Pakistanis who excelled in their professions are making it very difficult for me to pick and choose a few out of them but I really wish to show off how talented my countrymen are. I am writing about three of these successful engineers. If you know of someone who has done something outstanding and is a pakistani please inform me. I would love to write about him/her.
Tahir Ghani – Senior Principal Engineer in Intel
Tahir Ghani is currently Senior Principal Engineer in Logic Technology Development Group at Intel Corporation where he leads process integration team responsible for developing Intel’s next generation 90nm logic process technology. Since joining Intel in 1994 he has worked on transistor design and front end process integration on Intel’s 250, 180 and 90nm process technology nodes. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1994 from Stanford University under Prof. James. F. Gibbons, conducting research in the area of SiGe HBT Device Physics & Technology. Tahir has received two Intel Achievement awards for his work on transistor design.
Pakistani engineer gets award in USA
The St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers has given the “2004 Outstanding Engineer in Private Practice” to a Pakistani. He is Mir Hadi Ali, a graduate of NED Engineering University, Karachi, who is serving as a Structural Engineer for a national company in St. Louis. The award was given to Mr Ali on February 27, 2004, at the Sheraton Westport Chalet Matterhorn Ballroom. The awards ceremony is part of the annual engineers’ week celebrations.
The award citation says: Mir has more than 25 years experience in the consulting engineering industry. He received his Bachelor of Engineering in civil engineering from Karachi University, Pakistan, Master of Science in concrete structures from London University, UK and Post Graduate Diploma of Imperial College (DIC) in concrete materials and structures from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK.
Mir holds the professional engineering licenses in 12 states including Missouri. Mir moved to Saint Louis in 2000 from Boston where he was responsible for managing the design of various parts of the Central Artery and Tunnel project.
Presently, Mir is a Senior Principal Engineer with MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc. and manages the company wide bridge design groups. Mir is also responsible to arrange the PE refresher Courses for the St. Louis Chapter of MSPE.
Pervaiz Lodhie (Founder of LEDtronics)
LEDtronics has grown from a two-person operation in 1983 to more than 140 employees at its Torrance headquarters. Projects range from lighting on local bridges to walkway illumination on the next-generation space station. “The variety of markets for which we design is mind-boggling,” Lodhie says.Considered a global pioneer of the LED light bulb, Lodhie has also put this innovative technology to great use in Pakistan.
Mr. Lodhie was past Chairman and now serves on the Industry Advisory Board for the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology at California State University, Los Angeles. He was also a recipient of the United States Small Business Administration’s Award for Excellence. Mr. Lodhie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University.
Established in Torrance, California in 1983, LEDtronics is one of the world’s leaders in designing, manufacturing and packaging of energy efficient environmentally friendly Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps to some of the world’s larges Fortune 500 companies.
LEDtronics helped establish a very successful labor-intensive assembly ISO9000-2000 facility in KEPZ, Karachi Pakistan since 1998. This facility does parallel manufacturing and supports in 70-80% of LEDtronics, USA requirements. LEDtronics also has successfully set up a Back-Office & Call Center, NBA Computers Karachi that now supports LEDtronics USA Sales & Marketing front office efforts by doing real time daily data entry and sales follow-up calls.
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