Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Dr. Zeeshan Yousaf


Assistant Professor
Dr. Zeeshan Yousaf
Dr. Zeeshan Yousaf is a Pakistani Mathematician and HEC Approved Supervisor, specialized in Geometry, Mathematical Physics, and Cosmology. He is among the top young researchers of Pakistan in the field of Mathematics and Basic Sciences. According to the Directory of PSP released in 2017, Pakistan Council of Science and Technology has announced Dr. Zeeshan as the seventh most productive young scientist of Pakistan (https://www.pcst.org.pk/docs/PSP2017.pdf ). According to Science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators based on the dataset released by Scopus and Mendeley, Dr. Zeeshan has been ranked among the top 2% scientists from all over the world in his field of study (http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/btchxktzyw.2). He has been receiving more than 90% student evaluation from the departmental students conducted each year by the Quality Enhancement Cell of the University. He has started his career by joining University of the Punjab, Lahore as a Lecturer in 2014. He did Ph.D. Mathematics specialized in Modified Gravitational Theories and Cosmology. Due to the production of high-quality research work, he has been considered as the top Ph.D. student of Pakistan as he achieved a 72.5 impact factor from just 22 scientific articles during his Ph.D. research career. His scientific results are being published by various well-known scientific publishing companies like American Physical Society, Elsevier, IOP, NRC Research Press, Oxford University Press, Springer, World Scientific in the USA, UK, Germany, Canada, Netherlands, Italy, China, Singapore etc. He has been regularly awarded with Research Incentives from University of the Punjab and Research Productivity Award from the “Pakistan Council of Science and Technology”, Islamabad. He is a reviewer of many notable impact factor international journals, the editor and associate editor of few international journals. He is a permanent member of some well-known societies like Pakistan Physical Society, Pakistan Mathematical Society, etc. He developed with his colleagues a very strong group of relativity named “The Group of Gravitation and Cosmology” (http://ggc.pu.edu.pk/) in his department with the aim to provide an effective floor to researchers for discussing their research findings and share their knowledge as well as experience with each other. He has been working on NRPU research projects (worth 2.5 million PKR) as Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator funded by HEC. Dr. Zeeshan has participated and presented his research papers in 32 international and national conferences/seminars in his field. As per October 2020, he has published more than 95 research papers which are cited more than 2600 times by national and international researchers. The cumulative impact factor of his research articles is 280.521, according to the 2019 Journal Citation Reports released by Thomson Reuters in 2020. The h-index of his scientific research papers is 35 and i10-index is 65. He has produced 1 Ph.D. and 8 M.Phil. scholars and has been supervising 3 M.Phil. students. He has been involved in organizing 2 national and 3 international conferences on Relativistic Astrophysics, Gravitation, and Cosmology in University of the Punjab, Lahore-Pakistan.
Initially, he worked on exact solutions of the Einstein field equations, especially spherically symmetric solutions. He also analyzed the effects of the cosmological constant on such systems and thereby developed an interest in the cosmological constant and the dark energy problem. In recent years, he has been working on dynamical system techniques in the field of gravitation and cosmology.
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