Dr. Saeed Akhtar Dr. Saeed Akhtar completed his B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture (Major Food Technology) and in the year 1992 he completed M.Sc. (Hons.) degree program in Food Technology. He started his career in academia as Lecturer in the University College of Agriculture, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan. In the start of new millennia, Dr. Saeed Akhtar was sanctioned to carry out his Ph. D. at National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. He was also awarded with Higher Education Commission Fellowship. After Completion of his Ph.D. he was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2004. In the year 2006, he drafted the proposal to start Major Food Technology and that resulted in wide spread applaud in the institute as well as from industries. He prepared to curricula for the degree program and first batch students were admitted to the major in 2008. He has done a number of trainings in country and abroad. He has completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Food Microbiology in Oregon State University, USA. Number of Societies like Society of Food Scientists and Technologist USA, International Association of Food Protection, Pakistan Society of Food Scientist and Technologist has awarded them with their memberships. He has published number of research article in journals of national and international repute. It is worth mentioning that would like he has been asked to contribute Chapter in International Books. Overall, he has 51 publications and among these 38 are in impact factor bearing journal with total impact factor of 78. He is currently working on book chapter on Modified Atmosphere Packaging and attempting to publish books on Food Safety, Food Nutrition, and Indeed Introduction to Food Science and Technology. He has completed two HEC funded Projects titled, "Safety Status of Street Vended Juices in Multan; worth Rs. 3.9 Million " and Cutail Post Harvest Losses; Worth Rs. 0.803 Million". Currently, he is running one HEC funded project Worth Rs. 3.04 Million . He has supervised many of M. Phil students, while 6 Ph.D. are working in his supervision. His vision is "Ensuring Food Safety through diversified modules including assessment and dissemination of information to public".
Muhammad Tauseef Muhammad Tauseef Sultan was born in Chakwal in 1981. In 2003 he completed his B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture (Major Food Technology) and in the year 2005 he completed M.Sc. (Hons.) degree program in Food Technology. During year 2005 he was awarded HEC Fellowship for Ph. D. degree program at National Institute of Food Science and Technology. He joined Department of Food Sciences, University College of Agriculture, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan as Lecturer it n 2009. He was promoted to current position of Assistant Professor in July, 2010 after completion of his Ph. D. He has published his research findings in highly ranked prestigious journals in the field. His review article regarding black cumin has been published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. Currently, Dr. M. Tauseef Sultan is working as a Principal Investigator (PI) in one project entitled "Antioxidant and antimicrobial potential of medicinal plants selected from Southern Punjab" worth Rs. 2.2 Million funded by Bahauddin Zakariya University. With his uniquely diverse background, outstanding research capability and accomplishments, Dr. Muhammad Tauseef Sultan has strongly set himself apart from others in the domain of inter-disciplinary and innovative field (functional and nutraceuticals foods). He is currently supervising two M. Phil students and acting as member supervisory committee in two M. Phil students as well. His vision is "exploring antioxidant potential of medicinal plants from Southern Punjab to develop functional & nutraceutical foods to cure various ailments ".
Dr. Muhammad RiazDr. Muhammad Riaz joined the Department of Food Science and Technology on January 01, 2010 after the submission of his PhD thesis. He was appointed to his current position as Assistant Professor in 2011. He completed his B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture (Major Food Technology) in 2000 and M.Sc. (Hons.) Food Technology in 2002. After serving about two and half year at Khawaja Foods (Pvt.) Ltd. Gujranwala as Quality Assurance Manager, he joined National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad for his PhD studies under 5000 Indigneous PhD Fellowship Program initiated by the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad. His research and teaching interests include Food Microbiology, Food Safety, Microbial Enzymes Engineering and Applications of Biotechnological Techniques in Food Processing and Preservation. In order to improve his analytical and research skills, he toured United Kingdom (UK) in 2008 and stayed for a period of six months under the IRSIP scheme launched by HEC, Pakistan. He has published 18 research articles in journals of National and International Repute with a total impact factor of 25. Moreover, he presented posters and delivered oral presentations at National and International conferences. Presently he is also working as Principal Investigator in an HEC awarded project of worth Rs. 6.348 Million and as Co-PI in 4 HEC funded projects of worth Rs. 10 Million. Moreover, he has submitted three more projects to Higher Education Commission, Islamabad. He has been very successful to establish a Dairy Laboratory with a mammoth funding from HEC in the Department. He has supervised 5 MPhil Students. Moreover, 5 MPhil and 3 PhD students are carrying on their research under his supervision. His vision is to make the people aware about safety of the food and utilization of Microbiological and biotechnological tools to uplift economy through exploiting fermentation technology.
Dr. Aneela Hameed is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology, BZU, Multan since Dec, 14, 2012. She has completed her B.Sc. (Hons) degree in 2002, M.Sc (Hons) in 2004 and PhD in 2010 from National Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFSAT), Faisalabad. Her core expertise is in the field of food science and technology and focused area of research in PhD is dairy sciences. She was also awarded higher education commission Indigenous fellowship and Initiative research support initiative program (IRSIP). She got research training on different dairy projects and techniques under the supervision of Dr. David M. Barbano at Cornell University Ithaca, 14853, NY, USA. She has published research papers and articles in Journals, Newspapers and Books. She also presented posters and delivered oral presentations in local and international conferences. Currently, she is contributing her part of services for website www.agrihunt.com. She is working as PI on Project "Determination of aflatoxin M1 and heavy metals in commercial milks". She is supervising one M.Phil. student and acting as supervisory committee member for two PhD students. She is also performing additional duties as director student affairs and admission secretary for B.Sc. (Hons) session 2013-2017.
Dr. Muhammad Imran Dr. Muhammad Imran has been working as Assistant Professor under IPFP scheme launched by HEC, in the Department of Food Science and Technology since Oct, 04, 2013. He completed his B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture (Major Food Technology) in 2006 and M.Sc. (Hons.) Food Technology in 2009. He holds PhD in Food Technology in 2013 from National Institute of Food Science and Technology, UAF. His research interests include extraction and characterization of bioactive compounds from the agro-waste materials, analytical skills in high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), therapeutic role of functional/nutraceutical drinks against lifestyle related disorders including hypercholesterolemia and hyperglycemia. In order to improve his analytical techniques and research skills, he visited Glasgow University, UK in 2012 and stayed for a period of six months under the IRSIP scheme launched by HEC, Pakistan. He has published research and review articles in National and International reputed journals. Additionally, he has also delivered oral presentations at National and International Conferences. His objective is to utilize the agro-waste materials which are produced during the processing of fruits and vegetables for the nutracetical/functional foods to alleviate the health related disorders.
Mr. Tariq Ismail Mr. Tariq Ismail has been working as Lecturer in Department of Food Science and Technology Since Sept. 2013. He did his Bachelor in Agriculture (Major – Food Science and Technology) in 2005 from National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and completed his master from the same institute in 2007. He started his professional career from Health Department Multan as Intern Food Inspector and Supervisor of National Salt Iodization Program, Multan. He worked with several public and private sector organizations worth mentioning Millac Foods (Pvt.) Ltd., Seasons Menu (Pvt.) Ltd. and Punjab Food Department as Quality Executive, Laboratory Manager and Research Officer. He joined department of Food Science and Technology as visiting lecturer in Feb. 2011. He has been doing PhD in the domain of functional foods under supervision of Dr. Saeed Akhtar. During his stay in the department of Food Science and Technology, he has successfully published research and review articles in national and international journals of good repute. In addition to his academic and research responsibilities, Mr. Tariq has also completed a research project "Safety Status of Street Vended Fresh Fruit Juices in Pakistan" as Research Associate under supervision of Dr. Saeed Akhtar. He has good command in food analytical skills, food microbiology, fruits and vegetables processing, processing of milk and milk products and functional foods. In last couple of years, he has also extended his services as trainer in different departmental training projects worth mentioning are UKaid and Punjab Government training project on industrial food safety, Farmer Trainings on Fruits and Vegetables Processing to improve livelihood of rural settings of Southern Punjab. His vision is "Utilization of fruits and vegetables for the production of novel foods bearing ethnomedicinal significance".
Mr. Amir Ismail Mr. Amir Ismail has recently joined the department as Lecturer. He is also doing PhD in the Department of Food Science and Technology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan under the supervision of Dr. Muhammad Riaz. He has completed his B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture (Major Food Technology) in 2010 and M. Sc. (Hons.) Food Science and Technology in 2012 from the department under question. Mr. Amir has also worked as research fellow in an HEC funded project. His research and teaching interests are production, purification and characterization of enzymes, food microbiology, detection and quantification of heavy metals and essential elements present in food samples, dairy technology and food toxicology. He has one published paper in proceedings, three in international journals and two submitted papers in national and international journals of well repute. His vision is to use the microbes as binding agents for aflatoxin M1 a carcinogenic compound present in milk.
Mr. Tanweer Aslam Gondal Mr. Tanveer Aslam has recently joined the department as Lecturer. He has completed his B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture (Major Food Technology) in 2008 and M.Sc. (Hons.) Food Science and Technology in 2010 from the University College of Agriculture, Faisalabad. His research topic in M.Sc. (Hons.) was "impact of adjunct cultures and raw milk on the quality of cheddar cheese". He has three years experience in Baking industry. His vision is to work on various methods of commercial interest and to work on the betterment of industrial food manufacturing processes.
Miss Mamoona Amir Miss Maimoona Amir has recently joined the department as lecturer. Previously she has been Research Assistant and Visiting Faculty in the Department of Food Science and Technology. She completed her B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture (Major Food Technology) in 2011. She got microbiological research skills from National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE) from 25.02.2011 to 14.05.2011. She also worked as a researcher with Dr. Munir (Principle Scientist) in the project on fructan producing bacteria and its application in different industries at Industrial Biotechnology Division of NIBGE. She has one international publication and submitted three research papers on microbiology, heavy metals and milk adulteration in various journals of international repute. She is doing PhD under the supervision of Dr. Muhammad Riaz. Her vision is to heighten the Food safety issues and give awareness to peoples about food borne diseases.