Department of Chemical & Energy Engineering

About Department of C&EE

Department of Chemical and Energy Engineering is offering an undergraduate degree program in the discipline of Chemical Engineering from fall 2020. The program provides an excellent opportunity for students to engage and interact with relevant industries and organizations. Our faculty enjoys sound international credentials of having participated in several cutting-edge research projects. The presence of state-of-the-art labs, ample learning resources, smart classrooms, and well-equipped lecture halls, make our environment all the more conducive to quality education of a very high order. The classrooms are virtually linked to facilitate lectures and seminars by foreign faculty. Through our integral collaboration with Management Centre Innsbruck (MCI), Austria, our selected will be able to spend their final year at MCI. After approval from the accreditation bodies of Pakistan and Partner University in Austria, they will be awarded dual degrees, one from PAF IAST Pakistan and the other from MCI Austria. We have plans to start in the future other programs at Bachelors, MS, and Ph.D. levels.

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Degree Programs Offered

We are proud to offer exciting and challenging degree programs, initially catering to only undergraduate students, followed by graduate (MS and PhD programs) in the near future.

Faculty of Mechanical, Chemical, Materials & Mining Engineering

Faculty of Mechanical, Chemical, Materials, and Mining Engineering (FCM3) is fully geared to launch career programs related to the chemical process industry, petrochemicals, oil and gas sector, fertilizers, renewable energy, high-performance materials, design, and manufacturing. Our faculty is committed to enhancing the development of human capital and achieving the goals of national prosperity through product commercialization, technology application, training, international collaboration, and community service. To meet technological challenges, students are encouraged to employ new techniques in their scientific work. All our efforts are synced to prepare graduates capable of embarking on their professional careers with sound leadership qualities, entrepreneurship skills and a deep sense of social responsibilities.

Smart Classrooms

PAF-IAST is the only smart campus in Pakistan with blanket Wi-Fi coverage and smart classroom solutions for its classrooms and lecture theatres. These smart facilities offer the most advanced Interactive Digital Board, AI-enabled Speaker’s tracking camera, Lecture Recorder, along with other ancillary equipment.

Besides jogging tracks, two large grounds are reserved for cricket and football. Apart from the indoor game facilities at each Academic block, badminton, volleyball courts also have been made available.

Fully furnished shared accommodation is available for resident students. Boarding facilities are exclusively meant for students hailing from remote cities. Boarding facilities include comfortable rooms, fully functional dining halls, anteroom, Wi-Fi facility, indoor games, vending machines and laundry.

The campus has a high standard library, well provided with course textbooks along, reference books, and a good number of necessary research journals for each area of specialization. The library complex also comprises a few cubicles with smart boards installed for research group discussions and presentations.

PAF-IAST Campus offers ample ancillary services to ensure a conducive academic and working environment for all. These facilities include automated vending machines to readily provide students at fair price snacks, beverages, essential commodities 24/7, especially during short breaks without having them rush to the cafeteria now and then. Considering the needs of students, faculty, and staff, multiple vending machines are being installed at various places across the campus. Gradually, these machines will be made compatible for integration with Smart Campus One Card Solution which PAF-IAST plans to deploy in the days ahead to promote cashless campus culture.

Lab Facilities

Our world-class facilities make PAF IAST one of Pakistan's best universities for research and study.

Inorganic and Organic Lab

The students will learn basic techniques of chemistry. The students will become familiar with basic skills, techniques and apparatus. The experiments related to spectroscopy, chromatography, organic chemical reactions, salt analysis, elemental analysis and catalysis will be demonstrated and conducted.

Equipment List:

  • UV/Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Abbes Refractometer
  • Oil bath
  • Melting Point Apparatus
  • Hot plate with magnetic stirrer
  • Analytical Electronic Balance (100g)
  • Analytical Electronic Balance (3000g)
  • Desiccator with Vacuum Pump
  • Rotary Evaporator Including Vacuum Pump
  • Furnace
  • Water Distillation Assembly
  • Bomb Calorimeter
  • Mechanical Shaker
  • Water bath 4 &6 holes
  • UV Lamp

Analytical & Physical Chemistry Lab

The analytical and physical chemistry lab offers students an introduction to physical and analytical chemistry techniques. The application of principles learned in class is reinforced by performing experiments in the lab. The students will be enlightened and educated to a broad range of basic analytical and other techniques used in chemistry and chemical engineering.

Equipment List:Equipment List:

  • Table Top Centrifuge
  • UV/Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Conductivity meter
  • Flame photometer
  • Hot plate with magnetic stirrer
  • Analytical Electronic Balance (100g)
  • Analytical Electronic Balance (3000g)
  • Glass viscometer
  • Ultrasonic Bath
  • PH Meter
  • Furnace
  • Autoclave
  • Water Distillation Assembly
  • Heating Mantle
  • Bomb Calorimeter
  • Water BATH
  • UV lamp
  • Melting point Apparatus
  • Dessicator with vacuum pump
  • Oven
  • Mechanical shaker
  • Abbes Refractrometer

Heat Transfer Lab

In chemical industries, various operations are assisted with heat addition and rejection by using a variety of heat exchangers and reactors whose performance is highly affected through heat transfer. Therefore, the heat transfer lab is designed to familiarize the students with the various modes of heat transfer by applying its fundamentals through equipment.

Equipment List:

  • Concentric Double Pipe Heat Exchanger
  • Heat Exchanger Service unit with DAQ
  • Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger
  • Radiation Heat Transfer Unit
  • Film & Dropwise Condensation Unit,
  • Flow Boiling Demonstration Unit Free and force convention unit Heat conduction Unit
  • Thermal conductivity apparatus
  • Plate and frame heat exchanger

Fluid Mechanics Lab

In fluid mechanics lab, fluids and their flow behaviors are studied and observed. Pressure variations are calculated through gauges for compressible fluids when they flow through convergent-divergent nozzles. Various theoretical demonstrations of different laws of fluid mechanics are checked through lab equipment.

Equipment List:

  • Flow Meter Trainer
  • Fluid Statics and Manometry Hydraulics Bench
  • Osborne- Reynold’s Demonstration unit
  • Multi-Pump Test Rig
  • Flexible Impeller Pump
  • Plunger Pump or Reciprocating Pump, Diaphragm Pump
  • Fixed and Fluidized Bed Equipment
  • Centrifugal Fan Demonstration Unit
  • Centrifugal Pump Demonstration Unit
  • Drag Coefficient Apparatus Bernoulli’s Theorem Apparatus
  • Free and Force Vortex Apparatus Fluid Friction Apparatus with Hydraulic Bench

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Lab

In the thermodynamics lab, equipment is related to the basic laws and applications of thermodynamics like boiler, refrigeration unit, Joule-Thomson apparatus, and Boyle`s law apparatus. This lab not only allows students to have a thorough understanding of these principles but also develops the basic requirement of a chemical engineer, i.e., to cope with the wide variety of problems such as calculation of heat and work requirement of physical and chemical processes.

Equipment List:

  • Expansion Process unit
  • Temperature Measurement & Calibration unit
  • Pressure Measurement & Calibration Unit
  • Saturation Pressure Unit
  • Recycle Loop
  • Mechanical Heat Pump
  • Solar Energy Demonstration Unit
  • Refrigeration Cycle Demonstration Unit with DAQ software
  • Single Cylinder Steam Engine
  • Mechanical Equivalent of Heat Apparatus
  • Laser Thermometers


This laboratory supports basic courses in machine tools and machining at the undergraduate level. The experiments to be performed in the laboratory are designed in such a way as to reinforce understanding of the basic principles and practical skills needed by students to visualize various phenomena encountered in different applications. The questions provided at the end of each experiment reinforce the students’ understanding, besides preparing them for viva-voce exams.

Equipment List:

  • Pillar drill
  • Cut Off Machine
  • Bench grinder
  • Milling Machine
  • Shaper Machine
  • Lathe Machine
  • CNC Machine
  • Tool Kit

Chemical Process Technology Lab

Chemical process technology lab provides hands-on experience for industrial/ semi-industrial equipment. CPT lab is mainly focused on process and plant design, scale-up, etc. The students will utilize diverse scientific concepts from different subjects in one assignment/project, for instance, analytical chemistry, thermodynamics, heat and mass balances, unit operations, kinetics, process control, uncertainty calculations, sampling techniques, safety, and environmental aspects.

Equipment List:

  • Various industry pilot plants
  • Furnace
  • oil bath
  • Mechanical Shaker
  • oven
  • conductivity meter
  • PH Meter

Computer Lab

The lab facility helps to design, simulate, and optimize different chemical engineering processes. ANSYS Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Software used to predict the impact of fluid flows under different conditions during operations. HyperChem is also used for building new molecules, predicting their molecular mechanics and dynamics. ASPEN Engineering Suite (AES) is extensively used for designing Chemical Process Industries, optimization of existing and new process industries, economic evaluations, and feasibility studies of process industries. There are 50 workstations at the simulation laboratory. 

Electrical Engineering Lab (Shared)

Electrical Engineering Lab aims to provide basic knowledge of electrical equipment and skills to undergraduate students through various experiments. This lab is focused on the fundamentals of circuit analysis, voltage, current, sources, and Ohm’s law to resolve complex electric circuits. Also gives the
PAF-IAST PROSPECTUS 2020 43 solutions for resistive circuits followed by complex elements, e.g., capacitors, inductors and operational amplifiers, circuits with DC sources, and circuits with sinusoidal sources

Labs in Procurement Phase

– Particle Technology Lab
– Separation Processes-I Lab
– Separation Processes-II Lab
– Fuels and Energy Engineering Lab
– Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab
– Instrumentation and Process Control Lab
– Environmental Engineering Lab

Why Study at PAF IAST?

Location and Ambience

PAF IAST is nestled in natural mountains that flank its campus from all sides, offering one even the ravishing view of snow-capped peaks of Nathiagali and natural winding trails. To its north-west is Tarbela Lake, a journey of only a few kilometers from the campus. Set in the middle of the campus is a natural lake, fed by the springs of surrounding mountains. The campus is just a 3-kilometer drive from the Hazara Motorway. The ideal setting equally conducive to academic activity and aesthetic sensibilities of the human eye is a serene island of its own kind, far from the chaos, congestion, and cacophony of metropolitan culture. The major cities like Islamabad, Abbottabad, are just an hour’s drive, while small towns like Wah, Hasanabadal, Taxila, and Swabi can be reached in just half an hour.

Technology Advancement and Foreign Partnership

This institute is an emerging center of excellences, with its own technology park. All faculty members hold PhD degrees in appropriate disciplines. By virtue of its wide array of facilities and the facilitation for its students to learn and benefit both from classroom teaching and faculty trained at premier Austrian universities/institutions, the institution is ideally cut out for imparting state-of–the-art engineering and allied education in Pakistan. The institute enjoys close linkages with top ranking universities in Austria and China. We have already concluded with them formal agreements regarding student and faculty exchange programs, provision of dual degrees in certain areas, and the training support from foreign faculty. cities like Islamabad, Abbottabad, are just an hour’s drive, while small towns like Wah, Hasanabadal, Taxila and Swabi can be reached in just half an hour.

Academia-Industry Relationship

There is a strong synergetic relationship between academia and industry which paves the way for job opportunities for students even in the midst of their studies. PAF IAST will serve as a welcome platform for the industry to share their requirements for a skilled workforce. This will enable the institute to incorporate their valuable inputs in practical vocational training and expose the students to industrial perspectives

On-Spot Industry Internship

It will be a mandatory requirement for every student to do an internship every semester in an appropriate industry. This will garner them practical experience related to their respective degree programs. To crown it all, Technology Park will afford them rare opportunities to apply themselves innovatively and become promising entrepreneurs.

Need and Merit-based Scholarships

Different types of local and foreign scholarship opportunities are available on need and merit base.

C&EE Faculty Members

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