Dr. Khalid Mahmood Zia

HEC Best Young Research Scholar Award

It is a matter of great honor for the Government College University, Faisalabad and also for the Institute of Chemistry, GCUF that one of the earnest faculty member Dr. Khalid Mahmood Zia (Associate Professor) has been acknowledged as “HEC Best Young Research Scholar Award” in the field of Applied and Basic Sciences on account of his research achievements up to year 2012. This award has been conferred upon him in a commemorative HEC 4th Outstanding Research Award Ceremony which held in HEC (Auditorium), Islamabad. The award consists of the certificate and cash prize of Rs.100,000. Federal Minister for State and Foreign Affairs Abdul Qadir Baloch was the guest of honour, while Chairman Higher Education Commission Prof Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad preside over the ceremony.

Dr Khalid Mahmood Zia has published 67 research articles in International journals with cumulative impact factor: 147.346, one patent in Iranian Patent Office, four books and one International book chapter. On the basis of his research achievements, he has been continuously winning the Research Productivity Award for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan.Moreover he has also participated in numerous International and National conferences, symposia and workshops.Nineteen (19) M.Phil students supervised by Dr Zia have been serving in different institutions of Pakistan and abroad. Recently, six PhD scholars are conducting their research work under his supervision.

A meeting held at VC Secretariat on yesterday, the Worthy Vice Chancellor, Government College University, Faisalabad, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali has greatly acknowledged and appreciated the research accomplishments of Dr Zia. Further, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali, also assured Dr Zia to provide such an environment in GCUF for the promotion of research culture of international standards which will really helpful in ranking up the university profile. Talking to our reporter Dr Zia has also acknowledged the kind support of Prof. Dr. Mohammad Zuber Dean Faculty of Science and Technology GCUF. He also added that this was not possible without the prayers of colleagues, family and beloved parents.

All the students and faculty members of the Government College University, Faisalabad, congratulate Worthy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Zuber and Award winner Dr. Khalid Mahmood Zia on this great achievement.