Abdus Salam is a professor of the Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is also the Principal Investigator of two atmospheric science research observatories (Urban Dhaka and coastal Bhola Island). He completed his BSc in Chemistry and MSc in Physical Inorganic Chemistry at Dhaka University, Bangladesh. He then pursued his PhD at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria in Atmospheric Analytical Chemistry. He also has experience working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS (2003-2005) and York University, ON, Canada (2009-2010). His research interests are atmospheric chemistry, air quality and impacts on human health, climate change and the ecosystem. He has been collaborating with many international institutes including NASA, USA; Wisconsin University, Duke University, USA, Stockholm University, Sweden; University of Surrey, UK, etc. He has actively participated in electronic and print media’s interview/talk show on air pollution: causes, impacts and mitigations. He has been serving in various international committees including international global atmospheric chemistry (IGAC) as a scientific steering committee (SSC) member.