Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Farooqui
Program Director, Dual Degree Program / Head, Academics and Research , Administration
Area of Interest: Geology, Academic Administration, Institutional Building, International collaboration.
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (877)
Served Previously


Professor of Geology

Program Director and Head of Academics and Research

COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore

Campus Office 042 99204788,




1. Ph.D. Geology from University of Montana, Missoula, USA. (1994)

2. M.Sc. Geology from University of Balochistan, Quetta. (1985) 1st Class 1st, Gold Medalist

3. B.Sc. (Honours) with major in Geology from University of Balochistan, Quetta (1984)

Academic/Research Awards and Invited Speakership

1. Commonwealth Postdoc Fellowship at University of Leicester, UK. 2003-04.

2. Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship at Utah State University, USA. 2001-02

3. Invited speaker at Stanford University (USA), University of Houston, Texas (USA), Washington State University (USA), University of Montana (USA), and Leeds University (UK).


Thirty five years of experience in University level and research, planning and academic administration, curriculum development, laboratory management, financial/budgetary administration, strategic planning, institutional building, academic and research collaboration with national and foreign Universities, collaboration with industry in R&D, legal matters, and managing day-to-day affairs of a higher education institution.

Academic Leadership

1. Professor of Geology, University of Balochistan, Quetta (1986-2007)

2. Professor and Head of Earth Sciences, COMSATS University, Abbottabad, (2007-2010)

3. Professor and Chairman, Environmental Sciences, COMSATS University, Abbottabad (2009-2010)

4. Chairman/convener/member of several committees dealing with academics, research, semester planning, admissions, examinations, course allocations, monitoring, policy making, and curriculum designing.

Administrative-cum-Academic Leadership

1. Head, Academics and Research, COMSATS University, Lahore (2016 to date)

2. Program Director, COMSATS-Lancaster Dual Degree Program, COMSATS University (2010 to date)

3. Head, Energy Research Centre, COMSATS University, Lahore (2019-2020)

4. Chairman/convener/member of several committees dealing with E&D matters, grievances, scholarships/financial aid, hostel, transport, infrastructural facilities, IT services and many other campus affairs (2007- to date)

Research Supervision, Research Projects and Editorial Work

1. Supervised eight MS theses, Co-Supervised three MS theses and one PhD dissertation

2. Completed three HEC-research projects worth Rs 2.79 Million.

3. Edited and published six volumes (Vo. 8-13) of the Research Journal; Acta Mineralogica Pakistanica

Entrepreneurship in Universities

Project Leader for the European Union-Funded project entitled, “Transforming Academic Knowledge to develop Entrepreneurial Universities in Pakistan (TAKE-UP) worth of € 1,57,460/- (Jan 2020 to date).

International Exposure

Visited USA, UK, Malaysia, Napal, Canada and Japan, for studies (PhD), research (Postdoc), Academic collaboration (Dual Degree Program), Scientific Conferences, Youth Exchange Program and International Youth Year celebrations

Professional Societies and Short Courses/Trainings

1. Member of six professional societies, including Geological Society of America-the apex geoscience society.

2. Attended several short courses and training programs in Geology, Groundwater, Environmental Sciences, Cryospheric studies, Quality assurance in academics, Online Teaching and E-learning.

Publications Authored and co-authored twenty one (21) full length research papers, twenty (20) abstracts, and many technical reports pertaining to Geological investigations, Groundwater investigations, and mineral investigation, Academic Audit Reports, Research Audit Reports, and concept papers.

Social/Volunteer services

1. Hajj/Umra Scheme and health insurance for the employees of COMSATS Uni., Lhr, Sahiwal and Vehari Campuses.

2. Chairman, Taraqee Foundation – An NGO working for poverty alleviation and micro financing (1997-99).

Funded Projects:

Completed Projects:
1. Sedimentology, geochemistry and provenance of Late Proterozoic Salt Range Formation, Salt Range, Pakistan. (2011 - 2018) PIs: Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Farooqui, Other Team: Dr. Muhammad Umar, CIIT, Abbottabad., Budget: Pak Rupees 2.39 Million, Funded By: HEC .


Journal Papers:
1. Muhammad Ahmed Farooqui, Muhammad Umar, Muhammad Amjad Sabir, Rashid Pervez, and Tarib Jalees (2019), "Geochemical attributes of late Neoproterozoic Salt Range Formation, Pakistan: constraints on provenance, paleoclimate, depositional and tectonic settings", Geosciences Journal , pp: 201-218, Vol: 23, Issue: 2, ISSN: e1598-7477, p1226-4806, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12303-018-0022-3, Impact Factor: 1.651  Abstract  (External URL)
Conference Papers:
1. Muhammad Ahmed Farooqui and Syed Mobasher Aftab (2018) "China-Pakistan Economic Corridor; Prospects and Challenges for Balochistan, Pakistan.", 1st International Conference on Advances in Engineering and Technology (ICAET-2018) 2–3 April 2018, Quetta, pp: 1-13, Vol: 414, Issue: 012046, ISSN: 17578981, 1757899X, DOI: doi:10.1088/1757-899X/414/1/012046, Impact Factor: 0.54  Abstract  (External URL)
2. Syed Mobasher Aftab , Rehanul Haq Siddiqui and Muhammad A Farooqui (2018) "Strategies to Manage Aquifer Recharge in Balochistan, Pakistan: An Overview. ", 1st International Conference on Advances in Engineering and Technology (ICAET-2018) , pp: 1-23, Vol: 414, Issue: 012023, ISSN: 17578981, 1757899X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/414/1/012023, Impact Factor: 0.54  Abstract  (External URL)

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