Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

M. Zakria Butt

M. Zakria Butt
Current Position Rafi M. Chaudhari Chair, Centre for Advanced Studies in Physics, GC University, Lahore-54000 Phone No. 042-37245700
Born in Lahore, Pakistan in 04/09/1949 Year Elected 1997
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University of the Punjab (Government College, Lahore): B.Sc., 1968; M.Sc., 1970; Burnel University, London: Ph.D., 1978.
Positions Held
Rafi M. Chaudhari Chair, 2013 to date; Director, ORIC, GC University, Lahore, 2012-2015; Professor, Department of Physics, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, 2008-2012; Chairman, Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Lahore, 2003-2008; Principal, Govt. F.C. College, Lahore, 2002-2003; Principal, Govt. College of Education for Science, Lahore, 2001-2002; Professor and Chairman, Department of Physics, Government College, Lahore, 1993-2001; Director, Centre for Advanced Studies in Physics, Government College, Lahore, 1985-1997, 1998-2000; Vice Principal, Govt. Islamia College, Lahore, 1985; Principal, Govt. College,PindDadan Khan, 1984-1985; Assistant Professor, Government College, Lahore, 1983-1984; Lecturer: Government College, Lahore, 1974-1983; Government College, Sahiwal, 1972-1974; Govt. College, Bahawalpur, 1971-1972.
Gold Medal, Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Lahore, 2004; Tamgha-i-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan, 1997; Gold Medal (Physics), Pakistan Academy of Sciences, 1997; PIP Fellowship Gold Medal, 1977; COT Scholar Award, 1975-1978; Physicist of the Year (Cash Award and Commendation Certificate), National Book Foundation, Islamabad, 1990;Madre-e-Millat Award, 2003; Quaid-e-Azam Gold Medal, 2005 and Sitara-e-Pakistan Gold Medal, 2007, by TehreekIstehqam-e-Pakistan Council; PCST Research Productivity Award, 2002, 2008, 2010-2012; Certificate of Honoourable Mention, 1968 and Academic Roll of Honour, Government College, Lahore, 1969, 1970-71.
Fellowships / Memberships
Fellowship Award by Netherlands Government, 1974; COT Scholar at Brunel University, UK, 1975-1978; Associate Member, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy, 1984-1990; Vice President, Pakistan Physical Society, 1997; President, Pakistan Physical Society, 1998; Vice President, Pakistan Institute of Physics, 1994-1997; President, Pakistan Institute of Physics, 2004 to date.
Research Area
Physics with emphasis on Lattice Defects and Mechanical Properties of Crystals, Laser-Materials Interaction, Thin Films, and Micro-Macro Property Correlation.
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