Project Description

Jahangir, Muhammad

Dr. Muhammad Jahangir has done his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Rob. Verpoorte, from Natural Product Laboratory, Leiden University, The Netherlands in May 2010 and continued Postdoc in the same University. In addition to his studies, he also worked as International Halal auditor in Halal Feed & Food Inspection Authority, The Netherlands. Before going for PhD, he worked in various organizations (e.g. Salman’s corporation, Qarshi Industries Pvt. Ltd. and others).

Soon after coming back to Pakistan, he joined Hazara University and then The University of Haripur as Assistant Professor (Food Sciences). He is heading FoodOmics research group at The University of Haripur. His main area of research expeditions includes the exploration of medicinal plants for acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity, sperm motility, natural product development and related.

He was the founding in-charge of the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) and presently working as Director of Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC). He is also member and/or convener of various official committees in The University of Haripur. Additionally his inputs are also sought by Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) for standards related to various food systems, including Pakistan Halal Standards. Dr. Jahangir is Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O.) of Halal Assessment & Certification Institute Pvt. Ltd. (estb. 2010), which is the sole approved (by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Food Safety & Halal Food Authority) Food Safety training provider in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

He is well-known for his expertise in research, innovation, commercialization and business incubation. He did presentations in various national and international conferences and seminars, whereas joined a number of trainings in various countries around the world (including; Pakistan, The Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Indonesia, USA and others). Furthermore he has research publications in peer-reviewed journals, having total impact factor of above 46, citations of his work are above 733 and total h-index 12. He is reviewer of various national and international journals of well repute.