Azam Ali (scientist)

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Azam Ali
Native name আজম আলী
Nationality Bangladeshi
Alma mater

Azam Ali is a Bangladeshi scientist known to developea wound dressing, which earned him the Bayer Innovators Award in 2010.[1]


Ali obtained his bachelor's and master's in chemistry from Jahangirnagar University in 1988 and 1991 respectively. In 2000, he obtained a Ph.D. degree in polymer science and engineering and nanotechnology from the Universiti Sains Malaysia.[2]


Ali joined Materials Science and Engineering department of Pohang University of Science and Technology as a post-doctoral research fellow in 2000. He joined the Chemistry department of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on October 2000 and worked till July 2003 as a post-doctoral research fellow. There he conducted research on nano photoresist synthesis, photolithography, polymeric/biopolymeric biomaterials development, tissue engineering, materials and biomaterial characterisation. He spent years working in various institutes in Malaysia (Malaysian Palm Oil Board), Japan (JAERI), South Korea (POSTECH). He worked as a Senior Scientist and Biomaterials Research Leader at AgResearch during July 2003 – April 2013.[2] In 2013, he joined as a senior lecturer at the University of Otago, Dunedin Campus.[3]



  1. ^ "Wool protein wound dressings win AgResearch scientist prestigious award". AgResearch. 27 August 2010. Archived from the original on 14 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Staff Profile: Ali, Dr Azam". AgResearch. Archived from the original on 12 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dr Azam Ali". University of Otago.