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Dr. Muhammad Arshad

1) Project title:  "Soil–applied TiO2 nanoparticles affect the phytoavailability of phosphorus and yield of rice and wheat."
Funding Agency: Higher Education Commission
Approximate Amount: PKR 2.911 million
Role: Principal Investigator
 
2) Project title:  " Development of an integrated strategy for phytoremediation of lead contaminated soils"
Funding Agency: Jointly funded by Pak-France Governments
Approximate Amount: PKR 1.45 million
Role: Principal Investigator
 
3) Project title:  "Recovery of cellulose from cotton gin waste and conversion to Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) along with toxicity and economic analysis"
Funding Agency: Reso-Chem, Lahore, Pakistan
Approximate Amount: PKR 0.5 million
Role: Principal Investigator
 
4) Project title:  "Comet assay setup for environmental toxicity studies at IESE-SCEE-NUST Islamabad"
Funding Agency: Higher Education Commission
Approximate Amount: PKR 0.5 million
Role: Principal Investigator
 
Dr. SherJamal Khan
 
1) Project title:  “Clean Water from Scotland to Pakistan” 
Funding Agency: Scottish Government 
Approximate Amount: £30,000
Role: Principal Investigator 

2) Project title:  “Development and Capacity Building of Affordable and Sustainable Sanitation Solutions in Pakistan” 
Funding Agency: WaterAid, UK
Approximate Amount: Rs. 3.59 Million (2017-2018)
Role: Project Manager 

3) Project title:  “City Wide Approach for Improved WASH Services in Tehsil Jatoi” 
Funding Agency: WaterAid, UK
Approximate Amount: Rs. 2.1 Million (2017-2018)
Role: Project Manager 

4) Project title:  “Development of Biogas Production System from Waste Sludge” 
Funding Agency: Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan
Approximate Amount: Rs. 5.36 Million 
Role: Principal Investigator

5) Project title:  “WASH Based Research and Development in Academia” 
Funding Agency: WaterAid, UK
Approximate Amount: Rs. 10.87 Million
Role: Principal Investigator
 
6) Project title:  “Establishment of Pilot Scale Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) at NUST”
Funding Agency: NUST R&D Fund
Approximate Amount: Rs. 37 Million
Role: Principal Investigator
 
7) Project title:  “Voices of Community-Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector”
Funding Agency: Oxfam, GB
Approximate Amount: Rs. 1.8 Million
Role: Principal Investigator
 
8) Project title:  “WASH Action Research with Academia”
Funding Agency: WaterAid, UK
Approximate Amount: Rs. 1.85 Million
Role: Principal Investigator
 
9) Project title:  “Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse at Bench Scale Using Advanced Biological Treatment Technologies”
Funding Agency: British Council, UK and Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan
Approximate Amount: £56,800
Role: Team Leader
 
10) Project title:  “Action learning in environmental engineering to develop employability skills and experience-the use of UK employer sponsored virtual summer placement via Brunel University for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Pakistan”
Funding Agency: British Council
Approximate Amount: Rs. 2.1 Million
Role: Principal Investigator
 
11) Project title: “Nestle Wastewater Treatability Studies”
Funding Agency: 3W Group (Pakistan)
Approximate Amount: Rs. 0.7 Million
Role: Principal Investigator
 
12) Project title:  “Membrane bioreactor technology (MBR) for wastewater treatment and reuse”
Funding Agency: Higher Education Commission (HEC)
Approximate Amount: Rs. 4.0Million
Role: Principal Investigator
 
Dr. Faheem Khokhar
 
1) Project title: “persistent winter fog monitoring across the borders of South Asian countries”
Funding Agency: Int’l. Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) Nepal.
Approximate Amount: PK Rs. 1 million                          
Role: Principal Investigator
 
2) Project title: “Extensive use of CNG and its impacts on air quality and crops yield in Punjab”
Funding Agency: Natural Science Linkage Program (NSLP)  by PSF and US-AID
Approximate Amount: PK Rs. 8.0 million                     
Role: Principal Investigator
 
3) Project title: “Concept Proposal for REDD+ Initiatives in Pakistan 2014-15”
Funding Agency: Int’l. Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) Nepal
Approximate Amount: PK Rs. 10 million                      
Role: Principal Investigator
 
4) Project title: “ROGPA (Record Of GHGs over PAksitan during last decade)”
Funding Agency: Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Pakistan
Approximate Amount: PK Rs. 1.5 million                    
Role: Principal Investigator
 
5) Project title: “SUN-Net(SUpport for the future INCO-NET actions in South Asia) "
Funding Agency: European Commissions under FP7 program (FP7-INCO-2013-1, INCO-NET)
Approximate Amount: Euro 1.7 million                        
Role: co- Investigator
 
6) Project title: Project title: “How clean is air that We breathe in twin cities of Pakistan "
Funding Agency:  German Academic Exchange Council (DAAD), Germany
Approximate Amount: Euro 20,000                              
Role: Principal Investigator
 
Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmad Qazi
 
Project title: “Development of a Point-of-Use Arsenic Removal Two Stage Filter using Titanium Oxide Nanoparticles”
Funding Agency: Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Islamabad
Approximate Amount: 11.696 Million
Role: Principal Investigator
 
Dr. Imran Hashmi
  
1) Project Title: Evaluation of chemical induced toxicity and quorum quenching potential using fish as a model organism 
funded Agency: Higher Education Commission (HEC)
Amounting; Pak Rs. 4,671,171/-
Duration: 2017-2020 
Role: Principal Investigator

2) Project Title: Chlorine Decay Modeling in a Proto-type distribution Network
funded agency: PSF
Amounting: Pak Rs. 1,052,278/-
Duration: 2016-2017 
Role: Principal Investigator

3) Project Title: “Toxicity of Road Runoff Pollutants on Common Carp (Cyprinus Carpio)” 
Funding Agency: Higher Education Commission (HEC) Startup Research Grant Program
Amounting: Pak Rs. 4,60,500/-
Duration: 2016-2017
Role: Initially Co-Principal Investigator, later as PI (in progress)

4) Project Title: “Carbon Storage and Allocation Pattern in Plant Biomass under Drought Stress and Nitrogen Supply”
Funding Agency: Higher Education Commission (HEC) Startup Research Grant Program
Amounting: Pak Rs. 422,700/-
Duration: 2016-2017 
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

5) Project Title: Chlorine Decay Modeling in a Proto-type distribution Network' funded by PSF (In progress)
Amounting: Pak Rs. 1,052,278/-
Duration: 2016-2017
 Role: Principal Investigator
 
6) Project Title: Diurnal variation of Rawal Lake microbial flora and toxicity potential of environmental contaminants in aquatic life  NUST
Amounting: Pak Rs. 568,613/-
Duration: 2013-2014
Role: Principal Investigator
 
7) Project Title: Kinetics of drinking water disinfection by-product (chlorine) at lab scale and within the distribution network funded by NUST
Amounting: Pak Rs. 290,000/-
Duration: 2012-2014 
Role: Principal Investigator
 
8) Project Title: Bacteriological and chemical quality determination of drinking water within the distribution network of Rawalpindi and Islamabad funded by COMSTECH-TWAS
Amounting: US $ 10000/-
Duration: 2011-2013;
Role: Principal Investigator
 
9) Project Title: Detection of Escherichia coli by multiplex PCR and determination of genetic diversity using pulsed field gel electrophoresis in drinking water funded by Higher Education Commission (HEC)
Amounting: Pak Rs. 4,591,002/-
Duration: 2009 – 2013
Role: Principal-Investigator
 
10) Project Title: Study for Combined Effluent Treatment Plant for Textile Industry in Faisalabad funded by Higher Education Commission (HEC)
Amounting: Pak Rs. 238,312/-
Duration: 2008 – 2010
Role: Co-Investigator
 
11) Project Title: Monitoring of Microbial Contaminants and Residual Chlorine in Water Distribution Network of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Rawalpindi funded by Higher Education Commission (HEC).
Amounting: Pak Rs. 3,315,959/-
Duration: Aug 2007 - Aug 2009 
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
 
12) Project Title: The Effects of Environmental Pesticides Residues on the Health of workers in Pesticide Manufacturing Industries of Pakistan funded by Higher Education Commission (HEC).
Amounting: Pak Rs. 532,440/-
Duration: 2007 – 2008
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
 
13) Project Title: Upgradation of Environmental Microbiology Laboratory at IESE-NUST, Rawalpindi
Higher Education Commission (HEC) funded by Higher Education Commission (HEC).
Amounting: Pak Rs. 1.0/- M
Duration: 20 June 2006 - 20 June 2007
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
 
14) Project Title: Establishing the experimental setup for research on biodegradation studies, Rawalpindi funded by Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering (IESE), NUST
Amounting: Pak Rs. 50,000/-
Duration: 2005 – 2006
Role: Principal Investigator
 
15) Project Title: Program for Environmental Research & Training (PERT), based in Islamabad, operated throughout Pakistan
Funded by Royal Netherlands Embassy (RNE)
Amounting: Pak Rs. Approx. 2.0/- Million
Duration: 2002 – 2004
Role: Principal Investigator

Dr. Zeshan

1) Project title:   “Biogas production through dry anaerobic digestion of organic solid waste”
Funding Agency: Higher Education Commission (HEC) 
Approximate Amount: Rs. 0.5 Million.
Role: Principal Investigator 

2) Project Title: Enhancing Biogas Production from Sewage Sludge and Ligno¬Cellulosic Waste through Nanoparticles Assisted Chemical Pretreatment
Funding agency: HEC
Amount: Rs. 4.34 Million
Duration: 3 years
Role: Principal Investigator

Dr. Zeeshan Ali Khan
Project title:  “Satellite Remote Sensing of PM2.5 and Selected PM Components in Islamabad, Pakistan”
Funding Agency: TWAS, Italy
Approximate Amount: US $ 5000
Role: Principal Investigator
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