Prof. Dr. Kawsar is an honorable alumnus at Yokohama City University (YCU) who was promoted to a professor position after the completion of the Ph.D. program (2005-2009). In 2014, he was promoted to professor at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Prof. Dr. Kawsar returned to YCU the next year as a visiting professor at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He researched on clinical and diagnostical applications of marine invertebrate lectins and provided special lectures at YCU as visiting professor.
Currently, Prof. Dr. Kawsar heads the Laboratory of Carbohydrate and Nucleoside Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science. As of May 2020, he had published 87 articles and authored four chapters in academic publications. He has supervised the research and theses of over 30 master course graduate students over the past seven years, and has taken on a Ph.D. student from this year.
Prof. Dr. Kawsar has published 48 research articles and 4 book chapters in collaboration with YCU scientists. These new books have included the achievements of his research in Japan and Bangladesh, and his educational activities for students of the graduate school in the Department of Chemistry, University of Chittagong.
It is my pleasure to announce that I have published two books based on my studies in both countries. I have many good memories of Japan and Yokohama City University from my Ph.D. research, postdoctoral research, and experience as a visiting professor. I also take great pride in having developed a friendship with my host professor that continues to this day. I needed to acquire excellent research ability as a professor of the Department of Chemistry, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, and YCU fulfilled all my desires for development. I can now provide this wisdom from YCU to many graduate and post-graduate students at the University of Chittagong.
- S. M. Abe Kawsar, Ph.D., 27th May 2020