Imran SHAHID is currently working as Research Associate Professor at Environmental Science centre, Qatar University, Qatar. Studying atmospheric aerosols chemical and optical properties / urban air quality and dust storms. Before joining Qatar University, Dr. Shahid worked as Assistant Professor at Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad Pakistan. He received his Ph. D in Atmospheric Environment from Vienna University of Technology (TUWIEN), Vienna Austria with focus on "carbonaceous species in atmospheric aerosols and wood smoke particles". He was Young Scientist Summer Fellow at International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), Vienna Austria.
At Qatar University he is leading air quality research group and has excellent facilities e.g aerosol LIDAR, Sun-photometer, gaseous analyzers, aethalometers and particles analyzers to study atmospheric aerosol optical / chemical properties / air quality and climate change interaction, Dust storms in Middle East and its impact on urban air quality.