Rafiq Islam holds a Ph.D. degree in soil and environmental Quality, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, an M.S. degree in soil and water engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand and a B.S. degree in soil science (with honors) in botany, chemistry, and geology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. His areas of expertise are sustainable agriculture and soil and water quality; tillage, crop rotations, and cover crops; climate change and soil carbon sequestration; waste recycling and manure nutrient management; marginal land, biofeedstock production, and ecosystems services. He currently serves as Program Director of crop, soil, water, and bioenergy resources, Ohio State University South Centers, Piketon/Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA. He provided overall leadership for soil, crop, water, and bioenergy research, extension, and educational programs. He conducted an independent and collaborative research for sustainable management of crop, soil, and water resources and on advanced energy across geographical boundaries. He teached soil science graduate core course: SENR 720: Field Investigation of Soil: Sampling and Physical Properties and supervised graduate thesis and dissertation research and served on graduate studies committees.
Biography Updated on 31 July 2011