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Prof. Mahmud-ul Ameen (Deceased)

(Fellow, 1988)

Bangladesh (BD)
Bangladesh (BD)

Professor Mahmud-ul Ameen was born on 25 December, 1935 at Rampur, Naogaon; son of Late Sardar Mohammad Abdullah and Late Alhaj Amena Khatun. He was married to Zubaida Gulshan Ara, and has two daughters.

His early schooling was at Ballygunj Govt. High School, Calcutta and Dhaka Collegiate School; B.Sc. (Hons.) 1957; M.Sc. (Dhaka) 1958; Ph.D. (Bristol) 1967; Commonwealth Scholar 1964 - 1967; Post-doc. Research 1974 - 1976 at the Freshwater Biol. Lab., Hillerod, University of Copenhagen; WHO Training for Senior Officials in Malaria Eradication 1961, Jamaica-Mexico.

He was Lecturer, Biology, Sunamganj College, 1958 - 1959; FACP Res. Fellow, Notre Dame College, Dhaka, 1959-1960; Entomologist, Health Services, Govt. of E. Pakistan, 1960-1962. Professor, University of Dhaka 1962-2004; National Counterpart, WHO  Entomologist, Malaria Eradication Programme (Preparatory Phase) for E. Pakistan, 1960-1962; Chairman, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, 1979-1981; Member-Secretary, Bangladesh National Committee for Man and Biosphere (MAB), a Programme of UNESCO 1983 to 2002; Consultant, DANIDA  sponsored Rural Fishculture Development Projects, 1980-1990; Coordinator, DANIDA  sponsored Noakhali Experimental Prawn Hatchery Project 1988 to 2004; Member, lUCN Commission on Ecology (Section - Coastal Conservation), 1988-1990; Member, Task Force on Environment and Development, (1990-1991) on Bangladesh Development Strategies for the 1990s. Professor Ameen was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the State University of Bangladesh in 2002.

He was awarded Bangladesh Academy of Sciences Sonali Bank Gold Medal 1990 with Taka 25000.00 cash prize, which he donated to the Academy Trust Fund.

His research areas include insect anatomy and development, aquatic insects, medical entomology, insect pests, piscicides and insecticides from indigenous plants, pond fishculture and fisheries management. He was pioneer in production of freshwater prawn in hatchery and developeed backyard hatchery for the production of lobster in Bangladesh. The technology brought by Professor Ameen from Denmark, has been most successfully adopted in fish production in Bangladesh.

Dr. Mahmud-ul Ameen published seven text books and reports; 64 research papers; presented and published 22 papers in national and international seminars and workshops. Supervised scores of M.Sc. thesis and produced 12 Ph.Ds.

Professor Ameen was Editor-in-Chief, Bangladesh J. Zool., 1978- 1980; Member, Ed. Board, Bangladesh J. Zool., 1972-1974, 1984-  1986, Dhaka University Studies B (Sci.) 1981-1986. Editor of the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Sci.), 2002-2003; Member Editorial Board of the Red Book of Threatened Animals of Bangladesh, Published by IUCN-The World Conservation Union. President of the Zoological Society of Bangladesh, 2003-2004.

Professor Ameen was a Fellow, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, 1988; Fellow, Roy. Soc. Trop. Med. & Hyg., London. 1971; Fellow, Royal Ent. Soc., London, 1966; Founder Member, Zoological Society Pakistan, 1968; Founder Member & Life Fellow, Zoological Society Bangladesh; Vice-President, 1982-1984; President, 2003- 2004; Member of American Ent. Soc. 1984; Member, International Soc. Trop. Ecol. 1987; Member, Bangladesh Assoc. Adv. Sci.; Member, Professors World Peace Academy of Bangladesh; Chairman, Board of Advisers, Classical Music Forum, Dhaka. Member, Syndicate of Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, 2004. Member, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Member, Committee for Science & Technology Policy of Bangladesh.

His name was included in The Naturalists Directory (International) 1975; CARIS (FAO) 1978; Marquis WHO's Who in the World (5th ed.) 1981; WHO's Who in Commonwealth; World's WHO’s Who in Science; Consultants Profile, IFSTAD; Reference Asia : Asia's Who's Who of Men and Women of Achievment.

Professor Mahmud-ul Ameen expired on 24 June 2004.

Rampur, Naogaon
Bangladesh (BD)
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