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Dr. M. Tahir Shah

Professor & Director



Academic Career

·         Commonwealth Post-Doc Fellowship (2001-2002)

·         Fulbright Post-Doc Fellowship (1999-2000)

·         Ph.D., University of South Carolina Columbia, U.S.A (1991)

·         M.Phil., University of Peshawar, Pakistan (1986)

·         M.Sc., University of Peshawar, Pakistan (1981)

Research Interests

·         Economic Geology

·         Exploration Geochemistry

·         Applied Geology

·         Igneous petrology

·         Gemology

·         Environmental Geosciences


  •  Civil Award (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz) was awarded by the President of Pakistan in the field of Science on the Eve of August 14, 2014 and the medal was decorated on me by the Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr. Sardar Mehtab Amed Khan Abbasi, on March 23, 2015 in a ceremony in the the Governor house.
  • Received Presidential award (Izaz-I-Fazeelat) on academic distinction in 2001.
  • Received the PAS Gold Medal 2005 from the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Government of Pakistan in recognition of the outstanding research in the field of Earth Sciences on December 24, 2005.
  • Received Earth Scientist of the year 1994-995 award from National Book Foundation, Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.
  • Got top position consecutively in 2011, 2012 and 2013 in the field of Earth Sciences among the Productive Scientists of Pakistan published by the Pakistan Council of Science & Technology, Islamabad.
  • Received the Star Laureate award and Dr. Zafar H. Zaidi Gold Medal for the year 2006 from the South Asia Publications (SAP) in recognition of my credentials par excellence in the field of education and my name has been included in the SAP’s prestigious profile book titled “WHO’s WHO in Pakistan”.
  • Received Research Productivity award for years 2003-2005 and 2011-2013 from the Council of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan.
  • Received Research Excellence award 2011 from the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Peshawar.
  • Received the IUCN-Environmental Award in academia for the year 2000-2001 from the Sarhad Provincial Conservation strategy (SPCS).
  • Received Commonwealth Post-Doctoral Fellowship award for year 2000-2001 and completed one-year research at the University of Leicester, UK.
  • Earned Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowship award for year 1999-2000 and completed nine months Fulbright tenure at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA.
  • Received Honorary Citizenship of the city of Memphis, Tennessee (USA) and key to the city (1988)
  • Received Honorary Memphis City Councilman, Tennessee (USA) (1988).
  • Received USAID Thomas Jefferson Fellowship award for four years for the completion of Doctoral research at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA.