Professor Muhammad Mumtaz Kahn
Winner Pakistan Izaz-i-Fazeelat Presidential Award
Professor Muhammad Mumtaz Khan, a Phd graduate from The University of Sheffield, has recently been awarded The Pakistan Presidential Award, Izaz-i-Fazeelat. This award is given to individuals who have achieved exceptional academic distinction.
Dr. Khan was nominated for the award by the Federal Minister for Education Mir Hazar Khan Bajarani in a ceremony held at Quaid-e-Azam Library, Islamabad
Since Professor Khan graduated from The University of Sheffield he soon became a highly rated professor in Pakistan and went on to establish the first in-country Citrus Nursery Sanitation Laboratory at the Institute of Horticultural Sciences at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.
His work includes developing certified citrus foundation trees and he acted as a research coordinator for an Australian citrus project at the Faisalabad campus and served as a member of Syndicate at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, for six years.
He became a well recognised author publishing many national and international refereed journals and is a much sought-after scientist that has represented Pakistan in numerous international conferences and holds a position of national and international eminence among the leading horticulturists.
Professor Khan paid credit to his mentors at the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences.
"I feel really honoured to have received this distinction which fills me and my institution, the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad, with great pride. A lot of credit goes to my mentors at the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield where I did my PhD between 1993 and 1997 with Dr GAF Hendry and Dr Ken Thompson. I then joined Prof Paul Quick during 2005-2006 for postdoctoral studies."