Professor Mayeen Uddin Khandaker

Professor Mayeen Uddin Khandaker

Professor Mayeen Uddin Khandaker

  • Professor
Centre for Applied Physics and Radiation Technologies
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Mayeen Uddin Khandaker, Ph.D. (Korea), MSc (CU, 1st class 1st), BSc (CU, 1st class 1st) is a Professor of Applied Physics and Radiation Technologies at Sunway University, Malaysia. He has worked for and with a number of institutions, including the University of Malaya (Malaysia), the International Atomic Energy Agency (Austria), American International University-Bangladesh, and the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (Korea). He has held a visiting scientist position at the Physical and Chemical Sciences (RIKEN, Japan) and the National Institute of Radiological Sciences (Japan) since 2012. He has published more than 464 research papers (WoS/Scopus-indexed) with a total citation of > 6400. Professor Mayeen is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Radiation Physics and Chemistry (Elsevier), Handling Editor of Physics Open (Elsevier), Editor of Scientific Reports (Nature publishing group), and Guest Editor of several journals such as Nanomaterials (mdpi), Water (mdpi). He has produced 12 PhDs, and also served as one of the Chief Scientific Investigators for a CRP on theranostic radionuclide production assigned by IAEA. His service to the scientific community has been recognized and acknowledged for instance by Elsevier as one of its most valuable reviewers for the years 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2021.  He is the recipient of the ‘Excellence in Research-2022 (Commendation)’ by Sunway University, Malaysia. Professor Mayeen is also listed as one of the top 2% highly cited researchers by Elsevier-Stanford University for the years 2020 and 2021 consecutively.

Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Kyungpook National University, South Korea (2008)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc. in Physics), University of Chittagong, Bangladesh (1997-98)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Honours), University of Chittagong, Bangladesh (1996-97)

Research Interests

  • Medical Physics: Cyclotron production of medical radionuclides
  • Radiation Physics: Detection and removal of toxic metals in food and environmental samples
  • Radiation Dosimetry: Development of carbon dosimeter.
  • Radiation Shielding: Development of Pb free material for shielding of ionizing radiation
  • Nuclear Energy: Studies of neutronic properties of Thorium fuel cycle for the next-generation nuclear reactor.
  • Nanotechnology: Synthesis of h-BN for neutron sensing and antimicrobial applications .

Teaching Areas

  • Physics
  • Nuclear Science
  • Radiation Science

Courses Taught

  • Engineering Physics
  • Radiation Physics, Radiation Protection, Radiation Technology
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Modern Physics
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Notable Publications

  1. Khandaker, M.U., Nagatsu, K., Minegishi, K., Zhang, M.-R., Jalilian, A.R., Bradley, D.A. (2020). Cyclotron production of no carrier added 186gRe radionuclide for theranostic applications. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 166, art. no. 109428.
  2. Khandaker, M.U., Zainuddin, N.K., Bradley, D.A., Faruque, M.R.I., Almasoud, F.I., Sayyed, M.I., Sulieman, A., Jojo, P.J. (2020). Radiation dose to Malaysian populace via the consumption of roasted ground and instant coffee. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 173, art. no. 108886. 
  3. Khandaker, M.U., Mohd Nasir, N.L., Asaduzzaman, K., Olatunji, M.A., Amin, Y.M., Kassim, H.A., Bradley, D.A., Jojo, P.J., Alrefaed, T. (2016). Evaluation of radionuclides transfer from soil-to-edible flora and estimation of radiological dose to the Malaysian populace. Chemosphere, 154, pp. 528-536. 
  4. Khandaker, M.U., Mat Nawi, S.N., Bradley, D.A., Lam, S.E., Abdul Sani, S.F., Sulieman, A. (2021). Studies of thermoluminescence kinetic parameters of polymer pencil lead graphite under photon exposures. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 174, art. no. 109757. 
  5. Yasmin, S., Khandaker, M.U., Barua, B.S., Mustafa, M.N., Chowdhury, F.-U.-Z., Rashid, M.A., Bradley, D.A. (2019). Ionizing radiation shielding effectiveness of decorative building materials (porcelain and ceramic tiles) used in Bangladeshi dwellings. Indoor and Built Environment, 28 (6), pp. 825-836. 
  6. Humphrey, U.E., Khandaker, M.U. (2018). Viability of thorium-based nuclear fuel cycle for the next generation nuclear reactor: Issues and prospects. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 97, pp. 259-275. 
  7. Ahmad, P., Khandaker, M.U., Amin, Y.M. (2015). Synthesis of highly crystalline multilayers structures of 10BNNTs as a potential neutron sensing element. Ceramics International, 41 (3), pp. 4544-4548. 
  8. Olatunji, M.A., Khandaker, M.U., Mahmud, H.N.M.E., Amin, Y.M., Influence of adsorption parameters on cesium uptake from aqueous solutions- a brief review (2015) RSC Advances, 5 (88), pp. 71658-71683. 
  9. Pandit, C., Roy, A., Ghotekar, S., Khusro, A., Islam, M.N., Emran, T.B., Lam, S.E., Khandaker, M.U., Bradley, D.A., Biological agents for synthesis of nanoparticles and their applications (2022) Journal of King Saud University - Science, 34 (3), art. no. 101869.

Achievements & Accolades


Project NamePositionFunding Body (Amount)Duration
Production cross-section of iodine-124 radionuclide; A potential radiotracer for immuno-petPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Malaya, (129,000 RM)May’13 – Feb’17
Assessment of radionuclide transfer factor in edible flora using electrically cooled HPGe detectorPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Malaya, (135,000 RM)May’11 – April’14
Production of No Carrier Added Theranostic Re by cyclotronPrincipal InvestigatorIAEA, Vienna, Austria (20,000 Euro)June’16-May’19
Production of no carrier added new emerging PET radionuclides for medical applicationsPrincipal InvestigatorSunway University, (110,000 RM)Jan’18 – Dec’20

Professional Associations

Society Membership

International Radiation Physics SocietyBangladesh Medical Physics Society

Editor of Journal

  1. Associate Editor: Radiation Physics and Chemistry (Elsevier)
  2. Handling Editor: Physics Open (Elsevier)
  3. Managing Guest Editor: Physics Open
  4. Guest Editor: IFARP-2, IFARP-3, ISRP-15, IFARP-5 (Elsevier)
  5. Editor: Scientific Reports (Nature publishing group)
  6. Advisor: Dhaka University Journal of Applied Science & Engineering
  7. Guest Editor: Nanomaterials (mdpi), Water (mdpi)Guest Editor: Water (mdpi)


  1. Most Valued Reviewer (Elsevier) for Journal of Applied Radiation and Isotopes (2017)
  2. Most Valued Reviewer (Elsevier) for Journal of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B (2018)
  3. Most Valued Reviewer (Elsevier) for Journal of Radiation Physics and Chemistry (2019)
  4. Most Valued Reviewer (Elsevier) for Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Technology (2021)
  5. Excellence in Research-2022 (Commendation) by Sunway University
  6. Top 2% Highly-cited Researchers for the Years 2020 and 2021 by Elsevier-Stanford University