Dr S.M.Parvez Mahbub

Dr S.M.Parvez Mahbub


PhD (2008-2011), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

UNSW Canberra
School of Science

Parvez completed his PhD in environmental engineering from Queensland University of Technology in 2011 and received post-doctoral training in analytical chemistry at Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science at University of Tasmania. His principal research aim is to develop low-cost and portable solutions using advanced analytical techniques and to incorporate such solutions within food, agriculture, defence and medical sciences areas.

His research interests include:

  • Rapid screening of explosives
  • Advanced oxidation processes for scalable production and point-of-care delivery of radicals
  • continuous-flow reactor technology
  • contaminant fate
  • chemometrics
  • UV-visible-infrared spectrophotometry for environmental hazard monitoring and early warning of hazardous gases
  • water-quality engineering.
+61 2 5114 5266
Building 22, Level 2, Room 219 School of Science, UNSW Canberra ACT 2600
  • Book Chapters |
    Mahbub P; Ayoko G; Egodawatta P; Yigitcanlar T; Goonetilleke A, 'Traffic and Climate Change Impacts on Water Quality', in Rethinking Sustainable Development, IGI Global, pp. 147 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61692-022-7.ch011
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Mahbub P; Duke M, 2023, 'Scalability of advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) in industrial applications: A review', Journal of Environmental Management, 345, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2023.118861
    Journal articles | 2023
    Mahbub P; Hasan CK; Rudd D; Voelcker NH; Orbell J; Cole I; Macka M, 2023, 'Rapid and selective screening of organic peroxide explosives using acid-hydrolysis induced chemiluminescence', Analytica Chimica Acta, 1255, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2023.341156
    Journal articles | 2023
    Mahbub P; Yeager T, 2023, 'Prospect of Hydroxyl Radical Exposure during Seawater Bathing to Treat Amoebic Gill Disease in Atlantic Salmon', Aquaculture Research, 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2023/5074580
    Journal articles | 2022
    Mahbub P; Smallridge A; Irtassam A; Yeager T, 2022, 'Scalable production of hydroxyl radicals (.OH) via homogeneous photolysis of hydrogen peroxide using a continuous-flow photoreactor', Chemical Engineering Journal, 427, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2021.131762
    Journal articles | 2020
    , 2020, 'Outside Front Cover', Analytica Chimica Acta, 1123, pp. OFC - OFC, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0003-2670(20)30628-0
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mahbub P; Macka M, 2020, 'Radiometric characterisation of light sources used in analytical chemistry – A review', Analytica Chimica Acta, 1123, pp. 113 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2020.04.048
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mahbub P; Noori A; Parry JS; Davis J; Lucieer A; Macka M, 2020, 'Continuous and real-time indoor and outdoor methane sensing with portable optical sensor using rapidly pulsed IR LEDs', Talanta, 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2020.121144
    Journal articles | 2019
    Islam MA; Atia MA; Macka M; Paull B; Mahbub P, 2019, 'Electrochemical characterisation of nanoparticulate zirconium dioxide-on-gold electrode for electrochemical detection in flow-based analytical systems', Electrochimica Acta, 318, pp. 61 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2019.06.031
    Journal articles | 2019
    Islam MA; Koreshkova AN; Gupta V; Lewis T; Macka M; Paull B; Mahbub P, 2019, 'Fast pulsed amperometric waveform for miniaturised flow-through electrochemical detection: Application in monitoring graphene oxide reduction', Electrochimica Acta, 328, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2019.135087
    Journal articles | 2019
    Islam MA; Lam SC; Li Y; Atia MA; Mahbub P; Nesterenko PN; Paull B; Macka M, 2019, 'Capillary gap flow cell as capillary-end electrochemical detector in flow-based analysis', Electrochimica Acta, 303, pp. 85 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2019.02.026
    Journal articles | 2019
    Islam MA; Mahbub P; Nesterenko PN; Paull B; Macka M, 2019, 'Prospects of pulsed amperometric detection in flow-based analytical systems - A review', Analytica Chimica Acta, 1052, pp. 10 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2018.10.066
    Journal articles | 2019
    Mahbub P; Sharma A, 2019, 'Investigation of alternative water sources for fish farming using life cycle costing approach: A case study in North West Tasmania', Journal of Hydrology, 579, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.124215
    Journal articles | 2019
    Noori A; Mahbub P; Parry JS; Davis J; Lucieer A; Macka M, 2019, 'Portable device for continuous sensing with rapidly pulsed LEDs – Part 1: Rapid on-the-fly processing of large data streams using an open source microcontroller with field programmable gate array', Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, 146, pp. 749 - 757, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2019.05.034
    Journal articles | 2018
    Gupta V; Mahbub P; Nesterenko PN; Paull B, 2018, 'A new 3D printed radial flow-cell for chemiluminescence detection: Application in ion chromatographic determination of hydrogen peroxide in urine and coffee extracts', Analytica Chimica Acta, 1005, pp. 81 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2017.12.039
    Journal articles | 2018
    Mahbub P; Leis J; Macka M, 2018, 'Chemometric Approach to the Calibration of Light Emitting Diode Based Optical Gas Sensors Using High-Resolution Transmission Molecular Absorption Data', Analytical Chemistry, 90, pp. 5973 - 5976, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.8b01295
    Journal articles | 2018
    Noori A; Mahbub P; Dvořák M; Lucieer A; Macka M, 2018, 'Radiometric analysis of UV to near infrared LEDs for optical sensing and radiometric measurements in photochemical systems', Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 262, pp. 171 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2018.01.179
    Journal articles | 2016
    Mahbub P; Nesterenko PN, 2016, 'Application of photo degradation for remediation of cyclic nitramine and nitroaromatic explosives', RSC Advances, 6, pp. 77603 - 77621, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ra12565d
    Journal articles | 2016
    Mahbub P; Wilson R; Nesterenko PN, 2016, 'Ultra-Fast Continuous-Flow Photo Degradation of Organic Peroxide Explosives for Their Efficient Conversion into Hydrogen Peroxide and Possible Application', Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 41, pp. 757 - 763, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/prep.201500309
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mahbub P; Zakaria P; Guijt R; Macka M; Dicinoski G; Breadmore M; Nesterenko PN, 2015, 'Flow injection analysis of organic peroxide explosives using acid degradation and chemiluminescent detection of released hydrogen peroxide', Talanta, 143, pp. 191 - 197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2015.05.052
    Journal articles | 2012
    Mahbub P; Goonetilleke A; Ayoko GA, 2012, 'Prediction of the wash-off of traffic related semi- and non-volatile organic compounds from urban roads under climate change influenced rainfall characteristics', Journal of Hazardous Materials, 213-214, pp. 83 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2012.01.062
    Journal articles | 2011
    Mahbub P; Ayoko GA; Goonetilleke A; Egodawatta P, 2011, 'Analysis of the build-up of semi and non volatile organic compounds on urban roads', Water Research, 45, pp. 2835 - 2844, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2011.02.033
    Journal articles | 2011
    Mahbub P; Goonetilleke A; Ayoko GA; Egodawatta P; Yigitcanlar T, 2011, 'Analysis of build-up of heavy metals and volatile organics on urban roads in gold coast, Australia', Water Science and Technology, 63, pp. 2077 - 2085, http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wst.2011.151
    Journal articles | 2011
    Mahbub P; Goonetilleke A; Ayoko GA; Egodawatta P, 2011, 'Effects of climate change on the wash-off of volatile organic compounds from urban roads', Science of the Total Environment, 409, pp. 3934 - 3942, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.06.032
    Journal articles | 2011
    Mahbub P; Goonetilleke A; Ayoko GA, 2011, 'Prediction model of the buildup of volatile organic compounds on urban roads', Environmental Science and Technology, 45, pp. 4453 - 4459, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es200307x
    Journal articles | 2010
    Mahbub P; Ayoko GA; Goonetilleke A; Egodawatta P; Kokot S, 2010, 'Impacts of traffic and rainfall characteristics on heavy metals build-up and wash-off from urban roads', Environmental Science and Technology, 44, pp. 8904 - 8910, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es1012565
    Journal articles | 2007
    Gyasi-Agyei Y; Mahbub SMPB, 2007, 'A stochastic model for daily rainfall disaggregation into fine time scale for a large region', Journal of Hydrology, 347, pp. 358 - 370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.09.047

In 2019, Parvez was awarded Enterprise Solution Centre Program (ESCP) grant of $200,000 by Food Innovation Australia Ltd. (FIAL) for a Project Titled: “Peroxide-based Sustainable Treatment Strategy for Salmonid Aquaculture” as lead chief investigator.
In 2020, Parvez was awarded Higher Degree Research grant ($44,570) from Defence Science Institute (DSI) Australia for a project Titled: “Rapid Screening of Home-made Explosives in Public Places Using Safe Light Sources” as lead chief investigator

• Award of the ‘Best Oral Presentation’ award in the 3rd International Conference on Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering: CESE-2010, Cairns, Australia, September 26 – October 1, 2010
• Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at University of Tasmania (2012-2014) awarded by Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
• Innovative Tasmania Award 2015; Laboratory device prototype named ‘SCANTEX’ at UTAS for explosive detection comprised both inorganic and organic explosive detection components. My postdoctoral work resulted the organic explosive detection component of SCANTEX.
• Student Voice Commendation Award 2019 at CQU Melbourne Campus (On-Campus Educators of the Year Category for Teaching ‘Environmental Sustainability’ to Postgraduate Students at CQU)
• CSIRO ON-Prime performance bonus for rapid screening technology of explosives 2023 (Easy Screen P14-1561)

Parvez has completed the following projects as lead chief investigator at Victoria University in last 3 years before joining UNSW:

  1. Advanced Oxidation Techniques for Aquaculture Industry (Industry Partner: Huon Aquaculture Pty Ltd and Food Innovation Australia Ltd)
  2. Detection and Remediation of Organic Peroxide Explosives Using Advanced Light Sources (Defence Science Institute, Australia) 

He also completed the following projects as research collaborator at University of Tasmania between 2016 and 2019:

  1. Radiometric analysis of LEDs and the use of rapidly pulsed infra-red LEDs for portable sensing of gases
  2. Advanced Miniaturised Electrochemical Detection for Flow-Based Analytical Systems