Dr. Muhammad Safwan Akram is working at School of Science & Engineering as Director (Enterprise and External Engagement for National Horizon Centre) . He has previously worked as an Assistant Professor at University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
Safwan obtained his PhD in Analytical Biotechnology from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge where he also did his post-doc developing low cost diagnostics. Prior to that he completed his M.Phil in Bioscience Enterprise under the auspices of Cambridge/MIT Partnership. His work has been published in reputed journals like Nature Biotechnology, Lab on a Chip & Annual Reviews of Analytical Chemistry and has been cited over 1000 times.
Part of his research work was covered in the flagship programme of Channel 4 (aired in June 2018). He has been awarded Medimmune Award (2014) and CambridgeSens Innovative Idea award (2009) for research excellence. He has also recently won ‘Star Award for Outstanding Teaching’ (2018) voted by the students.