Tofazzal Islam obtained his B.S. degree in agriculture (with honors) and M.S. degree in agricultural chemistry from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. He has worked as a Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur, Bangladesh, since July 1, 2010. He joined Bangladesh Open University (BOU), Dhaka, Bangladesh, as a Lecturer in 1994 and became an Assistant, Associate, and Professor in 1997, 2004, and 2010, respectively. He has 16 years of experience in e-learning and distance education at BOU where he played a key role in establishing the School of Agriculture and Rural Development and successfully launched B.Ag.Ed. Program through distance mode. He went to Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan, with Japanese Government Scholarship, where he obtained his M.S. degree, in 1999, and Ph.D. degree, in 2002, in applied bioscience under the supervision of Professor Dr. Satoshi Tahara at the Laboratory of Ecological Chemistry. Islam got many prizes and medals for his outstanding academic and research accomplishments in fundamental understanding of cell biology and ecological chemistry of the oomycete phytopathogens. He published more than 100 research papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals and books, more than 60 articles in national dailies and periodicals, and two complete books and six course books in BOU. His book entitled ICTs in Education published by Paragon Enterprises Ltd. has been highly appreciated by readers. Islam worked as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (from 2007 to 2009) at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, with Professor Dr. Andreas von Tiedemann. He was also a JSPS Fellow in Japan and Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellow in UK.
Biography Updated on 17 February 2014