Dr. Nayyar is a physicist, educated in Karachi, Islamabad and London with extensive experience in the areas of science education as well as education management and policy. He retired from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad after 30 years of teaching. Since retirement, he has been engaged in policy research in the areas of education, energy and nuclear disarmament studies. He has served as the Executive Director of Developments in Literacy [DIL], 2006-2007, and headed the Ali Institute of Education, Lahore, 2009-2010. He is a visiting professor of Physics at the Lahore University of Management and Sciences. He also holds a visiting appointment at Princeton University, USA, and returns yearly to work on issues in nuclear disarmament. He is a member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials.