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Environmental Microbiology
Research Group Leader
 
 
Introduction

Environmental Microbiology research group was establish in 2004 at IESE NUST under the supervision of Dr. Imran Hashmi. This group has taken tremendous steps for the setup of standard microbiological protocols and strategies. The group has initiated various steps for the water quality analysis, genotoxicity of chlorine by products, pesticides degradation and bacterial degradation of toxic compounds. The group has established its expertise in the domain of phytoremediation, heavy metals toxicity, fish toxicity, quorum quenching and wastewater analysis in order to reach at the pinnacle of international research. Numerous members of the group are currently part of the national and international renowned institutions. Efforts are underway to explore the new avenues of innovative research opportunities which subsequently contribute positively in the welfare of society.

Current Members

PhD Students: 
1. Sayra Raja. 2011-NUST-DirPhD-Env-Sc-70 (HEC sponsor pin/batch no: 112-27515-2PSI-526 (50022214) “Biodegradation of pesticides from wastewater using activated sludge process”  (HEC-IRSIP programme: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea) 
Status: Thesis in review process
2. Rabia Nosheen. NUST201590276PSCEE1815S (Entry of 2015; Spring Semester) “Microplastics occurrence and their potential toxicity in aquatic environment”
Status: In research phase
3. Nazish Iftikhar. 00000114310 (Entry Fall 2017) “Assessment of nano toxicity in aquatic environment using Fish as model organism”
Status: In course work

MS Students: 
Batch # 2016

1. Maimoon Zafar: 
Microbial degradation of SMX and evaluation of its biotoxicity in fish.
2. Huma Farooq:
Microbial degradation of Lambda Cyhalothrin
3. Samina Parveen: 
Evaluation of DBP’s toxicity on Comman Carp   
4.Sidra Butt:
Performance evaluation of constructed wetlands and Helminthes egg removal
5. Khadija Ikhlaq: 
Monitoring of water quality in drinking water distribution system in NUST

Batch # 2018

1. Hamza Riaz: 
Indus Basin Water Quality, Determination of PAHs using Chromatographic Analysis
2, Kinza Nasir
Microbial Characterization and water quality assessment of vertical flow constructed wetland
​3.Faryal Gohar
Assessing potential toxicity and bio accumulation of SMX in fish using different Bio markers
4. Tayyaba Malik
Monitoring of toxicological effects of Lambda cyhalothrin on fish using multi-biomarker approach

Activities:

In Pakistan, the current environmental constrain is not only the water scarcity but also the augmented situation of water contamination. Keeping in view this environmental problem, the group is working for offering solutions to these issues. Besides involving in the commercial testing of the water samples, the group is also embroiled into the tackling of DBPs. The other major research activities of the group are:

Bacteriological examination of water by MF Technique
Microbiological Monitoring of Air and water Quality
Effect of Temperature on Growth of Microorganisms
Estimation of Standard Coliform count by MPN Technique
Study of the Algal population of waste stabilization ponds
Enumeration of Soil Microorganisms
Identification of bacterial species
Genotoxicity of Chlorine by-products
Biodegradation studies
PCR and gene sequencing
Testing of erythrocyte nuclear abnormalities
Enumeration of helminthes eggs and parasitic worms
Translocation pf microorganisms in plants
Enumeration of entophytes
Quorum sensing
 
Research supervision PhD student’s 
 
(1)    Asma Saeed. 2009-NUST-TfrPhD-Env-100 “Microbial evaluation and validation of biomarkers for environmental contaminants” (HEC-IRSIP programme: University of Calgary, Canada)
Status: Completed
(2)    Sajida Rasheed. 2009-NUST-TfrPhD-Env-97 “Dynamic model of chlorine decay against controlled microbial intrusion in a prototype drinking water distribution network” (HEC-IRSIP programme: University College London, UK)
Status: Completed 
(3)   Hira Waheed.  NUST201290059TPSCEE1812F “Bacterial and enzymatic quorum quenching agents to control biofouling in membrane based treatment system” (HEC-IRSIP programme: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Status: Completed 
(4)   Sayra Raja. 2011-NUST-DirPhD-Env-Sc-70 (HEC sponsor pin/batch no: 112-27515-2PSI-526 (50022214) “Biodegradation of pesticides from wastewater using activated sludge process” 
(HEC-IRSIP programme: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea) 
Status: Thesis in review process
(5)   Rabia Nosheen. NUST201590276PSCEE1815S (Entry of 2015; Spring Semester) “Microplastics occurrence and their potential toxicity in aquatic environment”
Status: In research phase
(6)   Nazish Iftikhar. 00000114310 (Entry Fall 2017) “Assessment of nano toxicity in aquatic environment using Fish as model organism”
Status: In course work
 
Research Supervision MS Students – Completed

1. Amrah Qureshi, 00000118895 
“Efficacy of chlorine and chloramine decay within a prototype distribution network”
2. Khush Bakht Andleeb, 00000118139, 
“Comparison of influent and effluent water quality of membrane bioreactors and Phytoremediation Plant”
3. Rabia Akmal, 0000118515
“Biodegradation of Endosulfan using sludge using sludge bioreactor”
4. Adnan Shakeel NUST201362273MSCEE65113F
“Performance evaluation of constructed wetland to remove nutrients (N,P) from domestic wastewater”
5.     Nida Batool NUST201463478MSCEE65214F
“Comparative analysis of microbes in different layers of horizontal flow constructed wetlands”
6.    Habiba Daud NUST201463479MSCEE65214F
“Comparative analysis of Salmonella in carcass, frozen and canned chicken meat”
7.    Zaib Fatima NUST201463477MSCEE65214F
“Toxicity due to titania nanoparticles in Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)”
8.    Asna Lodhi NUST201463480MSCEE65214F
“Human blood analysis for genotoxic effects of disinfection byproducts”
9.    Maryam Zafar Malik NUST201362291MSCEE65213F
“Detection of microbes in drinking water using PCR”
10.    Reenum Anwar   NUST201362279MSCEE65213F
“Prevalence of microorganisms in influent and effluent of membrane based septic tank”
11.    Ayesha Munir NUST201362301MSCEE65213F
“Biochemical response and bioaccumulation of organophosphate in Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio)”
12.    Mariam Mansoor NUST 201362292MSCEE65213F1
Determination of degradation potential of indigenous microorganism for toluene”
13.    Maham Ayesha NUST201362302MSCEE65213F
“Wastewater treatment in a sub-surface flow constructed wetland: Nutrient removal and microbial monitoring”
14.    Abeerah Shahid NUST201362285MSCEE65213F
“Isolation of microbial community and evaluating performance efficiency of phytoremediation plant”
15.    Amina Khalid NUST201261067MSCEE65212F
“Biotoxicity potential of organophosphate on common carp (Cyprinus carpio) in Rawal Lake”
16.    Romana Khan NUST201261047MSCEE652F12
“Quantitative analysis of disinfection byproducts in drinking water distribution networks using SPME and GC”
17.    Mehwish Khalid NUST201261054MSCEE65212
“Microbiological analysis of membrane based septic tank effluent and its reuse”
18.    Arish Naseem NUST201261068MSCEE652F12
“Pesticide degradation potential of isolated microorganisms at lab scale and determination of their genetic diversity”
19.    Mehreen Khan NUST201261038MSCEE65212F
“Evaluating the effect of overnight stagnation on the physicochemical and microbiological quality of drinking water”
20.    Khaula Aisha Batool NUST201261040MSCEE65212F
“Distribution of Salmonella in environmental samples”
21.    Sidra-tul-Muntaha2011-NUST-MSPhD-EnvS-22
“Inactivation of pathogens by chlorine in a prototype distribution network”
22.    Muntaha Habib2011-NUST-MSPhD-EnvS-09
“High throughput real time PCR for detection of microbial community in distribution network”
23.    Sara Qaiser 2011-NUST-MSPhD-EnvS-06
“Comparison of biokinetic coefficient of lab scale MBR system at IESE, NUST” 
24.    Sahaab Farooq2011-NUST-MSPhD-EnvS-10
“Acetanilide herbicide degradation using indigenous soil microorganism”
25.    Jawairia Imtiaz, 2010-NUST-MSPhD-Env-S-04
“Detection of microorganisms from drinking water using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)”
26.    Sidra Abbas, 2010-NUST-MSPhD-EnvS-10
“Monitoring of emerging drinking water disinfection by-products for microbial inactivation”
27.    Hira Waheed, 2010-NUST-MSPhD-Env-S-19
“Microbial characterization of sewage treatment plant, I-9 Islamabad”
28.    Rizwana Naureen, 2010-NUST-MSPhD-Env-S-03
“Biodegradation of dichlorovos using indigenous soil microorganisms”
29.    Sumera Javed, 2009-NUST-MSPhD-Env-S-01
“Assessment of drinking water quality within the distribution network of Rawalpindi”
30.    Anam Shabbir Rathor, 2009-NUST-MSPhD-Env-07
“Biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons using indigenous soil microorganisms”
31.    Beenish Saba, 2008-NUST-MSPhD-Env-01
“Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) determination in ground water and surface soils of Morgah Rawalpindi by Gas Chromatography (GC)”
32.    Sajida Rasheed, 2007-NUST-MSPhD-Env-18
“Evaluation of chlorine disinfection efficiency at different pH and temperatures”
33.    Hira Amjad, 2007-NUST-MSPhD-Env-03
“Detection of trihalomethanes and chlorine residues in drinking water by Gas Chromatography (GC)”
34.    Sajeela Ghaffar, 2007-NUST-MSPhD-Env-02
“Determination of trace organics in drinking and wastewater by Gas Chromatography (GC)”
35.    Sadia Ishaq, 2007-NUST-MSPhD-Env-05
“Pesticide degradation by indigenous soil microorganisms and comparison of growth studies at laboratory scale”

Research Supervision MS Students – In Progress

1. Sidra Butt NUST2016170586MSCEE
‘”Performance Evaluation of Constructed Wetland for Wastewater Treatment.”
2. Huma Farooq NUST2016171945MSCEE
“Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Potential Lambda Cyhalothrin Degrading Bacteria.”
3. Khadija Ikhlaq NUST2016172085MSCEE
“Monitoring of Water Quality in Drinking Water Distribution System”
4. Maimoon Zafar NUST2016170495MSCEE
“Microbial degradation of sulfamethoxazole and evaluation of bio-toxicity potential in fish.”
5. Samina Perveen NUST2016172644 MSCEE
“Acute and sub-acute toxicity of chloroform and idoform (DBPs) on common carp.”

Research supervision UG student’s projects
 
1.    Zunaira Khalil, Nayyera Farooq, Tafheem Fatima and Nuaman Ishfaq Mughal. (2016). “Effect of storage tank on water quality within NUST”
2.    Wajeha Tauqir., Ifrah Imtiaz., SyedaRida-e-Zanib. And Zohaib Mansha. (2015)
“Modeling of chlorine decay along drinking water distribution system and performance efficiency using booster chlorination system” 
3.    Talha, Zulfiqar., Mudassir, Hussain, Alvi., Harris, Bin, Khawar. and Muhammad, Abdullah. (2014).
“Performance evaluation of field phytoremediation system”
4.    Sana, Rasool., Seemal, Mushtaq., Fatima-tu-Zahra. and Aon, Bukhari (2013).
“Ultra Magnus “Post Combustion Carbon dioxide Capture” 
5.    Zainab, Nisar., Sara, Ishaque., Manan, Abbas. and Sabah, Iqbal. (2012)
“Bacteriological estimation of drinking water treatment system at NUST” 

Research Projects/ Grants

1. Evaluation of chemical induced toxicity and quorum quenching potential using fish as a model organism funded by Higher Education Commission (HEC)
Amounting; Pak Rs. 4,671,171/-
Duration: 2017-2020; Role: Principal Investigator

2.    Chlorine Decay Modeling in a Proto-type distribution Network' funded by PSF
Amounting: Pak Rs. 1,052,278/-
Duration: 2016-2017; Role: Principal Investigator

3. “Toxicity of Road Runoff Pollutants on Common Carp (Cyprinus Carpio)” 
Funding Agency: Higher Education Commission (HEC) Startup Research Grant Programme
Amounting: Pak Rs. 4,60,500/-
Duration: 2016-2017; Role: Initially Co-Principal Investigator, later as PI (in progress)

4. “Carbon Storage and Allocation Pattern in Plant Biomass under Drought Stress and Nitrogen Supply”
Funding Agency: Higher Education Commission (HEC) Startup Research Grant Programme
Amounting: Pak Rs. 422,700/-
Duration: 2016-2017; Role: Co-Principal Investigator
 
5.    Diurnal variation of Rawal Lake microbial flora and toxicity potential of environmental contaminants in aquatic life NUST
Amounting: Pak Rs. 568,613/-
Duration: 2013-2014; Role: Principal Investigator
 
6.    Kinetics of drinking water disinfection by-product (chlorine) at lab scale and within the distribution network funded by NUST
Amounting: Pak Rs. 290,000/-
Duration: 2012-2014; Role: Principal Investigator
 
7.    Bacteriological and chemical quality determination of drinking water within the distribution network of Rawalpindi and Islamabad funded by COMSTECH-TWAS
Amounting: US $ 10000/-
Duration: 2011-2013; Role: Principal Investigator
 
8.    Detection of Escherichia coli by multiplex PCR and determination of genetic diversity using pulsed field gel electrophoresis in drinking water funded by Higher Education Commission (HEC)
Amounting: Pak Rs. 4,591,002/-
Duration: 2009 – 2013; Role: Principal-Investigator
 
9.    Study for Combined Effluent Treatment Plant for Textile Industry in Faisalabad funded by Higher Education Commission (HEC)
Amounting: Pak Rs. 238,312/-
Duration: 2008 – 2010; Role: Co-Investigator
 
10.    Monitoring of Microbial Contaminants and Residual Chlorine in Water Distribution Network of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Rawalpindi funded by Higher Education Commission (HEC).
Amounting: Pak Rs. 3,315,959/-
Duration: Aug 2007 - Aug 2009; Role: Co-Principal Investigator
 
11.    The Effects of Environmental Pesticides Residues on the Health of workers in Pesticide Manufacturing Industries of Pakistan funded by Higher Education Commission (HEC).
Amounting: Pak Rs. 532,440/-
Duration: 2007 – 2008; Role: Co-Principal Investigator
 
12.    Upgradation of Environmental Microbiology Laboratory at IESE-NUST, Rawalpindi
Higher Education Commission (HEC) funded by Higher Education Commission (HEC).
Amounting: Pak Rs. 1.0/- M
Duration: 20 June 2006 - 20 June 2007; Role: Co-Principal Investigator
 
13.    Establishing the experimental setup for research on biodegradation studies, Rawalpindi funded by Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering (IESE), NUST
Amounting: Pak Rs. 50,000/-
Duration: 2005 – 2006; Role: Principal Investigator
 
14.    Programme for Environmental Research & Training (PERT), based in Islamabad, operated throughout Pakistan
Funded by Royal Netherlands Embassy (RNE)
Amounting: Pak Rs. Approx. 2.0/- Million
Duration: 2002 – 2004; Role: Principal Investigator

Journal Publications/ Presentations (Selected - Peer Reviewed)
ISI listed publications with impact factor

1.  Saira Khalid, Jong-In Han, Imran Hashmi, Ghalib Hasnain, Muhammad Ajaz Ahmed, Sher Jamal Khan & Muhammad Arshad (2018)
Strengthening calcium alginate microspheres using polysulfone and its performance evaluation: Preparation, characterization and application for enhanced biodegradation of chlorpyrifos. Science of The Total Environment, 631: 1046-1058.

2.  Yeyuan Xiao, Hira Waheed, Keke Xiao, Imran Hashmi & Yan Zhou (2018)
In tandem effects of activated carbon and quorum quenching on fouling control and simultaneous removal of pharmaceutical compounds in membrane bioreactors. Chemical Engineering Journal, 341: 610-617.

3.  Ayesha Asif, Muhammad Zeeshan, Imran Hashmi, Uzma Zahid & Muhammad Faraz Bhatti (2018)
Microbial quality assessment of indoor air in a large hospital building during winter and spring seasons. Building and Environment. 135: 68-73.

4.  Sajida Rasheed, Imran Hashmi, Jong K. Kim, Qizhi Zhou & Luiza C. Campos (2018)
Species-specific interaction of trihalomethane (THM) precursors in a scaled-up distribution network using response surface methodology (RSM). Environmental technology 39, no. 3: 346-355.

5.  Asma Jamil, Shaukat Farooq & Imran Hashmi (2017)
Ozone Disinfection Efficiency for Indicator Microorganisms at Different pH Values and Temperatures. Ozone: Science & Engineering 39, no. 6: 407-416.

6.  Tehseen Tahir, Ishtiaq Ahmed Qazi, Imran Hashmi & Muhammad Anwar Baig (2017)
Photocatalytic Inactivation of Hospital-Associated Bacteria using Titania Nanoparticle Coated Textiles. Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan 39, no. 5.

7.  Hira Waheed, Imran Hashmi, Sher Jamal Khan, Sang Ryoung Kim, Muhammad Arshad & Habib Nasir (2016)
Microbial population dynamics and profiling of quorum sensing agents in membrane bioreactor. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 113: 66-73.
 
8.  Tahir Maqbool, Sher Jamal Khan, Hira Waheed, Chung-Hak Lee, Imran Hashmi & Hamid Iqbal (2015) Membrane biofouling retardation and improved sludge characteristics using quorum quenching bacteria in submerged membrane bioreactor. Journal of Membrane Science 483: 75-83.

9.  Hira Waheed, Saimer Pervez Imran Hashmi, Sher Jamal Khan & Sang Ryoung Kim (2018)
High-performing antifouling bacterial consortium for submerged membrane bioreactor treating synthetic wastewater. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 15, no. 2: 395-404.

10.  Khush Bakht Andleeb & Imran Hashmi (2018)
Impact of meteorological conditions on the water quality of wastewater treatment systems: a comparative study of phytoremediation and membrane bioreactor system. Water Science and Technology: wst2018247.

11. Mehwish, Khalid., Imran, Hashmi. and Sher, Jamal. Khan (2017)
 Performance evaluation of membrane based septic tank and its reuse potential for irrigating crops.
 Water Environment Research. 89.

12.        Asna Lodhi, Imran Hashmi, Habib Nasir, Romana Khan. (2017)
Effect of trihalomethanes (chloroform and bromoform) on human haematological count
Journal of Water and Health, 15(3): 367-373

13.        Sajida Rasheed, Imran Hashmi, Jong. K. Kim, Qizhi Zhou & Luiza C. Campos. (2017)
Species-specific interaction of trihalomethane (THM) precursors in a scaled-up distribution network using response surface methodology (RSM)
Environmental Technology. DOI:10.1080/09593330.2017.1301564
ISSN: 0959-3330 (print); 1479-487X (online) : Impact factor: 1.76

14.        Hira Waheed, Yeyuan Xiao, Imran Hashmi, David Stuckey, Yan Zhou. (2017)
Insights into quorum quenching mechanisms to control membrane biofouling under changing organic loading rates
Chemosphere, 182: 40-47.

15.        Aneela Iqbal, Muhammad Arshad, Imran Hashmi, Raghupathy Karthikeyan, Terry J Gentry, Arthur Paul Schwab. (2017)
Biodegradation of Phenol and Benzene by Endophytic Bacterial Strains Isolated from Refinery Wastewater-Fed Cannabis sativa
Environmental Technology, 1-35

16.    Saira, Khalid. and Imran Hashmi (2016)
“Biotreatment of chlorpyrifos in a bench scale bioreactor using Psychrobacter alimentarius T14” 
Environmental Technology. 37(3):316-325.
ISSN 0959-3330, Impact factor: 1.760    

17.    Saira Khalid., Imran Hashmi. and Sher Jamal Khan (2016)
“Bacterial assisted degradation of chlorpyrifos: The key role of environmental conditions, trace metals and organic solvents” 
Journal of Environmental Management. 168: 1-9. 
ISSN 0301-4797, Impact factor: 2.522

18.    Asma, Saeed., Imran Hashmi., Ava, Zare., MitraMehrabani-Zeinabad., Gopal, Achari., and Hamid, R. Habibi. (2016)
Efficacy of UV-C photolysis of bisphenol A on transcriptome alterations of genes in zebrafish embryos
Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A. 51(11): 877-83. 
ISSN 1093-4529, Impact factor: 1.276 

19.    Sajida, Rasheed., Luiza, C. Campos., Jong, K. Kim., Qizhi, Zhou. and Imran, Hashmi. (2016)
Optimization of total trihalomethanes'(TTHMs) and their precursors' removal by granulated activated carbon (GAC) and sand dual media by response surface methodology (RSM)
Water Science and Technology: Water Supply. DOI: 10.2166/ws.2015.175  
ISSN 0273-1223, Impact factor: 1.064

20.    Sara, Imran. Khan., Imran, Hashmi., Sher, Jamal. Khan. and Rita, Henderson. (2016)
Performance and optimization of lab-scale membrane bioreactors for synthetic municipal wastewater
Desalination and Water Treatment. 1-8. 
ISSN 1944-3994, Impact factor: 1.272.

21.    Ch, Tahir. Mehmood., Ishtiaq, A. Qazi., Imran, Hashmi., Samarth, Bhargava. and Sriramulu, Deepa. (2016)
Biodegradation of low density polyethylene (LDPE) modified with dye sensitized titania and starch blend using Stenotrophomonaspavanii
International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. 113: 276-286. 
ISSN 0964-8305, Impact factor: 2.429
    
22.    Tahir, Maqbool., Sher, Jamal. Khan., Hira, Waheed., Chung-Hak Lee., Imran, Hashmi. and Hamid, Iqbal. (2015) 
Membrane biofouling retardation and improved sludge characteristics using quorum quenching bacteria in submerged membrane bioreactor
Journal of Membrane Science. 483: 75-83.
ISSN: 0376-7388: Impact factor: 5.094

23.    Sidra, Abbas., Imran, Hashmi., Muhammad, Saif-Ur Rehman,. Ishtiaq, A. Qazi., Mohammad, A. Awan and Habib, Nasir. (2015)
Monitoring of chlorination disinfection by-products and their associated health risks in drinking water of Pakistan
Journal of Water and Health. 13(1): 270-284. doi:10.2166/wh.2014.096
ISSN: 1477-8920: Impact factor: 1.22

24.    Waqas Latif, Ishtiaq A. Qazi, Imran Hashmi, Muhammad Arshad, Habib Nasir and Amir Habib (2014)
A novel method for preparation of pure and iron doped titania nanotube coated wood surfaces to disinfect airborne bacterial species
Environmental Engineering Science. 31(12): 681-688. 
ISSN: 1092-8758 • Online ISSN: 1557-9018: Impact factor: 0.9

25.    Asma, Saeed and Imran, Hashmi. (2014)
Evaluation of anthropogenic effects on water quality and bacterial diversity in Rawal Lake, Islamabad
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 186(5):2785-2793.
ISSN: 0167-6369 (print version) ; 1573-2959 (electronic version): Impact factor: 1.436

26.    Sara, Qaiser., Imran, Hashmi and Habib, Nasir. (2014)
Chlorination at treatment plant and drinking water quality: a case study of different sectors of Islamabad, Pakistan. 
Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering. 39(7): 5665-5675.
ISSN: 1319-8025: Impact factor: 0.224

27.    Hassan, Younas., Ishtiaq, A. Qazi., Imran Hashmi., Muhammad, Ali. Awan., Asif, Mahmood. and Hafiz, Adil. Qayuum. (2014)
Visible light photocatalytic water disinfection and its kinetics using Titania nanoparticles
Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 21:740-752
ISSN: 0944-1344: Impact factor: 2.618
DOI 10.1007/s11356-013-1980-7

28.    Zahra., Imran, Hashmi. and Nadia, Akhtar. (2014)
Occupational Health and Safety Issues in the Marble Industry and their Potential Measures 
International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research. 5(2).
ISSN: 2229-5518: Impact factor: 1.4

29.    Saman, K., Ishtiaq, A. Q., Hashmi, I., Muhammad, A. A. and Sadaf, Z. Z. (2013)
Synthesis of silver doped titanium TiO2 powder-coated surfaces and its ability to inactivate Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Bacillus subtilis
Journal of Nanomaterials.
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnm/aip/531010/ 
ISSN: 1687-4110: Impact factor: 1.376
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnm/2013/531010/ 

30.    Sher, J. K., Fozia, P., Aman, A., Hashmi, I. and Nicholas, H. (2013)
Performance Evaluation and Bacterial Characterization of Membrane Bioreactors
Bioresource Technology. 141: 2-7.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2013.01.140
ISSN: 0960-8524: Impact factor: 4.980

31.    Hira, Amjad., Imran, Hashmi., Muhammad, Saif. Ur Rehman.,  M. Ali Awan., Sajeela, Ghaffar. and Zahiruddin, Khan. (2013)
Cancer and non-cancer risk assessment of trihalomethanes in urban drinking water supplies of Pakistan
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 91: 25–31
ISSN: 0147-6513: Impact factor: 2.294

32.    Hira, Waheed.,Imran, Hashmi., Abdul, Khaliq, Naveed. and Sher, Jamal, Khan. (2013)
Molecular detection of microbial community of a nitrifying-denitifying activated sludge system
International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation. 85:527-532.
ISSN: 0964-8305: Impact factor: 2.429

33.    Beenish, S., Hashmi, I., Habib, N., Sher, J. K. and Azeem, K. (2012)
Comparison of soxhlet and direct ultrasonic techniques for determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in agricultural and urban soils of Pakistan
Journal of The Chemical Society of Pakistan. 34(5): 1312-1316.
http://jcsp.org.pk/index.php/jcsp/article/view/3826 
ISSN: 0253-5106: Impact factor: 1.377 

34.    Hashmi, I., Sara, Q. and Shaukat, F. (2012)
Microbiological quality of drinking water in urban communities, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Desalination and Water Treatment. 41: 240-248.
http://www.deswater.com/press.php 
ISSN 1944-3994 (print) / 1944-3986 (online): Impact factor: 1.272

35.    Sajeela, G., Hashmi, I., Muhammad, A. A., Habib, N. and Hira, A. (2012).
Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in potable water using Solid Phase Micro Extraction-Gas Chromatography (SPME-GC)
Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering. 37: 1255-1262.
ISSN 1319-8025: Impact factor: 0.224

36.    Beenish, S., Hashmi, I., Muhammad, A. A., Habib, N.  and  Sher, J. K. (2012)
Distribution, toxicity level and concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in surface soil and groundwater of Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Desalination and Water Treatment. 49: 240-247.
http://www.deswater.com/press.php 
ISSN 1944-3994 (print) / 1944-3986 (online): Impact factor: 1.272

37.    Beenish, S., Uzaira, R. and Hashmi, I. (2011)
Adsorption kinetics of anthracene and phenanthrene in different soils of Attock refinery limited (ARL) Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Desalination and Water Treatment. 30: 333-338 June 2011.
ISSN 1944-3994 (print) / 1944-3986 (online): Impact factor: 1.272

38.    Khan, D. A., Hashmi, I., Mahjabeen, W. and Tatheer A Naqvi. (2010)
Monitoring health implications of pesticide exposure in factory workers in Pakistan
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 168 (1-4): 231-240 SEP 2010.
ISSN: 0167-6369 (print version) ; 1573-2959 (electronic version): Impact factor: 1.436

39.    Hashmi, I., Farooq, S. and Qaiser, S. (2009)
Incidence of fecal contamination within a public drinking water supply in RattaAmral, Rawalpindi
Desalination and Water Treatment. 11 (1-3): 124-131 NOV 2009.
ISSN 1944-3994 (print) / 1944-3986 (online) : Impact factor: 1.272

40.    Hashmi, I., Farooq, S. and Qaiser, S. (2009)
Chlorination and water quality monitoring within a public drinking water supply in Rawalpindi Cantt (Westridge and Tench) area, Pakistan
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 158 (1-4): 393-403 NOV 2009.
ISSN: 0167-6369 (print version) ; 1573-2959 (electronic version): Impact factor: 1.436

41.    Farooq, S., Hashmi, I.,Qazi, I. A., Sara, Q. and Sajida, R. (2008)
Monitoring of Coliforms and chlorine residual in water distribution network of Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 140 (1-3): 339-347 MAY 2008.
ISSN: 0167-6369 (print version) ; 1573-2959 (electronic version): Impact factor: 1.436

42.    Hashmi, I.,Altaf, K. M. and Kim J. G. (2006)
Degradation of malathion by Pseudomonas during activated sludge treatment system using principal component analysis (PCA)
Journal of Environmental Sciences. 18 (4): 797-804 2006.
ISSN: 1001-0742: Impact factor: 1.660

43.    Hashmi, I. and Kim, J. G. (2003)
Comparison of degradation studies in a biosimulator by continuous cultivation of Pseudomonas and indigenous microorganisms with varied dissolved oxygen concentrations
International Journal of Environment and Pollution. 19 (2): 123-138 2003.
ISSN (Online): 1741-5101  -  ISSN (Print): 0957-4352: Impact factor: 0.626

National / International publications

1.    Sara, Ishaque., Zainab, Nisar., Sabah, Iqbal., Manan, Abbas. and Imran, Hashmi. (2012)
“Physicochemical and Bacteriological Analysis of Water used for Drinking Purposes within a Residential University”
NUST Journal of Engineering Sciences (NJES) . 5(1). 
http://www.njes.nust.edu.pk/Volume4.aspx (Ms. Ref. No.: NJES12050107) 

2.    Imran, Hashmi., Zahirud, din. Khan., Shaukat, Farooq. and Muhammad, Asim. (2011)
“Physico-chemical characterization of wastewater in Paharang Drain, Faisalabad”
NUST Journal of Engineering Sciences (NJES). 4(1): 1-9.

3.    Beenish, Saba., Tariq, Mahmood., Bushra, Zaman. and Imran, Hashmi. (2011). 
Reuse of treated wastewater using sequencing batch bioreactor for the improvement of wheat growth. 
Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination. 1(3):179-184. 
ISSN Print: 2220-1319: ISI Journal Impact Factor for 2013: 0.308 

4.    Beenish, Saba.,Imran, Hashmi., Habib, Nasir. And Azeem, Khalid. (2010). “Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons profiles of groundwater of an industrialized urban area of Pakistan”
Int. J. Agric. Appl. Sci. 2(2):59-63.

5.    Hashmi Imran., Jong – Guk Kim, Kyoung Sim Kim and Jin-Soo Park. (2005). “Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) levels from two industrial zones (Sihwa and Banwal) located in An-san city of the Korean Peninsula and their influence on lake”
Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management. 9(3): 63-69.

6.    Hashmi, Imran. (2005).
“Wastewater monitoring of pharmaceutical industry: Treatment and Reuse Options”
Electronic Journal of Environmental, Agriculture and Food Chemistry

7.    Khan, Moazzam Ali., Hashmi, Imran., Hany-e-Omm., Hasan, S. Adnan., AzeemMariya. andJabeen, Suriya. (2005).
“Fluoride content in drinking water of northern areas of Pakistan”
Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 1(1): 33-37.

8.    Khan, Moazzam Ali., Hany-e-Omm., Hashmi, Imran.,Kazmi, Quddusi B. and Khan, M.Altaf. (2004).
“Pesticide pollution of Gharo creek: A preliminary study”
Pakistan Journal of Marine Sciences. 13(1&2): 11-20.

9.    Hashmi, Imran, Khan, M. Altaf. and Jong, Guk. Kim. (2004).
“Biodegradation and growth kinetics of malathion during activated sludge treatment system using biosimulator”
 Biotechnology. 3(1): 82-89.

10.    Hashmi, Imran and Jong, Guk. Kim. (2003).
“Comparison of growth kinetic studies using two different sets of conditions”
The Environmentalist. 23: 71-80.

11.    Hashmi, Imran, Jong, Guk. Kim. and Won, Chan-Hee. (2002).
“Continuous monitoring of biosimulator for treating domestic wastewater using varied dissolved oxygen concentration”
Journal of Korean Society of Environmental Technology. 3(1): 7-16.

12.    Hashmi, Imran, Khan, M. Altaf. and Jong, Guk. Kim. (2002).
“Growth response of a select bacterial population (Pseudomonas) exposed to malathion”.
Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. 5(6): 699-703.

13.    Khan, Moazzam Ali., Shoukat, Shahid.,Hashmi, Imran and Khan, M. Altaf (2001).
 “Pollution profile of farm vegetables and tube well water in Karachi and its adjoining areas”
Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. 4(3): 196-199.

14.    Khan, Moazzam Ali., Hashmi, Imran and Khan, M. Altaf (1999).
“Microbiological performance evaluation of waste stabilization ponds at the Karachi University Campus”.
Karachi University Journal of Science. 27 (1):17-24.

15.    Khan, M. Altaf., Khan, Moazzam  Ali., Hashmi, Imran, Rashid, A., Niaz, G.R. and Khan, Fasihullah (1999)
“Studies on Lyari river effluent”
Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research. PJSIR – 42 (5): 230-235.

16.    Hashmi, Imran, Nazrul, Husnain.,  Khan, Moazzam, Ali. and Khan. M. Altaf  (1999). "Chemical processing of pharmaceutical wastewater for pollution control"
Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. 2(4): 1263-1267.

17.    Hashmi, Imran,Shoukat, Shahid., Khan, Moazzam, Ali.and Khan. M. Altaf  (1999).
"An application of principal component analysis (PCA) to the study of activated sludge treatment system performance efficiency for the degradation of malathion".
Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. 2(4): 1252-1257.

18.    Hashmi, Imran, Khan, Moazzam, Ali.,Aslam,M. and Khan, M.Altaf. (1999)
"Statistical evaluation of COD variation during activated sludge treatment via microfermentor"
Proceedings Seventh Statistics Seminar. Department of Statistics, University of Karachi.
ISBN-969-8397-06-X (29-37).

19.    Khan, Moazzam, Ali.,Hashmi, Imran, Shoukat, Shahid and Khan, M.Altaf. (1999)
"A quantitative study of pollution profile of Karachi coast"
Proceedings Seventh Statistics Seminar. Department of Statistics, University of Karachi.
ISBN-969-8397-06-X (105-119).

Invited National/International selected conference presentations

National 

1. Amrah Qureshi, Imran Hashmi and Romana Khan (2018).
“Monitoring microbial regrowth and inactivation potential of chlorine in a lab-scale water distribution network”. World Water Day 2018- Nature for Water, Pakistan Engineering Congress, 31st March, Lahore, Pakistan.

2. Amrah Qureshi, Imran Hashmi and Romana Khan (2017).
“Effect of Ammonia Oxidizing Bacteria on the efficiency of monochloramines in a lab-scale drinking water setup”. 7th International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESDev), 26-28 August, 2017, COMSATS, Abbottabad, Pakistan.

3. Amrah Qureshi, Imran Hashmi and Romana Khan (2017).
“Membrane bioreactor (MBR) and Phytoremediation system: sustainable technologies for wastewater treatment”. International conference on Water Processing for Sustainable Development. 1-2nd August, 2017. National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad Pakistan.

4. Khushbakht Andleeb, Imran Hashmi, Tariq mehmood, Hamza farooq Gabriel (2017).
“Reuse of wastewater in Agriculture recovered from Constructed Wetlands”. World Water Day being celebrated by Pakistan Engineering Congress, Lahore. 22nd March 2017.

5. Khushbakht Andleeb, Imran Hashmi, Hama Farooq, Sher Jamal Khan, Hamza Farooq Gabriel (2017). 
“Comparison of Constructed Wetlands and Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) plant performance Useful approaches for achieving environmental sustainability”. International conference on Bio approaches for Environment and Sustainability. 22-23 February, 2017. National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad Pakistan

6. Khushbakht Andleeb, Imran Hashmi, Tariq Mehmood, Hamza Farooq Gabriel (2016). “Evaluation of Performance efficiency of phytoremediation system for sustainable use of water”. International conference on asian pacific policy dialogue on water, energy and food security for poverty alleviation in dry land regions. 23-25 Nov, 2016. Arid agriculture university, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

7. Khushbakht Andleeb, Imran Hashmi, Tariq Mehmood, Hamza Farooq Gabriel (2016).
“Constructed Wetlands: an effective strategy for climate change adaptation”. National conference on thinking climate change adaptation in water, farming and agriculture. 28-30 Nov, 2016.University of Agriculture, Peshawer, Pakistan.

8.    Mariam Mansoor and Imran Hashmi (2015).
“Biodegradation of Toluene Using Bacteria Isolated from Petroleum Refinery Contaminated Soil.” Sixth International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development ESDev – 2015 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad 

9.    Saira Khalid, Imran Hashmi, and Jong-In Han (2015)
“Biodegradation OfChlorpyrifos In Sequencing Batch Reactor At Different Hydraulic Retention Times” Sixth International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development ESDev – 2015 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad 

10.    Maham Ayesha, Abeerhashahid, Owaismohidin and Imran Hashmi (2015)
Performance Evaluation of Phytoremediation Plant Installed at Nust. Sixth International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development ESDev – 2015 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad

11.    Ayesha Munir and Imran Hashmi (2015)
Chlorpyrifos Induced Behavioral and Immuno-Hematological Changes in Common Carp (CyprinusCarpio). Sixth International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development ESDev – 2015 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad. 

12.    Maryam Zafar and Imran Hashmi (2015)
Microbial Characterization of Drinking Water Biofilms Using Different Pipe Materials. Sixth International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development ESDev – 2015 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad.

13.    Reenum Anwar  and Imran Hashmi (2015)
Prevalence of microorganisms in raw vegetables irrigated with wastewater. Sixth International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development ESDev – 2015 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad 

14.    Sahaab Farooq, Imran Hashmi, Sadia Ishaq, R. Naureen. (2013)
“Biodegradation of pesticides using pseudomonas sp. “
ESDEV 2013. 5th International Conference, August 25-27. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, University Road,  Abbottabad, Pakistan.

15.    Imran, Hashmi., Sara, Qaiser., Syeda, Asma., M. Talal, Ali, Khan and Sidra, Abbas (2011)
“Assessing microbiological safety of drinking water: A case study of Islamabad, Pakistan”
World Water Day, PEC, Lahore.

16.    Sara, Qaiser.,Syeda, Asma., M. Talal, Ali, Khan and Imran, Hashmi (0000)
“Drinking water quality monitoring within a distribution network: F-8 and E-7 sectors of Islamabad”
Pakistan Engineering Congress, 71 Annual Session Proceedings.

17.    Hashmi, Imran (2005)
“Journalism for sustainable development : tools and techniques : roles and responsibilities”
Paper presented in, World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) workshop on Health and Environment 11-12 March, Islamabad.

18.    Khan, Moazzam Ali., Hany-e-Omme., Hashmi, Imran and Khan, M. Altaf. (2004)
“Water Conservation through recycling a case study: University Karachi Model”
Paper presented in Marine Environment, Resources, Pollution and Management. 20-21 February 2004.

19.    Hashmi, Imran, Aslam, M., Khan, Moazzam Ali and Khan,  M. Altaf (1999)
"Multivariate analysis on the efficiency of genetically engineered microorganisms in malathion degradation during activated sludge treatment system using principal component analysis".
Paper presented in sixth Islamic countries conference on statistical sciences and 12 all Pakistan statistical conference held in Lahore, July.
ISOSS Bulletin. July (10): 25. No. 038.

20.    Hashmi, Imran, Khan, Moazzam Ali and Khan, M. Altaf (1999)
"Microbiological degradation of an organophosphate pesticide (malathion) during activated sludge treatment".
Paper presented in 19th Pakistan Congress of Zoology held in National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Pakistan Agricultural research Council (PARC). Islamabad April 19-21.

21.    Hashmi, Imran, Khan, Moazzam Ali and Khan, M. Altaf  (1997)
“Variation in chemical oxygen demand during activated sludge treatment”
Presented in Pakistan Society of Microbiology (PSM) second International biennial  conference of Microbiology, 24-26 September, 1997.

22.    Khan, Moazzam Ali., Khan, M. Altaf and Hashmi, Imran (1997)
“The pollution profile of Karachi coastal area”
Presented in Pakistan Society of Microbiology (PSM) second International biennial conference of Microbiology, 24-26 September 1997.

23.    Rahmat R., Hashmi I.,Azhar A., Saeed A. and Parveen Z. I. (2010).
“Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay for Detection of E.coli O157:H7 in Drinking Water”
Presented at 10th Biennial conference of Pakistan Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PSBMB), Biomolecular Sciences in Development. KIBGE. dated 1-5 December.

24.    Sajida, Rasheed.,Imran Hashmi and Sara Qaiser. (2010).
"Prevalence of Escherichia coli within public drinking water supply in I-8 Sector, Islamabad, Pakistan".  Presented and paper published by Pakistan Engineering Congress (PEC) on, “World Water Day on 22nd March, 2010 entitled, Communicating Water Quality Challenges and Opportunities” at Lahore.

25.    Beenish, Saba.,Imran, Hashmi., Muhammad, Ali, Awan., Habib, Nasir and Sher, Jamal, Khan. (2010).
“Determination of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in agricultural and urban soils using soxhlet and direct ultrasonic techniques”. Presented and abstract published at International Science Conference on utilization of modern agriculture technology in changing environmental perspectives on 21-23 July 2010 held at University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Faculty of Agriculture Rawalakot. 

International

1.   Khush Bakht Andleeb & Imran Hashmi (2018)
Effects of Selective Meteorological Parameters on Water Quality of Wastewater Treatment Systems. Pakistan Journal of Meteorology Vol 14 (27)

2.  Amrah Qureshi, Imran Hashmi and Romana Khan (2017).
“Investigating Disinfection By-Products Formation Potential of Chlorine and Chloramine in Drinking Water”. 4th International Conference and Industrial Exhibition on Dairy Science Park, 1-5 November, 2017, Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey.

3. Khushbakht Andleeb and Imran Hashmi (2016).
“Reuse of Wastewater in Agriculture recovered from Wastewater treatment systems”. 4th International conference and industrial exhibition on dairy science park. 1-5 November, 2017. Selçuk University Konya, Turkey.

4. Hira Waheed and Imran Hashmi (2016). 
“Combine Effect of Physical and Biological based Antifouling Strategies in Lab Scale Membrane Bioreactor Treating Synthetic Wastewater“. The IIER International Conference, 28th-29th Nov., held at Jeju Island, South Korea.
5. Hira Waheed, Saimer Pervez, Imran Hashmi and Sher Jamal Khan (2015).
“Bacterial Quorum Quenching as an Effective Antifouling Strategy by Mineralizing Signal Molecules in a Lab Scale MBR. Presented at International Conference on Challenges in Environmental Sciences and Engineering, 28 Sep., 2nd Oct., held at Sydney, Australia.

6.    Waheed, H., Hashmi, I., Khan, S. J., Arshad, M., Nasir, H., (2015). 
Microbial population dynamics and profiling of quorum sensing agents in membrane bioreactor. 8th International Conference on Challenges in Environmental Sciences & Engineering, 28th Sep., to 2nd Oct., 2015 held at Sydney, Australia 

7.    Saira, Khalid. andImran, Hashmi. (2014)
“Biotreatment of chlorpyrifos in a bench scale  activated sludge bioreactor (ASBR) using Psychrobacter alimentariusT-14”
Paper presented in the 5th CESE Conference, International Conference on Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE). 12-16 October, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

8.    Arish, Naseem. andImran, Hashmi. (2014)
“Determination of organophosphate degradation potential of Pseudomonas sp.”
Paper presented in the 5th CESE Conference, International Conference on Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE). 12-16 October, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

9.    Amina, Khalid. and Imran, Hashmi. (2014)
“Acute and sub-acute toxicity of dichlorvos on Common carp (Cyprinus carpio)”
Paper presented in the 5th CESE Conference, International Conference on Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE). 12-16 October, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

10.    Muhammad, Arshad., Maryam, Siddiqa., Imran, Hashmi., Muhammad, Ali. Awan. and Muhammad, Arif. Ali. (2014)
“DNA damage assessments in blood samples from workers exposed to pesticides in industrial area”
Paper presented in the 5th CESE Conference, International Conference on Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE). 12-16 October, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

11.    Asma Saeed., Imran Hashmi.,  Hamid R. Habibi., Linlong Yu., Gopal Achari. (2014)
“Photocatalytic degradation of 2,4-D and transition of endocrine disruptive activity using transcriptome based bioassay in zebrafish embryos.” 
Conference proceedings of 5th International conference on Environmental Engineering & Applications (ICEEA), 4-5 July, 2014, Nottingham UK.

12.    Sajida Rasheed., Imran Hashmi., Qizhi Zhou., Jong,Kyu Kim., Luiza Campos. (2014)
Combating accidental microbial episode in a scaled-up distribution network (rig) using 
central composite design (CCD)
Conference proceedings of 5th International conference on Environmental Engineering & Applications (ICEEA), 4-5 July, 2014, Nottingham UK.

13.    Sahaab, Farooq. andImran, Hashmi (2013)
“Acetanilide herbicide degradation using indigenous soil microorganism”
Environmental Health Risk. 7th International Conference on the Impact of Environmental Factors on Health. 23-25 April, Budapest, Hungary.

14.    Sidra, Abbas.,Imran, Hashmi.,Ishtiaq, A. Qazi., Muhammad, Ali, Awan and Habib, Nasir. (2012)
“Monitoring of emerging drinking water disinfection by-products for microbial inactivation”. 
doi: 10.2495/UW120101. WIT Transactions on The Built Environment, vol 122. Urban Water.
1st International Conference on the Design, Construction, maintenance, Monitoring and Control of Urban Water Systems. 25-27 April, New Forest, UK.

15.    Sher, Jamal, Khan.,Fozia, Parween., Aman, Ahmad., Imran, Hashmi and Nick, Hankins. (2012)
“Performance Evaluation and bacterial characterization of membrane bioreactors”
The 5th CESE Conference, International Conference on Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering. 9-13 September, Melbourne, Australia.

16.    Hira, Waheed.,Imran, Hashmi., Sher, Jamal, Khan and Abdul, Khaliq, Naveed (2012)
“Molecular detection of the microbial community composition of a nitrifying-denitrifying activated sludge system” 
The 5th CESE Conference, International Conference on Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering. 9-13 September, Melbourne, Australia.

17.    Rizwana, Naureen and Imran, Hashmi (2012)
“Biodegradation of dichlorovos using indigenous soil microorganism”
The 5th CESE Conference, International Conference on Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering. 9-13 September, Melbourne, Australia.

18.    Jawairia, Imtiaz., Imran, Hashmi., Ishtiaq, A. Qazi and Muhammad, Arshad (2012)
“Development of PCR protocol for detection of Escherichia coli in drinking water”
11th International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Water Pollution. 10-12 July. New Forest, UK.

19.    Beenish, Saba.,Imran Hashmi., Muhammad Ali Awan., Habib Nasir and Sher Jamal Khan. (2010). 
“Toxic potential and concentration of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons from surface soils of refinery area in Pakistan”. CESE-2009. Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering, 26 September – 1 October 2010, SEBEL, Cairns, Australia.

20.    Jong, Guk. Kim.,Hashmi, Imran, Kyoung, Sim. Kim. andJin-Soo, Park. (2002)
“Analysis on ambient air for monitoring PAHs concentration near incineration facility of two industrial zones using cascade impactor”
Paper presented in, The 2nd International Conference on Combustion, Incineration/Pyrolysis and Emission Control (i-CIPEC)-New Technology for New Millennium- September 5-7, 2002. Cheju. South Korea.

21.    Jong, Guk. Kim., Chan, Hee. Won.,Hashmi, Imran, Kyoung, Sim. Kim.,Jin-Soo, Park. andByung. Joo. Song. (2002)
    "Monitoring the concentrations of POPs from two industrial estates (Sihwa and Banwol) of the Korea”
Paper presented in 22nd International Symposium on halogenated Environmental organic pollutants and persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Dioxin, 2002. Barcelona.

22.    Hashmi, Imran, Khan,  M. Altaf and Jong, Guk. Kim. (2001)
“Microbial degradation of an organophosphate (malathion) pesticide during activated sludge treatment”.
Paper presented in Journal of Korean Society of Environmental Engineers. Pohang Environmental University. 2-3. November, South Korea.

Invited National/International poster display at selected conference presentations

1.    Waheed, H., Pervez, S., Hashmi, I., Khan, S. J., (2015). 
Bacterial quorum quenching as an effective antifouling strategy by mineralizing signal molecules in a lab scale MBR. 8th International Conference on Challenges in Environmental Sciences & Engineering, 28th Sep., to 2nd Oct., 2015 held at Sydney, Australia

2.    Jamil Asma, Hashmi Imran and Habibi Hamid R. (2013). Assessment of Physicochemical and Microbiological Water Quality of Rawal Lake, Islamabad. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Prairie Northern Chapter (SETAC PNC) 4th Annual Conference-June 7- 8, at University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge AB, Canada. http://tinyurl.com/SETACPNC.                                                                     

3.    Asma Saeed, Imran Hashmi, SyedaRida-e-Zanib, IfrahImtiaz and WajehaTauqir. (2013).
FWR-07: Physiochemical analysis and bacterial community of Rawal Lake. ESDEV 2013. 5th International Conference, August 25-28, at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, University Road, Abbottabad, Pakistan. 

4.    Muntaha Habib, Imran Hashmi, AsifaMajeed and Ishtiaq. A. Qazi.  (2013)
FWR-09: Detection and Quantification of Escherichia Coli and Salmonella Typhimurium In Prototype Distribution Network, Using Real - Time PCR. ESDEV 2013. 5th International Conference, August 25-27. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, University Road, Abbottabad, Pakistan.

5.    Sidra-tul-Muntaha, Imran Hashmi and Ishtiaq A. Qazi. (2013)
FWR-10: Effect of chlorination on the removal of pathogens in a prototype distribution network. 
ESDEV 2013. 5th International Conference, August 25-27. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, University Road, 
Abbottabad, Pakistan.

6.    Sara Qaiser, Imran Hashmi and Ishtiaq A. Qazi (2013)FWR-17: Estimation of water quality and chlorination  by - products presence in drinking water in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. 
ESDEV 2013. 5th International Conference, August 25-27. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, University Road, Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Book chapter/Manuals/VDM publications

1.    Hashmi, Imran and Khan A. Dilshad. (2011). “Adverse Health Effects of Pesticides Exposure in Agricultural and Industrial Workers of Developing Country” Chapter 8. INTECH book titled, "Pesticides", pages. 155-178. ISBN 978-953-307-531-0.

2.    Sajida, Rasheed.,Imran, Hashmi. andShaukat, Farooq. (2010). Published by Vdm. Verlag. Amazon.com titled, “Optimization of chlorine dosages for drinking water disinfection” ISBN 978-3-639-30199-1.

3.    Asma Saeed., Shaukat, Farooq and Imran Hashmi. (2010). Published by VdmVerlag. Amazon.com titled, “Inactivation of Pathogens in Drinking Water using Ozone” ISBN 978-3-639-30433-6.

4.    Khan, M. Altaf; Khan, Moazzam. Ali and Hashmi, Imran (1997). Techniques in  Environmental Chemistry. Institute of Environmental Studies and Water Research Centre, University of Karachi (ISBN# 969-8358-00-5).

5.    Khan, M. Altaf; Khan, Moazzam. Ali and Hashmi, Imran (1996). Methods in Environmental Chemistry. Institute of Environmental Studies and Water Research Centre, University of Karachi.

Industrial/International Collaborations 

  • Dr. Luiza Campos, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Kim Jong Guk, Chonbuk National University, South Korea
  • Dr Christopher Quince, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Partial Sequences Published at GenBank of NCBI

(1)          Quorum Quenching Isolates: KR058824 - KR058845; KR058846 - KR058857
(2)          Drinking water: KU180424 - KU180442
(3)          Toulene degradation: KT583131 - KT583134
(4)          Phytoremediation plant: KT456534 - KT456543; KX262872 - KX262885
(5)          Influent and effluent of MBR: KT581975 - KT581978 ; KT445980 - KT44584
(6)          Pesticide degradation: KT013088 – KT013092 ; KT037096 ; KT013096 ; KT013087
(7)          Salmonella in chicken meat: KU978817 - KU978825