HARIPUR: Five faculty members of University of Haripur (UoH) have been included among the top two per cent scientists of the world in a list compiled by the Stanford University, USA.
According to a statement issued by the office of the UoH registrar, the list classified the scientists based on career-long citation impact until the end of 2019 and also for the single year (2019).
It said that 81 Pakistanis were included among the top two per cent scientists across the world for their career-long citation impact while citation impact in a single year included 243 Pakistani scientists.
UoH Vice-chancellor Dr Anwarul Hassan Gilani is the only serving vice-chancellor, who got three civil awards including Hilal-i-Imtiaz. Dr Khalid Zaman, another faculty member of UoH, has been ranked among 70 top scientists from Pakistan. Based on single year citation impact, three newly appointed faculty members of UoH -- Dr Shah Fahd, Dr Hashim, and Dr Mohammed Farooq -- have also been included among the top two per cent researchers of the world.
Dr Gilani is a distinguished pharmacologist. He got merit scholarship from primary school to PhD. He obtained his PhD degree from University of Sydney in 1985.
He also holds the title of Higher Education Commission ‘distinguish national professor’. He has co-edited two books of World Health Organisation on essential medicine. He also has to his credit around 500 articles.
Dr Gilani has supervised research works of 20 PhD graduates. He is a member of the editorial boards of 12 international journals. Dr Hashim has been working as assistant professor at department of pure and applied mathematics of UoH since July 2020.
Dr Shah Fahad is an assistant professor at the department of agronomy, UoH. He has obtained PhD degree from Huazhong Agriculture University, China. Dr Mohammad Farooq is working as assistant professor at department of pure and applied mathematics, UoH. He has completed his PhD degree from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
Dr Khalid Zaman is working as assistant professor at the faculty of social and management sciences, department of economics, UoH.
Published in Dawn, November 27th, 2020