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Dr. Sadiq Awal

Dr Sadiqul Awal is currently a lecturer in Aquaculture and Environmental Management Degree Program at Melbourne Polytechnic. He earned his PhD in Environmental Management (Estuarine Management) from Deakin University, an MSc (in Environmental Impact Assessment) from the University of Wales, UK.

He has another Master’s Degree in Fisheries Biology (Aquaculture) and a BSc Honours, both from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh. Dr. Awal, has obtained training certificates in culturing of algae and live feeds for aquaculture from Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute Qingdao, China and State University of Ghent, Belgium.

For 4 years, immediately before joining us in 2007, Dr. Awal was an Analytical Chemist for AMDEL Environmental Testing Laboratory in Victoria, Australia. Prior to come in Australia he was an Associate Professor and Head of the Department at Khulna University of Bangladesh, where he has established two departments namely, Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources Technology and Department of Environmental Science.

His research interests cover microalgae biomass production for biofuel and animal feeds, utilisation of inland saline water in aquaculture, aquatic macro invertebrates and crustacean aquaculture.

He has published articles in peer reviewed international journals as well as presented research papers at international conferences in Australia and overseas.

Recent Indicative Contributions:

Awal, S. and D. Svozil. 2010. Macro-invertebrate species diversity as a potential universal measure of wetland ecosystem integrity in constructed wetlands in South East Melbourne. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, 13(4): 472-479. Taylor and Francis Group.

Chipchase, T. and Awal, S. (2012). Investigation into the suitability of inland ground saline water for the growth of marine microalgae for industrial purposes. International Journal on Algae14(1):80-93.. BegellL House Inc Publishers.

Awal, S.,  Christie,  A.,  Watson, M. and  Hannadige, A. (2012). Perception of aquaculture education to support further growth of aquaculture industry in Victoria, Australia. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 18(3), 269-284. Taylor and Francis Group.

Job Title

Lecturer – Aquaculture & Environmental Management


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