Khalique Ahmed

B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor, Chemistry and Physics
Chair, Division of Natural and Applied Sciences
Khalique Ahmed


Phone: 561-237-7024
Fax: 561-237-7216

Office Location

Assaf Academic Center
Room 110

Professional Profile

Khalique Ahmed teaches chemistry and physics courses, and chairs the Division of Natural and Applied Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. Ahmed has worked at the Lynn University since 2000. Some other institutions at which he has served in the past include Harvard University, University of Manitoba, University of Alberta and National Research Council of Canada. Ahmed is a multidisciplinary scientist with research interests in the broad areas of light-matter interactions (spectroscopy), biomedical, forensic and environmental analysis, physiochemical properties of blended fuels, science based smart diplomacy and the underlying neuroscientific principles of the alleviation of math & science learning stress. Ahmed is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Spectroscopy and serves as a regular referee for Spectroscopy Letters. Ahmed’s commentaries on the scientific issues of the public interest often appear in the electronic and print media. Most recently his Op-Ed articles have been published by the Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post and Sun Sentinel.


  • B.S., University of the Punjab
  • M.S., Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University
  • M.S., Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Manitoba

Teaching Philosophy

The main principles of my teaching philosophy are belief in the intrinsic learning abilities of the students, service as a role model to the students, engagement of students in active learning, challenging students to optimize the learning process, keeping current in the areas of expertise, meaningful use of technology, willingness to modify the teaching style for improvement, practice of values of fairness and respect and willingness to go to an extra mile for the sake of students’ learning.

Teaching Specialties

  • Undergraduate level courses in all areas of chemistry & physics
  • Graduate level courses in the area of physical chemistry, nuclear physics, quantum mechanics, solid state physics, statistical mechanics and electronics.

Areas of Scholarship and Professional Practice

  • Spectroscopy theory and practice
  • Physiochemical properties of blended fuels
  • Science-based smart diplomacy
  • Compositional studies of biomedical, forensic and environmental samples
  • Neuroscientific basis of stress reduction techniques


  • Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, Lynn University, 2014
  • Harvard University Sabbatical Visiting Professor, Fall 2013
  • Brigham Women’s Hospital, Sabbatical Visiting Scientist, Fall 2013
  • Chief  Marshall, Lynn University Commencement, May 2013
  • Last Chance Speaker, Lynn University, February 2014
  • Member Scientific Advisory Board BIT’s 2nd Annual World Congress of Agriculture, China, 2012
  • Member Scientific Advisory Board BIT’s 3rd Annual World Congress of Agriculture, China, 2013
  • Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, Lynn University, 2009
  • American Chemical Society (South Florida), Best Research Poster Award, 2009
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Representative, Lynn University, 2007-Present.
  • Literati Club Award of Excellence 2000 for outstanding paper in the area of lung cancer
  • Award of excellence for teaching assistants, 1983, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Curriculum Vitae

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