Born in 1948, Dr. Abdel Aziz Mazhar obtained BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan in 1969, an MS in Nuclear Technology from the Pakistan Institute of Nuclear science and Technology (PINSTECH) and Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad in 1971, and a PhD in Materials from the Institue of Technology at Cranfield University in Bedford, England in 1976. His dissertation was on the deformation behavior of high strength, low alloy steel sheets.
Apart from international publications, his work has been recognized by the Institute of Sheet Metal Industries, the Metals Society of the UK, and the International Copper Research Association (INCRA) in the United States.
Dr. Mazhar has been a merit scholar throughout his studies and was awarded a total of four prizes. He received a PhD fellowship from the Institute of Sheet Metal Industries (UK) and the Carnegie Research Fellowship from the Metals Society (now the Institute of Metals) in the United Kingdom. His practical experiences spans 22 years in production, research and development, and teaching. As Inaugural Chairman, he established the Department of Material Science and Engineering in the Nuclear Faculty at the Al-Fateh University in Tripoli, Libya.
Among other things, Dr. Mazhar has an extensive knowledge of metallurgy and material science, nuclear and aerospace materials, mechanical and ablation testing, electron microscopy, precision casting, welding, as well as international, and military specification. He has 36 publications to his credit and has delivered numerous keynote addresses in the field of modern, high-tech materials applications.
Dr. Mazhar is member of the scientific, organizing, and editorial committees of the International Symposium on Advanced Materials (ISAM), which is organized biannually by the Dr. AQ Khan Research Laboratories. He is also member of the American Society of Metals and a fellow of the Pakistan Institute of Metallurgical Engineers. Currently, Dr. Mazhar is working as a Principal Engineer at the Dr. AQ Khan Research Laboratories in Kahuta, Pakistan.