Tariq is a member of the Management Board of the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Timing; the Supervisory Board of the Midlands Manufacturing Resilience Commission; The Board of the Industrial Policy Research Centre- a joint venture by Loughborough University and the Manufacturing Technology Centre MTC.
Tariq arrived from working in Singapore where he was the Executive Director of an international company with activities in science & technology development (health systems, advanced materials & nanotechnology, and industrial biotechnology - with applications in energy, sustainable resource use, water, health). Before Singapore, Tariq was Vice-President for Research & Industry Relations at the Masdar Institute of Science & Technology, a research-led postgraduate university in Abu Dhabi, UAE, established in collaboration with MIT.
Tariq received his PhD in Astrophysics from Imperial College London and subsequently was a member of staff working in Quantum Well Solar Cells and then in the UK Dark Matter Search. In 1998, he was appointed as the first Director of the Energy and Environment Office with a remit to initiate, establish and grow interdisciplinary research across the college. During this time, he also acted as an advisor to various government ministers and committees (eg member Renewables Advisory Board) and international entities (member Singapore-British Business Council); led on corporate strategic partnerships and worked with the senior management of Imperial’s consultancy and technology commercialisation companies.
He is an elected Fellow, Trustee and member of the Council of the Institute of Physics. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and, since 2009, a Senior Visiting Fellow at Imperial College London. He is a member of the Advisory Board of 360ip Ltd.