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  1. 1. CV Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Khan Department of Physics, Baghdad-ul-Jadeed Campus, Islamia University, Bahawalpur,Pakistan Phone: +92-62-9255562 ; Mobile: +92-300-6808129 E-mail: / Dr. Afzal Khan got associated with the Department of Physics, Islamia University Bahawalpur in 1983. He went to the Department of Medical Physics at Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, University of Dundee, UK in 1995. From 1995 to 1998 he combined research in MR Imaging with hospital service work in diagnostic radiology and radiotherapy of cancer. He was awarded Ph.D in 1998 for his work on Optimization of dosimeter gel preparation protocol and investigation of the optimal MR Imaging protocols. He returned to Islamia University, Bhawalpur, Pakistan in 1998 to take up academic assignment and continued his research in various areas of Medical Physics/Physics. He is accredited Supervisor of HEC/Ministry of S & T, Pakistan for reserch leading to Ph.D. He has worked closely with Bahawalpur Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Oncology (BINO-Cancer Hospital of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission) and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bhawalpur to complete over twenty research projects. Currently he is associated with Department of Physics, Islamia University, Bhawalpur as Professor. He exhibits strong knowledge base in modern physics and advance applied physics. Along with his academic/research assignments he has a vast experience of adminstration in the Higher Education. He is also working as Director Advance Studies and Research and the Coordinator of the Department of Social Work. He has worked as Coordinator Department of Copmuter Science. During his association with the University he has played active role in introducing new field of studies and held various other administrative assignments. Academic Appointments Department of Physics, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur 1983 to Date Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor Government Inter College, Fortabbas 1982 - 83 Lecturer Government College of Technology, Multan 1982 Instructor Committee & Administrative Assignments • Working as Director Advance Studies & Research, Islamia University Bahawalpur. • Worked as Coordinator Department of Computer Science & Information Technology, Islamia University Bahawalpur.
  2. 2. • Worked as Coordinator Department of Social Work, Islamia University Bahawalpur. • Member of Chancellor’s/Governor’s Consultation Committee on Higher Education. • HEC Approved Supervisor for Indigenous PhD Scholarships in the field of Physics/Medical Physics. • Working as the Focal Person for Indigenous Scholarship Programme of Higher Education Commission in Islamia University Bahawalpur • Member of University Academic Council, which is the higher body to deal with all academic matters of the university. • Member of Disciplinary Committee of University, which deals with the values and ethics related disciplinary cases for the Examinations of the University. • Worked as Member Library Committee, Budget Committee, Appeals Committee of the University. • Worked as Member University Syndicate, which is the governing body of the University. • Worked as Deputy Director Student Affairs of the University, dealing with day to day problems of the University students and supervision of university discipline. • Worked as Chairman Prospectus Committee of the University. • Worked as Chairman Paper Setting Committee for Entry Test of the University. • Worked as Farm Manager & Resident Officer of the University, which is responsible for maintenance of about 1200 acres of land and supervision of 70 maintenance/security staff. • Working as Chairman Auction Committee of the University Agri. Land. Development Project Completed a project of Rs. 38.38 million funded by Higher Education Commission. Awards He was awarded, “Salam Teacher Award 2005, by the Govt. of Punjab. Research and Supervisory Assignments • Completed a study under the research development programme of University Grant Commission/HEC, to investigate the comparison of different Medical Imaging modalities like Ultra sonography, CT scanning, Gamma camera, MRI being used for abdominal diseases. • Approved Supervisor for Ph.D. Students under Indigenous(Merit) Scholarship Scheme of Ministry of Science and Technology Pakistan/ HEC. Students from all over the Pakistan are entitled to do their Ph.D. under Dr. Afzal’s supervision and get the required funding allocated under this scheme. Current research projects, under Dr. Afzal’s supervision for the degrees of Ph.D. are:
  3. 3. • Optimization Of The Accuracy Concepts In Treatment Planning For Conformal Radiotherapy (Ph.D). • Various Aspects Of Gel Dosimetry As A Three Dimensional Dosimetry Technique In Conformal Radiotherapy(Ph.D). • Optimization Of Pulse Sequences For Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of Normal And Abnormal Tissues (Ph.D). • Quality Assurance And Treatment Verification For Radiotherapy Of Tumour (Ph.D). M.Phil Theses Supervised: • Application Of Thermoluminescence Dosimetry To Verify Radiation Dose In Radiotherapy. • Application Of Radioisotops In Nuclear Medicine. • Optimization Of Pulse Sequences To Visualize Best Contrast Using Mri • Quality Control Of Gamma Camera Being Used At B.I.N.O. • Investigation Of Variation In Different Parzmeters Of A Conventional X-Ray Simulator For Radiotherapy Treatment Planning. • Ultrasound Visualization Of The Eye And Orbit. • Investigation Of Single & Multibeam Dose Distribution For Treatment Planning Of Cancer. • Dosimetery Of Cobalt-60 Teletherapy Beam With Different Ssd Incident Normally And Obliquely. • Quality Assurance Of X-Ray Simulator. • Target Dose Versus Extra Target Dose In Radiation Therapy Of Tumor. • Comparison Between Fluoroscopy & X-Ray Radiographs On The Prediction Of Tumour Location In Lungs. • Determination Of Dosimetric Characteristics Of Low Energy X-Rays. • Calibration Of Iridium-192 Sources Used For High Dose Rate Remote Afterloading Brachytherapy. • Comparison Between Tandem Ring And Tandem Ovoids Treatment Planning For The Treatment Of Cervical Cancer With Hdr Brachytherapy • Investigation Of Dose For The Organs At Risk For Treatment Of Cervical Cancer With High Dose Rate Brachytherapy. Supervised research projects of M.Sc. students in collaboration with Bahawalpur Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Oncology (BINO-Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission’s Cancer Hospital) and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. The titles are: M.Sc. Theses: • Investigation Of Absorbed Dose At The Isocenter Of A Multidirectional Beam. • Technetium-99m And Iodine 131 For Thyroid Imaging In Nuclear Medicine. • Quality Assessment Of Gamma Camera Being Used For Cancer Diagnostic At Bahawalpur Institute Of Nuclear Medicine And Oncology. • Treatment Of Cancer By Using Colbalt-60 Unit. • Investigation Of Absorbed Dose Variation At Different Ssd, For Radiotherapy Using Solid Phantom. • Half Value Layer Verification Of Gamma Rays From Source Co60 Using Varying Field Sizes And Lead Thicknesses. • Correction Factor Of Gamma Camera. • Investigation Of Occupational Exposure Of Radiation In Bahawalpur Institute Of Nuclear Medicine And Oncology. • Determination Of Optimum Imaging Time For Bone Scanning By Using Gamma Camera.
  4. 4. • Comparison Between Ionization Chamber Dosimetry And Thermoluminescence Dosimetry For Radiotherapy Of Cancer . • Investigation Of Factors Effecting On The Accuracy Of Treatment Planning For Tumour Therapy. • Evaluation Of Radiation Dose Response From Gamma Camera In Nuclear Medicine. • The Role Of X-Ray Simulator For Radiation Treatment Planning Of Tumour.. • Factors Effecting The Absorbed Dose Calculation Using The Single And Multidimensional Beams For The Radiotherapy. • Comparison Between Imaging And Non-Imaging Glomerular Filtration Rate (Gfr). • Quality Assurance In Hdr Brachytherapy. • Documentation Of Protocols For Quality Control In Nuclear Medicine. • Comparison Between Open Field Dose Distribution And Wedge Field Dose Distribution In Treatment Planning Of Tumor. • Measurement Of Attenuation Coefficient For Shielding Material. Publications • Linac vs Co-60; A Qualitative Comparison. J. P. & App. Sc. Vol.23, No.1, pp- 73-97, June 2004. • The Effect of X-ray Radiation on n-channel MOSFET. J. P. & App. Sc. Vol.22, No.2, pp- 13-23, Dec 2003. • Half Value Layer Verification of Gamma Rays from Source Co60 Using Varying Field Sizes and Lead Thicknesses. J. P. & App. Sc. Vol.22, No.2, pp- 10-111, Dec 2003. • The Kinetics and Mechanism of the PZT Solid-State Formation. Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences., Vol. 21, No. 2, pp- 85-94, Dec 2002. • Effect of the Time, on Dose Response Sensitivity of Dosimeter Gels, Between Preparation and Irradiation. J. P. & App. Sc. Vol.20, No.2, pp- 87-91, Dec 2001. • Temperature Dependence of Spin-Lattice Relaxation Times of Ferrous Sulfate Gels. J. P. & App. Sc. Vol.19, No.2, pp- 9-12, Dec 2000. • Time dependence of spin-lattice relaxation time in Fricke gels. J. P. & App. Sc. Vol.19, No.2, pp- 25-29, Dec 2000. • Optimization of MR Imaging sequence, for the dosimeter gels of known T1 values. J. P. & App. Sc. Vol.19, No.1, pp- 39-47, June 2000. • Effect of concentration of ferrous ions on zero dose T1 values of dosimeter system. J. P. & App. Sc. Vol.19, No.1, pp- 71-73, June 2000. • C-T Measurements on Linearly Graded GE Diodes. Modern Physics Letters B, Vol. 9, No.9, pp-531-536, 1995. • Estimation of Wind Speed Frequency Distribution Using the Hourly Wind Speed Data. J. Nat. Sc.& Maths., Vol. 34, No. 1, pp- 145-150, 1994. • Wind Statistics of Cholistan with Special Reference to Energy. Sci. Int. (Lahore), Vol. 5, No. 4, pp- 319-320, 1993. • A Study of the Availability of Diffuse Solar Radiation at Bahawalpur. J. Nat. Sc. & Maths., Vol. 25, No. 2, pp-51-58, Oct 1985. Postgraduate Research
  5. 5. Ph.D. 1995 – 1998 Medical Physics, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, University of Dundee, UK. Dissertation Topic: ‘Some aspects of the application of Fricke and other gels with NMR detection to image and plot radiation beams for tumour therapy’ Details: Optimisation of dosimeter gel preparation protocol and investigation of the optimal MR Imaging protocols. This involved: • Sensitivity enhancement of the dosimeter gels and a study of the factor that effect this. • Establishment of a reproducible technique for phantom localisation for irradiation and for MR imaging. • Design of a methodology to minimize gel changes between irradiation and NMR measurement time. • Analysis of errors in geometry and in radiation dose measurement. • Development of a methodology for determination of absorbed dose direct from MR images and plotting beam profiles for radiotherapy planning. Main areas of Dr. Afzal’s research concentrated on: • Optimisation of a tissue equivalent dosimeter gel preparation technique. • NMR relaxation times measurements both from NMR relaxometer and from curve fitting on PC. • NMR relaxation time measurement from MR images. • Measurements of the sensitivity of the gel relaxation time changes to a range of radiation exposures from 6MV x-rays linear accelerator. This also involved an understanding of conventional methods of radiation. • Testing of different radiation fields with different geometry. • Scanning on MRI machine with different MR pulse sequences for better contrast. • MR safety, Image processing, Image transfer and software systems. Conferences & Courses • 13th International Cancer Congress. Pakistan, 2007 • Conference on Recent Advances in Mathematical Methods. Pakistan, 2007 • International Conference on Nuclearization of South Asia: Pakistan, 2007 Consequences, Challenges and peace Prospects. • 1st National Pharmacy Conference. Pakistan, 2007 • PIP International Conference. Pakistan, 2006 • 3rd International Oncology & Nuclear Medicine Conference Pakistan, 2005 and 1st International Conference on Pediatric Oncology. • IPEM Third Annual National Conference UK, 1997 • IPEM 2nd Annual National Conference UK, 1996 • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Quality Assessment Course UK, 1996 • PIP National Conference Pakistan, 1995
  6. 6. • 26th National Science Conference Pakistan, 1992 • Intensive course in English for Academic Purposes from USAID • Academy for Educational Development Pakistan, 1991 • Workshop in Communication Skills. UK, 1996 General: Dr. Afzal has the ability to research, evaluate and communicate information. He has strong decision-making, teamwork and data handling skills with the ability to work methodically and accurately. Languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi and presently learning Arabic. Computer Experience & Skills Environments: I used following computing environments and their attendant commands and accessories: MS-DOS 5 & 6; MS Windows 98 & 2000; MS Windows NT 4.0; Sun Solaris Applications - I have used the following applications • PC station -NMRWIN, Mathcad, Visio6, Photovis, TableCurve 2D, Terminal, Powerpoint, Excel, Freelance, Photoshop, Access, Endnote2 (plus standard MS office applications) • SUN platforms -PV~Wave (Scientific Visualisation and analysis),Visilog (Image Processing) Mavis (MR QA), Optitool (Image transfer), Wabi (PC UNIX station) Netscape Navigator 3 & 4, plus standard UNIX tools References: • Dr. R. A. Lerski, Director Medical Physics, University of DUNDEE, DD1 9SY, Dundee, UK. E-mail: • Prof. Dr. Fazal-e-Aleem, Centre for High Energy Physics, Punjab University, New Campus, Lahore, Pakistan. E-mail: • Prof. Dr. Kh. Haris Rasheed, Director Centre for High Energy Physics, Punjab University, New Campus, Lahore, Pakistan. E-mail: Personal Details Date of Birth : 12th April, 1958 Nationality : Pakistani NIC No. : 31103-2894654-7 Sex : Male
  7. 7. Status : Married Permanent Addres : C/O Rao Ghulam Farid Khan House No. 106 B, Rao Irshad Street, Fortabbas, District Bahawalnagar, Pakistan Phone: (+92) (62-9255562)