Lahore: 17 Dec: Lahore University (LUMS) Lahore has announced that Dr. Sabieh Anwar, Assistant Professor of Physics, has been appointed as the Chair of the Department of Physics at the LUMS School of Science & Engineering (SSE). This appointment has been made based on the strong recommendation of the Dean of SSE, Dr. Sohail Qureshi and the School's Search Committee. Dr. Anwar’s tenure as Chair will span a period of three years effective from December 1, 2011. He has already been leading the Department as acting-Chair since April 2011.
Dr. Anwar is a Rhodes Scholar with a Doctorate from Oxford University. His dissertation titled, "Quantum Information Processing using Para-Hydrogen NMR" revolved around the preparation of pure quantum states for quantum computing. This work also constituted the first demonstration of quantum entanglement in the liquid state. His post-doctoral experience at the University of California, Berkeley (USA) involved the demonstration of hyperpolarised NMR using heterogeneous catalytic systems, microfluidic and "lab-on-a-chip" NMR, synthesis of precise magnetic fields for ex-situ NMR, algorithmic cooling, polarisation lifetime studies and hypersensitive nanoparticle MRI.
Dr. Anwar’s current research interests include spin physics, quantum control, nanomagnetics and NMR. His research has been published in the Physical Review Letters, A and B, Chemical Physics Letters, Analytical Chemistry, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie, Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, Daltons Transactions and Modern Physics Letters B.
Dr. Sabieh is also the Joint Secretary and one of the founders of the Khwarzimic Science Society, a non-profit organisation aiming at developing a science culture in Lahore's educational institutions. He is the recipient of several awards including the aforementioned Rhodes Scholarship (Rhodes Trust), G.A. Paul Scholarship (University College, Oxford), Aizaz-e-Sabqat (Government of Pakistan), Nishan-e-Haider Scholarship (GOP), Roll-of-Honour (Government College, Lahore) and gold medals from the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education and Punjab Textbook Board.
Dr. Anwar has been associated with the SSE since its seminal years and has been instrumental in setting up the department he will now lead. He has already played a key role in setting up an undergraduate Physics Lab which is among the finest in the country. Under his stewardship Physics at SSE will surely reach new heights.
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