Department of Architecture

Sudipti Biswas .Phd

Associate Professor, Department of Architecture

Dr. -Ing. Sudipti Biswas

Associate Professor

Department of Architecture, MIST

Field of Interest:

Human factors and ergonomics in built environment, environmental considerations in architecture, human impact on ecosystem and biodiversity, disaster management and risk reduction, disaster management and urban open space, architecture education pedagogy, urban informality and sustainable practice, informality and urban planning, inner city urban blight and renewal.


Teaching interest:

Human factors and ergonomics, architectural design, history of architecture in South Asian region, urban design, ecology and environment, research methodology.


Educational Qualification:

  • Doktor der Ingenieurwissenschaften (Doctor of Engineering) from Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), Dresden, Germany in 2018.
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management (MESM) from Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) in 2023.
  • Master of Science in Urban Management and Development (UMD) with specialization in Urban Environment and Infrastructure Management from the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) at Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 2008.
  • Bachelor of Architecture from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in 2006.


Professional Experience:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, MIST, from July 2019 to date.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, MIST, from January 2015 to June, 2019.
  • Architect, InGrid Architects, Dhaka, Bangladesh, from January 2014 to December 2014.
  • Doctoral researcher in the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) at Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden, Germany from January 2010 to March 2013.
  • Lecturer, Department of Architecture, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) from October 2006 to December 2009.

Other Academic Involvements:

  • Editor-in-Chief, FACERE (Annual Publication of the Department of Architecture, MIST)
  • Organizer, Memorial design Competition-50 Years of Bangladesh, 2021, MIST.
  • Organizer, Workshop titled ‘Energy and Environmental Behaviour of Buildings’, 2019 in MIST.
  • Organizer, Workshop titled ‘Parametric Design: Why and How?’, 2019 in MIST.
  • Organizing Secretary, Architecture Week 2016, Architecture Fest 2017 and Architecture Festival 2018 in MIST.
  • Organizing Secretary, seminar titled ‘Building Material: Innovation and Influence on Architecture’, 2018 in MIST.
  • Convener, seminar titled ‘Environmental Responsibility of Architects and Local Practice’, 2017 in MIST.
  • Organizing Secretary, seminar titled ‘Earthquake Resilient Buildings: Design Considerations for Architects’, 2016 in MIST.
  • Organizer, Model Making Workshop, 2016 and 2018, in MIST.
  • Member, Advisory Committee for the Department of Architecture, in MIST.
  • Member, Committee of Courses, 2014, 2015 and 2016 in MIST.
  • Member Secretary, Seminar and Workshop Organizing Committee in AUST.


Selected Publications:

Research Monograph

  • BISWAS, S. ( 2023) Open Space Attributes for Earthquake Preparedness: A Study in Dhaka. MESM, Department of Environmental Science (DES), Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP).
  • BISWAS, S. (2018) Urban Renewal in the Traditional Center of a Megacity: A Case Study of Shankhari Bazar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr.-Ing. Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Technische Universität Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek — Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB), Dresden. Available at .
  • BISWAS, S. (2008) Exploring the closed material cycle: Investigating the case of small scale informal industries in Dholaikhal, Dhaka. MSc. In Urban Management and development,

Journal Articles:

  • BISWAS, S. (2024) Sustainable waste management Practices in the Informal Sector Towards Industrial Symbiosis, in Environmental Sciences, Environmentally Sustainable Engineering. (accepted in press article)
  • BISWAS, S. (2023) Suitability of Reference Standards to Integrate Ergonomics in Architecture: An Empirical Study in Bangladesh, in Architecture and Engineering, V.8, N.4, pp. 3-18. DOI: 10.23968/2500-0055-2023-8- 4-3-18.  
  • BISWAS, S. (2023) Design Studio Insights: Anthropometric Considerations for Ergonomic Design of Wet Services, in Journal of Design Studio, V.5, N.1, pp. 73-84. Available at:
  • BISWAS, S. (2022) Teaching Ergonomics in the Online Studio, in Journal of Design Studio, V.4, N.2, pp. 211-221. Available at:
  • BISWAS, S. & SAHA, D. (2022) Students’ Perspective of Design Studio Assessment: The Case of MIST, Bangladesh, in Issues and Ideas in Education, Vol 10, Issue 2, pp. 77-92.
  • BISWAS, S., KUNDU, G., & IMAM, C. A. (2021) Learning Human Factors/Ergonomics (HFE) in Architecture Education: A Study of Studio Approach in Bangladesh, in Creative Space. Vol. 9, Issue1, pp. 29-41. Available at:     
  • BISWAS, S. & SAHA, D. (2019) Open Space for Disaster Preparedness and the Bangladesh Perspective, in Disaster Advances, Vol 12, Issue 4, pp. 48-58.
  • SAHA, D. & BISWAS, S. (2019) Dhaka in the Perspective of Urban Development Paradigm. International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Vol 8, Issue 1, pp. 19-34. Available at:  
  • MOWLA, Q. A. & BISWAS, S. (2009) Concepts of Sustainable Development: An Analytical Review. Journal of Administrative Studies, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Vol 02, June 2009, pp 5-16.


Other Publications

  • BISWAS, S. & SAHA, D. (2016) Open Space for Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Planning, BPRC 2016: Bangladesh Planning Research Conference, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, February 5-6.
  • BISWAS, S. (2010) Industrial Waste Management in The Informal Industries of Dhaka, ICBEN 2010: International Conference on Bangladesh Environment, Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) and Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN), Dhaka, January 3-4, pp775-785.
  • Taufique, K. Z. H., SAHA, D & BISWAS, S. (2009) In Search for a new urban design research methodology suitable for Dhaka, a peripheral megacity, Conference on Urban Design Research: Method and Application, School of Architecture, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK, December 3-4, pp 73-89.
  • BISWAS, S. & SAHA, D. (2009) Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable    Development, ICETESE 2009: International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Environmental Science and Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, A.M.U. Aligarh, India, October 26-28.
  • BISWAS, S. (2009) Sustainable development: Unexplored practices in Developing Countries, EESD 2009: International Conference on Energy, Environment, Sustainable Development, World Academy of Science and Technology, Paris. June 24-26, pp 172-184.


Editorial Involvement:


  • Editor-in-Chief, FACERE (Annual Publication of the Department of Architecture, MIST)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Creative Space (ISSN print: 2321-3892, ISSN online: 2321-7154)
  • Reviewer, The Institute for Energy, Environment, Research and Development, UAP.
  • Reviewer, Journal of Social and Development Sciences (ISSN 2221-1152)
  • Reviewer, International Conference on STEM and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (ICSTEM4IR 2022 ), KU.
  • Reviewer, 2nd International Conference on Green Architecture (ICGrA 2018), BUET.


Selected Scholastic Awards:


  • Abschlussfinanzierung im Rahmen des Stipendienprogramms zur Förderung von Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen funding program for women, Technische Universität Dresden, 2015.
  • Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS) Fellowship, 2010-2013, for Doctoral Research in the DLGS, Dresden, Germany.
  • Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) scholarship, 2007-2008, for conducting Master Course held in IHS-Erasmus University, Rotterdam.


Selected Seminar, Conference and Workshop organization

  • Organizer and coordinator, seminar titled Design Considerations for Architects on Earthquake Resilient Structure’ in Department of Architecture, MIST, 23 May 2023.
  • Reviewer, 2nd International Conference on Green Architecture (ICGrA 2018) organized by the Department of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET).
  • Rapporteur, translator and organizing support, Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC), Dhaka 2017: Innovation, Identity and Designing of Intermediate Cities for The City We Need, jointly organized by International Union of Architects (UIA) –Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB), November 9-11, 2017.
  • Participant, workshop titled Construction Project Management, organized by the Department of Civil Engineering, MIST, December 10-11, 2017.
  • Participant, workshop titled Workshop on Preparation for Outcome Based Accreditation, organized by Institute of Engineers (IEB), December 12, 2017. 
  • Participant, 13th GrACe Technical Workshop on Sustainable Teaching: Planning and designing Sustainability in Architectural Teaching and learning Outcome, organized by the Green Architecture Cell (GrACe), Department of Architecture, BUET, December 6-7, 2017.
  • Organizer and participant, seminar titled Jugend und Bildung, organized by STUBE SACHSEN, in Leipzig, April 9-9, 2012.
  • Organizer and participant,  seminar titled Brain drain or brain gain? Abwanderung von Fachkraften-personaliche und gesellchaftliche Folgen, organized by STUBE SACHSEN, in Dresden, December 16-18, 2011.
  • Conductor, workshop titled Referencing with the EndNote at Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST), Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 30, 2009.
  • Conductor, seminar titled Zero Waste Industrial Management in Bangladesh: Dholaikhal Experience and More, organized by Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (BAPA), Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 22, 2009.
  • Conductor, seminar titled Industrial Symbiosis: The journey from Kalundborg to Dholaikhal and more, at Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST), Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 30, 2009.
  • Conductor, seminar titled Sustainable Industrial Development: Linking Theories to Practices, at Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), July 4, 2009.