Dr. Usman Irshad

Designation: Assistant professor
Email: usmanirshad@cuiatd.edu.pk
Phone No. : 03337223353
Role: Faculty
Research Interests:

Soil Microbial Ecology,

Soil beigeochemical Cycling

Academics/ Degrees

  • PostDoc, 2016, INRS University of Quebec Montreal Canada
  • PhD, Centre International d’Etudes Supérieures En Sciences Agronomiques, Montpellier France, 2011
  • MS, University Montpellier II, Montpellier France, 2008
  • M.Sc. (Hons.), Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan, 2007
  • B.Sc. (Hons.), Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan, 2005
Professional or Work Related Certifications: 

Certification

Year

Organization/ Country

Transition to latest version of QMS ISO 9001:2015

2018

CUI, CONSTECH-PAKISTAN

Establishment of Lab in COMSATS from my NRPU Research project

2017

HEC and COMSATS Abbottabad Pakistan

QCBS Excellence Award Funding

2016

Quebec Center for Biodiversity Science, Montreal, Quebec CANADA

Invitation award as a young scientist for Phosphorus week

2014

UMR Eco& Sols, Montpellier FRANCE

HEC Approved Supervisor

2018, 2012

Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, PAKISTAN

Scholarships letters for MS leading to PhD study in France from 2007-2011

2007

French Embassy and Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, PAKISTAN

Profile/Bio

PROFESSIONAL AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • May 2012 to Continued: Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan
  • Sep. 2008 to Dec. 2012: PhD Scholar INRA-SupAgro, UMR-Functional Ecology and Biogeochemistry
  • Jul. 2008 to Aug. 2008: Research Associate, INRA-SupAgro,UMR-Rhizosphere and Symbiosis, Montpellier France
  • Jan. 2008 to Jun. 2008: Internship trainee INRA-SupAgro, UMR Rhizosphere and Symbiosis, Montpellier France
  • Mar. 2005 to May. 2005: Internship trainee National agriculture research centre, Soil microbiology Section, Islamabad, Pakistan
Professional Trainings Attended: 

  • PostDoc Training (01-01-2016 to 31-08-2016) INRS (IAF-Armand Frappier) Montreal Canada, University of Quebec, Canada.
  • Workshop on "Young Scientist Workshop on phosphorus" Montpellier (8-31-2014 to 8-31-2014). Montpellier France. CIRAD France
  • Seminar “Reflexives research methods and linguistics”  Balaruc, France  (3/15/2010-3/19/2010)
  • Practical training at the National Institute for Agricultural Research in Montpellier, France (01-01-2008 to 31-08-2018) UMR Eco & Sols Montpellier SupAgro France. INRA France
  • Internship Training (01-06-2006 to 27-06-2007) University of Agriculture. Faisalabad, Pakistan. Pak US need based scholarship.
  • Practical training at the National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan (03-03-2005 to 30-05-2005) NARC Islamabad


Publications/Papers

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Associations/Memberships

  • Member, International Society for Microbial Ecology
  • Member, Soil Science Society of Pakistan

Awards/ Appreciations

  • Awarded US need based merit Scholarship by US Ambassador in 2005 for M.Sc. (Hons.) studies
  • Awarded Oversees Scholarship by the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan for PhD studies in France