Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

M. Qasim Jan

M. Qasim Jan
Current Position Adviser COMSTECH Secretariat 3-Constitution Avenue G-5/2 Islamabad Phone No. (92-51) 9220681-3
Born in , KPK Pakistan in 01/10/1944 Year Elected 1990
Email mqjan@yahoo.com
Education
University of Peshawar Pakistan BSc (Hons) 1964 Univ of Oregon EugeneOregon USA MS 1967 Univ of London UK PhD 1977 Kings CollegeLondon DSc (Hon) 2009
Positions Held
Adviser COMSTECH Islamabad 2011-to date Distinguished NationalProfessor (of HEC) 2004 Prof Emeritus University of Peshawar (2010) VicePresident Pakistan Academy of Sciences 2011- to date Secretary General PAS2007-2010 and Association of the Academies of Sciences in Asia 2008-2912 ViceChancellor Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad (2005-2009) Sarhad UniversityPeshawar (2001-2003) University of Peshawar (1997-2000) Dean Faculty ofScience 1997 Director National Center of Excellence in Geology 1998-2000Professor 1983 Associate Professor 1979 Assistant Professor 1970 Lecturer1968 Visiting Professor Univ of Oregon USA 1994-1995
Awards
Hilal-i-Imtiaz 2010 Sitara -i- Imtiaz 1999 Tamgha-i-Imtiaz and Izaz-i-Fazeelat1993 by Govt Pakistan ISESCO Prize in Science & Technology (Geology) 2010PAS Awards Gold Medals 1980 1997 Distinguished Scientist of the Year 2009Ministry of S&T prize for best paper 1996 National Book Foundation awardsScientist of the Year 1990 Earth Scientist of the Year 1986 Best Book in NaturalSciences for 1995-1999 periods and many others
Fellowships / Memberships
Emeritus Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland 2009Honorary Fellow Nepal Geological Society 2007 Fellow Academy of Sciencesfor the Developing World (TWAS) 2002 Pakistan Academy of GeologicalSciences 1995 Mineralogical Society of America 1990 Geological Society ofLondon 1989 Chairman Himalayan Regional Committee of the InternationalLithosphere Program 1998-2004
Research Area
Geology (Mineralogy Petrology Geochemistry Tectonics) Bookpublished Geology and Tectonics of Pakistan (with Dr AH Kazmi) GraphicPublishers Karachi 1997 Field-trip Guide Book to the Himalaya-East HinduKush of Pakistan (with Dr M Gaetani & Dr J-P Burg) International Geol CongFlorence Italy 2004 Edited nine special volumes on Geology and Tectonics ofNW Himalaya and published numerous papers
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