Professor Anjam Khursheed previously headed the Engineering Science Programme, as Director, at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and is also a member of staff in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. His area of research lies in the subject of developing new kinds of focused electron/ion beam microscopes and electron/ion sources. At present, his group have a research grant to find new ways to micro-fabricate electron sources for parallel electron beam microscopy/lithography applications. He also carries out research in the subjects of computational electron optics and the design of electron spectrometers.
Anjam Khursheed obtained his B.Sc. in Electronics and Physics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1979, and went on to do a PhD there in the subject of Electron Energy Spectrometers for the Scanning Electron Microscope. Apart from being a Postdoctoral Fellow at Edinburgh University (1987-92), Anjam Khursheed has also worked as an applied physicist at the High Energy Particle Physics Accelerator organization of CERN in Geneva, Switzerland (1984-7), where he worked on the design of high frequency electromagnetic cavities. He also worked on the subject of atomic clocks at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy (1992-1994). In 1995, Anjam Khursheed joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the National University of Singapore, and became deputy director of the Engineering Science Programme since its inception in 2006.