Prof. Dr. Md. Faruque Hossain is currently the Professor of American International University - Bangladesh. Prior to this position, he was Cropping System Scientist and Country Manager of the CIMMYT-Mexico-USAID in Bangladesh, Environmental Program Coordinator of Health Canada, Environmental Scientist of Natural Resources Canada, Soil Scientist of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Research Associate of Rothamsted-Research, UK, Faculty and Research Associate of Dhaka University. He has more than thirty years of research, teaching and project management experience in environmental and agricultural development in soil, water and plant biomass eco-systems. Much of his experience focused on researching the use of climate change and food security; soil C dynamics and accounting stroages; environmental contamination and remediation; nutrient cycling, budgets and management in different farming and cropping systems; soil survey, classification, mapping and reporting to improve the environmental and agricultural production on Canadian and tropical countries ecosystems. He obtained his Doctorate Degree in Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, UK under the British Government Scholarship. He also obtained his BSc (Honours) and MSc (Thesis Group) Degree from University of Dhaka (Dept of Soil, Water and Environmental Science) in 1987 and 1988, respectively and secured First Class First Position. Prof. Dr. Hossain is a reviewer of minimum fifteen international refereed journal publications and an internal reviewer at the Natural Resources Canada and National Science Foundation of USA. Associate Editor, Advances in Plants and Agriculture Research and Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Environment, Energy & Waste. Dr. Hossain is affiliated with more than seven professional organizations in United Kingdom, USA and Canada. Dr. Hossain published more than 75 scientific articles in Elsevier and Canadian journals and written more than 15 books/reports for the various governmental and non-governmental organizations. Dr. Hossain’s scientific publication was included four times in the list of Top 25 Hottest Articles within the Journals (Elsevier, Science Direct, Website: http://top25.sciencedirect.com. Journal of Field Crops Research, Apr-Jun 2005, 12th place and Journal of Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, Oct-Dec 2005, 22nd place; Jan-Mar 2006, 3rd place; Apr-Jun 2006, 18th place; Jul-Sep 2006 20th place. In 2006, Dr. Hossain received Merit Award from Earth Science Sector Natural Resources Canada for exceptional achievement in the Arctic land use change and greenhouse gas monitoring and accounting project. In May 2014, Dr Hossain received prestigious STEM Gold medallion by Coppin State University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA for the best research contribution in 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Science, Technology, Human Health and Environment for a Global Society.
Prof. Dr. MF Hossain’s research priorities include: Nutrient Cycles, Budgets and Management in Different Farming Systems; Nutrient Use Efficiency; Soil Plant Relationship (Growth and Production); C and N Dynamics, Climate Change and Food Security; Sequestration and Accounting Storages, GHGs Emission and Measuring Flux; Soil and Water Quality; Soil Survey, Mapping, Genesis, Classification and Mineralogy (using TEM, SEM & X-RD); Environmental Chemistry (Organic & Inorganic Pollutants); Contaminated Site Assessment and Remediation; Arsenic Quantification and Remediation; Community Adaptation.