Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Hafeez ur Rahman Hoorani

Hafeez ur Rahman Hoorani
Current Position Director-General, National Center for Physics, Islamabad, Adjusting Professor, Department of Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad Phone No. (92-51) 2077302
Born in Karachi, Pakistan in 03/10/1958 Year Elected 2017
Email [email protected]
Education
University of Karachi, Pakistan: BSc (Hons) Physics, 1980; M.Sc., 1982; Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada: MPhil/MS, 1986; University of Geneva, Switzerland, Ph.D., 1995; Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburg, USA Post-doc, 1996.
Positions Held
Director-General, National Centre for Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2014 to date; Adjusting Professor, Department of Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, 2000 to date; Senior Research Physicist, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland, 2013-2014; Scientific Director, Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in Middle-East (SESAME) Project, Amman, Jordan, 2007-2013; Director Research, National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2004-2013; Professor of Physics - National Centre for Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2002-2004; CERN Fellow, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, 1999-2000; Senior Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, 1996-1999; Research Associate, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland, 1995-1996; Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, 1991-1995; Fellow of World Laboratory, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, 1989-1991; Assistant Professor (Physics), University of Karachi, Karachi, 1987-1999; Research and Teaching Assistant (Physics), Simon Fraser University, Canada, 1983-1986; Lecturer (Physics), Govt. Degree College, Karachi, 1982-1983.
Awards
Sitara-i-Imtiaz, 2019; Number one Productive Scientist of Pakistan, 2016; University of Karachi Awards: Galadari Gold Medal; Subrung Gold Medal; Philips Gold Medal, 1982.
Fellowships / Memberships
Member, Joint CERN-Pakistan Committee; Pakistan Coordinator for the World Federation of Scientists; Member, Scientific Advisory Board of LinkSceem Project Funded by the European Union (EU) under FP7 Program; Member, Asian Commission for Future Accelerator (ACFA); Member, International Commission for Future Accelerator Standing Committee on International Connectivity (ICFA SCIC); Member, International Advisory Committee for Computing High-Energy Physics (CHEP); Member, CMS Muon Technical and Institution Board; Member, CMS Management Board; Member, CMS Finance Board.
Research Area
Particle Physics
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