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Professor A. K. Shamsuddin Ahmed was born in Noakhali, Bangladesh on 2 January, 1930. He is from Rampur, P.O. Shonaimuri, P.S. Begumganj, Noakhali, Bangladesh.
Professor Ahmed did his Matriculation and Intermediate from Calcutta University and Dhaka University, respectively; Secured B.Sc. Honours and M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Dhaka in 1952 and 1953; respectively; Obtained Ph. D. in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield, U. K. in 1960.
He joined as a Lecturer in Chemistry, Chittagong Government College and served there from 1954 to 1960. Was appointed Lecturer in Chemistry, Rajshahi University in 1960 and Reader (Associate Professor) in Chemistry of the same University in 1963. He joined as Professor of Chemistry, Chittagong University on 2 February, 1971. Professor Shamsuddin Ahmed has wide range of administrative experience as Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry, Chittagong University.
Professor Ahmed’s main fields of research interest are magneto -chemical and spectral studies, kinetics measurements, radioactive tracer techniques and electrochemical studies of coordination compounds. He has also studied inversion of inorganic complexes with NMR. He has over 70 publications in the national and international journals of Chemistry.
He was Dean of the Faculty of Science for seven years. He also served as a Proctor at Rajshahi University. He was elected as a member of the Syndicate and Senate of the University of Chittagong and acted as the Director of Summer Science Courses and Workshops on many occasions. He also acted as the Secretary and Treasurer of Annual Conferences of Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science in 1978 and 1985, respectively. He was elected as the Chairman of the Chemistry and Applied Chemistry Section of Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science in 1980 and 1982.
Professor Ahmed was selected for Academic Staff Fellowship which he enjoyed in U.K. at the University of Exeter in 1974 - 1975. He visited U.S.A. in the summer of 1963 for participation in the summer Science Institute of 1963 at the University of North Carolina. He participated at a conference on Chemical Bonding at Tufts University, U.S.A. in 1963 and attended an International Conference on Coordination Chemistry in London in 1959. Professor Ahmed visited U.S.A. in February-March, 1990, on an International Vistor Programme: "University Administratioin in the United States" and visited several Universities and Colleges there. In addition to the programme, Professor Ahmed also visited the Department of Chemistry in the Universities of Wien State, Chicago and Texas A & M and discussed with the Professors on researches of mutual interest. He participated in almost all the important national conferences.
Professor Ahmed was elected a Fellow of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences in 1978. He is a Life member of Bangladesh Chemical Society and a member of Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also an Ex-member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Member of Bangladesh Association of Scientists and Scientific Professions.
Professor Shamsuddin Ahmed has now settled in the U.S.A. together with his family members.