A. K. M. Aminul Islam
Prof. Dr. A. K. M. Aminul Islam is Professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur, Bangladesh, where he is also a director of research. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh, Bangladesh, and a Ph.D. in Chemical and Process Engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Dr. Islam is the author of 120 articles published in nationally and internationally reputed journals, twenty book chapters, and four books. He is an editorial board member and referee for several national and international journals. He is also the general secretary of the Plant Breeding and Genetics Society of Bangladesh, the seminar and research secretary of JICA Alumni Association of Bangladesh, and a lifetime member of several professional societies. Dr. Islam developed and released nineteen varieties of different crops for commercial cultivation by farmers. He supervised twenty-two MS and two Ph.D. students as major professor and forty MS and two Ph.D. students as a committee member. His major areas of research are the development of hybrid vegetables, canola-grade Brassica napus using a CMS system, and salinity-tolerant rice, as well as renewable energy research with Jatropha curcas.