By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
The newly elected President of the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA) Engr Muhammad Adil Usman has taken over as the Chancellor of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, on April 8.
Engr Adil Usman, having graduated from the Aligarh Muslim University in the discipline of electrical engineering in 1968, is the Chief Executive of the Associated Technical Consultants, a renowned engineering consulting firm.
He has been taking active interest in the promotion of technical education in Pakistan besides his other social sector engagements. He is the founder member of the SSUET having been a member of the Board of Governors for the last many years.
He is also Convener and Member Governing Body of the Aligarh Institute of Technology. He has now been elected as the President of the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA), having been elected its Senior Vice President earlier.
He has actively contributed in social and professional bodies. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) for two consecutive terms, 1991-93 and 1994-96. He was the Convener of the PEC Consulting Engineers Regulation Committee in 1996.
He was elected as the Honorary Secretary of the Association of Consulting Engineers, Pakistan for the term of 1999-2001 and worked on National and International level for furtherance the cause of the engineering community in Pakistan.
Engr Adil Usman has attended numerous technical seminars held in Pakistan and abroad having presented a large number of technical papers many of whom have also been published in the reputed international journals.
He has been involved in research projects related to introducing viable sources of renewable energy in the Pakistani market, one of which was the local design and fabrication of a bio-diesel production plant.
He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers and Vice-President (Electrical) of Institution of Engineers Pakistan (IEP). He is also a member of various prestigious institutions, actively working for promoting cause of the engineers at all forums.