Dr Ahmad Jan Durrani is the Vice Chancellor and Professor of Engineering at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) since July 2008 with a 25-year long teaching and academic management career. He has served the Civil Engineering Department at Rice University, Houston, Texas as Chair of for six years and as an Associate Dean of Engineering for three years. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Founding Director of the Rice Global Forum on engineering and construction. He is a distinctive researcher and has published reviews/conducted surveys focusing earthquake resistant designs of built infrastructure and seismic hazard mitigation.
Dr Durrani received his BS in Civil Engineering with gold medal from the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore; MS in Structural Engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok; PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Michigan, and MBA from the University of Houston. He is a former Chair of the Mayor of Houston’s Advisory Council on South Asia and has served for several countrywide professional committees and panels on engineering research and higher education.
LUMS VC is an ex-officio member of LEAD Pakistan’s Board since its inception and as such, Dr Durrani guides the organization on a range of issues related to programs, finance, audit, etc.