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Dr Ahmad Mukhtar Khalid

Professor Biotechnology

ahmad.mukhtar@qu.edu.pk  :  amkhalid1945@gmail.com

Academic Qualification

Ph.D. (Biological Technology) University of New South Wales, Australia (1979); M.Sc. (Chemistry /Biochemistry),  (Punjab University),(1965); B.Sc. (HONS-Chemistry), (Punjab University), (1964).

Professor Khalid is professionally an apt  Biotechnologist specialiusing in , Bioprocess Technology, Fossil Fuel Biotechnology, ; Biofuel. My recent research is in the area of  Bio-sorption, Biosensors, Leukemia, Forensic science.  In addition, I am  also interested in Enzyme Technology, Protein engineering, Nano-Biotechnology, Drug Delivery and Synthetic Biology

45 years beyond the Ph.D.:, Research, University Level teaching and Education and Science 

administration on International Level. He has been on highest academic level posts viz. DIRECTOR , National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad and VICE CHANCELLOR (Acting) GC College University, Faisalabad. In addition he has been:

Advisor to Government of Pakistan for developing/establishing Biotechnology in Pakistan.Member Expert Committee on Biological Drugs Gazetted by the Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan Member Board of Governors, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, (ICGEB) Trieste, Italy. (1999-2002). Member, National Commission of Biotechnology appointed by Minister for Science & Technology, Government of Pakistan. Member, National Commission on Nano-Sciences. Pakistan (Sep 2005- 2008) Member S&T Experts Committee on Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan.Member Board of Governor, School of Biological Sciences,, University of Punjab, Lahore. Member Board of Governor, Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, NWFP Agricultural University, Peshawar. (2002-2006) Member Senate, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.(2000-2003) FAO’s Focal point for Pakistan for Capacity Building in Bio-safety of GM Crops in Asia, from 2003-2005.Member National Committee for Bio-safety Guidelines,  GOP and Ministry of Environment

AWARDS AND MERITS

  • Recipient of Presidential Gold Medal for Technology -2008.
  • Recipient of Gold Medal from Pakistan Academy of Sciences.
  • Gold Medal by the President of Pakistan (Tumghai Baqa) for Nuclear Tests conducted by Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission.
  • Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Sciences-2005. 
  • Fellow Chemical Society of Pakistan.. Productive Scientist of Pakistan: My name is included in a book compiled by PCST. 

: Over 200 research publications in national and international journals and proceedings Have authored  more than 20 books, and international proceedings

Impact Factor based on Journal Citation Report 2020: 300 citations more than 1500.