Dr. Abdus Salam is full Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. After completing his BSc (Hon’s) in Chemistry and MSc in Physical Inorganic Chemistry, University of Dhaka, he completed his PhD degree in the Technical University of Vienna, Austria. He did his Postdoctoral research in the Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University, Canada. He was also working as a visiting scientist in the center for Atmospheric Chemistry, York University, Canada.
He is the principal investigator of two monitoring stations for atmospheric pollution and chemistry studies in Bangladesh. He has been leading a group of 25 members including PhDs, MS, and 4tth year projects students. He has been collaborating with many international organization including NASA, USA; SPARTAN, Dalhousie University, Canada; StratoClim, AWI, EU project; Stockholm University, Sweden, etc.
His research interests are on air quality monitoring and characterization in urban and background locations, FOG and Rain water chemical composition, sources identification, biomass burning, brick kilns and traffic emission, black and brown carbon, human health and climate impact.