News Items
About Mohammad Shafiur Rahman


Mohammad Shafiur Rahman, Professor at the Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman and the author or co-author of over 250 technical articles including 90 refereed journal papers, 87 conference papers, 58 book chapters, 34 reports, 12 popular articles, and 7 books. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed and award-wining Food Properties Handbook, published by CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, which was one of the bestsellers from CRC Press in 2002. The second edition is now released with his editorship. The editor of the popular book Handbook of Food Preservation published by CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. The first edition received one of the bestsellers from CRC press in 2003, and the second edition is now in the market. He was invited to serve as one of the Associate Editors for the Handbook of Food Science, Engineering and Technology, and one of the Editors for the Handbook of Food and Bioprocess Modeling Techniques published by CRC Press, FL.

Professor Rahman has initiated the International Journal of Food Properties (Marcel Dekker, Inc.) and serving as the founding Editor for more than 10 years. In edition he is serving in the editorial boards of 8 international journals. He is a member in the Food Engineering Series Editorial Board of Springer Science, New York. He is serving as a Section Editor for the Sultan Qaboos University journal Agricultural Sciences. In 1998 he has been invited and continued to serve as a Food Science Adviser for the International Foundation for Science (IFS) in Sweden.

Professor Rahman is a professional member of the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology and the Institute of Food Technologists, a member of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and Member of Executive Committee for International Society of Food Engineering, ISFE. He was involved in many professional activities, such as organizing international conferences, training workshops and other extension activities. He was invited as a key note/plenary speaker in many international conferences. He received the B. Sc. Eng. (Chemical) (1983) and M. Sc. Eng. (Chemical) (1984) degrees from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, the M. Sc. degree (1985) in food engineering from Leeds University, England, and the Ph. D. degree (1992) in food engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Professor Rahman has received numerous awards and fellowships in recognition of research/teaching achievements, including the HortResearch Chairman's Award, the Bilateral Research Activities Program (BRAP) Award, CAMS Outstanding Researcher Award 2003, SQU Distinction in Research Award 2008, and the British Council Fellowship. In 2008 Professor Rahman ranked among the top five Leading Scientists and Engineers of 57 OIC Member States in the Agroscience Discipline.

Professor Rahman is an eminent scientist and academic in the area of Food Processing. He is recognized for his significant contribution to the basic and applied knowledge of food properties related to food structure, engineering properties and food stability. His total SCOPUS citation is more than 1000 and h-index is 19, which indicates the high impact of his research in the international scientific community.

Contact Address:


M. Shafiur Rahman

Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Agriculture

Sultan Qaboos University, P. O. Box 34, Al Khod 123

Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Fax: (968) 513 418, Tel: (968) 515 236, Tel: (968) 513 551 (H)
E-mail: shafiur@squ.edu.om


Home  >  About Myself 


Shafiur Rahman 2003