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UET appoints first female professor

By Our Correspondent
July 21, 2021

LAHORE:University of Engineering and Technology (UET) has appointed Dr Saima Yasin as professor in the Chemical Engineering Department.

The university has appointed the first female professor of engineering in the 100 years history of the oldest and largest seat of higher learning in engineering and technology of the country. VC Prof Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar said, “Dr Saima has become an important milestone in the history of this great institution and I am pleased that it happened during my tenure as VC.”

Prof Dr Saima has an illustrious academic career. She graduated from the UET with BSc and MSc degrees in Chemical Engineering in January 2005 and April 2007, respectively. During her bachelor studies, she was a recipient of the NFC Scholarship award. She joined her alma mater as lecturer soon after completing her BSc degree in 2005. Dr Saima proceeded to UK in 2008 to pursue PhD degree from Imperial College London. She earned her PhD degree in June 2011. She also spent time at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, as a post-doctoral research scholar. On her return to the university after PhD, Dr Saima was appointed Assistant Professor in September 2011. She was appointed as the first Associate Professor in Engineering at UET Lahore in 2015. She has published 36 research papers including 29 in impact factor in reputed journals of Chemical Engineering and one book chapter.