The Federation of Pakistan
Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has awarded the 7th
FPCCI Achievement Award to NUST faculty member Mr Saheeb Ahmed Kayani, serving
as Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUST College of
Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (CEME). The award was presented to Mr
Kayani by the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi, at a
ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad, on July 25, 2019. The faculty
member has received the award in the category of Scientific and Industrial
Research for the indigenous development of fleshing and shaving blades used in
the leather goods manufacturing industry of Pakistan.
The intellectual and commercial
rights of these blades have been licensed to a national industry in 2018 by
NUST through signing of Pakistan’s first academia-industry IP licensing
agreement. The production of leather fleshing and shaving blades has commenced
and the blades are currently being used by different tanneries for leather
production for local and international markets.
In addition to these blades, NUST
has licenced 3 other technologies to the industry, thus contributing towards
the knowledge economy of Pakistan.