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Dr. Muhammad Fahim Khokhar
Professor
Environmental Sciences

IESE
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
 
Tel : +9290854308

Specialization
Atmospheric Composition, Air Quality, Climate Change, Remote sensing and GiS, Spectroscopic techniques: DOAS

Education
PhD (Experimental Physics Universität Leipzig Germany& Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg Germany) MSc (Space Science), Bachelor (Space Science)

Education

 

University / Country

Year of Passing

Discipline

Specialization

Bachelor

University of Punjab-Pakistan

1991-1994

Space Science

Remote sensing, meteorology

MSc

University of Punjab-Pakistan

1994-1996

Space Science

Remote sensing, meteorology, air quality monitoring

MS/M.Phil

-

-

-

-

PhD

University of Leipzig-Germany

2002-2006

Experimental Physics

Satellite remote sensing, Air quality monitoring,  Spectroscopy Techniques 

​Post  Doctorate 
Institute für Umweltphysik (IUP), Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg Germany
2006-2007 Atmospheric Chemistry and Air quality  NOVAC (Network for observation of Volcanic and Atmospheric Change). EU-funded projects within seventh framework of European commission​
​Post  Doctorate  ​Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales (LATMOS), Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris, France ​2008-2009 ​Atmospheric Composition and Climate Change ​​GEMS project from EU-funded projects within seventh framework of European commission:  Atmospheric Composition Forecast and Global climate models, Data assimilation and Climate Change
​​Post  Doctorate  ​Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales (LATMOS), Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris, France ​2009-2011 ​​Atmospheric Composition and Climate Change ​​MACC project from EU-funded projects within seventh framework of European commission:​​​Atmospheric Composition Forecast and Global climate models, Data assimilation and Climate Change

Journal Reviewing: reviewed several research articles for international scientific journals well known in the environmental sciences community.
  • Atmospheric Environment by ELSEVIER
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP) - an interactive open access journal of the European Geosciences Union 
  • Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR) -  a journal of American Geosciences Union 
  • Aerosol and Air Quality Research Journal (AAQR)
  • Journal of Remote Sensing

World Organizations – actively representing and participating the world level organisation such as: 
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Scientific evaluator 
  • Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate (SPARC)
  • International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project (IGAC)
  • European Geoscience Union (EGU)
  • Atmospheric Composition and the Asian Summer Monsoon (ACAM)
  • Member Advisory panel for Atmospheric sciences research in Asia at ICIMOD -Nepal 

Invited Lectures
  • “Air Quality Trends in Pakistan: recent smog event choked the life in the provincial capital city of Lahore”, Second International Meeting on Environmental Health in Strasbourg, Venue: Council of Europe Strasbourg, France on 29 November - 01Decmber 2017.
  • “Smog choked the life in the city of Lahore”, National Workshop on Air Pollution & Smog: From Science to Solution, UVAS Lahore 8 November 2017.
  • "Let's Breathe Clean Together", Team IEEE SIGHT Islamabad Section Islamabad Shopping Festival at Pak-China Friendship Center Islamabad on 03 December, 2016.
  • Pakistan سے Paris COPE 21 - On the road to Paris 2015 the UN Climate Change Conference - October 13 & 14, 2015, Embassy of France Pakistan
  • School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University, Korea, 02 April 2015 “ An assessment of short lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) trends over Pakistan” 
  • Atmospheric Chemistry Group, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies Kyoto University Japan: 02 April.2013, “Glimpses of ongoing Research on Tropospheric Chemistry at NUST”
  • Institute of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, NUST Islamabad, Pakistan: 23 Sep. 2011. “A coupled system for the monitoring and forecasting of atmospheric composition” 
  • School of science and Engineering, LUMS Lahore Pakistan: 20 Sep. 2011, “Retrieval of atmospheric SO2 column amounts using spectroscopic methods”
  • School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK: 04 November 2010, Leeds,” Assessment of the GEMS forecast system during POLARCAT-France campaigns in 2008”
  • Meteorology Department, CIIT Islamabad, Pakistan: 05 April 2010, Islamabad, Pakistan,” An overview of a global chemical forecast system within the framework of MACC Project”- 
  • Dept. of Space Sc. University of the Punjab: 13 December 2007,” Retrieval and Interpretation of Global SO2 Column Densities from UV-VIS Satellite Remote sensing instrument”
  • Dept. of Space Sc. University of the Punjab: 14th December 2007,” Long-term Observations of Atmospheric trace gases”
  • Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) Islamabad, Pakistan: 18 December 2007”, Satellite remote sensing of Atmospheric reactive gases
  • Dept. of Physics and Atmospheric Science Dalhousie University Halifax, Canada:  15th November 2007,” Long-term Observations of Atmospheric SO2 by using Satellite instruments: GOME and SCIAMACHY”
  • Dept. of Space Science, University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan: 29th September 2005:” Retrieval of Global SO2 Column Densities from Satellite Remote sensing instruments: GOME and SCIAMACHY”




C-CARGO is a step forward to address critical concerns like heat waves, floods, rising temperatures and their respective consequences. This research group, in collaboration with international partners, plays a vital role in exploring the atmospheric composition over Pakistan, revisiting the existing air quality management procedures, and to help policy makers in developing cost effective and efficient climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies in Pakistan.

Research Objectives

Research activities including field expeditions and student thesis are designed in accordance to achieve the following objectives under the umbrella of C-CARGO:

  • to characterize the atmospheric composition over Pakistan 
  • to prepare database of different green house and trace gases over Pakistan from Satellite observations
  • to do continuous monitoring of atmospheric trace gases  
  • to update existing emission inventories
  • to provide timely information to policy makers in order to design policies that are cost effective
  • to address air quality and climate change issues in Pakistan
  • to bridge the gap in atmospheric sciences from local to global scales
International field Campaigns

  • Monitoring the Air Quality along N5-Highway form Islamabad to Lahore by involving scientists from Pakistan Germany and Japan in November 2013
  • Multi Axis Doas - Comparison campaign for Aerosols and Trace gases (MAD-CAT) filed campaign conducted in Mainz Germany during June- August 2014
  • Monitoring the Air Quality along N5-Highway form Islamabad to Lahore by involving scientists from Pakistan and Germany in February 2015
  • Monitoring the Air Quality along N5-Highway and M2-3 Motorways across the Punjab by involving scientists from Pakistan and Germany in February 2015
  • the Cabauw Intercomparison campaign for Nitrogen Dioxide measuring Instruments (CINDI-2) at KNMI's Cabauw Experimental Site for Atmospheric Research in the Netherlands (August - September 2016).

National field Campaigns

  • Monitoring the Air Quality at Toli Pir  rawala kot AJK by involving scientists from Pakistan in October 2013
  • Many Air Quality field campaigns within NUST Campus and within twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi on quarterly basis by using car MAX-DOAS 
  • Many Air Quality field campaigns across the main roads of Punjab by using car MAX-DOAS
  • Regular car MAX-DOAS field campaigns within cities of Lahore and Faisalabad

Research Laboratories

  • Atmospheric Chemistry Research Lab (ARL) setup at Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. (Operational since November 2012) 
  • IESE - Mobile Monitoring Lab.
  • Air & Noise Lab of IESE-NUST for both research and teaching purposes. 

Following Instrument were developed under my supervision for Air & Noise Lab to conduct UG lab experiments (working models)

(1)   Cyclone Separator         (2)   Gravity Settler

(3)   Gravity Settler                (4)   Electrostatic precipitators

(5)   Bag house filter              (6)   Semi- automated Solar Water Heater 

(7)   CO2 Arrestor                   (8)   CO2-Bin

(9)    PM10 & PM2.5 samplers


PhD Research Students

Fasiha Safdar 

             Investigating climate change indicators over Pakistan in relation to co2 and radiation flux under AR5 scenario.

Naila Zeb

           Spatio-temporal assessment of carbon monoxide concentrations over Pakistan in relation to climate change.

MS Research Students

Maryam Shiekh: Batch (2014-2016)

Investigating the temporal changes in precipitation and its consequent flooding in Pakistan.

Mussarat Nosheen: Batch (2014-2016)

Observation of seasonal variation and chemical analysis of PM10.

Ali Hassan: Batch (2014-2016)

Spatial and temporal analysis of CO2 over South Asia from 2002 to 2017.

Aimon Tanvir: Batch (2015-2017)

Continuous monitoring if ammonia over south Asia using satellite observations from 2004-11.

Asadullah Shoaib: Batch (2015-2017)

Investigating the diurnal and weekly cycle of formaldehyde by using Max-DOAS observations.

Hamad Khalid: Batch (2015-2017)

Assessment of soil organic carbon in different land uses of scrub forest.

Maryam Sarfraz: Batch (2015-2017)

Spatio-Temporal and Seasonal Analysis of NO2 over Pakistan using Ozone Monitoring Instrument (2004-2016).

Tehreem Mustansar: Batch (2015-2017)

Long-Term Investigation of Aerosols and their Impact on Human Health in the cities of Lahore and Multan.

Ahsan Ali: Batch (2015-2017)

Estimation of NO2 Concentration with in and around Lahore city by using ground based and car max DOAS.

Zunaira Jabeen: Batch (2015-2017)

Estimation of SO2 column densities over Pakistan using OMI satellite data (2004-16).

Osama Sandhu: Batch (2015-2017)

Determining the urban heat island index using satellite & ground based observations over Islamabad.



Recent Publications

M.F. Khokhar and N. Yasmin, Investigating the Aerosol Type and Spatial Distribution During Winter Fog Conditions over Indo-Gangetic Plains, book chapter
Book: Land-Atmospheric Research Applications in South and Southeast Asia, ISBN: 978-3-319-67473-5, 2018  Vadrevu, Krishna Prasad, Ohara, Toshimasa, Justice Chris (Eds.)

Journal Articals
  1. Murtaza R., M.F. Khokhar, N. Zeb, A. Noreen, KR Hakeem: Multi-Sensor Temporal Assessment of Tropospheric Nitrogen Dioxide Column Densities over Pakistan, Environ Sci Pollut Res, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-1176-7, 2018 (IF=2.99)
  2. Noreen, A., Khokhar, MF., Zeb, N.Yasmin N,  Hakeem KR. Spatio-temporal assessment and seasonal variation of tropospheric ozone in Pakistan during the last decade. Environ Sci Pollut Res (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-1010-2, 2018 (IF=2.99)​
  3. Peters, E., Pinardi, G., Seyler, A., Richter, A., Wittrock, F., Bösch, T., Burrows, J. P., Van Roozendael, M., Hendrick, F., Drosoglou, T., Bais, A. F., Kanaya, Y., Zhao, X., Strong, K., Lampel, J., Volkamer, R., Koenig, T., Ortega, I., Piters, A., Puentedura, O., Navarro, M., Gómez, L., Yela González, M., Remmers, J., Wang, Y., Wagner, T., Wang, S., Saiz-Lopez, A., García-Nieto, D., Cuevas, C. A., Benavent, N., Querel, R., Johnston, P., Postylyakov, O., Borovski, A., Elokhov, A., Bruchkouski, I., Liu, C., Hong, Q., Liu, H., Rivera, C., Grutter, M., Stremme, W., Khokhar, M. F., and Khayyam, J.: Investigating differences in DOAS retrieval codes using MAD-CAT campaign data, Atmos. Meas. Tech. 10, 955-978, 2017, doi:10.5194/amt-2016-358, 2017 (IF=2.99)
  4. Haider K, Khokhar M.F, Chishtie F, Khan WR, Hakeem KR. Identification and future description of warming signatures over Pakistan with special emphasis on evolution of CO2 levels and temperature during the first decade of 21st century. Environ Sci Pollut Res. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-8359-5, 2017 (IF=2.76)
  5. Khokhar M.F, Nisar M, Noreen A, Khan WR, Hakeem KR. Investigating the nitrogen dioxide concentrations in the boundary layer by using multi-axis spectroscopic measurements and comparison with satellite observations. Environ Sci Pollut Res. doi:10.1007/s11356-016-7907-3. 2016 (IF=2.76)
  6. M. F. Khokhar, Naweed S.I., Butt J.K., Abbas Z.: Comparative Analysis of Atmospheric Glyoxal Column Densities Retrieved from MAX-DOAS Observations in Pakistan and during MAD-CAT Field Campaign in Mainz, Germany. Atmosphere 2016, 7(5), 68; doi: 10.3390/atmos7050068, 2016 (IF=1.22)
  7. M. F. Khokhar, Mehdi H., Z. Abbas, Z. Javed: " Temporal assessment of NO2 pollution levels in urban centres of Pakistan by employing ground-based and satellite observations” journal of aerosol and air quality research, doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2015.08.0518, vol:16, No. 8: 1854–1867, 2016, 2016 (IF=2.39)
  8. M. F. Khokhar, Yasmin N., F. Chishtie, I. Shahid: Temporal variability and characterization of aerosols across the Pakistan region during the winter fog periods. atmosphere-122978 Journal of atmosphere, Atmosphere 2016, 7(5), 67; doi:10.3390/atmos7050067, 2016 (IF=1.22)
  9. Yasmin N., M. F. Khokhar, S. Tanveer, Z. Saqib, W. R. Khan: dynamical assessment of vegetation trends over margalla hills national park by using MODIS vegetation indices, Pakistan journal of Agricultural sciences, Pak. J. Agri. Sci., Vol. 53(4), PakJAS, id:3759, (in press) 2016 (IF=1.049)
  10. Khokhar M. F., N. Fatima, N. Yasmin, S. Beirle, T. Wagner: “Detection of trends and seasonal variation in tropospheric Nitrogen Dioxide over Pakistan " journal of aerosol and air quality research, Volume 15, No. 7, December 2015, Pages 2508-2524, doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2015.03.0157, 2015, (IF=2.39)
  11. Khokhar M. F., T. Khalid, N. Yasmin. I. Desmedt: Spatio-Temporal analyses of formaldehyde over Pakistan by using SCIAMACHY and GOME-2 observations. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Volume 15, No. 5, October 2015, Pages 1760-1773, 2015, (IF=2.39)
  12. Abbas. J. M. F. Khokhar, M. Arshad:  Monitoring Formaldehyde Concentration Over Islamabad Using Ground Based And Satellite Observations. Submitted to Journal of Space technology JST Vol.5 Issue No.1 ISSN 2077-3099 (HEC recognized for “Y” category), 2015.
  13. Khan W. R. M. F. Khokhar, S. Munawwar, Yasmin N., M.N. Rajpar, Q. Panhawar:  Assessing the context of REDD+ in Murree hills forest of Pakistan. Advances in Environmental Biology, 9(6) Special 2015, Pages: 15-20, ISSN-1995-0756, 2015
  14. Shabbir, Y., M. F. Khokhar, R. Shaiganfar, T. Wagner: Spatial variance and assessment of nitrogen dioxide pollution in major cities of Pakistan along N5-highway". Journal of environmental sciences.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jes.2015.04.038, 2015, (IF=2.20)
  15. Munawar Sana, Khokhar Fahim, Atif Salman. 2015. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation implementation in northern Pakistan. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Journal.  Vol(102) pages316-323, 10.1016/j.ibiod.2015.02.027, 2015 (IF=2.42)
  16. Zafar M., M. Arshad, M. F. Khokhar: assessment of particulate matter (pm10) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons levels at various sites in Faisalabad and their potential toxicity. Pak. J. Agri. Sci., Vol. 52(1); ISSN (Online) 2076-0906, 2015 (IF=1.34)
  17. Khattak P., M. F. Khokhar, N. Yasmin: Spatio - Temporal Analyses of atmospheric sulfur dioxide column densities over Pakistan by using SCIAMACHY data, Volume 14, No. 7, December 2014, Pages 1883-1896 ISSN: 1680-8584 print / 2075-1410 online, doi:10.4210/aaqr.2013.12.0357, 2014,(IF=2.66)
  18. Khattak P., M. F. Khokhar, S. Khan: Trans-boundary SO2 Pollution detected over Pakistan from satellite Observation during 2004-2012, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Volume 14, No. 6, October 2014, Pages 1543-1557 ISSN: 1680-8584 print / 2071-1409 online, 2014 (IF=2.66)
  19. Khokhar M. F., U. Platt and T. Wagner: Temporal trends of anthropogenic SO2 emitted by non-ferrous metal smelters in Peru and Russia estimated from satellite observations, ACPD doi:10.5194/acpd-8-17393-2008, page17393-17422, 2008
  20. Khokhar M. F., C. Frankenberg, S. Beirle, S. Kühl, M. Van Roozendael, A. Richter, U. Platt and T. Wagner, Satellite Observations of Atmospheric SO2 from Volcanic Eruptions during the Time Period of 1996 to 2002, journal of Advances in Space Research, Vol. 36, Issue 5, Pages 879-887, 10.1016/j.asr.2005.04.114, 2005 (IF=1.40)
  21. Khokhar M. F., C. Frankenberg, J. Hollwedel, S. Beirle, S. Kühl, M. Grzegorski, W. Wilms-Grabe, U. Platt and T. Wagner, Satellite remote sensing of atmospheric SO2: Volcanic eruptions and anthropogenic emissions, European Space Agency(ESA) publications SP-572, (CD-ROM), 2004
  22. Kühl S., W. Wilms-Grabe, S. Beirle, C. Frankenberg, M. Grzegorski, J. Hollwedel, M. F. Khokhar, S. Kraus, U. Platt, S. Sanghavi, C. von Friedeburg and T. Wagner, Stratospheric Chlorine Activation in the Arctic winters 1995/96 to 2001/02 derived from GOME OClO Measurements, Adv. Space Res., 34, 798-803, 2004, (IF=1.40)

International Conferences

  1. GOME/ SCIAMACHY DOAS Workshop, 25-26 November 2002 Bremen, Germany: “SO2 from GOME Instrument”- oral presentation
  2. EGU-AGU 2003: Joint assembly session of EGU and AGU, 06 - 13 April 2003 at Nice, France: “GOME Observations of Atmospheric SO2”- poster presentation
  3. 2nd International DOAS Conference, 16-19 Sep. 2003, Heidelberg, Germany, “Satellite Borne DAOS Measurements of Atmospheric SO2”, Both oral and Poster presentations 
  4. EGU 2004: General assembly session of EGU, 25 - 30 April 2004 at Nice, France: “GOME Observations of Atmospheric SO2”- oral presentation and 
  5.    “GOME slit function in channel 2b”- poster presentation
  6. 35th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 18-25 July 2004 Paris, France: “Satellite Observations of Atmospheric SO2: Volcanic Eruption”- oral presentation
  7. ENVISAT & ERS Symposium by ESA, 6-10 September 2004 Salzburg, Austria: “Satellite Observations of Atmospheric SO2: Volcanic Eruption and Anthropogenic Emissions”-oral presentation
  8. 69. Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), 4–9 March, 2005 Berlin, Germany: “Enhanced SO2 Column Densities over South Asian Region: Consequence of El Niño”- oral Presentation
  9. EGU 2005: General assembly session of EGU, 24-29 April 2005 at Vienna, Austria: “Global Distribution of SO2 Derived from Satellite Born DOAS Measurements”- poster presentation
  10. IAVCEI 2005: 9th Gas Workshop, 1-10 May 2005 Palermo, Italy: “Atmospheric SO2 from Volcanic Eruptions Observed by GOME and SCIAMACHY Satellite Instruments”- poster 
  11. Laser and Optics in Atomic, Molecular and Nano-scale Physics: 9-11 June 2005 Riga, Latvia: “SO2 from Satellite Remote Sensing: Global Sources and Instruments”- oral presentation.
  12. 1st KISC 2005:  19-22 September 2005 Muzaffarabad Pakistan:” Continuation and improvement of Satellite observations of   Atmospheric SO2 from Global Sources”- oral presentation and “Satellite Remote Sensing of Various Atmospheric Trace Gases”- poster 
  13. Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) Frühjahrstagung, 13–16 March, 2005 Heidelberg, Germany: “Global anthropogenic SO2 emissions monitored by GOME “- oral presentation.
  14. 3rd International DOAS Conference, 20-22 March 2006, Bremen, Germany: “7-year temporal trend of anthropogenic SO2 emissions over USA identified from GOME observations”- oral presentation
  15. EPS- ESA Atmospheric Science Conference, 8-12 May 2006 Frascati, Italy: “Spatial analysis of Anthropogenic SO2 emissions monitored by GOME on board ERS-2”- poster
  16. 36th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 16-23 July 2006 Beijing, China: “7-year temporal trend of anthropogenic SO2 emissions over China identified from GOME observations”- oral 
  17. ESSP Open Science Conference, 9-12 November 2006 Beijing, China: “Temporal trend of anthropogenic SO2 emissions over China and USA identified from Satellite observations”- oral 
  18. 2nd ACCENT Symposium, 23-27 July 2007 Urbino, Italy: “GOME observations of anthropogenic SO2 emissions from Peruvian Cu smelters”- poster Presentation
  19. GEMS General Assembly Meeting: 14 -18 January 2008, Met Office Exeter, UK; represented as member of GRG subgroup
  20. Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) Frühjahrstagung, 10–14 March, 2008 Darmstadt, Germany: “Sensitivity study of SO2 AMF and a special case study about SO2 emissions from Norilsk “- oral Presentation
  21. 4th International DOAS Workshop for Environmental Research and Monitoring: 31st March to 2nd April 2008 Hefei, China, “Sensitivity study of SO2 AMF”- poster presentation
  22. EGU 2008: General assembly session of EGU, 13-19 April 2008 at Vienna, Austria: “Global Distribution of tropospheric SO2 monitor by Satellite instruments”- poster presentation
  23. EGU 2008: General assembly session of EGU, 13-19 April 2008 at Vienna, Austria: “Global Distribution of tropospheric SO2 monitor by Satellite instruments”- poster presentation
  24. IGAC 10th International Conference, 07 to 12 September 2008 at Annecy France, “Impact of boreal forests and agricultural fires on the chemical composition of the Northern Hemisphere”, Poster presentation
  25. “Tropospheric SO2 columns retrieved from GOME and SCIAMACHY observations, and inter-comparison of emission inventories in the frame work of GEMS project”- Poster
  26. GEMS, G-RG, meeting, 29- 31 October 2008 at Thessalonikie Greece: “GRG experimental forecasts used for flight planning during POLARCAT 2008 campaigns” – “GRG chemistry transfer models (CTM) validation with observation data from MOPITT instrument and NOAA GMD surface stations”- Oral presentations
  27. GEMS, Final Assembly Meeting, 31 March- 03 April 2009 at Juelich Germany: “Validation of GRG-CTMs simulations with MOPITT CO observations over Boreal fire regions” – Poster presentation 
  28. EGU 2009: General assembly session of EGU, 19-24 April 2008 at Vienna, Austria: “GRG experimental forecasts used for flight planning during POLARCAT 2008 campaigns”- poster presentation
  29. 1st MACC G-RG Modelers Meeting, 8- 9 June 2009 at Cologne Germany:  How to implement different chemistry schemes in C-IFS system in MACC project.
  30. TFMM - TF HTAP Joint Workshop on Regional-Global and Air Quality-Climate Linkages, 17-20 June 2009 at Paris France
  31. CITYZEN 1st Annual Meeting: 28 - 29 September 2009, IIASA Laxenburg, Austria: represented CNRS Paris 
  32. MACC, G-RG, meeting, 05- 08 October 2009 at UFS Schneefernhaus Grainau, Germany: represented LATMOS - Paris
  33. GEIA – ACCENT Open Conference, 26 – 28 October 2009 at Oslo, Norway: “An updated inventory of SO2 emissions from smelters in 2003” – Poster presentation 
  34. IWAQFR 2009: NOAA conference, 2-3 December at CSD Boulder, USA: “Use and validation of GEMS global forecasts used for flight planning during POLARCAT-France 2008 campaigns”- poster presentation
  35. LATMOS –UPMC; Paris, 7 January 2010, Seminar given at LATMOS; Assessment of the tropospheric chemical transport models (CTM) within GEMS Project, oral presentation
  36. MACC First General assembly meeting, 11-15 January 2010 at European Centre for Medium range Weather Forecast in Reading, UK: represented LATMOS – Paris 
  37. EGU 2010: European Geosciences Union General Assembly: 02 – 07 May 2010 Vienna, Austria.  Evaluation of GRG-CTM simulations by using updated emission inventories in the frame work of the MACC project Validation with SCIAMACHY Observations, poster presentation
  38. MACC G-RG workshop on validation and scoring methods at KNMI De Bilt, Netherlands: 3-4 June 2010, Work done within the MACC Project, oral presentation
  39. 11th IGAC Conference, joint with CACGP at Halifax, Canada: 1-16 July 2010, Monitoring the changes in the tropospheric composition over the past decade by using satellite observations and CTM, poster presentation
  40. 2nd MACC General assembly meeting at Toulouse France, 18-21 October 2010, Comparison of MACC and GEMS reanalyzes for the year 2003 -2004, both poster & oral presentations
  41. NORDITA school on data assimilation, Stockholm University Sweden, 26 April – 7 May 2011
  42. SONATA: School ON Aircraft Techniques for the studies of Atmospheric chemistry, CETEMPS-University L'Aquila from August 17th to 28th 2011 at Pescara, Italy
  43. Alpine Summer School on Climate, Aerosols and the Cryosphere Valsavarenche, Valle d'Aosta (Italy), 20-28 June, 2012: To study Atmospheric Composition and Climate Change Impacts over Pakistan “- Poster Presentation” GEMS coupled system for the forecast and reanalysis of atmospheric composition”, oral presentation
  44. 6th VACUUM AND SURFACE SCIENCES CONFERENCE OF ASIA & AUSTRALIA, VASSCAA Short Course on Vacuum Techniques in Renewable Energy Technologies Islamabad Pakistan, 11-12 October 2012: “Efforts to Make Cost Effective Solar Water Heater - A Step to Rely on Renewable Energy”, oral presentation,
  45. Risk Assessment in the Context of Global Climate Change" - United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management, 07 – 09 November 2012, Beijing, China “To study Atmospheric Composition and Climate Change Impacts over Pakistan”, oral presentation
  46. International workshop on Air quality monitoring and global warming trends in Pakistan At NUST Islamabad Pakistan, 15-16 November 2012: “Water footprints all we know about water conservation is wrong” and “Introduction to car Max-DOAS”, oral presentations
  47. World climate research program (WCRP) Regional Workshop on Stratosphere-Troposphere Processes and their Role in Climate at Kyoto University Japan, 01-04 April 2013: mini Max-DOAS   instrument    Exploring  the  Skies   of   Pakistan
  48. ACAM(Atmospheric Composition and the Asian Summer Monsoon) workshop Kathmandu Nepal from 09-12 June 2013: First car MAX-DOAS measurements of NO2 and HCHO column densities along the N5-highway of Pakistan, Poster 
  49. ICIMOD's First Annual Regional Atmospheric Science Workshop Kathmandu, Nepal from 13-14 June 2013: C-CARGO activities in Pakistan, Oral presentation
  50. International Conference on Plants, People & Climate SCEE, NUST, Islamabad from 05th   to 07th   November, 2013:”current Status of C-CARGO Activities in Pakistan” oral presentation
  51. International Workshop on Sustainable Energy and Membrane Systems for Desalination and Water Reuse NUST, Islamabad, from 10th  to 11th December, 2013:” Cost Effective Hybrid Solar Water Heater - A Step to Rely on Renewable Energy, case study of NUST” oral presentation
  52. SPARC General Assembly 2014 12 - 17 January 2014, QUEENSTOWN - NEW ZEALAND: Evolution of Atmospheric Sulfur dioxide (SO2) Column Densities over Pakistan during last decade of Pakistan.
  53. Second Annual Regional Atmospheric Science Workshop Pokhara, Nepal 7‐9 June 2014: Spatio -Temporal Analyses of Atmospheric SO2 over Pakistan by Using SCIAMACHY observation during 2004-2012, Oral presentation  and six poster were presented by C-CARGO team
    • Temporal records of CH4 concentration over Pakistan by using satellite data
    • Car Max-DOAS measurements of NO2 in twin cities of Rawalpindi Islamabad.
    • Mini Max-DOAS measurements of HCHO Columns in Islamabad.
    • Car Max-DOAS measurements of NO2 in Toli peer, Azad Jammu & Kashmir- PAKISTAN
    • Model versus surface observations of temperature variation over Pakistan from 2000 to  2010
    • Evaluating trends in vegetation of Margalla Hills National park using MODIS, Vegetation indices and CO2 Emission
  54. CESE-2014 International Conference on the "Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering"  12-16 October 2014, Johor Bahru, Malaysia: “Identifying the potential sites for REDD+ implementation in Northern Pakistan”, oral presentation
  55. ICS-2014, International Conference on Space by SUPPARCO from 12-14 November 2014 at COMSTECH Secretariat, Islamabad:” Exploring the Atmospheric Chemistry in the Skies of Pakistan by Exploiting Satellite and MAX-DOAS Observations” , oral presentation
  56. ICIMOD planning meeting on 27-28 November, 2014, in Kathmandu Nepal, to discuss plans for a pilot study this coming winter (2014-15) and a full-scale field study during the following winter (2015-16).  
  57. 6th   Meeting of The South and Central Asia MAB Network (SACAM), on Impact Of Climate Change On Natural  Ecosystems from 3-5 December at Islamabad:” Exploring the Atmospheric Composition over Pakistan in the Context of Climate Change”, oral presentation
  58. 4th  Pakistan Mountain Festival, an advocacy and public awareness flagship festival, at Islamabad from 10-15 December 2014: “ Climate Change and the Nexus of Mountains, Water  and  Atmosphere”, oral presentation
  59. 3rd PAS-CAS Bi-National Conference from 20-22 December 2014 at Pakistan Academy of Sciences: “Monitoring the Concentrations of Various GHG and Reactive gases in the Skies of Pakistan by Exploiting Satellite Observations”, oral presentation
  60. SPARC Capacity Development Strategy Workshop, 10 – 11 January 2015, Granada, Spain. SPARC – related activities in South Asia and Role of Academia in Pakistan, oral presentation 
  61. EGU 2015: European Geosciences Union General Assembly: 12 – 17 Apr. 2015 Vienna, Austria.  Estimation of NO2 emissions from Lahore and Rawalpindi / Islamabad using Car MAX-DOAS observations and comparison with OMI satellite data, poster presentation
  62. 2nd Workshop on Atmospheric Composition and the Asian Summer Monsoon (ACAM), 08-10 June, 2015 Bangkok, Thailand (oral presentation)
  63. 13th International Conference on Atmospheric Sciences and Applications to Air Quality (ASAAQ13), 11-13 Nov.2015 Kobe Japan. "Exploring the long-term trends of atmospheric composition
  64. over Pakistan by exploiting satellite observation “Oral presentation and 7 posters.
  65. EGU 2016: European Geosciences Union General Assembly: 17 – 22 May 2016 Vienna, Austria.  Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Winter Fog Episodes over South Asia by Exploiting Ground-based and Satellite Observations, poster presentation and oral presentation titled as “Estimation of NOx emissions from the Megacity of Lahore, Pakistan using car MAX-DOAS observations and comparison with OMI satellite data”
  66. CIND-2 progress workshop, 1-4 April 2017, De Bilt Netherland, inter-comparison of CINDI-2 observations for nitrogen dioxide and formaldehyde columns by NUST instrument.
  67. EGU 2017: European Geosciences Union General Assembly: 17 – 22 May 2017 Vienna, Austria.  oral presentation titled as “Estimation of NOx emissions from the Megacity of Lahore, Pakistan using car MAX-DOAS observations and comparison with OMI satellite data”
  68. 3rd Workshop on Atmospheric Composition and the Asian Summer Monsoon (ACAM), 05-09 June, 2017 Guangzhou, China (oral presentation)
  69. World climate research program (WCRP)/SPARC Grand Challenges and Regional Climate Change", Incheon, Korea, Republic of, 18-20 Oct 2017 “An assessment of short lived climate pollutants over Pakistan”
  70. National Workshop on Air Pollution & Smog: From Science to Solution, UVAS Lahore 8 November, 2017 “Smog choked the life in the city of Lahore”

Courses Tought
  • Climate Change
  • Energy and Environment
  • Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Air & Noise Pollution Control
  • RS & GIS Applications in Environment  ​
Assistant Professor                                                                         since Jan. 2012
Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering (IESE)
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Islamabad, Pakistan
Post Doctorate                                                                                Feb.08 - Dec. 2011
Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales (LATMOS)                                               
Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris, France
Post Doctorate                                                                                Oct.06 - Jan. 2008
Institute for Environmental Physics (IUP)                                                                                                          
Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg Germany


Research Projects

Completed

1.  Funding Agency: Int’l. Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) Nepal
Project title: “persistent winter fog monitoring across the borders of South Asian countries: a pilot study”
Approximate Amount: PK Rs. 1.0 million                           Role: Principal Investigator

2.  Funding Agency: Int’l. Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) Nepal
Project title: “persistent winter fog monitoring across the borders of South Asian countries”
Approximate Amount: PK Rs. 2.4 million                           Role: Principal Investigator

Submitted/Inprogress

1.  Funding Agency: Natural Science Linkage Program (NSLP) by PSF and US-AID
Project title: “Extensive use of CNG and its impacts on air quality and crops yield in Punjab”
Approximate Amount: PK Rs. 8.0 million                      Role: Principal Investigator

2.  Funding Agency: Int’l. Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) Nepal
Project title: “Concept Proposal for REDD+ Initiatives in Pakistan”
Approximate Amount: PK Rs. 10 million                       Role: Principal Investigator

3.  Funding Agency: Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Pakistan
Project title: “ROGPA (Record Of GHGs over PAksitan during last decade)”
 Approximate Amount: PK Rs. 1.5 million                     Role: Principal Investigator

4.  Funding Agency: European Commissions under FP7 program (FP7-INCO-2013-1, INCO-NET)
Project title: “SUN-Net(SUpport for the future INCO-NET actions in South Asia) "
Approximate Amount: Euro 1.7 million                         Role: co- Investigator

5.  Funding Agency:  German Academic Exchange Council (DAAD), Germany 
Project title: Project title: “How clean is air that We breathe in twin cities of Pakistan "
Approximate Amount: Euro 20,000                               Role: Principal Investigator 

6.  Funding Agency:  Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (NRPU) 2016
Project title: Project title: “Developing Cost-Effective Carbon Monoxide Wireless Sensor Network (CO-WSN/Gateway) for Continuous Monitoring and Validation of Satellite Observations of CO over Pakistan”
Approximate Amount:  PK Rs.  10.415 million               Role: Principal Investigator

7.  Funding Agency:  United Nation’s Environment Program, 2016
Project title: Project title: ““Development and Installation of Hybrid Solar Water Heating System at National University of Science and Technology in Islamabad (DIHSWaHNUST).”
Approximate Amount:   US $. 13.3 million                         Role: Principal Investigator