Prof. Dr. Engr. Dil Afroza Begum
Professor Dr. Engr. Dil Afroza Begumis a Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chairman of the Technical Committee (ICS), IDCOL; Adviser to the Women Architects, Engineers and Planners Association, Bangladesh (WAEPA); Member of the Board of Accreditation for Engineering and Technical Education (BAETE); Member of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB); Member of the Bangladesh Society for Conservation of the Environment (BSCE); Member of the Standing Committee of the Academy of Sciences for awarding funds regarding agriculture; Vice President of the Chemical Engineering Alumni Association; Life Member of the Bangladesh Association for Advancement of Science (BAAS); Life Fellow and Former Central Council Member of the IEB; former member of the UGC; former Selection Grade Professor; and former Head of the Chemical Engineering Department, BUET (three terms). Professor Begum joined UGC on 12 June 2019 as a Full-time Member for 4 years. She has published 58 research papers and supervised many theses. One of her research papers has been patented in a foreign country and two research articles have been included in a chapter of a book published abroad. She served IEB for about 11 years as Vice Chair, Chair (Chemical Engineering Divisional Committee) and Central Council Member, and she was a member of various committees and editorial boards of IEB and BUET journals. Dr. Begum received the University Grants Commission Award, the Birsherestha Medal, and the ZONTA International Award of Honor for scientific achievements, as well as the Best Chairman Award (twice) for activities in IEB’s Chemical Engineering Divisional Committee. She has worked as an expert in various committees of the DOE, BCIC, BCSIR, BPC, Petro-Bangla, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, NILU, JICA and Ministry of Industries, Bangladesh. She has also served on 38 professional bodies and played an active role in various national issues such as gas export, the Fulbaria coalmine, catalytic converters, formulation of guidelines for the ship breaking industry, a feasibility study of the Chittagong Chemical Complex, and the introduction of CNG fuel in Dhaka. In addition, she has visited 12 countries for professional development.