Prof Dr. Mehedi Ahmed Ansary

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Department of Civil Engg., BUET

Brief Biography

Prof. Dr. Mehedi Ahmed Ansary graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering, BUET in 1991 and joined at the same Department as a Lecturer in June 1991. He obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1996. He was promoted as a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, BUET in 2006. Prof. Ansary is the founder Director of BUET-JIDPUS (Japan Institute of Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety) Institute at BUET.

Dr. Ansary is also the founder Secretary General of Bangladesh Earthquake Society. Prof. Ansary is a Director of World Seismic Safety Initiative (WSSI) which is a prestigious international body founded by International Association of Earthquake Engineering IAEE) for earthquake risk reduction of the developing countries.

Prof. Ansary is also a member of the Technical Advisory Committee on Disaster Management of the Government of Bangladesh. Prof. Ansary’s number of publication in International Journal and Proceedings is more than 200.

Field of Interests

His research interest is urban disaster mitigation which includes development of microzonation maps for cities of Bangladesh, assessment of building and lifeline vulnerabilities, characterization of strong ground motion from free-field and bridge data monitoring, raising awareness among citizens of Bangladesh through simplified experimental techniques and easily understandable guidelines for earthquake resistant construction, study of other urban disasters such as cyclones, floods, fires and tornadoes, etc.

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Current Research Projects

(1) Uttama Barua, Ishrat Islam, Mehedy Ahmed Ansary (2020). Integration of earthquake risk- sensitivity into landuse planning: An approach for a local level area at development phase. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 50 (2020) 101836.
(2) Uttama Barua, J.W.F. Wiersma, Mehedi Ahmed Ansary (2021). Can Rana Plaza happen again in Bangladesh? Safety Science 135 (2021) 105103.
(3) Ripon Hore, Sudipta Chakraborty and Mehedi Ahmed Ansary (2021). Seismic Response of Embankment on Soft Clay Based on Shaking Table Test. International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering.
(4) Aziz I., S. Aziz, Raquib Ahsan and Mehedi Ahmed Ansary (2020). Analysis and Seismic Retrofitting Procedure of Unreinforced Masonry Building-A Case Study. Asian Journal of Civil Engineering – Building and Housing.
(5) Sudipta Chakraborty, Ripon Hore, Ayaz Mahmud Shuvon, M. S. Mazhar, and Mehedi Ahmed Ansary (2020). Dynamic Responses of Reinforced Soil Model Wall on Soft Clay Foundation. Geotech Geol Eng.

Key Publications

-Credit Rationing and Pass-Through in Supply Chains: Theory and Evidence from Bangladesh (with Shahe Emran, Forhad Shilpi and Dilip Mookherjee), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, forthcoming. Decomposing rural income into sectors to identify their likely contributions in rural poverty reduction in Bangladesh (with Nurul Islam), Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development, Volume 29, Issue 2, December 2019.

-Competition Assessment using Pass through of Raw Sugar Prices from the Global Market, Asia Pacific Journal on Environment and Development, Volume 28-31, Special Issue, 2019.

-Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Risks for the Female Workers Engaged in Shrimp Processing Industry in Bangladesh (with M. Nuruzzaman) Asian Fisheries Science Special Issue, 30S (2017): 181-198.

-Do Consumers Benefit from Supply Chain Intermediaries: Evidence from a Policy Experiment in Edible Oils Market in Bangladesh (with Shahe Emran, Forhad Shilpi and Dilip Mookherjee), Policy Research Working Paper – WPS 7745, 2016, World Bank, Washington DC.

-Connecting Farmers to Consumers: Trading in High Value Products in Bangladesh (with Forhad Shilpi, M.N. Hoque and J. Yao), 2015. 

-Background paper for “Dynamics of Rural Growth in Bangladesh” GFADR, World Bank, Washington DC

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Department of Civil Engg BUET Dhaka-1000 Bangladesh

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