Professor and Dean, Faculty of Fisheries, Bangabandhu
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University

Short Biography
I am Prof. Dr S M Rafiquzzaman, currently working as Professor and Dean, Faculty of Fisheries,
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University. I have been involved in research and
academics since 2004 soon after awarding MS and BS in Fisheries from Bangladesh Agricultural
University. I have started my carrier as an aquaculture scientist in Bangladesh Fisheries Research
Institute (BFRI). Then I switched to the teaching profession in the Department of Fisheries Biology and
Aquatic Environment, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU After joining in the university, I have received Korean Government Scholarship
for pursuing the PhD in the Department of Biotechnology, Pukyong National University, Busan, South
Korea which most renowned university in the field of fisheries science. I am currently doing researches on
different cross-cutting issues related to blue economy and fisheries like development of organic shrimp
farming, identifying indigenous probiotics with different exoenzymes, aquaculture and functional activity
of seaweed, low-cost aquafeed development through financial assistance of different national and
international funding organizations. I have already published 35 publications in different national and
international peer-reviewed journals. Apart from my PhD and on-going research, I have been maintaining
a strong intimate with this area of research and development and have participated in many seminar,
symposium, training and workshop both nationally and internationally. I am also working as consultant at
different national and organizations. I have supervised more than 30 students as major supervisor and
supervisory committee. Besides the academic and research, I also involved in different administrative
responsibilities including Head of the Department, Provost at residential hall, additional director,
institutional quality assurance cell and other nationally important committee member. I feel comfortable
processing several challenging things at one time.
Selected Publications:
1. Bokhtair, S. M., M. A. Ali, M. A. Z. Chowdhury, K. U. Ahmed, M. K. Hassan, M. Ahmed, M.S. Bhuiyan,
O. F. Mashuk, M. M. Rahman S. M. Rafiquzzaman, Md Faruque Hossain (2022). Yield Improvement
of Gracilaria tenuistipitata by Optimizing Different aspects in Coast of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Scientific Reports, 12:4174.
2. Mohammad Khairul Alam Sobuj, Md. Ariful Islam, Md. Shoebul Islam, Md. Mohidul Islam1, Yahia
Mahmud & S. M. Rafiquzzaman (2021) "Effect of solvents on bioactive compounds and antioxidant
activity of Padina tetrastromatica and Gracilaria tenuistipitata seaweeds collected from
Bangladesh. Scientific Reports | (2021) 11:19082 | -021-98461
3. Mohammad Khairul Alam Sobuj, Md. Ariful Islam, Md. Amdadul Haque and Md. Mohidul Islam, Md
Jahangir Alam, and S. M. Rafiquzzaman (2020). Secondary metabolites and antioxidant activities of
different crude extracts of two seaweeds collected from Bangladesh. Journal of Food Measurement
and Characterization.
4. Rafiquzzaman, S. M., Ahmad, M. U. Lee, J. M., Kim, E. U., Kim, D. G., Kim Y.O. & Kong, I. S. (2015).
Phytochemical composition and antioxidant activity of edible red alga Hypnea musciformis from
Bangladesh. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. doi:10.1111/jfpp.12688.
5. Rafiquzzaman, S. M., Lee, J. M., Kim, E. U., Mohibullah, M., Alam, M. B., Moon, II. S., Kim, J. M. & Kong,
I. S. (2015). Anti-Alzheimers and anti-inflammatory activities of glycoprotein purified from edible
brown alga Undaria pinnatifida. Food Research International, 77, 118-124.