EEE Faculty of BUET aims at producing best engineers, teachers and professionals -Professor Aminul Hoque

--Interview by Md. Munir Hussain

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Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) has now eighteen teaching departments under five faculties, and among the five faculties, the Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) is the largest one which started its operation in the year 1982 being formed through a process of segregating the Faculty of Engineering, said Professor Dr. Aminul Hoque, Dean, Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, BUET in an exclusive interview with The Guardian.

In this context, he further said since then this faculty has been led by the senior professors as the Dean by turn and the faculty initially comprised only the Department of EEE with an intake of 120 undergraduate students per batch that was raised to 130 later on besides its usual strength of postgraduate students.

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He also added that to cater to the needs of the time a new Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) was established as the second Department under the EEE Faculty in the year 1984 and it evolved through several stages; and the third one, the Department of Biomedical Engineering is also started under this faculty this year.

He informed that since the year 2001 the EEE Faculty has been operating with an undergraduate intake of 250 students (130 in the EEE Dept. and 120 in the CSE Dept.) and a commensurate postgraduate intake (an annual enrolment of approximately 200 PG students in the two component Depts.) and in the year 2006 with an augmented undergraduate intake of 180 students in the EEE Dept., the Faculty of EEE has grown further large relative to any other faculties in BUET.

Terming the EEE faculty as one of the largest faculties of BUET, Professor Hoque mentioned that the faculty has more than forty years of glorious history of excellence in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and research and the faculty aims at producing the best engineers, teachers and professionals for national and international arena.

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The Dean said that to cope with the rapidly changing scenarios in this field, updating the course curricula, expanding laboratory facilities and revising teaching and research materials are regular activities of EEE Faculty. He then added that although limited by financial and logistic resources, the faculty constantly tries to revise, renew and introduce courses so that the students of this faculty remain at par with the students of other standard universities in the world.

In this context, he informed us that the syllabus and the course are prepared by teachers of the faculty with the help, cooperation and feedback from their ex-graduates and some renowned faculties abroad. He further informed that course catalogs of many universities of USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Singapore and India have been consulted in preparing the syllabus of this faculty and it is different from their previous syllabus in many aspects which offers students now opportunity to choose their field of specialization.

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The Dean mentioned that as a result of this and other major changes in course contents, the laboratory materials have also changed with more design oriented classes having emphasis on both practical and simulation component and the faculty has developed many facilities for such changes to be incorporated effectively and effort is also underway to improve the situation further.

He disclosed that BUET has the best students of the country and the best teachers having highest degrees from the reputed universities of the USA, Canada, UK, Japan, Australia etc. and students and teachers have been involving in different researches and publishing their research works in different world reputed journals. He then added that very often published papers of their faculty members are getting the best paper awards in different international conferences and they hope that the rank of their faculty will reach to a better position.

In reply to a particular question, the Dean said that BUET is a public university and completely run by the finance of the government and by the ordinance passed by the parliament; so, they can’t expand or adopt any great change without the prior permission of the University Grants Commission (UGC)/ Ministry of Education/ Ministry of Finance and above all the parliament of the country.

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In reply to another question, he said that till to-day, they are not in a position to reach to the rank and status of the reputed universities of the developed countries due to their different limitations as per their rules and regulations, though their BUET is the best for engineering education in Bangladesh.

For sharing his views with other teachers of BUET, he said that considering the limited resources they have to give their best effort to establish world class research and innovation. For the young teachers, he said that winning research projects from different government and non-government organizations and publishing promising research outcome in world class reputed journals are the source of big inspiration to young teachers.

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He also apprised that apart from research and innovation, their teaching qualities are also improving due to the incorporation of recent electronic and online resources and he believes that there may be still some scope for further improvement in our teaching quality to bring it to the level of top ranked universities of the whole world.

The Dean advised the students of the Faculty of EEE that the facilities in respect of highly qualified teachers and well equipped Labs that they have, they must use their best time with these facilities; they must remember that they are the best in the country; they must prepare themselves to face and to achieve the best opportunities for their lives.

For a fresh graduate of this present generation, he advised to have sound theoretical as well as real-life practical knowledge and skill and his overall advice to the students to get their preparations to meet the future challenges, utilizing all available recourses from BUET and other authentic sources as realized that due to the wide spread of internet, students of present generation are now-a-days aware of future innovations,

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He also hopes and believes that if they use the student life in proper way, they will achieve every success in their lives. He also believes that the parents and people of the country are waiting to see their great success, so they should not forget their old parents/teachers/relatives and countrymen in future.

His final suggestion is that in future when and where the students will settle they should not forget their old university BUET and their junior students; they must help their junior brothers/sisters in different stages and to get admission for M.Sc./Ph.D. and also get chance in different better jobs. He then concluded with the prayer, “May Almighty Allah bless us all”.

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In an exclusive interview, the Dean replied to several questions, asked by The Guardian, focusing the colourful history of BUET, history of EEE Faculty, its development and growth, contributions and achievements, reputations at home and abroad, problems and potentials, present activities and future plans. His deliberations are quite outstanding, informative, educative and interesting as well. The excerpts of his valuable interview are presented here for The Guardian readers at home and abroad.

The Guardian: Please give us a short introduction to the history of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) through which it has come to its present position of success and glory.

Dean: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, abbreviated as BUET, is the oldest institution for the study of Engineering and Architecture in Bangladesh. The history of this institution dates back to the days of Dhaka Survey School, which was established at Nalgola in 1876 to train surveyors for the then Government of Bengal of British India. As Engineering and Technology continued to play a more and more dominant role in the advancement of the country, this institution continued to act as the focal point for the development and the dissemination of engineering and technological know-how in this region.

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To meet this challenge, the Survey School grew in size and content, and became the Ahsanullah School of Engineering offering three-year diploma courses in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. In 1948, the School was upgraded to Ahsanullah Engineering College under the University of Dhaka, offering four-year bachelor’s courses in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering with a view to meet the increasing demand for engineers in the country and to expand the facilities for quicker advancement of engineering education.

In order to create facilities for post-graduate studies and research, Ahsanullah Engineering College was upgraded to the status of a University under the name of East Pakistan University of Engineering and Technology (EPUET) in the year 1962. After the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, it was renamed as the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Starting with two faculties, the university has now enlarged into five faculties.

010From its inception BUET has been maintaining its academic, research and administrative quality. Under any circumstances BUET has never compromise with merit. As a result, still today BUET graduates and faculty members are playing the key role in the engineering and technological development of our country. Even outside Bangladesh all over the world, BUET graduate have established their reputation by virtue of their profound background earned at BUET.

Conducting post-graduate studies and research are now among the primary activities of the university. Most of the departments under the different faculties offer M. Sc. Engg. and M. Engg. Degrees and some departments have Ph.D. programs. Postgraduate degrees in Architecture (M. Arch) and in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) are offered by the Faculty of Architecture and Planning. Besides these Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics departments and offering M.Phil/M.S. and Ph.D degrees. Institute of Water & Flood Managements and Institute of Information and Communication Technology are offering higher diploma,  M.S. and Ph.D degrees.

In addition to its own research programs, the university undertakes research projects sponsored by organizations, such as United Nations Organizations, Commonwealth Foundation, University Grants Commission, Ministry of Science & Technology, etc. The expertise at the University, its teachers and the laboratory facilities can be utilized by other organizations of the country following standard procedures.

011The Guardian: And mention the present state of the university, especially the number of departments, institutes, halls, dormitories, academic, research and other relevant facilities available at the university for both teachers and students?

Dean: In BUET, at present there are 5 Faculties, 18 Departments, 5 Institutes, 7 Centres and Directorate, 136 Testing and Research Laboratories, 8 Residential Halls including one for female students and number of dormitories for residential purpose of teachers and staff and several large workshops, such as carpentry, foundry, sheet metal and machine shops, etc. support and facilitate research and undergraduate project work.

012The Faculty of Engineering consists of 7 departments. These are: a) Department of Chemical Engineering, b) Department of Materials & Metallurgical Engineering, c) Department of Glass & Ceramic Engineering, d) Department of Chemistry, e) Department of Mathematics, f) Department of Physics, g) Department of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Engineering.

The Faculty of Civil Engineering consists of 2 departments. These are: a) Department of Civil Engineering, b) Department of Water Resources Engineering.

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering consists of 3 departments. These are: a) Department of Mechanical Engineering, b) Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, c) Department of Industrial & Production Engineering.

The Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering consists of 3 departments. These are: a) Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, b) Department Computer Science and Engineering, c) Department of Biomedical Engineering.

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The Faculty of Architecture & Planning consists of 3 departments. These are: a) Department of Architecture, b) Department Humanities, c) Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

The Institutes are: a) Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), b) Institute of Appropriate Technology (IAT), c) Institute of Information & Communication Technology (IICT), d) Accident Research Institute(ARI), e) BUET-JIDPUS.

The Centres, Directorate and others are: a) Centre for Energy Studies(CES), b) Centre for Envirnomental & Resouce Management, c) Biomedical Engineering Centre (BMEC), d) Directorate of Continuing  Education (DCE), e) ITN-International, f) Bangladesh Network Office for Urban Safety (BNUS), h) Center for Regional Development Studies (CRDS)

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The Residential Halls are: a) Ahsan Ullah Hall, b) Chattri Hall, c) Nazrul Islam Hall, d) Shahid Smrity Hall, e) Sher-e-Bangla Hall, f) Dr. M. A. Rashid Hall, g) Suhrawardy Hall, h) Titumir Hall

The Guardian: Would you give us an idea about the location of the BUET campus?

Dean: The BUET campus is situated at the centre of Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh, with easy access to the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Kamalapur Railway Station, Bus Terminals and Sadarghat River Port. The campus is compact with five main multistoried buildings housing eighteen departments, alongside its institutes and others. Students’ housing and teachers’ residence are also at walking distances from the campus.

The Guardian: Would you inform us about the number and post of the teaching staff of BUET?

Dean: The total number of filled up teaching post is 625 out of which 446 teachers are in active service and 178 teachers are on leave for higher studies and teaching and research in various universities/institutes around the world as on May 02, 2015. The following is a list of teachers in different posts.

The Guardian: Would you also inform about the current number of professorships and chairs of BUET?

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Dean: Besides the teaching posts, there are few professorships and chairs. These are namely:

a) Dr. Rashid Chair: In memory of late Dr. M. A. Rashid, formerly Professor of Civil Engineering and the first Vice-Chancellor of BUET, a chair has been created. The chair is sponsored by the graduates of the year 1961 of BUET, known as 61 Club.

b) Professor Emeritus and Supernumerary Professors: In order to get the benefits from the services of the eminent persons of either scholastic and academic brilliance or outstanding professionals in Engineering, Architecture and Planning, the university has established provisions for appointment of such persons as emeritus and supernumerary professors.

016The Guardian: Would you mention what courses or degrees currently offered by BUET?

Dean:  The University has now eighteen teaching departments under five faculties. All departments offer degree programs, with the exception of some non-engineering departments. However, some of them offer postgraduate (PG) and Ph.D. degrees. The engineering departments offer B. Sc. Engineering, M. Sc. Engineering, M. Engineering, and Ph. D. degrees. The Faculty of Architecture and planning offers Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture and Master of Urban and Regional Planning degrees. The departments of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics offer M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees. Institutes like IWFM and IICT offer postgraduate diploma, Masters and M. Phil degrees in their areas.

The Guardian: In this context, please tell us the beginning history of the Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) of BUET, the way it has come to its today’s position of success and glory?

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Dean: The largest one among the five faculties of BUET, the Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) started its operation in the year 1982 being formed through a process of segregating the Faculty of Engineering. Since then the faculty has been led by its senior professors as the Dean by turn. The faculty initially comprised only the Department of EEE with an intake of 120 undergraduate students per batch that was raised to 130 later on besides its usual strength of postgraduate students.

To cater to the needs of the time a new Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) was established as the second Department under the EEE Faculty in the year 1984 and it evolved through several stages. The third one, the Department of Biomedical Engineering is also started under this faculty this year.

018Since the year 2001 the EEE Faculty has been operating with an undergraduate intake of 250 students (130 in the EEE Dept. and 120 in the CSE Dept.) and a commensurate postgraduate intake (an annual enrolment of approximately 200 PG students in the two component Depts.). In the year 2006 with an augmented undergraduate intake of 180 students in the EEE Dept., the Faculty of EEE has grown further large relative to any other faculties in BUET.

The Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) is one of the largest faculties of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). The faculty has more than forty years of glorious history of excellence in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and research. The faculty aims at producing the best engineers, teachers and professionals for national and international arena.

To cope with the rapidly changing scenarios in this field, updating the course curricula, expanding laboratory facilities and revising teaching and/or research materials are regular activities of EEE Faculty. Although limited by financial and logistic resources, the faculty constantly tries to revise, renew and introduce courses so that our students remain at par with students of other standard universities in the world. The undergraduate syllabus is the part of this ongoing change to meet the needs of present students of EEE Faculty so that they can meet their carrier requirements in national and international forums.

019The syllabus and the course are prepared by teachers of the faculty with the help, cooperation and feedback from our ex-graduates and some renowned faculties abroad. Course catalogs of many universities of USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Singapore and India have been consulted in preparing the syllabus of this faculty. It is different from our previous syllabus in many aspects. Students can now choose their field of specialization. As a result of this and other major changes in course contents, the laboratory materials have also changed with more design oriented classes having emphasis on both practical and simulation components. The faculty has developed many facilities for such changes to be incorporated effectively and effort is also underway to improve the situation further.

The Guardian: Would you reflect the latest scenario of education and research of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of BUET, compared to that of global scenario?

Dean:  Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) education today has entered a transitional phase. On one hand, EEE curricula around the globe are experiencing increasing specialization. The use of specialized CAD and simulation software as teaching tools is on the rise. On the other hand, diversity of EEE education is also increasingly underscoring its multi-disciplinary nature. Over the last decade or so, the traditional role played by an Electrical and Electronic Engineer has changed quite significantly. Today’s employers require Electrical and Electronic Engineers with excellent communication skills along with awareness about environmental and safety issues. Increasing the ethical and moral standards of the engineers is also getting higher priority in the industry.

020To keep pace with this globally changing need, the EEE department in BUET continually updates and reviews its curriculum and teaching practices. The graduates of this department serve as leaders in the Electrical and Electronic industry in Bangladesh. They also excel in the international arena as professional engineers, researchers and academicians and bring accolades for the University as well as for the country.

The EEE department has recently introduced a new curriculum, included in this booklet, in which emphasis has been given on specialization. The undergraduate program has been arranged around four groups, namely, power, communication, electronics and computer. A student is expected to specialize in one of these groups without compromising the fundamental knowledge in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The department is also committed to provide the students access to modern laboratories and simulation and CAD software.

A number of new laboratories, including the Digital Signal Processing Lab and the Simulation Lab, have been developed or updated within the department during the last few years. Widely used softwares, such as, SPICE and MATLAB, have been integrated into the undergraduate program. The department, with the help of its expatriate alumni now working in Intel, has acquired CADENCE, a state-of-the-art CAD tool for design and analysis of VLSI circuits and systems.

021EEE students in BUET are encouraged to participate in research and development activities of the department. Problems of national, regional and international importance receive serious attention in the department. In the recent past, students of this department have earned prizes in prestigious international project competitions arranged by IEEE, the premier worldwide organization of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

Research work in the department is conducted in various areas of EEE, such as, Digital Signal Processing, Optical Fiber and Satellite Communication, Semiconductor Devices, VLSI, Microwave, Power Electronics, Power Systems, Electric Machines and Drives, Control System, Biomedical Engineering etc. In addition to this, there is opportunity in the department for postgraduate studies and research leading to a higher degree: M.Sc. Engg., M. Engg. and Ph. D.

Another significant part of the departmental activities is the Testing, Advisory and Consulting services provided to the industry and various national and international organizations. These types of activities provide the teachers with the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience. Such interaction between the university and the industry extends the role of the university in the national development.

022EEE is one of the largest departments in the university with over 1187 undergraduate and 579 postgraduate students. The department has more than 93 members of the teaching staff,   where 39 have Ph.D. degrees. The department is housed in the east wing of the ECE building (New Academic Building) in West Polashi.

The Guardian: Would you discuss the lab, library and other facilities available the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of BUET?

Dean: The department endeavors to provide its faculty members and students adequate laboratory, library and other facilities. The departmental undergraduate courses are laboratory intensive. Students in Level-I (freshman) and Level-II (sophomore) have to undertake laboratory classes in physics, chemistry, mechanical, civil engineering and in different workshops. If necessary undergraduate and postgraduate students can have access to the laboratory facilities of other departments, institutes and centers during their project, thesis and research works. To fulfil the laboratory needs, at present under this department there are 23 laboratories. These are:

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1.         Electrical Circuits Lab I

2.         Electrical Circuits Lab II

3.         Electrical Circuits Lab III

4.         Electrical Machines Lab

5.         Electronics Lab

6.         Measurement and Instrumen-tation Lab

7.         Power Electronics Lab

8.         Microwave Engineering Lab

9.         Telecommunication Lab

10.       High Voltage Engineering Lab

11.       Switchgear and Protection Lab

12.       Power System Lab

13.       Control Systems Lab

14. Computer Lab for Faculty and Postgraduate Students

15.       Advanced Machine Lab

16.       VLSI Lab

17.       SCADA Lab

18.       Digital Signal Processing Lab

19.       Robert Noyce Simulation Lab

20. Electronic Circuits Simulation Lab

21.       Digital Electronics and Microprocessor Lab

22.       BUET-Huawei Wireless Communication Lab

23.       Materials and Fabrication Lab (under development)

The Guardian: In this context, would you tell us something about the achievements of EEE Department?

Dean: The Department of EEE has huge achievements. Some of the key achievements are as follows:

Dr. M. M. Shahidul Hassan, Professor, Dept. of EEE, BUET, received the academic awards are:

w         IEB Sammanana 2015 ( by Dhaka Center)

w         BAS Gold Award-2007(Senior Group), Bangladesh Academy of Sciences

w         IEB best paper award 2005

w         Bangladesh University Grants Commission Award 1991, 199, 2003 and 2005 for best research paper

w         Best Teaching award 1998, University of Telekom (renamed: Multimedia university of Malaysia), Malacca, Malaysia

w         Associate Award of Dr. Abdus Salam’s International Center for Theoretical Physics(ICTP), Trieste, Italy, for six years from 1994-1999

Dr. S. Shahnawaz Ahmed, Professor, Dept. of EEE, BUET received the following awards and patents:

1.         Commonwealth scholarship by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, U.K., for doing Ph.D. at UMIST, England; 1985-1987.

2.         “2nd Annual Research Excellence Award; 1998” by the Southern California Chapter of American Association of Bangladeshi Engineers & Architects for the paper “Development of a Three -Part Time-of-Day Electrical Energy Tariff “, International Journal of Energy Research, (U.K.), Vol.22, No. 12, 1998, pp.] 029-103 8 that was adjudged as the best one in the 1998 contest on refereed publications received from Bangladeshi researchers.

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3.         “Laureate of the annual (2002) competition” by the Royal academy of Overseas Sciences, Belgium for the study “Photovoltaic Supplement to Diesel Generator Based Supply in an Off-grid Location of East Malaysia” that was adjudged as the best one among the studies received under the category of Technical Sciences from international researchers.

4.         “BAS-M.O. Ghani Gold Medal 2003” by Bangladesh Academy of Sciences in recognition of contributions in the field of electrical and electronic engineering.

5.         Received along with 3 other co-inventors Bangladesh patent No. 1005480, for design and development of A Device for Multi-Criteria Load Management in a Power System, filing date: 1 August 2012.

Dr. Md. Saifur Rahman, Professor, Dept. of EEE, BUET, BUST received the following awrads, and recognition.

1.         Received University Grants Commission (UGC) Scholarship, in 1986, at the end of 3rd Year of the B.Sc. Engineering course for scoring the highest marks in the class.

2.         Received the Young Scientist Award from BAAS in 1989 for the paper “A Simple Experimental Set-up for Generating On-Off Speech Patterns in Two-Way Telephone Conversations”, which was later published in The Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research, 1990, pp. 81-88.

3.         Received Dr. M. A. Rashid Gold Medal, for scoring the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) in M.Sc. Engineering Course in 1989.

4.         Obtained Commonwealth Scholarship by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission to undertake Ph.D. Research at UMIST, UK during Sept. 1989 – Dec. 1992.

5.         Received the K S Krishnan Memorial Award (1996) from the IETE, India, for the best System Paper. “A Comparative Study of the Outputs of a Chirp-Matched Filter and a Dispersive Line for the Matched Input Chirp Signal”, Journal of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommuni-cation Engineers (IETE), India, Vol.42, No.6, November-December, 1996, pp 401407.

6.         National Contribution: Developed “A PC-Based Automatic Food Grain Measuring Sytem for the Silos ” (1994-1995), which is being used by all the silos in Bangladesh operated under the Ministry of Food.

7.         Authored an Engineering text Book titled “Communication Engineering – From Analog to Digirtal” (2010)

8.         Co-authored a book written in Bangla, titled “Solar Home System”: (2014) Contributed two Chapters – “Solar Cells and PhotoVoltaics” and “Practical Aspects and Experiments on Solar Home System Components”.

Dr. ABM Harun-ur Rashid, Professor, Dept. of EEE, BUET received the following awards and patents.

w         Received along weigh 9 others Co-inventors, Japanese Patent No. EP1617475: Semiconductor device. Japan Science & Tech in the year January 2006

w         Received Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellowship for conducting joint research with the Research Center for Nanodevices and Systems, Hiroshima University, Japan for 2 years between 2001-2003.

w         Received the Japanese Government Ministry of Science, Education, Culture and Sports (MONBUSHO) Scholarship from April 1986 – March 1988 to the study of Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering and to attend the Japanese Language and culture Courses.

w         Received Rotary Yoneyama Fellowship during Oct 1995 – Sept 1996 for Ph.D. degree at the University of Tokyo.

w         Received Tokyu Foundation Fellowship for the Ph.D. Course (Oct 1993- Sept 1995) at the University of Tokyo.

w         Received the Best Supervisor award by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), BUET in the First EEE undergraduate Project Workshop, October 2023, 2009, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Dr Sharif Mohammad Mominuz-zaman, Professor, Dept. of EEE, BUET received the professional awards:

Best Oral Paper Award in the category-I (Fundamental and New Approaches) in the 14th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC-14), Jan. 26-30, 2004, Bangkok, Thailand; for his paper titled, “Nitrogen Doping in Camphoric Carbon Films and its Application to Photovoltaic Cell”.

Dr. Md. Shah Alam, Professor, EEE, BUET received the UGC award for the year of 2012 in “Engineering and Technology” in March 2015.

Dr. Mohammed Imamul Hassan Bhuiya, Professor, Dept. of EEE, BUET received the following, professional awards/honors:

w         Best Paper Award (2nd Position), IEEE International Conference on Electrical, Information and Communication Technology (EICT), Khulna, Bangladesh, 2013.

w         Best Presentation Award, IEEE International Conference on Information, Communication and Electronics (ICIEV) 2013, Dhaka, Bangladesh

w         Supervised undergraduate project receiving the 2 nd position in the Computer Group, EUProW2011, Dhaka, Bangladesh

w         Best Research Project Award from the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Government of Bangladesh, at the National Electricity Week-2010

w         Supervised undergraduate project receiving the 2nd position in the Communication Group, EUProW-2009, Dhaka, Bangladesh

w         Power Corporation of Canada Graduate Fellowship (2005-2006)

w         Concordia University Graduate Fellowship (2002-2005)

w         Concordia University International Tuition Fee Remission Award (2002-2005)

w         Teaching Assistantship, Dept. of ECE, Concordia University (2005-2007)

w         Research Assistantship, Dept. of ECE, Concordia University (2002-2005)

w         BURSARY, Dept. of ECE, Concordia University (2006-2007)

w         Best Paper Award from the Research Institute of Signal Processing, Japan (2003)

w         Included in the Dean’s List at BUET (1993-1998)

w         University Merit Scholarship at BUET (1993-1998)

w         Board Scholarship at BUET (1993-1998)

w         Junior Scholarship at 8th class (1987-1988)

Dr. Shaikh Anowarul Fattah, Dept. of EEE, BUET received the following awards/honours:

1.         Winner of Bangladesh Academy Science-TWAS Young Scientists Prize 2014

2.         ReSMiQ Scholarship for Guest Researcher 2014 (Regroupement Strat6gique en Nlicrosyst&mes du Qudbec, Canada)

3.         Best Interactive Poster Session Award for a paper presented in KIEV 2014, Dhaka

4.         Top ten finalist in student paper contest in MWSCAS 2014, Texas, USA

5.         Award for supervising the I” Prize winning project in Computer Group in EUProW 2011

6.         Award for supervising the 2nd  prize winning project in Communication Group in EUProW 2011

7.         Best Organizer Award for significant contribution in organizing EUProW 2010 and 2011

8.         Winner of Concordia University’s the 2009 Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Prize in Engineering and Natural Sciences

9.         URSI Canadian Young Scientist Award 2007

10.       Recipient of the prestigious Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada: NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2008

11.       One of the Great Grads of Concordia University in 2008-2009

Concordia Journal, vol.4, no. 17, June 2009 (published a feature article)

Concordia Magazine, Fall 2009 (published a feature article)