AABEA Atlanta-Southeast Chapter

Contact:
Dr. Saleh Uddin (uddinsaleh1@gmail.com)
Engineer Lutfur Khandaker (lrk2665@msn.com)


Website Contact
Saleh Uddin (uddinsaleh1@gmail.com)

MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA

Note: The membership of AABEA Atlanta-Southeast Chapter is not limited to Engineers and Architects. It is inclusive of professionals in the fields of Computer Science, Information Technology, Environmental Science, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences.

The membership of AABEA shall consist of Members, Associate Members, Honorary Members, Life Members and Life Associate Members.

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A. A Member of AABEA shall be a person of Bangladeshi origin with a degree (Bachelors, or Masters, or Ph.D.) in engineering, or architecture, or computer science, or environmental science who is a resident in North America. Any person of Bangladeshi origin having an EIT (Engineer-in-Training) or FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) certificate who is a resident in North America shall be eligible to be a member of AABEA. Any person of Bangladeshi origin having a registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) with any state or province of North America and who is a resident in North America shall also be eligible to be a member of AABEA.

B. An Associate Member of AABEA shall be a person of Bangladeshi origin residing in North America who is a student of B. S. engineering, or architecture, or computer science, or an Associate engineering graduate or Diploma Engineering graduate.

C. The CEC/EC may grant Honorary Membership to any individual who has made significant and outstanding contributions in preserving the aims and objectives of this organization. Honorary Members will not have the right to vote.


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ENROLLED MAMBERS with Short Profile (according to sequence of membership form submission)
(Note: This is not a complete list. Listed here are the ones provided consent and submitted memebership forms in 2019)
(Awaiting to receive membership form from several individuals)

In Memoriam: Dr. Shabbir Ahmed
Shabbir Ahmed, PhD, MS, BS, Electrical Engineering, Professor, Georgia Tech., Georgia

Shabbir Ahmed,
the Anderson-Interface Chair and professor in Georgia Tech’s H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), passed away on June 19, 2019. Ahmed was a valued ISyE faculty member who made important contributions to optimization theory, methodology, and applications (excerpt from Georgia Tech web site) From the earliest days of his academic career, Ahmed won accolades for his groundbreaking ideas. He received the INFORMS Dantzig Dissertation Award (2000) and a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (2002).Ahmed joined ISyE in 2000, where recognition of his accomplishments continued. He received the IBM Faculty Award in both 2002 and 2005, the 2017 INFORMS Computing Society Prize, and the 2018 Farkas Prize from the INFORMS Optimization Society. In 2014 he was appointed both as an ISyE Stewart Faculty Fellow and a College of Engineering Dean’s Professor. He was a Senior Member of IEEE and an INFORMS Fellow. Ahmed earned a B.Eng. in mechanical engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 1993, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1997 and 2000, respectively. He was devoted to his family and is survived by his wife, Rasha Ashraf, PhD (faculty at Georgia State University) and two daughters.

M. Saleh Uddin, PhD, MS, BS, Architecture, Professor of Architecture, Kennesaw State University, Georgia
Founder Chair, American International University-Bangladesh           Web: www.salehuddin.com

Dr. M. Saleh Uddin is a tenured professor of Architecture at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta. He is an educator, architect, artist, and author. He is the founder head of the department of Architecture at American International University-Bangladesh, and the founder chair of recently formed (2010) Bangladesh Green Building Council. He was an Assistant Professor of BUET in early 80’s and later the graduate program coordinator at the University of Missouri-Columbia in early 90’s. With four published books in the global market (English, Chinees, and Spanish) by McGraw-Hill and John Wiley, Dr. Uddin is also the Editor of Representation, The National Journal of the Design Communication Association. He is the current President of that organization. In addition, he has served as Chair for a number of international conferences on design and education. Dr. Saleh Uddin (with form.3 architects) is the winning architect (2011) of the prestigious under construction 150 feet tall, 450,000 sft new Gulshan Club of Dhaka. His other under construction large-scale designed project is the 13-storied 250-Bed general hospital (Bangladesh Medical Science & Technology) building in Dhaka. He has received numerous accolades that include the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Design Award, the Award of Excellence from the American Society of Architectural Perspectivists, and teaching excellence in two previous US institutions.

Lutfur R. Khandaker, MS, BS, Civil Engineering, PE. CEO and President of KBK Structural Design LLC, Georgia

Lutfur R. Khandaker, PE is the CEO and President of Global Operations, KBK Structural Design LLC and the President of Global Steel Fabricator and Erector, Inc. He received his M.Sc in Civil Engineering (Structures) from University of Colorado Boulder and his B. Sc. in CE from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET). With over 35 years experience nationally and  internationally, some of his projects include: Hilton sign (the tallest free-standing pylon sign in the world), the Stratosphere Tower sign, Harley Davidson Café sign in Las Vegas, 5 Times Square Building in NY., the Great Platte River Road Way Monument in NE, and Air Force Maintenance Complex in TN. His passion to contribute as much as he can to the technical field has lead him to assisting the AISC Manual Committee reviewing the “Hollow Structural Sections,” also contributing to BNBC (Building Code in Bangladesh) on the Steel Section and was on the team for developing OSHA sub-part R through SEAC committee, Colorado, USA in 1999. In 2010, he provided design concepts for “Alternative Response Technology” (ART) for the BP oil spill on Gulf of Mexico. Modern Steel Construction (MSC) published multiple technical articles written by Lutfur. He has been published by The Daily Newspaper, New Age publishing “Tazreen Fashion’s Fire: A Deep Scar” whose recommendations have been addressed and implemented in the industry. Lutfur has also appeared on NTV-Bangladesh Talk discussing “Earthquakes in Bangladesh”. He has presented in numerous technical seminar globally on steel structures and design using indigenous materials in developing country including FOBANA, IEB (Bangladesh), CONE (Bangladesh), and AABEA. Additionally, he is the pioneer who trained young engineers at Bangladesh on steel detailing and promote steel structures in Bangladesh.

M. A. Karim, PhD, MS, BS, Civil Engineering, P.E. Professor of Civil Engineering, Kennesaw State University, Georgia.

Dr. M. A. Karim had his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 1989 and 1992, respectively. He spent about six years as a full-time faculty at BUET. He came to USA in 1995 and finished my Ph.D. in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Cleveland State University, Ohio in 2000. He worked about three years for ALLTEL Information Services in Twinsburg, Ohio as an Applications Programmer. Then he worked about eight years (in two different times) for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) as a Senior Environmental Engineer (Solid Waste Permit Writer) and taught at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) as an Affiliate Professor before he went to Trine University in January 2008, as a full-time Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering. He taught part-time at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) while employed at Trine University. During his time at Trine University, he taught a course for VCU on-line using Wimba class room. He also taught at Stratford University, Richmond, Virginia campus as an adjunct faculty while working for VDEQ. Since Fall of 2011, he has been working for Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU), Marietta, Georgia as a full-time faculty in Civil and Construction Engineering. In 2015, SPSU merged with Kennesaw State University (KSU) and became one university. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Assistant Department Chair for the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer for the State of the Commonwealth of Virginia and Georgia. Dr. Karim has more than 30 journal and proceeding publications and several professional reports in the area of soil and sediment remediation, environmental management, wastewater treatment, statistical hydrology, engineering education, and soil stabilization and improvement soil engineering properties with fly-ash (FA) and sewage sludge ash (SSA). He is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Dr. Karim is also an ABET EAC Program Evaluation Volunteer (ABET EAC PEV) for Civil Engineering program. You can visit his website for further details.

Rasha Ashraf, PhD, Finance, MS, Industrial Engineering, BS Engineering, Assistant Professor, College of Business, Georgia State University

Dr. Rasha Ashraf is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. She received her Ph.D. in Finance from Georgia Institute of Technology, MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and B.Eng. from BUET. Rasha’s primary research areas include corporate governance, market for corporate control, institutional monitoring, executive compensation, and behavioral finance. Rasha is a member of the American Finance Association. Prior to joining in academia Rasha has worked in the Research and Development division at United Airlines. 

Forhadul Huq, MS, BS, Civil Engineering, Project Engineer in Sugarloaf Group LLC. Atlanta

Graduated from BUET in 1980. Began working at International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a subsection of the United Nations. Received his Master’s Degree in Hydro-Engineering from Brussels Engineering University in Belgium and “Specialty in River Management” from Oxford, England. Represented Bangladesh in Farakka Barrage in India. Currently working as a Project Engineer in Sugarloaf Group LLC. He has a passion for photography and writing poetry. Has a wife, Mukta Ahmed, and son Eric Ahmed.

Syed Shariful Hossain, MS, Computer Information Science, BS Mechanical Engineering

After completion of BUET bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, received master’s from South Alabama and moved to Atlanta in 2004. Started working at Kaplan as a software engineer. Worked in various companies in the same area of expertise. Married to Farzana Yesmin, have a 16 year old daughter Sanam and 7 year son Abran. Addicted to sport, avid fan of European soccer, Formula 1, NFL.

Mahbuba Ferdousi, MS, BS, Computer Science. Associate Dean of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer

Mahbuba Ferdousi is the Assoc. Dean and  Chief Information Officer of Oxford College Information Technology (OCIT)  Mahbuba started at  Emory University Information Technology on January, 1988 where for almost 20 years, she held several leadership roles, most recently the IT Technical Lead/Manager in charge of ERP PeopleSoft Infrastructure Team, the Oracle DBA team and the Web System Team. Mahbuba received her B.S. in Computer science from Wichita State University, Kansas in 1984. She continued her education to complete M.S. in Computer Science in 1986. She then moved as a Lecturer to the University of Georgia, Athens in January 1986 where she taught several Computer Science classes. She joined Emory University in January 1988 and is now continuing her career journey at Oxford College of Emory University.
Mahbuba Sultana, BS, Computer Engineering

Result-oriented Senior Consultant focused on analyzing complex business problems, designing appropriate solutions to business needs and managing business application development and rollout. Worked in IT Strategy Consulting and Services Industry for more than 19 years. Strong collaborative leadership coupled with “hands-on” IT experience. Proficient in Program and Project Management with the ability to interact with people at all levels; a successful track record of aligning people, projects, and priorities, effectively bridging the gap between IT and Business. Excellent communication skills and ability to easily adapt to environmental and organizational change, take direction, think fast, and execute with precision. Industry expertise in both communications, financial services, and retail as well as experience with start-up businesses. Experienced with Health Care IT. BS Computer Engineering 1999, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL. BS Economics 1990, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Hasan Imtiaz Chowdhury, PhD, Industrial Engineering, MS, BS, Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Hasan Imtiaz Chowdhury, was born in Aug. 14, 1960 in Chittagong, Bangladesh. In 1981 Hasan Chowdhury went to USA where he completed his B.Sc. in 1987 and M.Sc. in 1989 in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Chowdhury was involved in several research projects for Advanced Space Research Program for NASA during academic carrier. After completing his Masters’ degree he joined Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., in Houston, as Systems Engineer.  During his service he worked on Ethylene Plant, Stabilizer/ASL Storage & Handling Facility, Olefins plan, MTBE/Propylene Project, for countries like India, China, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Thailand and Bangladesh. In 2000, Dr. Chowdhury completed his Doctoral degree in Industrial Engineering in Operations Research area.  He had been in teaching arena since 1996. Dr. Chowdhury also served as MBA Program Director, Registrar, and Associate Dean. Dr. Chowdhury served as Vice Chancellor at Universities in Bangladesh.  Dr. Chowdhury believes in creating and developing quality institutions and finds more challenging rather than operating a well-established institution.

Anwarul Haque, PhD, Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Alabama

Dr. Anwarul Haque holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University, and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from BUET. His research areas include computational and experimental mechanics, mechanical characterization, ballistic and high strain rate testing, manufacturing and failure of composite materials. Dr. Haque has received a Fulbright Teaching and Research scholar award for spring 2020 to the European University of Madrid, Spain, where he will teach a course in “Resistance of Materials and Elasticity” that is relevant to the European curriculum in the department of aerospace engineering. He also will deliver guest lectures to faculty, graduate students and researchers in the areas of nanotechnology and digital manufacturing of composites. He will share his current research interests to international researchers for collaboration among UA, the European University of Madrid and European companies such as Airbus.

Pablo Biswas, PhD, MS, Industrial Engineering, BS Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Pablo Biswas is an assistant professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor in the Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics Department at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas. He received Ph.D. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He began his professional career as a Technical Business Consultant/Database Developer at Firm Credit Services of America, Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Biswas’s research interest is in the area of supply chain management, lean production systems, simulation, inventory control, operations research, and information systems.

Golam Mohiuddin (Golam), BSc/ASc Computer Engineering

Sonet Engineer at AT&T Technology Operations. Educational background includes Computer Application Programming and Business Administration.

Golam Mohiuddin (Muhib), Software Engineer

Golam Mohiuddin, is the Test Automation Engineer working for Builders Insurance. He is a late 70s arts student of Modan Mohan College, Sylhet, Bangladesh.  In United States he has attended/completed several vocational courses in field of Information Technology (IT engineering). Before starting at his current position, he worked for number of national and world-wide companies in USA, like AIG, Accenture Technology and Bell South etc. as a Test Leads and Project Managers for almost 20 years. He was a regular Singer of Radio Bangladesh, Sylhet during late 70s and early 80s. A former member (Music Secretary) of Bangladesh Udichi Shilpi Ghosti, Sylhet. He was the first President of Bangladesh Association of Georgia. Also holds the number positions at Mohona Shilpi Ghosti, Atlanta. Golam received Life Time Achievement Award in cultural arena, honored by Bangla Dhara (An old Cultural Organization of Atlanta, GA). And many more trophies and awards from Federation of Bangladeshi Associations of America (FOBANA) and others.


Sajjad Hassan, MS, BS, Electrical Engineering. SR. Georgia Power Company

Sajjad graduated with a BSEE degree from University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2005.  Then he completed his MBA (Finance and Management) in 2008 and MSEE in 2010 from the same university.  Sajjad has over 11 years of working experience in the utility industry.  He currently works as an Electrical Engineer at Georgia Power and previously held several engineering positions at Southern Company. He started his career at UAB, where he was an IT intern and then transitioned to a full-time position as a Network Administrator.  Working with NASA on the Remote Operation Command Center project and leading the NERC CIP project for Southern Company are some of his mentionable achievements.  He also managed a $500,000 fund at UAB as a portfolio manager for two years. Sajjad loves to travel, invest in stock market and enjoys to spend time with his family.  He actively participates in cultural events and has volunteered at Children’s Hospital, United Way, Heart Walk, Citizens of Georgia and NASA Community Outreach Program.

Dewan Arsalan, BS, Computer Science

Dewan Arsalan (Neetol) is currently working as Critical Situation Manager at Fiserv. Previously, He was a Security Engineer at AT&T and Fiserv. Arsalan graduated from University of South Alabama with double major in Business Administration and Computer Science. When not glued to the computer screen, he likes to spend time with music, painting and sports. His goal is to live every day to its fullest and travel the world and see as much as someone can.

Raunac A. Khandaker, MS, BS Civil Engineering, contracted structural engineer to the Federal Government

Raunac A. Khandaker, a recent graduate from the Georgia Institute of Technology receiving, both her M. Sc. in Civil Engineering (Structures) and B. Sc. In Civil Engineering (Summa Cum Laude). During her undergrad, she served as President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and hosted the annual Regional Conference. Raunac became a member of Society of Women Engineers, and Ambassador for the School of Civil Engineering. She was selected as the Commencement Speaker for the Master’s Ceremony, 2018. She currently is a works at Parsons in Maryland where she is a contracted structural engineer to the Federal Government.  Additionally, she enjoys collaborating with her father, Lutfur Khandaker, PE who is also a structural engineer. She is co-author of many engineering articles that were published nationally and internationally. She plans to continue her structural engineering career while contributing to the field, focusing on developing countries.

Shehreen Saleh, M. Arch, BS Arch/Interior

Shehreen Saleh is a professional designer with a masters degree in architecture from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville and undergraduate in architectural studies and interior design from the University of Missouri - Columbia. She has worked for in the professional design and architecture industry for 5 years and is very strong with technical design software. She has worked for some of the top architecture firms in the world and is currently working at a design and engineering firm in Atlanta.

Ruben Amin, MA, B Arch

Ehsanul Amin has a Bachelor’s of Architecture degree from the University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh.  In addition he is a Motion Designer with a Master of Arts Degree in Motion Media and Broadcast Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. He has over 4 years of professional experience  in the Motion Design field, where he has worked for a Tech Company, and is currently working for a trade association/creative agency in Atlanta, GA. He has strong skills in Motion Design and animation. He also has skills in Videography/Photography and Architecture Design. Besides Motion Design he also has over 2 years of professional experience in the Architecture field, where he has worked for a few Architecture firms in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

Zaheen Uddin, BS Mechatronics Engineering

Zaheen Uddin holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Kennesaw State University, a degree that combines Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science. During his college years he focused on engineering studies as well as programming in languages like Python and MATLAB. His career path direction shifted to web-development and IT as he currently is undergoing a paid training bootcamp.

Mohammad Kamal Hossain, PhD, MS, BS, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Tuskegee University

Dr. Mohammad Kamal Hossain is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tuskegee University. He received his PhD, MS, and BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), USA, Tuskegee University (TU), USA, and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh, respectively. His specialization is in the areas of materials and design. Before coming to TU, he worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor and Research Faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UNLV. He is an ex-cadet of Mirzapur Cadet College (MCC), Bangladesh. Besides Dr. Hossain’s scholastic pursuits, he is/was affiliated with the following organizations and activities: President: East Central Soccer Officials Association (ECSOA); USSF Registered Soccer Referee; Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Registered Soccer Referee; Auburn City Recreational Soccer League Referee; Advisor: Tuskegee United Soccer Club, TU; Sponsor/Coach: U16 Boys Soccer Team: Askar-Anwara Family Soccer, Auburn City Recreational League, Auburn, AL; Sponsor/Coach: 7v7 Adult Soccer League, Auburn City Recreational Soccer, Auburn, AL; Manager/Owner: Auburn-Tuskegee Bangladeshi Premier League Team; Soccer Coach: U13 Girls, Fall 2017, U13 Boys, Spring 2017, and U10 Girls, Fall 2016, Auburn City Recreational League, Auburn, AL; Member: FBI Middle District of Alabama Multicultural Advisory Committee (MCAC), Montgomery, Alabama FBI Office; Member: Tuskegee University Chapel Advisory Council; Advisor: Bangladesh Students Association (BSA), TU; Advisor: Muslim Students Association (MSA), TU; Board of Director: Auburn Islamic Center (AIC), Auburn; Vice Principal, Treasurer, and Teacher: AIC Sunday Islamic School, Auburn, AL; Advisor: Bangladesh Students Association (BSA), UNLV, Spring 2008-Summer 2008; President: Bangladesh Students Association (BSA), UNLV), Spring 2004-Fall 2007; General Secretary (GS): Engineering University Central Students’ Union (EUCSU) in 1996-1997; Captain: Suhrawardi Hall Soccer Team, BUET, Bangladesh, 1996 (Champion Team); Games Prefect: Fazlul Haq House, MCC, 1988-1989. His wife is Dr. Shamim Ara Begum (Ex-BUETian-Civil) and son, Ahnaf Hossain, is a 10th grader.

Shamim Ara Begum, PhD, MS, BS, Environmental & Civil Engineering, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Tuskegee University
Dr. Shamim Ara Begum is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Tuskegee University. She is a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Alabama, USA. She received her PhD, MS, and M. Engineering in Environmental Engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherland, and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh, respectively. She completed her B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from BUET. Her specialization is in the areas of water and wastewater treatment. Her husband is Dr. Mohammad Kamal Hossain (Ex-BUETian-Mechanical) and son, Ahnaf Hossain, is a 10th grader.

Sajjad I Khan, BS, Mechanical Engineering

Born in Faridpur Bangladesh.  Spent childhood in West Pakistan.  Adolescence spent in Faridpur and Dhaka Bangladesh.  Attended Faridpur Zilla School, Notre Dame College, Dhaka, and Dhaka University (temporarily).  Moved to United States in 1980 to study engineering.  Graduated December 1984 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.  Moved to Southern California in 1985, started professional career there.  Transferred to Philadelphia, PA in late 1986. Married my childhood sweetheart Mahmuda Khan Putul in 1989.  First child Naveed Khan was born in November 1991 and in May of 1996 our daughter Samah Khan was born.  We moved to Atlanta region in 2000.  Have been residing in same place ever since. Worked in various engineering field including design of environmental systems for data processing centers, mechanical system design and analysis for nuclear power plants.  For the last 20 years have been working in engineering management  for various custom manufacturing companies of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. A sports junkie and love to play golf.

Anwar Khan, MBA in Management Information Science, Computer Information Science
Sr. Validation Engineer/Team Lead – General Motors Inc.

Skilled professional open to new opportunities, and a chance to utilize 23+ years of hands-on professional experience to contribute to the success of a team and company in today's dynamic technology-focused industries.
Work Experience:
Sr. Validation Engineer/Team Lead – General Motors Inc. à Present
Sr. Network Engineer/Team Lead AT&T (Nexius Insight Inc.) 
Sr. Test Engr Architect Global Team/Openet Telecom Inc.
Sr. Configuration Management Developer – T-Mobile USA.
Sr. Systems Engineer – Convergys Corporation Inc.
Education : Computer Information Science, Software Engineering. MBA – Management Information Science

Sudhamoy Bhattacharjea, Mechanical Engineering

Right after graduation in December 1969, started working in Bangladesh Machine Tools at Joydevpur... worked there for 12 years before moving to United States... worked 7 years in industries in Philadelphia/ New Jersey area before moving to Georgia...worked for Westinghouse in one of their subsidiaries in South Carolina for 22 years until retirement in 2012.

Gauranga Banik, PE, PhD, MS, BS, Civil Engineering, Professor & Head, College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology, Oklahoma State University

Dr. Gouranga Banik is currently serving as Division Head and Professor for the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at Oklahoma State University. Prior to this position, Dr. Banik was the Department Chair and Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Tennessee State University and tenured professor at Southern Polytechnic State University (currently Kennesaw State University). Dr. Banik received his BSCE and MSCE from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) and another master from University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST). Dr. Banik received his doctoral degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University. Dr. Banik spent over 18 years as faculty in the academia and 8 years in the industry working in both the private and public sectors as an engineer and/or project manager. As registered professional engineer and certified project manager (PMP). Dr. Banik has numerous refereed publications in the area of civil engineering and construction management. He has presented his research in several well-known and peer-reviewed conferences, such as ASEE, ASCE, ASC, WEFTEC and CIB, and published articles in those conference proceedings. He presented his research all over the world, including the United States, Canada, Greece, Italy, Brazil, and the Philippines. His research interests are in the area of sustainability, resilience, composite materials, risk and higher education. He is a fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), member for American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and Transportation Research Board (TRB), and the others. He currently serves as associate editor for the Journal of Architectural Engineering. In his life time, he received several awards including Teacher of the Year award, ASCE Outstanding Faculty award, National Teaching Award, Best Paper award and the others. Dr. Banik lives in Marietta, Georgia with his wife Bulbul. He is proud dad of one daughter and one son. He was very involved in the greater Atlanta community activities while he was working at Atlanta. He enjoys travelling and spending time with his friends and family members.

Mir Mujibar Rahman, ME, Retired, Former Executive VP of RD&E and Chief Engineer of Pirelli

Mir Mujibar Rahman, an avid student of curricular and extra-curricular activities of 50’s & ‘60s Dhaka graduated from BUET in 1963 (ME). In BUET he was GS-Mechanical Engineering Association, Captain Basketball Team, Doubles-Badminton Champion. He published the 1st Athletic Souvenir to commemorate the transfer of Ahsanullah Engineering College to EPUET. As the GS of the South Engineering Hostel he renamed it to Nazrul Hall in 1962. He received a German Govt. scholarship in 1964 studying in TU-Darmstadt, taught in TU-Berlin spent all his professional life developing new technologies: Fiber Optics, Energy products, HT Superconductivity, Submarine Cable & Future Technologies. He has several patents, many technical papers. He retired as an Executive VP of RD&E and Chief Engineer of Pirelli in 2003 and became a board member of Fiberline International (2003-2018). Rahman has been involved in many social activities and led various organizations in Europe as General Secretary and President: International Students’ Association, Bangladeshi movement and Associations. He Initiated the BUET Alumni in Bangladesh in 2001-03. Currently, he is the Chairman of the board for BUET Alumni of North America and involved in many social activities. He lives in Atlanta with his wife Shameem Ara.

Tofael Khan, MS, BS, Mechanical Engineering, Senior Software Engineer, IBM Corporation

Upon completion of his Masters from University of Texas, Arlington in 1995 - Tofael joined AT&T as a software engineer and moved to Atlanta, Georgia.  In 2005, he transitioned to IBM Corporation as a senior software engineer.  He lives in Johns Creek, Georgia with wife Sadia Khan and son Nabeel Khan.  He is involved with a local charity (naasr) and charity organizations in Bangladesh for various health, education and welfare related projects.

S. Wali Haider, PhD, MS, BS, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Dr. S. Wali Haider graduated from BUET (then EPUET) in 1968 in Mechanical Engineering. He taught for two years as a lecturer in the same department.  He completed Masters and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, USA in 1976. He worked at Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Bethlehem, PA from 1976 to 1982 as an in-house consultant for manufacturing process optimization. He later Joined Texas A&M as a faculty in Industrial Engineering in 1982. Finally, he joined IBM as a consultant in the area of Production Management and Supply Chain Management in 1984 retiring from there in 2008. He and his wife, Maria, founded Crabapple Montessori School, Alpharetta, GA.  He currently assists in the operation and growth of the school. They live in Roswell, GA. They have two daughters. The older daughter, Dania, is a practicing lawyer and the younger one, Saira, works for an IT recruiting company.  

Gazi Bazlur Rashid, MBA, M. Engg., BS in Mechanical Engineering

Gazi B. Rashid completed MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)in Troy, NY, USA in 1997, Master of Engineering in Energy Technology from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand in 1982 and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 1971. He worked in General Electric (GE) for about sixteen years in GE Power in the field of Inventory Analysis, Planning and Forecasting of power plants flow parts. Before that he worked in Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for about twenty two years mainly in the field of power plant construction and maintenance. He is married with wife, one daughter, one son and two grand kids. He retired from General Electric in 2012 and lives in Atlanta, USA.
Selina Mustafa (Molly), BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Selina Mustafa is an engineering/technology professional with 20+ years of experience.  Selina currently consults globally as an expert in financial systems, Big Data, Data Analytics, MDM, business development. Graduating with BSE/BA in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mathematics in 1997, Selina started her career in prestigious BAT-US engineering Management Trainee (MT) program. In 1999, she was assigned as process innovation engineer in BAT-US R&D, delivering operational excellence and product development to reduce CO2 and youngest to publish her research. In 2005, Selina switched careers to IT management in financial industry joining the leadership team to develop the first large scale PMO at SunTrust Bank. In 2010, she led the delivery of 250 million enterprise technology transformation program. Her team delivered the first Finance Data Warehouse, Risk Capital calculation, Performance Measurement system, Data Mining, Business Intelligence. In 2012 Selina started her global consulting career, partnering with ex-CIO of Celcom Malaysia Mr. Abu Hanizar on several business development projects, globally, including Getco, Bangladesh Bank, City Bank, etc. A certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Selina provides corporate training in Six Sigma certifications. A corporate diversity leader promoting equality and diversity in workplace, Selina was awarded “Georgia’s Most Powerful and influential Women 2013” by the US National Diversity Council.   
Sabina Shahnaz, MS, BS, Civil Engineering

Mohammed Chowdhury, PhD, Assistant Professor of Statistics and Data Science, Kennesaw State University

Dr. Mohammed Chowdhury received his Ph.D. in Statistics from The George Washington University in 2013 and joined Kennesaw State University in Fall 2015. Prior to joining at Kennesaw State University, he worked as a Post Doctorate Fellow at NIAMS, NIH from 2014 to 2015. Before that he served as an Academic Analytics Researcher at K12 institute from 2013 to 2014. His research work is focused on Nonparametreic Regression, Bayesian Analysis, Survival Analysis, Competing Risk Model, Item Response Theory and Longitudinal Data Analysis.

Mokter Hossain, PhD, Lecturer of Software Engineering, Kennesaw State University

Dr. Mokter Hossain is a Software Engineering Faculty member in the College of Computing and Software Engineering at the Kennesaw State University, Marietta, GA-30060, USA. Dr. Hossain is a professional Software Engineering Teacher, Computer Science and Mathematics Educator, Author, Researcher, and Entrepreneur. He has 15+ years of teaching and research experience in undergraduate and graduate levels; and 5+ years of Software Development and Automation Engineering industry experience in the United States and Bangladesh. Dr. Hossain has authored about 20 books on Computer Science, Programming, and Information Technology in Education. A list of Dr. Hossain’s book is available at: https://drmokter.wordpress.com/mybooks/. He has also published about 30 conference and journal papers that have about 200 citations recorded on Google Scholar, demonstrating that these publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field of STEM Education.

Hafiz Ahmed, PhD, PE, Lockhead-Martin Aeronautical Co.

Moonmoon Saleh, BS Biochemistry, Nortside Hospital, Atlanta

Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from Louisiana State University and Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from Dhaka University. Worked as a Laboratory QA Supervisor to set up a new lab at Dhaka Square Hospital in 2006. Currently working as a Microbiology Scientist at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.

Mozharul Eric Hussain, BS Industrial Engineering

Faruque Hossain, PhD, Environment, Assistant Professor of Construction Management, Kennesaw State University

Dr. Faruque Hossain has over twenty years experiences in research and industry practices in building, energy, environmental, civil, and critical infrastructure projects. He worked at several fortune listed companies (STV, Skanska, Delta Airlines, Con Edison, MWH Global ) and managed several landmark multi billion dollars projects. Faruque also worked for New York City as a member of senior management team and interacted with the highest-level government officials of local, state, federal, and international agencies for collaborating to build a sustainable Earth. He got his PhD from Hokkaido University, did post graduate research in engineering at University of Sydney, and executive education in architecture at Harvard University. He is the editor of several international journals of sustainable engineering related field. Dr. Hossain renowned as the industry leader and innovative scientist in the field of sustainable planning and designing. He has dozens of publications in world-class journals and he wrote two books published by Elsevier. Recently, Hossain was leading the team of world class architects, engineers, scientists, and consultants for the development of largest urban infrastructure design and build project in USA history ($8 Billion for LaGuardia Airport Development) as the lead consultant of Delta Airlines Inc. Currently he is working at the department of construction management of Kennesaw State University as an Assistant Professor.