Vice Chancellor

Expertise in research based, problem based, analogy based teaching, labs, and quality assurance


Prof. Ahmed has an illustrious career with outstanding contributions as an academician, chemist, and an initiator of analytical culture in Bangladesh. He is a highly cited eminent analytical scientist and a genuine patriot. He is a Distinguished Professor and served in the Department of Chemistry, University of Chittagong (CU) for more than 41 years since 1981, first as a lecturer and finally as a Selection Grade Professor (Grade-1). He is the former Dean of Faculty of Science, Provost of Shah Jalal Hall and Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, CU and the former Visiting Professor at the Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry; University of Sindh, produced 4 PhD under MoU. He is also former Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering & Chairman, Department of Pharmacy, ASA University Bangladesh. Prof. Ahmed is Chief Editor: Bangladesh Chemical Society Journal & former Executive Editor: The Chittagong University Journal of Science & Editor of several reputed Journals at home & abroad. His main field of work is in Analytical & Bio-Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Environmental, Food & Nutrition, & Nano-Chemistry.He obtained his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Jadavpur University, India in 1990 and worked as postdoctoral researcher in several European, Australian and Asian Universities, including Loughborough University, UK; University of Ioannina, Greece, The University of Queensland, Australia and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. He supervised research works of more than 120 post-graduate students (12 PhD, 8 M. Phil & 100 MS students) at home & abroad. His research activities over last 41 years resulted more than 200 publications in high-ranked Scientific Journals including 240 research publications in Peer Reviewed International Journals, 1 patent, and 8 research books published by major European Presses with total impact factor = 538.6, number of citations ˃ 18,995, RG Score=51.41, h-index=59, i10-index=180, and Reads ˃ 2,70,795. Find out more about Scientific Achievements of Prof. Ahmed’s research over on his Google Scholar Website. He participated several International and National Conferences at home and abroad and presented 65 research articles as Theme, Plenary, Keynote and Invited Lectures & Conducted the 35 Technical Sessions as Chair. Prof. Ahmed has been honored by several prestigious international Fellowships, Memberships and Awards including Elected Fellow Chartered Chemist of the Royal Society in 2021, Life Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2020, Fellow of the RSC in 2001, OIC & TWAS in 2006 & UNESCO in 1999, respectively. Elected Life Member of American Chemical Society, Elected Member of Analytical Division of IUPAC, ACS and RSC. He was Awarded Chartered Scientist (CSci.) by European Science Council (EU) in 2004 and Chartered Chemist (CChem.) by Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) in 1993. He is the founding General Secretary and Convener of Chemistry Olympiad of Bangladesh Chemical Society of Chittagong Region. He is also Life Member of BCS since 1985, BAAS since 1989 & NITUB since 2017, respectively. As an administrator, Prof. Ahmed has left his mark in several national spheres of the Govt. e.g. Chemicals Safety and Security, Laboratory Accreditation ISO/ICE 17025, Sustainable Water Management (SDG-6), Climate Change: Causes, Effects & Solutions. Arsenic Pollution in Groundwater of Bangladesh: Causes, Effects & Mitigations. Safety of Food & Drinks in Bangladesh. “The Most Dangerous Pollutants on the Planet”, Plastic Pollution in Bangladesh: Causes, Effects & Solutions. He is one of the Top 100 Analytical Scientists in the World. In Family life he is father of two daughters both of them are Doctors: Dr. Asma & Dr. Ayesha with two grandsons Ahyan & Nihan. His Wife Prof. Dr. Nurun Nahar Begum, former Professor & Chairman, Department Mathematics, University of Chittagong.