Dr. Fahad Rehman is working as Assisant Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Lahore, Pakistan. He graduated in Chemical Engineering with specialization Environmental Engineering from Punjab University, Lahore. Under faculty development program CIIT, he was awarded scholarship to pursue his Master’s degree in Environmental and Energy Engineering which he completed with Distinction in 2008 from The University of Sheffield, UK. He won the partial scholarship for doctoral studies from The University of Sheffield, UK in 2010.
Dr. Rehman leads Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) for implementation of Outcome Based Education (OBE) in Department of Chemical Engineering. He has led the curriculum revision committee (CRC) of the Department of Chemical Engineering and has developed/revised scheme of studies (SoS) of undergraduate chemical engineering program which was implemented in Fall 15. He has also been part of developing SoS for undergraduate programs of Materials Engineering, Polymer Engineering and postgraduate program Process System Engineering. Recently in Fall 17, CRC has proposed a new prostgraduate programs of Environmental and Energy Engineering and Materials Engineering (Fall 18) Dr. Rehman is member of Board of Studies (BoS), Departmental Academic Regulatory Committee (DARC) and Campus Academic Regulatory Committee (CARC) of CUI Lahore campus and member BoS of Department of Chemical Engineering, Khawaja Farid University of Engineering and Information Technology.
A research grant worth 10.5 million PKR “hydrogen production and separation using plasmolysis for decentralized power generation for rural areas of Pakistan” under NRPU (2017), HEC, Pakistan.
A research grant of 19.8 million "Simultanous biodiesel productoin and textile wastewater using microalgal advance oxidation process system" under NRPU (2017), HEC, Pakistan.
Along with publishing high quality journal articles, Dr. Rehman has been part of several successfully industrial projects including;
Microbubble mediated mass transfer to increase process efficiency of aeration. In collaboration with Air Products, UK and Perlemax Ltd, UK.
Integrating plasma microreactors with polymer beads to enhance sterilization efficiency. In collaboration with XEROS Ltd, UK and perlemax Ltd, UK.
Microbubble mediated mass transfer for biodiesel production. In collaboration with ITS America, Carbon Sequestration Ltd, UK and Perlemax Ltd, UK.
Biorefinery Engineering And Microfluidics (BEAM) Lab
BEAM lab is working on two different horizons -(1) developing energy efficient and sustainable processes for biofuels production and (2) developing advanced oxidation processes for wastewater treatment. The lab is fully equipped with the facilities for growth, culture, separation and utilization of bioalgal/biomass and development, operation and analysis of microplasma reactors for advanced oxidation processes and chemical synthesis. The prime focus is given on understanding the kinetics of the process through modeling and exploiting microfluidics to cheat chemical equilibrium via Le Chatleir’s principle.
There are two lab engineers, two doctoral students and four master’s students working in the BEAM lab. The running projects in the lab are;
Design of plasma microreactor for textile wastewater treatment
Simultaneous production of biodiesel and treatment of textile wastewater using microalgae
Design and development of plasma hybrid reactors
Simulation of microbubble mediated production of ethyl acetate
Production of microbubble mediated ethyl acetate
Techno-economical assessment of biodiesel as an alternative and sustainable replacement of petroleum diesel