A. M. Harun-ar-Rashid

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A. M. Harun-ar-Rashid
Born (1933-01-05) 5 January 1933 (age 82)
Barisal, Bengal, British Raj (now Bangladesh)
Fields Physics
Institutions University of Dhaka
University of Texas, Austin
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Islamabad
Alma mater University of Dhaka
University of Glasgow

A. M. Harun-ar-Rashid is a Bangladeshi physicist and Bose Professor of Physics at the University of Dhaka. He is the nephew of Shamsuddin Abul Kalam.


Rashid earned his BSc and MSc in Physics from University of Dhaka in 1953 and 1954 resepectively.[1] He then completed his PhD from University of Glasgow in Theoretical Physics in 1960.


Rashid joined University of Dhaka as a Lecturer of the Department of Physics. He became Professor in 1972. He is the founder and chairman of the Department of Theoretical Physics in University of Dhaka in 1975.[1] He became Chairman of the department in 1979. In 1993, he was named Bose Professor of Physics in the same university. He was also a Professor, Theoretical Physics and Director, Institute of Physics, University of Islamabad during 1967–1971.[1]

He served as the Director of Computer Center (now the Institute of Information Technology, University of Dhaka) in the University of Dhaka.

He was a Visiting Professor in Institute für Theoretische Kernphysik, International Center for Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London, University of Texas, Austin and University of California, Los Angeles.

He was a Senior scientific officer and principle scientific officer, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission during 1962–1967. He served as the Vice president of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh during 1992–1993

Honors and awards[edit]

  • Ekushey Padak, 1991
  • Raja Kalinarayan Scholarship awarded by the University of Dhaka to the most outstanding graduate every year[1]
  • Awarded the Best Science Writer Award by the Government of Bangladesh in 2005


  1. ^ a b c d "Professor A.M. Harun-ar-Rashid". Bas.org.bd. Retrieved 2011-10-17.