Dr. Dinesh Chandra Shaha

Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries Management

Faculty of Fisheries, BSMRAU, Gazipur




Dinesh Chandra Shaha is Associate Professor in the Department of Fisheries Management at Bangabandhu Seikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur, Bangladesh, where he has been a faculty member since December 2011. He recently served as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Research Institute of Oceanography at Seoul National University from April 2015 to March 2017. Prior to coming at BSMRAU, he served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography at Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh. He received his Ph.D. in Oceanography (Physical) from the Chonnam National University in February 2011. He received a B.S. and an M.S. from Bangladesh Agricultural University in 2002 and 2004, respectively. From 2004 to 2006, he served at Department of Fisheries, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

His research interests span both observation and numerical modeling (FVCOM, MOHID) on hydrodynamic processes and water quality in reservoir, estuary, bay and coastal systems. His research work has concentrated in the hydrodynamics and water quality, estuary-ocean/bay exchange process, competition between buoyancy and mixing in tropical and subtropical systems. In recent years, he seeks to understand salt plug formation in multi-channel tropical estuaries in Bangladesh that favor to form hypoxic condition in coastal ecosystem as well as cause ocean water intrusion into freshwater ecosystem upstream of estuaries.  In particular, he is studying how sea-level variability affects saltwater intrusion and salt plug formation in the complex coastal ecosystem such as Sundarbans mangrove ecosystem in Bangladesh. He has also carried out research on vertical mixing and stratification in estuarine transport processes on the basis of potential energy anomaly and Van der Burgh’s coefficient using high-resolution salinity data recorded by Conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) profiler. He is particularly interested on 1D, 2D and 3D numerical modeling (FVCOM, MOHID) on salt water intrusion and water quality in tropical and subtropical estuaries and reservoirs. He has collaborated actively with researchers abroad and awarded a research grant from International Foundation for Science, Sweden in 2013, particularly for modeling salt transport in the Pasur River estuary of Bangladesh.