Tofazzal Islam works as a Professor at the Department of Biotechnology of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur since July 1, 2010. He obtained his B.S. degree in agriculture (with honors) and M.S. degree in agricultural chemistry from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh securing the First Position in the First Class in both the cases in order of merit. 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 in the Laboratory of Ecological Chemistry. Dr. 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 80 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. Dr. Islam worked as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (2007–2009) at Georg-August-Universität Göettingen, Göettingen, Germany with Professor Dr. Andreas von Tiedemann. He was also a JSPS Fellow in Japan.
Biography Updated on 16 January 2011