NIO Team

Director General


DR. ASIF INAM

Ph.D. Geology, University of Wales, UK
B. Sc. (Hons), M. Sc. Geology (Univ. of Karachi)

Area of interest: High Resolution Acoustics, Coastal and marine sedimentation, Law of the sea Delimination of Maritime Boundries


National Oceanographic Data Centre


SYED MOHSIN TABREZ
Incharge of NODC
M.Sc. Geography, University of Karachi

Area of interest: Data Management, GIS, Physical Oceanography, Instrumentation


SYED RASHID ASIF
B.Sc. Karachi University

Area of interest: Maintenance of High Resolution acoustic profiling system, Data Management


SYED ABID ALI
M.S. Computer Science (specialization in Sotware Enginnering & Database), National University(NUCES/FAST) MCS,
BCS(Hon.) Computer Science, Bahria University

Area of interest: Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing, Ocean database Management, Web Development


Uzair Lodhi
BS (Computer Science), FAST-Nuces Karachi

Area of interest: HCI in Programming, Computer vision, Data Science and Big Data, Databases and Knowledge-Bases, Pattern recognitions


Geology & GeoPhysics


MOHAMMAD DANISH
Head of Geology Section
M.Sc. Geology, Sindh University, Jamshoro

Area of interest: Makran Subduction Zone


ABDUL HADI BHUTTO
M.Sc. Geology, Sindh University, Jamshoro

Area of interest: Marine Geology


SYED IMRAN HASANY
M.Sc Geology, University of Karachi

Area of interest: Marine Geology


MOHSIN MUZAFFAR
M.Sc. Geology, Sindh University, Jamshoro

Area of interest: Coastal Hydraulics



KHALID MEHMOOD
M.Sc. Geophysics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

Area of interest: Geophysical Applications


SYED WASEEM HAIDER
M.Sc. Geophysics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

Area of interest: Geophysical Applications


Anwar Zeb
MS in Earth Sciences from Comsats
BS Earth Sciences from Comsats Abbotabad

Area of interest : Petroleum Geology, Structural Geoligy and Tectoncis of Pakistan, hydrolgy and Hydrogeolgoy, GIS & Remote Sensing

Uzair Azam
MS Petroleum Geophysics( Chiang Mai University, Thailand)
BS Applied Geology, University of the Punjab, Lahore

Area of interest: Seismic Interpretation, Petroleum Geology, Structure Geology & Structural Style in Petroleum System, Prospect Evaluation & Risk Analysis


PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY


ARSHAD ALI
Head of Physical Section
M.Sc. Applied Physics, University of Karachi
M. Sc. Diploma in Physical Oceanography, Bangor, UK

Area of interest: Coastal Hydraulics & processes, Ocean circulation


NAIMATULLAH SOOHO
BE (CIVIL), Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro, Sindh

Area of interest: Coastal Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Construction of ports, harbours and jetties


NOOR AHMED KALHORO
M.SC. PHYSICS

Area of interest: Oceanographic & Hydrographic Surveys, Physical Prpcesses, Coastal Erosion .


IBRAHIM ZIA
M.SC. (PHYSICS)(SPECIALIZATION in GIS)

Area of interest: Physical Oceanography, GIS & Remote Sensing, Image Processing.



Syeda Nadra Ahmed
BSc (hons) , MSc Applied Physics University of Karachi

Area of interest: Physical oceanography


Muhammad Faisal Hayat
M.sc Applied Physics BZU Multan

Area of interest: Physical oceanography

Ahmed Zaheer
BE (Mechanical Engineering), Nust, Islamabad.

Area of interest: Coastal structures


Rizwan Ahmed
BE (Electrical Engineering), Nust, Islamabad.

Area of interest: Power Electronics


DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHY


ALLAH DINO SHAH
Head of Biology Section
M.Sc. in Fish Water Biology, University of Sindh

Area of interest: Aquaculture, Shrimp & Fish


DR. SAMINA KIDWAI
Ph.D Marine Biology
M.Phil, Marine Biology, University of Karachi
M.Sc., Marine & Fisheries Science from University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Area of interest: Fisheries/Biological Oceanography, Zooplankton ocean ecology, Biological-Physical interactions, Coastal-Marine bio-diversity


MS. SAIRA ISHAQ
M.Phil Marine Biology (Center of Excell. in Marine Biology,Karachi University)

Area of interest: Biology and Ecology of marine animals, Zooplankton, Benthos.


DR. HINA SAEED BAIG
Ph.D Marine Science
M.Phil Marine Biology (Center of Excell. in Marine Biology,Karachi University)

Area of interest: Taxonomy of marine micro & Macroscopic plants, Ecological associations, Toxicology of harmful algal bloom and phamacological activities of macro and microscopic plants.



MAHMOOD HASHMI
M.Sc. in Botany University of Karachi

Area of interest: Aquaculture, Hatchery Technique, Nursery & Pond Management, Formula Feed Formulation & Production for Fish & Shrimp Aquaculture,


DR. TARIQ MAHMOOD
Ph.D. in "Environmental Engineering (Marine Biogeochemistry and Aquaculture) and constructed wetland wastewater treatment" from SKLEC.
Masters in Marine Zoology, University of Karachi

Area of interest: Shrimp Aquaculture and Integrated Multi-trophic Aqualculture (IMTA) Water Quality, Nutrient & dissolved Organic Matter in Marine Environmental study.


Waqar Ahmed
Masters in Marine Zoology, University of Karachi

Area of interest: Shrimp hatchery and growout farming technology, marine biology and oceanograghy, algal and artemia culture , crustacean diseases.


MRS. ANEELA SHAHEEN
B.Sc (Honr), M.Sc, Department of Microbiology, University of Karachi

Area of interest: Marine Microbiology Disease Management in shrimp aquaculture.


CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY & MARINE ENVIRONMENT


DR. MONAWWAR SALEEM
Head of Chemistry Section
Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry from University of Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan,
M.Sc. Chemistry, University of Karachi

Area of interest: Speciality in environmental impact assessment survey and reporting, Marine Environmental chemistry

DR. NUZHAT KHAN
M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry, Sindh University, Jamshoro

Area of interest: Marine Environmental Chemistry, Trace Metal and Nutrient Chemistry, Phytoplankton Ecology


DR. JAVED AFTAB
Ph.D, M. Phil in Marine Biology
M.Sc. Marine Biology (Ichthyoplankton), University of Karachi

Area of interest: Marine environmental studies, Seaweeds biology, Fish and larval fish studies


Ms. SANOBAR KEHKASHAN
M.Phil, Analytical Chemistry, University of Karachi
M.Sc., Chemistry, University of Karachi

Area of interest: Chemical Oceanography, Marine Environment



Abdul Haseeb
Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry, Loughborough University, Leicestershire UK
MSC Chemistry , University of Peshawar

Area of Interest: Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, Analytical method development, Heavy toxic and trtace metal Analysis, Petroleum Testing

Abdullah Memon
BS Analytical Chemistry, University of Jamshoro

Area of interest: Devlopment of new analytical methods

Syed Muhammad Rehan Ullah
M. Sc. (Analytical Chemistry) - University of Karachi

Area of Interest: Analytical Method Development & Validation on High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Gas Chromatography (GC), Liquid Chromatography tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) & Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS).


ALIJAN
M.Sc. in Marine Sciences, University of Lasbela,Balochistan

Area of interest: Tide Guage Calibration & Data Analysis Bathymetric Survey Weather Data Analysis Coastal Observations


Ghani
B.Sc. University of Lasbela

Area of interest: Tide Guage calibration & Data Analysis Weather Data Analysis Coastal Observations


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About NIO

The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) is located in Karachi. It was established in 1981 by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan (MoST). Its Head Office is at Clifton Karachi, with three sub-stations at Gwadar, Sonmiani and Ghora Bari.


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