Profile

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.

Professional Experience

  • Present2013

    Vice Chancellor

    Mehran University of Engineering and Technologies

  • 20132009

    Pro Vice Chancellor

    Mehran University of Engineering and Technologies

  • 20092004

    Registrar

    Mehran University of Engineering and Technologies

  • 20132007

    Dean QEC

    Mehran University of Engineering and Technologies

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    Chairman, School Management Committee (SMC)

    Mehran University Public School (MUPS)

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    Member, Editorial Board

    International Journal of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

  • 20052004

    Member, Editorial Board

    Mehran University Research Journal

  • 20092004

    Incharge Transport Section

    Mehran University of Engineering and Technologies

  • 20092004

    Chairman Executive Committee Sports

    Mehran University of Engineering and Technologies

  • 20092002

    Member, Disciplinary Committee

    Mehran University of Engineering and Technologies

  • 20001999

    Member, Disciplinary Committee

    Mehran University of Engineering and Technologies

  • Present2014

    Member/Chairman, Advisory Committee, Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC)

    Mehran University of Engineering and Technologies

  • 20142002

    Member/Chairman, Advisory Committee, Continuing Education

    Mehran University of Engineering and Technologies

  • 20042002

    Chairman University Purchase Committee

    Mehran University of Engineering and Technologies

  • 19871987

    Trainee Electrical Engineer

    AEG Electrical Company

Qualifications

Specialization: Academic planning and management, energy studies, project management, policy design and analysis, institutional building, innovation, sustainability, governance.

  • Ph.D. 1996

    Ph.D. in Energy Economic/Management

    Leeds University, UK.

  • M.Sc 1993

    M.Sc (Combustion and Energy)

    Leeds University, UK.

  • M.A 1988

    M.A. Economics

    Sindh University, Jamshoro, Pakistan

  • B.E 1987

    Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)

    NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan

Academic Experience

  • 20142011

    Meritorious Professor (BPS-22)

    Mehran University of Engineering and Technologies

  • 20112007

    Professor (BPS-21)

    Mehran University of Engineering and Technologies

  • 20072000

    Professor (BPS-20)

    Mehran University of Engineering and Technologies

  • 20001997

    Associate Professor

    Mehran University of Engineering and Technologies

  • 19971996

    Assistant Professor

    Mehran University Public School (MUPS)

  • 19921987

    Lecturer

    International Journal of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

  • 19961992

    Research Assistant /Demonstrator (during study leave)

    Department of Fuel and Energy, University of Leeds, Leeds UK

Merit Awards/ Distinctions

  • March, 2017
    Nominated as Member
    President of Pakistan nominated as Member, Pakistan Science Foundation, March, 2017
  • March 2017
    Chairman
    Chairman, Board of Directors HESCO, March 2017
  • 2015 - 2018
    Elected Member (PEC)
    Elected Member, Governing Body of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) 2015-18
  • October 2013
    Best Research Paper Award
    Received Best Research Paper Award on writing “forecasting the diffusion of wind power in Pakistan” paper on October, 2013 by Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan
  • 2012-14
    Elected Member (PEC)
    Elected Member, Governing Body of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) 2012-14
  • October 2011
    Best Research Paper Award
    Best Research Paper Award on writing “Assessment of Centralized grid connected wind power cost in coastal area of Pakistan” paper on 17 October, 2011 by Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan
  • 2005
    Best Teacher Award
    Best Teacher Award 2005 from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
  • 1990
    Awarded scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies abroad
    Awarded scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies abroad, by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan. The scholarship was awarded on the basis of result of a countrywide open competition involving tests and interviews in 1990
  • 1990
    Obtained 3rd ranking highest score
    Obtained 3rd ranking highest score in the countrywide competition. UGC Islamabad in 1990
  • 1981-1986
    Scholarship form National Bank of Pakistan
    Scholarship form National Bank of Pakistan during undergraduate program, 1981-1986

Community Services

Member Board of Trustees (BOT) of Community Development Organizations:

  • Sindh Rural Support Program (SRSP)
  • Indus Development Forum (IDF)
  • Sindh Development Society (SDS)

Community Development Projects Undertaken:

  • Impact Assessment of Meena Communication Activities in Sindh and Balochistan,
  • UNICEF, Islamabad, 1999-2000.
  • Vocational Training Center for working girl child, Aus Aid/ SDS, 2000.
  • Feasibility study of Caritas Land in Sanghar, Caritas Sanghar, 2000;
  • Human Resource Development in Sindh, SZABIST, Karachi, 1999.
  • Feasibility Study for Human Resource Center in Sindh, SZABIST, Karachi, 1999.
  • Planning and Feasibility study of Kheethar University, Sindh Education Trust (SET) Hyderabad, 1999.
  • Survey of working children of labour colonies of Kotri, SDS, Hyderabad, 1999.
  • Study on Bonded Labors in Sindh, ActionAid, Islamabad, 1999.
  • Socio-economic Dependence of People on Lake in Sindh, Environmental Management Consultants/ SEPA Government of Sindh, 1999.
  • Agriculture Development Report, Indus Development Foundation, IDF, Hyderabad, 1999
  • Advocacy Forum on Land Degradation in Sindh, GEF, UNDP/ Sindh Rural Support Program, 1998-99.
  • Advocacy Forum on Women Awareness in Sindh, Hienrich Boll Foundation/ Sindh Development Society, 1997-99.
  • Impact Evaluation Study of Livestock Sector Development Project, Sindh, Government of Sindh/Asian Development Bank, 1997.
  • Training imparted on Project Design and Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Mobilization to various NGOs