Policy Research Institute - PRI Bangladesh

The Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh (PRI) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of the Bangladesh economy, its key policy challenges, domestically, and in a rapidly integrating global marketplace.

Dr. Badruzzaman Ahmed

Dr. Badruzzaman Ahmed 

E-mail: abadruzzaman@pacific-ce.com; Ahmed.Badruzzaman@gmail.com

Areas of Interest Energy Technologies, Policies and Education; Climate Change

Education (highest degree)

Ph. D   Nuclear Engineering and Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1979

Honors and Awards

SPWLA (Soc. Petrophysicists & Well Log Anal): Dist. speaker 2014-2015 & 2003-2004 SPWLA: Nucl. Logging Distinguished Service, 2009

SPE (Soc. of Petroleum Engineers) Western Region Awards: 2008, 2009, 2010

CWLS (Canadian Well Log. Soc.): 2008 President’s Award for Best Tech. Presentation

SPE Distinguished Lecturer, 2006-2007: Toured over 20 countries

ANS (American Nuclear Society), elected Fellow in 2004


2012-Present Pacific Consultants & Engineers: Consultant: Consultant to US Dept. of Energy on advanced technology direction; Teaching & research in petroleum industry; Curriculum advice to universities in US, China, Brazil

1991-2012 Chevron Corporation, Consulting Research Scientist: R&D Leader and Internal Consultant, Advanced nuclear technology for geological exploration, corporate Radiation Advisor-Several papers, patents, Mentor to Chevron Bangladesh unit’s Corp Social Responsibility project on small energy systems

2001- Present University of California, Berkeley

Lecturer, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering: Graduate course (2001-2009); Supervised a Ph. D dissertation. Elsevier invited a book proposal on the topic

Institute for South Asia Studies: Visiting Scholar- http://southasia.berkeley.edu/ahmed-badruzzaman-0; Executive Committee Member, Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

1987-1991 Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, Senior Member of Technical Staff

R&D Leader, Advanced numerical techniques; nuclear fusion; radioactive waste site


1982-1986 Schlumberger-Doll Research, Ridgefield, CT, Member of Professional Staff

R&D Advanced techniques for hydrocarbon exploration

1979-1982 Babcock & Wilcox Co, Lynchburg, VA, Senior Engineer:

R&D Leader on advanced nuclear power reactor fuel

Professional Activities- Consultation and Leadership

 BDI (Bangladesh Development Initiative): Principal discussant, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Role of Non-remitting Diaspora

• International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA): Member, Consultant Panel on IAEA Well Logging Source Safety Guide (2011-2012).

 US National Academy of Sciences (NAS): An invited reviewer of Radiation Source Use and Replacement, NAS report to US Congress, February 2008.

 Chairman, Nuclear Logging Special Interest Group (SIG) (2000-present). Nuclear SIG is a technical group to facilitate

discussion of technical challenges and R&D issues in nuclear techniques for oil/gas exploration

 Chairman, SPE Distinguished Lecturer Committee (2012-2013)

 Editor, SPWLA technical journal, Petrophysics (2009-2010); Reviewer: National lab and industry research proposals

• BEN (Bangladesh Environmental Network): Chairman, Energy Panel. Principal author of 2006/2007 BEN Report, “Energy Strategy for Bangladesh: A Brief Survey with Recommendations.”

• Coordinator, Bangla Oil/Gas Discussion Group (1999-2005): Led effort to set up the Bangladesh Section of the SPE in 2000; Oil & Gas Journal Article on Bangladesh Gas Strategy, Aug, 2000

External Publications: Over 40 papers, a book chapter, 2 US patents