Prof. Dr. Riaz A. Khattak, who served CECOS University as Vice Chancellor from 2011-2019 got appointed as Pro-Rector, BRAINS Institute, Peshawar. He will take over charge of his new position at BRAINS on 1st July, 2019
Prof. Dr Riaz A. Khattak is a renowned international soil scientist and an academician of repute having over 43 years experience in teaching, research and higher education management.
He has served as Chairman and Dean and as a Meritorious Professor (BS-22) in Soil Sciences at UOA. He enjoys an excellent academic profile with PhD / Post Doctorate from the world class University of California. He has made significant contributions in the field of soil and environmental sciences, having over 157 publications, book chapters, research projects, reports and has produced 126 M.Sc./Ph.D students.
He is recipient of HEC Best University Teacher award, Eminent Scientist, MOST, Islamabad award, Gold Medal and Presidential award. He served as President Soil Science Society of Pakistan, Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge (UK) Member of Fellow of Soil Science Society of Pakistan, ASA, SSSA, CSA, SSSP and Member International Advisory Board on Environment, South Korea.
After serving for good long 8 years as Vice Chancellor at CECOS, he got fresh appointed as University Advisor at CECOS University but on popular demand of the Rector BRAINS Institute, Peshawar, he will be joining BRAINS Institute on 1st July, 2019, accepting the challenges ahead of him with full resolve and determination to upgrade the Institute to the heights its deserves.