Prof. Dr. Mohammad Rafiqul Islam has joined Islamic University of Technology (IUT), a subsidiary organ of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), as the Vice-Chancellor on 01 September 2020 on being appointed by the Secretary General of the 57-nation OIC on the recommendation of the Government of Bangladesh.
Starting his professional life as Lecturer in 1994, he went through the ranks to become Professor in 2009 at the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).
In his chequered academic career, apart from BUET, Professor Islam also served as Professor at Department of Marine Technology, Faculty of Maritime Studies, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah while as Visiting Professor at two Malaysian Universities; namely, Universiti Malaysia Terrengannu (UMT) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).
Dr. Islam served as Syndicate member of the First Syndicate of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University and was also a Director of country’s leading shipyard, Khulna Shipyard Ltd. Currently, he is Associate Editor of the Journal of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
A distinguished academic, Professor Islam held many leadership positions including Director, Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and Project Director, Establishment of Ship Model Testing Center (Towing Tank) at BUET and Member of many International Advisory Committees and Conferences.
Professor Islam has a large number of research publications in prestigious national, regional and international journals to his credit.
In recognition of his outstanding performances, he received many awards and honours during his student life as well as in his professional life.
Professor Islam is married to Mrs. Almina Parvin and they are blessed with a daughter and a son.