Dr. Sharif completed his Ph.D. in the field of General Relativity and Cosmology. He has the diversity in his research work. He has published some work on symmetries, energy problem, gravitational collapse, black holes and some alternative theories of general relativity, In particular, he has published some recent work on accelerating universe through different models of dark energy in f(R), f(T) and BD theories of gravity in addition to general relativity. He has been associated, in particular, with M.Phil. and Ph.D. programs of the Department in addition to some other programs. He has published about 200 research papers in journals of International repute with total IF 256.000. His work has largely been cited and total citation is more than 1100.00. He has delivered more than 60 seminars in different workshops, seminars and conferences at local and International level. He has attended more than 60 workshops, conferences at local and International level.
He has successfully completed two postdoctoral Fellowships in S. Korea as well as UK and also completed two Research Projects. He has been awarded civil awards like Izaz-Fazeelat and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, He has been on top of Research Productivity Award by PCST since its inception. He has also been awarded Dr. Raziuddin Siddiqui Prize & Gold Medal for his good quality research. He has been awarded Best University Teacher Award by HEC during 2008 and Pakistan Academy of Sciences Gold Medal in 2009.
Recently, he has been conferred the title of HEC Distinguished National Professor by HEC and has also been elected Fellow, PAS. He has visited number of countries to deliver lectures and also as a Research Fellow as well as Associate Member of TWAS. He has been Editor of the proceedings and Journal. He has been member of different International societies and acting as a referee for a number of International journals.
He has been supervising M.Phil and Ph.D. students under the indigenous fellowship program of HEC and has produced 5 PhD and 39 M.Phil scholars. Some more MPhil/PhD research scholars are in progress. He has organized a number of successful National/International Symposium/Conferences/Seminars on Relativity at Punjab University.