Shakeel Ahmed

Shakeel Ahmed

Place of Birth : India
Position : Professor at School of Sciences, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, India, Fellow of TWAS
Field of study : Water Resources, Groundwater, Geophysics, Geostatistics, Climate Change Studies, and Geo-Environment



Prof. Shakeel Ahmed (M.Sc.Tech. 1980 from BHU, India & PhD, 1987 from Mines ParisTech, France) is presently a Professor at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad. As an Earth Scientist, he worked extensively for groundwater hydrology in his 37-year career at the CSIR’s National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad. Later, he served as MK Gandhi Chair Professor in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He led a large number of national and international projects on Earth Science including a mega program of National Aquifer Mapping in India. With almost 200 SCI publications and 3 books, he supervised 41 doctoral theses. He is presently managing the Secretariat of the Asian GWADI, a UNESCO flagship program. His awards include International Prize for Water Science, National Geoscience Award, National Mineral Award, INC-IAH Excellence Award, NGRI-AHI National Lecture Award, IGU-Annie Talwani Memorial Prize, Young Scientist Award, etc. He is an Elected Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), the National Academy of Sciences of India (NASI), National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), Indian Social Science Academy (ISSA), Geological Society of India (GSI), Telangana Academy of Sciences (TAS). Prof. Ahmed has directed an Indo-French Centre for Groundwater Research in Hyderabad for 2 decades as its founder head. He has been a visiting Fellow at the Aligarh Muslim University and a visiting professor at Kashmir University. Prof. Ahmed has been the top publisher in the field of Groundwater Hydrology during the last 3 decades in Indian sub-continents as well as stands 25th in National Ranking and 4673rd in World Ranking in the World Best Earth Scientists by Research.com.

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