Dr. Rafiqul Islam.

Dr. Rafiqul Islam was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology of the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is a Professor and former Chairman of the Dept of Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, University of Dhaka. He is also the In-Charge of the Science Workshop and Director, Center for Climate Change Study and Resource Utilization of Dhaka University and was the Chief of the HEQEP (Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project of the University Grants Commission and the World Bank) in the Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Professor Dr Rafiqul Islam was also Chairman of the Dept of Nuclear Engineering, University of Dhaka. Prior to joining the University of Dhaka, Dr. Islam served as Engineer-Chemical (Process) in the Eastern Refinery Ltd and Chittagong Urea Fertilizer Co. Ltd.

  • Professor Dr. Rafiqul Islam completed his Secondary School & Higher Secondary Certificate
    Examinations from Jhenidah Cadet College, securing Star marks and having 10th and 12th Positions in the combined merit list of Jessore Board.
  • In 1974 he was selected for a Scholarship of the Govt. of Bangladesh and the former Soviet Union, and availing the Scholarship, he had his combined B.Sc. and Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Azerbaijan Red Banner Order Institute of Petroleum & Chemistry, Baku in 1980 with highest CGPA amongst all – 4.85/5 and was awarded RED CERTIFICATE (degree WITH HONOURS).
  • Dr. Islam did his Ph.D. from Azerbaijan Institute of Petro-Chemical Processes, Academy of Sciences in 1985 with high acclamation.

Prof. Islam has been honored as Distinguished Ex-Cadet of Jhenidah Cadet College, a school of very high discipline in the country. He became the Winner in the Moscow Olympiad of Young Scientists in 1984. Dr. Islam was a visiting Professor in many renowned universities of Asia and Europe and availed many prestigious Post-Doctoral Fellowships like

  • Marie Curie Bursary by the Commission of the European Communities in Clausthal Technical University, Germany;
  • UNESCO Fellowship in East China University of Science & Technology Shanghai;
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship & Europe Research Fellowship in Stuttgart University, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, University of Geneva, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands and
  • Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship in the University of Nottingham, UK

Professor Islam made more than 90 publications in national & international journals on Energy & Environment related research. His current research interest includes energy efficiency improvement and CO2 emission reduction, technology of processing fossil fuels, water treatment and environmental pollution, membrane and nano-technology, climate change mitigation. Professor Islam was invited to give seminar on Energy, Environment & Climate Change related issues in many renowned educational institutions like

  • Inter Government Panel on Climate Change IPCC Potsdam ( Nobel Prize Winning Institution), Jacobs University Bremen, KIT Karlsruhe, Clausthal Technical University, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, University of Geneva, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, Imperial College London, University of Oxford, Leeds University, Cardiff University, University of Strathclyde, Palermo University, East China University of Science & Technology Shanghai, Chiang Mei University, Nepal Academy of Sciences, NITTTR Bhopal, IIT, Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, etc.

He is serving as a Governing Body Member of many institutions in Bangladesh like: Military Institute of Science and Technology, Training Institute for Chemical Industries, etc. and also works as expert in many national committees. He is Member of several Professional Bodies in Bangladesh, including Life Fellow of the Bangladesh Institution of Engineers, Life Member of Bangladesh Chemical Society, Life Member of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. He is the Chairman of the Standardization Committee for Petroleum & Petroleum Products of BSTI and the Chairman of the Special Allocation Fund Committee for Projects in Engineering & Applied Sciences of the Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of Bangladesh. Professor Islam was the General Secretary of the Association of Humboldt Fellows Bangladesh for four terms. He was the Organizing Secretary of Bangladesh Chemical Society and Vice-Chairman of Bangladesh Chemical Congress for several times. Prof Islam was appointed as First Ambassador Scientist of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Germany in Bangladesh in 2010 for two terms until 2016 and was the country Adviser for the DelPHE (Development Partnership for Higher Education), UK and the first Coordinator of the Commonwealth Scholarship from Developing Countries in the University of Dhaka. He is the President of Bangladesh Association of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows and the President of the Alumni Association of German Universities in Bangladesh and Senior Vice-President of the Alumni Association of Applied Chemists & Chemical Engineers. Dr Rafiqul Islam’s Bio-Data is incorporated in the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England and Who’s Who in the World.

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Mailing Address: Department of Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka – 1000.

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