of Academic Council, EXIM Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh, Chapainawabganj.
  5. External Examiner, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur.
  6. Advisor of Post Graduate students inUniversiti Putra Malaysia.
  7. Trainer, Foundation Training for recruited Officer by BCS arranged by Postal Academy (PATC).
  1. Assistant Professor and Chair, Faculty of Agriculture, EXIM Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh, Chapainawabganj; and Administrator& officer for special duty as Chief of Library, EXIM Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh Jun 2014- May, 2017.
  2. Post-Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP) Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM); Feb 2015- Feb 2016.
  3. Assistant Professor, College of Agricultural Sciences, International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT University), Uttara, Dhaka; Oct 2012-Jun 2014.
  4. Senior Lecturer, AleyaAzam College, Jamalpur; Jun 1999-Oct 2012.