M. Aminur Rahman
University Putra Malaysia
I have been working as a Senior Research Fellow (Senior Associate professor position) in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) since 2010, and have been involved in teaching/supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students in various fields of marine sciences, fisheries and aquaculture as well as conducting research on “Biology, ecology, diversity, breeding, seed production, culture and biochemical composition of sea urchins, sea cucumbers and fishes”. Meanwhile, I am involved in some international collaborative research work on marine biology, fisheries and aquaculture with scientists of different institutes, including Smithsonian Institution (USA), Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (Australia), Sultan Qaboos University (Oman), Kindai University, Japan, Sinop University (Turkey) etc., while others are under the process of establishment. Before that I had obtained my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Marine and Environmental Sciences from University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan (1995-2001), where I also did two years (2003-2005) JSPS postdoctoral research on “marine biology, reproduction, fertilization, hybridization, speciation and aquaculture in the Indo-Pacific sea urchins”. I also worked in the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, and USA for two years (2007-2009) in the same field with Atlantic sea urchins as the Smithsonian postdoctoral researcher. In addition, I worked as a Chief Researcher in the Ocean Critters Ranch, Inc., Crowley, Texas, USA on “breeding and propagation of various marine ornamental fishes and corals”. Moreover, I worked as a senior scientist in Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute during 1988 to 2007 in various fields of Breeding Biology, Nursing, Aquaculture and Fisheries Management. My expertise areas broadly lie in Marine and Freshwater Biology, Limnology and Aquatic Ecology, Reproductive Biology and Fertilization kinetics, Population dynamics, Breeding, Nursing and Seed Production, Aquaculture and Conservation, and Taxonomy and Evolution. My multidisciplinary research and educational backgrounds provide me a unique and novel perspective in conducting research work in a diverse field of Aquatic Biology and Ecology, Marine and Environmental sciences, Fish Nutrition, Aquaculture and Fisheries Sciences, and Biodiversity conservation, and thus enable me to coordinate with scholars in different academic disciplines. Besides, I have work experiences in organizing/conducting training courses, workshops, grant writings, academic seminars and so forth. I am committed to working with my students and maintaining professional relationship with many of them years beyond the classroom. Through my research works, I have published 110 scientific papers in international and nationally reputed high impact journals. I have written 2 books and 12 book chapters. A good number of scientific papers have also been presented and published in international conferences, symposia and workshops. I have also been serving as editors and editorial board members of some reputed journals and proceedings.