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Prof. Dr. Munaz Ahmed Noor
Dr Munaz Ahmed Noor is working as Professor in Civil Engineering Department at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) Bangladesh. He received his B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering and M. Sc. degree in Structural Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1995 and 1997, respectively. He was awarded University Gold Medal for best academic performance in both the degrees. Earlier to this he was also awarded the presidential Gold medal for standing first in combined merit list in HSC. He was then awarded a scholarship by Asian Development Bank and received his PhD in Civil Engineering from University of Tokyo, Japan in 2000. Between 2000 to till now
he participated in numerous earthquake and concrete material related private and public projects. He visited Bangalore, India in 2004 for further training on earthquake Engineering. He contributed to and conducted many seminar and short courses on Earthquake Engineering and concrete technology in Bangladesh. His main research interests are in concrete technology, urban safety, climate change, earthquake engineering and disaster risk management. In May 2005 he visited, Delft, Netherlands and participated in a short course on Private Public Partnership (PPP). In July 2007 he visited Japan to participate in a short course on seismology. He contributed a chapter in book titled “Climate change and growth in Asia”, from Edward Elgar Publishing. He edited “Earthquake resistant design manual” on behalf of Bangladesh Earthquake Society where he is elected as General Secretary. He is the author of the popular book “Designing with grade 500 steel” published from UPL. He is also the author of many national and international journal and conference papers. From the end of 2008 till the beginning of 2010 he completed eight short courses on Disaster Risk Management framework and climate change offered by World Bank Institute with “earthquake and megacities initiatives (EMI)”. Currently, he is holding the position of vice Chairman, civil engineering division of BSTI. Earlier to this he was the Chairman of Cement and Bonding material committee of the same department. Recently, he has been elected as the Vice-Chairman, of the Civil Engineering Division, Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB). He is also the member of “Digital Bangladesh Task Force” headed by honorable Prime Minister. He is also active in many social and professional organizations.