|Dr Kamrun Nahar has joined DESM as an assistant professor|
|Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:47|
Dr. kamrun Nahar, Assistant Professor, has joined DESM as a full time faculty of Spring 2012, where she has been working as an adjunct faculty since fall 2006, she is an Agronomist and a biofuel researcher.She earned her PhD degree on Plant Physiology and Soil chemistry at the Department of Applied Plant Sciences and Plant Biotechnology, University of Applied and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria. She also served as an adjunct faculty at the School of Environmental Science and Management, Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) and BRAC University. DESM family extends a warm welcome to Dr. Nahar and looks forward to her expert contribution towards the department.
Her research since the 1980’s focused on plant production in tropical and subtropical conditions and water stressed (drought) plants aimed on yield in increasing water deficit conditions due to global climate change and its relation to crop/fruit yield which is key in combating world hunger. With expertise in plant production in the field, green house and hydrophonic systems she specializes in working with energy crops to produce fuel, such as Jatropha and castor plant and their adaptability (sustainable biomass feedstock production) in different soil types of Bangladesh especially in waste lands. Her recent published work included exploring the potential of biofuel production from Energy Crops on a limited land space for sustaining a growing population. She has published a number of scholarly articles on Agronomy and Renewable Energy (bio-fuel) propagation in order to mitigate the effects of climate change in Asian, European and American Journals. She is also the author of the book “Cultivation of Jatropha curcas L in Bangladesh, A Sustainable Solution to the Energy, Environmental and Socioeconomic Crisis”.
Dr Nahar worked under the Henry County Biofuels project funded by the United States Department of Energy as a visiting scholar and published a working paper with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida, USA about biofuel extraction from Jatropha. Dr. Nahar has also given speeches on biofuel production and climate change in many national seminars and roundtables
She is also the founding member of BGBC (Bangladesh Green Building Council).
|Last Updated on Friday, 20 April 2012 09:48|