Dr. Abdul Hameed Nayyar is a physicist who retired from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad after serving it for over 30 years. He has a PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics from Imperial College London. Since retirement, he has pursued policy research on issues regarding education, energy, and nuclear disarmament. Since 1998, He has been a summer visitor at Princeton University, 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. From 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 also 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.