Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

M. Ajmal Khan

M. Ajmal Khan
Current Position Professor & Director Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization Phone No. (92-21) 34820253, 2044350, 9261032
Born in Karachi, Pakistan in 04/19/1953 Year Elected 2001
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University of Karachi Karachi Pakistan BSc (Hons) 1973 MSc 1974 DSc2011 Ohio University Athens Ohio USA PhD 1985
Positions Held
University of Karachi Karachi Meritorious Professor 2011 to date Professor& Director Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization 2007 to date HECDistinguished National Professor 2005 to date Professor Department of Botany1996 to date Associate Professor Department of Botany 1989-1996 AssistantProfessor Department of Botany 1985-1989 Lecturer Department of Botany1977-1985 Adjunct Professor Department of Botany and Range Science BrighamYoung University Provo USA 1997-1998 Visiting Scientist Department of Environmentaland Plant Biology Ohio University Athens USA 1994-1996 VisitingScientist Institute of Applied Botany University of Munster Germany 1994Research Scientist Brigham Young University Provo USA 1984-1985 ResearchAssistant Department of Environmental and Plant Biology Ohio UniversityAthens USA 1980-1984
Distinguished Scientist of the Year 2008 by Pakistan Academy of SciencesPresidential Award of Sitar-i-Imtiaz 2007 Presidential Award of Pride ofPerformance 2001 Gold Medal Pakistan Academy of Sciences 1999 1stPosition in M Sc University of Karachi Pakistan
Fellowships / Memberships
Fellow The Islamic Academy of Sciences (IAS) 2011 The Academy of Sciencesfor the Developing World (TWAS) 2003 Fulbright Research Fellowship 1994German Academy Exchange Services (DADD) Germany 1994 Member BotanicalSociety of America 1984 to date International Ecological Society (INTECOL)1998 to date Life Member Pakistan Botanical Society 1975 Sigma Xi USA 1984to date National Curriculum Committee University Grants Commission 2001 todate Secretary Karachi Chapter Pakistan Academy of Sciences 2004 to date
Research Area
Ecological management of inter-tidal coastal and inland saline ecosystemsSpecific research interests include seed dormancy salt tolerance demography ofsalt marsh and salt desert species and evaluation of cash-crop halophytes
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