The Mississippi Section of the American Chemical Society has named Jackson State University associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry Dr. Md. Alamgir Hossain “Chemist of the Year 2012.” This award will be given during the organization’s Awards Banquet on Nov. 29 at Mississippi College.
Hossain has been serving as a faculty member at Jackson State University since 2005. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry from the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh and a Ph.D. in supramolecular chemistry from Hokkaido University in Japan. He was a recipient of an Alexander Humboldt Fellowship for his postdoctoral work in Germany.
Hossain’s research includes supramolecular and macromolecular chemistry focusing on non-covalent interactions between synthetic hosts and guest species. His group focuses on the development of new chemical sensors for toxic anions of environmental and biological relevance. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters. Hossain’s awards include the prestigious NSF CAREER award from the National Science Foundation in 2011 and the JSU HEADWAE award in 2012.
For more information about Hossain’s research, visit http://chem.jsums.edu/alamgir/.