Dr. Qaisar Mahmood, Department of Environmental Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad has been conferred with Tamgha-I-Imtiaz.
President Asif Ali Zardari has conferred the Civil Award on Dr. Qaisar Mahmood for excellence in the field of Environmental Sciences on the 65th Independence Day of the country. The investiture ceremony will take place on the coming Pakistan Day on March 23, 2012.
Dr. Qaisar Mahmood has fifteen years of broad-based local and international academic and research experience in life sciences and environmental sciences in application of living process biochemistry for the environmental remediation of toxic metals, dyes, inorganic and organic pollutants. He has special experience in phytoremediation of toxic metals, dyes and anaerobic treatment of domestic and industrial wastewaters through processes like denitrification, Anammox and related nitrogen removal biotechnologies.
He has published more than 100 research papers in International impact factor journals with more than 300 citations. Moreover he supervised 2 PhD, 20 M.Phil and 15 M.Sc. students. He was awarded with Academic Roll of Honor by Forman Christian College Lahore (1994) for securing Second position in Punjab University M.Sc . Botany Examination. He was awarded with Best University Teacher Award by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan for year 2009. Moreover, he has received Research Productivity Allowance from Ministry of Science and Technology for 2010.
Heartfelt Congratulations to him from the CIIT Abbottabad’s family.