Aligarh: Dr Syed Irfan Ahmed, retired faculty member of Forest Entomology Laboratory at the Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) who had worked with the Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur and Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education passed away after a brief illness.
“Dr Irfan Ahmed was one of the finest teachers. Brilliant in his lectures; he was a standout figure” said AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor.
He added that Dr Irfan Ahmed touched the lives of a generation of his students by making them walk the right path of wisdom.
He taught the undergraduate, postgraduate and research students at AMU and was the Principal Investigator in many Government funded research projects. He contributed majorly in the field of Forest Entomology with particular reference to biological control of insect pests.
Dr Irfan Ahmed published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals, authored academic books and wrote chapters for various important books.
Besides AMU and Arid Forest Research Institute, Dr Irfan Ahmed had also worked with the Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore and State Forest Service College and Research Centre, Burnihat.
He did his Ph.D, M.Phil, graduation and post-graduation from AMU.