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Dr.Towhida Rashid

Professor & Chairman
Department of Meteorology

Dr. Towhida Rashid is Professor and founding Chairperson of the Department of Meteorology, University of Dhaka. Prior to joining this department, she was a Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka. She served as Assistant Secretary at Ministry of Industries and Ministry of Planning of the government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh from 1999-2004. Dr. Towhida Rashid obtained her PhD in 2009 from Okayama University, Japan under the BangaBandhu Overseas scholarship from Dhaka University. Her research interests lie in the fields of climate change, Climate Projection and Model, paleoclimate, GIS, Remote Sensing, Hydrometeorology, lighting. She is a promising scientist in climate science and earth sciences. Prof. Towhida has a good number of publications in reputed international journals and has written a book on "Holocene Sea level scenario of Bangladesh" published by springer, Netherlands. She has been awarded The Eugene LaFond Medal for the best oral presentation among the scientists from developing countries in 2011 in the IAPSO symposium IUGG General Assembly in Melbourne, Australia. She was an invited speaker in IAPSO, IUGG conference in 2013. Dr. Towhida Rashid was a senate member of Dhaka University from 2017-2020. She is now engaged in many societies and associations in country and abroad. She is a founding member of South Asian Meteorologists Association (SAMA). She has been the project director in many government and aided projects.