Syed Sohail Hussain Naqvi

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Syed Sohail Hassan Naqvi
ResidenceLahore, Pakistan
Alma materPurdue University, US
AwardsNominated for Sitara-i-Imtiaz
Scientific career
FieldsEngineering, Academia
InstitutionsLahore University of Management Sciences
Indiana University
University of New Mexico

Syed Sohail Hassan Naqvi (Punjabi, Urdu: سید سہیل حسن نقوی‎) was the fourth vice chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences.[1][2] He was Executive Director of Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Syed Sohail Hassan Naqvi was born in Wah Cantt, Pakistan, then moved to Lahore in 1965.[citation needed] After that he started Pre-Engineering from Cadet College Hassan Abadal. Dr. Naqvi earned his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees (all in Electrical Engineering) from Purdue University, USA. He did OLRS in Electrical Engineering from Indiana University, United States. Then he started academic career from University of New Mexico as an assistant professor.[3][1] Dr. Naqvi has a number of patents to his credit and has also worked with startups bringing high-tech inventions to the market place.[4][5][6][7]


Sohail Naqvi served as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA, before returning to Pakistan in 1995 to join the Faculty of Electronics at the GIK Institute of Technology. He remained at GIKI until end of 1999 as Professor and Dean. He joined the HEC in 2002 and became its Executive Director in 2004.[1] Sohail H. Naqvi joined LUMS as fourth Vice Chancellor of LUMS on July 1, 2013. He was an independent consultant in Higher Education for a brief period, having served as the Executive Director of the Higher Education Commission for 8 years.

He is one of the founding members of Ibero-American Science and Technology Education Consortium (ISTEC), a non-profit organisation of educational, research, and industrial institutions throughout America and the Iberian Peninsula. The Consortium has been established to foster scientific, engineering, and technology education, joint international research and development efforts among its members, and to provide a cost-effective vehicle for the application and transfer of technology.[1]

Also, he is the founding member of Engineering Education Trust (EET), a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the development of higher education in Pakistan. The Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering is the first project of EET that in one year's time, became the largest post-graduate engineering programme in Pakistan.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Dr. Syed Sohail Hussain Naqvi | LUMS". Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  2. ^ "Syed Sohail Hussain Naqvi - Google Scholar Citations". Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  3. ^ a b "PHEC should focus on colleges: Dr Sohail Naqvi – The Educationist". Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  4. ^ "Sohail Naqvi".
  5. ^ Simple CD measurement of periodic structures on photomasks, 1991-02-27, retrieved 2018-07-04
  6. ^ "Use of diffracted light from latent images to improve lithography control".
  7. ^ "Naqvi's Resume" (PDF).