Dr. Islam’s primary research target is to improve the understanding of the carbon cycle through a combination of observation (NOAA/ESRL observation network, Satellite GHGs data product) and modeling platform (GEOS-Chem, TM5). His current research work is focusing on estimating annual-to-monthly national and regional fossil fuel derived carbon dioxide (FFCO2) emissions for the US for the decade of the 2010s using a combination of CO2 and radiocarbon CO2 (14CO2) observations in the TM5 4DVAR data assimilation system (also known as dual tracer inversion system). Prior to accepting postdoctoral associate position at NOAA/CIRES, Dr. Islam obtained both an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Northern British Columbia (Canada), focusing on "Improved understanding of methane emissions from oil and gas industries of western Canada using aircraft and satellite data, and GEOS-Chem modeling.” (Ph.D.) and "Measurement of Nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide by satellite and passive monitors in Northeast British Columbia, Canada”. He also received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Environmental Sciences from Jahangirnagar University in Bangladesh.