Mohammad Shariful Islam is a Professor of Civil Engineering in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He obtained his PhD from Saitama University, Japan in 2002 and later pursued Japan Society for the Promotion of Science postdoctoral research. His research specialization includes bioengineering, climate resilient infrastructures and disaster resilient rural housing. He has made significant contributions in the field of Vetiver based Bioengineering and conducted many trainings at different organizations including Local Government Engineering Department. He is contributing to several national and international mega projects. He has published more than 150 research articles. Notable ones from the 23 awards he received are, The King of Thailand Vetiver Awards, The Vetiver Network International Award, Best Paper Awards, Dr. Rashid Gold Medal and Sharfuddin Gold Medal.