Alumni Profiles

Dr. Kamran Abid

Organization Information

University of the Punjab, the country's leading university, offering very broad range of program at the Degree, Diploma, Postgraduate, M.Phil, and Ph.D. levels. Being the most prestigious, largest and highest seat of learning in Pakistan, the University has more than 1200 faculty members, over 45,000 on-campus students and above 600 affiliated colleges and 09 constituent colleges.

Describe the work that you do in your role

Primary role with my Job is Research and Development and Teaching to Electrical Engineering programs. I have so far over 50 national / International Publications on my credit. I am teaching Semiconductor Devices, Computer Networks and working with a research group on organic semiconductor device fabrication. Currently we are working on Organic FETs, Organic Solar cells, meta materials and THz radiations.

Indicate previous experience and/or areas of career proficiency/achievenments

I joined PU in March 2001. My first appointment in PU was Database Administrator, which subsequently was upgraded to the Rank of Director IT, University of the Punjab. I served as Director IT up till September 2007. Thereon I left for PhD studies under Faculty Development Program sponsored by University of the Punjab. After successful completion of my PhD studies in Electrical Engineering from School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, I joined the then Electrical Engineering Department in University of the Punjab as Assistant Professor in 2011. Currently I am working Professor of Electrical Engineering at IEECE. The Department of Electrical Engineering is now upgraded to Institute of Electrical, Electronics & Computer Engineering and offering range of degree programs including Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering.

Recently I have been entrusted with the responsibilities of Additional Registrar, University of the Punjab. These responsibilities are in addition to my teaching responsibilities as Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering.

Describe your success in your professional life and achievements

The day I joined Information Technology Centre, University of the Punjab, I remain involved in establishing and upgrading it to a fully functional Technology Services Department. Under my command, we were able to win 35 Million Rupees Grant for up-gradation of Optical Fiber Infrastructure. The same was the first project implemented and made functional in Pakistani Universities (funded by HEC). Thereon, I in my Capacity as Director P&D (Additional Charge) won around 08 Billion Pak Rupees research & infrastructural improvement development grants. All the projects were implemented timely contributed massive era of development in the history of University of the Punjab.
In order to enhance my academic qualifications, I did MS in Quality Management from University of the Punjab.
In 2006 under my command, we at IT Centre, established ISP to make the research resources available to academic and student community at their door step, by implementing VPN.
Thereon, I won Faculty Development Scholarship in a National Level Competition managed by HEC. Finally I joined Department of Electronics & Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow - Scotland. There I had an opportunity to work with BOG (Big Opto Group) on Optical Detectors module and a multimillion Pounds Project with MERCK. I completed my PhD in September 2011 and returned back to join PU. I joined PU as Assistant Professor in Department of Electrical Engineering. My area of specialization is nanoelectronics and semiconductor device engineering.

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What do you remember about your time in ILM / IMT /UMT?

Besides some problems, which usually are with academic institutions particularly for pioneer batches, It was really a loving time. I feel this will remain there to cherish in my sweet memories. I would love to live to see UMT making progress in academic excellence and contribute in R&D frontiers on the footsteps of Late Prof. Dr. Hassan Sohaib Murad's vision. Wish you all the best UMT.