Hazara var­sity sci­en­tist wins Pak-France joint re­search project

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

ISLAMABAD—An emerg­ing sci­en­tist from South Waziris­tan Agency Dr. Hameed Ul­lah of Depart­ment of Chem­istry, Hazara Univer­sity, Mansehra, has won Pak­istan-France Joint re­search pro­jec­tun­der PERI­DOT of­fered by Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion (HEC) and Min­istry of HigherE­d­u­ca­tion, France.

A state­ment is­sued by the Hazara Univer­sity stated that Dr. Hameed and Dr. Pierre Bon­net, In­sti­tute of Chem­istry Cler­mont-Fer­rand, France have submitted a joint project si­mul­ta­ne­ously in Pak­istan and France un­der the pro­gram “Pak-France joint re­search pro­gram (PERI­DOT) 2016”.

Dr. Hameed is ac­tively in­volved in re­search and aca­demic ac­tiv­i­ties, and has also won cou­ple of projects in the past. His re­search fo­cus is upon the de­vel­op­ment of nano­ma­te­ri­als for ap­pli­ca­tions in de­vices used for har­vest­ing re­new­able en­er­gies (so­lar), and en­ergy stor­age (recharge­able bat­ter­ies).

“Dr. Hameed has been re­cently awarded a re­search pro­duc­tiv­ity award by the Pak­istan Coun­cil for Science and Tech­nol­ogy (Min­istry of Science and Tech­nol­ogy), gov­ern­ment of Pak­istan,” the state­ment added.

It said that the project was eval­u­ated by top ex­perts of the field from France and Pak­istan based on rel­e­vance of to the pri­or­ity ar­eas, sci­en­tific qual­ity of the pro­posed re­search, com­pe­tency of the Prin­ci­pal In­ves­ti­ga­tor, po­ten­tial for long-term col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Pak­istan and France, and im­pact on econ­omy and so­ci­ety.

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