Pakistani physicist, Dr Abdul Hameed Nayyar, taught at Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad for 32 years. Since retirement, he has pursued research on issues in education, energy, and nuclear disarmament. He has also been associated with Princeton University, USA, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad in various capacities. He is a member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials. He received the 2010 Joseph A. Burton Award from the American Physical Society. Dr Nayyar also participates in national, regional, and international peace movements.