Description Environmental Microbiology research group was established in 2004 at IESE NUST under the supervision of Dr. Imran Hashmi. This group has taken tremendous steps for the setup of standard microbiological protocols and strategies. The group has initiated various steps for the water quality analysis, genotoxicity of chlorine by products, pesticides degradation and bacterial degradation of toxic compounds. The group has established its expertise in the domain of phytoremediation, heavy metals toxicity, fish toxicity, quorum quenching and wastewater analysis in order to reach at the pinnacle of international research. Numerous members of the group are currently part of the national and international renowned institutions. Efforts are underway to explore the new avenues of innovative research opportunities which subsequently contribute positively to the welfare of society.
Thematic Areas SDGs: Goal 3: Good Health and Well being; Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

HEC Priority Themes: Health and Well being; Water Management and Sustainability

Research Keywords Water analysis, fish toxicity, microplastic toxicity, Quorum Quenching, Antibiotic Resistance
Faculty Involved Name: Dr. Imran Hashmi (Professor); Dr M Arshad (Professor); Dr Sher Jamal Khan (Professor); Dr Zeshan (Associate Professor); Dr Hira Amjad (Assistant Professor); Dr Aamir Alaudin (Assistant Professor)

Specific Area of Research: Degradation, Pesticides, Antibiotics, Aquatic biota, Quorum quenching, Constructed wetlands, Water quality monitoring

Description Resource recovery and valorisation of solid waste, wastewater and sludge, Energy Potential Assessments and Design & Operation of Energy Production Systems
Thematic Areas SDGs: Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy; Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

HEC Priority Themes: Sustainable Energy; Urban Planning; Water Management and Sustainability

Research Keywords (upto 5) Resource recovery; Biological treatment; Thermochemical treatment; Electrochemical systems; Renewable Energy
Faculty Involved Name: Dr Zeshan (Associate Professor), Dr Sher Jamal Khan (Professor),

Dr M Zeeshan Ali Khan (Associate Professor), Dr Waqas Qamar Zaman (Assistant Professor), Dr M Ali Inam (AP, IESE), Dr Musharib Khan (Assistant Professor), Dr Zaeem Bin Babar (Assistant Professor), Dr Ansar Farooq (Assistant Professor), Engr. Nida Maqbool (Assistant Professor)

Specific Area of Research: Recycling, Composting, Anaerobic Digestion and Pyrolysis of Solid Waste and Sludge; Water reclamation through various techniques; Energy and nutrient recovery from wastewater; Energy Potential Assessments and Design & Operation of various Energy Production Systems

Description This cluster is involved in cutting-edge research activities in phytoavailability of nutrients using nanotechnology approach. The role & application of microbial consortium to induce phytoavailability of heavy metals and associated plant responses along with application of soil amendments (organic/ inorganic) to facilitate the soil remediation processes are being investigated. Current research uses a suite of genomic/molecular/computational biology tools and plant physiology studies to determine how plants and microorganisms together can contribute to solve the environmental issues.
Thematic Areas SDGs: Goal 2: Zero Hunger; Goal 3: Good Health and Well Being; Goal 6: Responsible Consumption and Production; Goal 15: Life on Land

HEC Priority Themes: Agricultural Productivity and Food Security; Soil Health, Produce Quality and Precision Agriculture

Research Keywords (upto 5) Soil-Plant-Environment Continuum; Nano- and Biofertilizers; Computational Biology; Environmental Genomics; Climate Smart Agriculture
Faculty Involved Dr Muhammad Arshad (Professor); Dr Imran Hashmi (Professor); Dr Muhammad Ansar Farooq (AP), Dr Aamir Alaudin (AP), Dr Hassan Anwer (AP), Dr M Fahim Khokhar (Prof.), Dr Waqas Qamar Zaman (AP)

(Research Areas)

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Air Pollution Assessment and Control, Ambient and Indoor Air Quality Monitoring, Source Apportionment studies of Particulates (PM), Health impact assessment of PM, Atmospheric Aerosols Formation Mechanisms and transformation, Remote Sensing and Geographical information Systems, Forest monitoring and land use changes, carbon capture and utilization, carbon credit assessment
Thematic Areas SDGs: Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being, Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities; Goal 13: Climate Action, GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

HEC Priority Themes: Climate Change and Environment

Research Keywords (upto 5) Climate change, Air Pollution assessment and abatement, Remote Sensing- & GiS, Carbon Capture and Utilization, Carbon Credit Assessment
Faculty Involved 1.Dr Fahim Khokhar (Professor),

2.Dr M. Zeeshan Ali Khan (Associate Professor),

3.Dr Zaeem Bin Babar (Assistant Professor),

4.Dr Waqas Qamar Zaman (Assistant Professor),

5.Dr Erum Aamir (Assistant Professor)

Description Membrane based water and wastewater treatment, adsorbents for tertiary water treatment, photocatalytic biodegradation of priority organic pollutants, nanomaterials for specific pollutants removal, decentralized wastewater treatment and fecal sludge management
Thematic Areas SDGs: Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation; Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

HEC Priority Themes: Water Management and Sustainability; Urban Planning

Research Keywords (upto 5) Chemical treatment of water; emerging pollutants; reuse of wastewater, membrane filtration; biological treatment of wastewater, Drinking water and distribution network
Faculty Involved Name: Dr. Sher Jamal Khan (Professor); Dr Imran Hashmi (Professor); Dr Zeshan (Associate Professor); Dr M Ali Inam (Assistant Professor); Dr Hira Amjad (Assistant Professor); Dr Waqas Qamar Zaman (Assistant Professor), Dr Musharib Khan (Assistant Professor); Dr Aamir Alaudin (Assistant Professor); Dr Erum Aamir (Assistant Professor); Engr. Nida Maqbool (Assistant Professor)

Specific Area of Research: Membrane based water & wastewater treatment, Aerobic and anaerobic biological wastewater treatment,  conventional and hybrid Membrane bioreactors, Physico-chemical treatments