Professor Dr. Md. Qumruzzaman Chowdhury joined as the Vice-Chancellor of Leading University on 01 March 2016. He was received at an auspicious reception ceremony. Danobir Dr. Syed Ragib Ali, Chairman, Board of Trustees of LU was present at the reception programme as the Chief Guest.
Dr. Md. Qumruzzaman Chowdhury is a Professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology where he has been a faculty member since 2001. He also currently served as the Proctor there. He was born in the district of Noakhali in 1977 in a respectable Muslim family. He received a B.Sc. from Khulna University and M.Sc. from the Netherland’s (Wageningen University).
He completed his Ph.D. at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan on Forest and Wood Science. His research interests lie in the area of Dendrochronology, Wood anatomy, Wood quality; Tree growth and different tradeoffs; climate, hydraulics, biomechanics; wood quality in relation to forest management and environmental factors.
He was a postdoctoral Researcher on Laboratory of Wood Biology and Xylarium, at Royal Museum for Central Africa in Belgium. He is proficiently trained in Tropical Forest Ecology and Management and Energy for Sustainable Development Specialization from the Netherlands and Sweden.
He was honoured by Postdoctoral fellowship from Belgian Federal Science Policy Office co-founded by the Marie Curie Actions from the European Commission, Japanese Government Scholarship, Netherlands Government Fellowship and Khulna University Merit Scholarship.
Dr. Qumruzzaman has around 25 publications in several peer reviewed scientific journals. He has served on roughly fourteen conference and seminar in home and abroad.
He has professional membership and community involvement in different organizations and associations.
Professor Dr. Tofayel Ahmed, Dean, Faculty of Business Administration delivered the welcome speech and the program was addressed by Lieutenant Colonel Munir Ahmed Quadery (Retired) Registrar of Leading University. Professor Dr. Md. Kabir Hossain Ex-VC of Leading University, Major General (Retd.) Professor Dr. Md. Nazmul Islam, Principal of Jalalabad Ragib Rabeya Medical College and Hospital and Member of the Board of Trustees of LU, Syed Abdul Hye, Senior Vice Chairman of Ragib Rabeya Foundation and Member of Board of Trustees of LU, Major (Retired) Shaikul Haque Chodhury Member Secretary of Board of Trustees of LU, all Head of the Departments / Sections, teachers and officials of LU were also present at the reception party.