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Ms. Shireen Akther
Associate Professor and Head
Department of Food Processing and Engineering
Faculty of Food Science and Technology


About
Qualifications
Honours
Publications
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Experience


Teaching
•   Associate Professor in Department of Food Processing and Engineering, Faculty of Food Science and Technology from May 7, 2019 to Present
•   Assistant Professor in Department of Food Processing and Engineering, Faculty of Food Science and Technology from May 26, 2013 to July 5, 2019
•   Lecturer in Department of Food Processing and Engineering, Faculty of Food Science and technology from March 16, 2011 to May 25, 2013

Administrative
•   Head in Department of Food Processing and Engineering, Faculty of Food Science and Technology from May 28, 2013 to Feb. 5, 2019


Contact

Email:   shireen_cvasu@yahoo.com

Cell Phone:   01711957254

Qualifications


Educational Qualifications

Academic Qualifications:

1) PhD (On going) in Food Technology, Department of Food Technology and Rural Industries, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Bangladesh.

2) M.S. in Food Technology, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), 2006, Bangladesh.

3) B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), 2004, Bangladesh.

4) H. S. C. in Science, B. A. F. Shahin College, Chittagong, 1998, Bangladesh.

5) S. S. C. in Science, B. N. School, Chittagong, 1996, Bangladesh.

 


Honours


Acedemic Awards

Awards

1. Certificates of “Professor Jinnat Ara Begum Gold Medal” award for B. Sc Result.

2. Bangabandhu Science & Technology Fellowship for PhD program.

3. Best poster awards (2nd Runner up award), 16th International Scientific Conference, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, 2019.

4. Best Poster awards, 15th International Scientific Conference, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, 2018.

5. Obtained 1st position in MS Examination, Dept. of Food Technology and Rural Industries, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh.


Publications


Scientific Publications:

1. Akther, S., Akter, F., Rahman, M. M., Uddin, M. A., Rahman, M. M., & Alim, M. A. (2021). Computational and experimental studies to optimize the extraction of flavonoids from mango powder using response surface methodology. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization, 1-12.9 (IF: 1.649 )

2. Sunzida Akhter, Shireen Akther, Sultan Mohd. Adnan, S. M. Ziaul Haque, Mohammad Mainuddin Molla, Mahfujul Alam, 2021. Variability assessment of different treatment effect on antioxidant capacity, total carotenoid & ascorbic acid content of three Mango (Magnifera Indica) cultivars. International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Applied Science (IJSEAS) 7(4), 246-261. 

3. M. K. Alam, N. Sarwar, S. Akther, M. Ahmad, P. K. Biswas, 2021. Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Shigatoxigenic O157 and Non-O157 Escherichia Coli in Raw Milk Marketed in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research. 40(1):1-7. 

4. J. S. Jothi, N. Rahman, A. Chakraborty, S. Akther, 2021. Prevalence of Tea Consumption among University Students of South-Eastern Region of Bangladesh and Associated Factors. Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, 9(8): 1357-1361. 

5. S. Akther, A. Sultana, M. R. Badsha, M. M. Rahman, M. A. Alim, and A. M. Amin. 2020. Physicochemical properties of mango (Amropali cultivar) powder and its reconstituted product as affected by drying methods, International Journal of Food Properties, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2201–2216. https://doi.org/10.1080/10942912.2020.1849278. (IF: 1.808), Q2 journal 

6. S. Akther, M. A. Alim, M. R. Badshah, A. Matin, M. Ahmed and S. M. Z. Hoque. 2020. Formulation and quality evaluation of instant mango drink powder, International Journal of Food Research, 4 (4) (2020) 1287 – 1296. (IF: 0.747), Q3 journal 

7. S. Akther, F. Sultana, M. R. Badsha, J. S. Jothi and M. A. Alim. 2020. Anthocyanin Stability Profile of Mango Powder: Temperature, pH, Light, Solvent and Sugar Content Effects. Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology 8(9): 1871-1877. 

8. Akther, S., Sarwar, N., Alam, M. K., Badsha, M. R. and Islam. M. N., 2020. Dehydration Kinetics of hog-plum (Spondias mangifera), hog-plum jelly and hog-plum leather. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 8(1), 41-50.

 9. Badsha, M. R., Akther, S., Jothi, J. S., & Sultana, A. (2020). Quality evaluation of commercially available instant mango drinks powder in local market of Bangladesh. International Journal of Agricultural Research, Innovation and Technology (IJARIT), 10(2355-2021-436), 54-58. 

10. Sultana, F., Akther, S., & Begum, M. R. (2020). Effect of frozen storage, light, and heating temperature on the stability of anthocyanins of natural color extracted from pomegranate peel (Punica granatum L.). Ukrainian Journal of Food Science, 8(2): 251- 259. 

11. A. Matin, F. Mahmud, S. Akther, N. Rahman and F. B. H. Ahmad. 2020. Appraise the physio-chemical quality of Black Tea available in the local market of Chattogram. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 8(1), 128-132. 

12. Akther, S., Basak, M., Badsha, M. R., Sultana, A. (2019). Quality attributes of mixed fruits leather prepared from mango, pineapple and papaya pulp. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 7(2), 47–53. 

13. Sarwar, N., Ahmed, T., and Akther, S. 2019. Effect of Different Processing and Preservation Methods on the Quality of Tenualosa Ilisha (Hilsa Shad) Fish. Journal of Advances in Food Science & Technology, 6(2): 75-87. 

14. Majumder, D., Badsha, M. R., Kobra, K. T., Saha, I., Quader M. F. B. and Akther, S., 2019. Physicochemical characterization and application of pectin extracted from seasonally available different fruits waste in jelly preparation. International journal of Natural and Social Sciences, 6(3): 61-66. 

15. S. Akther, S.M.S. Shahriar, M.K. Alam, A. Matin, N. Sarwar. 2017. Comparative studies on the quality of sandesh from cow milk chhana with soy-milk chhana addition. Ukrainian Food Journal. Volume 6. Issue 3: 514-523. 

16.Matin A, Siddiquee M. A, Akther S, Alam M. K and Ali M.S. A comparative study on chemical and cooking properties of abiotic stress tolerant and other high yielding rice varieties in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 42 No. 4, December 2017. 

17. A. Matin, S. Akther, M. K. Alam, M. Ahmad. 2017. Comparative study on quality (nutritive, physicochemical and microbial) of prepared and commercial malted milk hot drinks in Bangladesh. European Academic Research. 5(2): 1316-1332. 

18. M. K. Alam, S. Akther, N. Nazmul. 2017. An Investigation on Risk Factors Related to the Occurrence of Escherichia coli in Fluid Milk Marketed in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Journal of Food Quality and Hazards Control. 4: 9-13. 

19. M. K. Alam, S. Akther, N. Nazmul, S. Morshed , G. K. Debnath. 2017. Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Escherichia Coli O157 Isolated From Raw Milk Marketed in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology. 5(3):214-220. 

20. S. Akther, S. M. S. Shahriar, H. M. Zakir, M. K. Alam. 2016. A quantitative analysis of chromium and zinc in water and raw milk in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Journal of Scientific. Research, 8 (1): 93-100.

 21. S. Akther, S. M. S. Shahriar, J. Sultana, M. K. Alam. 2015. Analysis of selected metallic impurities in soft drinks marketed in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Journal of Environmental Science and Natural resources. 8(2): 153-156. 

22. M. K. Alam, S. Akther, N. Nazmul, A. Begum. 2016. Isolation and identification of coagulase positive Staphyllococcus aureus in dairy products marketed in chittagong city and analysis of antimicrobial susceptibility profiles, Pakistan journal of Food Science. 26(4): 180-186.

 23. N. Sarwar, S. Akther, T. Ahmed, K. N. Sharmin, M. Ahmed, A. Hossain, F. Akther and M.K. Alam. 2016. Determination of major constituents in commercial brands of carbonated soft drinks, European Academic Research. 4(5): 5029-5043. 

24. S. Akther, S. M. S. Shahriar, F. Akter, S. Morshed and M. N. Islam. 2012. Study on Chemical Composition of Fresh Mymensingh and Barishal Hog-plum (Spondius mangifera) and Developed Leather and Jelly and Sensory Evaluation. Journal of Environmetal Science & Natural Resources. 5(2): 29-36. 

25. S. M. S. Shahriar, M. N. Islam, S. Akther, M. K. Islam and M. M. Ali. 2012. Evaluation of Toxic effect of transition metal complexes on biochemical parameters in Swiss albino mice. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. 1(1&2): 41-53. 

26. S. Morshed, M. K. Alam, A. Begum, S. M. S. Shahriar, K. N. Sharmin and S. Akther. Physicochemical properties and chemical constituents of oil from joan seed (Trachyspermum ammi L). Journal of Environmental Science and Natural Resource. 2012; 5(2): 15-21. 

27. G. B. Das, A. Ahad, M. E. Hossain, M. A. Akbar, S. Akther, A. Mahmood. 2014. Effect of different oil supplements on humoral immune response and lipid profile in commercial broiler. Pakistan Veterinary Journal. 34(2): 229-233. 

28. J. S. Jothi, M. Islam, M. S. Islam, M. R. T. Rahman, S. Akther. 2014. Development and shelf-life prediction of pineapple (Ananas comosus) preserve and candy. International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research. 10 (1): 77-82. 

29. S.M.S. Shahriar, S.Akther, F. Akter, S. Morshed, M.K. Alam, I. Saha, M. A. Halim, M.M. Hassan. 2014. Concentration of Copper and Lead in Market Milk and Milk Products of Bangladesh, International letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy. 8 (1): 56-58. 

Short Communication: 

1. Alam, M.J., Akther, M.S., Begum, M.A., Matin, A. and T. Ahmed. 2017. Physicochemical and microbiological properties of some potable water samples available in Chittagong area, Bangladesh journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 5(1):67-72. 

Articles Published in Proceedings of Conferences: 

1. A. Matin, M.A. Siddiquee, S. Akther, M.K. Alam, M. Ahmed and M.S. Ali, A study on physicochemical properties of abiotic stress tolerant high yielding varieties (HYV) rice in Bangladesh, presented in 13th Annual Scientific Conference (ASCON-XII), CVASU, April 2, 2016. Poster Presentation: 1. S. Akther, MIU Mahmud and SMS Shahriar, Analysis of selected metallic impurities in soft drinks marketed in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Presented in 12th Annual Scientific Conference (ASCON-XII), CVASU, April 26, 2015.

 2. Matin, A., Akther, S., Jothi, J.S., Sultana, A., Sarwar, N. and Ahmed, S, A study on quality ( nutritive, physicochemical and microbiological) of developed malted milk hot drinks, Presented in 15 th International Scientific Conference (ISCon-XV), CVASU, 2018. 3. S. Akther, A. Matin, M. R. Badsha and M. A. Alim. Formulation and quality evaluation of instant mango drinks powder, Presented in 16th International Scientific Conference (ISCon-XVI), CVASU, October 19, 2019.

Poster Presentation:

  • 1.     S. Akther, MIU Mahmud and SMS ShahriarAnalysis of selected metallic impurities in soft     drinks marketed in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Presented in 12th Annual Scientific Conference (ASCON-XII), CVASU, April 26, 2015.
  • 2.     Matin, A., Akther, S., Jothi, J.S., Sultana, A., Sarwar, N. and Ahmed, S, A study on quality ( nutritive, physicochemical and microbiological) of developed malted milk hot drinks, Presented in 15th International Scientific Conference (ISCon-XV), CVASU, 2018. 
  • 3.      S. Akther, A. Matin, M. R. Badsha and M. A. Alim. Formulation and quality evaluation of instant mango drinks powder, Presented in 16th International Scientific Conference (ISCon-XVI), CVASU, October 19, 2019. 

 

Funding


Current Funding

Project On-going:

.     2021-2022, Principal Investigator, the project entitled “Effect of different pre-treatments on raisins processing and its quality characterization Funded by CVASU supported project of University Grants Commission (Bangladesh).

 


Project Completed

·      2012-2013, Principal Investigator, the project entitled “A quantitative analysis of chromium in market milk in Chittagong, Bangladesh”. Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh.

·      2012-2013, Principal Investigator, the project entitled “Analysis of selected metallic impurities in soft drinks marketed in Chittagong, Bangladesh.”. Funded by CVASU supported project of University Grants Commission (Bangladesh).

·      2014-2015, Principal Investigator, the project entitled “A Quantitative Analysis of Chromium and Zinc in Water and Market Milk in Chittagong, Bangladesh”. Funded by CVASU supported project of University Grants Commission (Bangladesh).

.      2016-2017, Principal Investigator, the project entitled “Effect of processing conditions on proximate and selected mineral composition of cereal and legume flours”. Funded by University Grants Commission (Bangladesh).

.     2016-2017, Principal Investigator, the project entitled “Determination of the level of selected toxic metals in groundwater and some cereals grown in Chittagong area of Bangladesh”. Funded by CVASU supported project of University Grants Commission (Bangladesh).

.     2017-2018, Principal Investigator, the project entitled “Determination of Major constituents and minerals content of carbonated soft drink in Bangladesh”. Funded by University Grants Commission (Bangladesh).

.     2017-2018, Principal Investigator, the project entitled “Effects of spray drying, freeze drying and vacuum drying methods on the proximate composition, physicochemical properties, water sorption and glass transition phenomenon of mango juice powder and Determination of Degradation Kinetics and Storage Stability of Prepared Mango Juice Powder”. Funded by CVASU supported project of University Grants Commission (Bangladesh).

.     2017-2018, Principal Investigator, the project entitled “Impacts of nutritional quality on different processing techniques of Cereal and Legume flours in local market, Chittagong”. Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh.

.      2018-2019, Principal Investigator, the project entitled “Effects of drying techniques on the physical properties and bioactive compounds of mango juice powder”. Funded by University Grants Commission (Bangladesh).

.     2018-2019, Principal Investigator, the project entitled “Acrylamide quantitation of locally available potato chips in Chattogram & development of a potato chips manufacturing procedure to reduce acrylamide level”. Funded by CVASU supported project of University Grants Commission (Bangladesh).

.     2018-2019, Principal Investigator, the project entitled “Assessment of extraction processes, degradation kinetics of anthocyanin from the peel of eggplant (solanum melongena) and comparative analysis of the physicochemical properties of guava jelly made with this anthocyanin, Chittagong”. Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh.

.     2019-2020, Principal Investigator, the project entitled “Determination of total carotenoid, antioxidant capacity & vitamin-C content of mango (Magnifera Indica) at its different stages (green, semi ripe, ripe & processed)”. Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh.

.     2019-2020, Principal Investigator, the project entitled “Formulation and Quality evaluation of dispersible tablet from bioactive rich mango powder”. Funded by project of University Grants Commission (Bangladesh).

.   2020-2021, Principal Investigator, the project entitled “Bioactive-rich mango powder development by different drying techniques and its bioactive compounds characterization. Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh.

 

 

 


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