Iqrar Ahmad Khan
Iqrar Ahmad Khan is a horticulturist/botanist by profession. Dr. Khan has a distinguished career spanning more than forty years. He is a graduate of the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, and the University of California, Riverside, USA. He has supervised more than seventy graduate students including fourteen PhDs. His students and research associates have achieved significant positions in academia and industry. He has undertaken forty-four research projects and published 375 articles and books. He served as vice-chancellor of two universities for more than nine years and founded five new universities and district campuses (2008–2017). He has also established several national and international research centers and institutes, including a Chinese Confucius Institute and a Bio-Energy Institute. He was COP/Director US-Pak Center of Advanced Studies (2017–2019) and Ela Bhatt Professor at the University of Kassel, Germany (2020). His research on wheat, potato, citrus, mango, and dates has benefitted the industry and significantly improved the life and livelihood of farmers and rural communities. He is a Distinguished National Professor and a Fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences. He was awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his services by the President of Pakistan and Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the French Government for his international contribution to education.