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Prof. Mesbahuddin Ahmad was born at Faridpur, Bangladesh on 1 January, 1938. Father: Late Emtazuddin Ahmed, Mother: Late Amirunnessa Begum.
He was educated at Dhaka University, Bangladesh (M. Sc. in Chemistry, 1958) and Ottawa University, Canada (Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, 1963).
He was Lecturer, Dhaka University (1959-1960); Senior Research Officer, East Regional Laboratories, BCSIR, Dhaka (1964-1967); Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Chittagong (1969- 1972); Associate Professor, Jahangirnagar University (1972-1976); Professor (1976-2003); Chairman, Department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University (1973-1974, 1974-1977); Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, Jahangirnagar University (1976).
His primary interest has been in the field of Natural Products Chemistry. Phytochemical studies on a number of indigenous medicinal plants have been accomplished by him and has made valuable contribution in this field. He is also interested in organic reactions and synthesis, chemistry of natural rubber latex and rubber products. He has supervised a large number of students for M. Sc. and Ph. D. degrees at Jahangirnagar University and M. Phil. and Ph.D. degree at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.
Dr. Ahmad was a Commonwealth scholar in Ottawa, Canada (1960-63). Science Research Council Post-doctoral Fellow at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London (July, 1967- June, 1969), Commonwealth Staff Fellow at the University of Manchester, England (1974-1975); Fellow of the International Seminar in Chemistry of Uppsala University at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden (August, 1979 - July, 1980); Fellow, International Programme in Chemical Sciences, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden (May, 1989 - July, 1989); Fellow, Canadian Chemical Society (1962-1963); Fellow, Indian Chemical Society (1974).
He published more than 75 research papers of which a good number in International journals.
He served as Chief Editor, Journal of Bangladesh Chemical Society (2001 - 2002). Editor, Journal of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (2016 - 2019).
He was founder Provost, Mir Mosharraff Hossain Hall, Jahangirnagar University (1973); Member, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (on deputation from 1998 to 2002), Vice Chancellor, Gono Bishwabidyalay, Savar, Dhaka (2008 to 2016). From July 2016 Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Pharmacy of Gono Bishwabidyalay.
He was member, Association of the Universities of Bangladesh, AUB (1976 - 1978); Member, Evaluation Committee constituted by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Government of Bangladesh to examine the development of BCSIR (1995); Member, Advisory Committee in Science, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Bangladesh (1997-1998); Subject Expert of Prime Minister's Research and Higher Education Fellowship (1997 - 1998). Evaluation Committee for Research Projects in Chemical Sciences under University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (over the years); Member Senate, Syndicate, Academic Council of Jahangirnagar University; Fellow, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (1997).
He was regular participant in the conferences of Bangladesh Chemical Society and Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science. Attended scientific conferences and workshops in different countries including Canada (1962), Pakistan (1971, 1988), England (1980), Sweden (1980), India (1982, 1990, 2012), Malaysia (1986, 1992), Indonesia (1989), Srilanka (1991, 2012), The Philippines (1992). Also visited a number of Universities of U.K. under a DFID programme (1999).
He was President, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (2012-2015), Honorary Fellow, Bangladesh Chemical Society (2010), Executive Committee member, Association and Academies of Sciences in Asia (2012), President, Network of Instrument Technical Personnel and User Scientists of Bangladesh (NITUB). President, Lions Club, Savar, Dhaka; Chief of a UGC delegation to India and Nepal (1999); President, Bangladesh Chemical Society (1992-1993, 1994- 1995).