Monthly Archives: October 2014

Muslima Akhter, a name of Bangladeshi born license holder Master Scuba Diver in Australia

This is not so easy for a Bangladeshi girl to become a diver, especially for a girl born in rural village in Bangladesh. But Muslima showed that she could make this happen after getting necessary training. As a result, she took herself in a level of providing training to divers in Australia. She has been taking so many interested people to deep see water and and showing the phenomenon of nature under sea water. She has been serving as a diving trainer in an international training center, called, Padi. She is residing in keyern’s of Queen’s land of Australia.

Muslima Akhter (Bengali: মুসলিমা আক্তার) is a Bangladeshi, born in Kapasia sub-district under Gazipur district. She is in the 4th position among her 5 brothers and sisters. With great surprise, she had studied in a Madrasa, Digab Amjadia senior kapasia madrasa and completed her Fazil certification (equivalent to master degree) in 2003. Later she had decided to go to India to get training on food and drink in 2005. She had joined in Jevenia hotel of Hydrabad, India after her training and worked there for two years. Later she had flown to Maldives from India. She had worked in an organization with food and drinks, named, Fariba in Maldives. Later she was prompted there as an accountant. She had started dreaming to explore the deep region of the ocean and kept saving money to get training during the period she worked there. In the meantime, she had started getting training and completed 3 special training in 6 months for becoming Scuba diver which resulted her to became Pedi master Scuba driver.

The life of Muslima is no different compare to the equal age girl of the rural villages of Bangladesh. She became a victim of early marriage in her early life. With various social barriers, she continued her studies. The marriage which gave her a daughter, Jerin, had not lasted for long.

The girl who started her education in Madrasa, later became victim of early marriage, got separated with a daughter, had not broken-up with ups and downs of life, but tried her luck in different professions in different country which resulted her a respectable peaceful life in Australia with a challenging career as Scuba (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) diver and trainer.

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Sumaya Kazi, the founder of, one of the most influential entrepreneur women in the world

Sumaya Kazi (Bengali: সুমাইয়া কাজী or সুমাইয়া আন্দালিব কাজী), a relatively new name of Bangladeshi origin in the world arena influenced globally. Sumaya has been recognized by BusinessWeek as one of America’s “Best Young Entrepreneurs”, CNN as a “Young Person Who Rocks”, Silicon Valley Business Journal as a “Woman of Influence”, and by UTNE Reader Magazine as one of “50 Visionaries Changing Your World”.

She is the founder of Sumazi, which was selected from more than 1,200 start-ups around the world to compete as a finalist at the prestigious TechCrunch Disrupt Start-up Battlefield, where it won the Omidyar Network award for “Startup Most Likely to Change the World”. In 2005, she was one of the first social media managers to lead social strategy at a Fortune 500 company.

Sumaya Kazi was born on 17th July 1982 in Hollywood, California in 1982 and grew up in Moreno Valley, California in United States of America. She is the daughter of Dr. Nizam Uddin Kazi (Bengali: ডক্টর নিজাম উদ্দিন কাজী) and Merina Kazi Totinee (Bengali: মেরিনা কাজী তটিনি) who belongs to Feni, district of Bangladesh. She is the oldest among her 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Sumaya Kazi attended college courses at Riverside Community College, advancing in mathematics while attending Landmark Middle School. Kazi attended Canyon Springs High School too. She attended the University of California, Berkeley graduating in 2004 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Business.

After completing her graduation, she started working at Sun Microsystems as a Senior Social Media Manager for the Global Communications division. At the time of working at Sun Microsystems, at the age of just 23, she founded her first company The CulturalConnect, a media publishing company with a series of online magazines spotlighting young minority professionals and connecting them with each other and the non profit world. She started with the magazine, DesiConnect, reaching out to young movers and shakers of South Asian descent. She added few more, The AsiaConnect, The MidEastConnect, The LatinConnect, and The Africana Connect gradually to reach globally. With her continuing effort, she founded Sumazi, the social intelligence platform used by brands, celebrities and enterprises in April 2011.

Recognition: Sumaya Kazi has several recognition starting from very early of her life. Here is a list-

  • Voted as “Most Likely to Succeed” by her senior class in Canyon Springs High School
  • 1998: Won the title of Miss Inland Empire (California) and become top five finalist in the California Distinguished Young Women competition, resulting scholarship toward college
  • Kazi, along with her team, won first place in the Haas School of Business Cisco & Deloitte E-Business case competition
  • 2006: BusinessWeek Magazine, America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs Under 25
  • 2007: CNN, Young People Who Rock
  • 2007: Brass Magazine cover story
  • 2007: Silicon Valley Business Journal, Dynamic Super Connector
  • 2008: ABC7 KGO-TV, Bay Area Trailblazer and Community Leader
  • 2009: UTNE Reader, Top 50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World
  • 2011: GenJuice, The Top 100 Most Desirable Mentors
  • 2012: YFS Magazine, 10 San Francisco Entrepreneurs to Watch
  • 2012: Forbes, Female Founders to Watch from UC Berkeley
  • 2012: Reuters, Most Influential Executives on the Web
  • 2014: British Bangladeshi Power & Inspiration 100
  • 2014: Top 10 Inspirational Bangladeshis Around the World

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3. Daily Mirror
4. Dhaka Tribune
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Dr. Shuvo Roy, a Bangladeshi born American, led a team of 40 researchers in the United states which invents the world’s first implantable artificial kidney

As we learn from Wikipedia, Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also known as chronic renal disease (CRD), is a progressive loss in renal function over a period of months or years. Chronic kidney disease globally resulted in 735,000 deaths in 2010 up from 400,000 deaths in 1990.

This is the information we have in our hand for chronic kidney disease. The above statistics along with the following one in terms of the growing number of transplants is not pleasing one to read-out though.

Statistics by country, year and donor type

Country Year Cadaveric donor Living donor Total transplants
Canada 2000 724 388 1,112
France 2003 1,991 136 2,127
Italy 2003 1,489 135 1,624
Japan 2010 208 1276 1,484
Spain 2003 1,991 60 2,051
United Kingdom 2003 1,297 439 1,736
United states 2008 10,551 5,966 16,517

In this circumstance, the following pieces of information are worth referring as an article written by Gary Becker and Julio Elias on “Introducing Incentives in the market for Live and Cadaveric Organ Donations” estimated the price tag for human kidneys ($15,000); not at all a cheap figure within the reach of majority people globally.

In this situation world-wide, Dr. Shuvo Roy (Bengali: শুভ রায়), PhD, a bio engineer on the faculty of the UCSF School of Pharmacy and the technical director of The artificial kidney project, led a team of 40 researchers in nine laboratories in the United states which invents the world’s first implantable artificial kidney. After successful transplantation, this can be a potential alternative to dialysis and transplants for patients with end-stage kidney failure.

The device has shown such promise that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration selected it as one of three projects for a special fast-track approval process. Researchers hope it will be ready for a human trial in 2017.This is expected that an artificial kidney could be manufactured for $30,000 or less. Testing in animals could begin by about 2016, but it would probably be 2020 or later before the device, if proved effective, could be one to use in regular transplantation.

The artificial kidney device will cost about $20 million to develop and take it through its first clinical trial, though the team has grants and gifts of about $7 million.

The implantable device will mimic the filtration functions of a kidney as well as its ability to maintain water and salt balances, produce Vitamin D and regulate blood pressure and pH. The bio-compatible device will attach to the circulatory system and remove toxins to the bladder as waste. The device will allow patients to live untethered from dialysis machines and eat and drink more normally. Most interestingly, the device can be powered by the human body’s circulatory system.

The man behind all of these, Mr. Shuvo, was born on 10th November 1969 at Rosangiri (Bengali: রোসাংগিরি) in Fotikchori sub-district (Bengali: ফটিকছড়ি উপজেলা) in Chittagong district (Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম) of Bangladesh though some Indian media mistaken and later realized him as the citizen of India.

Mr. Shuvo is the son of Dr Ashok Nath Roy (Bengali: অশোক নাথ রায়) and Mrs. Ratna Roy (Bengali: রত্না রায়). His father is a man from Rosangiri in Fotikchori sub-district and his mother Mrs. Ratna Roy is from Alkoron of Chittagong metropolitan city.  His grandfather, Mr. Nogen Dey, was a professor of English in Sir Kanungopara Ashutosh college of Boyalkhali. He has one younger brother, Joy roy, a vascular surgeon and sister Choity roy, a anesthetic; both of them are residing in USA. His wife, Monica mathuse (Bengali: মনিকা ম্যাথুস) is an US citizen.

In his early life, Mr. Shuvo was admitted to a nursery school of Siddeshari at the age of just 5 years. But they had to go to Uganda for his father’s profession as doctor in 1974. He had completed his secondary certification from Jinja senior secondary school in Uganda. He had gone to USA and completed his under graduation from Mount union college of Oliyons. He had achieved lots of awards and honor in his life. Here is a growing list of his awards, honors, career, awarded grants, and publications thanks to .

“Awards and Honors of Shuvo Roy

Mount Union College 1989 William and Burdella Carl Mathematics Award
Mount Union College 1992 Senior Physics Prize
Case Western Reserve University 1998 Ruth Barber Moon Graduate Student Award
Crain’s Cleveland Business 1999 Top 40 Under 40
BioMEMS and Biomedical Nanotechnology World Meeting 2001 Clinical Translation Award
Technology Review Magazine 2003 MIT TR100 Award, Top 100 Young Innovators
NASA 2004 NASA Group Achievement Award, Harsh Environment MEMS
Materials Research Society 2004 Ribbon Award, Outstanding Symposium Paper, MRS Fall Meeting
Crain’s Cleveland Business 2005 Who’s Who in Biotechnology
Cleveland Clinic 2005 Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award
Cleveland Clinic Science Internship Program 2006 Mentor Recognition Award
Cleveland Clinic 2007 Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award
Southwestern Surgical Congress 2008 Thomas G. Orr Memorial Lectureship
Biotechnology Industry Organization 2009 Biotech Humanitarian Award Finalist
Biomaterials Journal 2009 Images of the Year Selection
Vodafone Americas Foundation 2011 mHealth Alliance Award
University of California, San Francisco 2012 UCSF Outstanding Faculty Mentorship Award, Finalist
BayBio Pantheon 2012 Rising Star Award
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 2012 Innovation Pathway 2.0 Award
Applied Innovation Institute 2013 Fellow
Heinz Awards 2013 Requested Nominator

Overview of Shuvo Roy
Shuvo Roy, PhD, is a bio engineer focusing on the development of medical devices to address unmet clinical needs through strong collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach.

Dr. Roy is a professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences (BTS), a joint department of the UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, and is a faculty affiliate of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3). He is the director of the Bio design Laboratory located on the Mission Bay campus. In addition, he serves as the Technical Director of The Kidney Project and is a founding member of the UCSF Pediatric Device Consortium. He has developed and currently teaches a course on medical devices, diagnostics, and therapeutics and regularly lectures on the medical device design process to UCSF graduate students and to national and international academic and industry audiences. He is the author of more than 100 publications and co-author of three book chapters, and holds multiple patents for device developments.

Before joining UCSF in 2008, Roy co-directed the BioMEMS Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, focusing on clinical applications of MEMS. In 1992 he earned a BS degree, magna cum laude, for triple majors in physics, mathematics, and computer science, from Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio. In 1995, he earned an MS in electrical engineering and applied physics and, in 2001, he earned a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science, both from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

He is the recipient of a Top 40 under 40 awards by Crain’s Cleveland Business in 1999 and the Clinical Translation Award at the 2nd Annual BioMEMS and Biomedical Nano technology World 2001 meeting. In 2003, Dr. Roy was selected as a recipient of the TR100, which features the world’s 100 Top Young Innovators as selected by Technology Review, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Magazine of Innovation. In 2004, he was presented with a NASA Group Achievement Award for his work on harsh environment MEMS. In 2005, Dr. Roy was named as a Who’s Who in Biotechnology by Crain’s Cleveland Business. In 2005 and 2007, he was recognized as a Cleveland Clinic Innovator. In 2009, he was nominated for the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s Biotech Humanitarian Award, which is given in recognition of an individual who has used biotechnology to unlock its potential to improve the earth. In 2012, he was presented the Rising Star Award by BayBio Pantheon, and in that same year, he received the Innovation Pathway 2.0 Award from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Most recently, he was recognized as a Fellow by the Applied Innovation Institute in 2013.

Awarded Grants of Shuvo Roy
Shuvo Roy, PhD was the Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) for the following NIH grants.

Project Title Project Number Fiscal Year
Biocompatibility of Implantable Renal Replacement Devices 5R01EB014315-03 2014
Biocompatibility of Implantable Renal Replacement Devices 5R01EB014315-02 2013
Biocompatibility of Implantable Renal Replacement Devices 1R01EB014315-01A1 2012
Miniaturized Implantable Renal Assist Device for Total Renal Replacement Therapy 5R01EB008049-03 2009
Miniaturized Implantable Renal Assist Device for Total Renal Replacement Therapy 7R01EB008049-02 2008
Miniaturized Implantable Renal Assist Device for Total Renal Replacement Therapy 1R01EB008049-01 2007
Microneedle Array for Catheter Drug Delivery 7R21EB003272-02 2004
Microneedle Array for Catheter Drug Delivery 1R21EB003272-01 2003

Publications of Shuvo Roy

  1. Chung P, Heller JA, Etemadi M, Ottoson PE, Liu JA, Rand L, Roy S. Rapid and Low-cost Prototyping of Medical Devices Using 3D Printed Molds for Liquid Injection Molding. J Vis Exp. 2014; (88).
  2. Kim S, Roy S. Microelectromechanical systems and nephrology: the next frontier in renal replacement technology. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2013 Nov; 20(6):516-35.
  3. Kim EJ, Fleischman AJ, Muschler GF, Roy S. Response of bone marrow derived connective tissue progenitor cell morphology and proliferation on geometrically modulated microtextured substrates. Biomed Microdevices. 2013 Jun; 15(3):385-96.
  4. Humes HD, Buffington D, Westover AJ, Roy S, Fissell WH. The bioartificial kidney: current status and future promise. Pediatr Nephrol. 2014 Mar; 29(3):343-51.
  5. Fissell WH, Roy S, Davenport A. Achieving more frequent and longer dialysis for the majority: wearable dialysis and implantable artificial kidney devices. Kidney Int. 2013 Aug; 84(2):256-64.
  6. Chung P, Rowe A, Etemadi M, Lee H, Roy S. Fabric-based pressure sensor array for decubitus ulcer monitoring. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2013; 2013:6506-9.
  7. Etemadi M, Heller JA, Schecter SC, Shue EH, Miniati D, Roy S. Implantable ultra-low pulmonary pressure monitoring system for fetal surgery. IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed. 2012 Nov; 16(6):1208-15.
  8. Jelin EB, Etemadi M, Encinas J, Schecter SC, Chapin C, Wu J, Guevara-Gallardo S, Nijagal A, Gonzales KD, Ferrier WT, Roy S, Miniati D. Dynamic tracheal occlusion improves lung morphometrics and function in the fetal lamb model of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jun; 46(6):1150-7.
  9. Muthusubramaniam L, Lowe R, Fissell WH, Li L, Marchant RE, Desai TA, Roy S. Hemocompatibility of silicon-based substrates for biomedical implant applications. Ann Biomed Eng. 2011 Apr; 39(4):1296-305.
  10. Ferrell N, Desai RR, Fleischman AJ, Roy S, Humes HD, Fissell WH. A microfluidic bioreactor with integrated transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) measurement electrodes for evaluation of renal epithelial cells. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2010 Nov 1; 107(4):707-16.
  11. Ferrell N, Groszek J, Li L, Smith R, Butler RS, Zorman CA, Roy S, Fissell WH. Basal lamina secreted by MDCK cells has size- and charge-selective properties. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2011 Jan; 300(1):F86-90.
  12. Chandrana C, Talman J, Pan T, Roy S, Fleischman A. Design and analysis of MEMS based PVDF ultrasonic transducers for vascular imaging. Sensors (Basel). 2010; 10(9):8740-50.
  13. Groszek J, Li L, Ferrell N, Smith R, Zorman CA, Hofmann CL, Roy S, Fissell WH. Molecular conformation and filtration properties of anionic Ficoll. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2010 Oct; 299(4):F752-7.
  14. Melvin ME, Fissell WH, Roy S, Brown DL. Silicon induces minimal thromboinflammatory response during 28-day intravascular implant testing. ASAIO J. 2010 Jul-Aug; 56(4):344-8.
  15. Chandrana C, Kharin N, Vince G, Roy S, Fleischman A. Demonstration of second-harmonic IVUS feasibility with focused broadband miniature transducers. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control. 2010 May; 57(5):1077-85.
  16. Datta S, Conlisk AT, Kanani DM, Zydney AL, Fissell WH, Roy S. Characterizing the surface charge of synthetic nanomembranes by the streaming potential method. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2010 Aug 1; 348(1):85-95.
  17. Fissell WH, Roy S. The implantable artificial kidney. Semin Dial. 2009 Nov-Dec; 22(6):665-70.
  18. Kim EJ, Boehm CA, Fleischman AJ, Muschler GF, Kostov YV, Roy S. Modulating human connective tissue progenitor cell behavior on cellulose acetate scaffolds by surface microtextures. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2009 Sep 15; 90(4):1198-205.
  19. Fissell WH, Hofmann CL, Ferrell N, Schnell L, Dubnisheva A, Zydney AL, Yurchenco PD, Roy S. Solute partitioning and filtration by extracellular matrices. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2009 Oct; 297(4):F1092-100.
  20. Kim EJ, Boehm CA, Mata A, Fleischman AJ, Muschler GF, Roy S. Post microtextures accelerate cell proliferation and osteogenesis. Acta Biomater. 2010 Jan; 6(1):160-9.
  21. Mata A, Kim EJ, Boehm CA, Fleischman AJ, Muschler GF, Roy S. A three-dimensional scaffold with precise micro-architecture and surface micro-textures. Biomaterials. 2009 Sep; 30(27):4610-7.
  22. Conlisk AT, Datta S, Fissell WH, Roy S. Biomolecular transport through hemofiltration membranes. Ann Biomed Eng. 2009 Apr; 37(4):722-36.
  23. Nath P, Strelnik J, Vasanji A, Moore LR, Williams PS, Zborowski M, Roy S, Fleischman AJ. Development of multistage magnetic deposition microscopy. Anal Chem. 2009 Jan 1; 81(1):43-9.
  24. Ferrara LA, Gordon I, Coquillette M, Milks R, Fleischman AJ, Roy S, Goel VK, Benzel EC. A preliminary biomechanical evaluation in a simulated spinal fusion model. Laboratory investigation. J Neurosurg Spine. 2007 Nov; 7(5):542-8.
  25. Melnik K, Sun J, Fleischman A, Roy S, Zborowski M, Chalmers JJ. Quantification of magnetic susceptibility in several strains of Bacillus spores: implications for separation and detection. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2007 Sep 1; 98(1):186-92.
  26. Fissell WH, Manley S, Dubnisheva A, Glass J, Magistrelli J, Eldridge AN, Fleischman AJ, Zydney AL, Roy S. Ficoll is not a rigid sphere. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2007 Oct; 293(4):F1209-13.
  27. Fissell WH, Fleischman AJ, Humes HD, Roy S. Development of continuous implantable renal replacement: past and future. Transl Res. 2007 Dec; 150(6):327-36.
  28. Mata A, Boehm C, Fleischman AJ, Muschler GF, Roy S. Connective tissue progenitor cell growth characteristics on textured substrates. Int J Nanomedicine. 2007; 2(3):389-406.
  29. Fissell WH, Manley S, Westover A, Humes HD, Fleischman AJ, Roy S. Differentiated growth of human renal tubule cells on thin-film and nanostructured materials. ASAIO J. 2006 May-Jun; 52(3):221-7.
  30. Smiechowski MF, Lvovich VF, Roy S, Fleischman A, Fissell WH, Riga AT. Electrochemical detection and characterization of proteins. Biosens Bioelectron. 2006 Dec 15; 22(5):670-7.
  31. Schneider T, Moore LR, Jing Y, Haam S, Williams PS, Fleischman AJ, Roy S, Chalmers JJ, Zborowski M. Continuous flow magnetic cell fractionation based on antigen expression level. J Biochem Biophys Methods. 2006 Jul 31; 68(1):1-21.
  32. Talman JR, Fleischman AJ, Roy S. Orthogonal-coil RF probe for implantable passive sensors. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2006 Mar; 53(3):538-46.
  33. Lopez CA, Fleischman AJ, Roy S, Desai TA. Evaluation of silicon nanoporous membranes and ECM-based microenvironments on neurosecretory cells. Biomaterials. 2006 Jun; 27(16):3075-83.
  34. Benzel EC, Kayanja M, Fleischman A, Roy S. Spine biomechanics: fundamentals and future. Clin Neurosurg. 2006; 53:98-105.
  35. Mata A, Fleischman AJ, Roy S. Characterization of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) properties for biomedical micro/nanosystems. Biomed Microdevices. 2005 Dec; 7(4):281-93.
  36. Nath P, Roy S, Conlisk T, Fleischman AJ. A system for micro/nano fluidic flow diagnostics. Biomed Microdevices. 2005 Sep; 7(3):169-77.
  37. Benzel E, Ferrara L, Roy S, Fleischman A. Micromachines in spine surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2004 Mar 15; 29(6):601-6.
  38. Mata A, Su X, Fleischman AJ, Roy S, Banks BA, Miller SK, Midura RJ. Osteoblast attachment to a textured surface in the absence of exogenous adhesion proteins. IEEE Trans Nanobioscience. 2003 Dec; 2(4):287-94.
  39. Mata A, Boehm C, Fleischman AJ, Muschler G, Roy S. Growth of connective tissue progenitor cells on microtextured polydimethylsiloxane surfaces. J Biomed Mater Res. 2002 Dec 15; 62(4):499-506.
  40. Mata A, Boehm C, Fleischman AJ, Muschler G, Roy S. Analysis of connective tissue progenitor cell behavior on polydimethylsiloxane smooth and channel micro-textures. Biomed Microdevices. 2002 Dec; 4(4):267-75.
  41. Kotzar G, Freas M, Abel P, Fleischman A, Roy S, Zorman C, Moran JM, Melzak J. Evaluation of MEMS materials of construction for implantable medical devices. Biomaterials. 2002 Jul; 23(13):2737-50.
  42. Benzel EC, Ferrara LA, Roy S, Fleischman AJ. Biomaterials and implantable devices: discoveries in the spine surgery arena. Clin Neurosurg. 2002; 49:209-25.”

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Md. Zahid Hossain Khan, the first Bangladeshi campus representative of Wikipedia in Bangladesh

Zahid hossain khan (Bengali: মো: জাহিদ হোসাইন খান) alias Aashaa (আশা) became the first ever Bangladeshi campus representative of Wikipedia. He has been working in Dhaka University in expanding the activities of Wikipedia as campus representative. In general, the campus representatives are working with teacher and students of educational institutes. They are selected in different universities of different countries of the world in order to implement educational activities of Wikipedia. The selected representatives are working in the universities about various project related training, free knowledge practices. A number of 41 campus representatives are working in English Wikipedia. He was involved with Wikipedia since 2009. He had edited more than 5000 in English, Bengali and other languages. He is the volunteer of Open source network, Bangladesh mathematics Olympiad, Open knowledge foundation etc.

He was born on 29th July 1988. He had studied his SSC and HSC certification from Bangladesh Navy School & College, Chittagong in 2005 and 2007 respectively. He had completed his bachelor degree in International relations in 2012 from Dhaka University. He had completed his masters degree in 2013.


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Dr Hasan Shaheed, a Bangladeshi renowned scientist led a team which invents the first solar helicopter of the world and engaged with his next big thing, controllable capsule robot project

This is Dr. Hasan Shaheed (Bengali: ড.হাসান শহীদ), a Bangladeshi renowned scientist led a team along with Prof. Ante Munjiza which invents the first solar helicopter of the world and engaged with his next big thing, controllable capsule robot project.

The team was consisted of 7 students of Queen Marry university of England. Dr Hasan Shaheed is the Assistant professors of Queen marry university’s school of engineering. Another Bangladeshi, Sakir ahmed, was also in the team.

An Iraqi student, Ali abdai, was started research on solar helicopter in 2011 under Mr. Hasan. The model of the solar helicopter can fly without any problem, the speed too can be controlled; but this helicopter can not run with solar energy, required battery to run.  The team started working on this joined to overcome this problem.  The project of solar helicopter extended to continue in masters level. Another 6 students joined with him in the team and Professor Antonio Munjia also joined with them as assistance coordinator. The focus of the team was to run the helicopter with solar energy with three goals as light, durable, and energy-efficient. The solar run helicopter, named as solar-copter came into existence with a wight of just 1 kilogram. A solar simulator with the combination of halogen lamp was made to determine the flying capacity of the solar-copter. The four wings of the copter started moving after the operation was started with remote control. The solar copter fled up giving surprise to everyone. This is the story of the invention of the first solar copter in the world.

The outer look of solar copter is not our familiar appearance of helicopter. The familiar helicopter has two propeller-one of the top and one the tail or two in the top. But the solar-copter has 4 propellers in 4 corners in equal distance from the center which is known as quad rotor or quad-copter for getting the most solar energy from sun. The news of the solar copter circulated in technology based famous magazine of the world like Gijmag, design book. The world famous TV channel, Discovery, was telecast a report on solar-copter in their daily planet show.

The team members of the solar copter had worked on different aspects-Sakir Ahmed researched on the present condition of solar energy and the potentiality of solar cell to be used for solar copter. Kazimierz Wojewoda researched on size and structure. Jibs Ahmed researched on the materials to be used for solar copter; Aly Abidali worked on the creation of solar panel and other challenges.

Dr Hasan Shaheed was born at Hanua village of Bakerganj sub-district of Barisal district. He had completed secondary and higher secondary school certificate certification from Barisal Cadet College. Later he had completed his graduation as first class first from Dhaka University in applied physics from Electronic and communication engineering department. He had gone to Sheffield university of UK with commonwealth scholarship in September 1997. He researched on the controlling of the hand of robot. Later he completed his PHD degree from Sheffield university of United Kingdom (UK). He had joined in the Queen marry university as professor after completing his PHD in 2001. He is now researching in robotics and control in school of engineering and material science department as a senior professor. He was included in the list of top 100 most influential Bangladeshi (British Bangladeshi power and inspiration) residing in UK. His wife, Ms Mohsina Mahmuda Ferdous, is researching in genetic engineering in PHD level in Bronel University. The couple has as 5 years old daughter Nuyaima.

In 2007, a book, named as Alien: somvabona and Sondhan (Bengali: এলিয়েন: সম্ভাবনা ও সন্ধান) and in 2008, another book, named as, Mohabisser mohakash (Bengali: মহাবিস্ময়ের মহাকাশ) was published from samay prokason (Bengali: সময় প্রকাশন) in Bangladesh. Another book, Parallel Computing for Real-time Signal Processing and Control was published from Springer publisher of England as co-author along with another two authors, M Osman Tokhi, M. Alamgir Hossain. He is now busy with his next big thing, controllable capsule robot project which is already selected for innovation award of Queen’s marry university.

List of his publication:
Link of Mohabisser mohakash (মহাবিস্ময়ের মহাকাশ):
Link of Alien: somvabona and Sondhan (এলিয়েন: সম্ভাবনা ও সন্ধান)
Link of England publisher (Parallel Computing for Real-time Signal Processing and Control):


  • Received ‘Drapers’ Prize for Developments in Teaching and
  • Learning, 2010-’11,’ Queen Mary, University of London, UK
  • Shortlisted for ‘Drapers’ Awards for Excellence in Teaching, 2009
  • ’10,’ Queen Mary, University of London, UK
  • Nominated for Drapers’ ‘Awards for Excellence in Teaching, 2008
  • ’09, 2009-’10 and 2010-’11,’ Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Postal address:
School of Engineering and Materials Science
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
Telephone: (0)20 – 7882 – 3774, fax: +44 (0)20 7882 3390

The members of the team:
P J Fani:
KG Eorge:
Irmantas Burba:
Kazimierz Wojewoda:
Jibs Ahmed:
Aly Abidali:
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The first secretary couple of Bangladesh, Faizur Rahman Chowdhury and Nasima Begum

A couple was posted as Secretary, the highest place of the administration, for first time in the history of Bangladesh. Mr. Md. Foyjur rahman choudhury (Bengali: মোঃ ফয়জুর রহমান চৌধুরী), one of the couple has serving as the secretary of DUDOK (দুদক-দুর্নীতি দমন কমিশন) or Durniti Domon Commission (Anti corruption commission) since 01st March 2010 while another one of the couple, Mrs. Nasima begum (Bengali: নাসিমা বেগম) is serving as the acting secretary of Social welfare ministry. Foyjur rahman has been working as full-time secretary since 2013 and Nasima begum got her appointment on 8th January 2014 (Wednesday).

Nasima begum was working as Deputy Director in social welfare department earlier before prompting to the post of Secretary. Both of them were joined as magistrate in admin cadre in Comilla district in 1983. The couple has two sons in their personal life.

Mr. Rahman was born on 16th December 1959 in Mohonganj sub-district in Netrokona district. He is the son of Late Mr. Sydur rahman choudhury Atika khatun choudhury. He had completed his SSC certification from Railway Govt. high school of Mymensingh sadar and HSC certification from Ananda mohon Govt. college of Mymensingh. He had earned his degree in LLB (Honor’s) and LLM from Dhaka University in 1981 and 1982 respectively.

Mrs. Nasima was born on 10th January 1960 in Munshiganj district in Bangladesh. She had completed her Hon’s and Masters Degree from the University of Dhaka in Islamic History and Culture. She had joined to Bangladesh Civil Service on 3rd April, 1983 as Assistant Commissioner and Magistrate. Out of 30 years of service she served 19 years in the Field Administration and rest of the time in different Ministries and Organizations. She was promoted to Deputy Secretary to the government and posted as Secretary, Bangladesh Freedom Fighter’s Welfare Trust under the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs on 10th February 2003. She served as Deputy Secretary in the Local Government Division and Ministry of Public Administration (Erstwhile Ministry of Establishment) then. She was promoted to Joint Secretary on 19th February 2009 and posted in the Ministry of Social Welfare. She has completed National Defense Course (NDC) in 2011. She was promoted to Additional Secretary on 8th February 2012 and posted as Director General, Department of Social Services. She has appointed as Secretary-in-charge of the Ministry of Social Welfare on 08th January 2014. She was promoted to Secretary and has been serving as Secretary of the Ministry of Social Welfare (MoSW) since 07th August 2014. The couple is blessed with two sons Syed Ahmed Chowdhury (Nasif) and Fahim Ahmed Chowdhury (Nayeem) in their personal life.

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Rezaul Hassan, a visionary Bangladeshi national founded a multinational company with over 2300 Tele-communication companies as subscribers in 78 countries in all continents and over 80 millions of users worldwide.

Rezaul Hassan, a visionary Bangladeshi national founded a multinational company with over 2300 Tele-communication companies as subscribers in 78 countries in all continents and over 80 millions of users worldwide.

The statistics are no surprise for Bangladeshi own company. The name of the company is, yes, REVE systems. Mr. Rezaul Hassan is the founder and the group CEO of the organization. REVE Systems is IP-based communication industry produces software for cheap Tele-communication. In brief, this is a Telecommunication & Software Solution provider, has a wide assortment of products, ranging from backbone infrastructure to peripheral products, including middle-ware. The company today holds a leadership position in Mobile VoIP, Softswitch & Billing and Bandwidth Optimization solutions. REVE Systems is RED Herring’s 2012 Top 100 Global Winner and has also received many awards for its softswitch iTel Switch Plus, which includes 2012 NGN Leadership Award and 2011 Unified Communication Excellence Award.

The French word, REVE, means dream. The dream of Rezaul Hassan, REVE systems started its operation by 2003. Ajmat Iqbal, a fresh graduate of BUET in Computer science was taking care of the technical side by then. He is now serving as the CEO of the organization. Few days later, Momi Monjil was joined in software development and Raihan Hossain joined in marketing in 2005. They all made the concept and thinking of Rezaul Hassan. At present Momi Monjil is serving as Head – Software Development and Raihan Hossain as Head – Global Sales. Mr. Craig Span takes care of the sales activities of REVE Systems for the North American and South American region. He is a Political Science graduate from George Washington University, Washington, D.C; Craig has been actively working to develop strong customer relationships across the continents.

The first product of the company was billing software, Itel billing, was an automatic bill generator of VOIP telephone call. The team of REVE systems attended in a fair in Thailand through Bangladesh Computer Samiti. With their surprise, a visitor bought their software with cash payment. The team of REVE systems continued developing different products like Itel Mobiile, Call back dialer, PC dialer software. Few months earlier the team came up with a product in GSM mobile world congress in Berselona which can bring new dimension of tide in fixed phone business. With this VOIP call can be made from mobile, but the call will be through fixed phone; will cut the cost.

Rezaul Hassan is the son of a business person, A B M Hasan and housewife, Rabeya hasan. He is the second among 3 of his brothers. He had passed his SSC from Khilgaon Govt. high school in 1982. He had completed his HSC from Notre Dame College. Surprisingly he had completed his graduation in Agro science from Bangladesh agricultural university. Later he had completed his MBA degree from IBA of Dhaka University. In his early career he had switched his career to the field of information and technology from other job in 1998. He had joined in Prosika computer system as Chief executive officer. He had joined in Global network (now aamra network) as Chief executive officer. He organized this organization as specialized corporate internet service provider.

The head office of REVE systems is in Singapore. The main development of software is in Bangladesh and India. The REVE Systems has more offices in US, UK, Lebanon, Jordan and Pakistan.

The wife of Rezaul Hassan, Monnujan Nargis is a pharmacist, works along with him in his business. They joined to start a fashion house, La REVE in few years earlier.

REVE systems has attended in international information and technology fairs like Communication Asia, Gtex, Mobile congress in each year. Do you know the start of the company? The company was started from a garage of Khilgaon area of Dhaka with just 6 employees and the number of the employees of the company has grown up to 300 now.

Products of REVE systems:

  • iTel Mobile Dialer Express
  • iTel Mobile Call Through Dialer
  • iTel Mobile Hybrid Dialer
  • iTel Switch Plus
  • iTel Billing
  • iTel PC Dialer
  • iTel Byte Saver
  • iTel Mobile Top Up
  • iTel VAS

Awards of REVE systems:

  • INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for Exceptional IP Communications Solutions
  • REVE Systems wins Red Herring’s Top 100 Global Award for 2012
  • REVE Systems wins Red Herring’s Top 100 Asia Award for 2012
  • NGN Leadership Award for being a Global Technology Leader
  • Unified Communications Excellence Award for Outstanding Innovation
  • INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for Exceptional IP Communications Solutions
  • iTel Byte Saver has received 2010 Communications Solutions “Product of The Year” Award
  • iTel Mobile Dialer Express has received IP Telephony-2010 Excellence Award
  • iTel call back dialer receives TMC Labs 2010 award for Bringing Innovations to IP Industry

Address of REVE systems:
Corporate office
SINGAPORE: WCEGA Tower, 21 Bukit Batok Crescent, Unit 15- 84, Singapore 658065. Tele:+65 3157 5040, +65 6491 5550
Regional offices
BANGLADESH: Facilities Tower (11th & 12th Floor) Kha-199/2, Maddhya Badda, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh.Locate on
UK: 6 High Street, Hanslope, Milton Keynes, MK19 7LQ, United Kingdom.Phone+44 7918 600345
INDIA: F-12, Kalkaji, New Delhi 110 019, IndiaPhone +91 11 43046790, Tele: +91 11 40554791
USA:  744 South Street #56, Philadelphia, PA 19147, Phone+1 215 618 3570, Fax+1 215 618 3571
HONG KONG:  Boss Commercial Centre, Unit No 9-05, 28 Ferry Street Kowloon, Hong Kong

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A planetarium of USA named after Bangladeshi born scientist Dr. Sultana ahmed khan

A planetarium of Elizabeth City State University is named after Bangladeshi born physics professor Dr. Sultana A. Khan (Bengali: অধ্যাপক সুলতানা আহমেদ খান).She was a long-time director of the institute, a physics professor and recipient of the UNC Board of Governor’s Excellence in Teaching Award, has been the facility’s director since its inception in 1990.

Dr. Ali Khan, provost and vice-chancellor of the ECSU Division of Academic Affairs, is her husband and their son, Dr. Ahmed Khan, is a physician.

The ceremony was happened 33 years of her employment for Dr. Khan at ECSU in 8th January 2014 (Tuesday) in the presence of Akramul kader, diplomat of Bangladesh, Dr. Wilie J. Gilchrist, Chancellor of the university, Bishop arnest R. Sutton, member of trusty board, Dr. Gimie R. Genkinsong, President of Living stone college, and many other .

Sultana ahmed khan was joined in this university in 1978 as a professor. She had played a special role in making this planetarium in 1990. She is the director of this planetarium. She researched with a focus on metal-insulator transitions and solar energy research with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Her teaching interests include electricity and magnetism, astronomy, optics, thermodynamics, modern physics, mechanics and mathematical methods of physics.

This is noteworthy that the planetarium opened on 23rd January, 1990, with a visit from then-Gov. James G. Martin. At that time, the planetarium consisted of a 30-foot dome with a Uni-directional classroom seating 54 and a SPITZ 512 star projector. The planetarium has grown and currently is equipped with 60 uniquely designed planetarium chairs, more than 40 automated mechanical projectors and a collection of advanced audio-visual equipment, three screens of full-motion video from DVD, laser disc or VHS and a professional theater-quality sound system

Dr. Sultana A. Khan was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She completed her bachelor’s degree in physics in 1970 and her master’s in physics in 1972 from the University of Dhaka. She completed her doctorate in physics from the University of Scientific & Medical of Grenoble in France in 1977. She arrived at ECSU in 1978 and recently retired.

After the ceremony, ECSU Chancellor Willie J. Gilchrist assisted Dr. Sultana A. Khan in the unveiling of her portrait which is hanging in the lobby outside of the planetarium.


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Nasheet Zaman, the promising Bangladeshi origin first-generation American worked in an Oskar winning movies Frozen and Life of pi

Nasheet Zaman (নাশিত জামান), a name of a Bangladeshi origin first-generation American worked in a Oskar winning movie, Frozen, as a Lighting Artist.  She had worked on another Oskar winner movie, Life of pie.

She was born in 26th April 1982 in Columbus Ohio in United States of America. Her father who is working in Walt Disney was a man from Cox’s bazaar, district of Bangladesh.

She had graduated from Hilliard Davidson high school in 2000. She pursued double major in Computer Science and English at Cornell University with a special interest in 3D animation. Later she had chosen art, photography, animation and computer graphics through 3D animation to express her power of fantasy. She had completed her thesis with a title, “a sketch based interface for parametric character modeling”.

The summer after her graduation in 2004, Nasheet zaman traveled to Culver City, CA for an internship with Sony Imageworks. She returned to Cornell the following fall to begin her work at the Program of Computer Graphics, which culminated in 2006 with this thesis.
She had transformed a Mayan faced sketch into 3D by Wakom tablet.  She had done her 3 months intern in Sony motion pictures and film industry from June 2004. She had worked as lighting artist in Oskar winner film, Frozen and Life of pi.

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The thesis is available in the following link-

The work and her contribution are listed in the following-

Credited As
Frozen 2013 Visual Effects Lighting Artist
Life of Pi 2012 Compositor (Rhythm & Hues Studios)
The Smurfs 2011 Digital Artist Lighting and Compositing Artist(Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc)
Tangled 2010 Visual Effects Look Development TD
G-Force 2009 Animation Director Lighting & Compositing TD(Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc)
Beowulf 2007 3-D Artist 3D Color & lighting


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