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Dr Muhammad Saqlain Zaheer : Leading Researcher in Agronomy

Khawaja Freed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan

πŸŽ‰ Congratulations, Dr. Muhammad Saqlain Zaheer! 🌟

On behalf of the entire community, it is with great pleasure that we extend our heartfelt congratulations to you for being honored with the prestigious Young Scientist Award (2023 – Award and Honor). πŸ† Your dedication, hard work, and groundbreaking contributions in the field of Agronomy have truly set you apart as a rising star in the scientific community.

🌱 Dr Muhammad Saqlain Zaheer  journey, marked by academic excellence, impactful research, and a commitment to advancing knowledge, exemplifies the spirit of a true young scientist. The recognition is well-deserved and a testament to your unwavering passion for pushing the boundaries of agricultural science.

Professional Profiles:




🏒 Professional Affiliation:

Assistant Professor (Agronomy), Department of Agricultural Engineering, Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan.

πŸŽ“ Education:

Ph.D. (Agronomy) – 2019, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (GPA: 3.66/4)

M.Sc.(Hons.)/M.Phil. (Agronomy) – 2015, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (GPA: 3.92/4)

B.Sc.(Hons.)/M.Sc. (Agriculture) – 2013, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (GPA: 3.61/4)

🌍 Global Experience:

6-month Research Experience at Waite Research Institute, University of Adelaide, Australia.

πŸ’Ό Work Experience:

3 years as Manager Research & Development (R&D) in Chand Agro Chemicals Pakistan.

1 year as IPFP-Fellow at Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology.

3 years as Assistant Professor at Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology.

πŸ“š Research Focus:

M.Sc. (Hons.) Agronomy: “Interactive effect of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) and nitrogen on growth of wheat under drought.”

Ph.D. Agronomy: “Effect of PGPR and cytokinins on the growth and yield of wheat under drought.”

πŸ” Reviewer/Editor for Journals:

Journal of the Plant Growth Regulation

Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences

Frontiers in Agronomy

Frontiers in Microbiology

πŸ† Awards & Honors:

Best Young Researcher (2021 – Science Father Awarded)

Associate Fellow (AFHEA) UK – Recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework.

Best Researcher Award from Science Father.

πŸ… Achievements:

Awarded a Laptop from Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme

Prime Minister fee reimbursement for M.Sc. (Hons.) Agronomy and Ph.D. Agronomy

International Research Support Initiative Program – HEC, for Ph.D. research in Australia

Awarded a 1 million PKR Research Project grant under the Start-up Research Grant Program (SRGP)

πŸ“š Dr. Muhammad Saqlain Zaheer’s Publications 🌐

“Interactive effects of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria and nitrogen on wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under drought”

Published in [Journal of Plant Growth Regulation]


“Impact of microbial inoculation on crop productivity and soil properties in dry regions”

Published in [Frontiers in Agronomy]


“Cytokinin-mediated enhancement of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) growth and yield under drought conditions”

Published in [Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences]


“Assessing the Role of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria in Improving Drought Tolerance in Wheat”

Published in [Frontiers in Microbiology]

πŸ’» Computer Skills:

Internet Browsing

Office Management

Coral Draw

Adobe Photoshop

Statistix 8.1

πŸ”— Additional Skills:

Flexible attitude and confidence

Convincing skills with a logical mind

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

Strong analytical, critical thinking, organizational skills

Keen to use multidisciplinary knowledge to solve major scientific problems

Strong sense of professionalism and responsibility

Graphics Designing

Video Making


🌐 Dr. Muhammad Saqlain Zaheer’s journey is one of dedication, excellence, and a commitment to using his skills and knowledge to address real-world agricultural challenges. As he continues to make strides in research, mentorship, and academia, we look forward to witnessing the continued impact of his work on the global agricultural landscape.

Dr Muhammad Saqlain Zaheer | Agronomy

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