Food Engineering & Tea Technology

    Faculty Profile

    Mohammad Afzal Hossain

    Assistant Professor

    Contact Information:

    • Office Address: E- Building, Room: 308, Department of Food Engineering & Tea Technology, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet 3114, Bangladesh
    • Phone: Phone: +880-821- 713850/ 714479/ 717850 Ext. 242/601, Mobile: +880 1731984545
    • Email: mahossain-fet@sust.edu / afzal.fet@gmail.com

    Biography:

    Mohammad Afzal Hossain born in Comilla, Bangladesh. He has completed his Secondary School education from Chototulagaon High School, Barura, Comilla, and Higher Secondary education from Adda Degree College, Barura, Comilla. Mr. Hossain achieved his graduation and post-graduation in Food Engineering and Tea Technology from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet. He has joined as a Lecturer in the Department of Food Engineering and Tea Technology, SUST in the year 2013 and now he is working as an Assistant Professor.
    Mr. Hossain is broadly interested in advanced food drying technology, heat transfer phenomena, and the non-thermal processing of food. He is also working on food microbiology; especially probiotics and product development, biofilm formation, and control policy as well. His research is focusing on the optimization of extraction efficiency of bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity of foods from plant origin, especially from plants’ by-products. Currently, Mr. Hossain is doing his second masters degree in "Sustainable Food Systems Engineering, Technology and Business (KU Leuven et al.)" under the "Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Scholarship".

    Education:

    • M.Sc. Engineering in Food Engineering and Tea Technology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh
    • B.Sc. Engineering in Food Engineering and Tea Technology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh

    Research Interests:

    • Food Drying Technology
    • Food Microbiology
    • Probiotics
    • Antioxidative Bioactive Compounds
    • Product Development
    • Non-thermal Processing of Food
    • Application of Bio-materials/polysaccharides on Plants and Foods
    • Tea Production Technology
    • Google Scholar Link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=H2WC77oAAAAJ&hl=en

    Active Research Project

    1. Principal Investigator (PI), Ultrasound and Osmotic Pre-treated Drying of Mango Using Microwave and Convective Drier: An Approach to Minimize Drying Time and Quality Degradation, Promotional Research Grant 2021-22, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh.

    Previous Research Project

    1. Co-Investigator (CI), Impact of non-thermal processing technique on physicochemical properties, antioxidant activity and microbial quality of fruit juices, Promotional Research Grant 2020-21, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh.
    2. Principal Investigator (PI), Optimization of Drying Temperature Combined with Pre-treatment to Improve Physico-chemical and Nutritional Quality of Pineapple, Promotional Research Grant 2019-20, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh.
    3. Co-Investigator (CI), Production of High-Quality Tomato Powder Using Foam-Mat Drying Technique to Reduce Post-Harvest Loss, University Research Grant 2018-19, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh.
    4. Project Director (PD), Optimization of the Extraction Efficiency and Comparison of Antioxidant Activity of Pulp, Peel, and Seed of Freeze-Dried Burmese Grape (Baccaurea angulata Lour.) by Using Response Surface Methodology (RSM), Research and Development (R&D) Project 2017-18, Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh.
    5. Principal Investigator (PI), Optimization of the Factors Affecting Black Tea Fermentation by observing their Combined Effects on the Quality Parameters of Fermentation using Response Surface Methodology (RSM), Promotional Research Grant 2017-18, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh.
    6. Principal Investigator (PI), Optimization of the extraction efficiency on the total phenolic compounds, DPPH radical scavenging activity and ferric reducing antioxidant power from jackfruit seed using response surface methodology, University Research Grant 2016-17, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh.
    7. Project Director (PD), Production of Probiotic Yogurt by Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated from Milk Products, Research and Development (R&D) Project 2015-16, Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh.
    8. Project Director (PD), Estimation of Total Phenolic Compound and Free Radical Scavenging Activity of Several Seasonal Fruits of Sylhet, Research and Development (R&D) Project 2014-15, Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh.
    9. Co-Investigator (CI), Production of Probiotic Fruit Juices from Seasonal Fruits Available in Bangladesh by Lactic Acid Bacteria, University Research Grant 2014-15, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh.

    Awards & Recognition:

    • Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Scholarships 2021
    • Talentful Scholarship, 2007-2011. Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh
    • Comilla Education Board Scholarship, 2006-2010. Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Comilla, Bngladesh
    • Primary School Scholarship, 1998. Ministry of Education, Bangladesh

    Journal Publications

    1. Roy, M., Bulbul, M.A.I., Hossain, M. A.*, Shourove, J.H., Ahmed, S., Sarkar, A., Biswas, R., Hossain, M.S. (2021). Study on the drying kinetics and quality parameters of osmotic pre-treated dried Satkara (Citrus macroptera) fruits. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization.
    2. Mohammad Afzal Hossain, Jahid Hasan Shourove, Chapter Six - Prospects and probabilities of irradiated cellulose and carrageenan in food and agricultural industries, Editor(s): M. Naeem, Tariq Aftab, M. Masroor A. Khan, Radiation-Processed Polysaccharides, Academic Press, Elsevier, 2022, Pages 155-177, ISBN 9780323856720
    3. Mohammad Afzal Hossain, Mahabub Alam, Chapter Eight - Irradiated starch: Roles in agricultural and food production, Editor(s): M. Naeem, Tariq Aftab, M. Masroor A. Khan, Radiation-Processed Polysaccharides, Academic Press, Elsevier, 2022, Pages 205-225, ISBN 9780323856720
    4. Ahmed, S., Jubair, A., Hossain, M. A., Hossain, M. M., Azam, M. S., Biswas, M. (2021). Free radical-scavenging capacity and HPLC-DAD screening of phenolic compounds from pulp and seed of Syzygium claviflorum fruit, Journal of Agriculture and Food Research, 6
    5. Hossain, M.A.*, Dey, P., Joy, R.I. (2021). Effect of Osmotic Pretreatment and Drying Temperature on Drying Kinetics, Antioxidant Activity, and Overall Quality of Taikor (Garcinia pedunculata Roxb.) Slices. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences. 28, 7269–7280.
    6. Hossain, M. A.* and Hossain, M.S. (2021). Optimization of Antioxidative Phenolic Compounds Extraction from Freeze-dried Pulp, Peel, and Seed of Burmese grape (Baccaurea ramiflora Lour.) by Response Surface Methodology. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery.
    7. Hossain, M. S., Sifat, S. A., Hossain, M. A., Salleh, S., Hossain, M., Akter, S., M. Belal Hossain, M. B. (2021) Comparative assessment of bioactive compounds, antioxidant capacity and nutritional quality of red seaweeds and water spinach, Regional Studies in Marine Science, 101878, ISSN 2352-4855
    8. Hossain, M. A., Arafat, M. Y., Alam, M., Hossain, M.M. (2021). Determination of the antioxidant activity and total flavonoids of some Bangladeshi legumes by different solvent extraction methods. Food Research, 5(4), 329-335.
    9. Sarkar, A., Rahman, S., Roy, M., Alam, M., Hossain, M. A., and Ahmed, T. (2021). Impact of blanching pretreatment on physicochemical properties, and drying characteristics of cabbage (Brassica oleracea), Food Research, 5(2), 393-400.
    10. Hossain, M. A., Islam, J. M., Hoque, M. M., Nahar, S., Khan, M. A. (2021). Field Demonstration of Irradiated Sodium Alginate as Tea Production Booster. Heliyon: Agriculture, 7(1), e05881.
    11. Zzaman, W., Biswas, R., and Hossain, M. A.* (2021). Application of Immersion Pre-treatments and Drying Temperatures to Improve the Comprehensive Quality of Pineapple (Ananas comosus) Slices. Heliyon: Food Science and Nutrition.7(1), e05882.
    12. Hossain, M. A., Mitra, S., Belal, M., Zzaman, W. (2021). Effect of Foaming Agent Concentration and Drying Temperature on Biochemical Properties of Foam Mat Dried Tomato Powder. Food Research, 5(1), 291-297.
    13. Hossain, M. A., Disha, N. K., Shourove, J. H., Dey, P. (2020). Determination of Antioxidant Activity and Total Tannin from Drumstick (Moringa oleifera Lam.) Leaves Using Different Solvent Extraction Methods, Turkish Journal of Agriculture- Food Science and Technology, 8(12), 2749-2755.
    14. Hossain, M. A.*, Hoque, M. M., Hossain, M. M., Kabir, M. H., Yasin, M., Islam, M. A. (2020). Biochemical, Microbiological and Organoleptic Properties of Probiotic Pineapple Juice Developed by Lactic Acid Bacteria. Journal of Scientific Research, 12 (4), 743-750.
    15. Hossain, M. A., Evan, M. S. S., Moazzem, M. S., Roy, M., and Zzaman, W. (2020). Response Surface Optimization for Antioxidant Extraction from Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) Seed and Pulp. Journal of Scientific Research, 12(3), 397-409.
    16. Alam, M., Hossain, M. A., Sarkar, A. (2020). Effect of Edible Coating on Functional Properties and Nutritional Compounds Retention of Air Dried Green Banana (Musa Sapientum L.). IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT), 14(2), 51-58.
    17. Hossain, M. A., Hoque, M. M., Kabir, M. H., Yasin, M. (2019). Probiotification of Mango Juice by Lactic Acid Bacteria and Quality Assessment at Refrigerated Storage Condition. Journal of Engineering Research, Innovation and Education, 1(1).
    18. Rahman, M. M., Khan, F. E., Das, R. and Hossain, M. A. (2016). Antioxidant activity and total phenolic content of some indigenous fruits of Bangladesh. International Food Research Journal, 23(6), 2399-2404.
    19. Hossain, M. M., Hossain, D., Hossain, M, A., Ahmad, F., Hoque, M. M., and Rahman, M. (2016). Lead Time Reduction and Process Cycle Improvement of an Ice-cream Manufacturing Factory in Bangladesh by Using Value Stream Map and Kanban Board: A Case Study. Australian Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences, 10(15), 250-260.
    20. Ahmad, I., Das, T. T., Yasin, M., Hossain, M. A. (2016). Study on Biochemical Compounds, Antioxidant Activity and Organoleptic Taste of Some Spice Tea. Agriculture and Food Sciences Research, 3(2), 53-58.
    21. Hossain, M. A., Hoque, M. M., Khan, M. A., Islam, J. M. M., Naher, S. (2013). Foliar application of radiation processed chitosan as plant growth promoter and anti-fungal agent on tea plants. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research. 4(8), 1693-1698.
    22. Khan, M. H., Ahmad, I., Hussain, M. S., and Hossain, M. A. (2013). Observation of the effect of gamma radiation on the essential contents of Daucus carota (Carrot) by tandem accelerator. Journal of Applied Science & Technology. 9(1), 9-15.
    23. Ahmad, I., Obaidullah, M. Hossain, M. A., M. Ali, M. S. Islam (2013). In Vitro biological control of Branch Canker (Macrophoma theiocola) Disease of Tea EScience Journal of Plant Pathology. ISSN: 2305-106X (Online), 2306-1650.
    24. Ahmad, I., Mazumder, A. Z. M. S., F. Begum, Hossain, M. A., Hoque, M. M. (2013). Study of physico-chemical characteristics and assessment of cup quality of tea collected from various tea estates of different countries. Journal of Applied Science & Technology. 9(1), 51-54.
    25. Ahmad, I., Hossain, M. A. (2013). Present Status of Bangladesh Tea Sector in Respect of World Tea: An Overview. Journal of Applied Science & Technology. 9(1), 19-22.

    Conference Proceedings

    1. Rahul Biswas, Wahidu Zzaman and Mohammad Afzal Hossain, 2021 (Oral). Study on the Effect of Drying Temperature Combined with Pre-treatment to Improve Physicochemical and Nutritional Quality of Pineapple (Ananas comosus). 6th International Conference on Engineering Research, Innovation and Education (ICERIE), 26-28 February, SUST, Sylhet, Bangladesh. Paper ID-190.
    2. Mominul Hoque, Suvro Talukder, Keya Roy, Mohammad Afzal Hossain and Wahidu Zzaman, 2021 (Oral). Impact of sonication and thermal processing on the antioxidant activities and microbial inactivation of pineapple juice. 6th International Conference on Engineering Research, Innovation and Education (ICERIE), 26-28 February, SUST, Sylhet, Bangladesh. Paper ID-237.
    3. Saad Al-din Sifat, Mohammad Afzal Hossain, Md. Solaiman Hossain, 2020 (Poster). A Blue Economy Issue: Seaweed (Hypnea musciformis) Versus Freshwater Weed (Ipomoea aquatica): A Comparative Analysis on the Basis of Proximate Composition and Antioxidant Properties, International Conference on Earth & Environmental Science and Technology, 25th to 30th January, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Poster ID: ICBE-P-006.
    4. Hossain, Mohammad Afzal, Zzaman, Wahidu, Mitra, Shawn, Belal, Md., 2019 (Oral). Effect of Concentration of Foaming Agent, Foam Stabilizer and Drying Temperature on the Physicochemical Properties of Foam Mat Dried Tomato Powder, 3rd International Conference on Food, Nutrition, Health and Lifestyle ’19 (NutriCon 2019), 07 - 08 November 2019, Bangkok, Thailand.
    5. S. Mitra, M. A. Hossain, W. Zaman, & M. Belal. 2019 (Oral). Effect of concentrations of foaming agent and drying temperatures on biochemical properties of foam mat dried tomato powder. The 16th International Scientific Conference (ISCon-XVI), 2019, October 19-20. Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    6. Hossain, M. A., Hoque, M. M., Rahman, M. M., Hossain, M. M., Kabir, H. M., Yasin, M., Islam, M. A., 2018 (Oral). Development of Probiotic Yogurt by Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated from Milk Products, 15th Annual Scientific Conference on Promoting Food Safety, One Health and Blue Economy, 12-13 May, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    7. Mohammad Afzal Hossain, Wahidu Zzaman, Mukta Roy, Md. Shoaib Sat-ell Evan, 2017 (Oral), Optimization of Antioxidant Activity of Jackfruit Seed and Pulp by Using Response Surface Methodology (RSM), Fifth International Conference on Chemical Engineering: ICChE 2017, 20-22 December, 2017, Department of Chemical Engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka Bangladesh.
    8. Mohammad Afzal Hossain, Wahidu Zzaman, Md. Monir Hossain, Md. Ar Rafi Himel, 2017 (Poster). Standardization of the Extraction Efficiency and Comparison of Antioxidant Activity of Peel and Seed of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) using Response Surface Methodology (RSM), National Conference on Food and Nutrition Security in Bangladesh: Interdisciplinary Approaches, 7 - 8 October, 2017, Interdisciplinary Centre for Food Security, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202.
    9. Hossain, M. A., Hoque, M. M., Rahman, M. M., Hossain, M. M., Kabir, H. M., Yasin, M., Islam, M. A., 2016 (Short paper). Fermentation of Pineapple Juices by Probiotic Lactic Acid Bacteria, Presented at 13th Annual Scientific Conference on Promoting Food Safety, One Health and Blue Economy, 2-3 April. Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh
    10. Hossain, M. A., Hoque, M. M., Kabir, H. M., Yasin, M., 2015 (Poster). Development of Probiotic Mango Juice by Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated from Milk Products, Presented at International Conference on Microbes for Benefits of the society, 26-28 December, Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists(BSM) and Dept. of Microbiology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Abstract ID-58
    11. Hossain, M. A., Islam, G. M. R., 2014 (Poster). Probiotic Srains Designed with Health Properties, Presented at the Conference on Biotechnology for Better Tomorrow 2014, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh and Microbiologist Society, India (29 March). Abstract no. PS-39
    12. Hossain, M. A., Hoque, M. M., Khan, M. A., & Islam, M. M., 2013 (Abstract). An Evaluation of the Effects of Radiation Processed Chitosan as Plant Growth Promoter and Anti-fungal Agent on Tea Plants. Presented at the International Conference on Engineering Research, Innovation and Education, ICERIE 2013, 11 ̶ 13 January, SUST, Sylhet, Bangladesh, Paper ID- ICRIE- 730

    Teaching

    • Advanced Unit Operations in Food Industry
    • Food Microbiology
    • Principles of Food Engineering
    • Food Processing and Preservation
    • Fruits and Vegetables Processing Technology
    • Post Harvest Technology of Agricultural Products
    • Food Chemistry
    • Tea Manufacturing and Machinery

    Graduate Supervision

    1. Undergrad Supervised: 11