Dr Muhammad Sabieh Anwar

Islamabad, Pakistan

Dr Muhammad Sabieh Anwar is an Associate Professor of physics and Dean at Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) at LUMS. Sabieh’s research interests encompass spintronics, magnetism and optics. He helped establish the physics department at LUMS and was among the principal founders of the School’s experimental facilities and curriculum.

He remained Chair of the Physics Department for a period of four years. Ideas from his physics instructional laboratories have been replicated in ten Pakistani universities. He has played an important role in introducing innovative learning tools, mostly revolving around insightful homegrown physics experiments, in Pakistan’s universities. His lectures are interspersed with in-class live demonstrations and are widely viewed over the internet.

Sabieh is the General Secretary of the Khwarizmi Science Society which is focused on the popularization of science at the grassroots levels. The Lahore Science Mela curated by Sabieh has attracted more than fifty thousand visitors over a span of six days in three years.

Prior to joining LUMS SSE in 2007, Sabieh was a post-doc in chemistry and materials science at University of California, Berkeley and a PhD student, as Rhodes Scholar, at the Oxford University.

He is the recipient of the TWAS medal in physics for Pakistan in 2008 and the National Innovation Prize in 2015. He is member of the task force on the Culture of Science in the Muslim World, and the National Committee on R&D constituted by the Higher Education Commission.