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Work History

Sept. 2009 to current
Professor  
Faculty of Engineering, Sciences & Technology,  
Iqra University, Karachi, Pakistan.  

May 2005 to Sept. 2009
Professor, Chairman*  
Department of Computer Science & Engineering  
Bahria University (Karachi Campus), Karachi, Pakistan.  

May 2002 to May 2005
Professor, Chairman* & Co-Chairman  
Department of Electronic Engineering  
NED University of Engineering & Technology (NEDUET),
Karachi, Pakistan.  

July 2001 to May 2002 
Professor & Chairman  
Department of Electronic Engineering  
Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET),  
Karachi, Pakistan.  

Oct. 2000 to July 2001
Fulbright Research Fellow and Visiting Professor  
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA (on-leave from SSUET).  

Dec. 1997 to July 2001
Associate Professor & Incharge  
Department of Electronic Engineering  
Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan.  

Feb. 1994 to Nov. 1997
Assistant Professor  
Department of Electronic Engineering  
Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan.  

Oct. 1995 to Aug. 1996
Lecturer, Department of Electronic Engineering,  
Yanbu Industrial College, Yanbu Al-Sinaiyah,  
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (on-leave from SSUET).  

July 1993 to to-date
Visiting Professor and External Examiner  
Department Electronic Engineering, Dawood College of  
Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan.  

April 1987 to Sept. 1987
Officer Engineering, Pakistan International Airlines Corporation,  
Karachi, Pakistan.  

May 1986 to March 1987
Trainee Engineer (Instrumentation) with Karachi Electricity  
Supply Corporation, Karachi, Pakistan.  

Sept. 1985 to May 1986
Sales and Service Engineer at VAZ International (a biomedical equipment company), Karachi, Pakistan.  
*-Worked as Chairman of the Department for some time

Work History

1. Editor-in-Chief of Asian Journal of Engineering, Sciences and Technology.

2. HEC Approved PhD Supervisor.

3. Chairman, Technical Committee for Capacitors and Resistors for Electrical Equipment (ESDC-4), National Standard Committee, Standard Development Centre, Pakistan Standard and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA).

4. Co-Chair, 12th IEEE International Multitopic Conference 2008 (IEEE INMIC2008) held at Karachi on 23-24 December 2008.

5. Editor-in-Chief, Bahria University Journal of Information & Communication Technology, Vol. 1, No.1.

6. Member of advisory board, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Research Journal

7. Reviewer and program committee member of several national and internal conferences.

Seminars

“Detecting Properties of Four Segment Twin Tandem-stripe Monolithically Integrated Devices”, International Conference on Optics & Optoelectronics (ICOL-2005)

“Thermal Diffusivity Measurement of Semiconductors using Transient Surface Grating”, International Conference on Optics & Optoelectronics (ICOL-2005)

"Measurement of junction temperature of a laser diode”, 8th IEEE International Multi Topic Conference (INMIC 2004).

“Phenomena of gain saturation in semiconductor laser amplifiers”, 7th IEEE International Multi Topic Conference (INMIC 2003)

“A new technique for the estimation optical bandwidth of semiconductor laser amplifiers”, Photonic Asia Conference on Optoelectronics Devices and Integration 2004

“A novel alignment technique for active optical waveguide components”, International Conf. on Optoelectronics and Laser Applications (ICOLA’02)

“Observation of frustrated instabilities in externally injected semiconductor laser amplifier”, The International Conf. on Optoelectronics and Laser Applications (ICOLA’02)

Research

My areas of research interest are Optoelectronics, Laser & Fiber Optics, Microfabrication & Opto-vlsi, MOEM, Semiconductors Materials & Devices, Renewable/Alternate Energy

Honors

S.

TITLE

DONOR AGENCY

AMOUNT

STATUS

No.

 

 

Rs/$

 

1

Grid-Tie Solar Energy System

Bahria University, Pakistan

Rs. 510,000.00

Completed

2

Solar Based LED Lighting System

Bahria University, Pakistan

Completed

3

Zn diffusion on GaSb based material systems for long wavelength optical detectors.

The University of Iowa, USA

$ 5000.00

Completed

Special Interest

Currently working on use of passive solar technologies for benefit of society
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