Abdulla Hil Kafi, Engineer of First Bangladeshi Satellite named BRAC Onnesha, is a young Bangladeshi researcher and young professional who has an enthusiasm for innovation and enjoys experimenting with new electronics equipment and technology. He completed his M.Sc from Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) in Applied Science for Integrating Systems Engineering. In Kyutech, as engineer of Joint Global Multi-Nation Birds satellite project acronym as "Birds Project", he has been involved in the design, development, test and operation of 5 CubeSats. He has an extremely creative background with developed skills in Space hardware , Robotics, Android-hardware interfacing & IOT. Currently he is a Research Associate at BRAC University. Besides giving lecture in University, his main task is to research on satellite system engineering and establish a satellite lab.His major area in academic career focuses on Computer, Electronics and Space Environment. He has a passion for space Technology.
G.M. Tarekul Islam was born on 5 June, 1970 in Kotalipara of Gopalganj district in Bangladesh. He graduated in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 1994 and completed his Master’s in 1996 from the same university. He joined the Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM) of BUET as a Lecturer in 1996. He was awarded Monbusho scholarship of the Government of Japan in 1997 for pursing PhD studies at the University of Tokyo, Japan. He completed PhD in 2000. In his PhD research, he explored three-dimensional flow fields in a doubly meandering compound channel under the supervision of Prof. Nobuyuki Tamai at the Department of Civil Engineering. After completing PhD, he returned home and joined the Institute again. He became Assistant Professor in 2000 and Associate Professor in 2005 and Professor in 2010. He was a recipient of JSPS fellowship for pursuing post doctoral research at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Hiroshima University, Japan.