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Dr. Md. Golam Kibria

Dr. Md. Golam KibriaAssistant Professor of Geoscience
Program/Dept: Earth Systems Science / Department of Physics, Earth Science and Space Systems Engineering
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences, May 2019, The University of Texas at Arlington; M.S. in Hydrogeology, July 2014, Kansas State University; M.S. in Geology, Sep. 2011, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; B.S. (Honors) in Geology, May 2009, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Research Interest:
  • Soil geochemistry and aqueous chemistry
  • Urbanization and agriculture impact on watershed.
  • Climate change impact on small and mid-size watershed.
  • Nanopore characterization and fluid flow behavior of porous media


Dr. Kibria received a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2009 and a master’s in Petroleum Geology and Geophysics from the University of Dhaka in 2011. He got his second master's in Hydrogeology from Kansas State University in 2014 and a Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2019, emphasizing porous media characterization. After his Ph.D., he worked as an Assistant Professor at the Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania for a year. Then he moved to the University of Texas at Arlington, where he worked as a Research Associate for a year. Dr. Kibria accepted a Tenure-track faculty position at Morehead State University in 2021 fall and moved to Morehead.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:
  • Doner, Z., Hu, Q., Kamal, M., Kibria, M.G., Qiao, H., and Sun, M., 2021. Petrophysical Characteristics of Silurian Mudstones from Central Taurides in Southern Turkey. J. Earth Sci. 32, pp. 778–798.  
  • Kibria, M.G., Das, S., Hu, Q.H., Basu, A.R., Hu, W.X., and Mandal, S., 2020. Thermal maturity evaluation using Raman spectroscopy for oil shale samples of USA: Comparisons with vitrinite reflectance and pyrolysis methods. Petroleum Science, 17, pp. 567–581.
  • Kibria, M.G., Hu, Q., Liu, H., Zhang, Y. and Kang, J., 2018. Pore structure, wettability, and spontaneous imbibition of Woodford Shale, Permian Basin, West Texas. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 91, pp.735-748.  
  • Sankar, M.S., Vega, M.A., Defoe, P.P., Kibria, M.G., Ford, S., Telfeyan, K., Neal, A., Mohajerin, T.J., Hettiarachchi, G.M., Barua, S. and Hobson, C., 2014. Elevated arsenic and manganese in groundwaters of Murshidabad, West Bengal, India. Science of the Total Environment, 488, pp.570-579.
  • Hu, Q.H., Liu, H., Yang, R., Zhang, Y.X., Kibria, G., Sahi, S., Alatrash, N., MacDonnell, F.M., and Chen, W., 2017. Applying Molecular and Nanoparticle Tracers to Study Wettability and Connectivity of Longmaxi Formation in Southern China. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 17(9), pp.6284-6295.
  • Kibria, M. G., Quamruzzaman, C., Ullah, A. S. M. W., & Kabir, A. K. M. F., 2012. Effect of longwall mining on groundwater for underground coal extraction in Barapukuria, Bangladesh. Journal of Mines, Metals & Fuels, India, Vol. 60, No. 3&4, pp. 60-66.
  • Book chapter: Kibria, M. G. and Hu Q. H., 2021. Experimental understanding of pore structure and wettability of the unconventional reservoir. (Accepted book chapter: Petroleum Geology series by Wiley Publication)

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings:
  • Kibria, M. G., Q. Hu, and Y. Zhang, 2017, Nanopore and spontaneous imbibition characterization of the Woodford Shale from West Texas: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 67, p. 159–163.
  • Kibria, M. G., M. F. Kirk, S. Datta, P. Bhattacharya, M. Hossain, M. von Brömssen, G. Jacks, and K. M. Ahmed., 2014. Hydrogeochemistry and microbial geochemistry on different depth aquifer sediment from Matlab, Bangladesh." In One Century of the Discovery of Arsenicosis in Latin America (1914-2014) As2014: Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, p. 101-103. CRC Press.
  • Hu, Q.H., J.J. Clarke, R. Baird, C. Ostrander, Z.Y. Gao, Y.X. Zhang, and Kibria, M. G. 2015. Correlation of compositional phases and wettability-based fluid-tracers in rock. Presentation at the International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts held in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 16–21 August 2015. SCA 2015-A062.
  • Datta, S., K. Johannesson, N. Mladenov, M. S. Sankar, S. Ford, M. Vega, A. Neal, M. G. Kibria, A. Krehel, and G. Hettiarachchi., 2014. Groundwater-sediment sorption mechanisms and the role of organic matter in controlling arsenic release into aquifer sediments of Murshidabad area (Bengal basin), India." In One Century of the Discovery of Arsenicosis in Latin America (1914-2014) As2014: Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, p. 95-97. CRC Press.
  • Hossain, M., Haque, A., Alam, S., Rahman, M., Uddin, M.R., Sarwar, S.G., Kibria, M.G., Hasan, R., Ahmed, K.M., Hasan, M.A. and Alam, J., 2012. Potentiality of intermediate-depth aquifer as a source of arsenic and manganese safe tube wells in Bangladesh. Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, p. 71-73. CRC Press

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