Abdullah Shams bin Tariq

Professor of Physics, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh


Abdullah Shams Bin Tariq is a Professor of Physics at the University of Rajshahi. He received his PhD from the University of Southampton as a Commonwealth Scholar. He is an Associate Fellow of the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS), one of the founders and a current member of the National Young Academy of Bangladesh, and alumnus of the Global Young Academy (GYA), where he also led the Working Group on Global Access to Research Software and served two-terms on the GYA Executive Committee. He has also been a Junior Associate of the Abdus Salam ICTP, Trieste, Italy, and a member of the first international advisory board for AuthorAid. He has won the Razzak-Shamsun Physics Research Award in 2003 (Best research by a Bangladeshi physicist in a year), and the TWAS Young Scientist Award Bangladesh in 2010 - Physical Sciences: Junior Category. He is also serving as Deputy Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at his university. Apart from research in particle and nuclear physics, he has devotedly worked for research capacity building in Bangladesh by pioneering the Library Consortium of Bangladesh (LiCoB) for access to e-resources as well as setting up one of the first high performance computing clusters in Bangladesh, Arun. He is also an Open Access (OA) enthusiast, with concerns in particular on how the author pays model of OA implementation has triggered the rise in predatory publishing. He is a keen follower of developments such as Plan S, Projekt Deal, and SCOAP3.