About Me

MeHi! I’m Ekbal, a research scientist at the University of Leeds, UK.

My work involves trying to understand how we can make large cities in the developing world safer when it comes to eathquakes. In the long-term we hope this will result in fewer casualties in a disaster.

Science communication is very important to me. As scientists, we have an obligation to share the joys and wonders of our art with the rest of the world.

I believe that, through concerted effort, we can make the world a better place for the millions of people living in poverty, exposed to natural hazards and paying the price for climate change. It is our responsibility to help others in need.

Badminton and taekwondo are my passions. They help keep me fit and active. Physical fitness is just as important as mental fitness.

I am an eternal optimist. You can follow me on Twitter and Facebook (links on the right).

Smile, it’s good for you 🙂


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