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College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering  (CEME)
Dr Safia Taj
Assistant Professor
Department of Basic Sciences & Humanities

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Peshawar Road Rawalpindi
Tel : +92-51-9247550-4516

Relativistic Astrophysics (Black Holes Thermodynamics)

PhD (Maths), Pakistan


1.    B.Sc. Punjab University 2002 (Math-A, Math-B, Physics)

2.    M.Sc  Punjab University 2004 (Mathematics)

3.    Ph.D.  NUST, Nov. 2011 (Mathematics)


1.    Visiting Researcher at International Centre for Relativistic Astrophysics, The University of Rome, Italy, (Jun-Nov, 2009).

2.    Research Associate, NUST, Jan 2010- June 2011.

3.    R&D Coordinator, Dept of Basic Sciences and Humanities, NUST-CEME, Feb 2012-Sep2016.

Awards & Honours:

1.    Mega S & T Scholarship, 2005-2009

2.    Governor’s Merit Scholarship, 2002-2004

Relativistic Astrophysics, Cosmology, Symmetry Methods for Differential Equations


1.  H. Quevedo, A. S´anchez, S. Taj and A. V´azquez, “Phase transitions in Geometrothermodynamics”, Gen. Rel. Grav. 43 (2011) 1153.

2.  H. Quevedo, A. S´anchez, S. Taj and A. V´azquez, “Curvature as a Measure of Thermodynamic Interaction”, J. Korean Phys. Soc. 57 (2010) 646.

3.  M. Akbar, H. Quevedo, K. Saifullah, A. S´anchez and S. Taj, “Thermodynamic Geometry of Charged Rotating BTZ Black Holes”, Phys. Rev. D 83 (2011) 084031.

4.  S. Taj and H. Quevedo, “Geometrothermodynamics of higher dimensional black holes in Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet theory”, Gen. Rel. Grav. 44 (2012) 1489.

5.  H. Quevedo, A. S´anchez, S. Taj and A. V´azquez, “Geometrothermodynamics in Horava Lifshitz Gravity”, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 45 (2012) 0552-0.

6.  H. Quevedo, A. S´anchez, S. Taj and A. V´azquez, “Thermodynamics of  Topological Black Holes in Horava-Lifshitz gravity”, Journal of Physics: Conference series (JPCS)  354 (2012) 012015-1.

7. Hernando Quevedo, Mar´ıa N. Quevedo, Alberto S´anchez and S Taj, “On the ensemble dependence in black hole geometrothermodynamics”, Phys. Scr.89, Issue number 8, 084007 (7pp).  

Conference Papers

1) M. Safdar, Riaz A. Khan, and Safia Taj, On differential invariants of a class of generalized diffusion equations, AIP Conference Proceedings 2116, 190010 (2019).

2)Safia Taj, M. Safdar, and Riaz A. Khan, Semi invariants for linear third order evolution equations,  AIP Conference Proceedings 2116, 190011 (2019).



DESIGNATION​ ​FROM​ TO​​ University / Institute​​
​Assistant Professor Feb 2012 Date Deptt of Basic Sciences and Humanities, NUST College of EME
 Lecturer Sep2011 Jan 2012 ​​​SMME-NUST




MTH-812 Applied Engineering Mathematics
MTH-813 Advanced Engineering Mathematics
MATH-105 Vector Algebra & Calculus
MATH-121 ODEs & Linear Algebra
BS-243 Complex, Fourier Analysis & PDEs
​MATH-351 ​Numerical Methods
​MATH-232 ​Complex Variables and Transform
​MATH-243 ​Vector Calculus
​MATH-233 ​Fourier, Complex Analysis and PDEs