Hazara varsity scientist wins Pak-France joint research project
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.