Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars

Md Saidul Islam

Md Saidul Islam, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology, School of Social Sciences and Asian School of the Environment
Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Visiting Scholar, Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (2018 - present)

Md Saidul Islam is an associate professor and coordinator of the Environment and Sustainability Research Cluster in the School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prof. Islam’s research interests include international development and environmental sociology, with a particular focus on industrial aquaculture, the global agro-food system, climate change, food security, and environmental sustainability. He has published five books and over three dozen peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on these subjects, among them the book Confronting the Blue Revolution: Industrial Aquaculture and Sustainability in the Global South (University of Toronto Press, 2014), and a co-authored article on sustainable seafood in the journal Science. In 2015, he received the Early Investigator Award/ Prix jeune chercheur from the Canadian Sociological Association, and in 2017, the Outstanding Scientist Award for Publication Excellence from the i-Proclaim Annual Research Award, Malaysia. During his stay at MIT, Dr. Islam will be working on, among other projects and collaborations, two key strands of his research: (a) the limits and possibilities of aquaculture certification, and (b) climate change and urban food security in the Asia-Pacific. In addition to Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Dr. Islam has also taught at York University in Canada and the College of William and Mary in the United States.

Chandra Madramootoo

Chandra Madramootoo, PhD

James McGill Professor, Department of Bioresource Engineering, McGill University
Director, McGill Water Innovation Lab
Visiting Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT
Visiting Scholar, Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (2016 - present)

Chandra Madramootoo is a James McGill Professor in the Department of Bioresource Engineering at McGill University, and Director of the McGill Water Innovation Lab. Professor Madramootoo’s areas of expertise are water management, irrigation, and food security. He is also a Visiting Professor and Visiting Scholar in Water and Food Security at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was the Founding Director of the Brace Centre for Water Resources Management at McGill, and created the McGill Institute for Global Food Security, as well as programs in integrated water management, food security, and innovation and entrepreneurship. Chandra has supervised the thesis research work of 95 MSc and PhD students, and has extensive field experience working on water projects in Central Asia, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sub-Saharan Africa, China, and the Caribbean.