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Emeritus Professor Dr. M. Feroze Ahmed was born on 31 December, 1945 in Gopalganj district, Bangladesh. His Father’s Name is Md. Rokanuddin Munshi and Mother’s Name is Mrs. Bhanu Begum.
He earned B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from BUET and Ph.D. from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.
He was Vice-Chancellor, Stamford University Bangladesh (2013-2017); Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Stamford University Bangladesh (2012-2013); Professor, (1986-2011), Associate Professor (1977-1986), Assistant Professor (1974-1977) and Lecturer (1969-1974) at BUET; Visiting Professor (1991) at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK; Presently working as a Professor at Stamford University, Bangladesh.
He was awarded with BUET (Dr. Rashid Memorial) Gold Medal, 1998 in recognition of excellence in teaching, research, active participation in national and international forum and contribution to BUET administration. IEB Gold Medal, 2004 by the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in recognition of meritorious performance and service to the nation and to engineering profession. Received Bangladesh Academy of Science (Dr. M.O. Ghani Memorial) Gold Medal, 2007 for excellent research works and contribution to the progress of science and technology. He worked as the first BUET Coordinator of BUET-MIT (USA) research Group, which received Prince Sultan Bin AbdulAziz Prize for Water for solving the puzzle of arsenic contamination of groundwater. Asia Education Leadership Award, 2016 for exceptional leadership quality and achievements.
Professor Ahmed established a strong and rich Environmental Engineering research group and research facilities at BUET. The International Training Network (ITN) Centre established by him at BUET with DANIDA/World Bank financial support, is now an internationally reputed center of excellence in the field of water and sanitation. He also contributed towards establishment of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Engineering Department, Centre for Continuing Education, and Centre for Environment and Resource Management at BUET as Project Manager of CIDA funded BUET- University of Alberta Linkage Project under which these department and Centers were established. He designed the Civil and Environmental Engineering Programs of SUST, IUT, MIST, and NSU.
Professor Ahmed worked as a BUET nominated expert to about 30 Civil Engineering project of national importance. Some of his professional works cited below are considered as milestones of development in Bangladesh:
Design and construction of first 3 high-rise buildings in Dhaka city that raised confidence in local designers of building high-rise RC buildings in Bangladesh condition. This initiative has changed the skyline of major cities in Bangladesh.
Preparation of Master Plan for construction of Cyclone Shelter in the cyclone-prone coastal area of Bangladesh. About 3,500 cyclone shelters have been constructed so far in the coastal area following the Master Plan. Availability of a shelter within short distance has reduced loss of lives from 500,000 in 1970 and 150,000 in 1991 cyclones to a few from similar cyclones in the coastal area. Bangladesh has become a model for disaster management in the world.
South Asian sanitation movement initiated by him and owned by the Ministry of LGRD and Coop., remarkably improved coverage by improved sanitation in South Asia region during MDG period. Bangladesh achieved the Open Defecation Free (ODF) status within short period, which has become a global lesson to learn. Design and construction of Bangabandhu Bridge on the river Jamuna as a member of the International Panel of Expert (PoE), the highest technical advisory panel, which has changed the socio- economic condition of north-western part of Bangladesh.
His present work as a member, PoE for the design and construction of Padma Multipurpose Bridge became challenging task after the withdrawal of funding and technical support of the co-financiers. However, this complex bridge of the world is nearly complete adopting new innovative technologies and establishing some new records in construction by Bangladeshi engineers. The project is expected to increase the national GDP by 1.23 percent and southwest regional GDP by 2.30 percent.
Professor Ahmed authored 170 publications in international, national journals and conference proceedings including 2 articles in “Science”, one of the world’s top ranked publications reputed for disseminating scientific discoveries. The publications have over 7,000 citations in scholarly literature (Google Scholar Citations).
He authored and edited 20 books and Conference Proceedings, cataloged is in 154 libraries all over the world. His book on Water Supply and Sanitation is a popular text and reference book in all public and private universities in Bangladesh and many universities in the world offering Civil Engineering program. He also contributed a chapter in several reputed books published by world’s leading publishers such as John Wiley and sons, Elsevier, Springer, World Health Organization, and the Word Bank.
Professor Ahmed is a reviewer of International Journal of Environment and Waste management, Journal American Society of Civil Engineers, Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, and Bangladesh Journal of Academy of Sciences.
He is the main Editor of 17 proceedings of International Conference/ congress, of which 5 Proceedings were published by the Ministry of LGRD and Coop, Government of Bangladesh, 2 by United Nations University, 2 by ITN-BUET, and 8 by Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon.
Prof. Ahmed was Vice-Chancellor, Stamford University Bangladesh; Dean, Faculty of Civil Engineering, BUET; Head, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET; Director, Planning and Development, BUET; Manager, BUET-UA (University of Alberta, Canada) Institutional Linkage Project; Director and Founder, International Training Network (ITN)-Bangladesh Center for Water Supply and Waste Management at BUET (1996 - 2003). Chairman, Civil Engineering Division of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) (1992-1995); Member, Vice-Chairman and Chairman, Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) Board, (1998-2009).
Professor Ahmed represented at United Nations Secretariat in NY, USA as an expert member of high-level Bangladesh delegation and delivered a lecture at a side event on innovative approaches to sanitation and learning from Bangladesh.
He represented 3rd World Water Congress in Kyoto (2007), Japan and 5th World Water Congress in Istanbul, Turkey (2009) as an expert member of high-level Bangladesh Delegation; Represented Bangladesh Academy of Sciences at Royal Scientific Society, Jordan (2006) and Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberia Branch to present paper on Water Resources in Bangladesh; Represented Government of Bangladesh at Ministerial level 1st and 6th South Asian Conferences on Sanitation (SACOSAN) in 2003 and 2016, Dhaka International Water Conference in 2017 as convener of technical committee, 2nd. 3rd, 4th and 5th SACOSANs in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal respectively as expert member of Bangladesh Delegation.
He delivered over 90 Invited/Keynote lectures at international events in 28 countries, and around 80 lectures in important national events to disseminate and share knowledge and research outcomes. Some of his notable lectures at international events are those presented at Seoul National University, Republic of Korea (2018); Tabriz University and University of Tehran, I.R. Iran (2016); AIT, Bangkok, Thailand (2008); Denmark Technical University, Copenhagen, Denmark (2006); United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan (2002); Miyazaki University, Japan (2002); Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman (2000); University of Pretoria, South Africa (1997); Strathclyde University, UK (1992). Professor Ahmed is a Fellow, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (FBAS); Fellow, Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (FIEB); Life Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (MASCE); Member, Indian Association for Environmental Management (IEM); Member, Bangladesh Association for Advancement of Science (BAAS); Member, National Association for EIA, Bangladesh (NAEIAB); Member, National Oceanographic and Maritime Institute (NOAMI). He was a Commonwealth Scholar, Commonwealth Fellow and WHO Research Fellow.
He visited Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Denmark, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, I.R. Iran, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Netherland, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia Federation, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA.