I grew up in Pakistan, obtained primary and secondary education in a town named Tando Adam in the southern part of Pakistan
(Sind Province). I finished my higher secondary school from Government College, Lahore (presently Government College
University) in 1981 and entered University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore for Civil Engineering education.
I graduated in January 1988 and soon after that joined UET as Lecturer. In January 1991 I got a scholarship
by the Government of Denmark to study for Master degree at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. I completed
my masters in Hydraulic and Coastal Engineering in August 1992 and returned back to Pakistan to serve at UET
Lahore. I left UET in March 1993 to join AIT as a Research Associate with my master thesis advisor Prof. Hitoshi Tanaka
from Tohoku university, Japan, who was a visiting faculty at AIT during that period.
I went to Tohoku University, Japan for my Ph.D. under Prof. Tanaka's supervision in April 1994, graduated in February
1997 and went to Canada. I went back to Japan as Research Associate of Prof. Tanaka in October 1998 and then to Canada
again in October 1999. I worked at University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George for approximately six months as
a Postdoc and Part-time Instructor.
In Year 2000 I joined Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as Research Fellow. From there I came to Oman as a
Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering (presently Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering) in January 2001.
I am working here since then.