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Director Local QEC’s

Local Quality Enhancement Cells at NUST Institutions

NUST has a unique structure of having twenty-one teaching institutions as colleges, schools, institutes and centers. These institutions are independent in their working but under academic control of the NUST. In order to effectively implement the QA policies and programs with uniform pace and standard across the university, a Local Quality Enhancement Cells (LQEC) has been established at each constituent institution which functions in collaboration with QAD. Please click here for the overview Responsibilities of NUST Local Quality Enhancement Cells (LQEC).​ Following are the profiles of the Directors of LQECs:​

College of Aeronautical Engineering (CAE), Risalpur

Engr. Ammar Saleem  
Director (LQEC)
Department of Aerospace​ Engineering ​
NUST, Risalpur Campus – (Pakistan)
Off: 0923-631391-7 Ext 7887
Cell: 0325-9042939
e-mail: dlqec.cae@nust.edu.pk


Engr Ammar Saleem did his BE and MS Avionics Engg from College of Aeronautical Engineering (CAE), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan in 2007 and IAAA, Air University in 2013, respectively. He has been a faculty member at CAE while teaching Avionics, Controls and Embedded System related courses. His research interests include control system, machine vision, remote sensing, synthetic aperture radar imaging, solving inverse problems and machine learning. He is presently Director LQEC, CAE NUST since August, 2023.

College of Civil Engineering (MCE), Risalpur

Dr. Muhammad Shahid Siddique
Director (LQEC)
NUST, Risalpur Campus-Pakistan
Off: 0923-631315
Cell: 0303-0629587
e-mail:  mshahidsiddiqe@mce.nust.edu.pk

Dr. Muhammad Shahid Siddique is Assistant Professor at Military College of Engineering, Risalpur. He holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany. During PhD his area of research was Multi-hazard risk assessment, considering two major hazards of Pakistan (Earthquakes and floods).

He has more than five years of work experience as structural design engineer in national and international organizations. He has four (04) years post PhD teaching experience and is teaching graduates and postgraduate students on the subject of concrete structure design. He is also performing duty of Director Local Quality Enhancement Cell (DLEQC) at Military College of Engineering (MCE), Risalpur Campus of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST).


National Institute of Transportation (NIT), Risalpur

Dr. Mamoon Shaafaey 
Director (LQEC)
NUST, Risalpur Campus-Pakistan
Off: 0923-631688
Cell: 0321-2226722
e-mail:  mamoon@nit.nust.edu.pk

Dr. Mamoon Shaafaey earned his BSc in Civil Engineering from the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) in Pakistan. He continued his academic journey in the USA, where he obtained a master’s degree in Structural Engineering and a PhD in Environmental Degradation of Polymers, both from Michigan State University.
Dr. Mamoon’s research is primarily focused on the characterization of rubbers and elastomeric adhesives under environmental aging conditions. Currently, in addition to his contributions as a faculty member, he holds the position of Director Local Quality Enhancement Cell (DLQEC) at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Risalpur.



College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (Coll of E&ME), Rawalpindi

Dr. Ali Hassan
Director (LQEC)
NUST, Rawalpindi Campus. (Pakistan)
Off: 051-54444102
Cell: 0314-5222888
e-mail: alihassan@ceme.nust.edu.pk

Dr Ali Hassan is currently serving as a Professor at NUST College of E&ME. He has been the Head of Department and served at several administrative position since joining NUST in 2012. Currently he has been appointed as DLQEC since March 2023. His research interest include machine learning, signal processing and internet of things. He is performing duties as Director LQEC, for College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (CE&ME), NUST.


Military College of Signals (MCS), Rawalpindi

Dr. Saeed Murtaza
Associate Professor
Director (LQEC)
NUST, MCS Campus,
Hamayun Road Rawalpindi – Pakistan
Off: 051-561119/ Ext-3260
Cell: 0333-5142654
e-mail: smurtaza-mcs@nust.edu.pk

Dr. Saeed Murtaza did her Ph.D (1992) in Physics with specialization in Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulations from the School Physics and Space Research. The University of Birmingham, UK. After doing his PhD, Dr Saeed Murtaza joined a very prestigious Govt. Organization and was actively involved in research of very sensitive nature for six years. He joined NUST in 1998 as Asstt Prof. He was promoted to Assoc Prof in 2000. He Teaches many different Mathematics Course at UG and PG level. He has supervised many UG and PG final Semesters / Degree projects. He is also a member of Guidance and Evaluation Committee (GEC) of many PhD students. His area of interest is Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Physical processes. He is performing duties as Director LQEC, for Military College of Signals (MCS), Rawalpindi.


Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC), Karachi

Lt. Cdr. Hafiz Abdullah Zafar
Director (LQEC)
NUST, PNS Jahuhar,
Habib Ibrahim Rehmatullah Road, Karachi Campus-Pakistan
Off:: 021-48503035
e-mail: qmd@pnec.nust.edu.pk

Lt Cdr Hafiz Abdullah Zafar holds MS degree in Mechanical Engineering with Solar Thermal Systems as his major from HITEC University, Taxila in 2019. He worked in the same university as ‘Lab Engineer’ and as a ‘Lecturer’ for 05 years. He joined PNEC in May 2020 and performed various academic and admin duties in Engineering Sciences Department. He has been elevated as Dy Director Quality Assurance at PNEC in July 2022. He has also been involved in preparing & delivering college briefs for PEC re-accreditation visits. Mr. Zafar is also an international researcher, an author of various national/ international journal & conference papers. He is a reviewer of prestigious Elsevier journal ‘Solar Energy’. He is performing duties as Director LQEC, Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC), Karachi, Campus of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST).


School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS), Islamabad

Engr. Taufique-ur-Rehman
Director (LQEC)
NUST, Sector H-12 Campus, Islamabad-Pakistan
Off: 051-9085-2160
Cell: 0332-8544134
e-mail: taufique.rehman@seecs.edu.pk

Engr. Taufique-ur-Rehman is a graduate of College of Aeronautical Engineering and earned his bachelor’s degree from NED University of Engg and Technology Karachi in Avionics Engineering. He did his MS in Software Engineering from NUST, Pakistan in 2004 with the President’s Gold Medal for attaining first position with a cumulative GPA of 3.92 on a scale of 4.0. Through an extended career of more than three decades, he carries a highly diversified experience of serving on a wide variety of assignments. From being Officer-in-charge of the entire Telecommunications Network of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra to Director Networks at Air Headquarters Islamabad, he has an extensive experience and significant contributions in the field of ICT, along with teaching at CAE, RCMS and currently in Dept. of Computing at SEECS since September, 2015. In addition to teaching, he is also assigned the additional responsibilities of LQEC, Faculty Sponsor NUST Entrepreneurs Club and also overseeing SEECS Student Affairs and Industrial Liaison Offices. During his previous service, he also been duly acknowledged through various awards conferred upon him at different occasions of his career including, TI (M), awarded on 23 March, 2004 and Professional Excellence Badge (PEB), awarded on 28 July, 1997. He is performing duties as Director LQEC for SEECS, NUST, Islamabad.


School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (SMME), Islamabad

Dr. Sadaqat  Ali
Assistant Professor
Director (LQEC)
NUST, Sector H-12 Campus, Islamabad-Pakistan
Off: 051-9085-6028
Cell: 0333-9410290​
e-mail: sadaqat@smme.nust.edu.pk

Dr. Sadaqat Ali obtained his BSc in mechanical engineering from UET, Peshawar, Pakistan, in 2007, his MSc from Malardalens University, Sweden, in 2011 and his PhD in mechanical engineering from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia, in 2020. His current research includes advanced materials development via additive Manufacturing and Powder Metallurgy for Aerospace and Biomedical Applications. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at SMME, National University of Sciences & Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan since 20th January, 2020. He has also been appointed as DLQEC, SMME-NUST since 7th January, 2021.


School of Chemical & Materials Engineering (SCME), Islamabad

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad 
Director (LQEC)
NUST, Sector H-12 Campus, Islamabad-Pakistan
Off: 051-9085-5108
Cell: 0334-9155112
e-mail: iftikhar.salarzai@scme.nust.edu.pk

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad is expert in virtual sensing, uncertainty quantification, reliability analysis, and automation of process energy management systems (EnMS). He has got MS and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Kyoto University Japan. During his MS and Ph.D., he has worked on research project with Kansai Electrical Safety and Inspection Association, and Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Ltd. (NSSMC), Japan. Besides, he has successfully implemented his core research themes to other processes such as petroleum refinery, shale oil and gas processing, cement industry, coal gasification, and biofuel production units. Dr. Iftikhar has got outstanding research award from the Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan and ORIC Innovation Award from the University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan. He is also recipient of several research grants from Higher Education Commission (HEC) and local industry in field of process design, optimization, and control of manufacturing plants. He is also performing duty of Director Local Quality Enhancement Cell (DLEQC) at the School of Chemical & Materials Engineering (SCME) since March 2021.


School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (SCEE-IESE), Islamabad

Dr. Hassan Anwer 
Assistant Professor
Director (LQEC)
NUST, Sector H-12 Campus, Islamabad-Pakistan
Off: 051-9085-4286
Cell: 0340-5337410​
e-mail: hanwer@iese.nust.edu.pk

Dr. Hassan Anwer received his Ph.D. degree in Environmental engineering from Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea. He worked on Korean National Science Foundation projects to develop nanomaterials-based technologies for water/air treatment, drug delivery applications, smart packaging materials, and sustainable agriculture. He has authored/co-authored more than 20 research articles in reputable journals including, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Applied Catalysis, B: Environmental, Chemosphere, Chemical Engineering Journal, and Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the department of Environmental Engineering, NUST, Islamabad, Pakistan. He is performing duties as Director LQEC, for IESE- NUST.​​


School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (SCEE-IGIS), Islamabad

Dr. Muhammad Ali Tahir
Assistant Porfessor
Director (LQEC)
NUST, Sector H-12 Campus, Islamabad-Pakistan
Off: 051- 9085-4476
Cell: 0322-5020145
e-mail: ali.tahir@igis.nust.edu.pk

Dr. Ali Tahir received his B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Computing and Information Systems in 2004 from Oxford Brookes University and subsequently a Master’s Degree in Geographical Information Science (GIS) from University of Nottingham in 2006. He completed his PhD in Geoinformatics from the School of Computer Science and Informatics at University College Dublin, Ireland. He has also completed his postdoctorate at the Geo-Environmental Research Centre, School of Engineering, Cardiff University. Dr. Ali has won multiple local and international funding’s from various agencies such as Survey of Pakistan, UN FAO, REDD+ MOCC, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan, Plan International, UN WOMEN, UNICEF, WWF and Conservation Somalia. His research interests include Geoinformatics, Human-Computer Interaction, Geospatial Big Data, Volunteered Geographic Information and Geovisualization. He has been actively working with local and international industry and delivered many R & D solutions for real estate, improved water and sanitation, forest management, air quality monitoring and GIS ERP Integration. He is performing duties as Director LQEC, for School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (SCEE-IGIS), Islamabad.


School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (SCEE-NICE), Islamabad

Dr. Junaid Ahmad 
Director (LQEC)
NUST, Sector H-12 Campus, Islamabad-Pakistan
Off: 051-9085-4623
Cell:  0334-5421542
e-mail: junaid.ahmad@nice.nust.edu.pk

Dr. Junaid Ahmad received his doctorate degree in the field of Structural Engineering from University of Wollongong, Australia in 2021. He was awarded with the Commendation Award on Outstanding PhD thesis from University of Wollongong, Australia. Currently, he is serving as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Structural Engineering at SCEE (NICE), NUST. He holds a multi-dimensional experience of over 13 years including the industrial, academics and research experience. This experience also includes international teaching experience as a casual academic at University of Wollongong, Australia. His research is focused on the innovative and sustainable construction materials and their applications in the civil infrastructure. Dr. Ahmad is working as Director Local Quality Enhancement Cell (DLQEC) at NUST Institute of Civil Engineering (NICE), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (SCEE), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad since November 2022.​​

School of Interdisciplinary Engineering & Science (SINES), Islamabad

Dr. Masood Ur Rehman Kayani
Director (LQEC)
NUST Sector H-12 Campus, Islamabad – Pakistan
Off: 051-9085-5744
Cell: 0337-8604046
e-mail: m.kayani@sines.nust.edu.pk

Dr. Masood’s current research focuses on the role of the human microbiome in health and disease and developing improved methods for microbiome data analysis. Specifically, his group is investigating the links between microbiome imbalances and conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and cancers, among others. Their goal is to uncover novel connections and identify biomarkers for early diagnosis, treatment response, and personalized medicine. They hope to contribute to a deeper understanding of the complex interactions between the microbiome and human health, with the ultimate aim of improving disease diagnosis and treatment. He is performing duties as Director LQEC, School of Interdisciplinary Engineering & Science (SINES-NUST), Islamabad.


U.S. Pakistan Center for Advance Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E), Islamabad

Dr. Muhammad Hassan
Asstt Professor
Director (LQEC)
NUST, Sector H-12 Campus, Islamabad-Pakistan
Off: 051-90855273
Cell: 0343-8038260
e-mail: hassan@uspcase.nust.edu.pk

Dr. Muhammad Hassan did MS and PhD in Bio-Environmental & Energy Engineering from Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China in June 2017. He has joined NUST in August 2017. Besides that, He has taught several practical engineering courses like Mechanics of Material, Structural Design, Biofuel Engineering, Energy from Biomass, Energy & Environment and Engineering Mechanics. He has authored and co-authored more than 50 Publications. He has won excellent young scientist award from Chinese scholarship counsel Beijing in 2016. His research areas are microbial desalination fuel cells, solid oxide fuel cells, Nano-catalyst development, methane production from biomass, bioethanol, biodiesel biochar, biomass densification and wastewater treatment. He is performing duties as Director LQEC, for U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E), NUST, Islamabad.


School of Natural Sciences (SNS), Islamabad

Dr. Rizwan ul Haq 
Director (LQEC)
NUST, Sector H-12 Campus, Islamabad-Pakistan
Off: 051-9085-5604
Cell: 0331-5022512
e-mail:  dr.rizwanulhaq@sns.nust.edu.pk

Dr. Rizwan Ul Haq is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. He has research experience in Western University, London, Canada where he developed a test for numerical algorithm for fluid over a corrugated surface. His majors are: Computational Fluid Dynamics, Nanofluid, Heat transfer, Boundary layer, Channel and Cavity flow models via numerical and analytical techniques. He is visiting researcher of (i) Tianyuan Mathematical Centre in Northeast China and visiting and (ii) Nanjing university of information science and technology (NUIST), Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. He also has research experience in Moulay Ismail University, Errachedia, Morocco. So far, he has published more than 140 International Scientific Indexing (ISI) publications. The total impact factor is more than 400+ and total citations of entire research work is above 9500+. Dr. Rizwan has been selected as a Top 2% scientist in the world recognized by Stanford University, together with the publishing house Elsevier and SciTech Strategies (2020, 2021 and 2022). He also achieved as a Research Productivity Award and Productive scientist of Pakistan through Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST). Dr. Rizwan also achieved best researcher award of the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 in Bahria University. He is performing duties as Director LQEC, for at School of Natural Sciences (SNS) – NUST, Islamabad.


NUST Business School (NBS), Islamabad

Dr. Ayesha Abrar
Assistant Professor
Director (LQEC)
NUST, Sector H-12 Campus, Islamabad-Pakistan
Off: 051-9085-3207
Cell: 0333-9198141
Fax: 051-9085-3002

Dr. Ayesha is a Ph.D Entrepreneurship of Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK and M.Sc Economics, University of Peshawar. She is specialized in Gender and Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial learning and dynamic capabilities, creative industries. She has over 13 years of experience as an academician. She joined NUST business school in July 2018. Prior to that she was attached to Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar as Assistant Professor. Dr. Ayesha also has teaching experience at Essex Business School and worked as research assistant at International Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ICER), The Venture Academy at Essex Business School. Currently she is performing duties as DLQEC at NUST Business School (NBS), Islamabad.

School of Social Sciences (S3H), Islamabad

Dr. Muhammad Irfan Malik 
Assistant Professor
Director (LQEC)
NUST, Sector H-12 Campus, Islamabad-Pakistan
Off: 051-9085-3557
Cell: 0321-6150274

e-mail: irfanmalik@s3h.nust.edu.pk 

Dr. Muhammad Irfan Malik, is a valuable addition to the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at NUST since August 2021. With a decade of diverse experience in administration, research, and teaching, his expertise is truly exceptional. Prior to his role at NUST, Dr. Malik held the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Education Lahore. Furthermore, he served as the Associate Research Fellow and led the Road Sector Development Section at the Punjab Economic Research Institute (PERI), Planning and Development Board, Lahore, under the Government of Punjab. At PERI, Dr. Malik authored a range of impactful research studies covering critical areas such as infrastructure, health, water and sanitation, and education, all of which were published by the institute. Beyond academia and research, Dr. Malik also made significant contributions as a sports administrator within the Government of Punjab, showcasing his versatility and commitment to various facets of public service. He is performing duties as Director LQEC, S3H-NUST since September, 2023.​

Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB), Islamabad

Dr. Fazal Adnan  
Associate Professor
Director (LQEC)
NUST, Sector H-12 Campus, Islamabad-Pakistan
Off: 051-9085-6127
Cell: 0335-0535895
e-mail:  adnanfazal@asab.nust.edu.pk

Dr. Fazal Adnan is serving as Associate Professor at the Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB), National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) since July 2015. He acquired his BS (Hons) and MPhil degrees in Biotechnology from University of Peshawar and GC University Lahore respectively. After serving the Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB) Lahore, for one year as a Research Officer, he was awarded the prestigious DAAD scholarship by the German academic exchange services for his PhD in Molecular Microbiology from University of Giessen, Germany.

Dr. Adnan is a dedicated faculty member and received the Best Teacher award for the year 2018 and best community services award 2019. He is also serving as NUST Champion for German Scholarships and guiding students through weekly sessions and webinars on international scholarships. He is also a member of the Nustainable team and working on various SDGs related to biological sciences. Apart from his academic and research responsibilities he is also working as Director Local Quality Enhancement Cell (DLQEC) at ASAB, since November 2022.


School of Art and Designing Architectures (SADA), Islamabad

Ms. Seema Andleeb Nasir  
Director (LQEC)
NUST, Sector H-12 Campus, Islamabad-Pakistan
Off: 051-9085-5442
Cell: 0300-5239983
e-mail: seema.nasir@sada.nust.edu.pk

Ms. Seema Andleeb Nasir is regular visiting faculty of School of Art Design and Architecture – SADA, National University of Science & Technology (NUST). She Provide high quality instruction and support to 4th year Students and Teach Architectural Design Studio besides working as the main coordinator for the entire course work. Guided the students of 8th semester during several design competitions where students achieved first position in PIDE Competition, second position in Dawarka competition, honorable mention in AYDA competitions. Contributed the role in designing the New Senate Library year 2017 at parliament House Islamabad. Successfully participated and attained First position in the Design Competition Centre for Gender Studies &women Rights, Lahore, November 2017 organized by Higher Education Commission, Islamabad. Successfully achieved Best Teacher award for the academic year 2018-19. She is performing duties as Director LQEC, for SADA-NUST.

Center for International Peace and Stability (CIPS), Islamabad

Dr. Aqab Mehmood Malik  
Associate Professor​
Director (LQEC)
NUST, Sector H-12 Campus, Islamabad-Pakistan
Cell: 0333-3333911
e-mail: aqabmalikdr@gmail.com

Dr. Aqab Mehmood Malik completed a Masters of Arts in Security Studies at the University of Hull (UK) after graduating with a BSc in Marine Geography from Cardiff University (UK). He was later awarded with a Doctroate of Philosophy in Strategic and Nuclear Studies (Ph.D) by the National Defence University, Islamabad. Dr. Malik is currently an Associate Professor at the Centre of International Peace and Stability, NUST, at which he is also performing duties as Director Local Quality Enhancement Cell (DLQEC). Dr Malik has had extensive teaching and research experience in Strategic Studies, and has previously taught at reputable institutions as an Assistant Professor at the National Defence University, Islamabad, and as a Visiting Professor at the University of International Relations, Biejing, China.
Dr Aqab Malik recently won the Fulbright Scholar Award, for which he completed his tenure at the Sigur Center, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. Prior to this position, he was awarded the South Asia Fellowship at the School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), John Hopkins University. In addition to his regular teaching, Dr Malik has been actively engaged as a consultant for organizations as diverse as the National Counter Terrorism Authority, Ministry of Interior, Pakistan, and as a Consultant to the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, Geneva.
Mr Malik regularly speaks at and attends international conferences, and also frequently appears on TV, globally, through channels such as Sky TV, PTV, Dawn News, Indus News, i24, VOA, Al Arabiya, Abu Dhabi TV, Al Ain TV, Saudi TV, Libyan TV, News1, Khyber TV, amongst others. He is performing duties as Director Local Quality Enhancement Cell (DLQEC) at Center for International Peace and Stability (CIPS), NUST, Islamabad.​

NUST Baluchistan Campus (NBC), Quetta

Colonel Muhammad Ahmer Iqbal Khan, (Retd), SI (M) 
Deputy Director (LQEC)
NUST Baluchistan Campus (NBC), Quetta – Pakistan  ​
Off: +92 51 9085 6917
Cell: +92  322 2851111
e-mail: ahmer@nbc.nust.edu.pk

The Officer served on various Command and Staff appointments in Pakistan Army; conferred, with Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) by the Government of Pakistan. Retains the experience concerning Administration, Logistics, Security, Forensic and Quality Assurance. He is graduate of Command & Staff College, Quetta. He has done Certification, Diploma and Interpreter-ship in regional language from National University of Modern Languages. He holds Master degrees in Warfare and International Relations; besides, completed the course work/ research of M.phil in International Relation from University of Balochistan. Also remained as instructor in Chinese Military Academy for training the Cadets and Officers. Served under the UN banner as Military Observer in the Conflict Zone. The officer also served as Chief Liaisons Officer for coordination between Civil and Military entities in Balochistan. He is performing duties as Director LQEC, NUST Baluchistan Campus (NBC), Quetta w.e.f. May, 2022.