Md Asif Rahman

217 Jessup Hall
Office Hours: 
Wednesday 2.00 PM-3.30 PM
Thursday 11.30 AM-1.00 PM
Curriculum Vitae: 


I am from Bangladesh. My main research interest lies in the field of Hazard Risk assessment and vulnerability analysis. I have completed my master’s degree in the field of Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management where I looked at flood risk in Manchester, UK. I have a bachelor degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Before coming to Iowa, I was teaching environmental science and economic geography to undergraduate students at BRAC University, Bangladesh. In addition, I worked in a number of research projects focusing on climate hazard risk and vulnerability assessment in coastal Bangladesh.

Research Interest:

My research interest since my master’s degree is mainly in environmental hazard risk and vulnerability assessment. Over the last three years, my interest shaped to incorporate both quantitative and qualitative data to analyze the vulnerability and more specifically people's perspective of risk. I want to develop effective methods to generate a better understanding of different dimension of environmental hazard risk perception and how that can be used to improve risk management.

Key Research Concepts:

Multi-hazard risk assessment, Human perception of risk and vulnerability, Indicator based vulnerability assessment,

Teaching Assistant: Contemporary Environmental Issues, GEOG: 1070



Teaching Assistant: Contemporary Environmental Issues, GEOG:1070