Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury, Director, Centre for Energy Research of United International University (UIU) won the Asian PhotoVoltaic Industry Association (APVIA) Award 2019 for his academic contribution and innovative research to the solar energy industry. The award ceremony was held on the eve of 13th SNEC Conference and Exhibition in Shanghai, China on June 3, 2019. Chowdhury received a certificate and crest on the occasion.
It is mentionable that previously Chowdhury had received Momentum for Change Award from the United Nations, Intersolar (Europe) Award in Munich, Germany and Education Leadership award from World Education Congress for his research innovation, educational contributions and works in the field of renewable energy.
Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury has been working to develop both the educational and commercial aspects of solar photovoltaic utilisation of Bangladesh over the last decade.