Md. Saiful Islam
Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh
Professor Dr. Md. Saiful Islam is a faculty member of the Department of Soil Science, Patuakhali Science and Technology University (PSTU), was born in Bogra, on 08 September, 1981. He obtained B.Sc.Ag. (Hons.) and M Sc (Ag) in Soil Science from Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), securing Eight position in the First Class in B.Sc.Ag. (Hons) and First position in the First Class in MSc (Ag) in Soil Science in order of merit. He successfully completed his Ph.D. in environmental sciences from Yokohama National University, Japan under the Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT). Dr. Islam for his outstanding contribution in the field of environmental chemistry, was awarded a number of very prestigious post-doctoral fellowships, e. g. Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) from Japanese government, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) at the University of Tokyo, Japan.
Dr. Islam’s research interests are epigenetic and post-transcriptional regulation of nutrient transport in plants, development of metals resistant plant varieties and identification of arsenic detoxification mechanism in plants, concentrated biogeochemical cycling of phosphorous (P) and trace metals in soil, humic acid modified nano-hydroxyapatite and vanadium (V)-doped birnessites for trace metals scavenging from the environment, in trace metals especially environmental toxicology, emerging pollutants in the environment and sustainable development, Chemical speciation and bioavailability of trace metals, organic pollutants and various toxic chemicals in the environment for sustainable management, human health and ecological risk assessment and nutrient management in the agricultural soil. Dr. Islam is supervising a good number of MS students, and actively involved in many professional networks/organizations at home and abroad. Over the years, he has established research collaborations with many scientists in Japan, UK, Germany, Australia, Netherlands, South Korea, USA and Canada.