Applied and Analytical Chemistry

Dr. Abdur Rahman Khan

Designation: Professor
Email: khanar@cuiatd.edu.pk
Phone No. : +92-992-383591-6 Ext 314
Role: Faculty
Research Interests:

My main area of interest is the development of technologies for the treatment of water and wastewater. My expertise and emphasis are in biological treatment of wastewater. Beside this, I am working for the media development from indigenous materials for the removal of arsenic from potable water. I have developed several technologies for the treatment and recycling of industrial wastewaters

Academics/ Degrees

  • PhD School of Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, U.K 1991
  • Post Doc Department of Environmental Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Taegu, S. Korea 2001

Profile/Bio

PROFESSIONAL AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

Feb.2013 to Continued:          

July 2008 to January 2013:
Head of DepartmentChairman, Department of Chemistry, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan
Professor, Department of Chemistry COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad.
Dec. 2000 to July 2008 Principal Scientific Officer, PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Peshawar, Pakistan
Mar. 2001 to Feb. 2003 Assistant Professor Department of Environmental Engineering, Kyungpook National Univ., Taegu, Korea South  
Jan. 2000 to Feb. 2001 Post Doctoral Fellowship Department of Environmental Engineering, Kyungpook National Univ., Taegu, South Korea
Oct. 1991 – Nov. 2000 Senior Scientific Officer, PCSIR Laboratories, Peshawar, Pakistan
Dec. 1985 – Oct. 1991 Technical Officer PCSIR Laboratories, Peshawar, Pakistan
Dec. 1984 – July 1985 Assistant Research Officer Agriculture Research Institute, Tarnab, Peshawar, Pakistan.

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

July 2008 to continued Professor, Department of Chemistry, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Abbottabad, Pakistan. 
Dec. 2000 to June 2008 Principal Scientific Officer, Pakistan Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (PCSIR) Laboratories Complex, Peshawar, Pakistan.
March 2001 to Feb. 2003 Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Taegu, S. Korea.
Aug. 2003-July 2008 Co-Project Director of the ECNEC approved PSDP  project titled “PCSIR­–Industrial Linkage Programme –   Food, Textile, Materials Science, Pharmaceutical and Chemicals” of Rs. 1297.412 million from the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of Pakistan. A component of nearly Rs. 340 million allocated for PCSIR Peshawar was supervised.
2007-2008 Productive Scientist of Pakistan (SCI ID: 36)
2003 to 2004 Co-Project Director of PSDP project titled “Quality assessment survey of food items and drinking water of selected schools/teaching institutions of capital cities of Pakistan” of Rs. 20.2262 million from the  Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of Pakistan.
Since 1985       HEC approved Ph. D Supervisor for the subject "Wastewater treatment" under the Engineering discipline
2005–2006 Recipient of the Research Productivity Allowance.
Jan. 2000 – Feb. 2001 Post-doctoral fellowship award from the Government of South Korea under the Korean Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) Fellowship Programme
1987-1991       Recipient of the S&T Scholarship from the Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Science & Technology for higher studies (PhD) through an open competition
1993 Award of a shield by the NWFP Provincial Minister for   Environment and Urban Affairs in recognition of the  environmental studies conducted.
1994 Member of the task force constituted by the Chairman  Pakistan Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (PCSIR) Laboratories for the detoxification of industrial effluents.

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Associations/Memberships

2003- to date Member of the world-prestigious “International Water  Association (IWA)”

Awards/ Appreciations

1982-83
    PRESIDENT of the Chemical Society, Department of   Chemistry, the University of Peshawar