Mohammad Rubaiat Islam

Mohammad Rubaiat Islam

Atmospheric Researcher

Precipitation Research Group


In September 2020, Mohammad Rubaiat Islam received his Master of Science from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), where he was a recipient of the Belt and Road Master’s Fellowship from the Government of the People’s Republic of China. Before UCAS, he served the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) and had experience collaborating with several national research organizations of Bangladesh. To know more about his academic and professional backgrounds, please take a look at his Curriculum Vitae.


  • Climate Modeling
  • Tropical Cyclones
  • Precipitation Remote Sensing
  • Precipitation Stable Isotopes


  • MSc in Physical Geography, 2020

    University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • BSc in Environmental Sciences, 2013

    Jahangirnagar University




Study on atmospheric controls of precipitation stable isotopes over Bangladesh


Evaluation of satellite-based precipitation products

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Controls on spatiotemporal variations of stable isotopes in precipitation across Bangladesh

Professional Experience


Founder and Atmospheric Researcher

Precipitation Research Group

Sep 2020 – Present Dhaka, Bangladesh
I am primarily interested in understanding how well the remotely sensed precipitation products perform in reproducing observed spatial and temporal variations in precipitation over south-east Asia. In this study, I will also evaluate precipitation retrievals in remotely sensed products and reanalysis datasets during extreme events, e.g., tropical cyclones and flash floods.

Graduate Research Assistant

Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Sep 2017 – Aug 2020 Beijing, China
My primary responsibility is to investigate different atmospheric controls on the Spatio-temporal distribution of precipitation stable isotope signals observed over Bangladesh. As part of this study, I am responsible for the laboratory analysis of precipitation water stable isotope samples collected from different sampling sites using Picarro’s Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS) technique.

Remote Sensing Specialist

Bangladesh Meteorological Department

Jan 2015 – Mar 2017 Dhaka, Bangladesh
By incorporating earth observation techniques with a conventional approach, I contributed to improving the agrometeorological bulletin disseminated by the Bangladesh Meteorological Department’s agro-meteorology division. I was also responsible for generating quantitative rainfall forecasts using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model with real-time meteorological data from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) GFS model.

Research Assistant

Bangladesh Centre for Advance Studies

May 2014 – Jul 2014 Dhaka, Bangladesh
I was primarily responsible for the field-level data collection on potentially polluting industries located at and around the Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) cluster at Konabari, Gazipur. Later I contributed to developing a GIS-based industrial drainage network for the BSCIC cluster using high-resolution imagery from IKONOS satellite and field observation data.