Scientist from South Waziristan wins Pakistan-France joint research project


An emerging scientist from South Waziristan Dr. Hameed Ullah of Department of Chemistry, Hazara University, Mansehra, has won Pakistan-France Joint research project under PERIDOT offered by Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Ministry of Higher Education, France, says a press release.

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

“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 The final selection was made in a high level joint committee meeting of Pakistan-France Peridot Research Programme (Phase-II). Only nine universities from all over Pakistan have qualified successfully including Dr. Hameed from Hazara University, Mansehra.

The research project is focused upon addressing the growing energy problems of the world in general and Pakistan in particular. The collaborating partners from Pakistan and France will work upon the development of rechargeable batteries having high energy capacities to be used for powering electronic gadgets, specifically, vehicles.

This will help in overcoming the energy problems on one hand, and on the other hand will help in availability of clean energy source, which will not contribute to the global warming, a serious issue faced by the world at the moment.

The exchanging research teams will work upon the different parts of the research project in Pakistan and France, simultaneously. The project will help, particularly, in training of research students from Pakistan in top University of Europe.