Sunday, July 3, 2022

Sarosh Hashmat Lodi

Dr. Sarosh Hashmat Lodi is working as the Vice-Chancellor NED University of Engineering & Technology, the oldest renowned engineering institution in Pakistan, since March, 2017. Prior to join as Vice-Chancellor he served NED as Dean, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture since 2010 and had the acting charge of Dean, Biomedical Engineering since 2013. Also serve as Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering from 2003 till 2010. 

He had the honour to be the first Management Representative for ISO 9000 from 1998 till 2005 and developed a Quality Assurance System for higher education. Through this Quality Assurance System, NED University became the first public sector university in Pakistan to acquire ISO 9000 – 2000 certification in 2002. This system is being used as a benchmark by the Higher Education Commission for all universities in Pakistan now. He had graduated with Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree in 1985 and obtained Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from Oregon State University, USA in 1988. He had honour to won Central Overseas Scholarship in 1994 to pursue PhD in UK and was awarded PhD in 1998 by Herriot- Watt University, UK in structural Engineering. In 2005 he was selected by the University to undergo administrative training at Pakistan Administrative Staff College Lahore and successfully completed 82nd National Management Course He is serving on innumerable national and international committees and has represented Higher Education Commission on Syndicates of several universities. He was awarded the Best University Teacher award in 2002 by the Higher Education Commission and Overseas Research Student Award by the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals, UK for the years 1995 till 1997. 

Dr. Lodi’s research work is well published in peer reviewed international journals, presented in numerous national and international conferences, so far his around 100 Research Papers have been published, in addition to have co-authored a book on Earthquake, his research contribution was acknowledged by the University and awarded Research Excellence Award by NED University Syndicate and Gold Medal by the NED University Teachers’ Association in November 2016. He had acquire international and national funding worth more than Rs. 200 million for research projects from agencies like National Academy of Sciences – USA, National Science Foundation – USA, British Council, Office of International Disaster Assistance – USA, Abdus Salam International Centre of Theoretical Physics – Italy, The World Bank, UN Habitat, UNESCO, Higher Education Commission, NED University, etc. 

He is amongst the pioneer in developing student exchange programmes for NED University students funded by European Union and examples of Erasmus Mundus Mobility with Asia – EMMA in 2008 and Eurasian University Network for the International Cooperation on Environmental Risks in 2010. He had also been part of several inquiries – worth mentioning is being part of Prime Minister Investigation Commission of Collapse of Shershah Bridge in Karachi in 2007, also serving as elected member of Governing Body of Pakistan Engineering Council for the second consecutive time and elected member of the Central Council of the Institution of Engineers, Pakistan. In recognition of my contribution, he was awarded fellowship of Institution of Engineering Pakistan in 2015.

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