Prof. Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi, Executive Director HEC

  • Current Position:  Executive Director, (Ex-Officio Federal Secretary), Higher Education Commission, Islamabad

    Qualifications:

    1988     Ph.D. Electrical Eng., Purdue University, USA, GPA (6.0/6.0)
    1986     M.Sc. Electrical Eng., Purdue University, USA, GPA (6.0/6.0)
    1984     B.Sc.  Electrical Eng. (With Highest Distinction), Purdue University, USA, GPA (6.0/6.0)

    Professional Accomplishments

    • Co-developed scatterometry as a metrology technique and process sensor for micro-electronic and opto-electronic fabrication and transferred to Bio-Rad Laboratories. The commercial metrology tool (CDS-2 Scatterometer) is now available for sale and is considered a key tool for future sub quarter micron (i.e. Pentium IV-V) generation microprocessors.
    • Founding member of ISTEC (Ibero-American Science and Technology Education Consortium, www.istec.org) ISTEC is a non-profit organization comprised of educational, research, and industrial institutions throughout the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula. The Consortium has been established to foster scientific, engineering, and technology education, joint international research and development efforts among its members, and to provide a cost-effective vehicle for the application and transfer of technology.
    • Established the Faculty of Electronics at the GIK Institute of Technology as one of the premier Electrical Engineering Department in South East Asia.
    • Project Director for $1.1 Million task to design, prototype, assemble and install a computerized networked, state-of-the-art, toll collection system on the Lahore-Islamabad (330km long) Motorway.
    • Managed growth of Communications Enabling Technologies in Pakistan from a 20 person project funded entity operating from a house to a 150 man+ Silicon Valley Venture Capital funded product company operating in a 13,000 sq. ft. facility.
    • Founding member of Engineering Education Trust (EET), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development of higher education in Pakistan. The Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE: www.case.edu.pk ) is the first project of EET that, in the space of one year, became the largest post-graduate engineering program in Pakistan.
    • Member Steering Committee on Higher Education formed by the President, Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Helped with the transformation of the University Grants Commission into the Higher Education Commission. Co-authored the vision document for programs of the Higher Education Commission.
    • As Member, Human Resource Development and Strategic Planning of the Higher Education Commission oversaw development and implementation of over Rs. 15 Billion worth of higher education programs.

    Work Experience:

    09/03- Present 

     

    Executive Director, (Ex-Officio Federal Secretary), Higher Education Commission, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Member, Human Resource Development & Strategic Planning, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad.
    10/02- 02/03: Member, Human Resource Development, Ministry of Science and Technology, IT&T Division, Islamabad
    1/00-10/02: Vice President Operations, Communications Enabling Technologies, Islamabad
    1/99-12/99: Professor & Dean, Faculty of Electronics, GIK Institute of Technology, Topi, Pakistan.
    8/95-12/97: Associate Professor & Interim Dean, Faculty of Electronics, GIK Institute of Technology, Topi, Pakistan.
    8/94-7/95: Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA.
    8/88-8/94: Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA.

    Publications            Refereed: 18, Invited: 10, Conference Publications and Presentations     > 60

 

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