Name: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Yaseen
Designation: Director Institute/Professor/Patron SESSS
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Intersts: Develop and formulate crop, soil and fertilizer management technologies that conserve or enhance soil nutrient reserves and utilize nutrients within soil-plant systems effectively and efficiently, maintain optimum economic sustainable crop productivity and minimize damage to the environment. This is achieved by hunting projects and graduate and postgraduate research studies whereby ultimate goals of efficient nutrient use are obtained by using integrated nutrient management strategies to maximize nutrient use efficiency and economic benefits with minimum nutrient loss and pollution to the environment. Develop novel techniques/management practices and products to improve yield and quality of agronomic, vegetables, fruits and ornamental crops. • Provide consultancy services at national and international level to design and develop techniques for efficient use of nutrients, water, soil and other waste resources.
Professor Dr. Muhammad Yaseen, Director Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences is a well-known scientist and expert in the field of Soil and Environmental Sciences with specialization in Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition. He obtained his BSc (Hons.), MSc (Hons.) and PhD degrees in Soil Science as well as MBA in MIS from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. He has a vast experience as a teacher and researcher. He has produced 9 PhD and 80 M.Sc.(Hons.) scholars. He has published more than 150 research papers and review articles in national and international journals. He has been involved in the organization of several national and international conferences and training courses (particularly on “Nutrition Management”).
He received merit scholarship throughout his career of education. Dr. Yaseen started his career as Agriculture Officer (Research Wing) in the Department of Agriculture, Govt of Punjab. Then he was selected as a lecturer in the Department of Soil Science University of Agriculture, Faisalabad in 1990 and later on promoted to the rank of Professor. In 2001, he was elected as a member of university senate for the period of three years. In 2005, he was awarded Post Doc fellowship that he successfully completed in 2006 from the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom in field of “Molecular biology and Biotechnology of Phosphorus Nutrition in the novel plant Arabidopsis.
Dr. Yaseen has played a leading role in a number of national and international projects. He has been a lead person in university-industry linkage collaborative research projects funded by private sector. The main focus of his research has been the development of innovation technologies which are farmer friendly in its use. He is a regular recipient of the Research Productivity Award from the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) and Better Incentive Award from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.
As a Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition expert, his major focus of research is the development of fertilizer technology for sustainable agricultural production. He is one of the pioneers who introduced the concept of SMART Fertilizer for high efficiency, foliar feeding technology and utilizing calcium carbide as a nitrification inhibitor and potent source of ethylene for improving the crop yields in the country.