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Dr. Javaid R. Laghari is a Consultant in Higher Education and Scientific Research. He has served in six key positions in the last 35+ years. He was Chairperson of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, with the status of Federal Minister. He has also served as Coordinator General of COMSTECH, the OIC Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technology Cooperation – which is the organization of OIC comprising S&T Ministers of 57 Islamic Countries. He was an elected Senator in the Pakistan Parliament, founding President of a leading private university SZABIST, and former tenured full Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at SUNY Buffalo, NY. He has also served as Commissioner of Academic Accreditation at the Ministry of Education, UAE. 

 

His strengths include most functions pertaining to Higher Education and Scientific Research, including but not limited to: Strengthening Universities through Academic Programs and Interdisciplinary Research Centers; Developing International Partnerships through Sponsored Research Programs; Institutional Research, Accreditation & Quality Assurance; Development of Knowledge Economy through Science, Technology & Innovation; and Technology Transfer through Incubators and Science & Technology Parks. His other expertise includes High Energy Storage & Space Power Systems.

 

In the US, Dr. Laghari was the Director of Graduate Studies and Tenured Full Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, USA. SUNY is the largest public research university in the north eastern United States. During his tenure at SUNY, Dr Laghari published over 120 research papers and presented over 70 papers at International Conferences. He acquired over $ 5 million in research funding and established the Space Power Institute at SUNY. Dr Laghari performed sponsored research for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Naval Research Lab (NRL), the Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA), the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO), the Strategic Defense Initiatives (SDI), Hughes Aircraft and the Boeing Aerospace Company.

 

Dr. Laghari has also attended the NATO Advanced Study Institute in UK in 1991; and the NATO Advanced Study Institute in Italy in 1983 (only top 100 scientists from NATO countries are invited to attend these Advanced Institutes in Europe).

 

Dr. Laghari was the Chairman of the 1992 IEEE International Conference on High Voltage Engineering, USA, and has organized many International Conferences and chaired numerous Sessions and Workshops in the United States. He has also served as the Chairman of the Technical Standards Committee on Radiation Effects, and as the Representative on the United States Activities Board on Man and Radiation. Dr. Laghari is the author of the IEEE Standard 775 - 1993 and has published two Book Chapters and a Monograph in the United States.

 

Dr Laghari has delivered over 37 keynote lectures, including at The Clinton School of Public Service, The Brookings Institution, Woodrow Wilson International Center, The School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The European Union Parliamentary Conference and the Conference of the OIC Ministers of Higher Education & Scientific Research. The lecture at the Clinton School (out of 1000 lectures so far) has been the 3rd most watched program online.

 

In addition to the 37 keynote lectures, Dr Laghari has delivered 117 Chief Guest addresses, 61 invited lectures, 47 interviews published and over 88 TV interviews. He has also published three books on Leadership, and 7 of his articles have appeared in Newsweek magazine.

 

Dr Laghari is a Senior Member of the ACM (USA), Senior Member of the IEEE (USA), and Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Award, 1987, the IEEE Award for Leadership and Dedicated Services, 1994, and the coveted national award 'Tamgha-e-Imtiaz' conferred by the President of Pakistan in 1998.

Dr. Laghari is listed in the American Men and Women of Science, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the East and Who's Who in the World.

 

Email: jlaghari@gmail.com

Web: www.laghari.org