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Professor Fazlul Halim Chowdhury, former Senior Specialist in Basic Sciences, UNESCO, New Delhi was born on 1 August, 1930 at Kunjasreepur (Comilla). He was the son of Late Abdul Aziz Chowdhury, mother Arifa Khatun.
Professor Chowdhury did his M.Sc. in Chemistry from Dhaka University. Ph.D. with the award of 1951 Exhibition Scholarship, Manchester University; 1953-1955; Fellow of the Nuffield Foundation, Cambridge University, 1960-1962.
Dr. Chowdhury was a Lecturer, Dhaka University 1952-1953, and on return after Ph.D. from 1956-1958; he joined as Reader, Rajshahi University, 1958 - 1963; Professor of Chemistry, Rajshahi University, 1963 - 1967; Professor and founder Head, Department of Applied Chemistry, Rajshahi University, 1967-1974.
Dr. Chowdhury published about 30 research papers in national and international journals. His research interest was Electrochemistry, Cellulose Chemistry, Physical Chemistry of polyelectrolytes, Science and Technology Policy in Developing Countries.
He was Provost, Nawab Abdul Latif Hall, Rajshahi University, 1967 - 1970; Dean, Faculty of Science, Rajshahi University, 1972; Permanent Member, Bangladesh University Grants Commission, 1974 - 1961; Vice-Chancellor, University of Dhaka, 1976-1985; President, Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science, 1982. Chairman, College Reorganization Committee, 1975; Member, Advisory Council for Reorganization of Education System, 1983. He retired from the UNESCO in 1995 after ten years of service.
He was Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellow, Cambridge University, 1972-1973; Senior Fellow, Asia Foundation, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1984. Professor Halim Chowdhury was President, Bangladesh Chemical Society, 1984. Member, Excutive Committee of FACS, 1984.
Professor Fazlul Halim Chowdhury visited a large number of Universities and Research Laboratories in the UK, USA, India, German Democratic Republic and attended large number of international conferences, seminars and symposia.
Professor Fazlul Halim Chowdhury passed away on 9 April 1996.