Dr. Qamar-uz-Zaman assumed the Charge of PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor

Dr. Qamar-uz-Zaman, Professor and Precision Agriculture Research Chair, Engineering Department Faculty of Agriculture Dalhousie University Canada has assumed the charge of Vice Chancellor Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR).

Prof. Dr. Qamar-uz-Zaman carries a remarkable academic career throughout his education. He got JSPS-NSERC Research Fellow in Precision Agriculture (PA) from Tokyo University of Agri and Tech. Japan in 2005-2006, Post-Doctoral Fellow in PA University of Florida USA in 2002-2005, Doctorate Degree in PA University of Newcastle upon Tyne UK in 1995-1999 and got BSC (1980-1984) and MSC(1987- 1990) degree in Agri. Engineering from University of Agriculture Faisalabad.

Dr. Qamar-uz-Zaman joined Dalhouise University Canada as Associate Professor in 2010 and appointed as professor in 2014. He also served Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro Canada as Machinery Systems Research Chair/Assistant Professor, University of Agricultural and Technology Japan as JSPS-NSERC Research Fellow, University of Florida USA as Post-Doctoral Fellow and University of Agriculture Faisalabad as Assistant Professor, lecturer and Research Officer.

Dr. Qamar is also recipient of the prestigious Glenn Downing Award in 2014 by the Canadian Society for Bio-Engineering (CSBE/SCGAB) in recognition of outstanding work in industry, teaching, research and extension in the area of machinery systems. He also received award in 2015 from University of Florida in recognition of outstanding contributions in the development of variable rate sprayer system and method of variably applying agrochemicals.

He is author of two chapters of two different books and also has a credit of two patent Zaman, Q. U., Y. K. Chang, A. W. Schumann. 2013. "Variable rate sprayer system and method of variably applying agrochemicals". US Patent Publication No. 8488874 B2 and Zaman, Q. U., Y. K. Chang, A. W. Schumann. 2014. "Variable rate sprayer system and method of variably applying agrochemicals". Canadian Patent No. 2,740,503 C.

He is author of more than 180 research publications including research papers, review & popular articles, extension bulletins and technical reports. He also served as referee to review research projects, books, articles, research papers, for various journals / organizations.