Degree completed in 2020.

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



Adnan has completed his Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) degree in Geography and the Environment from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Commonwealth Scholar. His interests include interdisciplinary research into the field of disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, natural hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment, geographic information systems, and remote sensing. His doctoral research addressed the complex flooding processes and flood adaptation options (structural and nature-based solutions) in the coastal region of Bangladesh. He obtained a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (BURP) degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2009 and an MSc degree in International Cooperation and Urban Development from Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt (TUD) of Germany in 2014 as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar. He has been granted several scholarships during his academic career. He currently holds the position of an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET) of Bangladesh. Adnan aims to continue his career in research and academia, where he has already spent more than 10 years.

Recent Publications

Doctoral Thesis

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Adnan, M.S.G. (2020) Understanding flood-risk intervention. In, UN75: Sustainable Engineering in Action. Institution of Civil Engineers and SJH Group. pp. 88-89.
  • Islam, I. and Adnan, M.S.G. (2011) Commercial land use in Dhaka: an analysis of trends and patterns. In, Ahmed, S.U., Hafiz, R. and Rabbani, A.K.M.G. (eds.) 400 Years of Capital Dhaka and Beyond, Volume III: Urbanization and Urban Development. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. pp. 277-296. ISBN: 9845120113.

Conference Papers

  • Barbour, E., Hall, J.W., Adnan, M.S.G., Khan, M.S.A., Rahman, M.M., Hoque, S., Salehin, M. and Borgomeo, E. (2018) Investing in the Coastal Poor: Societal Trade-offs for Water Security Infrastructure. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2018.
  • Kreibich, H., Adnan, M.S.G., Thi Chinh, D. and Bubeck, P. (2015) Flood precautionary behaviour of private households in Can Tho city in the Mekong Delta. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts.
  • Islam, I., Adnan, M.S.G., Rahman, M. and Abu Sayed, M. (2009) An Analysis of Spatial Structure of Dhaka: Associated Problems and Issues. 10th Asian Urbanization Conference, Hong Kong.