Mojibul swaps latitudes, engineers new life in Rockhampton
Published on 10 May, 2012
Until a few years ago, Mojibul Sajjad lived near the Tropic of Cancer in Bangladesh and he's now brought his family to the Tropic of Capricorn in Rockhampton, so he can progress a Masters degree with CQUniversity.
Based at the Centre for Railway Engineering, his research investigates the costs and benefits of lubricants for the wheel-rail interface, for the best friction management in our extreme Australian climate.
Mojibull is currently doing his Masters by research on Top Of Rail Lubrication under the supervision of Professor Gopinath Chattopadhyay and Dr Dhamodharan Raman
"My son and daughter are really happy and enjoying their school and friends. So it is simply expressed that Rockhampton is my second home," he says.
Mojibul was part of the student committee which helped stage the third annual Conference on Asset and Maintenance Management, held during May this year at CQUniversity Gladstone Campus.
"As a representative from the student side we had a great opportunity to be involved in the events and activity like circulation of the fliers, invitations to my network as well as to other links, conveying the invitation to the Engineers Australia Rockhampton Branch etc. On the other hand we had to present and display the posters in the CQUniversity pavilion. Above all we presented the image of the student forum for our discipline and hospitality to the industry people," he says.
Mojibul says around 90% of students from well-off Bangladeshi families are moving to Australia for their higher education, and he encourages Australian youth to consider travelling to his homeland at a time when the Grameen 'bank for the poor' concept is providing no-deposit loans to bolster economic activity, especially in rural areas.
"All of the Bangladeshi people would welcome Australian people because many of the Australians are working on social welfare activity, coaching cricket teams, and working in trading and engineering fields."