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A A Mamun

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Abdullah Al Mamun is a Bangladeshi physicist,[1] a professor of physics at Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.[2]

Early life and education

Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 31 December 1966, Mamun attended Jahangirnagar University where he gained a BSc and a MSc in physics.[3] As part of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan he gained a PhD in plasma physics at the University of St Andrews.[3]

He then performed postdoctoral studies in Germany and the UK, under an Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a Commonwealth Post-doctoral Research Fellowship. As well as his faculty position at Jahangirnagar, Mamun has a visiting position at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy.[4]

Research contributions

Prof. Mamun has published over 200 research articles.[5] The Institute of Physics (London) published his textbook on dusty plasma physics.[1]

Awards and honours

Mamun received the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences Gold Medal for Physical Sciences (Junior Group) in 2004,[2] and the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award in 2009 from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "JU Faculty selected as the recipient of Bessel Research Award", The Daily Star (Bangladesh), May 31, 2009 .
  2. ^ a b Academy Gold Medal Award, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, retrieved 2012-07-25.
  3. ^ a b "JU People Portal". Jahangirnagar University. 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "ICTP Associate and Federation Scheme Portal". , ICTP, Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Google Scholar: Citations". , Retrieved 1 February 2013.