Prof. Shariff Enamul Kabir

Director of Science & Technology

Prof. Kabir has been actively involved in research for the last 37 years in diverse field of chemistry. His research findings have shown direct applications in developing models of more complex polynuclear metal sites present in heterogeneous catalytic systems. His innovative research that he has pioneered is utilized by industries to remove sulfur from organosulfur compounds present in petroleum-based feedstock which is crucial both environmentally and commercially.

More recently, Prof. Kabir, in collaboration with Khan’s group of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, has focused his attention towards developing natural and synthetic polymer blend composites. These elegant studies proved that the eco-friendly bio-degradable packaging material based on natural and synthetic polymers may be a good replacement of conventional synthetic packaging material.

Prof. Kabir has built an active research group in organometallic cluster chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry in the department of chemistry at Jahangirnagar University. So far twenty-five Ph. D. and three M. Phil. students successfully obtained respective degrees under his supervision. Currently, fifteen M. Sc., M. Phil. and Ph. D. students are working on the various aspects of cluster chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry.

Prof. Kabir presently holds and has held many strong administrative positions: Member Bangladesh Public Service Commission (2012- 2017); Vice-Chancellor (2009-2012), Treasurer (1998-2001), Chairman (2007-2009), Senate member (1998-present), and Syndicate member (2015-present) at Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

He has maintained academic appointment, positions and research collaboration with number of universities worldwide includes University College London, UK; California State University Northridge, USA; University of Montana, USA; Freiburg University, Germany and Lund University, Sweden.

He has published 324 research papers in prestigious Journals and reviewer of reputed International and National Journals.

He has also made distinct contributions in mentoring young colleagues and scientists by fostering diversity and developing research facilities. Many students trained in his laboratory are currently working in various research institutions, industries and universities within the country and abroad successfully.