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Teachers Profile: Dr. Md. Akhtar Hossain

Md Akhtar Hossain

Dr. Md. Akhtar Hossain
Associate Professor and
Chairman
Department of Fisheries
University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Land phone: +88 0721 760541
Cell phone: +88 01711576135
E-mail: mahfaa@yahoo.com
Web: mahossain.t35.com

Date of birth: March 03, 1969
Nationality: Bangladeshi (by birth)

Area of specialization:
Key area of specialization is the planning and management of water resources for sustainable development. Effort is taken to work over the different agro-ecological zones for aquaculture production recommendation related to specific soil, hydrology, climate and socio-economic conditions. Professional career is spent for resarch and training / teaching for the same with national and international organizations.

Work experiences:
Period: 2008 – to date
Position: Associate Professor, Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
Major responsibilities: Teaching on Aquatic Ecology, Aquaculture, Oceanography and GIS, Fisheries Extension and Livelihood in Fisheries.

Period: 2003 – 2007
Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
Major responsibilities: Teaching on Aquatic Ecology, Aquaculture, Oceanography and GIS, Fish Population Dynamics, Fish Nutrition, Fisheries Extension and Livelihood in Fisheries.

Period: 2002 – 2003
Position: Lecturer, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, University of Rajshahi, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
Major responsibilities: Teaching on Aquatic Ecology, Aquaculture, Oceanography and GIS and Fish Population Dynamics.

Period: 2002
Position: Aquaculture Officer, Greater Noakhali Aquaculture Extension Project (GNAEP-DANIDA-GoB). House 16, Road 36, Maijdee Housing Estate, P.O. Box 18, Noakhali 3800, Bangladesh.
Major responsibilities: Demonstration on carp-golda polyculture and piloting for integrated prawn farming in coastal zone, conduct TOT course.

Period: 1999 – 2000
Position: Research Associate, International Centre for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM), House No. 75, Road No. 7, Block 11, Banani, Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh.
Major responsibilities: Conduct research on sustainable aquaculture practices, monitoring on farm research demonstration, monitoring the water quality for aquaculture in red soil, work with GIS for mapping activity location and conduct training.

Period: 1998 – 1999
Position: Assistant Program Officer (Fish and Shrimp), AIDP/IFDC (Agrobased Industries and Technology Development Project-A, Ministry of Agriculture Project supported by USAID, House No. 103, Road No. 1, Block F, Banani, Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh.
Major responsibilities: Monitoring the environmental factors and suggest appropriate aquaculture technologies in coastal zones, organize training / workshops and work on HACCP with shrimp processing factories.

Period: 1997 – 1998
Position: Water Resource Researcher, DFID-LWI (Land Water Interface) Programme for Bangladesh Floodplain Productivity System. Centre for Land Use and Water Resources Research, Porter Building, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, NE/1 7RU, United Kingdom.
Major responsibilities: Audit, profiling and analysis of the water resources in floodplain (Ganges river floodplain in Rajshahi and Jamuna river floodplain in Tangail), assist in farming system and livelihood study.

Period: 1997 – 1998
Position: Research Partner, FSES (Farming Systems and Environmental Studies), Bangladesh Agricultural University.
Major responsibilities: Study of environmental factors and farming system

Research supervision and scientific articles:
Completed the supervisation of six M.S. students.
On going supervisation (M.S. and M.Phil.): 04

Scientific articles: at least 21
Teaching award: Award received on “Livelihood in Fisheries” from SUFER/DFID (Support for University Education and Research).

Keynote speach delivered in seminars:
Seminar topic: Identification of research and extension needs for fisheries resources management in northern Bangladesh
Date: August 04, 2009
Venue: Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi
Sponsor: Rajshahi University Fisheries Association, Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Seminar topic: Role of fish culture in creating employments and alleviating poverty of the marginal people in the northern region
Date: August 02, 2009
Venue: RDRS, Rangpur, Bangladesh
Sponsor: Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI)

Seminar topic: Potentials of Khas ponds and Kharis in Barind areas: Sustainable rural livelihood in the face of climate change
Date: April 08, 2009
Venue: Chamber Bhaban, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Sponsor: Barind Campaign Group

Organizer/Presenter/Rapporteur in seminar/workshop/conference:
more than 25, recent participation

Memberships, affiliation and administration:

  • Life Member, National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), India.
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum (BFRF).
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Zoological Society, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Exexutive Committee Member, Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum (BFRF), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Joint Editor, Bangladesh Journal of Progressive Science and Technology.
  • Advisor, Bangladesh Fisheries Information Share Home (BdFISH).
  • President, Rajshahi University Fisheries Association (RUFA), Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
  • Member, Board of Governors, IES (Institute of Environmental Science), Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
  • Member, Board of Governors, IBSc (Institute of Biological Sciences), Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
  • Chairman, Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Academic degrees held:
Name of degree: Ph.D.
Field: Fisheries (Aquaculture)
University: Rajshahi University Bangladesh
Year:  2007

Name of degree: M.S.
Field: Aquaculture and Management
University: Bangladesh Agricultural University
Class:  First
Year:  1996

Name of degree: B.Sc. Fisheries (Hons.)
Field: Fisheries 
University: Bangladesh Agricultural University
Class:  First
Year:  1991

Name of degree: Higher Secondary Certificate
Field:  Science
Boar: Rajshahi board
Division:  First
Year:  1987

Name of degree: Secondary School Certificate
Field:  Science
Boar: Rajshahi board
Division:  First
Year:  1985

Reference:
Official website of The Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh.

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