We are thrilled to introduce Dr Rizwan Riaz as our new Vice President, who will be spearheading #NSTP through the next stage of our journey. He is a distinguished graduate of the Colorado Springs, United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) with a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a Masters from the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. He went on to obtain Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Computational Fluid Dynamics) from The University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

Dr Rizwan Riaz has over a decade of experience in R&D, project management, organisational R&D policy, and academia-industry linkage measures. An emphatic advocate of applied research, Dr Rizwan has been part of a number of national-level projects which have won him laurels and saved the nation millions in foreign exchange. Recently, he completed the establishment of the NUST Interdisciplinary Cluster for Higher Education (NICHE), a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research powerhouse and a first for Pakistan. He also holds many other accolades, including Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) awarded for meritorious services.

As Vice President of the National Science & Technology ParkDr Rizwan Riaz is now committed to strengthening and expanding the ecosystem of the Park in order to help even more entrepreneurs and hi-tech SMEs succeed via enhanced industry-academia linkages, and accelerate progress on social impact initiatives.