Dr. Md. Sarfaraz Gani Adnan 

PhD (University of Oxford), M.Sc., BURP

Post Doctoral Research Associate in Natural Hazards

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering 

University of Strathclyde

Glasgow G1 1XJ, United Kingdom  


Dr. Md. Sarfaraz Gani Adnan is currently working as a Post Doctoral Research Associate in Natural Hazards in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He is contributing to an EU-funded project "Multi-hazard and risk-informed system for enhanced local and regional disaster risk management (MEDiate Horizon Europe CL3-2021-DRS-01)". He received a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) degree in Geography and the Environment from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Commonwealth Scholar. He also obtained a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (BURP) degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and an MSc degree in International Cooperation and Urban Development from Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUD) of Germany as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar. 

Dr. Adnan's interests include interdisciplinary research in the field of natural hazards, multi-hazard risk assessment and management, climate change adaptation, and spatial sciences. He has led pioneering work that addressed the complex flooding processes and flood adaptation options (structural and nature-based solutions) in the coastal region of Bangladesh. He has published articles in various reputed journals including Nature Sustainability, Science of the Total Environment, Environmental Research, Journal of Environmental Management, Environmental Research Letters, Land Use Policy, and so forth. He has received several research grants and scholarships during his academic career. 

Dr. Adnan aims to continue his career in research and academia, where he has already spent more than 12 years.


Adnan, M. S. G., Siam, Z. S., Kabir, I., Kabir, Z., Hassan, Q. K., Rahman, R. M., and Dewan, A. (2023). A novel framework for addressing uncertainties in machine learning-based flood susceptibility modelling. Journal of Environmental Management. 326PB,116813

Ruma, J. F., Adnan, M. S. G., Dewan, A., & Rahman, R. M. (2023). Particle swarm optimization based LSTM networks for water level forecasting: A case study on Bangladesh river network. Results in Engineering, 100951.

Adnan, M. S. G., Dewan, A., Botje, D., Shahid, S., and Hassan, Q. K. (2022). Vulnerability of Australia to heatwaves: a systematic review on influencing factors, impacts, and mitigation options. Environmental Research, 213, 113703. (Elsevier)

Barbour, E. J., Adnan, M. S. G., Borgomeo, E., Paprocki, K., Khan, M. S. A., Salehin, M., and Hall, J . W. (2022). The unequal distribution of water risks and adaptation benefits in coastal Bangladesh. Nature Sustainability, 5, pages 294–302 (Nature).

Gain, A. K., Rahman, M. M., Sadik, M. S., Adnan, M. S. G., et al. (2022) Overcoming Challenges for Implementing Nature-based Solutions in Deltaic Environments: insights from the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta in Bangladesh. Environmental Research Letters, 17 (6). (IOPScience)

Abdullah, S., Adnan, M. S. G., Barua, D., Murshed, M. M., Kabir, Z., Chowdhury, M. B. H., Hassan, Q. K., and Dewan, A. (2022). Urban green and blue space changes: a spatiotemporal evaluation of impacts on ecosystem service value in Bangladesh. Ecological Informatics, 70, 101730. (Elsevier)

Siam, Z. S., Hasan, R. T., Anik, S. S., Noor, F., Adnan, M. S. G., Rahman, R. M., and Dewan, A. (2022). National-Scale Flood Risk Assessment Using GIS and Remote Sensing-Based Hybridized Deep Neural Network and Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process Models: A Case of Bangladesh. Gecarto International. (Taylor & Francis)

Dewan, A., Islam, K. M. A., Fariha, T. R., Murshed, M. M., Ishtiaque, A., Adnan, M. S. G., and Chowdhury, M. B. H. (2022). Spatial pattern and land surface features associated with cloud-to-ground lightning in Bangladesh: An exploratory study. Earth Systems and Environment, 6, 437-451. (Springer Nature)

Islam, K. M. A., Adnan, M. S. G., Zannat, K. E., and Dewan, A. (2022). Spatiotemporal dynamics of NO2  concentration with linear mixed models: a Bangladesh case study. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 126C, 103119 (Elsevier). 

Noor, F., Haq, S., Rakib, M., Ahmed, T., Jamal, Z., Siam, Z. S., Hasan, R. T., Adnan, M. S. G., Dewan, A., and Rahman, R. M. (2022). Water Level Forecasting Using Spatial-Temporal Attention-Based Long Short Term Memory Network. Water, 14 (4): 612 (MDPI)

Faridatul, M. I., Adnan, M. S. G., and Dewan, A. (2022). Nexus of Urbanization and Changes in Agricultural Land in Bangladesh. K. Vadrevu et al. (eds.), Remote Sensing of Agriculture and Land Cover/Land Use Changes in South and Southeast Asian Countries, (Springer Nature) 

Zannat, K. E., Naim, M. N. H., Islam, K. M. A., Das, S., Adnan, M. S. G., and Dewan, A. (2022). Does children’s independent mobility matter? Insights into escorting practices in a developing country. Children's Geographies (Taylor & Francis). 

Naim, M. N. H., Adnan, M. S. G., Dewan, A. and Zannat, K. E. (2022). Assessing the performance of public transport services in a developing country: A case study using data envelopment analysis. Growth and Change - A Journal of Urban and Regional Policy, Volume 53, Issue 1, Pages 377-409. (Wiley) 

Lamaamri, M., Lghabi, N., Ghazi, A., Harchaoui, N. E., Adnan, M. S. G., and Islam, M.S. (2022). Evaluation of Desertification in the Middle Moulouya Basin (North-East Morocco) Using Sentinel-2 Images and Spectral Index Techniques. Earth Systems and Environment. (Springer Nature). 

Blog (Springer Nature Sustainability Community)

Invited Talk (REACH Seminar)

The legacy of polders: Diagnosing complex flooding processes and adaptation options in the coastal region of Bangladesh

Invited Talk (Institute of Engineers Bangladesh)

The legacy of polders: Diagnosing complex flooding processes and adaptation options in the coastal region of Bangladesh