Dr. Abdul Hameed Nayyar is a physicist who retired from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad after serving it for over 30 years. He has a PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics from Imperil College London. Since retirement he has pursued policy research on issues in education, energy and nuclear disarmament. Since 1998, He has been a summer visitor at Princeton University, USA, where his work has been on technical analysis of nuclear disarmament issues. He was a Senior Research Fellow at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad for a few years, and headed its policy research units on education and energy. During 2011-13, he was a Visiting Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. He has also been associated with programs that provide education to children of disadvantaged sections of the society.
Dr. Nayyar is a founding member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials.
He has participated in national, regional and international anti-nuclear peace movements. He was President of the Pakistan Peace Coalition, and a founding member of the Asian Peace Alliance.
He received the 2010 Joseph A. Burton Award from the American Physical Society.