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Prof. Dr. Shakil Ahmad

Prof. Dr. Shakil Ahmad

Dr. Ahmed did his MSc and M.Phil in Botany from University of the Punjab, Lahore-Pakistan and University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-Pakistan respectively. He started his professional career as Lecturer, Government College Tandanwala, Faisalabad, Govt. of the Punjab in 1999. Soon after this Dr. Ahmed was transferred and joined as Lecturer in Botany at GC University, Lahore-Pakistan. Dr Ahmed did his PhD from the GC University, Lahore-Pakistan. He joined Institute of Mycology and Plant Pathology, University of the Punjab, Lahore since Oct, 2004. Presently, he is working as Associate Professor in the Department of Botany, University of the Punjab, Lahore and also working as Deputy Director (Research) at Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC), University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore-Pakistan since Oct 2010. He did his Post-doctoral research work from Department of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, UK.
Knowledge of the physio-biochemical and ecological mechanism of Plant species and environment interactions are crucial in drawing parallels between plant growth-yield responses to various environmental variables. He is also expertise of different basic and advance experimental techniques. Dr. Ahmed was able to publish more than 50 research papers and review articles in very high quality journals in plant sciences including Environmental Research Letters, International Journal of Phytoremediation, Environmental Pollution, Science of the Total Environment, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Fluoride Journal, Biological Agriculture & Horticulture, Allelopathy Journal, Pakistan Journal of Botany, Pakistan Journal of Phytopathology which is really a sound milestone in the career of Dr. Ahmed and hence an international recognition of his excellent work on Plant ecology/ Applied Environmental Biology and Environmental Biotechnology. He has earned Research Productivity/Performance/Incentive Award, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2015 by University of the Punjab, Lahore-Pakistan. He has earned the Technology Achievement Award, 2015 in Invention to Invocation Submit organized by PSF, PASTIC, UMT, IRP and ORIC University of the Punjab, Lahore.
Dr. Ahmed was worked as Research Projects Reviewer for Higher Education Commission (HEC) in order to evaluate the research proposal funding. Dr Ahmed HEC-Islamabad Pakistan recognized research supervisor since 2006. Dr. Ahmed’s contribution in human resource development has been remarkable. He has produced 04 PhD students in addition to having produced over 25 MPhil, 02MS, 22 M.Sc and 20 BS research theses and currently 06 PhD, 01MPhil 01MS, 02 M.Sc research students working under his supervision. He has been completed 18 research Project of applied nature of total funding approximate 17 Million Pak rupees.
Dr. Ahmed’s contribution to science and technology within Pakistan has been tremendous which could be gauged from his active participation in a number of national research and academic organizations/societies/conferences/seminars. Furthermore, his contribution in science and technology at the international level is equally remarkable which is evident from his foreign visit/involvement in academic and research work presentations in different countries including UK, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Malaysia, UAE, Egypt and China. He was organized and completed more than 52 training workshops and seminars.

Designation:- Professor