Dr. Muhammad Sohail Zafar

Associate professor of dental biomaterials at College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia and visiting Professor, RIPHAH International University, Islamabad. Previously, Dr. Zafar worked as an associate researcher at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He holds fellowship of International College of Dentists, USA (FICD) and Academy of Dentistry international, USA (FADI). Muhammad completed his Ph.D at Nottingham Trent University (2011) after obtaining master’s degree in Dental Materials from Queen Mary University of London, UK (2007). During PhD, he has completed a NIH funded research project on natural silk for biomedical applications. Currently, Muhammad’s research interests include dental materials, natural polymers for biomedical application, electrospinning and nanomaterials. He has actively collaborated and established global networking to contribute a number of multidisciplinary research projects. He
has more than 100 peer reviewed publications including book chapters and indexed journal articles (google scholar h-index of 15; I 10
index of 22; Scopus h-index of 11). Since 2013, Muhammad has been actively involved in editorial activities, and
working as editorial board member for a number of journals including “Fluoride” (Official publication of fluoride (International Society for Fluoride Research, New Zealand) and European Dental Journal. He is a registered and active peer reviewer at publons and has reviewed more than 83 papers for more than 42 peer reviewed journals. (More details can be provided on request).

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E-mails: drsohail_78@hotmail.com; MZAFAR@taibahu.edu.sa; sohail.zafar@riphah.edu.pk
Muhammad Sohail Zafar

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PhD in Dental Biomaterials (2007- 2011)

Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham UK

M.Sc. Dental Materials (2006 – 2007)

Queen Mary, University of London, UK

B.D.S (1996 – 2000)

De’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan

BSc (1999)

University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan

Fellowship and Awards

  • “FELLOW International College of Dentists, USA” [F.I.D]

In recognition of worthy contributions to the advancement of dentistry worldwide (2014)

  • “Fellowship Academy of Dentistry International, USA” [F.A.D.I]

  In recognition of worthy contributions to the advancement of dentistry worldwide (2013)

  • “Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) Scholar”Under Program Partial Support for PhD Studies Abroad; US $ 10,000 awarded (2010).
  • “Doctoral grant from National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA;”bursary (£13 K/annum) for three years (2007-2010) 
  • “Second Best Poster Presentation Award” at annual science and technology conference at Nottingham Trent University, UK. (2008)
  • “Distinction in Masters research project”awarded by Queen Mary University of London (2007)


  • Member of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, Pakistan 2001- 2020
  • Member of American Dental Association, USA. 2011-2015
  • Member of UK Biomaterials Society (UKBS), UK 2009-2011
  • Member of Association of Basic Science Teachers in Dentistry, UK 2009-2013
  • Member of Institute of Advanced Dental Sciences and Research (2013).


Assistant Professor (Dental Biomaterials)                                     September 2012 – Present

College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Al Madinah Al Munawara, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Research Associate                                                                  September 2011 – August 2012

Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

Demonstrator in Biomedical Sciences                                   October 2010 – September 2011 Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK       

Postgraduate Researcher                       October 2007 – September 2011

Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

Examination Assistant          April 2007 – September 2007       

Queen Mary University of London, UK

FCPS Trainee (Operative Dentistry)          January 2003 – December 2006       

de’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan

Dental Surgeon          May 2002 – November 2002       

Data Darbar Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan

House Job          January 2001 – January 2002       

de’Montmorency College of Dentistry/Punjab Dental Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan