Professor Dr. Haroon Ahmed was a Fellow of the college for 33 years and he has been Master of the College since August 2000. He is Professor of Micro-electronics and the Head of the Micro-electronics Research Centre, which is based in the Cavendish Laboratory of the University.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and holds the degree of Doctor of Science from Cambridge University. He graduated in Engineering from Imperial College and has worked in the Engineering Department as well as the Physics Department of Cambridge University.
His research interests are in the physics and technology of nanoscale electronic devices, nanotechnology and electron beam lithography. He has published several hundred scientific papers including several papers on single electron devices and their application in future generations of semiconductor chips.
In March 2006, the President of Pakistan rewarded him the “Hilal-i-Imtiaz”. In his capacity as Master of the College he is responsible for the well being of the College as a whole and he lives in the Master’s Lodge within the College with his family. He is a keen golfer and was President of the Cambridge University Golf club until recently.