Dr. Mohammad Maroof Shah

Designation: Professor
Email: mmshah@cuiatd.edu.pk
Phone No. : +92 992 383591-7
Role: Faculty
Research Interests: N/A

Academics/ Degrees

  • PhD, Plant Breeding and Molecular Genetics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, 1998
  • M.Sc (Hons), Horticulture, NWFP Agricultural University, Peshawar, Pakistan, 1991
  • B.Sc (Hons), Agriculture, NWFP Agricultural University, Peshawar, Pakistan, 1988
  • BA, Humanities, University of Peshawar, Pakistan, 1988

Profile/Bio

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
  • Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan, since Feb. 2011
  • Associate Professor (FP):COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan, Sep. 2005 to Jan. 2011
  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (IBGE), NWFP Agricultural University Peshawar, Jan. 2004 to Sept. 2005
  • Research Manager, Brabant Research Inc; Technology Park, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Nebraska, USA, 2001 to 2004
  • Research Associate, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), USA, 1999-2001
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Forage genetics and polyploid genomics, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa, USA, 1998 to 1999
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:
  • Chairman, Department of Environmental Sciences, CIIT, Abbottabad, since Oct. 2011
  • Head Biotechnology Program, Department of Environmental Sciences, CIIT, Abbottabad, since Jan. 2009
  • In-charge of all the funded research projects at CIIT and at IBGE, since 2004
  • Program Head, Molecular Genetics, Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (IBGE), Peshawar, 2004-2005

Associations/Memberships

  • The Genetic Society of America
  • The American Society of Agronomy
  • The Crop Science Society of America Gamma Sigma Delta
  • The Honor Society of Agriculture, US Sigma Xi
  • The Scientific Research Society, US

Awards/ Appreciations

ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS
  • Best University Teacher Award for 2005. Awarded by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Islamabad on January 26, 2008
  • National Talent Award. 2008. Awarded by Pakistan National Talent Council, Abbottabad on August 24, 2008
  • Silver Medal. 1988. Awarded for securing 2nd highest position (GPA=3.9/4.0) in order of merit among all successful graduates in B.Sc(Hons) Agriculture degree, NWFP Agricultural University Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Governor’s Gold Medal. 1983. Awarded for securing highest position (1st) in order of merit among all successful students in the subject of Islamic Education in Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Examination, Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Peshawar, Pakistan.
  • Bronze Medal. 1980. Excellence in leadership and best performance in Quiz competition, Boys Scouts Camporee, Islamabad, Pakistan
PROFESSIONAL HONORS
  • Associate Editor. 2005—present. Journal of EUPHYTICA, an International Journal on Plant Breeding and Genetics, published by SPRINGER in the Netherlands, http://www.springeronline.com
  • Reviewing editor and Member Board of Editorial. 2001-2005. Journal of EUPHYTICA, http://www.springeronline.com
  • Member Board of Editorial. 2000-present. Genetics and Molecular Research (GMR), International Journal on Molecular Genetics, published from Brazil. http://www.funpecrp.com.b /gmr/editorial.html
  • Reviewing editor. 2005–present. The Australian Journal of Agricultural Research (AJAR), publishing for CSIRO and the Australian Academy of Science, PO Box 1139, Collingwood, Victoria 3066, Australia (http://www.publish.csiro.au/journals)\
  • Reviewing editor. 2000-present. Crop Science, an International Journal on crop physiology, breeding, genetics, cellular and molecular biology, published by the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Madison, Wisconsin, USA. http://www.asa-cssa-sssa.org/review/review_view.cgi
  • Panel reviewer and examiner. 2004-present. Textbooks and Monographs, Research grant proposals and PC-1s submitted to the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), and PTCL, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Productive Scientist. Listed as the most productive scientists of Pakistan since 2006 by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST). Directory of the productive scientists of Pakistan, by PCST.