M. Shamsher Ali

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M. Shamsher Ali
Born Kushtia, Bangladesh
Residence Bangladesh
Nationality Bangladeshi
Fields Theoretical Physics
Institutions Bangladesh Open University
Southeast University
Education Jessore Zilla School[1]
Alma mater University of Dhaka
Manchester University
Thesis  (1965)
Known for astrophysics

Muhammad Shamsher Ali (Bengali: ডঃ এম. শমশের আলী) is a former president of the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, former vice-chancellor of Southeast University[2] and former founder vice-chancellor of Bangladesh Open University.

Early life[edit]

Shamsher Ali was born in Bheramara, Kushtia, Bangladesh, to parents from Shingia, Jessore.


Shamsher Ali obtained his Master of Science (MSc) degree in physics from the University of Dhaka in 1960 and PhD in theoretical nuclear physics from Manchester University, UK in 1965. He was a professor of physics at the University of Dhaka from 1982 to 2006. Prior to teaching, he worked at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. He also worked the Pakistan and Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commissions in various positions including directorship of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Dhaka (1970–78). From 2004 to 2012, he served as the president of the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences.[3] He then served as the vice-chancellor of Southeast University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.[4]

Associations with academics worldwide[edit]

Dr. Shamsher Ali has been a member of several distinguished scientific bodies. These include:

Awards and honours[edit]

Dr. Shamsher Ali is a recipient of several national and international awards including:

He is an Honorary Fellowship (the highest award) of the World Innovation Foundation, (H.Q. in UK) ; Founded by Nobel Laureate Dr. Glenn Seaborg.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Curriculum Vitae of M. Shamsher Ali" (PDF). M. Shamsher Ali. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Moury, Morsheda (21 December 2008). "Seminar on AIDS at SEU". 2 (98). The Daily Star. The Daily Star. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Prof Dr M Shamsher Ali, former Founder Vice-Chancellor of Bangladesh Open University and former President of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, inaugurating a discussion meeting on "Holy Ramzan & Al-Quran" organized by Al-Arafah Islami Bank at Bangabandhu International Conference Center on Thursday. Shah Mohammad Waliullah, Khatib & Pesh Imam, Sobhanbagh Jeme Masjid, presented keynote paper.". The New Nation. THe New Nation. 5 July 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 August 2009. Retrieved 9 August 2009. 
  5. ^ a b c "Profile: Prof. Muhammad Shamsher Ali". Islamic Academy of Sciences. Islamic Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 

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