Dr. Ali, a former Lecturer of BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh (1979-1981), has written the book on advanced engineering (2004) “Boundary Element Methods: Applications in Sound and Vibration” published by Taylor & Francis/Balkema of The Netherlands. He has written about forty papers in engineering, a half of which were published in peer-reviewed engineering journals such as International Journal of Solids and Structures, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE), Computers and Structures, Journal of Acoustical Society of America, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, and so on. Dr. Ali has peer-reviewed papers for the engineering journals: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Engineering Mechanics (ASCE), and International Journal of Solids and Structures. His research areas of interest include computational mechanics (finite element and boundary element methods), hyperelasticity, random vibrations and structural dynamics, infinite elements, structural stability, thermal analysis, acoustics and structure-acoustics coupling, explicit dynamics, and so on.
Dr. Ali established Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI) in 1988 and was its founding President. He has edited two books in social sciences: Development Issues of Bangladesh (1996) and Development Issues of Bangladesh-II (2003) both published by UPL, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr. Ali is an editorial board member of BDI’s Journal of Bangladesh Studies. He established the Seattle chapter of AABEA (American Association of Bangladeshi Engineers and Architects) in 1998 and was its founding President. He is a life-long member of AEDSB (Association for Economic and Development Studies on Bangladesh).
Dr. Ali is interested in promoting the production of value-added commodities in Bangladesh such as capital, intermediate and durable goods with domestic R&D (Research and Development) component. In Dr. Ali’s opinion, this is the only way Bangladesh can aspire to become a middle-income country in the foreseeable future.
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B.S. Civil (Structural) Engineering (1979) BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh; M.S. Civil (Structural) Engineering (1983) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA; D.Sc. Civil (Structural) Engineering (1986) Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA; MBA (2004) University of Phoenix, USA.