- Prof. Dr. Safia Ahmed (T.I)
Prof. Dr. Safia Ahmed (T.I)
Dr. Safia Ahmed is a Professor of Microbiology at Department of Microbiology in Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. She also served as Chairperson of the Department from 2011-2014 and acting Registrar from April 2015 to January 2016. She has more than 20 years of broad-based local and international academic and research experience in life sciences specifically in the discipline of Microbiology. In 1992, Dr. Ahmad did her Ph.D in the field of Biotechnology from Imperial College London. In 1994, She initiated her career in the Department of Biological Sciences at Quaid-i-Azam University. She established herself as pioneer figure in the field Microbiology specifically developing her skills and deep understanding in the discipline of Microbial Biotechnology. Currently, she is ranked among the most productive scientists of the country and has been regularly awarded Research Productive Award of PCST since 2006 for her original scientific contributions in the said discipline. Government of Pakistan has recently bestowed her with Civil Award (Tamgha-i-Imtiaz) in 2015. In her scientific endeavors, she developed diverse basis in the applied, environmental and industrial aspects of Microbiology. She has established international ties with various Universities in US and Europe. Working in collaboration with Scientists at George Washington University USA, she has developed a full scale treatment facility (Wetland) for treatment of Sewage from University Residential colony that have a direct implication at the community level. Dr. Ahmad supervised 23 PhD and 146 M.Phil research scholars. Her scientific contributions in the field of Microbiology have been published in internationally recognized journals, besides, presented at different International forums. She is the author of over 145 research papers in International science journals. In addition, she has authored 7 chapters and published two books. The cumulative impact factor of her publications is over 174 with more than 700 citations.