Team ORIC
Prof. Dr. Zaffar M. Khan  
Director General
Research Innovation & Commercialization
http://www.ist.edu.pk/cacss
 
 
Dr. M. Aamir Obaid Khattak  
Deputy Director/ Assistant Professor       
  • Research Management
  • ORIC's Administration
Email: aamir.khattak@mail.ist.edu.pk
Phone: 051 907 5655
Brief Profile: 
Responsible for liaison, monitoring and execution of the Joint Research Projects (JRPs) with National R&D/Defense Organizations with respect to research initiatives of mutual interests/benefits through mobilization of available resources in respective academic departments to ensure the continued successful growth and profitability of the Institute. This also involves active involvements/contacts with different public/private sector universities/organizations to resolve the industry-specific problems. Also supervises maintenance of up-to-date centralized data of research activities going on at the Institute through ORIC platform for submitting the necessary information as and when required by different government agencies/organizations/departments.
 
Ahmer Rafi  
Head - Business Incubation Center
Research Innovation & Commercialization
Business Incubation Center
Email: ahmerrafi@mail.ist.edu.pk
Phone: 051 907 5479
 
Dr. Zahoor Sarwar  
Consultant and Trainer 
Research Innovation & Commercialization
Email: zahoorSarwar@yahoo.com
Phone: 051 907 5594
  • Professional Development Center (PDC)
  • Patent Desk
  • Technology Innovation & Support Center(TISC)
 
Abir Raza Baig  
Manager
Research Innovation & Commercialization

  • IST R&D Fund
  • Ingenuously sponsored R&D Projects
  • International R&D Grants/awards
  • Policy Analysis and Research Frameworks
  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Communication and Publication
Brief Profile: 
With a Masters in Electrical Engineering; Ms. Abir Raza is a graduate Engineer in Software. She is serving as Manager: Research Operations- and Research uptake management is one of her core responsibilities. Moreover, she’s also tasked with teaching ICT subjects and Entrepreneurship to UG students.
Besides, Ms. Raza is the Director and Co-founder of SIYB Association Pakistan. She is a Certified SIYB Trainer and is accredited by the International Labor Organization (ILO) to impart SIYB trainings worldwide. She has SAP Professional Certification in FICO, FM and GM, and also holds Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification.
 
Muhammad Arshad  
Assistant Manager 
Research Innovation & Commercialization
Email: muhammad.arshad@mail.ist.edu.pk
Phone: 051 907 55 94
Brief Profile: 
With a Masters in Electrical Engineering; Mr. Muhammad Arshad is a graduate in Communication Engineering. He is serving as Assistant Manager: Professional Development Center (ORIC). His core responsibility is to conduct trainings in the field of science and technology by engaging seasoned trainers from IST and from abroad.  Moreover, he’s also managing IST Patent Desk and Technology Innovation & Support Center (TISC). 
 
Iftikhar Ahmad  
Jr. Executive-III
Research Innovation & Commercialization
Email: faniahmad1900@yahoo.com 
Phone: 051 907 56 63
  • Research Operations
  • Professional Development Center (PDC)
  • Patent Desk
 
Muhammad Sami Ullah  
Junior Assistant-I 
Research Innovation & Commercialization
Email: m.sami@ist.edu.pk
Phone: 051 907 5669
  • Research Management & Operations
Mr. Muhammad Sami Ullah, With Bachelors in Business Administration (Finance). He is serving as Junior Assistant: Research Management & Operations (ORIC). His core responsibility is to coordinate with different public and private organizations for joint R&D projects and correspondence regarding potential Academia-Industry collaborations for R & D.
 
Sikandar Nawaz  
Research Coordinator
Research Innovation & Commercialization
Email: sikandar.nawaz@mail.ist.edu.pk
Phone: 051 907 5479
  • Business Incubation Center
 

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