Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Muhammad Iqbal

Muhammad Iqbal
Current Position Phone No. (92-42) 35293136
Born in Gujrat, Pakistan in 15/06/1958 Year Elected 2011
Email [email protected]
University of Karachi Karachi Pakistan BSc (Hons) 1981 MSc 1982 Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Pakistan MPhil 1985 University of Sheffield Sheffield UK PhD 1990 Post-doc 2002-03 University of Kiel Kiel Germany Post-doc 1996-98 University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska USA Post-doc 2006-07
Positions Held
Director General, National Physical and Standards Laboratory, 2016- date; Member (Science), PCSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology, Islamabad, 2015-2016; Director General, Centre for Applied Molecular Biology (CAMB), Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Lahore, 2011-2015; Chief Scientific Officer/Head, Food & Biotechnology Research Centre, Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR), Lahore, 2008-2011; Principal Scientific Officer, PCSIR, Lahore, 2003-2006; Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Sheffield, UK, 2002-2003; Post-doc, 2006- 2007; Principal Scientific Officer, PCSIR, Lahore, 2000-2002; Senior Scientific Officer, PCSIR, 1998-2000; Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany, 1996-1998; Post-doc, 1996-1998; University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA; Senior Scientific Officer, PCSIR, Lahore, 1990-1996; Research Associate, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, U.K., 1986-1990; Junior Research Associate, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, 1983-1985; Research Fellow, Quaid-i- Azam University, Islamabad, 1982-1983.
Tamgha-i-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan 2009 Ranked Category A Productive Scientist of Pakistan Pakistan Council of Science and Technology 2010-11 Gold Medal Pakistan Academy of Sciences 2008 Fulbright Postdoctoral Award USA 2006 Research Productivity Award Pakistan Council of Science and Technology 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 and 2011 Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Award Germany 1996-1998 Young Scientist of the Year in South Asia TWAS Italy 1995 Overseas Research Student Award UK 1986-1989 S&T National Talent Pool Scholarship Award Government of Pakistan 1986-1990 Academic Merit Certificate - MPhil (First Position) Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad 1985 Certificate of Appreciation United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) USA 1984 Academic Merit Certificate - MSc (2nd Position) University of Karachi Karachi 1982
Fellowships / Memberships
Fellow Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) 2011 Life Member Pakistan Botanical Society Member American Society of Microbiology Member American Chemical Society Member Water Resources Association Alaska USA Member New York Academy of Sciences USA
Research Area
Microbial/ Environmental Biotechnology
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