Dr. Mahdy Rahman Chowdhury

Associate Professor
Office: SAC 919
Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 6190


Mahdy Rahman Chowdhury (initial: Mdy) is currently working as an Associate Professor (effective from 1st May 2019), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (full time) and Dept. of Math & Phys. at North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Just after submitting his PhD thesis, he joined as an Assist. Professor at North South University, in January 2017. He has established a big research group (known as NSU OPTICS & MACHINE LEARNING group) & a research lab [NSU OPTICS LAB] at NSU:    https://sites.google.com/view/nsuopticslab/home

*** In addition, his teaching point is over 90 [out of 100] continuously in last four years (2017-2020 at NSU).

He was born 12th October 1987. He passed SSC (2003) and HSC (2005) from Pabna Cadet College. Later, he secured 13th merit position in BUET admission test 2005. In February 2011, he received B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) from BUET, Bangladesh. After that he was a lecturer (full time) in University of Asia Pacific and (later) in Presidency University (full time), Bangladesh. Later, he started his PhD as a direct PhD student (without MSc) in Electrical and Computer Engineering dept., National University of Singapore, Singapore from January, 2013. He submitted his PhD thesis at the end of 2016 (PhD Supervisor: Prof. Qiu Cheng Wei). In his PhD, he worked on the theory of electromagnetic/optical force and proposed the modified version of Einstein-Laub equations. Official date of his PhD degree confirmation: 30th April, 2017.

So far he has published 31 peer reviewed international journals (with moderate to high impact factor) including five in Nature Publishing Group , 9 refereed conference articles and one international book chapter. His total impact factor of published 31 journals (all theoretical works so far) is around 112. His all publications (in details) are available in his google scholar page and Research gate profile. He has published 18 journals [total impact factor around 72] after joining NSU (2017-2020):


Notably, his one theoretical journal, with all Bangladeshi authors (mostly undergraduate students), published as the cover story of Q1 international physics journal – Annalen Der Physik in December, 2015. He was the corresponding author. After joining North South University (NSU), Among his several published journals, two articles have been published in very high impact factor journals with the affiliation of Bangladesh and NSU: (i) Nature Publishing Group’s journal: Light Science and Applications (impact factor over 14) and ACS NANO (impact factor around 14).

He has won 2018 TWAS international research grant (physical science & engineering).

He is also a reviewer of several reputed international journals like Journal of Physical Chemistry, Annalen Der Physik, JOSA B and IEEE AWPL.

His current research interests are primarily in Optical force, Plasmonics, Biomedical engineering, Applied Machine Learning (for early disease detection, for share market prediction etc), Quantum Mechanics, Antenna design, and Optical fiber theory/simulations.

He is very friendly, fully active in research and looking forward to collaborate with national and international students/scholars/professors to make Bangladesh internationally recognizable in the area of science and technology.

Research Areas

Research Interests

Optical force, Photonics, Plasmonics, Biomedical engineering, Applied Machine Learning (for early disease detection, for share market prediction etc), Quantum mechanics, Antenna design, and Optical fiber theory/simulations.



Research Projects & Grants

  1. TWAS international research grant 2018-19
  2. North South University internal research grant 2018-19
  3. North South University internal research grant 2019-20

Professional Activity

(A) Columnist in national daily newspapers regarding international cricket:
So far his thirty articles have been published in different daily newspapers (regarding cricket),which can be   found in this link:

(B) Reviewer of international journals:
*Annalen Der Physik
*IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
*Progress In Electromagnetic Research
*Elsvier, two different journals

(C) NSU  Optics, Machine Learning and Biomedical Research Group
After joining North South University (NSU), Mahdy Rahman has established a research group at NSU with the motivated students (both from EEE & CSE) and faculty members. This group has published several high impact factor journals in last few years. Details of this group & their lab lab can be found at:

This virtual research group was established by Mahdy Rahman in 2012. So far this group has published several international journals and conference articles. Five undergraduate thesis have already been co-supervised (unofficially) by Mahdy Rahman. Still going on …