Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC)

ORIC was formally established in 2014 in BZU as per the guidelines of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan with a view point to develop research culture and to promote commercialization of research by translating new ideas into new products and services for National and International industry. Recently, a state-of-the-art new building for ORIC has been constructed in the University where trained staff is working efficiently for escalation of research.

BZU, as a growing public sector university of South Punjab remains deeply concerned on promoting research, innovation and commercialization as part of its educational mission.The ORIC-BZU, being anessential body in assisting the University's research, predominantly focuses upon providing strategic and operational support to the entire research network in the campus to achieve desired research outcomes. Furthermore, ORIC at BZU intends to bring BZ University research standards at par with International Universities to meet the most demanding task of ensuring national economic stabilization and prosperity coupled with transforming Pakistan into a knowledge-based economy in this fast paced and competitive world. Transforming research results from the laboratory into new or improved products and services in the marketplace to engender regional and national economy, is the prime agenda of ORIC-BZU. ORIC-BZU understands the core values of academic freedom, professional integrity and ethical conduct alongside significance of today's knowledge-driven economy that can help transmute Pakistan into an economic power of the region.

Prof. Dr. M. Najam-ul-Haq is performing duties as Director ORIC. He received PhD in Chemistry with field of specialization in Analytical Chemistry from University of Innsbruck, Austria. The research was directed towards Development of Carbon Nanomaterials for Protein Immobilization and Profiling by MALDI-MS. The Post-Doctoral period 2013-2014 was devoted to Development of Selective Enrichment and Desalting methodologies based on Nano- and Micro-Materials of varying properties and the subsequent analysis by MALDI-MS. Prof. Najam is one of the leaders of Nano- and Micro-Materials Chemistry Research at Institute of Chemical Science, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan. He worked as Chairman Department of Biochemistry, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan during the period of 2015-2018. He has supervised 9 PhDs and 80 M Phil students. The scientific focus is on Analytical Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Separation Science, Solid Phase Extraction (SPE), in-Tip strategies, etc. He has won 5 Research productivity award (RPA) from Ministry of Science and Technology Pakistan, 3 Outstanding Research Awards from Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Certificate of appreciation from ORIC-BZU for producing 02 highest quality PhD Ever at BZU, both Accumulative Impact Factor of >70.Prof. Najam has been a member of various Committees of University since 2010 to to-date. Prof. Najam teaching/research experience spans over 20 years which has enabled him to comprehend basic philosophy of teaching and learning. He has more than 94 research publications in Journals of International repute with cumulative Impact Factor of more than 274 with Citations >2380; h-index: 26; i10 Index: 46and contributing one Book chapter in International Book by John Wiley & Sons. Moreover, he has two patents in his credit.

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