Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)

Network of Centres of Excellence

MEMBERS AND LIAISON OFFICERS OF THE COORDINATING COUNCIL

The Heads of the COMSATS’ Centres of Excellence or their representatives constitute the Coordinating Council. The Chairperson of the Coordinating Council is elected from amongst the members of the Council for three years, while the Executive Director COMSATS serves as the ex-officio Secretary to the Council. As per the resolution of the 13th Coordinating Council meeting (2010) held in Trieste, Italy, the former Executive Director TWAS, Prof. M.H.A. Hassan, has the honorary life-time membership in view of his long-standing relationship with the Network.

The members of the Council and, in some cases, their appointed Liaison Officers are listed below:

CoE Member of the Council Liaison Officer

BCSIR

Mr. Md. Faruque Ahmed 
Chairman
Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR)
Dr. Quadrat-i-Khuda Road
Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1205
People’s Republic of Bangladesh.Tel: (+880-2) 58610634/ 9635468
Fax: (+880-2) 8613022
URL: www.bcsir.gov.bd
Email: chairman@bcsir.gov.bd
Mr. Md. Sarwar Jahan
Chief Scientific Officer
Pulp and Paper Research
Division BCSIR
Laboratories
Dr. Qudrat-i-Khuda Road
Dhaka-1205,
People’s Republic of
Bangladesh
Ph (+880-2) 58617924
Fax (+880-2) 58613022
URL: www.bcsir.gov.bd
Email:
sarwar2065@yahoo.co.uk

Embrapa Agrobiologia

Dr. Gustavo Ribeiro Xavier
Director General
Embrapa Agrobiologia
Rod. Br 465, Km 47 – CEP 23851-970 Caixa
Postal 74.505 – Seropedica
Rio de Janerio
Brazil.Tel: (+55-21) 26821166
Fax: (+55-21) 26821230
URL: embrapa.br/agrobiologia
Email: gustavo.xavier@embrapa.br

ICCES

Prof. Lin Zhaohui
Director
International Centre for Climate and Environment Sciences (ICCES)
Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Chinese Academy of Sciences
P.O.Box 9804, Beijing 100080
People’s Republic of China.Tel: (+86-10) 82995125
Fax: (+86-10) 82995123
URL: http://english.icces.ac.cn
Email: lzh@mail.iap.ac.cn
Ms. Wencheng (Diane) Chen
International Center for
Climate and Environment
Sciences (ICCES)
Institute of Atmospheric
Physics (IAP) Chinese
Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Beijing 100029, China
Tel.: (+86-10) 82995124
Fax: (+86-10) 82995123
Email:
chenwencheng@mail.iap.ac.cn

TIB

Prof. Dr. Yanhe Ma
Director General
Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB)
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
32 West 7th Avenue, Tianjin Airport Economic Area
Tianjin 300308, China
Tel: (+86-22) 84861966
Fax: (+86-22) 84861996
URL: english.tib.cas.cn
Email: ma_yh@tib.cas.cn
Prof. Dr. Jibin Sun
Deputy Director-General
Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB)
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
32 West 7th Avenue, Tianjin Airport Economic Area
Tianjin 300308, China
Tel: (+86-22) 84861949
Fax: (+86-22) 84861996
Email:
sun_jb@tib.cas.cn

CIF

Dr. Eduardo Posada F.
Director
Centro Internacional de Fisica Edificio de Programas Especiales “Mamuel Ancizar” Ciudad Universitaria
Apartado Aereo 49490
Santafe de Bogota, D.C.
Republic of Colombia.Tel: (+57-1) 4808991
Fax: (+57-1) 3681517
URL: www.cif.org.co
Email: cif.eposada@gmail.com

NRC

Prof. Dr. Ashraf Shaalan       (Chairman)
President
National Research Centre (NRC)
El-Bohouth Street (El-Tahrir Street),
Dokki, P.O.Box 12622, Cairo
Arab Republic of Egypt.Tel: (+20-2) 33371010/33354971
Fax: (+20-2) 33370931, 37601877
URL: www.nrc.sci.eg
Email: president@nrc.sci.eg
Prof. Hosam El-Sayed
Assistant Vice President for
Research Professor of Textile
Chemistry and Technology
National Research Centre
33, Tahrir St., 12311-Dokki,
Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt.
Fax: (+20-2) 33370931/
33322424
Email: hosam@trdegypt.org &
hosam2@yahoo.com

CSIR

Prof. Dr. Victor Agyeman
Director-General
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
P. O. Box M 32, Accra
Republic of Ghana.Tel: (+233 21) 774772
Fax: (+233 21) 774380
Mobile: (+233 24) 4942384
URL: www.csir.org.gh
Email: agyemanvictor@yahoo.com
Dr. Eugene Atiemo
Director
Building and Road Research Institute (BRRI)
Council for Scientific and
Industrial
Research (CSIR)
C/o Building and Road Research Institute,
University of Science and Technology,
KNUST P.O. Box 40,
Kumasi,
Republic of Ghana.
Tel: (+233-51) 60066,
60064-65
Fax: (+233-51) 6140051
URL: www.brri.org
Email:
eugeneatiemo@gmail.com

IROST

Dr. Fathollah Moztarzadeh
President
Iranian Research Organization for Science
& Technology (IROST),
No. 27, Sh. Mousavi St., Enghelab Ave.
P.O. Box 15815-3538, Tehran 15819,
Islamic Republic of Iran.Tel: (+98-21) -88826830 (D), 8828051-7, 88838336
Fax: (+98-21) 88838328, 88838341
URL: www.irost.org
Email: moztarzadeh@irost.irmoztarzadeh@aut.ac.ir
Dr. M. Molanejad
Acting President for
International Cooperation
Iranian Research
Organization
for Science & Technology
(IROST)
No. 71, Sh. Mousavi St., Enghelab Ave.
P.O. Box 15815-3538
Tehran 15819
Islamic Republic of Iran
Tel: (+98-21) 88826830 (D), 8828051-7, 88838336,
88922233
Fax: (+98-21) 88838328,
88838341
Email:
mmolanezhad@yahoo.com

ICENS

Mr. Charles N. Grant
Director General
International Centre for Environmental
and Nuclear Sciences (ICENS)
2 Anguilla Close, Mona Campus,
University of West Indies, Kingston 7,
Jamaica.Tel: (+1-876) 927-1777
Fax: (+1-876) 977-0768
URL: www.icens.org
Email: charles.grant@uwimona.edu.jm

RSS

HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan
President
Royal Scientific Society (RSS)
P. O. Box 1438
Al-Jabaiha 11941
Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of JordanTel: (+962-6) 5344701 Ext 2396
Fax: (+962-6) 5344806
URL: www.rss.jo
Eng. Abeer Arafat
Director of External Relations
Royal Scientific Society
P.O.Box 1438 Al-Jubaiha 11941
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Tel: (+962-6) 5344701 Ext 2834
Fax: (+962-6) 5344806
Email: Abeer.Arafat@rss.jo

KazNU

Prof. Dr. G. M. Mutanov
Rector
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU)
050040 Almaty, Al-Farabi Ave. 71
Republic of KazakhstanTel: (+7-727) 377-33-11
Fax: (+7-727) 377-33-11
URL: www.kaznu.kz/en/
Email: rector@kaznu.kz
Prof. Dr. Tlekkabul Ramazanov 
Vice-Rector for Research & Innovations
Al Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU)
71, Al-Farabi Ave., Almaty,
050040,
Republic of Kazakhstan.
Tel.:
(+7-727) 3773333-1122
Fax: (+7-727) 3773189
E-mail:
tlekkabul.ramazanov@kaznu.kz

NMC

Prof. Stephen E. Onah
Director/Chief Executive
National Mathematical Centre (NMC)
Kaduna-Lokoja Road, Sheda-Kwali
P.M.B 118, GWAGWALADA
Abuja
Federal Republic of Nigeria.Tel:+ 234-805-5744348
URL: www.nmcabuja.org
Email: director@nmcabuja.orgajusonah2001@yahoo.com
Mr. Olutunji Oladejo
National Mathematical Centre (NMC)
Kaduna-Lokoja Road,
Sheda-Kwali
P.M.B 118, GWAGWALADA
Abuja
Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Tel: (+234-09) 8820162,
Fax: (+234-09) 5230783,
8820162
Email:
joshuaoladejo@rocketmail.com

ICCBS

Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary
Director
International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS)
University of Karachi, Karachi 75270
Islamic Republic of Pakistan.Tel: (+92-21) 4824924
Fax: (+92-21) 4819018
URL: www.iccs.edu
Email: iqbalhej@yahoo.com
Mr. Syed Mahmood Hussain
International Center for
Chemical & Biological
Sciences (ICCBS)
(H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry),
University of Karachi,
Karachi-75270
Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Tel: (+92-21) 34824924-5;
34819014
UAN (+92-21) 111-222-292
Fax: (+92-21) 34819018-9; 99261713
Email: hecncgc@gmail.com

CUI

Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar
Rector
COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI)
Park Road, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad
Islamic Republic of Pakistan.Tel: (+92-51) 8318485, 8318471
Fax: (+92-51) 8318499
URL: www.ciit.edu.pk
Email: rector@comsats.edu.pk
Dr. Arshad Saleem Malik
Incharge / Advisor
International Office
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology,
Park Road, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad,
Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Tel: (+92-51) 111-001-007
Email: asmalik@comsats.edu.pk

AQU

Prof. Dr. Imad F. S. Abukishek
President
Al-Quds University
Administration Office
Abdel Hamid Shoman St. Beit Haninia
P.O. Box 51000, Jerusalem.Tel: (+972-2) 5838652, 2794846
Fax: (+972-2) 5838653
E-mail: president@alquds.edu
Prof. Dr. Radwan F. H. Qasrawi
Researcher
Al-Quds University
Department of Computer
Science and Information
Technology
Al-Quds University,
P.O. Box 51000, Jerusalem.
Tel: (+972-2) 2796111
Fax: (+972-2) 2796960
E-mail:
radwan@staff.alquds.edu

ITI

Dr. G.A.S. Premakumara
Director General
Industrial Technology Institute,
363, Bauddhaloka Mawatha,
Colombo 00700,
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.Tel: (+94-11) 2379800
Fax: (+94-11) 2686567
URL: www.iti.lk
Email: gasp@iti.lk

IRCC

Dr. Widad Hassan Abdel Halim Hassan
Director General
Industrial Research and Consultancy Centre (IRCC)
P.O. Box 268, Khartoum,
Republic of the Sudan.Tel: (+249-185) 322244
Fax: (+249-185) 313753
URL: www.ircc.gov.sd
Email: wi.dad.hassan@hotmail.comdirector_general@ircc.gov.sd

UCAD

Prof. Ibrahima THIOUB
Rector/President of the Assembly of the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar (UCAD)
P.O. Box 5005, Dakar-Fann, Dakar
Republic of Senegal.Tel: (+221-33) 8692782
Fax: (+221-33) 8252883
URL: www.ucad.sn
E-mail: rectorat@ucad.snrectorat@ucad.edu.sn
Prof. Aly Mbaye 
Dean
School of Economics
University Cheikh Anta Diop
(UCAD)
P.O. Box 5005, Dakar-Fann, Dakar
Republic of Senegal.URL: www.ucad.sn
Email:
mbayealy93@yahoo.fr

HIAST

Dr. Maher Suleiman
Director
Higher Institute for Applied Science and Technology (HIAST)
P.O. Box 31983, Damascus
Syrian Arab Republic.Tel: (+963-11) 5123819
Fax: (+963-11) 2237710
URL: www.hiast.edu.sy
Email: maher.suleiman@hiast.edu.sy
Dr. Ayman Alsawah
Head of Scientific Cooperation
Higher Institute of Applied Science and Technology
(HIAST)
P.O.Box 31983, Damascus
Syrian Arab Republic.
Tel: +963-11-5123819
Fax: +963-11-2237710
Email:
ayman.alsawah@hiast.edu.sy

TIRDO

Prof. Mkumbukwa Madundo Angelo Mtambo
Director General
Tanzania Industrial Research and Development
Organization (TIRDO)
Kimweri Avenue, P.O. Box 23235, Dar-es-Salaam,
The United Republic of Tanzania.Tel: +(255-22) 2666034
Fax: (+255-22) 2666034
URL: www.tirdo.org
E-mail: madundo@yahoo.com;
madundo.mtambo@gmail.com
Dr. Lugano Wilson Mwansule
Senior Researcher,
Tanzania Industrial Research
and Development Organization
(TIRDO),
Dar-es-Salaam,
The United Republic of
Tanzania.
Tel: (+255-22) 2668822
Fax: (+255-22) 2666034
Email:
luganowilson@yahoo.com
URL: www.tirdo.org

CERTE

Prof. Ahmed Ghrabi
Director General
Water Researches and Technologies Centre
of Borj-Cedria (CERTE)
Route touristique de Soliman, Ecopark of Borj Cedria
BP. 273, 8020 Soliman
Republic of Tunisia.Tel: (+216 79) 325122 / 199;
Fax: (+216 79) 325802
URL: www.certe.rnrt.tn
Email: ahmed.ghrabi@certe.rnrt.tn
Mr. Mohamed Ben Amor
Professor of Higher Education
Water Researches and
Technologies
Centre of Borj-Cedria (CERTE)
Route touristique de Soliman,
Ecopark of Borj Cedria
BP. 273, 8020 Soliman
Republic of Tunisia.
Tel: (+216) 98486244;
Fax: (+216 79) 325802
URL: www.certe.rnrt.tn
Email:
mohamed.benamor@certe.
rnrt.tn

MAM

Prof. Ibrahim KILICASLAN
President
TUBITAK Marmara Research Centre (MAM)
P.O.Box 21, 41470 Gebze Kocaeli
Republic of Turkey.Tel: (+90-262) 6772011
Fax: (+90-262) 6417260
URL: www.mam.gov.tr
Dr. Murat Makaraci
Associate Professor and
Acting Vice President
Strategy &Technology
Development
TUBITAK Marmara Research Center
Baris Mah. Dr. Zeki Acar Cad.
P.K. 21, 41470
Gebze, Kocaeli, Republic of
Turkey.Tek:
(+90-262) 677 21 30
Fax: (+90-262) 641 23 09
Email:
murat.makaraci@tubitak.gov.tr