Inauguration of Catalysis & Reaction Engineering Research Lab Developed under Academia- Industry Linkage

Academia-Industry linkage is very essential for technology development and considered as a key challenge in Pakistan. COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) has an active research culture and is ranked among the top Pakistani universities on all major international academic rankings. In this context, CUI-Lahore Campus is not only contributing for the national cause but also paving ways for other industrial organizations and universities to work together as a team for common interests..

According to the recent QS University Rankings, CUI is ranked # 1 in the field of Chemical Engineering in Pakistan (301-350 in world). Dr. Murid Husain (Principal Investigator, Head & Chairman/Chemical Engineering) won a Technology Development Fund (TDF) Project under Academia-Industry linkage, funded by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan and Shama Banaspati & Cooking Oil, Multan..

As part of the TDF project, to serve the national cause and to provide extensive research platform for fellow colleagues/students in the area of cleaning products developments and, catalysts development & their applications, Catalysis & Reaction Engineering Research Lab has been established under this linkage. Mr. Sh. Ahsan Rasheed, CEO/Vice-Chairman of Shama Banaspati & Cooking Oil and Dr. Tahir Naeem, Director CUI Lahore Campus inaugurated the research lab. The CEO/Vice-Chairman appreciated the PI and his team and mentioned that the deliverable of this joint collaboration gave birth to brand Wiz a house of cleaning products. The Director CUI-Lahore Campus appreciated the efforts of the project team of the Department of Chemical Engineering, the management and team of Shama Bansaspati & Cooking Oil and HEC Pakistan for this joint venture to develop and commercialize the products. He further added that the Department of Chemical Engineering and Shama Banaspati & Cooking Oil will further strengthen this collaboration of products development and commercialization for the national development.

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