Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. He is having his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), He further continued his graduate study in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at University of Alberta and earned my Ph.D. degree in Process Control. Prior to joining Memorial University he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at University of Alberta from 2006 to 2008 and as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Qatar University, Doha, Qatar from 2008 to 2012. He also served as a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at BUET from 1997 to 2000. Salem Ahmed joined in Memorial University of Newfoundland in February 2012 as an Assistant. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Process Engineering and in Oil and Gas Engineering Program.
His current research focus is on the design of early warning systems for process industries. Supported by an IgniteR&D grant from Research and Development Corporation of Newfoundland and labrador (RDC), the alarm system design project aims at developing a risk-based alarm system. His Ph.D. research focused on system identification; more specifically on identification of continuous-time models from sampled data. He continues to work on this topic. Other research topic of his interest includes model validation and valve distinction, Safety and Risk Engineering, Process Systems, Process Control, Modelling and Simulation, System Identification.