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Dr. Sakil Mahmud

Assistant Professor






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Textile Engineering


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Academic Details


Chemistry and Physics of Polymers – August 2020

Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), Beijing, P.R. China (Excellent Int. Student Awards)


Textile Engineering (Dyeing and Finishing) –Jun 2016

Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan, P.R. China (Chinese Govt. CSC Enterprise Scholar)


Textile Engineering (Wet Processing Technology) – May 2013

Southeast University, Dhaka, P.R. Bangladesh (First position of the batch)

Employment History

  • Sep 2016–Aug 2020, CAS–TWAS Research Fellow, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), Beijing, P.R. China
  • Oct 2014–Jul 2016, Research Assistant, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan P. R. China
  • May 2013–Oct 2014, Production Engineer, Robintex Group (BD) Ltd. Narayngonj, P.R. Bangladesh



  • Feb 2016–Mar 2016, Internee Engineer, Hubei Color Root Technology Co., Ltd., Songzi, P.R. China.
  • Sep 2016–Dec 2016, Climate Change- Environmental and Resources Management, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), Beijing, P.R. China
  • Sep 2016–Dec 2016, Organometallic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), Beijing, P.R. China
  • Jan 2015–Jun 2015, Dyestuffs Chemistry, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan P. R. China
  • Jan 2015–Jun 2015, Scientific Writing, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan P. R. China
  • Jan 2013–Apr 2013, Internee Production Engineer, Norban Comtex Group Ltd., P.R. Bangladesh.



  • Textile Institute, Manchester, UK

Awards & Recognition

  • 2020 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Excellent International Student Awards.
  • 2017 Bangladesh – Sweden Trust Foundation Scholarship.
  • 2016 CAS (China) – TWAS (Italy) President's Fellowship (No.2016CTF049).
  • 2016 SJTU (China) Graduate Scholarships, Shanghai (No.016110990007).
  • 2016 UM High Potential Scholarship, Netherland (No. i6161304)
  • 2016 Holland Government Scholarship, Netherland (Ref. No. SSC-SO/2016HP).
  • 2014 CSC Enterprise Scholarship by the Govt. of R.P. China (No. CSC_2014RHS008).
  • 2014 8th Foreign Culture Festival Award, Wuhan Textile University, P.R. China.
  • 2012 Southeast University Merit Scholarship, Bangladesh (No.2009100400025).
  • 2009 SEU Certificate in English Language Proficiency Award, Bangladesh, (No. 3596).


Research Interest

Textile functionalization, fibers and polymers, surface coating, nanomaterials and membrane technology, catalysis and wastewater treatment, smart and functional materials, etc.

Current Project

  • Additively manufactured fiber-reinforced polymer composites
  • Textile coloration and functionalization using biosynthesied nanoparticles
  • Nanomaterials and membrane fabrication for wastewater treatment



Publications (* indicates corresponding author and † indicates joint first authorship)


1.    Yang Yang, Qiaoyun Lai, Sakil Mahmud, Jiangyan Lu, Gaosheng Zhang, Zehui Huang, Qihang Wu, Qingyi Zeng, Yongshi Huang, Huifang Lei, and Zhu Xiong. “Potocatalytic antifouling membrane with dense nano-TiO2 coating for efficient oil-in-water emulsion separation and self-cleaning”. Journal of Membrane Science (2021): 120204 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2021.120204

2.     Hong Wang, Guobing Zhang, Rony Mia, Wei Wang, Linlin Xie, Shaofang Lü, Sakil Mahmud*, and Huihong Liu. Bioreduction (Ag+ to Ag0) and stabilization of silver nanocatalyst using hyaluronate biopolymer for azo-contaminated wastewater treatment. Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2021): 162502 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2021.162502

3.     Yi Xiong, Hong Wan, Moyinul Islam, Wei Wang, Linlin Xie, Shaofang Lü, S M Fijul Kabir, Huihong Liu and Sakil Mahmud*. Hyaluronate macromolecules assist bioreduction (AuIII to Au0) and stabilization of catalytically active gold nanoparticles for azo contaminated wastewater treatment. Environmental Technology & Innovation (2021): 102053 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eti.2021.102053

4.     Fangshu Qu, Akun Cao, Yang Yang, Sakil Mahmud, Peiyang Su, Jingxin Yang, Zijun He et al. "Hierarchically superhydrophilic poly (vinylidene fluoride) membrane with self-cleaning fabricated by surface mineralization for stable separation of oily wastewater." Journal of Membrane Science 640 (2021): 119864. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2021.119864 

5.     Zhendong Wang, Shaofang Lü, Feng Yang, SM Fijul Kabir, Sakil Mahmud*, and Huihong Liu. "Hyaluronate macromolecules reduced-stabilized colloidal palladium nanocatalyst for azo contaminated wastewater treatment." Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 628 (2021): 127345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2021.127345

6.     Yidan Jing, Sakil Mahmud, Chenfeng Wu, Xiaomin Zhang, Shengpei Su, and Jin Zhu. "Alginate/gelatin mineralized hydrogel modified by multilayers electrospun membrane of cellulose: Preparation, properties and in-vitro degradation." Polymer Degradation and Stability 192 (2021): 109685.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2021.109685

7.     Guangming Lu, Xuezhen Wang, Na Teng, Jingyuan Hu, Liyue Zhang, Jinyue Dai, Yongjia Xu, Sakil Mahmud, and Xiaoqing Liu. "Bio-based Epoxy Thermoset Containing Stilbene Structure with Ultrahigh T g and Excellent Flame Retardancy." Polymer-Korea 45, no. 4 (2021): 581-591. https://doi.org/10.7317/pk.2021.45.4.581

8.     Hong Wan, Sakil Mahmud*, Huihong Liu; Kappa carrageenan reduced-stabilized colloidal silver nanoparticles for the degradation of toxic azo compounds. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects (2021): 616, 126325. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2021.126325

9.     Jiahao Chen; Ying Liu; Yi Xiong; Dong Wei; Luqing Liu; Jianbo Nai; Junjun Peng; Sakil Mahmud*; and Huihong Liu, “Green synthesis of Konjac glucomannan templated palladium nanoparticles for catalytic reduction of azo compounds and hexavalent chromium” Materials Chemistry and Physics 226 (2021) 124651 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2021.124651

10.     Hong Wan, Zihao Liu, Dong Wei, Sakil Mahmud*, Huihong Liu. Bioreduction (AuIII to Au0) and stabilization of gold nanocatalyst using Kappa carrageenan for degradation of azo dyes. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. (2021): 176, 282-290. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2021.02.085

11.     K. M. Faridul Hasan, Haona Wang, Sakil Mahmud*, Md Anwar Jahid, Md Moyinul Islam, Wangbao Jin, and Cao Genyang “Colorful and antibacterial nylon fabric via in-situ biosynthesis of chitosan mediated nanosilver” Journal of Materials Research and Technology (2020) 9(6), 16135-16145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmrt.2020.11.056

12.     Xiong Yi, Liping Huang, Sakil Mahmud*, Feng Yang, and Huihong Liu. "Bio-synthesized palladium nanoparticles using alginate for catalytic degradation of azo-dyes." Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering (2020). Vol. 28(5), 1334-1343 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjche.2020.02.014

13.     K. M. Faridul Hasan, Haona Wang, Sakil Mahmud*, and Genayang Cao. “Coloration of Aramid Fabric Through Bio-synthesized Silver Nanoparticles with Enhanced Antibacterial Effect” Inorganic Chemistry Communications 119 (2020) 108115, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.inoche.2020.108115

14.     Jiahao Chen, Ying Liu, Yi Xiong, Dong Wei, Junjun Peng, Sakil Mahmud*, and Huihong Liu “Konjac glucomannan reduced-stabilized silver nanoparticles for mono-azo and di-azo contained wastewater treatment” Inorganica Chimica Acta (2020): 515, 120058 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2020.120058

15.     K M Faridul Hasan, Haona Wang, Sakil Mahmud*, Muhammad Abu Taher, and Cao Genyang “Wool Functionalization Through AgNPs: Coloration, Antibacterial, and Wastewater Treatment.” Surface Innovations (2020) https://doi.org/10.1680/jsuin.20.00031

16.     Jiahao Chen, Dong Wei, Ying Liu, Yi Xiong, Junjun Peng, Sakil Mahmud*, and Huihong Liu. “Gold/Konjac glucomannan bionanocomposites for catalytic degradation of mono-azo and di-azo dyes.” Inorganic Chemistry Communications 120 (2020): 108156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.inoche.2020.108156

17.   Xiaoming Zhang, Cong Huang, Sakil Mahmud*, Xiaoyan Guo, Xiang Hu, Shengpei Su, and Jin Zhu. “Sodium alginate fasten cellulose nanocrystal Ag@AgCl ternary nanocomposites for the synthesis of antibacterial hydrogels” Composites Communication https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coco.2021.100717

18.   Ying Tian, You Shu, Xiaomin Zhang, Sakil Mahmud*, Jin Zhu, and Shengpei Su. “Electrospun PVDF-Ag@AgCl porous fiber membrane: stable antifoul and antibacterial surface” Surface Innovations (2020): 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1680/jsuin.20.00050

19.   Liu Ying, Liping Huang, Sakil Mahmud*, and Huihong Liu. "Gold nanoparticles biosynthesized using Ginkgo biloba leaf aqueous extract for the decolorization of azo-dyes and fluorescent detection of Cr (VI)." Journal of Cluster Science 31, no. 2 (2020): 549-560. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10876-019-01673-x

20.   Xiaoyan Guo, Sakil Mahmud*, Xiaoming Zhang, and K. M. Faridul Hasan; Simple and straightforward synthesis of Ag@AgCl nanoparticles with excellent photocatalytic performance Surface and Innovation (2021) https://doi.org/10.1680/jsuin.20.00089

21.   Huang Liping, Yonglin Sun, Sakil Mahmud*, and Huihong Liu. "Biological and environmental applications of silver nanoparticles synthesized using the aqueous extract of Ginkgo biloba leaf." Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials (2019): 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10904-019-01313-x

22.   Sakil Mahmud, Nahid Pervez, Muhammad Abu Taher, Kazi Mohiuddin, and Hui-Hong Liu. "Multifunctional organic cotton fabric based on silver nanoparticles green synthesized from sodium alginate." Textile Research Journal: Vol 90, Issue 11-12, (2020). https://doi.org/10.1177/0040517519887532

23.   Sakil Mahmud*, K. M. Faridul Hasan, Kazi Mohiuddin, Ruoyu Zhang, and Jin Zhu. “Comprehensive review on plant-fiber reinforced polymeric nanobiocomposites” Journal of Materials Science (2021) https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-021-05774-9

24.   Sakil Mahmud, Jinggang Wang, Na Shao, Zhu Xiong, Ruoyu Zhang, and Jin Zhu. “Nucleation and crystallization of poly (propylene 2,5-furan dicarboxylate) by direct blending of microcrystalline cellulose: Improved tensile and barrier properties”. Cellulose (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-020-03448-4

25.   Sakil Mahmud, Yu Long, Muhammad Abu Taher, Zhu Xiong, Ruoyu Zhang, and Jin Zhu. "Toughening polylactide by direct blending of cellulose nanocrystals and epoxidized soybean oil." Journal of Applied Polymer Science 136, no. 46 (2019): 48221. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.48221

26.   Sakil Mahmud, Yu Long, Muhammad Abu Taher, Han Hu, Ruoyu Zhan, and Jin Zhu. “Fully Bio-based Micro-cellulose Incorporated Poly(butylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate) Transparent Composites: Preparation and Characterization”. Fibers and Polymers 21, no. 7 (2020): 1550-1559. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12221-020-9610-8

27.   Sakil Mahmud, Yu Long, Jinggang Wang, Jinyue Dai, Ruoyu Zhang, Jin Zhu. “Waste   cellulose fibers reinforced polylactide toughened by direct blending of epoxidized soybean oil”. Fibers and Polymers (2020) 21(12), 2949-2961.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s12221-020-0111-6

28.   Sakil Mahmud*, Md Nahid Pervez, KM Faridul Hasan, Muhammad Abu Taher, and Hui-Hong Liu. "In situ synthesis of green AgNPs on ramie fabric with functional and catalytic properties." Emerging Materials Research 8, no. 4 (2019): 623-633. https://doi.org/10.1680/jemmr.19.00012

29.   Sakil Mahmud*, Mst Sultana, Md Pervez, Md Habib, and Hui-Hong Liu. "Surface functionalization of “Rajshahi Silk” using green silver nanoparticles." Fibers 5, no. 3 (2017):  https://doi.org/10.3390/fib5030035

30.   Sakil Mahmud, Yu Long, Yong Yang, Juncheng Huang, Ruoyu Zhang, and Jin Zhu.  "The Consequence of Epoxidized Soybean Oil in the Toughening of Polylactide and Micro-Fibrillated Cellulose Blend." Polymer Science, Series A 61, no. 6 (2019): 832-846. https://doi.org/10.1134/S0965545X2001006X

31.   Sakil Mahmud*, Nahid Pervez, Mst Zakia Sultana, Ahsan Habib, and Liu Hui-Hong. "Wool functionalization by using green synthesized silver nanoparticles." Oriental Journal of Chemistry 33, no. 5 (2017): 2198.

32.   Yun Zhong, Sakil Mahmud, Zijun He, Yang Yang, Zhe Zhang, Fei Guo, Zhihong Cheng, Zhu Xiong, and Yubao Zhao “Graphene oxide modified membrane for highly efficient wastewater treatment by dynamic combination of nanofiltration and catalysis”. Journal of Hazardous Materials (2020): 122774 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.122774

33.   Chen Zhongming, Sakil Mahmud, Lirong Cai, Zijun He, Yang Yang, Lei Zhang, Shuaifei Zhao, and Zhu Xiong. "Hierarchical poly (vinylidene fluoride)/active carbon composite membrane with self-confining functional carbon nanotube layer for intractable wastewater remediation." Journal of Membrane Science 603 (2020): 118041. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2020.118041

34.   He Zijun, Sakil Mahmud, Shuaifei Zhao, Yang Yang, Lijing Zhu, Yubao Zhao, Qingyi Zeng, Zhu Xiong, and Chun Hu. "Hierarchically Active Poly (vinylidene fluoride) Membrane Fabricated by In Situ Generated Zero-Valent Iron for Fouling Reduction." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12, no. 9 (2020): 10993-11004. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b22147

35.   Zijun He, Sakil Mahmud, YangYang, Lijing Zhu, Yubao Zhao, Qingyi Zeng, Zhu Xiong, and Shuaifei Zhao. “Polyvinylidene fluoride membrane functionalized with zero valent iron for highly efficient degradation of organic contaminants.” Separation and Purification Technology (2020): 117266 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2020.117266

36.   Zhu Xiong, Zijun He, Sakil Mahmud, Yang Yang, Li Zhou, Chun Hu and Shuaifei Zhao. “A simple amphoteric charge strategy to reinforce superhydrophilic polyvinylidene fluoride membrane for highly efficient separation of various surfactant-stabilized oil-in-water emulsions” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2020): 12(41), 47018-47028. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c13508

37.   Thangaraj, Venkatesh, Sakil Mahmud, Wei Li, Feng Yang, and Huihong Liu. "Greenly synthesised silver-alginate nanocomposites for degrading dyes and bacteria." IET Nanobiotechnology 12, no. 1 (2017): 47-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-nbt.2017.0074

38.   Wang Jinggang, Sakil Mahmud, Xiaoqin Zhang, Jin Zhu, Zhisen Shen, and Xiaoqing Liu. "Biobased Amorphous Polyesters with High T g: Trade-Off between Rigid and Flexible Cyclic Diols." ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 7, no. 6 (2019): 6401-6411. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00285

39.   Sultana Mst Zakia, Sakil Mahmud, Md Nahid Pervez, KM Faridul Hasan, and Quan Heng. "Green synthesis of glycerol monostearate-modified cationic waterborne polyurethane." Emerging Materials Research 8, no. 2 (2019): 137-147. https://doi.org/10.1680/jemmr.18.00022

40.   Sun Liyuan, Jinggang Wang, Sakil Mahmud, Yanhua Jiang, Jin Zhu, and Xiaoqing Liu. "New insight into the mechanism for the excellent gas properties of poly (ethylene 2, 5-furandicarboxylate) (PEF): Role of furan ring’s polarity." European Polymer Journal 118 (2019): 642-650. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2019.06.033

41.   Hasan K. M., Md Pervez, Md Talukder, Mst Sultana, Sakil Mahmud, Md Meraz, Vipul Bansal, and Cao Genyang. "A novel coloration of polyester fabric through green silver nanoparticles (G-AgNPs@ PET)." Nanomaterials 9, no. 4 (2019): 569. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9040569

42.   Xiong, Zhu, Tiantian Li, Fu Liu, Haibo Lin, Yun Zhong, Qing'an Meng, Qile Fang, Habib Sakil, and Weijie Song. "Chinese Knot Inspired Ag Nanowire Membrane for Robust Separation in Water Remediation." Advanced Materials Interfaces 5, no. 11 (2018): 1800183. https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.201800183

43.   Zhang Xiaomin, Deqian Meng, Mengmeng Guo, Sakil Mahmud, Xia Peng, Shengpei Su, You Shu, Jin Zhu, and Ningya Yu. "Fabrication of natural cellulose films with pattern by viscosity regulation of its solution." Cellulose (2020): 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-020-03051-7

44.   Dai, Jinyue, Yunyan Peng, Na Teng, Yuan Liu, Chuanchuan Liu, Xiaobin Shen, Sakil Mahmud, Jin Zhu, and Xiaoqing Liu. "High-performing and fire-resistant biobased epoxy resin from renewable sources." ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 6, no. 6 (2018): 7589-7599. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b00439

45.   Md Ahsan Habib, Md Nahid Pervez, Sakil Mahmud, Meer Khan, Md Rasel, Quan Heng. “Macadamia integrifolia: A New Source of Natural Dyes for Textile Colouration” Asian Journal of Chemistry 2017;29(7):1543-8. https://doi.org/10.14233/ajchem.2017.20560

46.    Huiyu Jiang, Rui Guo, Rony Mia, Heng Zhang, Shaofang Lü, Feng Yang, Sakil Mahmud*, and Huihong Liu. Eco-friendly dyeing and finishing of organic cotton fabric using natural dye (gardenia yellow) reduced-stabilized nanosilver: full factorial design. Cellulose (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-021-04401-9 


Book Chapters

1.     K. M. Faridul Hasan, Md. Nahid Pervez, Md. Eman Talukder, Sakil Mahmud, Vincenzo Naddeo, and Yingjie Cai. Community Entrepreneurship and Environmental Sustainability of the Handloom Sector. In: Gardetti M.Á., Muthu S.S. (eds) Handloom Sustainability and Culture. Sustainable Textiles: Production, Processing, Manufacturing & Chemistry. Springer, Singapore. (2022) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-5967-6_2


Conferences and Seminars:

1.     Md Nahid Pervez, Umarsharif Y. Inamdar, Md Eman Talukder, Sakil Mahmud, Md Ahsan Habib, Md Kamruzzaman, and Yingjie Cai. "Eco-friendly coloration of linen to ameliorate its practical approach." In MATEC Web of Conferences, vol. 108, p. 03002. EDP Sciences, 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/201710803002

2.     Md. Nahid Pervez, Sakil Mahmud, Md Anwar Jahid, Ashik Md Faisal, Felix Telegin, Yaping Zhao “Microwave-promoted in-situ synthesis of fiber based ZnO nanoparticles for catalytic application”. Fourth Conference of Bangladesh Crystallographic Association, Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh



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