Dr. Nafisa Islam receives the 2020 OWSD Early Career Fellowship Award

Dr. Nafisa Islam of the Department of Chemical Engineering is one of only 23 women scientists in the world who have been selected this year for the prestigious OWSD Early Career fellowship programme. This is the first time that a faculty member from BUET has received this award. Dr. Islam will receive USD 50,000 to lead a research project at the Department. Funding for the fellowship is generously provided by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Further details are available at the OWSD website: https://owsd.net/resources/news-events/meet-2020-owsd-early-career-fellows.

Dr. Islam specializes in developing biomaterials using the principles of “waste to wealth”. Currently, she is developing a product for accelerated wound healing that is extracted using green technologies from the waste of marine industries.

ChE faculty member receives Prime Minister Gold Medal 2018

Swarit Ahmed Shadman, who recently joined as a lecturer in the department, graduated with the highest CGPA in the academic year 2018 among the graduates of Faculty of Engineering in BUET. The Prime Minister Gold Medal acknowledges the achievement of graduates with the highest CGPA in their respective faculties across all universities of Bangladesh. One hundred and seventy-two students from 36 universities, who secured the highest marks or CGPAs in their faculties, received the Prime Minister Gold Medal-2018 on February 26, 2020. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over the gold medals to the students as the chief guest at the Shapla Hall of Prime Minister’s Office. Congratulations Swarit Ahmed Shadman!



ISCSSM 2020 held on 11-12 February 2020

The department, together with the Bangladesh National Authority on Chemical Weapons Convention (BNACWC) organized the International Symposium on Chemical Safety and Security Management, the first event of its kind, on the 11-12th February, 2020. More than 150 participants from various sectors, including academia, industry and regulatory authorities came together to discuss in depth the successes and the challenges in ensuring chemical safety and security in the context of Bangladesh. Details of the event can be found in our Events page.