On having been appointed by Abdul Hamid, the Chancellor of East West University (EWU) and President of Bangladesh, Professor Dr. M M Shahidul Hassan joined as the Vice Chancellor of EWU with effect from 11th October 2015. He’s the 5th Vice-Chancellor of this University. Dr. Mohammed Farashuddin, Chairperson, Board of Trustees, EWU welcomed Dr. Hassan at the University’s own campus at Aftabnagar, Dhaka.
Before joining EWU, Dr. Hassan was the Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) department in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Dr. Hassan was graduated from the Department of EEE, BUET in 1973 and completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Clarkson University, New York, USA in 1988.
He is a renowned researcher of the country. His research articles have been published in more than 50 national and international journals. University Grant Commission of Bangladesh (UGC) awarded him four times for the ‘Best Research Paper’ of the year 1991, 1999, 2003 and 2005. He was the recipient of a prestigious Bangladesh Academy of Sciences Gold Medal award. He also won several awards for his academic and research achievements from a number of institutions at home and abroad.