Dr. Md. Zaidul Islam Sarker obtained his PhD degree from University Sains Malaysia in 2003. He was a Research Associate/ Assistant Professor at Tohoku University of Japan from 2003 to 2005, Postdoctoral Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science from 2005 to 2007 at National Food and Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), Hokkaido, Japan, Associate Professor at University Putra Malaysia (UPM) from 2007 to 2011. He joined as a Professor at IIUM in April 2011. He is currently an Adjunct Researcher/ Fellow of Nan Yang Academy of Sciences, Singapore. He is also a visiting professor at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia since 2015. His specialization is in food, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical sciences. He has an interest in developing nutritional foods through processing or isolation of natural products that can have pharmacological value. He has expertise in supercritical fluid extraction, marine food products, food processing and food properties, bioactive compounds, fats and oils, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical formulations and rheological properties with over 300 publications in ISI and Scopus indexed journals, several patents, book chapters, press released/ news, and presentations (invited, keynote and plenary speakers) at international conferences abroad. Professor Zaidul was the winner of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Young Scientist Award at PACIFICHEM 2010 and is a winner of more than 20 medals including Gold and Silver Medals, and the Best Product Award in research exhibitions for the innovation and invention at the national and international levels. Professor Zaidul won Gold medal and “The Best Award” for the Innovation and Invention in the “Open Category” at Malaysia Technology Expo 2018. He has supervised and graduated more than 30 graduate (MSc & PhD) students and 4 post-doctoral fellows as a main and co-supervisor. His researches are well cited: citations over 3500 in Scopus & WOS and over 5400 in Google Scholar with high h-index of 30 (Scopus & WOS) and 38 (Google Scholar).
Dr. Md. Zaidul Islam Sarker research interest includes Green Technology to Discover Drugs from Natural Products using Supercritical and Subcritical Fluid for the Extraction and Processing of Bioactive Compounds, Anti-diabetic Compounds, Flavonoids, Antioxidants, Fats & Oils, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Area of Pharmaceuticals, Food Chemistry and Nutraceutical Sciences.