Humayain Kabir

PhD candidate, Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change,
University of Graz, Austria

Md. Humayain Kabir is a PhD candidate at the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz, Austria, where he is researching the intensification of short-duration extreme convective precipitation events and its damage risk in the Alpine Foreland of Austria. He is also an Associate Professor of Environmental Science at the Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, University of Chittagong (IFESCU), Bangladesh. He holds two MScs, one in Climate Change from the University of East Anglia, UK (under the Commonwealth scholarship) and one from the University of Chittagong (IFESCU), Bangladesh in Environmental Science, Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences. He also holds a certificate in Computer Application from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, and another post-graduate certificate in Integrated Coastal Management from the Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand) and a Diploma in Project Management from the International Business Management Institute, Germany. Mr Kabir is trained from many universities, including the 5 of top ten universities in the world. He is one of twenty-five climate scientists who have been accepted into the NASA summer school on “Satellite Observations and Climate Models” organised by NASA JPL Center for Climate Science and the Keck Institute for Space Studies under the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA. He has also been the principal supervisor for many research projects on disaster risk reduction and management, climate impact assessment, climate change adaptation, and water resources management. Mr Kabir has been contributing to peer-reviewed journals, international conferences, and seminars regularly and published more than 50 research items internationally and has worked on two theses: Flood risk modelling of the River Bure and River Yare basin of East Anglia region in the UK under changing climate and Economic valuation of ecosystem services from the Halda river in Bangladesh. Currently, he is leading a research group of 20 members from 3 continents and working on interdisciplinary research on climate change. Apart from academic activities, he is a motivator, climate coach, and mentor of climate reality project.