Prof. Azamal HusenProfessor
Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia
Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from Forest Research Institute, India
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Prof. (Dr.) Azamal Husen (MSc from Hamdard University, New Delhi, India; and PhD from Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, India) is a Foreign DelegateatWolaita Sodo University, Wolaita, Ethiopia. He has served the University of Gondar, Ethiopia, as a Full Professor of Biology, where he also worked as the Coordinator of MSc Program and the Head, Department of Biology. He has to his credit over 20 year experience of teaching and research (in India and Ethiopia) and is spoken of highly as a teacher of Biology, Biotechnology and Agriculture Sciences. Husen specializes in (i) physiological/biochemical/molecular strategies adopted by plants for their sustenance under abiotic stress, (ii) plant response to nanomaterials at the molecular, biochemical, and physiological levels, (iii) nanomaterials and their applications in cutting-edge areas, and (iv) clonal propagation and improvement of tree species. He has conducted several research projects sponsored by various funding agencies, namely the World Bank, and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) etc.In brief, he has produced over 50 research papers, 25 review articles, two edited books, viz. Nanomaterials and Plant Potential, (Springer) and Nanomaterials for Agriculture and Forestry Applications(Elsevier), 25 book chapters, 10 conference papers, and over a dozen of manuals and monographs. Husen received four fellowships (in India) and two recognition awards (in Ethiopia). An active organizer of seminars/conferences and an efficient evaluator of research projects and book proposals as he is, Husen has been on the Editorial board and the panel of reviewers of several reputed international journals. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Plant Physiology.