Ishaq Ahmad joined the National Centre for Physics in 1999 and currently holds the positions of Director, Experimental Physics Department, National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, and Co-Director of NPU-NCP Joint International Research Centre on Advanced Nanomaterials and Defects Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xian, China. He has co-authored more than 130 publications in SCI journals and supervised several master’s, PhD, and postdoctoral students. He has published a number of books and book chapters. His research interests are focused on ion implantation, radiation-induced modification of materials/nanomaterials, synthesis of nanomaterials/thin films, and ion beam analysis of materials. He is a senior fellow of UNESCO UNISA AFRICA Chair in Nanosciences/Nanotechnology, South Africa. He was a TWAS-UNESCO-iThemba LABS research associate from 2014 to 2016. He obtained his PhD at the Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.