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Short CV

My Name is Nazimul Islam and you can call me Naz. I am currently working as a Doctoral Researcher (PhD) at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland with the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship. Previously, I studied an MSc in River Basin Dynamics and Management with GIS from the School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK and also successfully completed my BSc (Honours) in Geography, followed by my first MSc in Geography and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS from India.

I have also worked with different national and international consultancy firms and institutions both in India and in the United Kingdom. My most recent employment was in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India as a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and while I was pursuing my MSc in the UK, I worked at the JBA Consulting as a Junior Flood Modeller (part-time) and also did an internship at the Geocurve Ltd as a Drone Data Analyst.

Besides my academic research and professional activities, I am also passionate about creating different types of vlogs (e.g. academic, travel and motivational) for my YouTube channel (Geonaz) to motivate and inspire juniors who follow my day to day activities. You are welcome to connect me on different social media platforms (e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn, ResearchGate, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook) to know more about my research work and travelling activities.

My primary research interest is on the glacial hydrology and natural hazards on the Himalayas and on the Alps. Moreover, I am Keen to understand how the glacier meltwater influence the streamflow and increase the risk of outburst floods in the downstream under the climate change. Detailed information are available in the Research section to know more about my research project.


Following is a brief summary of my CV;


Technical Skills: 

                             Tree-Rings and Isotopes Analysis, Geospatial Data Processing and Remote Sensing, 1D, 2D Flood                                  Modelling, Flood Risk Mapping, UAV Drone Data Processing, Surveying and Programming.

Software Knowledge:

                             Lintab-TSAP, ArcGIS, QGIS, MapInfo, Erdas Imagine, ArcSWAT, HEC-GeoHMS, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS,                                  Flood Modeller, Pix4D Mapper, Agisoft Photoscan, R and Python.




Oct 2020- Present: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Dendroglaciology.

                                  Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics,

                                  Faculty of Geosciences and Environment, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

                                 Thesis Title (tbc): Understanding of the seasonal snow and glacier meltwater influence on                                                    streamflow.


Sept 2017- Sept 18: MSc in River Basin Dynamics and Management with GIS. (Merit 2:1)

                                  School of Geography, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

                                 Dissertation Title: Glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) Risk Assessment in the Teesta River Basin

                                 of Sikkim Himalaya India.


July 2016- Aug 17:  Post-Graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS Application.  (First division with Distinction)

                                  Department of Geography, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India.

                                 Dissertation Title: Assessment of rainfall variation and its impact on land use change between                                          the pre and post monsoon in the Middle Teesta Watershed using satellite remote sensing and GIS.


June 2014-June 16: MSc in Geography.  (First division with Distinction)

                                  Department of Geography, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India.

                                  Dissertation Title: Urbanization and its impact on Environment: A study of Change Detection in                                          Gautam Budh Nagar (UP) from 1977 to 2016.


July 2011-May 14:  BSc in Geography (Honours), Mathematics and Economic.  (First class First)

                                 Department of Geography, Aliah University, Kolkata, India.

                                 Dissertation Title: Assessing the quality of life of urban dwellers living in the Kalyani Municipality                                       area: A socio-economic study approach.


Employment History:

Feb 2019- Aug 2020: Junior Research Fellow (JRF) at the IIT-Kharagpur, India.

Jan 2018- Jan 2019: International Students Ambassador for the University of Leeds, UK.


October 2018:         Drone Data Analyst (Intern) at Geocurve Ltd., Kelvedon, UK.


Feb - Aug 2018:       Junior Flood Modeller at JBA Consulting, Skipton, UK.


Nov 2017- Jan 18:   Project Assistant (Student Placement) at JBA Consulting, Saltaire, UK.


Oct 2017- Jan 18:   Store Assistant at Domino's, Burley Road, UK.


June - July 2017:     GIS Data Analyst (Intern) at the Bombay Suburban Electricity Supply (BSES), New Delhi, India.


Communication and Teamwork Skills:


Sept 2017- Sept 18: MSc Course Representative at the School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK.


June 2014- June 15: MSc Class Representative at the Department of Geography, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India.


July 2012- July 13:    Member of the Aliah University Football Team.


July 2012- July 13:    Member of the Aliah University Handball Team.


Sept 2017- Sept 18: Student Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).


Sept 2017- Sept 18: Postgraduate Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS-with IBG).


Sept 2017- Sept 18: Member of the British Hydrological Society.



                                                                    Click to find me on ResearchGate

                                                               Click to find me on LinkedIn

                                                             Click for more details in YouTube

                       Click to find my International Students Ambassador profile on Link to Leeds


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