Professor Dr. Mohammad Aslam Uqaili is an engineer, academician, economist and development professional. He has earned bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering and masters in economics. He has supervised 11 doctoral and 24 masters students. Professor Uqaili has written 13 chapters in international books, 75 research papers in national and international research journals, and presented 56 research papers in national and international conferences. Professor Dr Uqaili has also edited four international books.
Professor Uqaili is currently working as vice chancellor, MUET. Previously, he held positions of pro vice chancellor, registrar and dean, Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), MUET, Jamshoro. He is a member on editorial board of several research journals. He has held other positions in the different statutory forums of MUET, Jamshoro.
Professor Uqaili facilitated the linkage of Mehran University with national and international public and private institutions, including universities in USA, UK, China, Japan, Malaysia and Turkey. Recognizing the contribution to higher education, he has been nominated on several academic forums in the country. He is recognized as a leading academician in Pakistan and abroad. During his tenure, MUET has ranked by HEC, Islamabad, as second best public engineering university of the country and number one public sector engineering university of the province (2015).
Professor Uqaili is involved in community services and he is on the board/trust of several nonprofit organizations, working on health, education, water, agriculture, community physical infrastructure etc.
From undergrad to doctoral level he has been awarded with several distinctions and honours, which includes, nomination by President of Pakistan as Member, Pakistan Science Foundation, Chairman, Board of Directors, Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO), elected as Member Governing Body of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) 2012-2014 and 2015-18, Best Teacher Award from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (2005), awarded scholarship through countrywide open competition to pursue postgraduate studies abroad, by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan,1990.
He has an exposure at country and world levels. He has visited UK, USA, Australia, Germany, Malaysia, Italy, China, Singapore, Netherlands, France, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Luxembourg, Thailand, UAE and Turkey.
He appears in talk shows of several TV channels on higher education and he has written several articles in a newspaper.