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Dr. Muhammad Nawaz, Digital Forensics, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dr. Muhammad Nawaz is an environmental scientist with a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia. He also holds degrees in Geoinformatics, Geography, and Education from various institutions. Dr. Nawaz has expertise in GIS, Earth Science, and Environmental Studies, along with experience in teaching, research, and leadership roles in academia.


  • Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia, awarded in 2010.
  • M.Sc. in Geoinformatics from the University of Twente – ITC, Netherlands, completed in 1998.
  • M.Sc. in Geography from Punjab University (PU), Pakistan, completed in 1990.
  • B.Sc. in Geography with majors in Geology & Chemistry from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan, completed in 1986.
  • B.Ed. in Science from Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan, completed in 1994.
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from CDU, Australia, obtained in 2012.

Professional Experience:

Dr. Muhammad Nawaz has a wealth of experience in academia and research, including positions such as Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore since 2015, where he teaches a range of courses including Spatial Data Handling, GIS Applications, and Environment Modeling. Prior to this role, he served as a Lecturer and Coordinator of the Tertiary Enabling Program in Environment & Geoscience at Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia from 2012 to 2015. He also held the position of Lecturer in Environment Science eLearning at CDU from 2007 to 2012. Before his tenure at CDU, Dr. Nawaz worked as an Associate Professor in GIS and Associate Head at the GIS Centre, Punjab University, Pakistan, from 2004 to 2006. His academic journey includes roles such as Assistant Professor of Geography, Associate Head, and Coordinator of the M.Sc. GIS Program at Punjab University, Pakistan, from 1999 to 2004, and Lecturer of Geography at the same institution from 1993 to 1999. Prior to his academic career, he served as a Subject Specialist in Geography at the Ministry of Education, Government of Punjab, Pakistan, and as a Secondary Science Teacher at the Institute of Academic Service, Lahore, Pakistan. Dr. Nawaz’s areas of expertise encompass physical geography, GIS, Earth, and environmental sciences, with a focus on data science, IT, and spatial data analytics.

Research Interest:

Spatial Data Analytics: Utilizing advanced spatial data mining, big data analytics, geostatistical analysis, and spatial simulations to extract meaningful insights from geographic data.

Environmental Modeling: Investigating modeling processes in environmental systems, including ecological models, epidemic dynamics, and system dynamics, while addressing uncertainties inherent in environmental modeling.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS): Applying GIS techniques in various domains such as network analysis, public health, urban heat island studies, and remote sensing applications for modern municipal management.

Energy and Sustainability: Researching global energy resources, sustainable energy challenges, renewable energy integration, and designing future energy systems with a focus on sustainability.

Earth Surface Processes: Studying landform evolution, geomorphological processes, climate change impacts on landforms, and geological phenomena related to tectonics, volcanism, and mountain formation.

Water Resources Management: Investigating hydrological processes, catchment hydrology, groundwater studies, and assessing hydrometeorological hazards for effective water resource management.

Climate Change Impacts: Assessing climate change impacts, sea-level rise, coastal processes, climate variability, and their implications for environmental management and adaptation strategies.

Geological Studies: Exploring geological evolution, mineralogy, sedimentary environments, and geological history to understand Earth’s past and its implications for the present and future.

Geographical Education: Contributing to educational research in geography and GIS education, developing innovative teaching resources, and enhancing spatial data handling methodologies for effective geographical studies.

Publication Top Noted:

The socio-economic determinants of crime in Pakistan: New evidence on an old debate

  • Journal: Arab Economic and Business Journal
  • Volume: 10
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: 73-81
  • Year: 2015
  • Cited By: 116
  • Authors: N Khan, J Ahmed, M Nawaz, K Zaman

Droning the pedagogy: Future prospect of teaching and learning

  • Journal: International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences
  • Volume: 11
  • Issue: 6
  • Pages: 1650-1655
  • Year: 2017
  • Cited By: 48
  • Authors: F Sattar, L Tamatea, M Nawaz

The impact of population on environmental degradation in South Asia: application of seemingly unrelated regression equation model

  • Journal: Environmental economics
  • Pages: 80-88
  • Year: 2011
  • Cited By: 31
  • Authors: K Zaman, H Khan, MM Khan, Z Saleem, M Nawaz

Planning a Least Cost Gas Pipeline Route A GIS & SDSS Integration Approach

  • Conference: Advances in Space Technologies, 2006 International Conference
  • Pages: 126-130
  • Year: 2006
  • Cited By: 28
  • Authors: M Iqbal, F Sattar, M Nawaz

Socio-political impacts of meteorological droughts and their spatial patterns in Pakistan

  • Journal: South Asian Studies
  • Volume: 30
  • Issue: 1
  • Year: Not specified
  • Cited By: 25
  • Authors: N Mazhar, M Nawaz, AI Mirza, K Khan
Muhammad Nawaz | Digital Forensics | Best Researcher Award

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