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June 14, 2021

UET faculty teams win two research grants

 
June 14, 2021

LAHORE:University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore’s faculty has won two competitive research grants through Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) under implementation of the 18th protocol of scientific and technical cooperation between Pakistan and China.

According to a press release, the collaborative projects will be carried out by research teams comprising both Pakistani and Chinese researchers. Research funds for the Pakistani teams will be provided by the Pakistan Science Foundation, whereas the National Science Foundation of China will provide research funds for the Chinese team.

In one project, the research team of Prof Dr Naveed Ramzan (Chemical Engineering, UET Lahore), Prof Dr Muhammad Shahid Rafiq (Physics, UET Lahore), Prof Dr Saima Yasin (Chemical Engineering, UET Lahore), and Dr Ayyaz Ahmad (Chemical Engineering, MNS UET Multan) will work on “Structural control and application of nano-pesticide through flash nano-assembly” in collaboration with Prof Dr Yisheng Xu of the East China University of Science and Technology. The total funding for this project will be Rs7.2 million. The objective of the research was to improve the delivery of pesticides to crops by optimising its delivery, reducing its wastage, and protecting the environment.

The second project has been awarded to the research team of Dr Amir Ikhlaq (Institute of Environmental Engineering and Research, UET Lahore), Prof Dr Syed Mohsin Ali Kazmi (Chemical Engineering, UET Lahore), and Prof Dr Fei Qi from Environmental Science and Engineering Department, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing China.

The team will work on “Application of reduced graphene oxide in combination with zeolites in a novel integrated in-Situ Electroflocculation/catalytic ozonation/ceramic membrane filtration." The total fund for this project would be Rs3.74 million. The research will focus on an innovative idea to treat pharmaceutical waste water for its reuse in a more efficient manner, bringing economic and environmental benefits.

audit report writing: A three-day virtual course on report writing in performance auditing was successfully conducted by Directorate General Performance Audit Wing, Lahore under the umbrella of Auditor General of Pakistan.

The event was attended by officers across the country. The purpose of course was to enhance the report writing skills of participants in the regime of performance auditing. A detailed discussion was made regarding issues faced by audited entity and incorporating their view point in final report. In the present challenging environment unless the issues of public service delivery are addressed, the report may not fulfill the demands of our stakeholders (Parliament, PAC, public donor etc); therefore, the efforts were made to train participants to produce comprehensive audit report. The auditor must be well aware about the queries in mind of stakeholders and new challenging in auditing. The course catered all the aspects of the reporting; performance audit report template and segments was well elaborated to participants.