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Professor Nazrul Islam

Professor Nazrul Islam

Associate Professor of Innovation/Entrepreneurship, Deputy Director of Education

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+44 (0) 1392 723207

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Professor Nazrul Islam is currently Associate Professor of Innovation/Entrepreneurship and Deputy Director of Education (MS/OS) at the University of Exeter Business School. Previously he held academic positions at the Cardiff Business School, the Dundee Business School, and the Aberystwyth University School of Management and Business. He holds a PhD in Innovation Management and his research was published in the leading international journals. He has published an authored book and two edited volumes in the area of emerging and disruptive technology innovations. Prof Islam’s research received awards including the ‘Brad Hosler Award for Outstanding Paper’ from the PICMET’2015, Portland, Oregon, USA; and the ‘Pratt & Whitney Canada Best Paper Award’ from the R&D Management Conference 2008, Ottawa, Canada.

His expertise lies in the interface between Management and Engineering. His research interests include national and technological innovation systems; the management of emerging and disruptive technology innovations; research and development collaborations; technology linkages and forecasting; and the development of innovation assessment indicators. His research was funded by the UK Research Council (EPSRC), SUPERGEN Consortium UK, Glyn Rowland's Foundation, Japanese Ministry of Education, and the University Research Grants (UEBS cluster funding, Aberystwyth URF).

Prof Islam has specialist knowledge and experience of teaching in more than one of the cognate areas across discipline. He teaches innovation management, strategic operations management and supply chain management. He received a ‘Teaching Excellence Award’ as recognition for his outstanding contributions to teaching and learning in the Business School. He is a Professional Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK and a member of professional bodies including PICMET, IAMOT and ISPIM.

Prof Islam is Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, and an Academic Editor of British Journal of Applied Science and Technology. He has received the ‘Award of Service Excellence’ for his distinctive contributions to the Business and Applied Sciences Academy of North America (BAASANA). He currently serves as the Director of the PICMET PhD Colloquium and he has received an award by the PICMET as Nominating Professor in recognition of outstanding PhD student mentoring. He welcomes PhD research proposal from prospective PhD students.

Nationality: British

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Deputy Director of Education, Departments of Management Studies and Organisation Studies

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons)
  • MSc (distinction)
  • MEng (distinction)
  • DEng (Innovation Management)

Research clusters

Research interests

  • Innovation in High-tech Industries
  • Systems of Innovation in Emerging and Disruptive Technologies (Nanotechnology, Heath-care, Hydrogen Energy, Cancer Immunotherapies)
  • Tech Mining and Bibliometric Methods
  • R&D Collaborations and Technology Competencies
  • Technology and Manufacturing Readiness Assessment

Professor Islam has an established research record in the areas of innovation and technology management. His research interests include innovation in high-tech industries, systems of innovation in emerging technologies, organisational capabilities and collaborative innovations. Recent research has examined the technological innovation systems including all those structural elements (institutions, actors, collaborations and networks) that directly influence the development and diffusion of a specific technology, its strengths and weaknesses as well as its dynamics. The research includes understanding of the technology’s (e.g. nanotechnology, cancer immunotherapies) research paths and commercialization prospects. In the recent years, he has developed new concepts and research methods related to technology and/or manufacturing readiness assessment that will be of practical benefit to industries including the manufacturing sector.

His research work focuses on the following themes:

  • Innovation System for Emerging Technologies: The study seeks to understand the development and diffusion of micro and nano-scale technologies (MNTs) into the manufacturing sector and to find the gap of linkages among actors. The research also sets out to explore the components and structure of the emerging biomedical and clinical innovation system building around cancer immunotherapies. The innovation systems framework guides this research, and directs the study to look at the changing role of knowledge and technology transfer in adapting to the emerging potentially altered (radical) manufacturing landscape.
  • Understanding the Organisational Capabilities and Challenges: To some extent MNTs could be seen as a means by which firms can strive to ensure economic sustainability and competitiveness in the decade ahead. This research examines the organisational capabilities and challenges face by firms to deploy MNTs and the role of government in structuring the business environment firms participate in fabricating structures at the nano-scale; products using nano-particles or more complex systems such as lab-on chips devices.
  • Mechanism of the Emerging Technology Adoption: Using patent database and tech mining software, this research carries out automating mining and clustering of technology terms occurring in patent descriptors. The use of specialist computer software helps to statistically and textually analyses patents, mapping and clustering of key technologies, visualising collaborative linkages among firms. The aim is to formulate the mechanism of technology knowledge creation, collaborations, and its deployment to industry sectors.

The prospective PhD students are welcomed to apply in any areas of innovation, technology and big data management.

Research projects

2016-2017

  • The University of Exeter Business School Cluster Funding (Organisations in Transition) – Evolution of cancer immunotherapies in the health-care innovation systems

£5,000; Prof N. Islam (PI), A. Robinson (Co-PI)

£5,000; Prof N. Islam (Co-PI), N. Mustafee (PI), J. Jia (Co-PI)

  • The University of Exeter Business School Cluster Funding (Organisations in Transition) – Comparative study of the impact of changing trends in customer buying behaviour on the content monetization strategies of digital publishers in U.K. and India, £3,500; Prof N. Islam (PI), B. Russell (Co-PI)

2014-2015

  • University of Abertay Dundee Research Funds – Grant to support a research collaboration with ITS New Delhi India and to present research papers to PICMET Annual Conference 2015 (Portland, OR, USA) and to BAASANA Annual Conference 2015 (Manhattan, NY, USA), £5,000

2011-2014

  • Glyn Rowland’s Research Grants – Collaboration Structure in Nanotechnology Innovation System, £45,000; N. Islam (PS), N. Fuller-Love and S. Ozcan

2013-2016

  • Yarmouk University Research Grants – Impact of Organisational Culture on Lean Manufacturing, JOD 88,910 (GBP conversion £79,170); N. Islam (PS), S. McGuire and L. Baqleh

2013

  • British Council – Erasmus Grants for Staff Mobility – Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany, £2,500
  • Aberystwyth University Learning and Teaching Fellowship (AULTF), £1,200; N. Islam (PI)

2011-2013

  • Aberystwyth University Research Grants – Exploration of the UK industry takes up of nanotech and to encourage its use, £6,000; N. Islam (PI)

2009-2010

  • EPSRC-funded Research Fellowship (SUPERGEN XIV Consortium UK project) – Socio-technical analysis and appraisal of hydrogen energy technologies, £35,000; N. Islam (Work Package on hydrogen energy innovation)

2008-2009

  • EPSRC-funded Research Fellowship (CUIMRC project) – Technological forecasting: establishing a management decision support system to forecast the interchange ability, trajectory and limits of emerging and disruptive technologies, £50,000; N. Islam (Leader for Work Module 5)   

2002-2008

  • Ministry of Education Japan Research Scholarship – Fluorous Nanoflow Systems and Nanotechnology Systems of Innovation, ¥126,000,000 (GBP conversion £680,000); N. Islam

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Islam N, Ozcan S (2017). The Management of Nanotechnology: Analysis of Technology Linkages and the Regional Nanotechnology Competencies. R&D Management, 47(1), 111-126. DOI.
McGuire S, Islam N (2015). The Indigenous Technological Capabilities in Complex Systems: Emerging Market Firms and the Aircraft Industry. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 27(7)(7), 739-758. DOI.
Ozcan S, Islam N (2014). Collaborative Networks and Technology Clusters — the Case of Nanowire. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 82, 115-131. DOI.
Islam N (2014). Nanotechnology Recent Trends, Emerging Issues and Future Directions., Nova Science Pub Incorporated. Abstract.
Islam N, Ozcan S (2013). Nanotechnology Innovation System: an Empirical Analysis of the Emerging Actors and Collaborative Networks. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 60(4), 687-703. DOI.
Islam N, Ekekwe N (2012). Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Global Redesign: Emerging Implications. Pennsylvania, IGI Global. Abstract.

Publications by category


Books

Islam N (2014). Nanotechnology Recent Trends, Emerging Issues and Future Directions., Nova Science Pub Incorporated. Abstract.
Islam N, Ekekwe N (2012). Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Global Redesign: Emerging Implications. Pennsylvania, IGI Global. Abstract.
Islam N (2012). Nanotechnology Systems of Innovation: Convergence and Innovation Trend. Saarbrücken, Lambert Academic Publishing.

Journal articles

Ozcan S, Islam N (In Press). An Empirical Study of Nanowire Technological Trends. The Journal of High Technology Management Research
Islam N (In Press). Crossing the Valley of Death - an Integrated Framework and a Value Chain for Emerging Technologies. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
Ozcan S, Islam N (2017). Patent information retrieval: approaching a method and analysing nanotechnology patent collaborations. Scientometrics, 1-30. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Islam N, Ozcan S (2017). The Management of Nanotechnology: Analysis of Technology Linkages and the Regional Nanotechnology Competencies. R&D Management, 47(1), 111-126. DOI.
McGuire S, Islam N (2015). The Indigenous Technological Capabilities in Complex Systems: Emerging Market Firms and the Aircraft Industry. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 27(7)(7), 739-758. DOI.
Ozcan S, Islam N (2014). Collaborative Networks and Technology Clusters — the Case of Nanowire. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 82, 115-131. DOI.
Islam N, Brousseau E (2014). Implementing a multi-staged methodology to micro and nanotechnology. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 63(2), 170-193. DOI.
Islam N, Ozcan S (2013). Nanotechnology Innovation System: an Empirical Analysis of the Emerging Actors and Collaborative Networks. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 60(4), 687-703. DOI.
Islam N, Miyazaki K (2010). An empirical analysis of nanotechnology research domains. Technovation, 30(4), 229-237. DOI.
Islam N (2010). Innovative manufacturing readiness levels (IMRLs): a new readiness matrix. International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, 6(1/2/3/4), 362-362. DOI.
Islam N, Miyazakai K (2009). NanoSI: Exploring the Dynamics of Nanotechnology Research Conflation and Innovation Pattern in the Case of Japan. Science and Public Policy, 36(3), 170-182. DOI.
Islam N, Miyazaki K (2009). Nanotechnology innovation system: Understanding hidden dynamics of nanoscience fusion trajectories. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 76(1), 128-140. DOI.
Islam N, Miyazaki K (2008). Innovation in nanotechnology: fusion trends and nanotech roadmapping. International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 4(4), 445-445. DOI.
Islam N (2008). Nanotechnology Research & Development Policy: an Analysis of R&D Strategy and Some Policy Implications for Promoting Nanotechnology R&D in Japan. Journal of Science and Technology Studies, 6, 23-26.
Miyazaki K, Islam N (2007). Nanotechnology systems of innovation—An analysis of industry and academia research activities. Technovation, 27(11), 661-675. DOI.
Mikami K, Yamanaka M, Islam MN, Tonoi T, Itoh Y, Shinoda M, Kudo K (2006). Nanoflow microreactor for dramatic increase not only in reactivity but also in selectivity: Baeyer–Villiger oxidation by aqueous hydrogen peroxide using lowest concentration of a fluorous lanthanide catalyst. Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 127(4-5), 592-596. DOI.
Islam N (2006). Nanotechnology Innovation System–Strategic Perspective. International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Sciences, 3(1), 34-42.
Mikami K, Islam MN, Yamanaka M, Itoh Y, Shinoda M, Kudo K (2004). Nanoflow System for Perfect Regiocontrol in the Baeyer—Villiger Oxidation by Aqueous Hydrogen Peroxide Using Lowest Concentration of a Fluorous Lanthanide Catalyst. ChemInform, 35(34). DOI.
Mikami K, Islam MN, Yamanaka M, Itoh Y, Shinoda M, Kudo K (2004). Nanoflow system for perfect regiocontrol in the Baeyer–Villiger oxidation by aqueous hydrogen peroxide using lowest concentration of a fluorous lanthanide catalyst. Tetrahedron Letters, 45(18), 3681-3683. DOI.
Mikami K, Yamanaka M, Islam MN, Kudo K, Seino N, Shinoda M (2003). Dramatic increase in the rate of the Mukaiyama aldol reaction by ‘fluorous nano flow’ system in the lowest concentration of a fluorous catalyst. Tetrahedron Letters, 44(40), 7545-7548. DOI.
Mikami K, Yamanaka M, Islam MN, Kudo K, Seino N, Shinoda M (2003). ‘Fluorous nanoflow’ system for the Mukaiyama aldol reaction catalyzed by the lowest concentration of the lanthanide complex with bis(perfluorooctanesulfonyl)amide ponytail. Tetrahedron, 59(52), 10593-10597. DOI.

Chapters

Muniventaktesh N, Islam N (2014). Managing business risks in nanotechnology. In Islam N (Ed) Nanotechnology Recent Trends, Emerging Issues and Future Directions, New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc.
Babu S, Islam N (2014). Nanotechnology supply chain management. In Islam N (Ed) Nanotechnology Recent Trends, Emerging Issues and Future Directions, New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc.
Islam N (2014). Nanotechnology: Technology Trends, Emerging Challenges and Implications. In Islam N (Ed) Nanotechnology: Technology Trends, Emerging Challenges and Implications, New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc.
Islam N (2012). Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Global Redesign. In Ekekwe N, Islam N (Eds.) Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Global Redesign: Emerging Implications, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.
Islam N, Ozcan S (2012). Disruptive product innovation strategy. In Ekekwe N, Islam N (Eds.) Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Global Redesign: Emerging Implications, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.
Islam N (2010). Micro and Nanotechnology Maturity and Performance Assessment. In Ekekwe N (Ed) Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Global Diffusion, Economics and Policy, PA, USA: IGI Global Publishers, 174-191.
Islam N (2010). Nanotechnology Innovation Systems - a Regional Comparison. In Hakim L, Jin C (Eds.) Innovation in Business and Enterprise, PA, USA: IGI Global Publishers.
Islam N (2010). Trends in Nanotechnology Knowledge Creation and Dissemination. In Ekekwe N (Ed) Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Global Diffusion, Economics and Policy, PA, USA: IGI Global Publishers, 42-60.

Conferences

Islam N, Ozcan S (2016). Analysis of Collaborative Innovation Activities through the Stages of Innovation Process. 2016 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET). 4th - 8th Sep 2016. DOI.
Islam N (2016). Innovation Value Network in Emerging Technology. 2016 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET). 4th - 8th Sep 2016.
Islam N, Robinson A, Sengoku S (2016). What’s Behind the Curtain? – Dissecting the Dynamics of Evolution of Emerging Stem Cell-based Therapies. 6th Annual Global Tech Mining Conference 2016. 13th - 15th Sep 2016.
Islam N, Kajikawa Y (2015). Actors' Engagement in Sustainable Hydrogen Energy Innovation – a Comparative Analysis. 2015 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET). 2nd - 6th Aug 2015. DOI.
Islam N, Robinson A (2015). Evolution of Emerging iPS Cell-Based Therapies for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). 2015 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET). 2nd - 6th Aug 2015. DOI.
Islam N, Ozcan S (2015). Industry-Academia Linkages in a High-tech Research Field (Winner of the Brad Hosler Award for Outstanding Paper). 2015 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET). 2nd - 6th Aug 2015. DOI.
Islam N (2015). Institutional Emergence – an analysis on how nanotechnology creates new institutional entities. the Business and Applied Sciences Academy of North America (BAASANA) International Conference 2015. 12th - 14th Aug 2015.
Islam N (2014). Collaborations in Nanomaterial Innovation System. 23rd International Conference on Management and Technology (IAMOT) 2014. 22nd - 26th May 2014.
Islam N, Ozcan S (2013). Internationalisation of Nanotechnology R&D Process: a Longitudinal Study for the Collaboration Mechanism in the Nanotechnology Innovation System. 3rd Global Tech Mining Conference 2013. 25th - 26th Sep 2013.
Islam N, Ozcan S (2013). R&D Collaboration in Nanotechnology Innovation System: a Comparative Study between the UK and China. the R and D Management Conference 2013. 26th - 28th Jun 2013.
Islam N, Ozcan S (2013). Technology Mapping Process to the Exploration of Collaborative Innovation Mechanisms in the Case of Carbon Nanotubes. 3rd Global Tech Mining Conference 2013. 25th - 26th Sep 2013.
Islam N, McGuire S (2012). Latecomer Strategies in Complex Systems: the Case of Aerospace Industry. International Conference on Innovative Methods for Innovation Management and Policy 2012. 21st - 24th May 2012.
Islam N, Ozcan S (2012). Mapping of Technology Trends and Institutions – the Case of Nanocrystals. Eurasia Business and Economic Society (IBES) Conference. 24th - 26th May 2012.
Islam N, Ozcan S (2012). The analyses of the actors in the patent generation of nanotechnology innovation system. International Conference on Innovative Methods for Innovation Management and Policy 2012. 21st - 24th May 2012.
Islam N, McGuire S (2011). Economically Sustainable Manufacturing – the Case of Nano-manufacturing in Japan. British Academy of Management Conference 2011. 13th - 15th Sep 2011.
Islam N (2010). A New Tool for the Assessment of Nanotechnology Business Innovations. IAMOT (International Association of Management of Technology) Conference 2010. 8th - 11th Mar 2010.
Islam N, Baxter J, Eames M (2010). Developing an Integrated Research Method for Sustainable Hydrogen Energy Innovations. IAMOT (International Association of Management of Technology) Conference 2010. 8th - 11th Mar 2010.
Islam N (2010). Innovation in Nanotechnology: a Foundation of Cultural Change within Institutions. the 3rd ISPIM (International Society for Professional Innovation Management) Innovation Symposium. 12th - 15th Dec 2010.
Islam N (2009). Assessing the Maturity of Laser Micro and Nano-manufacturing Technologies – Approaching IMRL Matrix. the R and D Management Conference and the 20th ISPIM Conference 2009. 21st - 24th Jun 2009.
Islam N, Wong H, Naim M (2009). Building a New Readiness Framework for Managing the Emergent Micro and Nano-manufacturing Technologies. the 4th European Conference on Management of Technology. 6th - 8th Sep 2009.
Islam N, Naim M (2009). Business Readiness Levels (BRLs) – a Classification Tool for Business Innovation Research. IAMB (International Academy of Management and Business) Fall Conference 2009. 12th - 14th Oct 2009.
Islam N (2008). Developing the Concept of Innovative Manufacturing Readiness Levels (IMRL). the 6th International Symposium on Nano-manufacturing. 12th - 14th Nov 2008.
Islam N, Miyazaki K (2008). NanoSI: Developing Models of Nano-knowledge Co-creation and Nanotech R&D System (Winner of the Pratt & Whitney Canada Best Paper Award). the R and D Management Conference 2008. 17th - 20th Jun 2008.
Islam N, Miyazaki K (2008). Nanotechnology Innovation System: Technology Fusion and Nano-innovation Trajectories. PRIME Workshop on Emerging Nanotechnology. 4th - 8th Feb 2008.
Islam N, Miyazaki K (2007). Innovation and Fusion Patterns of Breakthrough Technology – the Case of Nanotechnology. the 4th International Conference on Innovation & Management. 5th - 6th Dec 2007.
Islam N, Miyazaki K (2007). Nanotechnology Innovation in Asia – an Analysis of Nanotech Fusion Trend in Japan. the 4th ASIALICS (Asian Network for Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems) International Conference. 22nd - 24th Jul 2007.
Islam N, Miyazaki K (2007). Nanotechnology Systems of Innovation – Investigation of Scientific Disciplines’ Fusion into Nanotech. 2015 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET). 5th - 9th Aug 2007. DOI.
Islam N, Miyazaki K (2006). Nanotechnology Innovation System - Empirical Analysis of Scientific Output in Asian Countries. the 3rd ASIALICS (Asian Network for Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems) International Conference. 16th - 19th Apr 2006.
Islam N, Miyazaki K (2005). Nanotechnology Innovation System - Strategic Perspective. the First World Congress of the International Federation for Systems Research. 14th - 17th Nov 2005.

Publications by year


In Press

Ozcan S, Islam N (In Press). An Empirical Study of Nanowire Technological Trends. The Journal of High Technology Management Research
Islam N (In Press). Crossing the Valley of Death - an Integrated Framework and a Value Chain for Emerging Technologies. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

2017

Ozcan S, Islam N (2017). Patent information retrieval: approaching a method and analysing nanotechnology patent collaborations. Scientometrics, 1-30. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Islam N, Ozcan S (2017). The Management of Nanotechnology: Analysis of Technology Linkages and the Regional Nanotechnology Competencies. R&D Management, 47(1), 111-126. DOI.

2016

Islam N, Ozcan S (2016). Analysis of Collaborative Innovation Activities through the Stages of Innovation Process. 2016 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET). 4th - 8th Sep 2016. DOI.
Islam N (2016). Innovation Value Network in Emerging Technology. 2016 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET). 4th - 8th Sep 2016.
Islam N, Robinson A, Sengoku S (2016). What’s Behind the Curtain? – Dissecting the Dynamics of Evolution of Emerging Stem Cell-based Therapies. 6th Annual Global Tech Mining Conference 2016. 13th - 15th Sep 2016.

2015

Islam N, Kajikawa Y (2015). Actors' Engagement in Sustainable Hydrogen Energy Innovation – a Comparative Analysis. 2015 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET). 2nd - 6th Aug 2015. DOI.
Islam N, Robinson A (2015). Evolution of Emerging iPS Cell-Based Therapies for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). 2015 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET). 2nd - 6th Aug 2015. DOI.
Islam N, Ozcan S (2015). Industry-Academia Linkages in a High-tech Research Field (Winner of the Brad Hosler Award for Outstanding Paper). 2015 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET). 2nd - 6th Aug 2015. DOI.
Islam N (2015). Institutional Emergence – an analysis on how nanotechnology creates new institutional entities. the Business and Applied Sciences Academy of North America (BAASANA) International Conference 2015. 12th - 14th Aug 2015.
McGuire S, Islam N (2015). The Indigenous Technological Capabilities in Complex Systems: Emerging Market Firms and the Aircraft Industry. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 27(7)(7), 739-758. DOI.

2014

Islam N (2014). Collaborations in Nanomaterial Innovation System. 23rd International Conference on Management and Technology (IAMOT) 2014. 22nd - 26th May 2014.
Ozcan S, Islam N (2014). Collaborative Networks and Technology Clusters — the Case of Nanowire. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 82, 115-131. DOI.
Islam N, Brousseau E (2014). Implementing a multi-staged methodology to micro and nanotechnology. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 63(2), 170-193. DOI.
Muniventaktesh N, Islam N (2014). Managing business risks in nanotechnology. In Islam N (Ed) Nanotechnology Recent Trends, Emerging Issues and Future Directions, New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc.
Islam N (2014). Nanotechnology Recent Trends, Emerging Issues and Future Directions., Nova Science Pub Incorporated. Abstract.
Babu S, Islam N (2014). Nanotechnology supply chain management. In Islam N (Ed) Nanotechnology Recent Trends, Emerging Issues and Future Directions, New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc.
Islam N (2014). Nanotechnology: Technology Trends, Emerging Challenges and Implications. In Islam N (Ed) Nanotechnology: Technology Trends, Emerging Challenges and Implications, New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc.

2013

Islam N, Ozcan S (2013). Internationalisation of Nanotechnology R&D Process: a Longitudinal Study for the Collaboration Mechanism in the Nanotechnology Innovation System. 3rd Global Tech Mining Conference 2013. 25th - 26th Sep 2013.
Islam N, Ozcan S (2013). Nanotechnology Innovation System: an Empirical Analysis of the Emerging Actors and Collaborative Networks. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 60(4), 687-703. DOI.
Islam N, Ozcan S (2013). R&D Collaboration in Nanotechnology Innovation System: a Comparative Study between the UK and China. the R and D Management Conference 2013. 26th - 28th Jun 2013.
Islam N, Ozcan S (2013). Technology Mapping Process to the Exploration of Collaborative Innovation Mechanisms in the Case of Carbon Nanotubes. 3rd Global Tech Mining Conference 2013. 25th - 26th Sep 2013.

2012

Islam N (2012). Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Global Redesign. In Ekekwe N, Islam N (Eds.) Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Global Redesign: Emerging Implications, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.
Islam N, Ekekwe N (2012). Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Global Redesign: Emerging Implications. Pennsylvania, IGI Global. Abstract.
Islam N, Ozcan S (2012). Disruptive product innovation strategy. In Ekekwe N, Islam N (Eds.) Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Global Redesign: Emerging Implications, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.
Islam N, McGuire S (2012). Latecomer Strategies in Complex Systems: the Case of Aerospace Industry. International Conference on Innovative Methods for Innovation Management and Policy 2012. 21st - 24th May 2012.
Islam N, Ozcan S (2012). Mapping of Technology Trends and Institutions – the Case of Nanocrystals. Eurasia Business and Economic Society (IBES) Conference. 24th - 26th May 2012.
Islam N (2012). Nanotechnology Systems of Innovation: Convergence and Innovation Trend. Saarbrücken, Lambert Academic Publishing.
Islam N, Ozcan S (2012). The analyses of the actors in the patent generation of nanotechnology innovation system. International Conference on Innovative Methods for Innovation Management and Policy 2012. 21st - 24th May 2012.

2011

Islam N, McGuire S (2011). Economically Sustainable Manufacturing – the Case of Nano-manufacturing in Japan. British Academy of Management Conference 2011. 13th - 15th Sep 2011.

2010

Islam N (2010). A New Tool for the Assessment of Nanotechnology Business Innovations. IAMOT (International Association of Management of Technology) Conference 2010. 8th - 11th Mar 2010.
Islam N, Miyazaki K (2010). An empirical analysis of nanotechnology research domains. Technovation, 30(4), 229-237. DOI.
Islam N, Baxter J, Eames M (2010). Developing an Integrated Research Method for Sustainable Hydrogen Energy Innovations. IAMOT (International Association of Management of Technology) Conference 2010. 8th - 11th Mar 2010.
Islam N (2010). Innovation in Nanotechnology: a Foundation of Cultural Change within Institutions. the 3rd ISPIM (International Society for Professional Innovation Management) Innovation Symposium. 12th - 15th Dec 2010.
Islam N (2010). Innovative manufacturing readiness levels (IMRLs): a new readiness matrix. International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, 6(1/2/3/4), 362-362. DOI.
Islam N (2010). Micro and Nanotechnology Maturity and Performance Assessment. In Ekekwe N (Ed) Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Global Diffusion, Economics and Policy, PA, USA: IGI Global Publishers, 174-191.
Islam N (2010). Nanotechnology Innovation Systems - a Regional Comparison. In Hakim L, Jin C (Eds.) Innovation in Business and Enterprise, PA, USA: IGI Global Publishers.
Islam N (2010). Trends in Nanotechnology Knowledge Creation and Dissemination. In Ekekwe N (Ed) Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Global Diffusion, Economics and Policy, PA, USA: IGI Global Publishers, 42-60.

2009

Islam N (2009). Assessing the Maturity of Laser Micro and Nano-manufacturing Technologies – Approaching IMRL Matrix. the R and D Management Conference and the 20th ISPIM Conference 2009. 21st - 24th Jun 2009.
Islam N, Wong H, Naim M (2009). Building a New Readiness Framework for Managing the Emergent Micro and Nano-manufacturing Technologies. the 4th European Conference on Management of Technology. 6th - 8th Sep 2009.
Islam N, Naim M (2009). Business Readiness Levels (BRLs) – a Classification Tool for Business Innovation Research. IAMB (International Academy of Management and Business) Fall Conference 2009. 12th - 14th Oct 2009.
Islam N, Miyazakai K (2009). NanoSI: Exploring the Dynamics of Nanotechnology Research Conflation and Innovation Pattern in the Case of Japan. Science and Public Policy, 36(3), 170-182. DOI.
Islam N, Miyazaki K (2009). Nanotechnology innovation system: Understanding hidden dynamics of nanoscience fusion trajectories. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 76(1), 128-140. DOI.

2008

Islam N (2008). Developing the Concept of Innovative Manufacturing Readiness Levels (IMRL). the 6th International Symposium on Nano-manufacturing. 12th - 14th Nov 2008.
Islam N, Miyazaki K (2008). Innovation in nanotechnology: fusion trends and nanotech roadmapping. International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 4(4), 445-445. DOI.
Islam N, Miyazaki K (2008). NanoSI: Developing Models of Nano-knowledge Co-creation and Nanotech R&D System (Winner of the Pratt & Whitney Canada Best Paper Award). the R and D Management Conference 2008. 17th - 20th Jun 2008.
Islam N, Miyazaki K (2008). Nanotechnology Innovation System: Technology Fusion and Nano-innovation Trajectories. PRIME Workshop on Emerging Nanotechnology. 4th - 8th Feb 2008.
Islam N (2008). Nanotechnology Research & Development Policy: an Analysis of R&D Strategy and Some Policy Implications for Promoting Nanotechnology R&D in Japan. Journal of Science and Technology Studies, 6, 23-26.

2007

Islam N, Miyazaki K (2007). Innovation and Fusion Patterns of Breakthrough Technology – the Case of Nanotechnology. the 4th International Conference on Innovation & Management. 5th - 6th Dec 2007.
Islam N, Miyazaki K (2007). Nanotechnology Innovation in Asia – an Analysis of Nanotech Fusion Trend in Japan. the 4th ASIALICS (Asian Network for Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems) International Conference. 22nd - 24th Jul 2007.
Islam N, Miyazaki K (2007). Nanotechnology Systems of Innovation – Investigation of Scientific Disciplines’ Fusion into Nanotech. 2015 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET). 5th - 9th Aug 2007. DOI.
Miyazaki K, Islam N (2007). Nanotechnology systems of innovation—An analysis of industry and academia research activities. Technovation, 27(11), 661-675. DOI.

2006

Mikami K, Yamanaka M, Islam MN, Tonoi T, Itoh Y, Shinoda M, Kudo K (2006). Nanoflow microreactor for dramatic increase not only in reactivity but also in selectivity: Baeyer–Villiger oxidation by aqueous hydrogen peroxide using lowest concentration of a fluorous lanthanide catalyst. Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 127(4-5), 592-596. DOI.
Islam N, Miyazaki K (2006). Nanotechnology Innovation System - Empirical Analysis of Scientific Output in Asian Countries. the 3rd ASIALICS (Asian Network for Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems) International Conference. 16th - 19th Apr 2006.
Islam N (2006). Nanotechnology Innovation System–Strategic Perspective. International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Sciences, 3(1), 34-42.

2005

Islam N, Miyazaki K (2005). Nanotechnology Innovation System - Strategic Perspective. the First World Congress of the International Federation for Systems Research. 14th - 17th Nov 2005.

2004

Mikami K, Islam MN, Yamanaka M, Itoh Y, Shinoda M, Kudo K (2004). Nanoflow System for Perfect Regiocontrol in the Baeyer—Villiger Oxidation by Aqueous Hydrogen Peroxide Using Lowest Concentration of a Fluorous Lanthanide Catalyst. ChemInform, 35(34). DOI.
Mikami K, Islam MN, Yamanaka M, Itoh Y, Shinoda M, Kudo K (2004). Nanoflow system for perfect regiocontrol in the Baeyer–Villiger oxidation by aqueous hydrogen peroxide using lowest concentration of a fluorous lanthanide catalyst. Tetrahedron Letters, 45(18), 3681-3683. DOI.

2003

Mikami K, Yamanaka M, Islam MN, Kudo K, Seino N, Shinoda M (2003). Dramatic increase in the rate of the Mukaiyama aldol reaction by ‘fluorous nano flow’ system in the lowest concentration of a fluorous catalyst. Tetrahedron Letters, 44(40), 7545-7548. DOI.
Mikami K, Yamanaka M, Islam MN, Kudo K, Seino N, Shinoda M (2003). ‘Fluorous nanoflow’ system for the Mukaiyama aldol reaction catalyzed by the lowest concentration of the lanthanide complex with bis(perfluorooctanesulfonyl)amide ponytail. Tetrahedron, 59(52), 10593-10597. DOI.

Editor, External Positions

  • Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning
  • Guest Editor, Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • Academic Editor, British Journal of Applied Science and Technology
  • External Examiner for PhD, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bradford, 2016-2017
  • External Examiner for Suffolk Business School, University of Suffolk, 2016-2018
  • Visiting Professor, North South University, Dhaka
  • Board of Directors Member, The Business and Applied Sciences Academy of North America (USA)
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Open Journal of Business and Management

Conference Leadership, Professional Affiliations

Awards, Impact

  • Received the ‘Award of Excellence’ for his distinctive contributions to the Business and Applied Sciences Academy of North America (BAASANA), 2016, Manhattan, NY, USA
  • Winner of the ‘Brad Hosler Award for Outstanding Paper’, from PICMET Annual Conference 2015, Oregon, USA
  • Awarded a certificate as Nominating Professor in recognition of outstanding PhD student mentoring, PICMET Annual Conference 2015, Oregon, USA
  • Received the ‘Award of Excellence’ for valuable services as Member of the BAASANA Board of Directors, from the BAASANA 2015 Annual Conference, Manhattan, NY, USA
  • Outstanding Teacher Award: Aberystwyth University Learning and Teaching Fellowship (Teaching Excellence Award) 2013
  • Winner of the Pratt & Whitney Canada Best Paper Award, from The R&D Management Conference 2008, Ottawa, Canada
  • Impact – United Nations Policy Analysis and Recommendations for ‘Nanotechnology in Water Treatment and Agricultural Productions

Committee/Panel Activities

  • Panelist for ‘Meet the Editors’, PICMET'16 Conference, Sept. 4-8, 2016, Hawaii, USA.
  • Conference Co-organiser, Doctoral Colloquium Chair for PICMET’16 Organising Committee
  • Invited Session Chair for two sessions, ‘Emerging Tech 1’ and ‘Collaborations for Technology Management 3’, PICMET'16 Conference, Sept. 4-8, 2016, Hawaii, USA.
  • Panelist for ‘Meet the Editors, PICMET'15 Conference, August 2-6, 2015, Portland, OR, USA.
  • Invited Session Chair, ‘Emerging Technologies 2’, PICMET'15 Conference, August 2-6, 2015, Portland, OR, USA.
  • Invited Chair and Coordinator for two sessions, ‘Collaborations for Technology Management 3 and 4’, PICMET'15 Conference, August 2-6, 2015, Portland, OR, USA.
  • Invited Session Chair, ‘Impacts of Collaboration in Science, Technology and Innovation’, 3rd Global Tech Mining Conference, September 25-26, 2013, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • Invited Session Chair, ‘Patterns in Data’, 3rd Global Tech Mining Conference, September 25-26, 2013, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Invited Lectures

  • Guest lecture on ‘Innovation Ecosystem in Emerging Technology’ delivered to The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA, August 10, 2015
  • Invited lecture on ‘The Initiatives and Perceptions of Hydrogen Economy’ to an International Workshop on Energy Technologies (Emerging Technologies, Life Cycle and Supply Chain Assessment, Systematic Design, and Decision Making)  at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, JAPAN, October 6-8, 2014
  • Invited keynote lecture on 'Strategic Innovation by Disruptions' at Innovation and Technology Management Africa, held in Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA, August 10-12, 2011
  • Invited lecture on 'Nanotechnology R&D and Commercialization in Japan' at 2nd Manchester International Workshop on Nanotechnology, Society & Policy, Manchester Institute for Innovation Research, University of Manchester, UK, October 6-8, 2009
  • Guest lecture on 'Nanotechnology Innovation in Asia: Nanotech Fusion Dynamism', at the Dept. of Engineering and Technology Management, National University of Singapore (NUS), SINGAPORE, July 26, 2007

Professor Islam has substantial experience of significant innovation in inclusive curriculum development and has engaged himself in launching a number of new innovation management and international supply chain management modules for undergraduate and postgraduate students including a new MSc programme. As a module leader he has taught a wide variety of courses across the range of teaching areas and levels, and has integrated his research into teaching of innovation management, operations management, and supply chain management.

Modules

2016/17