Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Prof. Muhammad Nawaz Chaudhry

Professor Emeritus

Institute of Geology, University of the Punjab,

Professor and Head

Department of Environmental Science and Policy, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Lahore School of Economics, 19 km Burki Road Lahore

and Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Sciences


  • D. Kings College London, U.K. 1967 (Mineralogy)
  • Post Doc. ETH, Switzerland. 1997 (Structure and Tectonics)

Academic Distinctions

  • College Academic Roll of Honor for 1963 and 1964

Awarded Gold Medal for Outstanding Research by

  • Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Ranking in Earth Sciences

  • Regularly listed as Productive Scientist by Pakistan Council of Science and Technology

Research Publications, Technical Reports and Research Supervision

  • 280 national and international research publications,
  • >117 papers and posters presented at national and international seminars, symposia and workshops
  • >1000 technical reports in the field of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Supervised 37 Ph.D. thesis successfully in the field of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Supervised 230 thesis of M.Sc./ M.Sc. Hons. / M.Phil. in the field of Earth and Environmental Sciences


  • Resource Person/Referee/Judge for HEC, PSF and Pakistan Academy of Sciences
  • Convener Expert Committee of EPA for EIA

  Teaching, Professional and Administrative Experience

  • 46 years of experience in teaching and research supervision in the fields of Earth Sciences (with focus on Economic Geology, Petrology and Geochemistry)
  • A total 4-year experience of mineral exploration in KPK, AJK and Punjab
  • Worked as Professor of Geology from 1988 to 2002 and as Professor of Environmental Science since 2002
  • Director, Institute of Geology (25/04/1996 to 04/07/1996)
  • Director, Postgraduate Centre of Earth Sciences (10/01/2001 to 28/07/2002) and Director, Centre for Integrated Mountain Research (08/05/1999 to 16/12/2000)

Editing/ Societies

  • Editor (1974-77 & 1985-1997) & Chief Editor (1997-2000), Geological Bulletin of Punjab University
  • President, National Geological Society of Pakistan (1992-1993, 1998-2000 and 2000 t0 2004)