Dr. Mohammad Ali Mohammad has been working at the Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA) since May 2021. He serves in the capacity of Director Research and Market Intelligence where he is responsible for technology research and publications, market intelligence, technology upskilling, and assisting in the relevant policy domains. He also has an additional charge of Director Chairman Secretariat and therefore heads the Office of the Chairman STZA. Prior to this role, he worked at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) from 2016-2021 in the capacities of Assistant Professor, School of Chemical and Materials Engineering, and later on as Director Research, NUST. He is still affiliated with NUST in the capacity of an Adjunct Faculty for academic research and supervision purposes. Dr. Mohammad worked as a Postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Microelectronics in Tsinghua University, China, from 2013-2016 and did his BSc (2008) and PhD (2013) both from the University of Alberta, Canada, in Electrical and Computer Engineering. His specialization and research interests revolve around micro- and nanofabrication technologies, micro- and nano-devices development, flexible electronics, and molecular dynamics simulations. He has won several national and international research grants valued in tens of millions of PKR, granted a design patent from Pakistan patent office, as well as authored 50 research publications and a similar number of visiting & invited international conference presentations. He has also contributed significantly to the drafting of Pakistan’s Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) Policy 2022 – an effort led by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST).