Dr. Aftab Alam, completed his masters (MSc; MPhil) and PhD in degrees in Zoology, specializing in Aquaculture and Fisheries. Currently he is Vice President-Agriculture R&D at Edenworks Inc. USA, previously he worked as Senior Research Scientist (2013- 2015) in the Center for Desert Agriculture (CDA), Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. Prior to that he was a Scientific Specialist at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) from 1998. Dr. Aftab Alam, designed and helped installation and operation of Integrated Marine Aquaculture System each at the Jeddah Fisheries Research Center of the Ministry of Agriculture of Saudi Arabia and at the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates .Dr. Aftab Alam, was investigator for seven KACST funded research projects. He is the coinventor of four patent-pending technologies in the field and has published more than 25 refereed papers in high impact journals such as J. World Aquaculture Society, Aquacultural Engineering, Journal of Applied Aquaculture and Reviews in Aquaculture during his 22 years of career in research and development and Dr. Aftab Alam, reviewed a research proposal submitted to COST (European Co-operation in the Field of Science and Technology), Switzerland at the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) entitled, “Modelling of nutrient flows in a microbially-characterized splitroot aquaponic system”.
1)Aquaponics (Integrated Agriculture-Aquaculture)
2)Recirculating Aquaculture Systems
3)Integrated Marine Aquaculture of seaweeds with shrimp/fish
4) Aquaculture nutrition
5) Mass cultivation of Microalgae
6) Biosafety assessment of genetically modified crops in animal diets