Mehzeb Chowdhury


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PhD projects

Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Science, Policing, Science and Technology Studies, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Cyberpunk, Modern Dystopias, Futures Studies

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Dr Mehzeb Rahman Chowdhury is an inventor, instructor, criminologist, and criminal law barrister. He is the innovator of the MABMAT Crime Scene Imaging Rover, which has received acclaim from the American Bar Association (ABA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). His work has been showcased by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Scientific Program Committee at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), as well as the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSoFS).

Dr Chowdhury's research has been published in 20 countries, in eight languages, with headlining museum exhibits for his ground-breaking work in forensic science at the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, and the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester. His research interests include forensic science, policing studies, futures studies, criminal justice histories, science and technology studies, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality(VR), and outer space studies.

As a cinematographer, screenwriter and colourist, Dr Chowdhury's award-winning films have screened at over fifty international festivals. He has been a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Crew and Connect programmes since 2018.

Dr Chowdhury also writes for science fiction and horror magazines and anthologies and his works have consistently been on reading lists for the prestigious British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Social Studies/Science, PhD, An overview of crime scene practice and its practitioners in the United Kingdom, Durham University

Criminology, MSc, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Law, LLB (Hons), Bachelor of Laws



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