Air Vice Marshal Asif Maqsood graduated from PAF College of Aeronautical Engineering in December, 1990.  In his professional career, he has held various Command and Staff appointments at Air Headquarters, PAF’s Operational Units, an Engineering Wing, and PAC Factories. During his service, he has attended a number of professional courses and also participated in the development of JF‑17 aircraft at China and subsequently contributed in the establishment of JF‑17 Airframe production capability at PAC. Since June 2021, he is serving as Director General NORIIC, where he is working to strengthen Academia-Industry linkages, Industrial Research and reinforce Technological Innovation. Currently DG NORIIC office is overseeing two offices:


DG Message

Research and innovation are the crucial precursors of country’s development as they define its pace in pursuit of technological growth. Keeping this overarching thought at its backdrop, NUTECH has remained resilient in playing its fundamental role in improving technological sphere of Pakistan through its research activities and innovative approach. It acquaints researchers with their relevant departments, areas of research and most importantly the industry. (NORIIC) was established at NUTECH in 2019 with role to uplift academicians and students, facilitator to define strategy and processes with the collaboration of all stake holders. NORIICs mission is to ensure quality research in academia and bring these efforts into commercial market in a tangible and meaningful output. It bridges the academia with industry, government and multinational agencies. During this short span of time, NORIIC has worked on facilitating its faculty and students in doing high impact factor quality research while protecting their intellectual property rights. NORIIC views “Student Startups” as key contributors to global economic and social development of a country; for which Student Startup Business Centre will be started soon. These centers will inculcate the culture of innovation, research and commercialization through entrepreneurship amongst youth and nourishing them to be a productive entity. NORIIC provides an aid in uplifting the standards of education and research at NUTECH, and establishing linkages with industries for possibly converting research projects into products that could lead to its commercialization. I believe our envisaged roadmap, once materialized over the coming years, would contribute positively towards growth of local industry and national economy.