Ishaq Ahmad joined National Centre for Physics in 1999 and currently holds the position of Director, Experimental Physics department, National Centre for Physics, Islamabad and Director, NPU-NCP Joint International Center on Advanced Nanomaterials and Defects Engineering, Xian, China. He has co-authored over 100 publications in SCI journals and supervised several Master, PhD and Postdoctoral students. He has written a number of books and book chapters. His research interests are focused on energy materials, ion implantation, radiation induced modification of materials/nanomaterials, synthesis of nanomaterials/thin films and ion beam analysis of materials. He is an editorial board member and reviewer of several well know journals. He was TWAS-UNESCO-iThemba LABS research Associate from 2014 to 2016. He is a senior fellow of UNESCO UNISA AFRICA chair in nanosciences/nanotechnology, MRD, iThemba LABS. He obtained his PhD at Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.