Prof. Akther Hossain was born at Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh on 4th February 1967. He obtained his B.Sc. (Honours) in 1991 and M. Sc. in 1994 in Physics from the Department of Physics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He also obtained M. Sc. in Solid State Physics from the same institution in February 1994 securing First Position in First Class. He started his career as a Lecturer in Physics at Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh in April 1994. He was appointed Lecturer in the Department of Physics, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh in June 1994. He obtained Ph. D & DIC from Imperial College of Science Technology & Medicine, the University of London, UK in 1998 in the field of Colossal Magnetoresistance (CMR). He was appointed Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor in 1999, 2002 and 2008, respectively. His current interest is investigation of the Magnetoresistive properties of manganites, permeability studies of nanostructured spinel ferrites and hexaferrites, dielectric and ferroelectric materials, DMS and nanocrystalline alloys.
He supervised 1 PhD, 24 M. Phil. students and 5 M. Sc students.