Professor Dr. Md Anwar Ul Islam has joined the Department of Pharmacy, State University of Bangladesh

Professor Dr. Md Anwar Ul Islam has recently joined the Department of Pharmacy in State University of Bangladesh (SUB) after his retirement from University of Rajshahi. Prof. Islam has obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons.) and Master of Pharmacy Degrees from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Nagpur, India. His PhD research was focused on pharmaceutical dispersion system, emulsion, suspension and nanoparticles system and their stability prediction by electro- kinetical parameters. After successful completion of his PhD research, he worked in two renowned pharmaceutical industries in Bangladesh. Then he started his teaching career in the newly established Department of Pharmacy, University of Rajshahi as an Assistant Professor and served there for more than 30 years holding different academic and administrative positions. He devoted himself to build up the newly established Department of Pharmacy. He was elected Dean of Science Faculty, University of Rajshahi and elected senate member of University of Rajshahi for two terms. He also served Bangladesh Open University as a Professor in with an intention to get himself involved in research activities on open idea generated by general people of the country. Dr. Islam worked as a Post doc Commonwealth fellow in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. He has also been awarded with JSPS fellowship and carried out his research in Nagoya University. Dr. Islam’s research activities are particularly focused on pharmaceutical technology and bioactive compounds of microbial origin. His research interests also includes bioassay directed isolation, purification and identification of antibacterial metabolites from plant and microbial sources. So far he has published more than 135 papers in reputed peer reviewed international and national journals and attended several international conferences in India, Pakistan, USA, Switzerland, Japan, Singapore, Turkey, Philippines. He has supervised the research projects and theses of many Master’s students and PhD research fellows. His research groups isolated some novel microbial sp. like Streptomyces bangladeshensis and submitted many sequences to the Gen bank in USA. He has been serving as a Vice-President of Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Society (BPS) and as a member of Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh (PCB). He is the Editor-in-Chief of Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal. The students of the Department of Pharmacy in SUB will be really benefitted from the class-room teaching and laboratory demonstration of a highly experienced and senior faculty member like Prof. Islam. We welcome him to the department and wish him a very wonderful stay in SUB.