Peshawar, May 15, 2019 (PPI-OT): Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zahir Iqbal of the GIK Institute has won an international research grant of Rs. 2.6 million under a Pak-Saudi research project. The project, Carbon Materials and Composites for Electronic and Energy Applications, will look at the utilization of low cost nanomaterials for energy storage devices.
The funds awarded will be used to develop infrastructure and upgrade facilities for research in nanotechnology here at the Institute. Greater access to research labs at Majmaah University in Saudi Arabia will also be given to facilitate the collaborative research.
Dr. Iqbal was awarded the prestigious GIK Researcher of the Year Award for two consecutive years in 2016 and 2017. He is also a recipient of a research fund worth Rs. 8.32 million by the National Research Program for Universities (HEC). His research work in electronic devices, quantum devices, optoelectronics, spintronics, bio/chemical sensors, solar cells, supercapacitors, fuel cells, graphene and 2D material heterostructures technology has been valuable in advancing the scope of cutting-edge research in Pakistan
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