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

COMSATS and National Centre for Physics agree for scientific collaboration

COMSATS and National Centre for Physics agree for scientific collaboration

The Executive Director COMSATS, Amb. Dr. Nafees Zakaria was invited to visit the National Centre for Physics (NCP), Islamabad, for a briefing on the academic and R&D work being carried out by the Centre and to witness its technical facilities first-hand on May 26, 2023.

During the visit, meeting with the Director General NCP, Dr. Mansoor Hameed Inayat, and briefing on the role NCP is playing in key scientific areas, boosted greater interest for strengthening scientific collaboration around joint R&D activities, and building synergy.

The Director General NCP and Executive Director COMSATS exchanged views on ways to use each other’s strengthens and expertise to the mutual advantage.

Dr. Inayat shared his vision for upscaling scientific work of NCP. In this regard he saw COMSATS as a platform for expanding NCP’s outreach through international collaboration. Both stressed indigenization and self-reliance. They agreed that R&D work was crucial for progress in S&T and innovations.

Amb. Zakaria briefed the DG on some of the initiatives COMSATS has recently taken, including those related to genome sequencing, EV, Precision Agriculture and Renewable Energy.

The meeting was also attended by senior officials of NCP, including Dr. Ishaq Ahmad, Director General COE Physics, Dr. Mohsin Siddiq, Director Theoretical Physics Department, Dr. Hassan Shahzad, General Manager Technical, as well as Mr. Irfan Hayee, Additional Director Programs, COMSATS.

During a tour of NCP’s various technological segments, the Executive Director also met a TWAS’s post doc research fellow from Nigeria.