Abdus Salam

Dr. Abdul Salam is currently serving as an Associate Professor at Department of Energy Environment and Climate Change, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Salam has around 25 years of international experience in research, consultancy and capacity building in the areas of bioenergy (biomass, biofuel, biogas), waste to energy, renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate change mitigation, and water-energy-food nexus. He has published four books and more than 60 internationally refereed journal articles and conference papers and a number of development and industry reports. He also has three years of working experience as the General Manager and Chief Design Engineer of an energy service company and carried out a number of consultancy and feasibility studies. He has implemented several research, development and industrial projects as well as programs funded by international organizations such as Asian Development Bank (ADB), Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) for Mekong, Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development (GNESD), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and many private companies. Dr. Salam obtained Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering (Honours) from University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka) in 1991, Master’s degree in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and Ph.D in Energy Technology from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in 1994 and 2005, respectively.