Imamul Huq

University of Dhaka Bangladesh

A leading academician and scientist of the country, Prof. Dr. S.M. Imamul Huq has mostly been involved and has pioneered research on transfer of Arsenic from groundwater to the food chain. His other fields of research involve soil-water-plant continuum and soil-plant-environment. Prof. Imamul Huq has been the Vice-Chancellor of Barishal University and the Chairman, Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) on deputation from his regular job at the University of Dhaka. He is the Founder Director of the Bangladesh-Australia Centre for Environmental Research at the University of Dhaka. With more than 310 research and technical publications to his credit in various International and National Journals, Prof. Dr. S.M. Imamul Huq has been awarded the prestigious Bangladesh Academy of Sciences Gold Medal for his outstanding contribution to the Agricultural and Biological Sciences. He has been awarded the 2007 Bangladesh UGC Award in the Physical & Biological Science/Agricultural Science for his work on Bioremediation of arsenic toxicity by algae in rice culture. He has been elected as a "Distinguished Alumni" by the AITAA 2008. He has been awarded the "Soil Scientist of the year 2010" and the "Valiant Son of Soil Science" by EDAPHOS, the Ex-students' association of the Soil Science Department, University of Dhaka. He has been the Potential supervisor of more than 100 research students for their MS, M.Phil and PhD theses not only in his domain but in the domain of other related subjects like Botany, Zoology, Geography, Chemistry, and Chemical Metrology etc. He has been the Chief Editor of the Dhaka University Journal of Biological Sciences, Joint Editor of the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Science), Bangladesh Journal of Soil Science, member of the editorial board of the Journal of Soil Science Society of Bangladesh and reviewer of many national and international scientific journals. He is the President of Soil Science Society of Bangladesh and is the past President of the Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science. Prof. Imamul Huq has an excellent supervisory and managerial experience in various local and international projects funded by World Bank, ACAIR (by Australian and Bangladesh Govt.), Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and Technology and many other prestigious agencies. With excellence in conceptual thinking, problem-solving skills and common sense/pragmatism, Prof Imamul Huq has good communication skills, able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally and to explain complex concepts and analytic techniques in Bangla, English and French.

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