Dr Golam Kibria is currently a Global Scientist of Artificial Mussel (AM) Pollution Watch Program, Australia. Golam planned/led pollution risk assessment (heavy metals) in Australia, Bangladesh, Greece, Myanmar, Russia, South Korea, Sri Lanka (as a Lead Scientist of the Global AM Pollution Watch Program). As a Senior Environmental Scientist, he planned and managed the collaborative pesticide research in Australia (in collaboration with CSIRO (Federal, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), DPI (Department of Primary Industries, Victoria) and the Centre for Ecotoxicology, New South Wales) during 2001-2012 periods. Dr Golam gained significant professional experience as i. Freshwater Pollution Specialist , ii. Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist, iii. Environment and Waste Officer, iv. Environmental Researcher, v. Climate Change Scientist, vi. Senior Environmental Scientist, vii. Lecturer and viii. Senior Scientific Officer. He supervised or trained up postgraduate research students/academic staffs, examined postgraduate thesis and taught/ trained up technical people, professionals, scientists, and grassroots people in Australia, Asia and Africa. Golam published three books on chemicals, climate change and pollution, four book chapters, 40 peer-reviewed journal papers, 36 peer-reviewed technical reports, nine technical presentations and 22 community capacity building and behavior changed environmental and sustainability articles. He has been a peer-reviewer of 15 International journal papers (Elsevier’s, Springer),Adjunct Professor, City University of Hong Kong. Dr Kibria managed programs & projects related to waste (plastics, e-waste, and food waste), pollution, low-carbon development, climate change, greenhouse gases, energy, water, agriculture, fisheries, pesticides, metals, nutrients, pathogens, public health, and community education. Apart from his Ph.D. training, he received training on wastes management (plastics, organics/food); sustainable development goals; corporate social responsibility; environmental community engagement; climate science; pollution risks and impacts assessment; cities & climate change; energy security and pollution monitoring using innovative technology. He is in the Editorial Advisory Committee (APN Science Bulletin) and Reviewer of Research proposals of the Asia-Pacific Network of Global Change (APN); Leader/creator of an open online Environmental Education Program for developing countries
A.K. Yousuf Haroon
Dr A.K. Yousuf Haroon is now a free-lancing Consultant (Fisheries), often works with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN,Bangladesh. His field of interests are marine and inland fisheries, wetlands, climatechange implications and adaptation management. Dr. Yousuf co-authored six books and four book chapters on fisheries, wetlands, pollution and climate change implications.Besides, he has to his credits more than 55 peer-reviewed research papers published in international and national journals, 40 peer-reviewed technical reports and proceedings,13 training modules/ manuals, 10 popular scientific articles, 22 outreach extension materials and one video clip on river shad (Tenualosa ilisha) fisheries management. Dr. Yousuf served the Department of Fisheries (DoF), Bangladesh as a Scientific Officer;Department of Biology, University of Basrah, Iraq as a Technical Teacher; National Water Plan Project of the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) as a Fisheries Consultant; Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) as Senior, Principal and Chief Scientific Officer; as National Technical Advisor, DANIDA-funded Strengthening Institutional Capacity of DoF (SICD) Project, ASPS II; as National Advisor, GEF-funded Support to the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) Project of BFRI; as Fisheries/ Aquaculture and Climate Change Specialist in FAO, Bangladesh; and as Environmental Specialist in the WB Group-funded Sustainable Coastal and Marine Fisheries of Bangladesh (SCMFPB) project, the preparatory phase of the DoF,Bangladesh.Apart from his Doctor of Science (Dr. Sci.) degree, he got higher educational training from the Centre for Environment and Estuarine Studies (CEES), Solomons, University of Maryland, Maryland, USA; Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand and Tietgen Business College, Odens, Denmark. He is a member of the Network of Tropical Aquaculture and Fisheries Professionals (NTAF), Penang, Malaysia; Asian Fisheries Society and WorldFish (defunct ICLARM), Malaysia.
Mr Gavin Rose has extensive experience in pesticide and organic contaminant residue testing. Previous roles include Research Fellow, Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management (University of Melbourne) and Senior Research Scientist and Group Leader Organic Chemistry, DPIE Victoria (now Agriculture Victoria) and State Chemistry Laboratory. Gavin has written or co-authored 20 scientific publications (peer-reviewed) and multiple technical reports since 2009. He has been a Technical Assessor for the National Association of Testing Authorities Australia (NATA) since 2002, specialising in ISO 17025 compliance for organic residues in foods and the environment. He was cited as a NATA Technical Assessor of the Year (one of three),NATA 2017 Annual Report. October 2017; National Association of Testing Authorities Australia (NATA) 70th Annual Report, page 38-39 https://www.nata.com.au/phocadownload/annual_reports/NATA_Annual_Report_2017.pdf
Md M. Maruf Hossain
Dr. Md M. Maruf Hossain is the Professor of Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. His major achievements over the years was Director (Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh); UN/IMO fellow (Global Protection of Marine Environment); Principal Investigator & Project Coordinator (impacts of shipbreaking on fisheries and fishers); National Consultant (Oil & Chemical Pollution) (NOSCOP) (NORAD/IMO); International consultant (Capacity building and enhancement of Fishery, Aquaculture and Biodiversity Conservation, Pollution Control in Bangladesh) (DFID, UK, DelPHE-UK, BCINSPIRE), higher study linkages programs with UK Universities; National consultant, BOPA/SIDA (SWEDMAR); Member, UNEP team for the regional report publication; Member of UN/DOLAS program and the pool of Experts on “Global Reporting and Assessments of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socio-economic Aspects"; Expert member for the 2nd Regular Process (2016-2020) by the UN. He has key research interests in several environmental areas including marine and coastal pollution, ecotoxicology, environmental impact assessment, water quality assessments, marine biodiversity and biosecurity. He has published two books (related to ship breaking impacts, EIA, Tannery Wastes) and 65 peer-reviewed journal papers and technical viii Pollution Risks, Impacts and Management reports. In addition to his Ph.D. training, Prof Hossain has completed a number of other training courses on environment and related issues such as postgraduate training on ‘EIA & its Management’ from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland & AIT, Thailand and on ‘Environmental Dynamics’ from the University Di-Venezia, Italy. Prof Hossain is actively involved with different Environment and Biodiversity group, editorial board and organisations.
Dr. Dayanthi Nugegoda is the Professor of Ecotoxicology at RMIT University, Australia and a lead researcher in the Aquatic Environmental Stress (AQUEST) Research Group. Her group has developed novel methods to assess monitor and evaluate the effect of toxicants and environmental stressors on aquatic organisms,and ecosystems. She has published >160 peer-reviewed journal articles, three books, five book chapters and >30 reports to industry. She has graduated 24 PhD and five MSc research students and currently supervises seven PhD candidates. She served (2012-2014) on the Independent Expert Scientific Panel on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining; and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) of Australia. She advises The New South Wales Environment Trust, the Australian Shipowners Association; the Research Councils of Hongkong, South Africa, Norway, France, Croatia and the Netherlands; and the OECD Validation Management Group for Ecotoxicity Tests (VMG-eco); In 2015, she served on the Scientific Reference Panel for Onshore Natural Gas and Water, Victoria, and the Science Panel for the Victorian Coastal Council. In 2017 she was invited by the Lead Scientist of Victoria to the Scientific Reference Group for Onshore Conventional Gas until 2020. In 2018 she established the Aquatic Pollution Prevention Partnership at RMIT University with Melbourne Water for research in the evaluation and management of pollution in the Melbourne Waterways Professor Nugegoda was elected President of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Australasia 2011–2013. In 2014 she was awarded a visiting Professorship at Tianjin, Chengxian University, China; in 2009 a Visiting Professorship at the Helmholtz Research Centre for Environment and Health, Munich, Germany; and a visiting Research Fellowship at the Flinders University Research Centre for Coastal and Catchment Environments. In 2019 she was awarded the RMIT Vice-Chancellors Award for Research Impact.