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Engr Fawad Akram
Assistant Professor
Transportation and Geotechnical Engineering Department

MCE
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Military College of Engineering Risalpur
Tel : 00-92-3009496029

Specialization
 

Education
BE Civil,  MS (Hons) RS and GIS

I am working in the field of remote sensing and GIS since July 2004. I am a Civil Engineer and have done my MS in Remote Sensing and GIS with a CGPA of 4/4 (First Position – President of Pakistan Gold Medalist) from NUST Islamabad. My expertise include:-


Technical Expertise


  • Theoretical GIS concepts and ability to implement them through use of ArcGIS, Geomedia Professional, Global Mapper and ILWIS.

  • Theoretical Image Processing Concepts and implementation using ERDAS Imagine and ENVI.

  • Map Publication (Hard Copy and Digital Visualizations especially 3D) using ArcGIS, Geomedia Professional, Skylines Terra Explorer.

  • Plotting of surveyed data and map digitization using Microstation, Surfer, ArcGIS and Global Mapper.

  • Hydrodynamic modeling of open channel flow using HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, HEC-GeoRAS and HEC-GeoHMS.

  • Flood modeling of River Indus between Guddu and Sukkur Barrages using GIS techniques. (Research Thesis for MS)

  • 3D Slope stability analysis using infinite slope method implementation in Arc GIS for analyzing landslide hazard on Korakorum Highway.

  • Spatial Decision Support System Design and Implementation.

  • Dot net programming over ArcGIS in C# and Java.

  • Modeling of environmental impacts due to natural and artificial activities.

  • Earthquake hazard mapping.

  • Planning and implementation of GIS based network analysis of road and railway network for supporting logistics management.

  • Planning and implementation of utility networks in GIS (Electricity, Natural Gas, Water and Sewage)

  • Lucid concepts of Geodesy, Mapping Systems, Use of Datum and Projections along with rationale of parameters.


Software Expertise

  • ArcGIS

  • MS Project

  • AutoCAD

  • ERDAS Imagine

  • Bentley Microstation

  • ILWIS

  • ENVI

  • HEC-RAS

  • HEC GeoRAS

  • HEC-HMS

  • HEC GeoHMS

  • MGE (Intergraphs Modular GIS Environment)

  • GeoMedia Professional

  • MapInfo Professional

  • AutoCAD

  • ArcGIS Server

  • ArcSDE

  • Surfer 12.0

  • Global Mapper 15.0

  • Skyline Terra Explorer

  • Microsoft Office


Language Proficiencies


  • English   (Full professional proficiency)

  • Urdu       (Full professional proficiency)

  • German   (Elementary proficiency)

  • Arabic     (Elementary proficiency)

  • GIS Modeling & Analysis

  • Satellite Image processing and Multi Spectral Image Classification for delineating LULC for assignment of Manning’s Roughness Coefficients

  • Hydrological Modeling and Enhancement of water resources management through sediment control for rivers and dams watershed areas using GIS Modules (HEC GeoHMS and HEC GeoRAS).

  • Inundation extents prediction and flood hazard assessment using geographic data and satellite images, etc.

  • Geotechnical Site Investigation using conventional and geophysical techniques.

  • Identification of Limiting Slope Failure Parameters for integration in GIS

  • GIS based Landslide Hazard Assessment using Infinite Slope Method and Geotechnical Solutions such as Slope Stability, Erosion, landslide hazard assessment and mitigation.

  • Geotechnical sub-surface strata analysis using electrical restivity survey

  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Forests, Landslides and Floods.

  • Network analysis and utility management.

  • GIS based solutions for logistics, navigation and route analysis.

  • Managing and processing LiDAR data

  • Post-Earthquake damage assessment using multi-sensor RS data.

 

Research Projects – Undergoing and Completed

 

 

Se​rial

 

Research Team

Title

Scope of Research



1

PI Engr Sarfraz Ali

 

Co-PI (GIS)

Engr Fawad Akram

 


Geotechnical aspects of recent Pakistan floods and capacity building of indigenous water resource management.

·   Landform, geology, climate and land-use of Indus Basin.

·   Flood extents, damages and losses.

·   Flood system characterization and analysis.

·   Evaluation of existing flood defense system.

·   Recommendations and lessons learnt with respect to potential for geotechnical contributions for capacity building for water resource management.

2

PI

Engr Sarfraz Ali

 

Co-PI (GIS)

Engr Fawad Akram

Sediment control for Tarbela Dam to enhance water storage capacity.

·   Evaluation of sediment erosion susceptibility and its modeling of Tarbela watersheds.

·   Evaluation of sediment control options and implementation.

·   Monitoring of sediment control mechanism.

·   Removal of sediments from Tarbela Dam.






3

PI

Engr Sarfraz Ali

Co-PI (GIS)

Ms Hafsa Firdous

Co-PI (GIS)

Engr Fawad Akram

 

Sediment control for Indus River and tributaries to enhance water conservation and storage capacity of downstream dams.

·   Evaluation of sediment erosion susceptibility of respective catchment areas.

·   Evaluation of sediment control options and implementation.

·   Monitoring of sediment control mechanism.

·   Removal of sediments from tributaries and river Indus upstream of Tarbela Dam.

4

PI

Engr Sarfraz Ali

Co-PI (GIS)

Engr Fawad Akram

 

GIS Based Evaluation of Slope Stability along KKH and remediation.

·   Landform, geology, seismicity and climate of the area.

·   Slope geometry.

·   Geophysical profile.

·   Geotechnical Profile.

·   Stability analysis.

Remediation options.






5

PI

Engr Sarfraz Ali

 

Co-PI (GIS)

Engr Fawad Akram

 

 

Geotechnical evaluation and remediation of landslide at Battagram, KKH.

·   Landform, geology, seismicity and climate of the area.

·   Slope geometry.

·   Geophysical profile.

·   Geotechnical Profile.

·   Electrical resitivity Survey

·   Stability analysis.

·   Remediation options.

6

PI

Engr Sarfraz Ali

 

Co-PI (GIS)

Engr Fawad Akram

Geotechnical evaluation, modeling and remediation of landslide at Malakandi, Balakot.

·   Landform, geology, seismicity and climate of the area.

·   Slope geometry.

·   Geophysical profile.

·   Geotechnical Profile.

·   Stability analysis.

·   Remediation options.




7

PI

Engr Sarfraz Ali

Co-PI (GIS)

Engr Fawad Akram

Geotechnical and geophysical investigation of landslide dam at Attabad, Hunza.

·   Landform, geology, seismicity and climate of the area.

·   Slope geometry.

·   Geophysical profile.

·   Geotechnical Profile.

·   Electrical resitivity Survey

8

PI

Engr Sarfraz Ali

 

Co-PI

Engr Muhammad Nawab

 

Co-PI (Geoph)

Engr Fawad Akram

Seepage evaluation of Khanpur dam.

·   Landform, geology, seismicity and climate of the area.

·   Seepage control measures adopted and monitoring system.

·   Evaluation of seepage record.

·   Evaluation of seepage control measures adopted.

·   Geophysical investigation of seepage behavior.

·   Remediation options.





9

Miscellaneous Projects / Researches

 

 

·      1D and 2D Flood Inundation Modeling of River Indus.

·      Geotechnical and Hydrological Analysis of Attabad landslide and lake using ERS (electronic resistivity system)

·      Development of GIS and its applications related to water resource management in Pakistan

 

10

PI

Engr Fawad Akram

CO PIs

Engr Ubaid Nasir

Engr Waqas Ahmad

Engr Junaid bin Jaffar

·      Damage assessment of 24 Sep 2103 Balochistan Earthquake by Change Detection Techniques in ERDAS imagine using multi-sensor pre and post-earthquake satellite images and aerial photos

·         Identification of Physical Impacts

o        Area affected

o        Demolished Structures

·         Identification of social Impacts

o        Population affected

o        Damage to Live Stock

·         Accuracy Analysis for result validation using user and producer accuracy matrix method.

 

 

Academic Record

 

Degr​ee

Institution

Year

Masters (MS) in Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System

Institute of Geographical Information Systems, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan

2008 – 2010

(CGPA 4/4- First Position)

MS Course Work – (3 Credit Hours Each)

Introduction to GIS                                                    GIS-501

Introduction to Geosciences                                       GIS-504

Introduction to Remote Sensing                                  GIS-511

Introduction to Geodatabase and Programming            GIS-521

Surveying and Levelling                                              GIS-531

Scientific Report Writing                                             GIS-555

Advance GIS                                                             GIS-801

Advance Remote Sensing and Image Processing          GIS-811

Advance Geodatabase and Programming                     GIS-821

Research Methods                                                     GIS-881

Spatial Decision Support System                                GIS-877

Hydrology and Water Resource Management               GIS-834

Natural Hazards and Disaster Management                 GIS-842

Environmental Impact Assessment                             GIS-844

MS Research Thesis – (6 Credit Hours)

GIS based flood modeling of River Indus - A case study between Guddu and Sukkur Barrages

Bachelors (BS)  in Civil Engineering

College of Engineering Risalpur Campus, NUST

1992 - 1995

 

Certifications

 

Institu​tion

Course/Training

Year

Wah Nobel Factories, Islamabad

Rock Blasting Techniques

Jul 1999

Survey of Pakistan, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Digital Mapping and GIS Development Course

Sep 2004

Environmental Systems Research Institute, Canada (Online)

Basics of the Geodatabase Data Model

Oct 2011

Environmental Systems Research Institute, Canada (Online)

Creating and Editing Geodatabase Features with ArcGIS Desktop (for ArcEditor and ArcInfo)

Jan 2011

 

Environmental Systems Research Institute, Canada

Creating and Editing Geodatabase Topology with ArcGIS Desktop (for ArcEditor and ArcInfo)

Dec 2011

 

 

 

Environmental Systems Research Institute, Canada

Managing Lidar Data in ArcGIS

Jan 2012

 

 

 

Environmental Systems Research Institute, Canada

Using Lidar Data in ArcGIS

Jan 2012

 

 

 

Duration​

Designation

Project / Location

2015 to Date

Assoc Professor RS & GIS

HOD Surveying and Levelling Dept

National University of Sciences and Technology

2012 – 2015

Assistant Professor RS & GIS

National University of Sciences and Technology

2008 - 2012

Research Assistant / Co PI / MS Student

  • Ataabad Lake Outburst Scenario Analysis Hunza, Pakistan

  • Slope Stability Analysis KKH and Muzaffarabad area

  • Hydrological Modeling of River Indus (MS Thesis)

2005 - 2008

Senior Lecturer/ Technical Supervision Officer

Surveying and Levelling/ Digital Cartography Project at 1:50K and 1:250K Scale Maps

1998 - 2004

Lecturer Surveying and Levelling

National University of Sciences and Technology

1995 – 1998

Lab Demonstrator

National University of Sciences and Technology

Professional Memberships

  • Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Registration Number – CIVIL/21111.

  • Associate Member, Institute of Engineers, Pakistan (AMIE-Pak).  ​