The Vice-Chancellor (President / Rector), Abbottabad University of Science and Technology, leads the academic, research, administrative and other related matters of the university and provides vision to the institution.
Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, distinguished physicist and material scientist, is the first-ever Vice chancellor of AUST. His track record is full of distinctions in academics, research and administration; that can be witnessed from his awards like “Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Idaho (USA)”, PAS (2015) Gold Medal in Physics, HEC Best University Teacher Award for 2010, PRA in category A (2013 and 2012), B (2014), etc. He chaired the revised National Physics Curriculum Committee Meetings in 2013-14.
Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad received his PhD from the university of Idaho (USA) in Materials Science and Engineering, M.Phil in Solid State Physics from the National Center of Excellence in Solid State Physics from University of Punjab and MSc in Physics from Peshawar University.