Dr. Aftab Alam

Contact Information

Vice President (Agriculture R&D), Edenworks Inc. 3rd Floor, 234 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn 11206 NY

Area Of Interest

Aquaponics, Aquaculture, Fisheries, Urban Agriculture, Tilapia culture, Marine Integrated Aquaculture, Seaweeds, Biodiversity, Recirculating Aquaculture systems.

Biography

Dr. Aftab Alam, completed his PhD in the Aligarh Muslim University, India in 1999. Currently he is Vice President-Agriculture of 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. 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 (King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology-Saudi Arabia) funded research projects. Dr. Aftab Alam, has authored many international publications on marine aquaculture and reviewed a number of scientific manuscripts for publication in the Journals. 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”. In 2015, I joined Edenworks, a New York based aquaponics technology company, as VP of Agriculture, leading R&D efforts along with a team of engineers, architects, and technologists. He is a co-inventor 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 and Reviews in Aquaculture.

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