Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sharif


HOD/Professor

Mathematics and Statistics

Biography

Dr. Sharif completed his Ph.D. in the field of General Relativity and Cosmology. He has the diversity in his research work. He has published some work on symmetries, energy problem, gravitational collapse, black holes and some alternative theories of general relativity. He has also published some work on accelerating universe through different models of dark energy in modified theories of gravity in addition to general relativity. Recently, he has found some solutions through geometric decoupling technique to discuss compact objects in general relativity as well as in modified theories of gravity. He has published 713 research papers in journals of international repute with total IF 1804. His work has largely been cited and total citation is more than 18500. His h-index is 63 and i10-index is 454. He has delivered more than 133 lectures in different workshops, seminars and conferences at local and international level.

 

He has successfully completed two postdoctoral Fellowships in S. Korea as well as UK and also completed nine Research Projects. He has been on top of Research Productivity Award by PCST since its inception 2001. He has been awarded Dr. Raziuddin Siddiqui Prize & Gold Medal for his good quality research during 2002. He has been awarded civil awards like Izaz-Fazeelat (2007) and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (2008), twice Best University Teacher Award (2008 and 2016) by HEC and Pakistan Academy of Sciences Gold Medal (2009). He has also been awarded twice Best Research Paper Award by HEC (2009 and 2015). He has been conferred the title of HEC Distinguished National Professor by HEC during 2010 and has also been elected Fellow, PAS during the same year. Recently, he has been included among World's Top 2% researchers in Stanford University list (2020-2024).

 

He has served University of the Punjab for more than 28 years including 6 years as a Chairman, Department of Mathematics and more than 3 years as a Dean, Faculty of Science He has been serving as a Head, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Lahore since June 15, 2022. He has visited number of countries to deliver lectures and also as a Research Fellow as well as Associate Member of TWAS. He has been Editor of the proceedings and Journals. He has been member of different international societies and acting as a referee for a number of international journals. He has been supervising MPhil and PhD students and has produced 32 PhD and 88 MPhil scholars. Some more MPhil/PhD research scholars are in progress. He has organized a number of successful National/International Symposium/ Conferences/Seminars on Relativity (Last updated: July 11, 2024).

Education

SrNo. Year Degree Board/University
1 1992 Ph.D. Quaid-i-Azam University
2 1987 M.Phil. Quaid-i-Azam University
3 1985 M.Sc. Quaid-i-Azam University

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1 April 03, 2019 June 14, 2022 Academic Experience Dean, Faculty of Science University of the Punjab
2 May 16, 2013 May 15, 2019 Academic Experience Chairman, Department of Mathematics University of the Punjab
3 April 28, 2008 June 14, 2022 Academic Experience Tenured Professor University of the Punjab

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