Muhammed Zafar Iqbal is a Bangladeshi physicist, professor, author and activist. He is a professor of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology at computer science and engineering department. He was born on 23rd December in 1952 at Sylhet Division in Bangladesh.
Faizur Rahman Ahmed was Zafar’s father. He was a police officer and was martyred in the Bangladesh Liberation War. Ayesha Akhter Khatun was his mother. He passed his childhood in different area of Bangladesh. His elder brother Humayun Ahmed was the famous author and filmmaker. Ahsan Habib, his younger brother is the editor of a magazine. Zafar and his mystics were hopeful to write by his father in their early lives.
Muhammed Zafar Iqbal passed SSC exam from Bogra Zilla School in 1968. After that finished HSC exam from Dhaka College in 1970. In 1976 he gained his BSc in Physics from Dhaka University. In 1982 Iqbal went to University of Washington for PhD the same year and earned the degree. In 1978 he married Yasmeen Haque. She is the Dean of the Life Science Department and Head of the department of Physics at SUST currently. They have two children.
Zafar Iqbal l worked as a post doctoral researcher at California Institute of Technology during 1983 to 1988. Then he joined Bell Communications Research and left in 1994. He played a foremost role in founding Mathematical Olympiad of Bangladesh. He rewarded by Rotary SEED Award in 2011. It has given him for his role in the field of education. During studying in Dhaka University his story Copotronik Bhalobasha was published on Bichitra magazine.
Muhammed Zafar Iqbal is also known for his attitude against Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh. He also performed intellectual role in liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971. He has awarded by Bangla Academy Award in 2004. It is needless to say that Zafar Iqbal has been donating his effort to modernized social, economic and educational development.