Prof. Riazuddin was awarded his BSc in Mathematics from Punjab University, Lahore, 1951; and his MA from the same university in 1953. In 1959 he was a awarded a PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics from Cambridge University, UK. Since 1999, he has been Director, National Center for Physics ,Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad. Prior to that he was sueccessively Professor, King Fahd Universityof Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran Sudia Arabia, 1982-1998; Visiting Professor, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1982-1981; Visiting Professor, VPI and State University Blacksburg, VA, USA, 1981-1980; Visiting Scientist, International Center for Theroetical Physics (Triest,Italy), 1979-1980; Member (Technical), Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, 1973-1976; and Principal Research Associate, Daresbury Nuclear Physics Laboratory, UK, 1972.
During 1970-1972, Dr Riazuddin was a Visiting Professor, University of Maryland, College Park,Maryland, USA. He was Professor, University of Islamabad (Now called Quaid – i – Azam University) 1966-1981. He was a Research Associate, University of Pennsylvania, Philadephia, 1965-1966; Visiting Senior Research Assciate, Univercity of Rochester, Rochester, New York, 1963-1965; and reader in Physics Punjab University, Lahore, 1959-1963. In 1968, dr Riazuddin was awarded the Gold Medal in Physical Sciences for Scientist of less than 40 years of age by the Pakistan academy of Sciences. That same academy elected him a Fellow in 1976. He was awarded Gold Medal jointly with Fayyazuddin of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences for outstanding research work in Physical Sciences, 1979.
He was awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz and the Hilal-i-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan in 1980, 1990 and 1999, respectively. Prof. Riazuddin was elected a Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences (2000), and won the 13 Khawarizmi International award (First Prize) in 2000. In the same year he won the UNESCO Albort Einstein Gold Medal for Fundamental Science, and was elected in November 2000 a Fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences. The current research interest of Professor Riazuddin is Gauge Theiries and Phenomenonlogy of Partical Interactions. He has around 200 publications to his credit including the joint authorship of three books, one of which was on Weak Interactions, published by John Wiley in 1996, and was regarded as a classic on the subject receiving over 582 citation until 1996. Prof. Riazuddin National Center for Physics, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad-Pakistan.